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Featured Summer 2012 Courses

Spend your Summer at Syracuse! Register for these and more School of Education classes on http://myslice.syr.edu

Counseling and Human Services

COU 600 - School Counseling for College Access and Retention (Online Format) - This course focuses on the school counseling related knowledge, skills, and awareness necessary for college access and retention. The online course delivery platform will include lectures, presentations, group learning activities, video viewings, class discussions, and hands-on activities designed to enhance students'  knowledge of

  • how educational advantage and disadvantage accumulates throughout the educational process and affects equity in college access, 
  • how school counselors can use the service delivery framework of the ASCA National Model to positively influence K-12 students, families, schools, as well as  colleges and the entrepreneurial admissions sector and
  • how to employ college choice theory to ground the college admission and selection process.

Specifically, school counselors will enhance their competency in supporting a  diverse K-12 student population (e.g., the first generation college student, the learning disabled, the student athlete, the LGBTQ student, the English language learning student, the undocumented student, as well as the racial-ethnic-religious minority student).  Successful students will build research, writing, technology, and presentation skills, as well as produce resources, that will be useful in their current and future work school counselor.

Exercise Science

PPE 486 - Prevention and Care of Ethletic Injuries - Sports medicine: the prevention and care of athletic injuries. Equipment, nutrition, rehabilitation, first aid, follow-up care, taping, and use of protective padding.

PPE 497 - Physiology of Exercise - Principles of physiology as applied to exercise. Laboratory experiences.

PED 200 - Yoga - Gain a working knowledge of Iyengar Yoga in an atmosphere that is conducive to personal growth. Incorporating postures, breathing techniques and simple meditation.

HEA 332 - Personal Health & Safety - Contemporary health issues including human sexuality, stress management, substance abuse, exercise, and nutrition.

Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation

IDE 400/600 - Social Media: The Collaborative Internet - Students have embraced social media tools such as Wordpress, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, and Twitter to post and create online content,  many independently of their schools. Using the principles of instructional design and development the course specifically explores:  how social media can be used in the classroom; the features of social media collaboration; the legal, privacy, security, and safety issues associated with the use of social media technologies; factors involved in creating and maintaining effective learning environments using social media; and how teachers can access social media.

IDE 456/656 - Computers as Critical Thinking Tools - Integrating computer technology applications into instruction to promote critical thinking in learners. Multiple software tools are explored and instructional applications developed. Additional work required of graduate students. Permission of instructor for graduates and undergraduates without prerequisites.

IDE 737 - Advanced Instructional Design - Instructional design models useful in planning instruction for complex domains. Discussion and critique of readings by leading instructional design researchers. Develop skill using an instructional design model and understanding of issues confronting instructional design researchers.

Reading & Language Arts

RED 607 - Issues in Multicultural Literacies - Application of major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the nature and role of culture to constructing learning environments that support students' cultural identities, language and literacy development, and content-area achievement.

RED 614 - Developing Writing Competence: The Composing Process - For elementary and secondary teachers. Prewriting and postwriting elements of the composing process. Modes of discourse, developmental indices, and the relationship between written and oral language.

ELL 645 - Issues in Educating English Language Learners - Integration and synthesis of the concepts, principles, trends in research methods and issues in language and literacy education for English language learners; to include research, practice, and policy concerns.

Teaching and Leadership

EDU 400/600 - Shock as Art Content - What responsibility do teachers/teaching artists have to the content to which students are exposed outside of the classroom? Is there pedagogical merit to shocking visual subject matter and provocative issues? Can we find curricular value in that which may challenge the values parents attempt to instill in their children? In this course, students will explore a discourse revolving around perceivably shocking images, objects, and videos in contemporary art and in popular visual culture. We will additionally discuss contexts for examining the value of works of art and issues which may otherwise be dismissed for their 'shock value'. In addition, we will cover topics including: social, cultural and civic responsibility, censorship, legal issues, and government and public funding in the arts. Readings, videos, and lectures will supplement course instruction.

EDU 500 - Visual Histories of Art Education (in New York City) - This course introduces students to the idea of "doing" historical research and major historical events and underlying beliefs, values and practices that influence contemporary art education at all levels of instruction. Selected literature and sites that focus on historical research methods, cultural contexts, individuals, institutions, events and national and international perspectives are used to investigate changing conceptions and practices of art education. Students will have the opportunity to visit several sites which are important to constructing historical accounts of art education not only locally but globally as well. The sites revolve around themes of institutional and individual histories, community based art education and public art practices. Students will visit the Morgan Library, Tenement Museum and, Henry Street Settlement, The Armory, The Art Students League and the Storm King Art Center, Archival home of art educator Viktor and Mabel D'Amico and artist Jack Larson's Longhouse. The course involves travel to sites around the New York City area will finish with a hands on workshop on the uses of art as history and history as art in the K-12 classroom.

