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Professional Development for Educators Courses

Courses available for professional development for current educators. Includes classes toward the Gifted Endorsement and elective coursework in ESL and Special Education.

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EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Tuesdays: 4:15 - 6:55 pm
Instructor: Susan Albaugh
CRN: 26864 (section: R02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only.
Description
This course focuses on curriculum adjustments, methods and techniques, as well as classroom organization necessary for teaching gifted and talented students. Emphasis is on curriculum in gifted programs within the context of school reform and restructuring. Topics include development of learner outcomes, selection of resources, and classroom management.

EDUC 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 27433 (section: R02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. Online.
Description
This course explores the concepts of Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity (GETDC), and examines their factors, measurement, and application to education. Topics include characteristics of creative individuals, barriers to creative productivity, strategies to increase creative and critical thinking, and teaching creativity in special populations of gifted learners.

EDUC 571U Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Mondays: 7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Nora Bryant
CRN: 27436 (section: R02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only.
Description
This course is designed to introduce teacher candidates to the variety of assessment and evaluation techniques and their specific purposes, including eligibility for students with disabilities, instructional decision making, and program improvement. This course explores the relationship among the general curriculum, formal and informal assessment results, and instruction for students with disabilities to support instructional planning, decision-making and self-reflection.

EDUC 598U Selected Topics: ST: Trauma Informed Care: Response Able Paths to Grow Youth
Course Offerings (1)
Saturday, January 20, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, January 27, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 10, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 27438 (section: R02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
The course examines the influence of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences on psycho-social growth and brain development. Through reflection and practice, participants will learn response abilities to help students develop resilience and flourish. The course emphasizes relationships, character strengths, executive functions, and culture as pathways to become an intentional practitioner who focuses on positive outcomes for all children.

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Graduate Education Program
Professional & Continuing Studies
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28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8427
spcs@richmond.edu