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Engage Individually with Literature to Make a Positive Change in the Classroom
After completing the corresponding R.E.A.D. Part I Series course, launch a critical dialogue using The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History with other related writings and/or videos from the field of education that you will individually research. Engage within a professional learning community, promoting continuous improvement and professional development. Build on the ideas and perspectives of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, pursuing avenues of further research and action to improve education.
This course allows you to engage individually with literature to make a positive change in the classroom. It is one of many in the University of San Diego’s R.E.A.D. Part I and Part II Series that allows you to complete your reading and assignments at your own pace and when it is convenient for you!
- Relate literature to the context of education
- Influence professional educators to embrace best practices in promoting learning
- Reflect on opportunities to promote positive change in education
- Internalize the lessons from intellectual engagement with literature
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
- Use online research skills to locate relevant content articles and/or videos (many tips are provided)
- Create a professional development presentation for other educators
- Develop a personal implementation plan which will bring about positive change
Steps to Completion:
- Upon receipt of enrollment and payment confirmation by email, detailed course instructions will be available under My Courses in your account at http://PCE.sandiego.edu.
- Upon completion of all assignments, you will submit an electronic file of your completed work by uploading it to the course under My Courses in your account at http://PCE.sandiego.edu.
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (K-12), administrators, early-childhood educators, museum personnel, community college level instructors, and other educators who are interested in earning professional growth in a variety of subjects, through the powerful activity of reading.
Course Materials: Access to the same book from the prerequisite course. Internet access is required.