CEC 012 – Virtual Academy
This course is designed to teach instructors how to create and facilitate online courses for law enforcement personnel. This course includes classroom instruction and practical instruction using the computers in class and from remote locations. Topics to be covered include the theory of online instruction, how to design the shell for WebCT and how to populate the WebCT shell with instructional materials which demonstrate the importance of each team member and offer suggestions on how to become a better team contributor.
1. identify the pedagogical objects achieved through online teaching;
2. demonstrate how to develop a WebCT (shell) template for an Online course;
3. discuss the theory behind the Online instruction and how it relates to the use of WebCT;
4. demonstrate how various information such as film clips, Online resources, PowerPoint, and other resources can be used in Online instruction; and
5. demonstrate how to use WebCT as a student and as an instructor.
CEC 013 – Teaching Math in Grades 4-6
This course provides instruction on improving math instruction in the classroom for grades 4-6. Topics to be covered include: types of learners, effective math vocabulary, using models and real-world applications, problem-solving strategies, and student assessment techniques.
1. identify a student¿s learning style/type,
2. list ways to effective teach math vocabulary,
3. use models and real-world applications for math instruction,
4. create classroom exercises featuring problem-solving strategies, and
5. develop several different student assessment tools.
CEC 019 – Survival Kit For New Teachers
Become familiar with the strategies and exercises to develop classroom management skills if you are a first-year classroom instructor. Topics to be covered include creating a proper classroom environment, writing lesson plans, differentiated learning activities, developing rules for and maintaining classroom behavior, and grading and assessment techniques.
1. list factors necessary to create a proper classroom environment;
2. write full and condensed lesson plans;
3. use interest centers, cubing, and tiering to differentiate instruction;
4. establish rules for classroom behavior; and
5. create effective tools for learning assessment.
CEC 020 – Integrating Technology in the Classroom
Learn to integrate technology into classroom-based lessons. Topics include designing a teacher presentation station, using blogs to supplement reading instruction, integrating wikis into writing instruction, creating lessons with software programs and using technology to work with special needs students. Intended for K-12 instructors.
1. design and create a teacher presentation station;
2. demonstrate the ability to incorporate keyboarding and word processing into classroom lessons;
3. demonstrate the ability to create a blog to use with reading instruction;
4. demonstrate the ability to develop a class wiki to supplement writing instruction;
5. use Excel, Word, and PowerPoint in lesson planning and presentation; and
6. demonstrate the ability to list several teaching techniques using technology to instruct special needs students.
CEC 021 – Maryland Driving Instructor Enhancement
Enhance existing skills and knowledge. Acquire tips and techniques to incorporate into the Maryland state mandated novice driver training program. Topics include targeting key issues faced when teaching classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons and identifying and working with different learning styles. Intended for current driving instructors.
1. identify learning styles to meet learner characteristics,
2. develop lesson plans,
3. communicate with parents and encourage parental involvement,
4. demonstrate the ability to enhance the student¿s classroom experience, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of the advancements in vehicle technology.
CEC 022 – GUIDED READ:DIFFERENTIATED CR
Enhance existing skills and knowledge. Acquire tips and techniques to incorporate into the Maryland state mandated novice driver training program. Topics include targeting key issues faced when teaching classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons and identifying and working with different learning styles. This course is intended for current driving instructors.
1. evaluate learning profiles with several assessment techniques,
2. organize and instruct students in flexible groups,
3. list factors to consider in choosing texts,
4. use tiers to instruct students on different levels, and
5. design independent reading projects.
CEC 023 – GUIDED READING AND WRITING
This course is designed to enable the student, who is a teacher, to learn how to use guided reading techniques to improve student performance in both reading and writing skills. Topics to be covered include common reading issues, assessing reading and writing skills, overview of guided reading, poetry, research papers, and developing individual student writing style.
1. list common reading problems faced by students,
2. assess student competencies in reading and writing,
3. discuss techniques to improve student performance with poetry and research papers, and
4. demonstrate the ability to teach students how to develop an individual writing style.
CEC 024 – Microsoft Powerpoint in the Classroom
Gain strategies to incorporate use of Microsoft PowerPoint software in classroom activities. Classroom instructors will cover types of PowerPoint presentations, using graphic and media files, interactive presentations, notes and handouts, and uploading PowerPoint presentations to the internet.
1. list different types of PowerPoint presentations,
2. create slides with graphic and media files,
3. develop an interactive presentation,
4. use notes and handouts to supplement classroom presentations, and
5. demonstrate how to upload a presentation to the Internet.
CEC 025 – Online Teaching: Advanced Online Teaching
Discover how to plan, develop, and teach on online course. Learn how to create online audio lectures with slide shows. Use self-quizzes and other learning exercises to enhance learning. The course price may include textbook.
1. differentiate between online and classroom learning environments,
2. utilize online learning models to develop a course outline,
3. prepare online lesson plans, and
4. manage student learning in an online classroom setting.
CEC 026 – Online Teaching: Designing Online Instruction
Learn about the online instructional environment and plan an online course. Understand the phases of design and development for online classes, and identify resources and design guidelines to follow. Review the latest information on copyright issues, assessment, and evaluation.
1. list design and development phases for an online class;
2. create a development plan for an online course;
3. identify resources and design guidelines for online courses; and
4. discuss copyright, assessment, and evaluation issues as they relate to online learning.
CEC 027 – Online Teaching: Building Online Communities in Cyberspace
Find out how to create student interaction and build a learning communityn for the online classroom. Examine online instruction issues including diagloue as inquiry, negotiating discussion guidelines, and intergroup collaboration.
1. differentiate between online and classroom learning environments,
2. describe procedures to create an online learning environment,
3. use transformative learning techniques to encourage student self-reflection, and
4. create a plan to foster group collaboration in an online classroom.
