Increase Student Engagement with Well-Crafted Curriculum

Course Available
6 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Create or Revise New Curriculum with this Convenient Online Course

This course will allow you to design new curriculum or revise existing curriculum, with the goal of motivating learners. Participants’ coursework plans can include the introduction of new materials, textbook adoptions, designing new lessons, implementing new resources, revising current curriculum or implementing a new strategy that will help the teacher-student connection, classroom management, new district requirements or any goal or project at your school. After instructor approval of the coursework plan, participants will receive instructor feedback as they move through the course.  Complete the course with our Online Self-Paced format.*  Work at your own pace within set dates and submit assignments throughout the course to receive instructor feedback as you work toward a culminating project of a portfolio that details all of your planning and preparation.

Online Self-Paced courses are a perfect blend of accessibility, convenience and flexibility for you to control your learning pace. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and final project. Grades are based on assignments and completed projects. Final project is due on or before the last date of the schedule. Transcript completion date will reflect the date final project is submitted.  

*This course is a 6-unit course. Work at your own pace within the set time frame and receive instructor feedback after each submitted assignment. You will create a coursework plan and work toward a culminating project and portfolio that details your planning and preparation.

Steps to Enroll:

Enrollment for this 6-unit course is available now through December 5, 2022. Participation for the course can begin as early as September 6 to allow for maximum time to complete coursework.

Final submission deadline for all assignments is on or before January 31, 2023.

Course Details

Number of Units:  6.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators interested in planning customized curriculum to implement in the upcoming semester or school year.

Course Format: Online Self-Paced* to be completed within the dates of September 6, 2022 - January 31, 2023 (6 check-ins plus final project)

*This course is Online Self-Paced within set dates. This allows accessibility, convenience and flexibility for you to control your learning pace, while giving a deadline date goal. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your submissions and final project. Grades are based on Gallery submissions and your final project. You have until January 31, 2023 to complete the course. Transcript completion date will reflect the date final project is submitted.

Course Materials: None

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Course Date Units Price
EDU-X764P6 – 001 Start Anytime 6 $689

Increase Student Engagement with Well-Crafted Curriculum

Start Anytime
6
$689
Online Self-Paced
Marisa Thompson

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

What You Will Learn

  • Create curriculum to increase student engagement and provide improvements in the classroom
  • Build or revise lesson plans with instructor feedback that will generate greater student participation
  • Design new projects, lessons, materials while integrating any new standards
  • Prepare for the next semester or school year in advance

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?

PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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Courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that allows you to structure your education to suit your schedule while keeping you on pace toward achieving your educational.

Online Self-Paced

Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into three or seven learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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