2018-2019 Leadership Cohort Course Schedule

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  • Fall 2018:  EDL 631 Supervision of Teaching -- Principles of supervision: classroom observation; evaluating teaching; effect of teachers’ purposes and research on choice of subject matter and teaching procedures; teacher pupil relationships; group and individual conferences; induction of new teachers; intervisitation; demonstration teaching; teachers’ meetings; bulletins; workshops; evaluation of programs.
    • Instructor:  Dr. Carol Alderman began her education career as a high school biology teacher in Mississippi, after working as a clinical medical technologist for five years. During her 10 years in the classroom she was recognized by the National Association of Biology Teachers as Mississippi’s Outstanding Biology Teacher (1993), by Tandy Technology as one of the top 100 U.S. teachers of math, science and technology (1994), and by the National Science Foundation as a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching (1995). She spent the next 14 years as administrator, beginning as a high school assistant principal and moving to the district level where she served as director for curriculum and instruction, assessment, accreditation, professional development, and instructional technology. From 2004-2008, Dr. Alderman served as Executive Director of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, a state-supported residential school for intellectually gifted juniors and seniors. Since retiring in 2008, Dr. Alderman has worked as a school improvement consultant in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama. She has taught graduate level courses in curriculum and leadership and currently serves as an adjunct instructor in the International Graduate Program for Educators at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
    • Method of instruction:  Online
    • Corresponds to Maine DoE requirement: Supervision and evaluation of personnel
  • Spring 2019:  EDL 704:  Seminar in Educational Change -- This course examines the process of change, educational change over the last decade, and how change affects all. Topics include qualities and processes that enhance or inhibit change, and personal and systemic change in the educational setting.
    • Instructor:  Dr. Joan Dell Valle -- I started my career as a teacher in New York City. After 13 years I moved into our district office as a testing coordinator and ultimately became a curriculum director for the 28 schools in my district. I was in charge of mathematics, science, gifted education, outdoor education, hold over programs, early childhood funded programs, learning styles and health and physical education. I then left the city and took a position as elementary principal where I worked for the next 20 years. Concurrently I worked as a staff developer for the district and taught graduate education courses for several universities. In 2005 I started working for SUNY Buffalo State, in the IGPE program. I am also one of the owners of Core 21 Educational Services, providing online workshops and onsite professional development to schools around the world. Additionally, I am the co-author of “Synergy and Synthesis for Teaching in the 21st Century: A Model for Moving I to Inquiry and Problem Based Learning Without Stress.”. You can also check out our website www.core21.education. It will give you an idea of who I am, and what we do.
    • Method of instruction:  Online
    • Corresponds to Maine DoE requirement:  Organizational theory and planning
  • Summer 2019
    • EDU 594:  Special Education Law
      • Instructor:  To be determined
      • Method of instruction:  Online
      • Corresponds to Maine DoE requirement:  Special education law
    • EDU 594:  Federal and State Civil Rights and Education Laws
      • Instructor:  To be determined
      • Method of instruction:  Online
      • Corresponds to Maine DoE requirement:  Federal and Maine civil rights and education laws