QSI Graduate Studies:  General Cohort


The General Cohort is intended for QSI educators either pursuing a Masters Degree or pursuing graduate level classes for a variety of other purposes.

2017-2018 Register

2018-2019 Register


2017-2018 Schedule: REGISTER

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  • Fall 2017: EDT 601 Instructional Technologies: Instructional uses of multimedia and the Internet; discussion of the hardware and software necessary for multimedia and Internet productions; integration of multimedia components into classroom instruction using presentation software and Web site development.
    • Taught by Daniel Hefley, QSI Virtual School
    • Method of Instruction:  Online
  • Spring 2018: EDU 577 Teaching Individuals with Exceptionalities in the Regular Classroom: Characteristics of individuals with disabilities; adaptation of regular class curricula to meet their needs; strategies for observation, motivation, behavior management, and individualization of instruction.
    • Instructor:  Dr. Wanda Dean
      • Dr. Wanda Dean has an extensive background working with students with disabilities. Her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees are both in Special Education. Her classroom experience was with students with disabilities. She served as director of a program for students with moderate, severe, and profound disabilities. She also served a Coordinator of Special Education Services for the Oxford, MS school district. Her passion is helping teachers find ways to help ALL students be successful. Dr. Dean was a primary assistant principal, an elementary principal, a middle school principal, and Director of Curriculum and Instruction. She has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for both The University of Mississippi and the State University of New York, Buffalo State. Her Ph.D. is in Educational Leadership.
    • Method of Instruction:  Online
    • Dates:  Feb 9 - Apr 16
  • Summer 2018: Kyiv (June 25 - July 6)
    • First Week (June 25-30)
      • SPF 665 Instructional Design and Assessment:  Designing instruction to achieve specific learning outcomes; systematic models that facilitate planning, developing, revising, and evaluating instruction.
      • Instructor Dr. Mitch Elswick
      • Welcome letter / required materials
      • Syllabus
      • Method of Instruction:  Seated in Kyiv, Ukraine
    • Second Week (July 1-6)
      • EDL 530 Creative Teaching and Learning in Formal and Informal Settings:  Current best practices to facilitate creative teaching and learning in formal education settings and informal education initiatives in organizations such as museums and clubs. Strategies to enhance creativity education, engage in creative learning and utilize technology to support students’ creative activities. Design creativity curriculum and align with appropriate assessment procedures.
      • Instructor Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers
        • Susan Keller-Mathers, Ed.D is an Associate Professor of Creative Studies at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State and a recipient of the SUNY Buffalo State President’s Excellence in Teaching Award. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, a M.S. in Creativity and an Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction. She teaches in a Master’s of Science in Creativity program, chairs the International Center for Studies in Creativity’s curriculum committee, facilitates organizational change and delivers creativity workshops and graduate courses world wide. A former elementary educator, she has taught international educators through the International Graduate Programs for Educators (IGPE) since 1999 and served this past year as the Interim Director of IGPE. She published over 30 articles, chapters and books on creativity, creative behavior and the use of deliberate methods to enhance creative teaching and learning as well as conducting hundreds of workshops and presentations. Her books include Big Tools for Young Thinkers, Adventures in Real Problem Solving , A Qualitative Study of Women of Extraordinary Creative Accomplishment and Doing Professional Development Schools: Stories and strategies from successful clinically rich practice. Her research interests include teaching and training creativity, utilizing creativity curricular models and facilitating change through the development of Creative Problem Solving applications. Her full profile can be found at: http://creativity.buffalostate.edu/faculty/susan-m-keller-mathers
      • Course information
      • Method of Instruction:  Seated in Kyiv, Ukraine

2018-2019 Schedule: REGISTER

  • Fall 2018: SPF 611 Evaluation in Education: Background and current status of evaluation, principles, purposes, and procedures of evaluation; effective interpretation and use of evaluative data; methods of recording and reporting pupil progress; standards and benchmarks in education.
  • Spring 2019: EDT 603 Instructional Design and Problem Solving with Technology:  The nature of instructional problems and various approaches to solving instructional problems, including the use of technology.  The systematic design and development of instruction, including the use of technology, to create effective instructional design plans, materials, and modules.
    • Instructor TBD
    • Method of Instruction:  Online
  • Summer 2019: Kyiv
    • First Week
      • EDU 534 The Holistic Currciulum:  Teaching to Both Sides of the Brain:  This course is designed to provide participants with a useful paradigm of teaching and learning that is based on current brain research. An eclectic instructional approach that encourages direct involvement will model many of the brain compatible techniques promulgated in the theory. Students will learn what the latest advances in the neurosciences have discovered about knowledge and skills, creating a curriculum that teaches emotional competency, differentiation, memory, discipline, student motivation, attention, and retention of new material.
      • Instructor TBD
      • Method of Instruction:  Seated in Kyiv, Ukraine
    • Second Week
      • CRS 509 Introduction to the GIfted, Talented and Creative Learner:  Introduction to talent development and creativity in students. Characteristics and identification of academically gifted, creative and talented students from diverse backgrounds and areas of ability who learn at a pace and level that are significantly different than their classmates.
      • Instructor TBD
      • Method of Instruction:  Seated in Kyiv, Ukraine