SPI / NEC

 

Story Preservation Initiative and New England College Partnership

Through SPI’s affiliation with New England College, Henniker, NH, we are able to offer graduate credit Storytelling / PB-L courses to teachers at SPI subscriber schools at a per-credit price of $150 per-credit. That’s more than a two-thirds cost savings.

 

Teachers can register to take one or more of the courses listed below as a non-matriculating student by clicking here.

Or to matriculate as a student and take one of these courses by clicking here.

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When registering, be sure to open the Partner Program field and click Story Preservation.

 

 

 

 

 

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M.Ed./CAGS ONLINE Course offerings

 

M.Ed./CAGS ONLINE Course offerings

Spring II 2017: March 20 – May 7

ED 6141 The Art and Power of Storytelling (3 credits)

Stories are the medium of our lives. They are what move us, make us feel alive, and inspire us by stirring our emotions. In this course, participants will learn the art of turning information into meaning through the logic and process of story. Educators will learn practical instruction in the art of storytelling and effective storytelling strategies for children and adults. The class will explore how this exciting art form can be used to enliven classroom learning, build communities, and provide creative entertainment. Participants will learn how they can become imaginative, confident storytellers and more engaging speakers by developing dynamic vocal and physical delivery skills, creating stronger connections to their audiences, and employing a natural, spontaneous style. The multicultural history of oral tradition and interdisciplinary applications of the art of storytelling will also be examined. Meets MED and CAGS concentration requirement: Storytelling

 

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ED 6146 Story Preservation Initiative (SPI) Learning Lab Practicum I (1 credit)

SPI Learning Lab Practicum I offers students the opportunity to work directly with SPI staff to develop a unit of study that integrates personal narrative into their classroom. In this course, students will become familiar with the Story Preservation Initiative website and choose a personal narrative from the site that will act as a springboard to learning for a unit of study that is project-based. Students will determine a topic and develop a unit plan outline that includes grade level competencies, related materials, and assessment evidence that will support the project. Teachers are required to meet with an SPI staff member three times within the seven-week period either virtually, via phone or face to face, to discuss ongoing progress with the project as well as student and teacher engagement. Meets MED and CAGS concentration requirement: Storytelling

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ED 6147 Story Preservation Initiative (SPI) Learning Lab Practicum II (1 credit)

SPI Learning Lab Practicum II is designed for teachers with Learning Lab projects currently underway. In this course, students will teach the SPI unit/lessons of study, developed in Practicum I and assess student learning along the way. Teachers are required to meet (virtually or otherwise) with SPI staff three times within the seven-week period to further discuss project development and progress, student and teacher engagement, as well as assessment tools, and documentation. At the end of the seven-week period, teachers are required to produce an integrated Understanding by Design unit plan to be added to the SPI collection, which may be shared with other teachers. SPI staff will be available as a resource to teachers throughout the project period. Prerequisite: 6146 Meets MED and CAGS concentration requirement: Storytelling

 

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Summer I 2017: May 15 – July 2

ED 6146 Story Preservation Initiative (SPI) Learning Lab Practicum I (1 credit)

SPI Learning Lab Practicum I offers students the opportunity to work directly with SPI staff to develop a unit of study that integrates personal narrative into their classroom. In this course, students will become familiar with the Story Preservation Initiative website and choose a personal narrative from the site that will act as a springboard to learning for a unit of study that is project-based. Students will determine a topic and develop a unit plan outline that includes grade level competencies, related materials, and assessment evidence that will support the project. Teachers are required to meet with an SPI staff member three times within the seven-week period either virtually, via phone or face to face, to discuss ongoing progress with the project as well as student and teacher engagement. Meets MED and CAGS concentration requirement: Storytelling

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ED 6147 Story Preservation Initiative (SPI) Learning Lab Practicum II (1 credit)

SPI Learning Lab Practicum II is designed for teachers with Learning Lab projects currently underway. In this course, students will teach the SPI unit/lessons of study, developed in Practicum I and assess student learning along the way. Teachers are required to meet (virtually or otherwise) with SPI staff three times within the seven-week period to further discuss project development and progress, student and teacher engagement, as well as assessment tools, and documentation. At the end of the seven-week period, teachers are required to produce an integrated Understanding by Design unit plan to be added to the SPI collection, which may be shared with other teachers. SPI staff will be available as a resource to teachers throughout the project period. Prerequisite: 6146 Meets MED and CAGS concentration requirement: Storytelling