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SUMMER 2017


BIOL 58010 Teaching Evolution

3 Credits Fees: $1043.55 (In-State), $1537.14 (Out-of-State/Distance)
Course Dates: July 17 - August 4, 2017
Deadline to Apply to the Graduate School: June 20, 2017
Deadline to Register: July 14, 2017
Course Delivery Method: Online

Class Schedule: July 17- Aug 4, 2017 (exact schedule to be confirmed, but is expected to include 10-11:30 am EDT WebEx Meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays).

Evolution is one of the most important and most widely misunderstood concepts in science. Teaching Evolution is an online course to help you deepen your understanding of evolutionary concepts, develop instructional strategies, and address obstacles in the teaching of evolution.

Instructional Materials:
1. Zimmer, Carl. Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, 2001. ISBN 0060199067.
Because of the great illustrations, the Hardcover is much better than the Kindle Edition or the paperback textbook). The cost is usually under $10 online for a hardcover book, or $10.23 for the Kindle version without illustrations.
2. Interactive Web: http://bilbo.bio.purdue.edu/~npelaez/evolution © 2001 Teaching Evolution: Online Course for Teachers is a co-production of WGBH/NOVA Science Unit and Clear Blue Sky Productions, Inc.

In addition to the textbook reading and problem set assignments, you will complete eight interactive online course sessions that cover rigorous evolutionary content (sessions 1-5); methodologies for teaching evolution in technology-rich classrooms (sessions 6-7); and strategies for dealing with the controversy that sometimes arises in teaching evolution (session 8). Each session uses a variety of multimedia resources to explore different facets of evolution and teaching. The course draws on the PBS Evolution broadcast series, primary data sources, interactive Web activities, streaming videos illustrating concepts and instructional strategies, and a digital Evolution library.

Class meetings: Online discussion meetings will be scheduled at a time of mutual convenience for everyone to meet for face-to-face discussions on WebEx.


EDCI 58900 CLASS Effective Teaching

3 Credits Fees: $1043.55 (In-State), $1537.14 (Out-of-State/Distance)
Course Dates: June 20-22, 2017
Deadline to Apply to the Graduate School: June 20, 2017
Deadline to Register: June 20, 2017
Course Delivery Method: Face to Face in Indianapolis

This 3 day workshop is Tuesday, June 20 – Thursday, June 22, 2017. The sessions are 8 am – 3:30 pm daily at Holy Cross School, 8115 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236. The cost is $379 per person and then the cost of the credit is in addition to the cost of the workshop. This year’s workshop will be exploring the understanding of how the brain learns; the effects of emotion and perceived threat; the importance of meaning as it relates to long-term memory and more.

For more information visit www.joyofclass.org/summerinstituteindiana.html.


EDPS 540 Gifted, Creative and Talented Children

3 Credits Fees: $1043.55 (In-State), $1537.14 (Out-of-State/Distance)
Course Dates: June 12 to August 4, 2017
Deadline to Apply to the Graduate School: June 9, 2017
Deadline to Register: June 12, 2017
Course Delivery Method: Online

This course is an introduction to the intellectual, social, and emotional characteristics of gifted youth and philosophies of gifted education. We will address multi-talent conceptions of giftedness, including intellectual, academic, creative, artistic, and leadership. Criteria for selecting instructional materials and methods will be discussed, as will the design of learning experiences for the gifted.

Textbook Information:
1. Davis, G.A., Rimm, S.B., & Siegle, D. (2011). Education of the gifted and talented (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. ISBN-13: 9780135056073
2. Weber, C.L., Boswell, C., & Beherens, W.A. (2014). Exploring critical issues in gifted education: A case studies approach. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press. ISBN-13: 9781618210975

Students interested in applying this course toward Graduate Certificate of Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies and adding a High Ability License to an existing teaching license must submit an application for admission to the program. Visit the certificate program website for more information about applying to the program.


EDPS 545 Social and Affective Development of Gifted Students

3 Credits
Fees: $1043.55 (In-State), $1537.14 (Out-of-State/Distance)
Course Dates: June 12 to August 4, 2017
Deadline to Apply to the Graduate School: June 9, 2017
Deadline to Register: June 12, 2017
Course Delivery Method: Online
Pre-requisites: EPDS 54000

This course focuses on the social and emotional development of gifted and talented students. An overview of the characteristics and needs of gifted subpopulations, diversity issues, and family/parenting concerns are provided, along with an introduction to current educational approaches and counseling interventions.

Textbook Information:
1. Hébert, T. P. (2011). Understanding the social and emotional lives of gifted students. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
2. Davis, G. A., Rimm, S. B., & Siegle, D. (2011). Education of the gifted and talented (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Students interested in applying this course toward Graduate Certificate of Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies and adding a High Ability License to an existing teaching license must submit an application for admission to the program. Students previously admitted to the program who have not taken a course in three semesters are required to re-apply. Visit the certificate program website for more information about applying to the program.

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