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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
English

GETTING IT WRITE – The Vital Skill  - Section Code: PEDW9250
When print came into being and writing became of paramount importance, it utterly changed the world. We now had a way of making knowledge permanent. In this course, the teacher looks at writing as a means of exploring, developing, confirming and communicating. The teacher will use the resources of the Internet to assist in developing writing skills. These include accurate usage, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation. 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.

WRITING FROM THE BASICS  - Section Code: PEDW9251
Building on a strong foundation is fundamental for many things in life, including writing. Teachers can use the Internet to build strong basic writing skills. The Internet has an almost limitless amount of information, activities, and lesson plans for that foundation. Use the Internet to find writing topics, developing drafts, revisions, editing and other resources on grammar and punctuation. Dictionaries on the Internet can be a wonderful student resource. 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.