2016 Summer Institute for Teachers

If you have suggestions for additional courses and dates/times please email  Jonathan Barkowsky at barkowsky@twu.ca

Langley campus

EDUC 624: School Leadership & Supervision (3 sem. hrs.)
In this course participants will review the role of principals and other educational leaders in nurturing a healthy professional climate and sustaining teacher growth. They will develop an integrated model for continuous staff development. On the basis of the principles of Christian servant leadership and current supervision paradigms, they will consider how to supervise and evaluate school personnel. They will also scrutinize methods of staff selection, induction, and dismissal. Throughout, the focus will be on strategies for building positive school.
Date & Time: Four weekends: Fridays: 4:30 - 7:30 pm; April 1, 15, 29, May 13; & Saturdays: 8:30 am - Noon; April 2, 16, 30 & May 14. For more information see the syllabus.

Online

EDUC 540 OL: Christian Approaches to Teaching and Pedagogy (3 sem. hrs.)
The theory and practice of teaching and pedagogy as they relate to classroom practice and the enhancement of teaching Christianity.
Instructor: Elaine Brouwer, Director, Alta Vista Syllabus 2014
Date: July 4 - August 12

EDUC 545 OL: Assessing and Evaluating Student Learning (3 sem. hrs.)
Student assessment is more and more driving curriculum. The latest government IRPs have replaced “instructional strategies” with “planning for assessment.” How can we see and implement teaching, learning, and assessment holistically as part of an integrally Christian approach?
Instructor: Elaine Brouwer, Director, Alta Vista Syllabus 2014
Date: July 4 - August 12

To Register

Complete the Extension Student Reg Form and email it to extension@twu.ca or fax to 604.513.2060.

At Your School

Trinity Western University offers courses 'On the Road". If your school would like to host a one week course for your staff with one of Trinity Western University instructors please email Jonathan Barkowsky at barkowsky@twu.ca. We can offer courses anywhere in North America & the World.

EDUC 540: Christian Approaches to Teaching and Pedagogy (3 sem. hrs.)
The theory and practice of teaching and pedagogy as they relate to classroom practice and the enhancement of teaching Christianity. Syllabus
 3 days plus 3 weeks online: Elaine Brouwer   

EDUC 545 Assessing and Evaluating Student Learning (3 sem. hrs.)
Student assessment is more and more driving curriculum. The latest government IRPs have replaced “instructional strategies” with “planning for assessment.” How can we see and implement teaching, learning, and assessment holistically as part of an integrally Christian approach? Syllabus
3 days plus 3 weeks online: Elaine Brouwer   

EDUC 548 Providing for Student Diversity in the Classroom (3 sem. hrs.)
Meeting the needs of diverse learners in classroom: developing strategies for exceptional students and ones with diverse cultural backgrounds, and implementing differentiated learning.Syllabus

EDUC 569: Curr. & Pedagogy: Teaching Biblical Studies (3 sem. hrs.)
This course is designed to deepen teachers’ knowledge of the Bible and its use in Christian schools. Participants will consider how to teach Biblical Studies from grades K-12, how to use the Bible as a devotional book, and how the Bible gives direction to the learning-teaching process in all areas of the curriculum. The course emphasizes the canonical order of Scripture, beginning with the Torah, stressing God’s plan from creation to new creation. All sections of Scripture—Torah,  history, wisdom literature, the (minor) prophets, the gospels and acts of the apostles, the epistles and the revelation of Jesus Christ—will be studied from the point of view of how these can be taught in the classroom. Participants will extrapolate from them pedagogical guidelines for the teaching of Bible and to see God’s power and glory revealed in them. They will develop scope and sequence charts, units, and learning activities for their own classrooms and/or schools. Syllabus  Participants can complete a 3rd credit by completing the curriculum assignment online

EDUC 620 Worldview Foundations of Educational Leadership (3 sem. hrs.)
Worldviews in which the believing community in the western world must carry out its educational calling: the grand narrative of the biblical story and the Western story of modernity and postmodernity as they affect communities for learning. The idea of "contextualization" as a way of dealing with the tension and conflict resulting from the comprehensive demands of incompatible worldviews. How selected social theory and leadership models for building personal and shared vision can contribute to the development of ways in which the school leader can work reflectively with faculty, parents, students, and others in establishing and sustaining a vision-shaped educational community. EDUC 620 Syllabus
NB:
May not be taken for credit for students who have credit for either EDUC 621.

EDUC 623 Developing Educational Programs (3 sem. hrs.)
This course reviews the foundations and practices of curriculum and educational program
development for classrooms, schools and school systems. We will consider the underlying
assumptions and effects of alternative approaches to curriculum and programs. We will explore
how worldviews shape curriculum theory and analyze how they affect curriculum development.
We will also examine contemporary issues and research problems related to curriculum change
and development. Participants will develop a framework and criteria for developing curriculum
and educational programs based on a Christian worldview.
For more information see 2010 syllabus

EDUC 624 School Leadership & Supervision (3 sem. hrs.)
In this course participants will review the role of principals and other educational leaders in nurturing a healthy professional climate and sustaining teacher growth. They will develop an integrated model for continuous staff development. On the basis of the principles of Christian servant leadership and current supervision paradigms, they will consider how to supervise and evaluate school personnel. They will also scrutinize methods of staff selection, induction, and dismissal. Throughout, the focus will be on strategies for building positive school cultures. 

Register Today! For more information on these and other courses please email Jonathan Barkowsky at barkowsky@twu.ca or by phone 604.513.2067 or toll-free at 1.866.402.1897. Complete this registration form and email it to extension@twu.ca TWU Extension Teachers Courses Reg Form