Families as Partners (prev #: EDU-508ZC)

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2 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Convenient, Self-Paced Professional Growth Opportunity for Teachers

Explore the idea of schools as communities and theoretical models of family-school relations. Participants will develop tools to increase and enhance communications with parents and plan strategies for increasing parent involvement. Teachers will reflect on their practice to enhance their professional development.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grades K-12) interested in the latest research about the art and practice of teaching.

Course Materials: No textbook requirement

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Course Date Units Price
EDU-X777 – 012 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $307

Families as Partners (prev #: EDU-508ZC)

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
2
$307
Online Self-Paced
Mishelle Scragg

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What You Will Learn

  • Identify the needs of parents, students and schools
  • Identify theoretical models of family-school relations
  • Explain ways to communicate effectively with parents throughout the school year
  • Describe strategies that promote parent involvement

Instructors

Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Why USD?

The Professional and Continuing Education program nurtures key partnerships on the local, national, and international level. The goal is to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers and help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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