Summer 2023 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Making Key Changes: Refresh Your Program (Level 1)
This course is open to ALL subject areas and levels of teaching. Are you in search of mentorship and motivation? Make key changes to refresh your teaching techniques in face-to-face and/or remote instruction! Course assignments are developed with the intention of immediate implementation in your classroom/program. Discover a successful plan to organize efficiently, instruct skillfully, manage behavior effectively, communicate clearly, and collaborate inclusively. Topics will include refreshing various parts of your teaching, including a shared vision, mission statement, motto, handbook/syllabus, classroom management, routines, behavior plan, administrative support, recruitment/retention, collaborative opportunities, adjudication/assessment, organizational procedures, professional development, cultural diversity, inclusivity, and other topics relevant to participants’ needs. Make key changes to refresh your teaching!
The course is a creative mentorship and motivational approach intended to encourage reflection, inspiration, collaboration, creation, and ultimately – refreshment!
Zoom Meeting Times (Listed in ET = Eastern Time!)
- Week 1: Thursday, June 15 @ 12 pm – 3:30 pm ET
- Week 2: Thursday, June 22 @ 12 pm – 3:30 pm ET
- Week 3: Thursday, June 29 @ 12 pm – 3:30 pm ET
- Week 4: Thursday, July 6 @ 12 pm – 3:30 pm ET
- Week 5: Thursday, July 13 @ 12 pm – 3:30 pm ET
- Week 6: Thursday, July 20 @ 12 pm – 3:30 pm ET
All course readings: https://makingkeychanges.com/publications/articles
Learning Platform Information - Online Courses Only
Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.
The evening before your class begins, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login.
Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.
More information about Schoology can be found at www.schoology.com
Please see specific software/hardware requirements in the course description.
Online course grades are available within two weeks of the course(s) completion. If you need a transcript, please CLICK HERE to access the online transcript request form. For a faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).