NO. OF CREDITS:
3 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 2.00 credits]
|WA CLOCK HRS:
Mary Ann Johnson
As a teacher, there are so many different things you have to keep track of and organize.
Do you feel a bit overwhelmed? Would you like to be more organized?
Have you ever had a student who did his or her homework, but just couldn’t find it?
Would you like to know more about helping disorganized students?
Would you like to know about more online resources that can help you organize classroom volunteers, documents, pictures and other online resources?
In this class you will learn about your personal organizational style and how to reach your goals. You will learn three effective strategies that can be used to organize your desk, your classroom, your filing cabinet and even your workspaces at home. You will learn how to use online resources so you can work smarter, not harder. You will also learn how to help disorganized students and families.
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
Organizing from the Inside Out. It is available new for $10.20 and used for $1.
Used text cost at Amazon.com starts at about $1
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignment #1: Background Profile.
Assignment #2: Read Chapters 1-3.
Assignment #3: Read Chapter 4.
Assignment #4: Read Chapter 5.
Assignment #5: Websites.
Assignment #6: Read Chapter 6.
Assignment #7: Read Chapter 22.
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 #8: Observations/Reflection.
Assignment #9: Lesson Development.
Send to MaryAJohnson-Advisor@comcast.net. Subject line to read ‘Organizing #9-B.’
Option C) (Use this option if you do not have a classroom available.)
Write a well-developed letter with personal examples of how you made use of the substance of the book.
(You don't have to send it to the author, but post it for your answer online.)
Send to MaryAJohnson-Advisor@comcast.net. Subject line to read ‘Organizing #9-C.’
Assignment #10: (500 Level ONLY)
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #11: (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)
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:
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.
ORGANIZING FROM THE INSIDE OUT