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Online Session II - Middle Level Education: Foundations for the Middle Years (EDC 679) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 15, 2023)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDC 679 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 10/9/23-12/15/23
This course is an all encompassing course that addresses myriad concerns that emerge for early adolescents as they bridge the gap between elementary school and senior high school. Delineated in the course work are robust definitions about middle level education as a particular and unique aspect of k12 schooling. In describing who that middle level student is, characteristics are described, critical transformations are explained and generalizations emerge for the middle level educator.
In addition, attention is given to six critical attributes of the traditional middle school concept including: clustering students (houses or families), core teaching teams, blocks of time, advisor/advisee program, interdisciplinary curriculum, and a recent addition to the original elements, peer mediation. In closing, the course highlights the varied, yet critical roles of middle level advocates from teachers and parents to administrators and community leaders.

Registration deadline is 10/4/23 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know, ISBN #9780325057552.
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable