NO. OF CREDITS:
3 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 2.00 credits]
|WA CLOCK HRS:
PENNSYLVANIA ACT 48:
This course is open to teachers Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Academic Camp/Workshop of their choosing throughout the year. Some examples of these camps and/or workshops are Math Camp, Science Camp, Language Arts Camp, PLC Workshop, Instructional Workshop, TAH Workshop, Gilder- Lehrman Workshop, NEH Workshop, etc. There are many National and local Academic camps/workshops available to teachers that focus on various aspects related to the development of their particular subject matter and/or discipline.
Often these Academic Camps/Workshops have Professional Scholars lecturing on particular topics related to their discipline. Participants can attend these lecture sessions and earn three (3) Continuing Education Quarter Credits or 30 Washington Clock Hours, Oregon PDUs, Pennsylvania ACT 48 Hours, Continuing Education Unit Hours, or ACT 48 for attending an Academic Camp/Workshop of their choice.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), Washington State Clock Hours, Oregon PDUs, or Pennsylvania ACT 48 Hours. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours, Oregon PDUs, and Pennsylvania ACT 48 Hours.
UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.
AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head, or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
Choose one text from the following list.
None. All reading is online.
Text cost depends on the book you choose.
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignment #1: Goals & Motivation.
Contact the instructor before or after registration at Ericlow11@hotmail.com or 360.219.7986 in regard to the Academic Camp/Workshop that you will be attending.
Write a 1-2 page description of your goals and motivation and email the instructor.
Send to instructor: Ericlow11@hotmail.com. Subject line to read ‘Academic Camp #2 - Assignment #1 2023’.
Assignment #2: Camp/Workshop Details
Provide the instructor with the specific details of the camp/workshop. Send 1-2 pages to the instructor.
Be sure to include the following details: location, dates, and times of the camp/workshop, activities you chose, and why.
Send it to the instructor: Ericlow11@hotmail.com. Subject line to read ‘Academic Camp #2 - Assignment #2 2023’.
Assignment #3: Camp/Workshop Reflection
Send to instructor: Ericlow11@hotmail.com. Subject line to read ‘Academic Camp #2 - Assignment #3 - 2023’.
Assignment #4: Camp/Workshop Commentary
Choose and read one (1) of the following books.
Write a 3-4 page commentary relating the material to what you learned at Academic Camp, already knew, or another perspective valuable to your teaching.
Send to instructor: Ericlow11@hotmail.com. Subject line to read ‘Academic Camp #2 - Assignment #4 - 2023’.
Assignment #5: Camp/Workshop - 5 Options
Complete two (2) of the five following options:
Send to instructor: Ericlow11@hotmail.com. Subject line to read ‘Academic Camp #2 - Assignment #5 - 2023'.
ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
B. LEARNING APPLICATION
In this section you will apply your learning to your professional situation. This course assumes that most participants are classroom teachers who have access to students. If you are not teaching in a classroom, please contact the instructor for course modifications. If you are a classroom teacher and start or need to complete this course during the summer, please try to apply your ideas when possible with youth from your neighborhood, at a local public library or parks department facility, (they will often be glad to sponsor community-based learning), or with students in another teacher’s summer classroom in session.
Assignment #6: Lesson Plan
Complete one (1) of the following options:
Send to instructor: Ericlow11@hotmail.com. Subject line to read ‘Academic Camp #2 - Assignment #6-A - 2023’.
Use this option if you do not have a classroom available.
Assignment #7: PowerPoint Presentation.
Design a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation describing what you have learned from this course that you could present to your coaching staff, athletic director, parents, or at a sports camp.
Send to instructor: Ericlow11@hotmail.com. Subject line to read ‘Academic Camp #2 - Assignment #7 - 2023'.
Assignment #8: (500 Level ONLY)
Complete one (1) of the following Options
Interview three (3) other teachers and summarize their perspectives on philosophy, motivation, and leadership through this subject for developing today’s students. Then reflect on your findings from the work in this class versus that of the teachers you have interviewed in 2-3 pages.
Send to instructor: Ericlow11@hotmail.com. Subject line to read ‘Academic Camp #2 - Assignment #8-A - 2023’.
Develop an alternative assignment with the instructor’s prior approval.
Send to instructor: Ericlow11@hotmail.com. Subject line to read ‘Academic Camp #2 - Assignment #8-B - 2023’.
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #9: (Required for Clock Hrs, PDUs, CEUs, Act 48, 400 and 500 level)
SELF REFLECTION & INTEGRATION PAPER
(Please do not write this paper until you've completed all of your other assignments)
Send to your instructor at their email address. Subject line to read "(put course name here) Integration Paper"
INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS ON YOUR WORK:
Please indicate by email to the instructor if you would like to receive comments on your assignments.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:
Eric Low, M.A. has been a teacher and coach in the state of Washington since 1992. He has lived, taught, and studied in Southwest Washington since 1995. Eric has a Master’s degree in history from Eastern Washington University with an emphasis in America’s West and has been an active researcher of Washington State history for 20+ years. Eric currently teaches history at Winlock High School and serves as a Lead Teacher for ESD 112s “Constitutional Connections” American History grant, a 3 year program that has worked to utilize and develop Social Studies Common Core and CBAs in the classroom.
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