GRADUATE-LEVEL
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Business

ACCOUNTING or NUMBER CRUNCHING  - Section Code: PEDW9050
For too many students, the idea of taking an accounting course generates intensive fear factors. However, the Internet has an extensive collection of accounting education resources that will help you to present key accounting concepts to your students in a fun and interesting way. The Internet can help you keep up with the latest news and knowledge in the field. You will find sample lesson plans that can bring fresh ideas that will enhance your students’ learning in the classroom. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

ADVERTISING MAGIC  - Section Code: PEDW9051
“But does it sell?” Many great ads do not sell the product. Advertising is one of the oldest and most significant means of public promotion. Alka-Seltzer learned in the 1950/60s that award winning ads do not necessarily sell products. Teaching students how to design ads that sells starts with the basics. The Internet can supply you with invaluable resources including lesson plans, activities, and information on various facets of advertising that will effectively illustrate these concepts. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

BUILDING ASIAN BUSINESS BRIDGES  - Section Code: PEDW9052
Events, like the 2008 Olympics, tsunami in Japan, news about product quality, human rights have all focused more and more attention on Asian business. Doing business with Asia has been a fact since post-WWII and will continue to be in the Global economy. Learning the Asian business process will lead to understanding and harmony between Asia and the West. Your students can explore the extensive resources of the Internet to delve into this wealth of knowledge about the Asian business. They can learn about business environments, cultural backgrounds, markets, products, do’s and don’ts, etc. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

BUSINESS PLAN AD-VENTURES  - Section Code: PEDW9053
Ever have a “million-dollar idea?” About 80% of startup businesses fail within the first 18 months. A well-done business plan might have saved money, time, and heartbreak. Your students may not be ready to start their million dollar business, but you can use the resources of the Internet to show them what is involved and what they should include in a business plan. A business plan is a great critical thinking exercise The Internet can provide sample lesson plans, learning activities, financial tools, and models for writing quality plans. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

ENTREPRENEURS: BUILDERS OF AMERICA  - Section Code: PEDW9054
You may have the next Bill Gates sitting in your classroom – and don’t even know it. Use the Internet to help uncover future entrepreneurs. Gather information and resources that will excite young people about the fun and challenges of starting and operating their own business. You can use the Internet to keep abreast of changing trends in the business world through specific Web resources that deal with the world of entrepreneurs. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

ON THE EDGE – Marketing Mix  - Section Code: PEDW9055
4 P’s of marketing is also known as “marketing mix,” can be a fun learning experience for students who have never thought about the process that lies behind the products they buy each day. The Internet has excellent resources to help your students understand the various elements of the “4-Ps” including the importance of marketing, goods and services, wholesaling, retailing, pricing strategies and more. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

PERSONAL FINANCE FOR TEACHERS  - Section Code: PEDW9056
One of the challenges to working in the teaching field is the balance between love of our profession and compensation. One way to balance the two is an effective personal financial planner. This course will help you find financial planning strategies for yourself and provide resources for you to help your students begin understanding the concepts of personal finance. Credit cards, checking accounts, buying techniques, purchasing quality insurance, investments, wills, estate planning, retirement planning, home purchasing and much more, to be part of anyone's financial plan. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. Your course project will be the design and development of a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

WHAT'S A BUSINESS ETHIC  - Section Code: PEDW9057
What are ethics and are ethics for business different than those for individuals. This topic is an excellent critical thinking exercise for your students. Using Internet resources, you will be able to bring concepts, examples, lesson plans, and activities to the classroom that will help students understand ethical climates, environmental ethics, and develop a personal ethical statement. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.