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Many Summer Courses Slated for Educators

KEENE, N.H. 6/17/02 Educational professionals will find many courses offered in July and August at Keene State College. Numerous one-week institutes for educators are scheduled in the second summer session to accommodate vacationing teachers. The following courses are offered for three credits, unless otherwise indicated.

Technology and Curricula: Increasing Productivity and Communication in the Classroom is offered online and in-person on Monday, July 1 and 15 and Aug. 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This course gives teachers an opportunity to develop and share individual projects to simplify daily tasks and enhance communication with students.

Reforming Educational Practices is scheduled Monday to Wednesday, July 1-3, and Friday, July 5, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Educators, school board members, parents and community members are encouraged to participate in this active- learning institute which focuses on the latest successful school-change initiatives.

Connecting Language Arts Instruction and the Content Areas is scheduled Monday to Friday, July 8-12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This course focuses on the teacher as the crucial variable in student learning and concentrates on developing teacher competencies in language arts and content area instruction.

Ethics in Educational Practice, scheduled Monday to Friday, July 8-12, from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., explores ethical education practices through classical literature and philosophy. Truth, friendship, courage, and many more topics of importance to all K-12 teachers, parents, and community members are covered.

Picturing Writing combines two courses into a six-day institute scheduled Monday to Saturday, July 8-13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Together, Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy through Art and Image-Making within the Writing Process form a dynamic yearlong, art-and-literature-based approach to writing for students.

Grantwriting is offered on two consecutive Thursdays, July 11 and 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This one-credit course is designed to give participants the skills to write successful grant proposals to public and private funding sources.

School Law, scheduled Monday to Friday, July 15-19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., examines the legal rights, duties, and responsibilities of school personnel.

Oral History for Classroom and Community is offered Monday to Friday, July 22-26, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oral history is a dynamic, interactive way to record and collect the memories and experiences of living people about their past.

Classroom Strategies for Children with Behavioral Issues is scheduled Monday to Friday, July 22-26, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This course is designed to assist classroom educators in effectively mediating between their primary role as facilitators of learning and coordinators of positive group dynamics in the classroom.

Valuing Vision and Arts in Education is scheduled Monday to Friday, July 22-26, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Participants learn to love and fine-tune the landscape of their inner and outer vision through hands-on art experiences. New arts and creativity methods are introduced in such a way as to guide very individualized direction.

Seeing Self: Guidance for Reflection and Change is offered Monday to Friday, July 29-Aug. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Participants explore self images as a means for reflective process and inevitable change by creating documentary portraits of themselves and a partner with any of the following mediums: video, photography, drawing, painting, and writing.

For further information about Keene State summer courses, check the Continuing Education web page at, or call the Continuing Education Office at 603-358-2290 or 1-800-KSC-1909. You may also e-mail your request to

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