Professional Development Graduate Courses
Elizabeth Forward School District will be hosting the 2018 Pittsburgh FAB Institute June 18-21, 2018! The focus will be elementary and secondary maker programs, and the theme of the institute will be “design challenges.”
Pittsburgh’s Fab Institute offers professional development graduate courses with Franny McAleer, Instructor at Learner’s Link and Brandman University (www.learnerslink.com). This collaboration will provide opportunities to be immersed in innovative teaching practices, the maker culture, design thinking, and digital learning. These three-credit courses are designed to provide opportunities to learn, tinker, collaborate, and apply the strategies presented at the FAB Institute to your school and classroom. One, two, three, or all four courses may be completed based on your interests, needs and time requirements.
Being flexible to your needs, the instructor will submit grades to Brandman University on the following dates: June 29, 2018, August 17, 2018, December 14, 2018, March 22, 2019, and May 31, 2019. These courses may be used to meet permanent certification requirements, professional upgrading and to enable teachers and administrators to progress upward on the district’s salary schedule. Individuals desiring to include this course in a Master’s or Doctoral Degree program offered at another institution should secure the approval of that institution first.
- Tuition is $695.00 for each 3 graduate professional development course.
- Syllabi available from Franny McAleer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-413-6001.
- Transcript will be issued from Brandman University.
- Information or questions, email Franny at email@example.com, or text 724-413-6001.
- Registration deadline is June 12, 2018.
- Register by emailing or texting, your name, address, school district, email address, cell number, course EDDU number(s) and title(s) by June 12, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-413-6001.
Pittsburgh FAB Institute Professional Development Graduate Course(s) Registration
Email to Franny McAleer, email@example.com or text to 724-413-6001.
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7. Make check payable to Learner’s Link and bring to the Pittsburgh FAB Institute on June 18, 2018 for a meeting with Franny McAleer, Instructor, Learner’s Link and Brandman University.
Pittsburgh FAB Institute in Collaboration with
Learner’s Link – Brandman University Offers Professional Development Graduate Course(s)
1.EDDU 9367 – Creative and Critical Thinking, Design, and Making
The Pittsburgh FAB Institute provides opportunities for learning and tinkering with innovative teaching practices, the maker culture, and design thinking. In this course participants will use innovative practices as they use the maker culture processes of researching, tinkering, designing, analyzing, inquiring, sketching, and reflecting. Participants will also explore design thinking and design challenges.
2. EDDU 9811: Effective Instructional Strategies in MAKER Programs
The Pittsburgh FAB Institute provides opportunities for understanding and using innovative teaching practices. In this course participants will learn and understand in a hands-on, collaborative learning environment how to successfully implement innovative teaching practices that focus on creativity, inquiry, innovation and making. Students will then focus on five teaching practices that might improve learning in their classrooms. An instructional improvement plan will be set up, implemented, and assessed.
3. EDDU 9365 – Connecting Instruction and the Learner in Your MAKER Program
The Pittsburgh FAB Institute provides opportunities to understand innovative teaching practices, the maker culture, design thinking and digital learning. In this course participants will learn and understand how to improve, or develop, MAKER programs in a hands-on, collaborative learning environment. Field visitations and interviews are encouraged. You will improve, or design, a MAKER program. An action plan, including reflection, will be set up, implemented, and assessed.
4. EDDU 9364 – Improving Curriculum and Instruction in your MAKER Program
The Pittsburgh FAB Institute provides opportunities to understand and tinker with innovative teaching practices, the maker culture, design thinking, and digital learning. In this course students will research MAKER programs in depth, including field visitations and interviews, and apply what you learn to create or improve your MAKER program. You will also have the opportunity to develop and share/publish a final project including a reflection to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate what you have accomplished.
Post Pittsburgh FAB Institute Book Studies – May be completed any time!
EDDU 9363 – Teaching for a Whole New Mind: 21st Century Learning (Book study, 2018-2019)
The conceptual age requires 21st century skills that will be the focus of this graduate class. We will look at A Whole New Mind … Right Brainers Will Rule, by Daniel Pink and work together on ways to integrate his ideas into our teaching. The six (6) Attributes of the Conceptual Age are Design, Story, Symphony, Empathy, Play, and Meaning.
EDDU 9381 – Motivating and Engaging Your Students (Book study, 2018-2019)
Mindset, Autonomy, Mastery, Choice, and Purpose, five key factors key to intrinsic motivation and student engagement. Students will research the theories of: (1) Dr. William Glasser, The Quality School, (2) Dr. Carol Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, and (3) Daniel Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Students will reflect, apply, and design a plan to put appropriate strategies into action.
The course requirements may be modified to meet your specific interests and needs. Franny McAleer will meet with you to personalize the course requirements. Please request this option via email or text to Franny McAleer prior to June 18, 2018.
*Brandman University is the part of Chapman University System committed to Working Professionals. Brandman University graduate-level professional development 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, permanent and re-certification. Individuals desiring to include this course in a Master’s or Doctoral Degree program offered at another institution should secure the approval of that institution first.
For information email Franny at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call the instructor at 724-413-6001