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Paraprofessional Portfolio Seminar (27546)

with Cynthia Lucero

Next session: March 18th to May 10th, 2024

$720 More Info

EDU225C -March 18 - May 10, 2024; ONLINE Class; 3 credits

As a pathway to Paraeducator certification, paraeducators may complete a portfolio demonstrating the knowledge and skills competencies in the areas of math, reading, and writing, and the ability to assist in math, reading, and writing instruction.  This course guides students in the preparation and completion of the required portfolio evidence through participation in a series of seminars and completing evidence to be presented in a final portfolio.

About the instructor:

Cynthia has been in education since 1998. She has taught in educator preparation at the University of New Hampshire and Saint Anselm College before coming to NHTI. Cynthia is the coordinator of clinical practice for the Education Department at NHTI and Professor of Education. In the past, Cynthia was an elementary and middle school teacher and an assistant middle school principal. She loves all aspects of education, but areas of professional interest include mentoring new teachers, supporting students with disabilities, student assessment, and special education. Cynthia earned her B.S and M.Ed from Notre Dame College and is completing her doctoral dissertation through Northeastern University.

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Using Research-based Practices to Develop Effective Instruction in CTE (27517)

with Amanda Bastoni

Next session: January 22nd to March 25th, 2024

$720 More Info

EDU 224C - January 22 - March 25, 2024; ONLINE class; 3 credits

The focus of this course is student learning and effective instruction.  Throughout this course, the concepts of Universal Design for Learning, "expert teachers" and "expert learners," research, theories, mindsets, and best practices in instructional approaches that increase student learning and achievement are examined.  The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of how learners grow and develop, and to design appropriately challenging, meaningful, and impactful learning experiences for ALL of the learners in the classroom.

The class is instructor supported asynchronous class with zoom class discussion times.

Zoom times are all from 5:00pm – 6:30pm on:

January 25, February 15, February 29, March 7 and March 21

Required Text: - Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and an Innovators Mindset - you can order from Amazon.

About the instructor:

At CAST Amanda spearheads work with CTE educators and administrators at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Through one-on-one coaching, workshops, and presentations her work has focused on work-based learning, designing competency-based assessment tools, supporting non-traditional learners, and effectively using Perkins funds to support innovative initiatives. For example, in New Hampshire, Amanda has been working with school districts and the Bureau of Career Development to create a CTE pathway in outdoor recreation. She is the Association for Career and Technical Education's (ACTE) national Inclusion Access Equity and Diversity (IAED) Coordinator. Amanda is currently serving as the PI on two National Science Foundation (NSF) funded projects and iTEST and an AISL (#2146613 and #2213919). Both projects are focused on Career and Technical Education (CTE) and rural middle school youth.  She is also currently the Co-PI on an NSF ATE project designed to build pathways from secondary Career and Technical Education programs into post- secondary biotechnology and biomanufacturing programs (#2202033).

Before working at CAST, Amanda was an accomplished Career and Technical Education (CTE) director and teacher with a proven record of achievement including being named the 2019 NH CTE Leader of the Year.