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Communication Technology provides Distance Learning-self paced continuing education courses for educators. Convenient, Relevant CT courses are taken through Portland State University our accredited university partner. If you need academic credit, CT courses will help you meet all of your professional development requirements. Achieve your educational and career goals to advance your career to the next compensation step.

Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligence Learning Stations
CI-510 3 ug/grad credits
1. Course description:
Any group working smarter together can be challenging to manage. Two major themes have emerged in the development and application of temperament theory. The first is the shift from categorizing to increasing adaptability and resilience. The second is a distinction about just what kind of information this theory brings to the understanding of human behavior and individual differences. Each of these themes influences how we need to look at and use temperament theory in the next century.

Transformed Anger: The Surprising Purpose of Anger
CI-510 3 ug/grad credits
2. Course description:
Exclusivity VS Inclusivity: Misfits, Queen Bees, Odd Kid Out, Bullying, Gangs, Street Kids and the subsequent victimization is a topic of keen interest in US education. The surprising purpose of anger uncovers and gets needs met in more constructive ways to reconcile relationships. Students promote positive conversations, empathy, and the importance of "inclusively" vs. exclusivity, while building friendship resiliency. Provoke positive conversations to change the way you deal with classroom anger. Re-focus your attention when you are angry so everybody wins.

Managing Innovation: How Great Teachers Inspire Their Students.
K1509JU Undergraduate/K1509JG Graduate
3. Course description:
Provide insights into what great teachers do differently. Imagine teachers who teach with their strengths and understand talent to manage innovation in the classroom. We are at the crossroads of a major breakthrough in thinking that can accelerate creativity by teachers who use this knowledge to promote their own development and that of their students and colleagues. All teachers can improve their performance by making the most of their innate talents. Your best chance to innovate is when breakthrough insights occur at novel intersections in an enduring principle of creativity. When educators discover and leverage their talents in the class room, the whole school benefits. Developing the innate talents of your innovative teachers can improve outcomes that matter. Such as teacher engagement and retention and student achievement and well-being and how these affect a student’s learning and behavior in the classroom.
CI-510 3 UG/Grad credits PSU $165.00/ Communication Technology $793.00 = $958.00

Engaging Future Diversity: Student Engagement Links to Student Achievement. GradK1532JU Undergraduate/K1532JG Graduate
4. Course description:

Research shows, educational excellence rely's more on the talent and engagement levels of the people within an individual school than on any other factor. If we lose student hearts and minds in middle school we lose their bodies in high school. This course is designed to help inform, educate, entertain classroom teachers, school counselors, and other educational personnel gain strategies to understand how building engaged classrooms in a time of relentless change, there’s only one thing that’s certain: new challenges and opportunities will emerge that are virtually unimaginable today. How can we know what skills will be required to succeed? New brain science reveals, the more you learn the more you can learn: connections attract more connections.

CI 410/510 3 Credits Course #
INSTRUCTOR: Ardys Reverman
LOCATION: Distance Education
COURSE FEE: $937 Undergrad
$937.00 Grad

PSU FEE: $165 Undergrad
$165 Grad


Footnotes: Computer and Internet access are required for this class.
Minimum computer requirements:
Macintosh operating systems: Mac OS 9.x or OS 10.x, 512MB of RAM and 5MB of free hard disk space, 15" or larger color monitor with a minimum resolution of 800x600, CD driver 4x minimum speed and a printer connected to your computer.Windows operating systems: Windows XP Home, Professional or Vista, 512

Literacy Empowers-Multi-Sensory Language Instruction
5. Course description:
Learn language skills in the way in which our learning process dictates. It is extremely necessary for people who have difficulty acquiring language arts skills through conventional methods to use a multisensory, problem-solving approach for concepts and direct teaching skills. All teachers can improve their performance by making the most of differentiated instruction for diverse learners. Explore issues of literacy, culture, gender, and individuals with exceptionalities, and how these affect literacy. Literacy learning prepares students for the future both inside and outside the classroom.
CI 810 3 Credits

Mind Shift: What IQ Tests Miss
Course description:
Is IQ destiny? Not nearly as much as we think. The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind to create and change the global brain. Our view of human intelligence is narrow, ignoring a crucial range of Multiple Intelligence (MI) abilities that matter immensely in terms of how we do in life. Recent groundbreaking behavioral research shows the globalization factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do surprisingly well. These factors, which include self-awareness, self-discipline, and empathy, add up to a different way of being smart. Gone is the age of "left brain" dominance. Think about a whole new mind for a future that has already arrived. Learn how to make our Synergy Quotient (SQ) strengths relevant for far greater results working together.
CI 810 3 Credits

Creative Brain – Multiple Intelligence Classroom
Course description:
Teach to your strengths to build engaged schools. Identify triggers that may be causing conflicts and re-connect in positive ways. Learn how parents and teachers can guide students to develop their promise. Learn how changes in technology and globalization are going to impact the way we live, work, and imagine our world. Coercion in any form undermines the emotional safety necessary for student to learn and for teachers to teach; relationship-based teaching and learning discovers a whole new mind that will shape our children's future world.
CI 410/810 1 Credit

Distance Learning Brochure (.pdf)
There are visual learners, auditory learners, tactile learners, analytical learners and plain old reluctant learners. Sprinkled in are students with attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity.

Why some kids are in action or in traction.

Teach kids how everyone sees the world differently

Give kids thinking skills not pills.

Why boys never remember and girls never forget

Offered cooperatively by "Communication Technology" and Portland State University, Continuing Education/Graduate School of Education.

Enrollment is limited to 8 credits per term unless officially admitted to PSU (except summer term when enrollment is limited to 16 graduate or 21 undergraduate credits). "The Course Fee is payable directly to "Communication Technology" and the PSU Credit fee is payable to Portland State University, collected by "Communication Technology."

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