EDU 300/600 - 601 Tully: Ecology, Art, Community - This course is offered across colleges for students to collaboratively design and plant a community-teaching garden at 601 Tully, as well as design the garden's curricular educational and hands on programming (nutrition, agriculture, gardening, ecology) that will be offered to SCSD students, SYTE summer camp students, and our Westside neighbors throughout the year. Students will also acquire skills necessary for conducting community gardening workshops and programs themselves, as they will have the opportunity to be hired as SYTE summer camp counselors for the duration of the summer to teach the garden/nutrition program onsite at 601 Tully upon completion of 601 Tully Course.

EDU 600 - Supporting Thinking and Literacy Through Visual Materials - Using visual materials to support critical thinking and literacy skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) in K-12 classrooms. Application of strategies such as using visual materials, graphic organizers, and the Socratic method in any content area; development of methods specific to real classroom situations. Review current journals and resources; develop and share strategies for incorporating skills into lesson plans that reflect New York State national standards.

EDU 600 - General Music in the Inclusive Classroom - Adaptive strategies and resources to teach general music in classrooms that include special learners. Designed to aid the music, regular, and special education teacher in developing music activities to incorporate students with special needs.

EDU 600 - Art Educators as Contemporary Artists

EDU 600/SPE 600 - Multiple Intelligences in Inclusive Classrooms - The theory of multiple intelligences (MI) is an alternative to limiting IQ assessment to linguistic and math/logic learnings. Also known as "Whole Brain Learning," the practices developed from this theory have transformed classes from preschool to business and industry. This class explores various brain/learning theories, enhances academic and social engagement, and establishes a competence-oriented learning community. Music, art, cooperative games, body sculpture, kinesthetic games, and other approaches to support academics in inclusive classrooms. Grade level applications. Highly participatory.

EDU 600 - Studio Recordings/The Inclusive Music Studio - Theoretical, practical and creative aspects of current audio engineering practices. Recording studio design and acoustics, microphone theory, digital recording, mixing, editing and mastering. Extensive experience working in a modern music recording studio.

EDU 700/SPE 700 - Equity, Inclusion, and Excellence

EDU 800 - The Emerging Common Core: Contexts, Controversies, Theories, and Applications - With remarkable swiftness and limited debate, the US is moving to implement a set of common national standards and assessments for learners.  Students will analyze and share with each other the evidence that has been advanced in support of the Common Core.  Key issues will be identified and the likely implications for teaching, school administration and public policy, as well as developing a series of recommendations to address the issue. The class will design/initiate a project to document how NYS schools and teachers have responded to the mandate to develop and test teaching units based on the Common Core, including designing a system for cataloguing such units and making them available to other schools and educators.

SPE 600 - Literacy, Disability, and Inclusion - Historical, theoretical, and practical dimensions of supporting literacy development in students with severe disabilities. Participants analyze classroom practices, critically deconstruct cultural perceptions of severe disability, and build a realization of literacy.

SPE 311/600 - Perspectives on Disability (Online Format) - Overview of learner characteristics and service delivery models for students with disabilities; selected issues in child protection; problem solving processes for inclusive schools and communities.

SPE 600 - Positive Behavior Supports for Secondary Students

SPE 300/600 - Supporting Students with Autism, Their Parents, and Teachers (Online Format) - Supporting students with autism, their parents, and teachers introduces participants to the rich world of autism, including children and adults who do not speak, have unusual behavior, or are very talented in one area while lacking in another. It presents contemporary research and knowledge on autism, starting with causes of autism, diagnosing and ending with theory of mind or alternative therapies.

SPE 357/600 - Deafness and Disability (Online Format) - Prepares teachers to plan for appropriate interventions in various educational settings and when interacting with people who are medically deaf, culturally deaf, or hard of hearing. Distinctions among and
Schooling, deaf culture, history of deafness in the U.S. and internationally, assistive technologies for children and adults with hearing loss, sign language discourses, current and controversial issues in deaf and disability discourses. Additional work required of graduate students.