(Part of the Chapman University system)
For information contact Franny McAleer, Instructor, at
Catch Them Thinking: Creative and Critical Thinking in All Content Areas
- Creative and critical
thinking in all content areas is essential to effective teaching.
Effective teaching focuses on quality questioning, and this graduate
course provides teachers with the tools to improve questioning in the classroom. It gives
educators an opportunity to learn and apply effective thinking strategies in
Hands on Strategies to Teach Inventive Thinking (1
semester hour) - Inventive thinking is critical as we prepare young people to
solve problems and make decisions using the inventive processes.
will analyze the need for inventive
thinking in young people and then learn and apply hands strategies to teach the
Inventive Thinking – A 21st Century
- Inventive thinking is a critical skill in our global community (Daniel
A Whole New Mind). This cottage course provides teachers with
hands on strategies to teach the invention process.
Differentiating Instruction: Theory
Into Practice -
Students differ in their readiness to learn,
interests and learning profiles. In this course we will look at
differentiating the content, process, product and learning environment based on
these differences. We will study the principles and strategies used in
differentiated classrooms to promote active learning and students as decision
makers and problem solvers. You will develop instructional strategies to
use in your classroom that are based on these seven key factors making learning
fun and meaningful.
9560B, Curriculum and Instruction: Improvement Student
Achievement - Effective curriculum and instruction is essential to student achievement. In this
course you will learn effective strategies that improve
student achievement. You will research a specific topic in depth and apply what
you learn to improve curriculum or instruction in your classroom. As you learn and apply the strategies and techniques, you will
keep a detailed time log which will include what you read, how you used it, and
your reflection about the effectiveness these new strategies or techniques. You
will also have the opportunity to develop and share a final project to analyze,
synthesize, and evaluate what you have learned.
Connecting Instruction and the Learner
instruction and the learner is essential to
effective learning. This course is designed to provide special and regular
educators with an understanding of the principles of effective
teaching, current research and best practices designed to promote success in the
classroom. Students will look at various instructional practices, research
and apply them in their classrooms. Students will then focus on
one instructional strategy that they determine will improve instruction or
curriculum in his/her classroom this year. An instructional
improvement plan will be set up, implemented and assessed.
ED/B9939: Cultivating Creative Minds & Forward Thinkers
- Educators will learn about gifted students and the structures that
are necessary to challenge these students in the area of creative and
as well as ways to support their intellectual, social, and emotional needs.
*About Brandman Credits:
Brandman University, Chapman University System, graduate-level extension courses are designed to serve the
needs of those requiring professional upgrading and to enable teachers and
administrators to meet requirements for salary increment steps and for
re-certification. Individuals desiring to include this course in a Master's
Degree program offered at another institution should secure the approval of that
Upon completion of the course
an unofficial record of your grade will be emailed from the instructor. An
official transcript using the following link
About Brandman University (part of the Chapman
Brandman University is accredited by the
Western Association of
Schools and Colleges (WASC), one of six regional accrediting associations
that accredit public and private colleges and universities in the United States.
Our education and credential programs are
accredited by the
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.