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Cultivate Community, Create Powerful Connections and Academic Success
This course will highlight the importance of creating a community within the classroom. Teachers and students collaborate to create a social contract that will form a classroom community that will foster growth and well-being. In a classroom with a strong sense of community, research has shown that students exhibit academic, social, and emotional growth. Implementing a classroom community in a student's educational career has shown to be successful in a range of K-12 classrooms, including: under-performing, high ELL population and low socio-economic.
This course can be taken individually or as part of either the Professional Teachers Program Series or the Beginning Teachers Series.
- Understand different methods of creating a Classroom Community
- Recognize the advantages of building a Classroom Community
- Analyze the ways in which parent/family outreach can be beneficial in a Community Classroom
- Design an implementation map to incorporate a Classroom Community in your learning environment
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators who want to create a classroom community to aide in student success. Anytime is the time to start creating this learning environment.
- Elementary School Teachers
- Secondary Teachers
- Instructional Coaches
- Curriculum Coordinators
- Literacy Coaches
- Response to Intervention Teams
- Newcomer Teachers
- School Administrative Teams