This self-paced online course will focus on strategies to motivate struggling students--both those who are "a-literates" (they don't like to read) and those who are struggling with basic skills. Strategies will be shared focusing on ideas to be done before, during, and after the teaching of a unit. These strategies are hands-on, and can be implemented quickly and easily in all content areas. Participants will gain a toolkit of ideas and strategies that will motivate even the most unmotivated reader.
One (1) Graduate Credit Hour will be available at the cost of $162 through Kent State University. Once your enrollment is processed, you will receive a link with instructions on registering for Kent credit. The assignment for graduate credit is to choose one or a combination of the strategies and create an outline of a plan to incorporate them into a unit that you already teach. First, you will need to describe the overarching goals of your unit and why it is so challenging to get your students motivated to learn. Then you will need to provide a description of the lessons you will teach that incorporate some of the strategies you will learn during the course. The entire document you submit should be three to five pages in length.
Instructor: Dr. William Kist, Kent State University
Registration fee: $75 (Medina County educators) / $125 (Out-of-District educators)
Registration deadline: Register now through November 1, 2018, for the Fall Semester. Transcripts will be available after December 20, 2018.
1.5 CEUs will be available at no additional charge.