Collins Education Associates Collins Education Associates Online

. . . offering graduate level courses in collaboration with Castleton University, Castleton, VT

Cheryl York McDonough, Instructor

Cheryl York McDonough is a writing consultant and school improvement planner for Collins Education Associates. Previously, she served as an English teacher, a humanities chair, a curriculum director and a principal/director at a technology based middle/high school. Her work as an educational consultant has taken her across the country to work with thousands of teachers to improve student achievement through writing and thinking.

 

When

Monday, July 27, 2020 at 12:00 AM EDT
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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 11:55 PM EST


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Where

Collins Education Associates Online
. . . in collaboration with Castleton University
Castleton, VT 05735

Contact

Cheryl York McDonough, Instructor

603-303-5857

cea.cheryl@gmail.com

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Improving Student Performance Through Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum

Grades 4 to 12

For teachers in all content areas, department heads, principals, supervisors, curriculum coordinators, curriculum committee members, and special educators

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course, using the nationally known and research-based Collins Writing framework, provides educators with practical classroom strategies and teaching techniques. The Collins framework is designed to improve student literacy skills while also deepening the understanding of rigorous content. A central feature of study is the need to teach and use both academic and course specific vocabulary with students in all areas. This course will guide teachers as they design and implement a practical, effective, sustainable writing program in all content areas in grades 4-12.

COURSE GOALS 

  • To investigate how teachers can use appropriate literacy-based assignments to motivate and challenge students in order to enhance critical thinking skills and improve student performance
  • To introduce an efficient system for assessing writing that benefits both teacher and student
  • To provide teachers with the confidence to use literacy effectively in every content area to improve student literacy skills while enhancing student achievement in both academic

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Implement methods to improve student comprehension of informational text
  • Include writing as an instructional tool to elicit and expand student background knowledge
  • Use reading and writing to enrich content area knowledge
  • Create authentic and engaging writing assignments that help to both teach and assess the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary in all content areas
  • Motivate and prepare students with authentic, real-world writing opportunities
  • Empower students to self-correct and peer edit
  • Establish clear, focused criteria for effectively assessing writing
  • Grade and assign the ready-to-use writing assignments they will receive
  • Use common language and strategies across all grade levels and content areas
  • Select, teach and use domain specific and academic vocabulary

COURSE SYLLABUS

Click here to view the course syllabus.

COURSE DATES

July 27, 2020 to December 1, 2020

REGISTRATION

WHEN REGISTERING PLEASE BE SURE TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT COURSE OPTION AND FEE. OPTION 1 ($800) INCLUDES A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE ONLY. OPTION 2 ($1,175) INCLUDES 3 GRADUATE COURSE CREDITS. 

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Payment is accepted by check, purchase order, credit card or PayPal. If you are paying by credit card choose the PayPal option (you do not need a PayPal account). Or, you can register by contacting the instructor, Cheryl McDonough, at 603-303-5857 or at cea.cheryl@gmail.com.

IF YOU NEED AN INVOICE IN ORDER TO GET A PO ISSUED, PLEASE CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR OR EMAIL info@collinsed.com.