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 Schedule: 

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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 TBD
      • 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 TBD
      • Method of Instruction:  Seated in Kyiv, Ukraine