CEC 028 – Online Teaching: Building Online Communities in Cyberspace
Discover the elements of creating and managing an online course, including course design, instructional techniques, encouraging interaction, and evalution methods. You will work towards a continuing education certificate in Online Teaching from the Learning Resources Network (LERN), a nationally-recognized leader in continuing education programming. It consists of three courses, "Advanced Teaching Online," "Designing Online Instruction," and "Building Online Communities in Cyberspace."
1. differentiate between online and classroom learning environments;
2. utilize online learning models to develop a course outline;
3. use transformative learning techniques to encourage student self-reflection;
4. create a plan to foster group collaboration in an online classroom;
5. list design and development phases for an online class; and
6. discuss copyright, assessment, and evaluation issues as they relate to online learning.
CEC 029 – Practical Ideas for the Adult ESL/EFL Classroom
Gain an overview of ways to improve adult ESL/EFL instruction methods, as well as providing numerous activities that aid in enhanced student learning. Designed for ESL and EFL , topics include formulation of a positive learning in the classroom, development of student-motivating teaching methods, usage of confidence-building classroom activities, and demonstration of improved instruction in the development of language usage outside the classroom.
1. formulate mechanisms for encouraging a positive learning classroom environment;
2. develop individualized teaching methods that motivate student-learning;
3. apply usage of many classroom activities that build listening, speaking, reading, and writing confidence in students; and
4. demonstrate improved instruction that assists students in establishing strong language-usage skills outside the classroom.
CEC 030 – Praxis I Preparation
Prepare to pass the Praxis I Test with a review essential reading, writing, and math skills. Designed for prospective teachers of primary and secondary education, topics include recalling test-taking strategies, solving simple and algebraic math problems, writing timed essays, and practicing on a full-length version of the test.
1. recall helpful test-taking strategies to improve test-taking ability,
2. solve various mathematical problems from simple math to algebra necessary for test mastery,
3. write essays within the allotted time that result in the desired test score, and
4. practice taking the test using a full-length practice version in all three areas.
CEC 031 – Creating K-12 Learning Materials
This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to self-publish books, manuals, activity kits, and manipulatives. Topics to be covered include types of instructional aids, print-on-demand technologies, reverse engineering as a program development tool, video instructional products, and marketing a product.
1. describe the potential of the print-on-demand technology for educators,
2. develop a product through the use of reverse engineering,
3. list three types of instructional videos, and
4. write a marketing plan for an educational product.
CEC 032 – Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons
This course is designed to enable the student, who is a pre-school teacher, to learn techniques that maximize instruction time to meet the needs of pre-school-aged students, while maintaining student attention. Topics to be covered include outlining of a lesson plan template suitable for individual class adaptation needs; identifying original and inspiring lesson plan ideas that help maintain pre-school student interest; discussion of over one hundred class activities in areas such as art, literacy, motor skills, science, and music; and development of practical skills for students in the classroom.
1. outline a lesson plan template suitable for individual class adaptation needs;
2. identify original and inspiring lesson plan ideas that help maintain pre-school student interest;
3. discuss over one hundred class activities in areas such as art, literacy, motor skills, science, and music; and
4. develop practical skills for students in the classroom.
CEC 033 – Training the Travel Trainer
Learn how to teach safe and effective public transportation-based travel to students with disabilities. This course teaches you the key components of travel training so that you can teach students to travel safely and effectively using public transportation.
1. teach a group of students to use a bus, train, or subway schedule;
2. demonstrate and explain transportation safety for or to a group of students with disabilities;
3. demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively guide a small group of students through travel on a bus, train, or subway; and
4. identify the key components of a successful travel training module for a student with a disability.
CEC 034 – Teaching ESL/EFL Grammar
This course is designed to enable the student to learn skills needed in relaying essential English grammar topics for ESL and EFL instructors, while also providing insight into improved instructional methodology. Topics to be covered include contrasting instruction of grammar patterns with grammar rules, discussion of the three dimensions of grammar, development of guidelines for the creation of student personalized activities, and identification of ways of giving students useful feedback.
1. contrast instruction of grammar patterns with grammar rules,
2. discuss the three dimensions of grammar,
3. develop guidelines for the creation of student-personalized activities, and
4. identify ways of giving students useful feedback.
CEC 035 – Empowering Students with Disabilities
This course is designed to enable the student, who is a grade school classroom educator, to learn skills needed in the successful instruction and classroom management of students with disabilities. Topics to be covered include examination of a wide variety of disabilities ranging from autism to cerebral palsy; assessment of common disabilities and their affects on classroom behavior and learning; recollection of numerous tips for fostering the reading, writing, and math skills of students with special needs; and discussion of techniques for helping special needs-learners behave appropriately and with civility in the classroom, as well as to make friends with other classmates.
1. discuss a wide variety of disabilities, ranging from autism to cerebral palsy, in addressing special needs in the classroom;
2. assess common disabilities and their affects on classroom behavior and learning;
3. recall numerous tips for fostering the reading, writing, and math skills of students with special needs; and
4. discuss techniques for helping special needs learners behave appropriately and with civility in the classroom, as well as to make friends with other classmates.
CEC 036 – Teaching Adult Learners
This course is designed to enable the student to learn skills needed in instructing adult students and in managing the adult student classroom. Topics to be covered include a discussion of the unique needs, motivations, and course expectations of adult students; contrast of high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech educational tools to capture and maintain student attention; effective tests; teaching good study skills, and management of a classroom for students with disabilities.
1. discuss the unique needs, motivations, and course expectations of adult students;
2. contrast high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech educational tools that can be used in capturing and maintaining student attention;
3. create effective tests and teach adult students good study skills; and
4. manage an accessible and enjoyable classroom for students with disabilities.