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Penn State DuBois offers Course for Educators in Clearfield

9/9/2008 —

DUBOIS—Penn State DuBois will offer a new course for educators in Clearfield on Wednesday evenings this fall who are in need of ACT 48 hours, considering upper level undergraduate studies or gaining professional certification.  A three credit course, EDPSY 421 Learning Processes in Relation to Educational Practices will be taught by Kevin Wallace, Assistant High School Principal for the Clearfield Area School District.  EDPSY 421 is an introduction to the empirical study of variables and conditions that influence school learning.  Drawing on his extensive background in education, the instructor will present the latest educational research and theory, and challenge educators to use it in their classrooms.  These will include but will not be limited to: 

  • The importance of assessing learning
  • The PSSA and School Improvement
  • Behaviors and their effects on learning
  • Components of learning and the importance of differentiated instruction models
  • The effect of society and culture on learning
  • Higher order thinking and learning
  • The importance of motivation on learning
  • The effects of teacher attitude and school resources on learning

“This course is a convenient opportunity for new teachers who need to complete additional coursework to meet certification requirements.  Enrolling in this course could also help veteran educators meet Act 48 requirements,” explained Diana Ricotta, Penn State DuBois Assistant Director of Continuing Education.

The course will begin September 24.

For more information about the courses offered by Penn State DuBois, contact Ricotta at (814) 375-4718. E-mail may be directed to: dricotta@psu.edu and educators will find registration information at http://www.ds.psu.edu/CE.

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