Online Professional Development Courses
1 Graduate Credit | 22.5 PDPs | $190 - Bridgewater State University is excited to offer teachers and school personnel one-credit online graduate courses for professional development. Offered through our Off-Campus Programs office, the purpose of these courses is to provide teachers with convenient coursework based on current, best-practice research and real-life classroom applications.
Flexible, Affordable & Relevant!
Online: The entire course will be held 100% online with quick technical support that is only a click away.
Affordable: For $190 per one graduate credit, these courses provide quality, effective professional development in convenient format.
Relevant Topics: Utilizing the skills of Bridgewater's vast network of highly trained education professionals, relevant professional development is brought seamlessly to your doorstep.
Courses run from March 4-March 29
Assuring ELL Students SWRL (Speak, Write, Read & Listen) Everyday
Content and language are acquired simultaneously but must be supported and developed appropriately. This course will provide strategies for increasing all domains of language across any content area. Learn to increasing academic language for English Language Learners through practicing SWRL everyday.
This course will introduce participants to World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA). An introduction to Standards and Assessment of English language learners will be the focus. Participants will have a deeper understanding of what it means for Massachusetts to be part of this consortium and how to support both content and language development for English language learners.
The Flipped Classroom
Many variations of the Flipped Class, or Reverse Instruction are applied in classrooms today. New tools available allow teachers to record lectures or instructional notes during class time, ready for students to watch as needed. Students may watch short lectures at home affording teachers more time to guide learning, and assess understandings in their face-to-face class. During this course, participants will investigate this concept, share resources and tools, management strategies, and create an instructional screencast in support of teaching and learning.
Project-Learning in the Digital Age
During this one-credit course, participants will study Project Based Learning concepts and design elements. Millennium learners require an understanding of core content knowledge and 21st century themes to be college and work ready. Through shared investigations of real world issues, young students define and identify possible solutions or strategies using content skills, traditional and digital resources along with web interactive applications. Educators guide students through this inquiry-based model to find answers and share new understandings. Participants will use PBL elements and research as they create an outline for their own instructional use.
Disguising the Lecture
There are times, (no matter how much we try to avoid it) when there is no choice but to resort to an old-fashioned lecture to present material. If only there were simple strategies to involve technology such as presentation or multi-media to help make it less lecture-like, but without having to go to the opposite extreme creating lengthy, detailed videos and presentations (falling into the PowerPoint hole) or having to become experts in various technologies.
*Please note: These courses are designed for professional development purposes and are not always permitted to transfer into a degree program. Students looking to transfer coursework into a graduate degree program should consult their appropriate faculty program coordinator.
Last Modified: October 26, 2012