Summer Professional Development for Teachers

Summer Professional Development for Teachers
June 15–August 3, 2020

UW-La Crosse Extended Learning invites you to join John Weiland for an exploratory learning opportunity designed to facilitate educators' personal and professional growth. Both opportunities address Wisconsin Educator Standards 1–10 and are delivered via online instruction to allow you to explore, reflect and learn at your own pace. 

Option 1:

EDS 500, Section 700
Awareness and Creativity
3 Graduate Credits

Syllabus
Registration & admission application

Option 2:

EDS 500, Section 701
Movement and Health
3 Graduate Credits

Syllabus
Registration & admission application

EDS 500, Section 700: Awareness and Creativity
3 Graduate Credits

This course is designed for educators who are looking to explore the different aspects of awareness and creativity in their personal and professions environments. During this course you will question, explore, and reflect upon personal and professional aspects of curiosity, noticing, and mental awareness while exploring avenues of creativity and being part of and contributing to a community of learners in an online setting. Experience the options of challenging yourself to explore activities that may nudge you out of your comfort zone, participate in personal and group reflections, and journaling for insight and personal introspection. 

Participants will gain deeper experiences while participating in being creative, exploring surroundings, being mindful, meditating, hiking, and other related activities (individually dependent) while being led by an enthusiastic and certified instructor. Moreover, this experience is grounded in the needs of the learner connected to awareness and creativity. Individualized assessments will be made to meet the needs of the group and individual. Therefore, you will explore topics related to personal, professional, individual and group interests and needs.

The student learning outcomes associated with this course align with the 16 Habits of Mind and the Experiential Learning Cycle.

Student Learning Outcomes Associated with EDS 500, Section 700

 On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify and summarize the 16 Habits of Mind.
  • Identify and Summarize the Tenets of the Experiential Learning Cycle.
  • Demonstrate, analyze and assess foundational models of curiosity and creativity related to self and work.
  • Apply and generalize models and experiences to relevant and situational settings.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to utilize new or innovative materials and technologies related to creativity and awareness for classroom use.
  • Utilize self-reflection in oral and written work.
  • Plan, develop, and implement goals and action steps for a creative project of self-choosing
  • Demonstrate the importance of how to plan differentiated instruction and assessments related to creativity by utilizing Universal Design for Learning or Understanding by Design template as a framework.

Wisconsin Educator Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

EDS 500, Section 701: Movement and Health
3 Graduate Credits

This course is designed for educators with a sense of exploration and fun who are looking to explore the aspects of physical movement and health connected to the body, mind, spirit and joy in a natural and front country setting.  During this course you will further explore and reflect upon personal and professional aspects of movement and being part of and contributing to a community of learners in an online setting. Experience the options of exploring and challenging yourself to participate in activities that may be out of your comfort zone, participating in reflection, journaling and personal introspection. 

Participants will gain deeper experiences while participating in movement, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, hiking, exploration and other related activities (learner dependent) while being led by an enthusiastic and motivated instructor. Moreover, this field experience is grounded in the needs of the learner connected to physical movement and daily assessments will be made to meet the needs of the group and individual. Therefore, you will explore topics of growth related to personal, professional, and individual interest.

The student learning outcomes associated with this course align with the seven dimensions of wellness and are intentionally interwoven throughout the assigned activities.

Student Learning Outcomes Associated with EDS 500, Section 701

 On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify and summarize aspects of movement, experiential learning and their connections to wellness.
  • Demonstrate, analyze and assess foundational models of human movement related to self.
  • Apply and generalize models and experiences to relevant and situational settings.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to utilize new or innovative materials and technologies related to wellness for classroom use.
  • Articulate the different roles and responsibilities of teachers related to wellness at a variety of levels in different learning environments and gain further understanding of the structure of school systems and their role within the community.
  • Demonstrate skills and attitudes that support a reflective approach to professional practice; productive relations with students; and collaborative relations with peers, guardians, administrators, and other school personnel.
  • Utilize self-reflection in oral and written work.
  • Demonstrate the importance of and how to plan differentiated instruction and assessments related to wellness using Universal Design for Learning or Understanding by Design as a framework.

Wisconsin Educator Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10