Professional Development & Continuing Education

 

 

One Week Professional Development Workshops, June 9th-13th

These week-long workshops are appropriate for license renewal and/or professional growth:

Chemistry on a Shoestring: Affordable Standards-Based Lessons for Secondary Science Teachers, June 9th - June 13th*  In this course, educators will participate in several standard-based laboratory exercises that address standards in Chemistry 1. The topics covered in the course will be the scientific method, significant figures, measurements, density, moles, limiting reagents, theoretical yield, percent yield, calorimetry, gas laws, dilutions, and titrations. The development of inquiry-based laboratory exercises and laboratory preparation will also be discussed. Contact Karen Hobson at khobson@cumberland.edu or (615) 547-1313 for more information. 

Introduction to Stream Survey Biology for Educators, June 9th - June 13th* -  This course will teach educators how students can learn science by playing in the stream by covering life science standards through water quality assessment. Participants will learn about aquatic systems while actively assessing local streams through macroinvertebrate collection/identification and chemical analysis, and compiling data in a laboratory setting. The course is appropriate for elementary and secondary level teachers.  Previous water quality knowledge or experience is not necessary. Contact Karen Hobson at khobson@cumberland.edu or (615) 547-1313 for more information. 

Cost: TBA

Location: Cumberland University, main campus; building TBA

Childcare not provided.

*Teachers in STEM Hub partner districts can receive a stipend of $62.50 per day upon satisfactory completion of the course. To schedule a room, contact Stephanie Walker at 615-547-1387 or e-mail at swalker@cumberland.edu.  Residency in Cumberland University's new residence hall on campus is available at a fee of $22.50 per day for the duration of the above courses.


Teacher Re-Certification Summer Workshop:

  • The (3) semester hour UNDERGRADUATE COURSES evaluated on a pass/fail grading system and are NOT applicable for application to a Baccalaureate Degree, initial licensure, or add-on endorsement.
  • Cost is $475.00 plus a $25.00 registration fee for a total of $500.00 per workshop. (NON-REFUNDABLE $25.00 REGISTRATION FEE IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE A PLACE IN THE CLASS. FULL PAYMENT MUST BE MADE TO CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY TWO WEEKS BEFORE CLASS BEGINS.)
  • This workshop is appropriate for license renewal and/or professional growth.

Should the class not make, your deposit will be refunded. You will be notified by email once it has been determined if the class will or will not make.

June 2nd - 6th, 2014 8:00AM-4:00PM  Movies on Teaching: What We Can Learn - Dr. Art Criscoe, CU MAE Instructor - This workshop will focus on how popular movies have depicted teaching and teachers and what we can learn from these movies to improve classroom teaching. We will view a number of selected movies such as Freedom Writers, Finding Forrester, Mona Lisa Smile, Dangerous Minds, Lean on Me, Mr. Holland's Opus, Dead Poet's Society, The Miracle Worker, Music of the Heart, The History Boys, and Class of 1999. The movies will be analyzed in regard to the dynamics of teacher-student relationships, roles that teachers play in the lives of students, distortions and fantasies perpetuated in movies, various teaching styles and teaching methods, ways to inspire students, and life lessons on perseverance, responsibility, character, honor, and integrity. As a result of this workshop, the teacher will be motivated to do more to make an impact on the lives of students and will be proud to be in the field of education.

Location: Cumberland University, main campus; building TBA

Childcare not provided.

For more information about courses or to obtain a registration and/or application form, contact Karen Hobson, at khobson@cumberland.edu or 615-547-1313.

Campus Housing

Campus housing is available for summer workshops. Rooms are $22.50 per night and are in apartment units of six bedrooms per unit (two downstairs and four upstairs). Each two bedroom suite shares one bath. Rooms have extra long single bed, desk, chair, and sink. You must bring your own sheets and towels, plus alarm clock and TV if desired. There is no furniture in the living area during the summer, so you may wish to bring a camp or folding chair. (Rooms do not have telephones.)  To schedule a room, contact Stephanie Walker at 615-547-1387 or e-mail at swalker@cumberland.edu