Department ofEducation

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Course Title, Credits

Exploring Educational Resources and Partnerships, EDUC 940, 3 credits



Dr. Bonnie Beaudion,


Course Description

This class will explore and connect with educational resources in the community such as museums, environmental organizations, and cultural centers.  Each day, class will meet at a different venue to actively learn about history, art, and science; to become familiar with object based learning, visual thinking skills, teaching trunks, and place based learning; and then collaborate to develop practical classroom applications connected to the Common Core.

Participants will reach out to a heritage, art, or environmental group in their local school community to develop ideas for future partnerships.

Course Objectives

  • Discover educational resources in the community

  • Explore object based learning, service learning, teaching trunks, and place based learning

  • Collaborate to develop lessons connected to Common Core Standards

  • Develop a plan for partnership with a local community resource

  • Take away ideas, materials, lesson plans, and connections

Course Meeting Times

9 class sessions, 10am-3pm

(Tuesdays July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Thursdays July 3, 10, 17, 24)


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