Psychology for Educators

  • CPE Course #20120040

    Upcoming Session Dates

    September 12 - October 12, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is September 5, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before September 5, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after September 5, 2019.


    October 15 - November 13, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is October 8, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before October 8, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after October 8, 2019.


    November 16 - December 14, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is November 8, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before November 8, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after November 8, 2019.


    January 3 - January 30, 2020

    Registration deadline for this session is December 27, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before December 27, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after December 27, 2019.


    February 2 - March 1, 2020

    Registration deadline for this session is January 24, 2020. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before January 24, 2020. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after January 24, 2020.


    March 3 - March 31, 2020

    Registration deadline for this session is February 25, 2020. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before February 25, 2020. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after February 25, 2020.


     

    Course Description

    This course is designed for teachers from grades K-12. The participant will be introduced to new insights and current trends in the field of educational and development psychology.  Emphasis will be placed on the educational implications of research on child development, cognitive science, learning, and teaching, and how information and ideas drawn from research in educational psychology can be used to solve the everyday problems of teaching. Examples, case studies, guidelines, and practical tips from experienced teachers will be reviewed to explore the connections between knowledge and practice. The course has no prerequisites or prior requirements.

    This course, which lasts approximately 30 days, will be completed strictly online using the Moodle platform. The instructor for this course is Agolino Educational Services. Pending receipt of payment, participants will receive an email from Agolino Educational Services containing their log-on information the night before the course begins.

    Participants who successfully complete all requirements of this course will earn Three (3) PDE Graduate Level Credits, equal to 90 Act 48 Hours.

    Participants will be able to:

    • discuss how current research in educational, cognitive, and development psychology will help them to become better teachers.
    • discuss how children and adolescents develop personally, socially, and morally.
    • identify and discuss how labels and stereotypes affect special needs students.
    • discuss how the theories of Guilford, Gardner and Sternberg help us understand the meaning of intelligence.
    • identify and describe how individuals vary in learning styles.
    • describe the process in which special needs students are classified and identified.
    • discuss how teachers and schools meet the needs of special needs students.
    • identify and discuss the social and cultural factors that affect student learning.
    • discuss how teachers, schools, and communities contribute to providing equal educational opportunities to all students.
    • discuss how behavioral and cognitive theories help us understand human learning.
    • describe how effective ways of motivating students to learn.
    • discuss effective ways to plan for instruction in order to meet the individual needs of all learners.

    Graduate Level Requirements

    Act 48 requires 42 hours of instruction plus 48 hours of out-of-class activity including a course project. Participants' out-of-class assignments include but are not limited to:
    • create a research project that will elaborate on one or more of the topics covered in this course.
    • write journal entries commenting on what they learned in each class.
    • reading assignments.
    • develop lesson plans.

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