AWAKENING GENIUS IN THE CLASSROOM
NO. OF CREDITS:
1 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = .66 credits]
|WA CLOCK HRS:
Mary Ann Johnson
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), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.
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
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ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #1: Introductions.
Assignment #2: Original Premises.
Assignment #3: The Romance Stage of Learning.
Assignment #4: 12 Qualities of Genius.
Assignment #5: Classroom Environment.
Describe the classroom environment in which these 12 qualities of genius are likely to be encouraged?
Assignment #6: Theoretical Foundations.
Assignment #7: The Role of Home.
Assignment #8: Standardized Testing Effects.
What are the effects of standardized testing on the expression of genius in both teachers and students?
Assignment #9: The Role of the School.
Assignment #10: Author’s View.
What is the view of the author for balancing the priority of the curriculum, textbooks and standardized testing with the priority of cultivation of the genius of every student?
Assignment #11: The Role of the Popular Media.
Assignment #12: Awaken Genius.
Assignment #13: Indicators of Geniality.
List the indicators of a genial classroom.
Assignment #14: COURSE FORUM.
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 do not have a classroom available to you, please contact the instructor for course modifications. Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #15: Lesson Development.
Assignment #16: (500 Level ONLY)
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #17: (Required for 400 and 500 Level)
SELF REFLECTION & INTEGRATION PAPER
(Please do not write this paper until you've completed all of your other assignments)
Write a 350-500 word Integration Paper answering these 5 questions:
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:
Mary Ann Johnson, M.Ed Adm. has worked with students of all levels, from alternative high school to gifted classes. She has also been a junior high vice principal and is now working with teachers for continuing education in classes, distance learning and building leadership groups. She is a teacher emeritus who has led seminars for educators which focus on developing a quality learner environment for students and for teachers. Her courses are research-based and resonate with user-friendly and energizing content.
AWAKENING GENIUS IN THE CLASSROOM