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Cambodian Ceramics and Culture
Instructor: Jacqueline Miller
Location: Pyne/Arts & Middlesex Community College
Dates: August 6 thru August 10
Time: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
This is a 37.5 hour course that will involve candidates working in Studio to explore advanced approaches to working with clay and creating technically and aesthetically advanced sculptural work. Candidates will learn traditional Khmer ornamentation and create unique designs of their own by combining basic joinery methods and exploring qualities of clay and its three dimensional potential. Candidates will learn when and how to fire green ware: learn to load, seal and operate, close down the wood fire kiln and gain insight into glaze outcomes as influenced by kiln conditions. In addition, candidates will gain an understanding Cambodia its Culture, population, geography and how real life Cambodian families exist in America today.
Creating A Positive Classroom Environment
Instructor: Donna Bejaniance
Location: Morey School
Dates: July 9 thru July 13
Time: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
This course will focus on deepening understanding and expertise in building a community of learners and developing self-awareness and self-control in students so that academic achievement is well supported by pro-social development. The course will also examine the integration of instruction and management into the planning and implementation of lessons. Readings from research literature and current practice will frame discussion, inquiry, and analysis of the complexities of building a positive classroom culture as well as serve as comparison points to their classroom and school's current management and discipline systems. In addition, problem-solving, readings, and video clips will give teachers the opportunity to probe underlying principles and acquire strategies to empower all students to become more respectful, effective learners and meet high expectations. Teachers will use Lowell's current curriculum materials to apply course concepts and strategies in job-embedded assignments.
Instructor: Patricia Myers
Location: Morey School Library
Dates: July 23 thru July 27
Time: 8:00AM -4:00PM
Differentiation is an approach to teaching that advocates active planning for and attention to the diverse needs of students in classrooms, in the context of high quality curriculums. This course will focus on how to accommodate the different ways that students learn by differentiating at least four classroom elements based on student readiness, interests or learning profile: Content what students need to learn or how the student will get access to the information; Process - activities in which the student engages in order to make sense of or master the content; Products-culminating projects that ask the student to rehearse, apply, and extend what she/he has learned in a unit; Learning environment and affect - the way the classroom works and feels. The course will also address the links between Differentiation and Learning Profiles, Brain Research, Language Acquisition, and Teacher Inquiry. Reading from research literature and current practice will frame discussion, inquiry, and analysis of the complexities of teaching urban students. Areas of specific study will include special education, second language learners, gifted and talented, technology and rubric design. Course participants will create a differentiated unit of study to use in their teaching.
Impact of Technology on Curriculum Development
Instructor: Barbara Fauvel-Campbell
Location: Daley School
Dates: August 13 thru August 17
Times: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
This course is designed to provide K-12 educators with the reasoning and common practices for incorporating technology into the daily curriculum. Learners in this course will examine and explore technology integration strategies within K-12 networked computing environments. Content will include an examination of technology integration techniques using various application tools, instructional software, productivity software, the internet and internet based software applications.