Explore your community by visiting a specific place (actually or virtually) to acquire new knowledge and resources to enhance your teaching. This course allows K-14 educators to purposely discover the richness of their region’s resources and turn those findings into valuable teaching enhancements. Promote the real world, community connection with students. It can also be taken in preparation to an upcoming field trip with the class or in preparation for a guest presenter. This course also encourages the concept of lifelong learning via exploration and self-motivation. This course requires either creating a new lesson plan or augmenting a current one that combines your newfound knowledge and/or materials. Local museums, nearby regional or state parks, a local recycling plant, local businesses, a community garden, and cultural learning centers are just a few ideas that can help maximize learning opportunities for you and your students. Discover what is in your own backyard that will bring value to your teaching! This course can be taken multiple times by choosing a subsequent course number each time, and a different location to visit for each course.
Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (K-14) who want to incorporate community resources into their teaching to enhance student learning and motivate lifelong learning.
Required Materials: Course instructions will be available to you in your student account upon enrollment. Any travel expenses and/or entry fees are the responsibility of the student.
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