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FLE14034: Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices: Interpreting Picasso's 'Guernica'
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Credit Hours: 0.5

In this course, students interpret and discuss Pablo Picasso's Guernica. First, as a class, students list vocabulary words suggested by the images in the painting. Then, working in pairs, they write a radio news announcement based on their interpretations of the painting. Finally, students read about and discuss the painting's historical background and prepare to use this information to revise their newscast. 

FLE14035: Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices: Creating Travel Advice
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Credit Hours: 0.5

In this course, students learn to communicate about vacations. They work individually and in pairs to express their personal travel interests, and read a letter from a Chilean teacher requesting travel advice for her students. Working in groups, they identify places for the Chilean students to visit in the United States.

FLE14036: Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices: Interpreting Literature
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In this course, students discuss Dos Caras (Two faces), by New Mexico author Sabine Ulibarri. Having read the story in previous classes, the students begin by summarizing and interpreting the story and its moral message. To show they understood what they have read, students dramatize scenes from the story, then work in groups to create alternate endings. The class also listens to a student's oral presentation about a local artist. 

FLE14037: Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices: Politics of Art
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Credit Hours: 0.5

In this course, students read a letter written by prominent Colombian artists and intellectuals to Spain's prime minister. The letter is in protest of a new Spanish policy requiring Colombians to obtain a visa in order to enter Spain. Role-playing Latin American artists, students formally debate the pros and cons of accepting an invitation to exhibit their work in Spain. After a vote, they prepare to write a letter in response based on majority opinion. 

GTB14001: Identification of Students for Gifted and Talented Services
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Credit Hours: 1

This course is designed as training for all teachers to clarify the process of identifying students for gifted and talented services in the state of Arkansas. Mary Kathryn Stein, Program Coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Education, and Krystal Nail, Program Advisor, review the definition of giftedness, tackle the top ten myths in gifted education, give an overview of the state's identification process, and provide clever reminders of how to work with gifted students in the classroom. 

GTB14002: Meeting the Affective Needs of Gifted Students
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Credit Hours: 1

This course is designed to address the unique affective needs of gifted students. It provides tips and practical suggestions for how to best meet these needs within a regular classroom setting. Presenting this course is Mary Kathryn Stein, Program Coordinator, and Krystal Nail, Program Advisor, from the Arkansas Department of Education Office of Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement. The presenters of this course hope to dispel the myth that gifted children can take care of themselves and replace it with the belief that gifted children deserve to have their potential developed.

GTD14479: Multiple Intelligences: Designing a Classroom Environment
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Credit Hours: 2

In this course, learn about the theory of multiple intelligences as well as ideas and suggestions for ways to integrate it into the classroom. Participants will reexamine the use of learning centers through the lens of the multiple intelligences; learn how to redesign the classroom to incorporate the different intelligences and create an environment for all of them to thrive; and learn about the professional learning community model and how teachers can share ideas for introducing the intelligences and create lessons that honor the different ways students learn.

GTD14480: Multiple Intelligences: Implications for Leadership
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Credit Hours: 2.5

This course explores the benefits of a multiple intelligences focus, considers elements of implementation, and reviews leadership perspectives. Participants will also learn how to deepen understanding of ways to hone effective leadership traits, thus enhancing student learning. Refer to "Multiple Intelligences: Strengthening Your Teaching, 2nd edition" for continued learning.

GTD14481: Multiple Intelligences: Strengthening Your Teaching, 2nd Edition
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Credit Hours: 8

In Multiple Intelligences: Strengthening Your Teaching, you’ll explore the theory and application of Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences (MI) for the 21st century classroom. Through videos, in-depth readings, and applications, you’ll assess your own strengths and weaknesses, learn tools for assessing your students, and explore specific ideas and techniques for supporting MI in classroom curriculum and activities.

HWB14002: Act 1236 of 2011: Child Maltreatment (January 2014)
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Credit Hours: 2

Notice:  This course is due to retire on May 30, 2017.  An updated course will be released for the 2017-2018 Scheduled Professional Development rotation.  Please look for the new course, HWB17118, projected for release June 1, 2017.  

This course meets the requirements of Act 1236 of 2011 for the 2014-2015 school year. This course features Sherry Williamson from the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence. Ms. Williamson explains the requirements of the Child Maltreatment Act. She discusses the physical and behavioral indicators of physical abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse. She also provides tips for legally mandated reporting and suggestions for managing disclosures from children. 

"School Official" means any person authorized by a school to exercise administrative or supervisory authority over employees, students, or agents of the school. A volunteer exercising administrative or supervisory authority in a program conducted by a school is also considered a school official.

This course was recorded on January 22, 2014 at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

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