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Professional Development for Educators

Gain Expertise. Enhance the Classroom Experience.

If you're are an educator, more than likely you're also a lifelong learner. Advance your knowledge and skills in the field of education with the Carroll University Professional Development Institute. The institute has a theory to practice emphasis through workshops and courses that address high-need and high-interest topics. Ongoing professional development for educators is linked to better instruction and improved student learning. The courses are taught by practicing professionals and may be taken for credit or no credit. Non-credit participants pay a registration fee.

If you're new to Carroll University, or have never attended any of our previous professional development courses, please submit an Application Online. Choose the non-degree option when you register.


Supervision of Student Teachers Workshop

Are you ready to share your expertise? The Supervision of Student Teachers workshop is for teachers interested in mentoring Carroll University candidates as part of their student teaching experience (see course description).

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Arts-Integration: Transforming Learning through Theater - EDU691-F (0, 1, 2, or 3 credits)

A Collaboration between First Stage Milwaukee and Carroll University

Engage in a variety of dramatic activities including pantomime, role play, improvisation and storytelling. Come away with dramatic activities for the classroom. This may be taken for no credit or for one, two, or three graduate credits. For two and three credits, teachers have the opportunity to have First Stage mentors visit their classrooms as demonstration models and coaches (see course description).

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National Writing Project at Carroll University

The Carroll University graduate program in education is host to the National Writing Project (NWP), a professional development network that serves teachers of writing at all grade levels, primary through university, and in all subjects.

Using Technology to Enhance the Writing Process - EDU620 (2 credits)

This is the technology strand of the Summer Institute. It may be taken in conjunction with EDU621 or alone (see course description).

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Writing Across the Curriculum, Leadership Summer Institute - EDU621-M1 (3 credits)

The NWP-CU Summer Institute is the cornerstone of all NWP programs. It is appropriate for all content area teachers K-12. It may be taken for three graduate credits or none (see course description).

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The Zen of Collegial Studies - EDU623 (1 credit)

If you would like to become more involved in the NWP in a leadership role, the National Writing Project at Carroll University invites you to register for this teacher leadership workshop. This workshop may be taken for 1 graduate credit or none (see course description).

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Enhancing Literacy through Art - EDU691-MA (1, 2 or 3 credits)

Integrating writing and graphic representation into any curriculum, participants learn writing strategies to implement in the classroom and how to support reluctant writers and readers through visualization. This may be taken for no credit or for one, two or three graduate credits. Two or three credits will require additional coursework (see course description).

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Special Professional Development Offerings

Integrating Writing Across the Curriculum - EDU691-MD (0 or 3 credits)

Carroll University's Education Department is partnering with St. Dominic's School to offer a Professional Development Institute called Writing Across the Curriculum in fall 2015.

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