Week 2 July 6-10, 2015

Teaching Students to Write Using Multiple Strategies: Issues of Correctness (3 credits)
ED 620B.903 Cecilia Roe and Rebecca Gault
M-F 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.This course is a cross-content literacy course, which will move from theory to practice beginning with an analysis of the developmental stages of reading, writing, and spelling. Participants will identify common errors in written and spoken English and will also review grammatical concepts that underlie these errors. This review of grammar and usage will address the usage issues identified in the Maryland College- and Career-Ready Standards and will be adapted to the needs of participants. It will also focus on strategies for identifying students' strengths and needs along with useful and engaging strategies to help students recognize and correct errors in their writing. Some attention will also be given to parallel issues in spoken English.
This course relies heavily on group discussion and learning by doing, with the expectation to create a mini-lesson that can be used in the classroom. Participants will develop strategies to help students become successful at writing in a standard format and attending to audience and purpose. Elementary, Middle, High

Remedial Reading Techniques for Students with Severe Reading Difficulties (1.5 credits)
ED 647.909 Ann Bain
M-F 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. This course focuses on intensive remediation using the Orton Gillingham and/or Lindamood Bell approach. Special emphasis on children having serious difficulties learning to read as well as those diagnosed with special educational needs (psychiatric, behavioral, language, and learning disorders) will be explored. Elementary, Middle, High

Mediation of Conflict (1.5 credits)
ED 652.909 Claire Salkowski
M-F 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. This course provides a broad overview of the field of conflict theory, conflict resolution, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), emphasizing school mediation and restorative practices. The theory of conflict will be analyzed and individual conflict styles will be identified. Participants will learn to match conflict styles according to the needs of the situation and will examine the impact of conflict on emotions and communications, with emphasis on developing skills to manage specific conflicts in the school setting. Skills and concepts for preventing classroom conflicts will be introduced, including an Affective or Peace Education and Conflict Resolution Curriculum overview. ADR techniques will be discussed and identified with an emphasis on mediation and restorative practices for use in schools. Classes will be conducted in an experiential manner. Elementary, Middle, High

Active Learning with Technology: Enriched Classroom Presentations (3 credits)
ED 665.903 Warren Nelson
M-F 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. This course is designed to help participants transform traditional digital presentation technologies (such as PowerPoint) from students passively receiving information to active classroom presentations where students individually respond and receive feedback. Learning basic scripting procedures will allow participants to construct classroom presentations that can actively involve students in independent learning experiences in school and/or as a flipped classroom experience. With this scripting, teachers can create digital presentations for critical reading activities, review activities, practice tests, and more, transforming traditional presentations into activities in which students are actively involved in processing content. Participants must have prior experience with creating basic PowerPoint presentations. Elementary, Middle, High

Choosing and Using Books for Children and Young Adults (3 credits)
ED 696.903 Margaret Meacham
M-F 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. The recent surge in children and young adult publishing has created vibrant literature with a wide-ranging scope. These books vary tremendously in subject matter, quality, and age-appropriateness. This course is designed to allow elementary, middle and high school teachers and media specialists/librarians to examine this literature-including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biography, and graphics. Materials for use with diverse student populations will be identified, including ethnic diversities and learning diversities, and strategies will be modeled for using these materials successfully. The course will include strategies for identifying and teaching texts that adhere to Common Core State Standards. Participants will be provided with guidelines for critical analysis and will develop and model strategies and classroom activities that encourage students to become lifelong readers. Elementary, Middle, High