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Professional Teachers Program - Online Courses
Contact coordinator Cynthia Evans-Thomas for more information

Professional Growth Courses

There are no courses offered at this time.

 

This Series includes scheduled online classes led by USD course facilitators. Taking an online course is convenient, fun, and allows you to structure your learning to your own learning style. Take the time you need to read, ponder, and compose responses. Dress as you like. Work anytime, 24/7, at your convenience. No driving. No parking. Eating is optional. Online learning is a great way to add time to your life!

  • Assignments are posted weekly and are normally due one week later.
  • You can go online when convenient during each week.
  • Regular interactions with the facilitator and other students is an integral part of the class.
  • You'll read articles both online and in the digitized textbook, watch videos and have some basic responses to post on the discussion board each week.
  • You can be away from home as long as you can log onto the Internet!

FALL SESSION COURSE REGISTRATION OPEN NOW FOR CLASSES THAT BEGIN September 4, 2013.  REGISTRATION ENDS September 7, 2013.  REGISTER EARLY TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT.

LOOK FOR THE ABOVE LISTED CLASS OFFERINGS. YOU MAY ENROLL IN MULTIPLE CLASSES.

TESTIMONIALS:
  • I have taken a few online courses, and this one has been the most interesting, and valuable. It was easy to navigate through the site, and you were always available for questions. I know I will be able to use many of the activities in my classroom this year which I start tomorrow. I am starting my masters, and admin credential this September I am sure the classes will not be as interesting as this one has been. Thanks for your important clear assignments.
  • I find it ironic that the first course that meets my criteria of difficulty worthy of a master’s level class is this online course. None of my teacher training courses, BTSA courses or post graduate courses has been half as work intensive or one tenth as useful to my development as a teacher.
  • This was also my first on-line course and my experiences ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous. Because I do not type well, nor do I have good word processing skills, I spent almost as much time just trying to write, print, post to the forum, etc. . . . The article on digital immigrants was written for me. . . . However, I was quite surprised at how engaged I became in the forum. I looked forward to checking posts and mulling replies. Many of my earlier resources and learning became useful and fresh. I also developed a real sense of community with the others; I'll miss the interaction with you guys!
  • The Teachers Network classes were an innovative and accessible way for me to continue my development as a professional educator. I found the program to be very user friendly, and applicable to the growth that veteran teachers seek as they look to expand their expertise after their career has begun. This is an excellent set of courses that meets the needs of its users and offers professional development in a structured and well facilitated manner. I look forward to continuing my growth as an educator via these courses.
  • I will tell you what stuck out to me as things that worked well during the course:
    • Your feedback was personal and reflective, I like that you often prompted us to talk about things we wrote more in depth and asked us questions, it showed me you read my work, processed it, and wanted me to go further-things that would have been done in a classroom setting. This was great!
    • You posted assignments in a timely manner-I was never surprised.
    • You were flexible and accommodating. I appreciate that you built this into your perspective on guiding us since most of us were not in actual classrooms, thank you for allowing us to innovate on how we accomplished the lessons.
    • My biggest compliment is that, especially for an online class, you "practiced what you preached" in a manner by having lesson assignments that required us to do the exact thing we were learning about. This made the knowledge more meaningful and powerful, and I think that will be the difference in members actually using it in their classrooms.

REFUND POLICY FOR SPRING REGISTRATIONS - Tuition refund/withdrawal requests should be done by emailing Cynthia Thomas-Evans directly at cynthiat@sandiego.edu and will be accepted up to midnight Friday, September 6, 2013. Tuition refunds will be less $50 or 10% (whichever is greater) processing fee if received by September 6 deadline. No refunds and/or transfers will be issued after midnight Friday, September 6, 2013 deadline for any reason.

 

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