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).
Register for Carroll University's Supervision of Student Teachers workshop.
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).
Register for Arts-Integration: Transforming Learning through Theater.
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).
Register for Using Technology to Enhance the Writing Process.
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).
Register for Writing Across the Curriculum, Leadership Summer Institute.
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).
Register for The Zen of Collegial Studies.
Enhancing Literacy through Art - EDU691MA (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).
Register for Enhancing Literacy through Art.
Special Professional Development Offerings
A Conference Incorporating the Reggio Emilia Approach. "Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child" – EDU691 C (1 credit)
- Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins.
- Explore the work of these iconic educators whose findings continue to inspire contemporary progressive education including the Reggio Emilia Approach (see course description).
- A conference in conjunction with the exhibit and the "Messing About" Workshop.
- Conference: Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Register for Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child.