Illinois College is offering a one credit hour professional development/elective course on hearing loss in a school setting this summer and a course on enacting science and engineering practices in the classroom during the fall semester.
The courses are designed for in-service teachers who are looking to continue their education, as well as an elective course for Illinois College Master of Arts in Education students. The ED 605 Hearing Loss in a School Setting will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 12, 16, 19, 23 and 24. The ED 603 Enacting Science and Engineering Practices in the K-12 Classroom will meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on September 11 and 25, October 9 and 23, and December 11.
A course costs $200 plus books as needed for teachers wanting to earn Continuing Professional Development Units and $400 plus books as needed for those teachers looking to earn graduate credit.
The ED 605 course this summer provides a background in issues related to hearing loss in an educational setting, both from the perspective of students with hearing loss and their parents, and from that of parents with hearing loss.
“The course is designed to give teachers some tools and insight to be able to work with individuals from the hearing loss or deaf communities,” Todd Oberg, director of the Teacher Preparation Program, said. “Any teacher who works with or has worked with someone from these communities could benefit from the course.”
This fall, the ED 603 course will address issues around designing and implementing inquiry-based science teaching. “This is geared toward science teachers and those teachers who teach science as part of their teaching curriculum,” Oberg said. “Particularly, it is geared toward teachers looking at implementing or learning how to implement the Science and Engineering portion of the Next Generation Science Standards which is the equivalent of the Common Core Standards for math and English.”
For more information on the professional development courses contact Oberg at 217-245-3430 or at firstname.lastname@example.org