Opportunity for Summer Courses

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Please register for this class by June 1st…
or notify Ed Brazee at ed.brazee@umit.maine.edu if interested.

Summer 2011, ONLINE COURSE IN MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION
University of Maine
EDC 524—Curriculum and Organization of the Middle School & JHS 

A thorough exploration of the educational program for young adolescents, including growth and development issues, curriculum planning processes, curriculum development in various subject areas and across subjects, technology integration, and organizational issues. Online computer use required. Computers are available at centers statewide and at sites by appointment. This course uses the academic platform Moodle. Students should have access to SKYPE (an open source program) and the capability to connect via Skype audio with instructor and other students. (A web cam is not required although it would be useful.) CR 3. Edward N. Brazee

EDC 524 (Section 0990)—Curriculum and Organization of the Middle School/Junior High School

INSTRUCTOR: Ed Brazee  ed.brazee@umit.maine.edu

DESCRIPTION: This course provides students with an understanding of
• the history, development, and future direction of successful middle level education
• the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual characteristics & needs of  young adolescents
• effective curriculum, instruction, & assessment for young adolescents, and
• structures that best support students’ needs, curriculum, and instruction.

This is a practical course for anyone currently teaching at the middle level; appropriate too for teams of teachers from a school who would like to learn more about middle level education, and; high school teachers who want to learn more about the transition between middle and high schools. Course projects will allow students to focus on their classrooms and schools.

Special note: Since this is an online course, we will use various Web 2.0 tools to access information, collaborate, and consider topics under study. In addition to Moodle, we will also use Skype, blogs, VoiceThread, podcasting, wikis, and more. This is an excellent chance to pursue answers to vexing questions about middle level education, review current research and best practices, and learn how this applies to your classroom and school,
while using the technology tools you use with your students.

DATES: June 20 – July 15, 2011

REQUIREMENTS: This course uses the academic platform Moodle; students should have access to Skype and the capability to connect via Skype audio with instructor and other students. (A web cam is not required although it would be useful.)

TO REGISTER:
If you are already in a program, check with your advisor and sign up on MaineStreet.
If you are not in a program, you can still take a class.  Information and form available:
http://www.umaine.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents/nondegreeinfo

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