STEAMing Book Studies and Self-Paced Graduate Credits


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Brandman University’s STEAMing Book Studies and Self-Paced Courses can be taken anytime, anywhere based on your schedule.  While you may do this alone or with a group of your colleagues, it is an opportunity for you to study in-depth in an area of your passion!

 STEAMing Book Studies for Individuals and Small Groups

MPj03900830000[1]EDDU 9363 – Teaching for a Whole New Mind:  21st Century Learning !

The conceptual age requires 21st century skills that will be the focus of this graduate professional development book study.  We will look at A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink and work together on ways to integrate his ideas into our lives and teaching.  The six (6) Attributes of the Conceptual Age are Design, Story, Symphony, Empathy, Play, and Meaning.

CB025268EDDU 9381 – Motivation and Student Engagement

Autonomy, Mastery, Choice, Mindset, and Purpose:  Five concepts students will understand and apply in a hands-on learning environment as key factors to intrinsic motivation and student engagement.  Students will analyze “The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” (Pink, Drive cover) will adapt their teaching techniques to apply strategies in their classrooms and lives.  Many of these come from the corporate world and will broaden the students’ knowledge base, allowing for coll

How to register and complete these book studies:

  1. Read the description and request the syllabi by emailing or texting or 724-413-6001.
  2. If you decide to take the book study, register by emailing your name, phone number, and email address to or texting Franny at 724-413-6001.
  3. If you decide to take the course, complete the requirements in the syllabus and log.  The instructor is available for coaching whenever you request it.
  4. When you are finished, email your work to  Mail your check for $895, payable to Learnerslink, to Learnerslink, 321 Lorlita Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15241.
  5. Your registration information and grade will be send to you via a Brandman University email link. This usually take two weeks.
  6. Enjoy the creativity and freedom that this course fosters.  Connections to curricula and instruction is applauded by many teachers!

For more information email or text 724-413-6001.

Text required:  A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink

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Self-Paced Graduate Course – EDDU 9365 –  Connecting Instruction and the Learner – REGISTER TODAY

We will look at Danielson’s Domains of Effective Teaching, current research and best practices designed to promote success in the classroom. You will then focus on one instructional strategy that might improve instruction or curriculum in your classroom. An instructional improvement plan will be set up, implemented and assessed.

For the syllabus or information email or text 724-413-6001.

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Self-Paced Graduate Course – EDDU 9364 Improving Curriculum and Instruction – REGISTER TODAY

We will learn effective strategies that improve student achievement.  You will research a specific topic in depth and apply what you learn to improve curriculum or instruction in your classroom. As you learn and apply the strategies and techniques, you will keep a detailed time log which will include what you read, how you used it, and your reflection about the effectiveness these new strategies or techniques. You will also have the opportunity to develop and share/publish a final project to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate what you have learned.

For the syllabus or information email or text 724-413-6001.

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*About Brandman Credits: Brandman University is the part of Chapman University System committed to Working Professionals. Brandman University graduate-level extension courses are designed to serve the needs of those requiring professional upgrading and to enable teachers and administrators to meet requirements for salary increment steps and for re-certification. Individuals desiring to include this course in a Master’s Degree program offered at another institution should secure the approval of that institution divider

Brandman University Rises Again in National Rankings

Brandman University Rises Again in National Rankings – Climbs to 11th in the West in U.S. News & World Report, and Selected Again as One of The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges ORANGE, Calif., Sept. 1, 2005.

Chapman University is one of the nation’s best colleges, according to new listings released by both U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Chapman climbed to 11th – the highest ranking in the school’s history – among 123 master’s-level universities in the 15-state Western region in U.S. News’ 2006 rankings of the best colleges in America. Over the past decade, Chapman has risen from 21st to 11th in the prestigious U.S. News rankings, which are based on various indicators of academic quality, including student selectivity, freshman retention, graduation rate, financial resources, alumni giving and academic reputation. Significantly, in the area of student selectivity, Chapman has risen from 30th a decade ago to 3rd in the 2006 listings. U.S. News also lists Chapman 15th in the West among its 2006 picks for best-value universities offering master’s programs. The Princeton Review’s Best 361 Colleges 2006 again listed Chapman University as one of the very select institutions chosen for the guidebook.

Last year, Chapman made its debut on the Princeton Review list, which selects only the top 15 percent of the colleges and universities in America. To make its selections, The Princeton Review relies on data and opinions it collects from students, parents, faculty and administrators about academic programs and other offerings. The Princeton Review’s college ranking lists are based on surveys of more than 110,000 students at the schools in the book who rate their own schools and report on their campus experiences. About Chapman, students commented that the professors are “highly intelligent, passionate, inspiring, and genuinely interested in each and every person,” and that the university’s “global citizenship” emphasis ensures that students interact in substantive ways with their community and the world.

“Inclusion in these respected ratings is very gratifying, because it is evidence that the shared vision of our faculty, administration, staff and supporters is becoming a reality,” said James L. Doti, Chapman president. “The rankings support our commitment to personalized education, and also point to our progress in enhancing the campus itself, with the new Leatherby Libraries and the Oliphant Hall music building among four new buildings opened last year.” Doti also cited the establishment of 44 endowed chairs and professorships at Chapman since 1993. “Endowed chairs, the highest honor we can bestow on faculty, enable us to recruit and retain educators with exemplary credentials in teaching and research, who by their distinguished scholarship help propel our academic programs to national prominence.” Doti added that another key indicator of success is the fact that the SAT scores of incoming freshmen have risen each year for the past 14 years, with combined scores now standing at an average of 1205.

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Motivating Workshops

Student-Tested, Student-Centered, Energizing, Hands On, Research Based