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3 Hours Graduate Credit through CSU--Pueblo

Instructor: Jennifer Hair 

ED500 (S/U)


Course Description

Your course. Your timeline. Your way. Personalize your path of vital professional development!  Teachers spend countless hours of their off-contract time physically and mentally preparing for students to come back to school, end of term, new curriculum, meeting social-emotional needs, and the list goes on and on. GET CREDIT FOR THE WORK YOU ARE ALREADY DOING! This course is designed for the busy teacher in mind! It is meant to be meaningful, convenient, and practical. This graduate-level course empowers educators to take control of their professional development regardless of subject area or educational setting by offering a flexible, self-paced learning experience. Participants will explore various aspects of teaching, reflecting on their unique needs and goals to design a personalized development plan. Through a blend of readings, activities, and reflections, teachers will enhance their instructional strategies, classroom management, and overall effectiveness. The coursework is meant to be meaningful, convenient, and practical, so credit can be earned for projects you are currently working on – or even projects you have already completed. You may reference creative ideas inspired by professional research, readings, videos, or any other form of PD resources you value that resonate with you.


Required Text(s) and Other Materials: All materials will be provided by the instructor in the learning management system portal. Optional Text.


Overview of Requirements:

1. Define your course objective(s): In the first discussion board you will be required to provide a short description of the prospective activities and/or projects that you plan to create and implement. You may always modify, change, adapt or incorporate new ideas throughout the entire course duration.


2. Develop a self-created time log: Create a log to document the effort and time that you dedicate to the process of completing your coursework requirements.Your log must be specific and include dates, times and accomplishments as proof of completed objectives. You will keep this log and will share with the instructor at the conclusion of the course. 


Whether you spend time brainstorming, researching, reading, typing, writing, watching educational videos, scavenging for ideas online, constructing visuals, talking with colleagues at lunch, or putting together new curriculum & rubrics, you are able to document all the professional time you have invested.


3. Provide proof of completed objectives: Once you have completed/applied the project, you will complete a reflection paper detailing why you chose this particular idea and how it fits into your professional development needs or those of your learners. You will submit proof of completed objectives (activities & projects) and your self-created time log. This will be in the form of your critical reflection in the fourth module.




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Pop-UP PD: Personalize Your Path and Your Craft

  • Once registration with Connected Classroom is complete, you will receive a welcome letter from the instructor within 72 hours with access codes and instructions for the course. If you do NOT hear from the instructor, please email



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