Integrating Technology with Pathways 2: Themes 5-9
Pathways is an integrated literacy program which includes Reading, Writing, Spelling, Handwriting, Word study, Phonics, Grammar, and Vocabulary.
The two Pathways courses review the reading theory and best practices that form the foundation of the Pathways curriculum, while sharing ways to integrate technology tools into the literacy program. Each course is also full of resources and technology integration ideas for teaching the themes at each grade level.
Themes 5-9 focuses on the last five themes:
Instructional strategies covered in Part 2 include:
Friends and Family
Personal Feelings and Growth
Social Issues and Culture
Technologies featured include:
learning centers, literature circles
social bookmarking (Delicious)
collaboration tools (GoogleDocs, peer editing)
"Clickers" for assessment
Microsoft Photostory and other digital storytelling options
Wordle / TagCrowd
The classes are not sequential, so a teacher could take Part 2 before Part 1 if desired.
Prerequisites: This course requires familiarity and fluency with Internet use. It is also recommended that participants have taken a reading/literacy course prior to the class (undergrad is fine). While, participants do NOT need to have prior experience or training with Pathways, this class should not be considered a substitute for Pathways training.
This instructor-led course is completely online. It is organized around 6 weeks of discussion, experiences, and application assignments.
Please note this course has been approved by TDEC for teacher recertification at the renewal level.
Part 2 Course Dates: June 17 - August 11, 2012 (Fall 2013 credit)
Time Commitment: 9-15 hours per week
Cost: US$250 plus academic credit fees. (If you decide to cancel, you must do so by the end of the first week of the class; otherwise you will be charged the full amount.)
A limited number of scholarships are available for participants from countries where exchange rates and/or lower salaries put course costs out of reach. For more information, email Janine Lim, AVLN's Course Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Sierra Graduate Credit
Available to students in CA and HI (why?) and outside of the U.S.:
La Sierra University graduate credit is 3 quarter credits.
US$75 plus US$250 AVLN Course Fee.
Plan to request a transcript from LSU a few months after completion of the course.
Andrews University Graduate Credit
Available to students in AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, ID, IL, ME, MA, MI, MS, MT, NV, NH, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA (why?) and outside of the U.S.:
Andrews University graduate credit is 2 semester credits.
US$400 plus US$250 AVLN Course Fee.
Plan to request a transcript from AU a few months after completion of the course.
2 38 clock-hour PAC is available to everyone.
US$250 AVLN Course Fee.
A certificate will be sent as an email pdf attachment to you after the course. You should submit this to your employer.
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Instructor: Janine Lim
What is required of me as a student?
Read the Course Syllabus for detailed information on the course. You should be able to work independently and discipline yourself to complete work in within the timeframe given. The course is offered over six weeks, and you'll need to commit to six to eight hours a week. Each week you will have assigned readings, various experiences to reflect on, and you'll discuss the readings and experiences with fellow participants.
I'm Ready To Sign Up. What Do I Need to Do?
1. Make sure you meet the prerequisites:
Do you have basic computer skills? Can you save a file and find it again?
Are you comfortable browsing the Internet? Do you regularly use email with a reliable email address?
Do you have consistent reliable Internet access throughout the duration of the course? (Note: special arrangements can be made for the summer if you are offline on vacation for no more than a week during the course.)
2. Do you have time for this course? Have you looked at your schedule and determined how you will get 6-8 hours in per week? The course is organized so that best participation includes an hour or two a day Monday through Friday, with the weekends used to catch up if necessary.
Mail check to AVLN; 1001 White Cottage N.; Angwin, CA 94508
OR Pay with secure credit card payment online.
OR Supply contact information for your employer if your institution is paying.
Please make sure your check or verification letter from your employer arrives by the 2nd week of class. Otherwise, your login will be disabled until your payment arrives.
If you decide to cancel, you must do so by the end of the first week of the class; otherwise you will be charged the full amount.
A participant must submit an incomplete request form before the end of the 4th week of class. Incomplete grades will only be granted in emergency situations beyond a student’s control. Otherwise the participant will receive the grade earned.
Certificates and Grades
Please note that course certificates and grades will be sent only when it has been paid for and has been successful completed.
Note on Graduate Programs
AVLN classes are not part of a graduate program; therefore it is up to the student to determine if their university will accept AVLN classes towards a graduate program.
K12 Teachers Needing Credit for Recertification: Please note that all courses are offered ONLY for graduate credit now.
Register now. Note: Your registration is not complete until you receive a confirmation email and you have completed the Credit Form. Be sure to click through all the registration screens to confirm.
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