Sharing Cultural Experience for the DoDDS Student

Course Available
2 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Educators Only

Teachers will present an informational lesson about the country that he or she visited. In the Action Plan the teacher will outline objectives and goals. The use of photos and video is encouraged. Depending on the level of the class, teachers will create an art project or a short paper that would demonstrate the level of understanding of the student. The goal of the presentation is to share a country, culture, art and architecture with students who will most likely not visit this destination. The presentation will give the student a better understanding of the city or country presented.

  • Participate in the day tours during the visit to each city or site
  • Read assigned material and Informational Packet. Refer to this material during your tour and discussion/lecture meetings. Attend lecture during the tour
  • Create an Action Plan for presentation to students
  • Present a one-hour lesson
  • Submit an After Action Plan

Course Details

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

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA teachers.

Course Format:  Independent Study with Travel

Location:  Varies

Note: If you have taken this Course previously, please confirm with your receiving institution that you can enroll in a new Section of the same Course number. If not, please enroll in EDC-X755S: Sharing Cultural Experience for the DoDDS Student II instead.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X779H – 011 01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024 2 $158

Sharing Cultural Experience for the DoDDS Student

01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
Credit Validation
Katie Meyer

Course Dates: OPEN for enrollment for course participation during January 1 – December 31, 2024

Instructor: Katie Meyer

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation courses after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: December 31, 2024 (11:59pm PST)

What You Will Learn

  • Experience visiting a country or city
  • Understand a specific country and culture of the country
  • Develop a one-hour lesson using video or photos taken in the country
  • Sharing the culture and point out commonalities and differences from our culture


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The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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The course made me think outside my usual cultural box and enabled me to better communicate with students about the Baltic countries.