Semantic Mapping: Visual Strategies for Active Learning

  • CPE Course #20120159

    Upcoming Session Dates

    March 4 - April 1, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is February 21, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU #10 office on or before February 21, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after February 21, 2019.

    April 4 - May 1, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is March 28, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before March 28, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after March 28, 2019.

    May 4 - May 31, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is April 23, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before April 23, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after April 23, 2019.

    June 3 - June 26, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is May 21, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before May 21, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after May 21, 2019.

    June 29 - July 22, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is June 19, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before June 19, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after June 19, 2019.

    July 25 - August 17, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is July 16, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before July 16, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after July 16, 2019.

    Course Description

    This three-credit graduate level course is designed for educators from grades K-12.  This course will introduce educators to a wide variety of methods for using graphic organizers for teaching, learning, planning, instruction, and assessment that will maximize student performance and enable them to better meet the Pennsylvania Academic Standards and perform well on standardized tests, mainly the PSSA.  This is an online Moodle class, and each session contains a series of lessons, videos, written responses, and other activities.

    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:

    • explain the history and background of graphic organizers.
    • identify and discuss the eight most important reasons for using graphic organizers.
    • distinguish how using graphic organizers helps to activate and develop prior knowledge.
    • conclude how graphic organizers serve as both assessment and evaluation tools.
    • demonstrate how students engage in finding solutions to problems when working with concept maps.
    • examine the advantages to using graphic organizers for instructional planning.
    • illustrate how a graphic organizer can be used to give parents, the student, another teacher, or an administrator a balanced view of the student's strengths and needs.
    • formulate how teachers use graphic organizers to assess students' prior knowledge and experiential background.
    • describe the three types of graphic organizers commonly used in social studies.
    • analyze how a teacher uses graphic organizers in math to help students see connections and relationships among numbers.
    • compare the three main ways in which the use of graphic organizers enhance learning in science.
    • discuss how graphic organizers are helpful in alleviating some of the concerns about interdisciplinary curricula.
    • identify the benefits of using technology to create graphic organizers.

    Graduate Level Requirement

    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:
    • complete activities that incorporate the Pennsylvania Academic Standards.
    • write a plan of implementation in which they will describe how they will incorporate the knowledge and information gained from this course about how to create and use graphic organizers for use in their own classrooms.

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