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SELL & iSTEM Summer 2021 Courses – There’s Still Time to Register!

SELL & iSTEM Summer 2021 Courses – There’s Still Time to Register!


There’s still time to register for Summer 2021 courses! Check out the current offerings in Special Education, Literacy, and iSTEM below. Please see the Summer Programs website for a full list of Summer 2021 course offerings.

IDS 252: Society, Ethics, & Technology
Instructor: Dr. Tanner Huffman
05/24/2021 – 06/11/2021
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays, 9:00am-12:15pm

This course covers the Worldviews & Ways of Knowing Liberal Learning domain and will be remote this Maymester. It provides students with a framework for understanding ways human societies transform themselves through technological innovation. New technologies enlarge society’s options, thereby forcing us to consider ethical questions concerning the social effects of technological change. Students explore past and present developments in various fields of technology and discuss the ethical and social issues they raise.


Instructor: Dr. Anne Peel
06/14/2021 – 07/15/2021
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00am-2:30pm

A multimedia approach is utilized in this course to examine children’s literature. It includes an in-depth look at the historical background of both the literature and illustration, establishes criteria for selecting books for children from various genres, includes extensive examination of children’s books from each genre of literature, and explores the oral tradition and techniques of storytelling. The course includes psychological, developmental and social perspectives on children’s interaction with literature.


Instructor: Dr. Anne Peel
06/14/2021 – 07/15/2021
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:00pm-6:00pm

A multi-dimensional and multimedia approach to children’s and adolescent’s literature with extensive reading, critical examination, selection, and evaluation. Emphasis will be on: children’s and adolescents’ books and story presentation strategies as related to the children’s needs and interests at various age levels; historic trends; research; and the influence and utilization of literature upon the academic, social, and emotional growth of the child and adolescent.


Instructor: Dr. Anne Peel
06/14/2021 – 07/15/2021
Wednesdays, 12:00pm-3:45pm

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an in-depth examination of current research and methods used in reading, writing and language arts instruction. It explores theories of how to teach the writing process and examines the connection between reading and writing performance in literacy development. This course also explores and examines skills that support writing processes and identifies effective strategies for cross curricular integration of creative and informational writing.


Instructor: Dr. Lauren Shallish
06/14/2021 – 07/15/2021
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30am-12:15pm

Introduces students to interdisciplinary analyses of special education in American schools. Students review critical issues facing schools by applying analytic principles drawn from history, philosophy, and legal/social theory in order to form an initial, professional position. They will develop a framework for understanding how they, as individuals, can contribute to enhancing educational environments for students with disabilities.


Instructor: Dr. Lauren Shallish
06/14/2021 – 07/15/2021
Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:30am-12:15pm

This course presents an introduction to the field of special education within the broader context of public education. The history and changing philosophies of teaching children and youth with disabilities are -discussed in relation to the history and philosophy of public education in the U.S. The legal foundations for special education today are covered in depth, as are discussions of current social and ethical issues such as the over-representation of minority children in special education, the use of segregated schools in special education, and the changing role of teachers in meeting the needs of today’s students with disabilities. Given the unique position of special education in schools, as well as the current shift from segregated to inclusive settings, it is imperative that students understand the underlying theories and philosophies that inform current special education practices.


TST 161: Creative Design
Instructor: Dr. Melissa Zrada
07/19/2021 – 08/19/2021
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays, 2:00pm-4:50pm

This course covers the Visual & Performing Arts Liberal Learning domain and will be remote this summer. It introduces students to the creative process practiced by artists, designers, and engineers, valuable to them as both future producers and consumers. Content includes thinking, drawing, and modeling skills commonly used by designers; development of a design vocabulary; the nature and evolution of technological design; the impacts of design on the individual, society, and the environment. Students complete a major design project, document their work through a design portfolio, and present their solutions before the class. Weekly critiques of class projects build fluency, confidence, and creativity.


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