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How to Get Parents on Your Side®
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-6916
10 weeks after receipt of coursework
*For Print & DVD format, add $30 fee for Course Study Guide (required)
Discover how to improve your students’ achievement by recruiting their parents to support your efforts in the classroom. With this graduate-level course, you will learn how to encourage parents to take an active role in their children's education by creating clear guidelines for collaboration. Begin by assessing your parental involvement needs and then explore ways to develop more effective relationships that feature mutual respect and open lines of communication. You will also examine how to work with parents of diverse cultures and parents of children with special needs.
- Learn proactive steps for establishing early communication with parents.
- Practice working with parents in a positive and cooperative manner.
- Examine the diversity of your students and their families, and learn ways to promote more effective communication.
- Develop a plan for ongoing positive communication with parents.
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 experts
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.
Sonia Nieto, Ed.D.
Dr. Nieto is a professor emeritus of language, literacy, and culture in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her scholarly work has focused on multicultural and bilingual education, curriculum reform, and teacher education. She has written numerous book chapters and articles on these themes. Her book, Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, is used widely in multicultural education and professional development courses. Other books include The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities and What Keeps Teachers Going?
The following course materials are included in the cost of tuition and will be delivered directly to you.:
- Textbook: Parents on Your Side,
by Lee Canter and Marlene Canter
- DVD: How to Get Parents on Your Side®
(For online format, the DVD is provided as backup to
streaming video online.)
If you order the Print & DVD format, you will also receive
- Study guide: How to Get Parents on Your Side®
- 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.
Course Completion Deadline
Print & 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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