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Motivating Today’s Learner™
Graduate Credit: 3 semester hours
Formats: Print & DVD or Online
Level: Grades K–12
Registration Deadline: July 19, 2013
Complete by: October 31, 2013
Course #: EDUC-6909
10 weeks after receipt of coursework
*For Print & DVD format, add $30 fee for Course Study Guide (required)
Are your students lacking the energy, enthusiasm, and motivation to learn? Student motivation can be a major hurdle to classroom learning, and motivating students, particularly when competing with the latest advances in technology, has become one of the greatest challenges facing teachers today. And when your students aren’t motivated, it is more difficult for you to remain motivated.
This graduate-level course will help you refresh and revitalize your instruction with easy-to-use strategies and techniques that will bring your lessons alive for all types of learners, even the seemingly unmotivated ones. What’s more, you’ll rediscover the meaningful and enjoyable process of teaching and learning.
- Understand the factors that foster student motivation to learn in school.
- Identify barriers that prevent students from achieving in school.
- Evaluate your own beliefs and how they impact your expectations for student success.
- Gain strategies to motivate students and create a supportive learning environment.
- Enhance and strengthen your own presentation skills.
- Explore issues of gender bias and their impact on student achievement.
- Design engaging lessons to get and keep the attention of all your students.
Download a course fact sheet to share with your supervisor, principal, and other teaching colleagues who may be interested in learning more about Canter graduate courses. The overview includes a description of the course as well as information on:
- Course topics and outcomes
- Course assessment criteria
- System requirements (online format)
- Featured education expert
Lee Canter, M.S.W.Lee Canter is a nationally recognized expert in behavior management. His programs have helped more than 1.5 million educators create more harmonious classroom and school environments where teachers can teach and students can achieve greater success.
Phyllis Lerner, M.A.
Ms. Lerner is a nationally recognized educator of teachers. For the past two decades, she has helped countless teachers improve their effectiveness, especially in the area of motivational strategies. Ms. Lerner’s background includes K–12 teaching, as well as curriculum and staff development with Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement (TESA), Generating Expectations for Student Achievement (GESA), and local and state agencies nationwide.
Merrill Harmin, Ph.D.
Dr. Harmin is the author of numerous journal articles and books, including the bestseller, Inspiring Active Learning. He is a professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University. While at the university, he directed the Inspiring Strategy Institute, a teacher-training and consulting organization that focuses on improving classroom instruction through an active-learning approach.
The following course materials are included in the cost of tuition and will be delivered directly to you:
- Textbook: Inspiring Active Learning, by Merrill Harmin
- DVD: Motivating Today’s Learner
(For online format, the DVD is provided as backup to streaming video online.)
If you order the print & DVD format, you will also receive the following*:
- Study guide: Motivating Today’s Learner
- Course information packet
*For online format, the study guide and course information packet are provided in your online classroom.
This is a graduate-level course; therefore, you must have a bachelor's degree or above to enroll and receive credit.
Earning Graduate Credit
Total coursework for this course is equivalent to a 45 contact-hour course. Graduate credit will be issued when you successfully complete the following course requirements:
- Collaborate with study partner(s) (Print & DVD format only).
- Collaborate with colleagues through discussion boards (Online format only).
- View video segments.
- Complete required text/journal readings, assignments, and the final paper.
Print and DVD format: coursework must be submitted via email to WaldenCourseworkSubmission@waldenu.edu on or before October 31, 2013.
Online format: coursework must be submitted online on or before October 31, 2013.
Operating system for PC: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, or
Operating system for Mac®: OS X or higher
Processor: 1 GHz, 32/64 bit or higher
Memory: Minimum 512 MB of RAM; 1 GB recommended
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0 or higher; Firefox® 3.6 (also for Mac®: Apple® Safari® 4 or higher)
Internet connection: Broadband (DSL, cable modem, or similar) required
Software: Microsoft Word®, Adobe® Flash® Player 7 or higher (free), Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® version 8 or higher (free)
Monitor resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels or higher Note: If you are using a Macintosh®, please be sure to download Mozilla® Firefox® 3.6. It’s free, and the download should take only a few minutes at http://www.mozilla.org/.
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