Fall 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Course

Fall 2016 Course

Summer 2016 Courses

Spring 2016 Courses

Fall 2015 Course

Summer 2015 Courses

 

Fall 2017 Course

EDU 586 Applied Educational Research I

This course builds on foundational theories and practices investigated in Research Methods. Students will design a research study related to the field of education and document the proposed methods for that study. Students will better understand various ethical concerns when conducting research with people.

  • Instructor: Johanna Prince
  • Format: Blended/UMPI
  • Dates/Days/Times: August 28 – December 14, 2017
    • Face-to-face class meetings
      • Saturday, September 30 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
      • Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Synchronized Online
      • Wednesday September 13th from 3:30 – 5:00 OR 7:00 – 8:30 PM;
      • Wednesday October 18th from 3:30 – 5:00 OR 7:00 – 8:30 PM; and
      • Wednesday November 29th from 3:30 – 5:00 OR 7:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Class Number: 72011

Summer 2017 Courses

EDU 582 Research Methods in Education

This course is designed to introduce educators to different methodological frameworks in educational research and become more familiar with a range of research designs and practices. Participants will select an area of inquiry and begin an in-depth analysis of the research on this topic.

  • Instructor: Johanna Prince
  • Format: Blended/UMPI
  • Dates/Days/Times: June 19 – August 18, 2017
    • Face-to-face class meetings
      • Tuesday, July 11 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
      • Tuesday, August 1 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Synchronized Online
      • Tuesday, June 27 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM OR 1:00 – 3:00 PM and
      • Tuesday, July 18 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM OR 1:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Class Number: 43058

EDU 585 Cultivating Ethical Leadership

This course is designed to cultivate ethical leaders at the classroom, school, and district level who are prepared to influence system transformation. Using student-generated and case study scenarios participants will engage in reflective practice to develop their ethical leadership capacity. Participants will collect data; reflect on the role of local context; and the importance of building relationships with a variety of stakeholders to advocate for student learning.

  • Instructor: Sandra MacArthur
  • Format: Blended/UMPI
  • Dates/Days/Times: June 1 – July 28, 2017
    • Face-to-face class meetings
      • Saturday, June 17 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
      • Monday, July 24 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Section/Class Number: 0002/43061

Spring 2017 Course

EDU 584 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment II: Data Informed Decision Making for Digital Age Teaching and Learning 0002

Participants in this course will investigate the cycle of program evaluation: design, implementation, management, and evaluation. The effects of reform initiatives on the stakeholders in educational environments will be investigated and critiqued. An emphasis is placed on developing a collaborative culture in educational environments that enhances teacher agency, builds instructional capacity, and enables every student to learn.

  • Instructor: Matthew Drewette-Card
  • Format: Blended/UMPI
  • Dates/Days/Times: January 17-May 11, 2017
    • Face-to-face class meetings
      • Saturday, February 4 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
      • Saturday, March 4 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
      • Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Class Number: 31084

Fall 2016 Courses

EDU 583 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment I: Development and Planning for Digital Age Learners

This course focuses on current research and best practice in the area of curriculum development, instructional design, and assessment techniques. Participants will learn about a range of planning models that will inspire the creativity and innovation necessary to provide rich and powerful learning experiences and environments for every student. This course motivates participants to support colleagues in engaging students authentically in their own learning. An integral part of this course will be the development of a critical stance related to current practices in the design of curriculum, instruction and assessment.

Prerequisite: Accepted in M.S. Ed. in Educational Leadership program; practicing educator or permission of instructor

  • Instructor: Matthew Drewette-Card
  • Format: Blended/UMPI
  • Dates/Days/Times: August 29-December, 2016
    • Face-to-face class meetings
      • Saturday, September 10 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
      • Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
      • Saturday, December 10 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Class Number: 13003

Summer 2016 Courses

EDU 576 Seminar in Proficiency Based Education

This course is designed for students to identify, with faculty support, an applied research project in proficiency-based education. Students will be expected to conduct literature reviews, explore theoretical frameworks, locate resources, and design strategies for implementing proficiency-based education. Seminar meetings will be responsive to students’ needs and allow for discussion, reflection, peer feedback, and support during project implementation.

  • Instructor: Gloria Jenkins
  • Format: Synchronous Online
  • Dates/Days/Times: June 4-July 29, 2016
    • Synchronous Online Meetings
      • Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
      • Saturday, June 11 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
      • Tuesday, July 19 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
      • Tuesday, July 26 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Class Number: 84008

SED 518 Special Education Law Section 0003

This course will provide prospective and practicing educators and school administrators with a working knowledge of relevant laws, policies, and regulations related to students with disabilities. Laws and regulations pertaining to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Maine special education regulations, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act will be discussed. Major course topics include Special Education eligibility and IEP development, student discipline, and curriculum access. The historical significance and practical application of laws affecting students with disabilities in school will be emphasized. In particular, the focus of the course will be on making effective educational decisions for students with disabilities.

  • Instructor: William Breton
  • Format/Location: Blended/UMPI
  • Dates/Days/Times: June 20-July 29, 2016
    • Face-to-face Meetings
      • Monday,  June 27 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
      • Monday,  July 11 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
      • Monday,  July 25 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Class Number: 84025

Spring 2016 Courses

EDU 552 Supervision and Evaluation of School Personnel

This course provides an overview of supervisory practice in public schools.  It draws upon effective schools, effective teaching, teacher and adult development, and supervisory practice literature as a foundation for direct assistance to teachers and general supervisory work.  The course includes Maine State Law regarding hiring and dismissal practices, just cause, contract issues, dismissal, non-renewal, progressive discipline, and complaint investigation.

