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USI EDUC 490

Course Number
USI EDUC 490(7-9)_V2
Price
600.00
Overview

EDUC 490: Special Topics in Education

(Aim4Excellence Modules 7, 8, and 9)

Objective

After completing Module Seven: Supporting Children’s Development and Learning, you will be able to:

  • Explain pedagogical leadership and its relationship to your program’s goals
  • Identify elements of high-quality early childhood teaching
  • Describe integration of child development with learning
  • Evaluate elements of observation, documentation, screening, and assessment
  • Implement social-emotional learning and understand its impacts
  • Provide oversight, feedback, and training to strengthen teacher competencies

After completing Module Eight: Facilitating Responsive Family Engagement, you will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale and benefits of family‐centered programming
  • Identify the values, principles, and defining characteristics of family‐centered programming
  • Design and implement family welcoming strategies
  • Implement shared decision making and effective communication strategies with families
  • Implement family‐centered practices that meet the needs of diverse families
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of family‐centered programming

After completing Module Nine: Evaluating Program Quality, you will be able to:

  • Describe program evaluation purposes, types, and ethical responsibilities
  • Select appropriate program evaluation tools
  • Utilize evaluation tools to assess program needs and support continuous quality improvement (CQI)
  • Identify desired outcomes for program improvement
  • Plan program improvement strategically through cycles of inquiry
  • Establish norms of continuous quality improvement (CQI) by engaging families and staff in collaborative program evaluation

Additional Information
For technical assistance as you move through the modules, contact the McCormick Center HelpDesk via email at McCormickCenterHelpDesk@nl.edu or call 844-378-2464.

Direct questions regarding credit, transcripts, and scholarships to Yajuan (Vivian) Xiang at 812.465.7197.