• Equipped with an understanding of music and its role in cognitive and social development, participants will explore and articulate strategies for using music to enhance classroom learning. They will create lesson plans, write reflective and critical responses, share ideas and experiences, and become familiar with technological resources for integrating music.

    • This course will equip teachers with a research-based understanding of and practical implementation methods for integrating music in teaching to improve student learning.
    • This course provides the following types of credit:
    • (Massachusetts) 45 PDPs. Approved by Mass Department of ESE for PDPs. Also listed on MyLearningPlan for Boston Public School teachers. Note: PDPs are determined by the number of clock hours. The number of PDPs may vary according to participant, up to a maximum of 45 PDPs. Participants must document their clock hours in order to receive credit.
    • (General) 3 graduate-level PDUs. Transcripts in sealed envelope provided by Brandman University. University processing fee not included: $90 per credit. Course number: EDKU 9139
    Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs. For questions, email [email protected]. Syllabus
  • Unlock student creativity and self-expression to enhance learning across all disciplines by nurturing a love of creative writing that incorporates technology and digital media.

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    (syllabus sample is for the NYC school district)

    This course provides the following types of credit: (Massachusetts) 45 PDPs. Approved by Mass Department of ESE for PDPs. Note: PDPs are determined by the number of clock hours. The number of PDPs may vary according to participant, up to a maximum of 45 PDPs. Participants must document their clock hours in order to receive credit. (General) 3 graduate-level PDUs. University credit processing fees are not included. Upon completion of coursework, participant can request and pay $90 per credit. University credits are provided by Brandman University. Brandman University course number: EDLU 9135   Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs. For questions, email [email protected].
  • Learn to develop students’ capacity to effectively express themselves, in academic discourse, public speaking, and much more. You will gain a strong conviction of the power and importance of each human voice, including your own and that of each of your students, and be equipped with ways to lift those voices.

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    This course provides the following types of credit: (Massachusetts) 15 PDPs. Approved by Mass Department of ESE for PDPs. Note: PDPs are determined by the number of clock hours. The number of PDPs may vary according to participant, up to a maximum of 15 PDPs. Participants must document their clock hours in order to receive credit. (General) 1 graduate-level PDU. University credit processing fees are not included. Upon completion of coursework, participant can request and pay $90 per credit. University credits are provided by Brandman University. Brandman University course number: EDLU 9949   Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs. For questions, email [email protected].