  • Instructor: Sandra MacArthur
  • Format/Location: Blended design/University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI)
  • Dates/Days/Times: January 4-March 12, 2016
    • Face-to-face Meetings
      • Saturday,  January 9 from 9 AM-2:00 PM (Snow date January 23)
      • Saturday, February 6 from 9 AM-2:00 PM (Snow date February 27)
      • Saturday, March 5 from 9 AM-2:00 PM (Snow date March 12)
  • Class Number: 69443

EDU 553 Finance for School Administrators

This course presents a comprehensive introduction to resource acquisition, management, and leadership at the school level. Further, it is designed to engage students in exploring the practical realities of resource leadership and to examine in depth their own skills and knowledge in light of their goals for school leadership. Specifically, in the course students will:

1) develop a comprehensive understanding of resource acquisition, management, and deployment as a central part of their leadership effectiveness;
2) understand the procedural and legal parameters for financial and other resource acquisition, management, and deployment; and
3) build skills and understanding for leading this dimension of the school effectively.

  • Instructor: Michael Cormier
  • Format/Location: Blended design/University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI)
  • Dates/Days/Times: March 21-June 4, 2016
    • Face-to-face Meetings
      • Saturday, April 9 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
      • Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
      • Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Course Section/Class Number: 0002/69446

EDU 568 Communications Tools for Teaching and Learning in Proficiency Based Education

The goal of this course is to develop student-centered learning through technology integration and proficiency-based approaches. Themes include: using technology effectively in the classroom to promote 21st century skills; identifying ways students and teachers can use technology to enhance learning through research, communication, collaboration, and productivity strategies and tools; providing hands-on learning and the creation of curricular units and assessments, which address state and national academic and technology standards; facilitating student-centered classrooms that encourage student self-direction and higher-order thinking.

  • Instructor: Sarah Irish
  • Format/Location: Online
  • Dates/Days/Times: January 4-March 31, 2016
  • Class Number: 69484

EDU 575 Instructional Leadership

This course is designed to build on participants’ prior knowledge of the foundations of proficiency-based education (PBE). The course will focus on instructional leadership practices that are useful and effective in the PBE classroom. Participants will analyze research on instruction and assessment practices; reflect on their local practices; create plans for improvement; and gather data to inform further action. The coursework will also explore leadership theory, the role of strategic planning, the change process, and strategies needed to successfully maintain and update a proficiency-based curriculum design

  • Instructor: Heather Perry and Debra McIntyre
  • Format/Location: Blended design/University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI)
  • Dates/Days/Times: April 2-May 21, 2016
    • Face-to-face Meetings
      • Saturday, April 9 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
      • Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
      • Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Class Number: 69510

Fall 2015 Courses

EDU 551 Changing Educational Organizations in a Diverse World 

This course is designed to provide an overview of educational organizations and the change process with attention to the impact of diversity on the local context. It draws on literature about organizational behavior, change, diversity, leadership, and professional learning communities. The course begins with an analysis of organizations and moves to a focused examination of the change process. Specifically it will support a framework that acknowledges the important role that families, communities, and culture play on educational practice.

  • Instructor: Mary Callan and Sally Beaulieu
  • Format/Location: Blended design/University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI)
  • Dates/Days/Times: September 2nd – December 17th
    • Face-to-face Meetings
      • Saturday, September 12 from 9 AM-3:00 PM
      • Saturday, October 31 from 9 AM-3:00 PM
      • Saturday, December 5 from 9 AM-3:00 PM
  • Class Number: 54119
  • Text

Summer 2015 Courses


EDU 550 School Law for Administrators

This course is a survey of the legal bases of public education in the United States and of contemporary legal issues and cases affecting the practice of school administration. Although the primary objective is to acquaint the student with the legal principles governing public education in the nation and the State of Maine, special attention will be given to those topics of school law which are, or should be, of immediate concern to the practicing school administrator.

  • Instructor: Mike Cormier
  • Format/Location: Blended design/University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI)
  • Dates/Days/Times: June 20-August 7th
    • Face-to-face Meetings
    • Saturday June 20th (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
    • Tuesday July 7th (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
    • Tuesday August 4th (8am – 4:00 pm)
  • Class Number: 24289
  • Texts – available from Drummond and Woodsum


EDU 574 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Proficiency Based Education

This course is designed to provide participants with a review of the foundations of proficiency-based education. Participants will learn the key components of a proficiency-based educational system including school structures, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and reporting; and they will apply relevant theory and researched-based practices to the design of these key components. Participants will also engage in critical discussions and demonstrate awareness of the affective and behavioral considerations for teaching and learning in a proficiency-based learning environment.

  • Instructor: Johanna Prince and Linda Laughlin
  • Format/Location: Blended design/University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI)
  • Dates/Days/Times: June 19-August 7th
    • Face-to-face Meetings
    • Thursday June 25 – 9 am-4:00pm
    • Tuesday July 7 – 9 am-4:00pm
    • Tuesday July 28 – 9am – 4:00 pm
  • Class Number: 24290
  • Texts:
    • Dweck, C. (2007). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Reprint edition). New York: Ballantine Books.
    • Marzano, R. J., Boogren, W. T., Heflebower, T., Kanold-McIntyre, J., & Pickering, D. (2012). Becoming a Reflective Teacher. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Research Laboratory.
    • Marzano, R. J., & Pickering, D. J. (1997). Dimensions of Learning: Teacher’s Manual (2 edition). Alexandria: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development.
    • Pink, D. H. (2011). Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Riverhead Books.