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Graduate Programs Council

December 14, 2005

Present: Faith Loven, Julia Ernst, Lynn Bye, Bob Lloyd, Jackie Millslagle.

Excused: Mary Ann Marchel

Guest: Beth Ruark, Director, Educator's Institute

Meeting called to order by Lynn.

Beth Ruark reviewed the summary of course proposals for the 2006 Educator's Institute. These are designed as professional development for classroom teachers. Jackie indicated that use in M.Ed. programs is limited to 3 credits maximum; committee chairs asked to discourage the use of these credits. Beth will use feedback and revise the proposal request to require educational objectives and a bibliography. Motion and second to approve all special topics for Educator's Institute. APPROVED. [summary follows these minutes]

Faith explained the background to the CSD request for a special topics titled, Central Auditory Processing, 1 credit. Motion and second to approve. APPROVED.

Item for future agenda: Required abstract for all final projects in collegiate graduate programs.

Meetings will be scheduled bi-weekly in spring semester.

Jackie Millslagle, recorder

Educator's Institute Course Overview

EDUC 5295 COURSES

Instructor

Course Name

Credits

Description

Focus

Dr. David McCarthy, UMD

Say Goodbye to film: Discover the World of Digital Images

.5

Incorporate digital images into power point, web pages, iMovie,  PhotoShow for K-12 classroom applications

Technology

Dr. David McCarthy, UMD

Advanced and Non Traditional Uses of Microsoft Powerpoint

.5

Build independent study assignments using PowerPoint for  K-12 classroom students.

Technology

Helen Mongan Rallis Ph.D. UMD and

Kathryn Mongan Rallis M.A., UMD

Digital Storytelling in K-12 Classrooms

1

Engage students in the writing process by creating digital documentaries.

Technology

Dr. Justin Rubin, UMD

Audio Recording, Editing and Analysis for Educators

1

Using ProTools in audio applications for educational purposes.

Technology

Trudie Hughes, Ph.D., UMD

Teacher Training in Early Detection of Mental Health Disorders

1

Licensure renewal requirements that focus on key warning signs of mental illness in children and adolescents.

SPED for General Educators

Jill Pring, B.S.

Carlton Schools*

Assessing the Needs of Learners with EBD in General Education

.5

Inclusion of EBD students in general education classrooms.

SPED for General Educators

Andrea Lorek Strauss M.S.Ed.* Wolf Center

Teaching About Controversial Issues

.5

Use controversial issues to build critical thinking skills in K-12 classrooms

Social Studies

Andrew Slade, M.A. (former UMD faculty)*

North Shore Social Studies Content and Integration

.5

Lake Superior geography, culture and history for K-12 educators. Presented at Sugarloaf Cove.

Social Studies

Andrew Slade, M.A. (former UMD faculty)*

North Shore Science Content and Integration

.5

Integration of geology and ecology into K-12 curriculum. Presented at Sugarloaf Cove.

Science

Mike Gabler, M.Ed., UMD and Jay Sandal, M.S. FDL

Ecosystems Exploration at Chester Creek

1

Use nature journals to explore ecology of local area.

Science

Mike Gabler M.Ed., UMD

Scientific Illustration for Teachers

1

Learn how to create descriptive illustrations for students to understand science concepts.

Science

Andrea Lorek Strauss M.S.Ed.* Wolf Center

Gray Wolves, Gray Matter, A Wolf Workshop for Educators

1

Knowledge of wolves and the sociopolitical issues surrounding their management.

Science and Social Studies

Kim Riordan, Instructor, UMD

Educational Leadership: Reframing Organizations

1

Online course for effective leadership to appropriately intervene management challenges.

Organizational  Leadership

Kevin Strauss M.S.Ed.,*

Introduction to Storytelling

1

Learn how to effectively use storytelling in your classroom.

Language Arts

Kevin Strauss M.S.Ed.,*

Storytelling/Story Writing- A Verbal Approach to Writing

1

Use techniques that use storytelling to enhance writing skills.

Language Arts

SPED 5795 Courses

Instructor

Course Name

Credits

Description

Focus

Jill Pring, B.S.

Carlton Schools*

Helping General Educators Make Sense of Special Education Administration

.5

General educators will  analyze Evaluation Reports and Individual Education Plans

Special Education Adminstration

Jill Pring, B.S.

Carlton Schools*

Writing Practical Functional Behavior Assessments

.5

Understanding the FBA process and the role each team member plays

Intervention Plans

Trudie Hughes, Ph.D., UMD

Kansas Learning Strategies Instruction

1

Learning strategies that will improve student's ability to organize, understand and remember critical information.

