Valley City State University
- Pricing & Details
(You Save: $30.00)
- Number of:
3.0000 university semester credits, 4.0000 university quarter credits
(university fees are additional)
Collaboration and communication are essential to meeting the goal of all students learning well. Coaching is a proven and practical vehicle for staff members, mentors and administrative evaluators to use in guiding each teacher to intentional best practice that will ensure student learning.
This course details the process of collaboration and communication that promotes quality outcomes in terms of student learning. By establishing a mutual purpose, mutual respect, individual commitment and using a variety of effective coaching communication skills, staff members can maximize the expertise, skill, and talent of coaching partners…. They learn from each other. The online format allows for reflection, practice, observation and analysis and application of skills to current settings. Emphasis is upon intentional best practice, celebration of success, planning for increased effectiveness in subsequent observational episodes and relationship maintenance. While the emphasis of the course is on establishing an effective coaching team, individuals also report that the process of taking the course enhances their instructional, assessment and classroom management skills.
- Understand the role of coaching in intentional best practice
- Understand the different purposes and uses of coaching
- Observe and analyze coaching episodes
- Self-analyze their own prior knowledge about coaching experiences
- Identify specific and guiding questions they want to answer with respect to coaching
- Distinguish between what makes an effective and an ineffective coach
- Explain the importance of trust and identify behaviors that will enhance trust in a coaching relationship
- Establish clear expectations for coaching partnerships
- Understand the importance of active listening and essential questions in coaching experiences
- Separate competence from performance of a single teaching episode
- Explain what is meant by confidentiality in the coaching experience
- Understand the varied roles that are played by coaches
- Understand that student learning is the bottom line in effective instruction
- Separate style from lesson content
- Understand the different purpose of peer coaching, mentoring and evaluation
- Explain how coaching can add meaning and purpose to teacher evaluation
- Understand the role of enduring knowledge in effective instructional planning
- Distinguish between a learning and a activity
- Design/select essential questions to guide the planning process
- Practice lesson planning and essential questioning with a partner
- Practice using a variety of methods for data collection
- Practice a variety of observation strategies through video analysis and scripted lessons
- Practice with lesson planning and observation with colleagues
- Understand the role of self-reflection in the coaching process
- Analyze a variety of possible essential questions to spur reflective practice
- Evaluate a coaching conference against specific standards of performance
- Understand and practice using Principles of Constructive Feedback
- Identify language that builds bridges and language that builds walls in conferencing
- Conduct a coaching conference
- Plan time to engage in coaching experiences through Coaching Action Plan
Course Description, Enrollment and Pricing
Valley City State University
CE Credits Online and Valley City State University (VCSU) are pleased to offer you online professional development courses designed to improve teaching and student achievement. VCSU offers post-baccalaureate, 700-level credits based on a semester system.
University credit fees are included in the price listed in the catalog when enrolling from this page. If enrolling from a different page the cost is $50 per credit, plus a $10 processing fee, payable to CE Credits Online.
Step 1: Initiating Your University Credit Request
CE Credits Online is the course provider and Valley City State University is the accrediting institution. The VCSU Office of Extended Learning issues the university credit, at a cost of $50 per credit. Upon completion of your course, you have two weeks to apply for VCSU university credit. Once CE Credits Online has verified that all your coursework is completed and approved, and we have received the credit fees, and any other fees, your completion paperwork will be sent to Valley City State University for processing at the end of each month. The processing of your credits can take up to 6-8 weeks from the time of your request.
Step 2: Confirming Your VCSU University Credit Request Has Been Processed
It can take VCSU 4 to 6 weeks to process your request once they have received it. You will know that you have been processed by logging on to CampusConnection and printing a free unofficial transcript. Accessing Grade Reports (Transcripts) Through CampusConnection http://www.vcsu.edu/extend/vp.htm?p=1018
Follow the onscreen directions
Step 3: Ordering an Official Transcript
Transcripts should be ordered after you have confirmed your unofficial transcript is available from VCSU.
A copy of the academic transcript may be obtained through the Office of the Registrar. Only the student may request the transcript. You can find more information on official transcripts at http://www.vcsu.edu/registrar/vp.htm?p=171
Information for North Dakota
North Dakota State Information
North Dakota Certification Renewal Requirements
Once an applicant has completed the requirements for the initial licensure, they may apply for renewal of the following licenses:
- Regular (Five-Year): Issued to individuals who have met all of the requirements for a ND Educator's Professional License and have successfully taught 18 months (full-time equivalent) in the state of North Dakota. Individuals must be under contract at least thirty days of the five-year period and complete four semester hours of re-education.
- Re-Entry (Two-Year): Issued to individuals who have been out of the teaching field for more than five years, or to out of state applicants who have not completed at least four semester hours of reeducation credit within the past five years. Eight semester hours of reeducation is required if the applicant signs a contract during the license period.
- Renewal and Substitute (Two-Year): [Description to be added]
- 30-year Life: A license issued to a teacher who has held a ND license for 30 years.
Referenced from: http://www.nd.gov/espb/licensure/renewal.html
Why choose CE Credits Online
How CE Credits Online Satisfies North Dakota Educator Certification Renewal Requirements
You may request university, post baccalaureate, academic credit(s) from one of CE Credits Online regionally accredited partner universities. CE Credits Online suggests each North Dakota educator contact their local professional development coordinator to obtain verification that the proposed activity meets criteria and needs of the teacher's individual Professional Development Plan (PDP), his/her school's professional development plan, and the local school system's professional development plan.
For a list of CE Credits Online university partners