NO. OF CREDITS:
3 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 2.00 credits]
|WA CLOCK HRS:
Uncover insider information to support your role as a top-notch substitute teacher, one who is in demand by administrators, teachers and of course, students. Whether just starting out or a veteran, you will tap into whimsical ways, helpful hints, and proven practices to use on any subbing assignment. Investigate effective strategies and collect carefully chosen activities and ideas that activate learning. By the conclusion of this course you will be able to enjoy and manage any K-12 class, in any situation, with the confidence and polished sureness of a master teacher.
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
None. All reading is online.
Material costs will depend on the book you select from the Bibliography OR one of your own choosing which addresses substitute- teaching strengths and issues.
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignment #1: Spaces Called Home
Assignment #2: Setting the Stage & the Curtain Call
Assignment #3: Collecting on Site.
Assignment #4: Stocking Your Suitcase.
Assignment #5: Rigorous Reconnaissance.
Assignment #6: Best Practice Techniques
As a basis for creating a well-managed learning environment, read about and review best practice teaching tricks, anecdotal tales and downright disasters of the substitute teaching trade. Go to Amazon. In the search box type Substitute Teaching. Choose three (3) Look Inside books to review on these topics.
Create an Annotated Bibliography of three (3)books.
For each book reviewed add your personal recommendation featuring your favorite tip for subs.
Submit both the Annotated Bibliography and your tip recommendations. ( I may ask permission from you to share a tip with other course participants by adding your book review to the Bibliography!)
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject to read ‘Substitute #6.’
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 #7: A Day As A Sub
Try out a strategy, technique or protocol from the text you chose in Assignment #1. Reflect on the results of your trial.
In a 1-2 page report, describe the strategy/technique/protocol, analyze the outcomes and document your new learning with specifics.
Send to instructor: email@example.com, Subject to read ‘Substitute #7.’
Assignment #8: Visitation & Observation
Visit and observe a classroom either online or in person, where another substitute teacher is teaching. Afterwards discuss with a focus on anything of interest: for example, tricks of the trade, management styles and routines, new adaptations, failures, successes, empathic communication, entry & exit routines, .
In a 1-2 page paper summarize your curious conversation and any new learning that enriches your substitute-teaching repertoire.
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject to read ‘Substitute #8.’
Assignment #9: Lesson Development.
Send to instructor: email@example.com, Subject to read ‘Substitute #9A.’
Assignment #B: Use this option if you do not have a classroom available. (SEND lesson and summary to Instructor)
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject to read ‘Substitute #9B.’
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:
Julie Bora, M.S.T. B.S. Biology/Pharmacology * M.S.T. Elementary Education - Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grades 1- 6 .
As a practitioner of light touch supervision, I promote an artistic spirit, one that grabs from experiences, suggestions, observations, questions, relationships, the ones that fit you most.
An artistic spirit will guide you to do the thing your own way while listening to your intuition, your creative force, and sometimes with a nudge and support from someone else.
So go ahead, choose an adventure that commands your thoughts and liberates your energy.
Are you ready to try something new, now? Come on, jump in and let the magic happen.
SUBSTITUTE’S SUITCASE: For Online, Hybrid or Brick & Mortar Classrooms!