Special Education Teaching and Learning

ELED 5695 COURSES

Instructor

Course Name

Credits

Description

Focus

Dona Prusak, Instructor UMD

Differentiating Classroom Instruction for Learning Challenged Students

.5

WebCT class exploring progressive approaches to instruction for different learning styles.

ElEd Instruction

Dona Prusak, Instructor UMD

Best Practice Classroom Behavior Management Strategies

1

WebCT class will look at classroom management strategies that are based on mutual respect.

ElEd Classroom Management

Jill Pring, B.S.

Carlton Schools*

Teaching Social Skills in the Elementary Classroom

.5

Tips and techniques for setting up an effective social skill program.

ElEd Social Skill Curriculum

ECH 5993 COURSES

Instructor

Course Name

Credits

Description

Focus

Kim Riordan, Instructor, UMD

Foundations of Parenting in Modern Society

2

Licensure standards for Teachers of Parent and Family Education.

Parenting

Kim Riordan, Instructor, UMD

Teaching Parent Education

3

Planning, presenting and evaluating educational programs for parents.

Parenting Education

Mary Ann Marchel, Ph.D., UMD

The Role of Infant Massage in the Bonding and Attachment Relationship

.5

Explore infant theory and massage techniques.

Infants

EHS 5595 COURSES

Instructor

Course Name

Credits

Description

Focus

LaDona Tornabene, PhD., UMD

Motivation Mania! A Fun Based Theoretical Approach to Outrageous Goal Setting and Achievement

.5

Exploring the mind/body connection through concept mapping, visualization and other tools. Based on theory and research.

Life Goals

Ben Wolfe, M.Ed., Grief Counselor, St Mary's Medical Center*

Helping Children and Teens Cope with Death: What Can Teachers, Counselors and Schools Do?

.5

Understand practical strategies regarding children and adolescent understanding of death and grieving.

Grief Counseling

Dianne Wilgen, Executive Director of CONTACT (Hotline for Crisis Intervention)*

Listen Closely-What You Don't Hear May Hurt Me.

.5

Identify risk factors for diverse populations and identify resources.

Suicide Intervention

EDSE 5495 COURSES

Instructor

Course Name

Credits

Description

Focus

William Gibson, Professor Emeritus UMD

Teaching Student Writers

1

Develop criteria for guiding student writers.

Language Arts

Kristi Sutton Ongala M.A. and Carol Helland B.A. Mesabi Range Technical College*

Rubrics: Strengthening the Link Between Feedback and Learning

1

Interactive workshop to use feedback as an essential learning tool

Assessment

Lisa Vogelsang, Ph.D. CSS*

Teen Issues: Sexual Orientation-Empowering Educators to Save Lives

1

Understanding the importance of support after the realization of sexual orientation during the teen years

GLBT Issues

Lisa Vogelsang, Ph.D. CSS*

Stress Management for Secondary Students

1

Help students manage stress and focus concentration.

Stress Management

Chris Bacigalupo, Technology Coordinator, Harbor City International School*

Blogging, Vlogging and Podcasting-Using the Internet to create a Dynamic Classroom Experience

1

Experience the latest content creation tools available on the internet.

Technology

Ruth Kvisto, B.S. + 30 M.Ed., Harbor City International School*

Geometer's Sketchpad as a Visual Representation of Key High School Math Concepts

.5

 Ideas and examples for using the software for pre-algebra to calculus.

Math

UMD Mini Educator's Institute (August)

 A Collaboration with Mesabi Range Community and Technical College

EDUC 5295 COURSES

Instructor

Course Name

Credits

Description

Focus

Luan Gentilini, M.A., Hibbing High School

Developing Art while Teaching a Multi Subject Curriculum

1

Strategies and skills to develop art across the curriculum.

 Art

Jane Gilness, M.Ed. and Donna Walls M.S.

Keep ‘Em Laughing and Engaged in Learning

1

Motivational aspects of humor and its impact on school climate.

Classroom Management

Rose Antilla, M.Ed., Mesabi East Schools

Service Learning:An Educational Approach to Improve Academic and Social/Emotional Learning

1

Service learning models to enhance student success.

Service Learning

Ann Mershon

Teaching Writing Using the Six Traits

1

Hands on learning for each trait and teaching ideas.

Language Arts

Carmen Seppa, M.Ed. Mesabi Range Community College

Critical Thinking Skills in Reading and Writing

1

Overview of critical thinking skills.

Language Arts

Judith Blykert Ed.D. and Mary Ellen Weller M.A. Mesabi Range Community College

How to Bring a Second Culture into Your Classroom

1

K-12 educators will develop  skills  to bring authentic second culture materials into a classroom.

Social Studies

Lisa Kvas, M.S. Mesabi Range Community College

Intro to E-Learning Communities

1

Online course to explore the roles of online learners and instructors.

Technology