Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Michael DeMario
Method: Online (PDS)
Sponsor: AU Main Campus
Location: APD

Course Description:

This course will address an ongoing question that many educators voice every year - How do I increase communication with my students' parents?  Every teacher can relate to spending their prep periods, lunch periods and time after the school day trying to get in touch with a parent.  The frustration that can build up can leave educators feeling helpless.  This course will introduce participants to a couple of highly effective methods for increasing parent contact.  In today's world of APPR, parent teacher communication is a must.  Many districts' plans are assessing educators on such factors as communication skills with parents.  By learning a few techniques you can increase  the levels of communication and save yourself valuable time as well!  Participants will research the impact of communication on addressing poor behavior and performance, as well as reinforcing achievement, improvement and positive behavior.  This course will address online communication tools including teacher blogs, Remind101 and email distribution lists.  Participants will also analyze how incrased reliance on technology and social media is playing a role in the current trend of the "flipped classroom."  This course is appropriate for all grade levels/subject teachers.

Costs: $430, $30
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014
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Registration Information:
Course Number: 235
Course Section Name: EDU*6130*S3
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Credits: 2.00
Subject: EDU