GRADUATE-LEVEL
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Sports

BASEBALL OFFICIATING  - Section Code: PEDW9900
The advent of high tech video cameras and instant replay has put a new layer of pressure on anyone officiating a sport. The old rule about the "Ump is always right" no longer applies. Recently too many mistakes in professional sports has put the official in a bad light. This is no less true in school sports and little league. Now you have a high tech tool you can draw upon as an official that will keep you up-to-date on the latest rule changes issues within the sport, legal problems associated with officiating and the new techniques coaches are developing that affect interpretation of plays. By using the Internet you can stay in tune with all the nuances of the sport so when you make that call you know you made the right one based upon the latest information. 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.

BASEBALL TRAINING AND FITNESS  - Section Code: PEDW9901
Training and fitness in all sports is more important than ever. The greater awareness of the long-term effects of athletics on young bodies combined with the legal consequences of the injuries makes knowledge of how injuries occur, how they should be treated on the field and the long-term care and rehabilitation are important for coaches to be knowledgeable about. By guiding Internet research exercises with your students you can learn the latest discoveries on common injuries including elbow problems with pitchers, how to treat injuries when players are hit by a ball, or how to do warm-up exercises to avoid injuries and improve performance. There is information on new equipment, safety standards, and exercises for both coaches and students. 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.

BASEBALL-COACHING  - Section Code: PEDW9902
The profession of coaching has changed over recent years as coaches are now facing legal issues, long-term effects of injuries, drugs, and the fading financial support for school athletic programs. The Internet is a vast resource of websites coaches can use for their personal professional development and an up-to-date library for research on techniques, activities to improve performance, and sharing with other coaches. With the great selection of websites, coaches will have many tools in their coaching toolbox to fulfill their role as motivator, sports expert, and coaching professional. 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.

BASEBALL-HISTORY  - Section Code: PEDW9903
Understanding the impact of baseball on American culture and its importance to young people over the decades, helps us understand how it became such a prominent force throughout the world. By knowing the history of baseball one can easily relate to the events, times and issues that ties them together. Baseball has been important in keeping Americans together during difficult times, breaking down colored barriers in the 30’s and 40’s and providing role models for young people to look up to when there were few "heroes" around. Use the Internet to bring this rich and important element of American culture into your classroom and as part of your athletic training program. There is more to sports than techniques and talent. There is the knowledge that this, and other sports, played an important role in the development of this country. We see its influence in other countries like Japan where baseball has become as important as it is in the U.S. Use this history to motivate students to study other subjects that really have direct ties to the history of this great sport. 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.

BASKETBALL COACHING  - Section Code: PEDW9904
Use the Internet to begin to add to your toolbox of techniques that will keep you up to date on current and emerging trends for coaching basketball. Get online with other coaches who will discuss their problems while jointly exploring solutions. No one wants to give away their secrets to success, but with the Internet you can build new relationships and work on those areas important to your sport and your team. Developing techniques and strategies can be discovered as you work with colleagues around the country and even the world. Learn to get your students involved in using the Internet as part of their sport and academic development. You and your students will be able to explore websites devoted strictly to basketball. 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.

BASKETBALL FITNESS AND TRAINING  - Section Code: PEDW9905
Discover a wealth of sports fitness, training, injury prevention, and specific basketball injuries and treatment information through sports medical and fitness websites. You will also be able to ask questions and receive specific information on training, fitness and sports injuries as you learn how to use communications systems to share information with other coaches, online videos which you can show your students, wikis, webquests and many other resources. As part of this course you can develop a lesson/training plan to help your students. Take this course now to prepare for the next season, improve the fitness of your team and reduce injuries and liabilities from injuries. Use the Internet as an important resource for your coaching. 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.

BASKETBALL HISTORY  - Section Code: PEDW9906
An integral part of appreciating any sport is knowing its history. Good athletes can move and shoot and guard and score. Well-rounded sports men and women athletes not only play the sport but understand and incorporate the lessons learned from the history of the sport. Basketball has evolved and will continue to evolve as new products influence performance and creativity affects strategies. Part of the educational process for all students is the appreciation of history for those things that are of interest or that impact their lives. This course will take you to specific websites that will help you and your students incorporate an understanding and appreciation of the history of basketball into the game. History can also be an important motivator for many students who can look at famous historical figures as role models. The Internet is a fantastic resource for your students to improve both their academic and athletic skills. Basketball history comes alive with sites that can demonstrate, inform, educate and motivate. 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.

BASKETBALL OFFICIATING  - Section Code: PEDW9907
Rules, rules and more rules. The only thing about rules in sports that can be counted on is that they will be changed or interpreted differently. Keeping on top of the rules and the latest changes and interpretations is one of the more difficult parts of quality officiating. Now you can use the Internet to help you with that problem. After completing this course you will be able to effectively use the Internet to assist your officiating, review the rule book, look for online sites that post the latest information on rules, use live chat rooms, visit blogs where people with the same interests exchange ideas - and much, much more. Did you know, for instance, that the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials provides a section called "Sportorials," which provides informative articles for the basketball referee? Complete this course to improve your skills and knowledge of the great game of basketball and for long term high quality officiating. 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.

COACHING WRESTLING  - Section Code: PEDW9908
Wrestling has always been an important part of most school’s athletic program. Many athletes and coaches feel that wrestling is a valuable way to help teach “life’s lessons” to young people. Athletes can excel as individuals and face the defeats and successes of the sport while gaining the life success tools of self-confidence and determination. 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.

FOOTBALL COACHING  - Section Code: PEDW9909
Winning teams means a combination of talent and leadership. Coaching has always been the focus and the lightening rod for all sports. Football is no exception. Keeping up with the latest techniques and understanding the secrets of good leadership are more and more important as the pressure to develop a winning team continues to be the measurement of "good coaching." The Internet now provides a wide set of resources that you can turn to for ideas, inspiration and help. Learn how to use the Internet to your advantage by going to websites that feature topics of interest to football coaches, discuss strategies and spur winning strategies based on the work of other coaches. Learn to use the Internet to your advantage and gain that special edge against your competition. 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.

FOOTBALL FITNESS AND TRAINING  - Section Code: PEDW9910
The backbone to a good football team is great fitness and training programs. They increase strength and performance and reduce injuries. As more coaches and schools are being held legally accountable for sports injuries, one of the best defenses is to demonstrate good training programs. Use the Internet to remain updated on the latest techniques. You can exchange techniques and successes with other coaches and become aware of the liability reducing strategies. Learn about the latest facts on nutrition, affects of drugs on the human body, specialized training techniques and more by incorporating the Internet into your professional program. This course will help you discover tools that will help with your training and fitness program. 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.

FOOTBALL HISTORY  - Section Code: PEDW9911
Coaches, athletes and sports fans all feel the need to revere and learn from the past. Part of any good coaching program should include a segment of history of the sport being taught. Football has a long and rich history that is more than just interesting, it is valuable to student athletes who can understand the roots of the sport and learn from the developments over the years. Coaches and students can exchange ideas with other people who are interested in the history of football. Websites will take you to a wide variety of historical resources provided by national groups including the TV networks, NFL, famous ballparks and museums. Weave the history of the sport into your coaching to enhance, enrich, educate and understand the broader view of football. 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.

FOOTBALL OFFICIATING  - Section Code: PEDW9912
Football officials from junior high school to the NFL have a thankless job but an important one. They are the rule enforcers, penalties caller, game/play clock watcher, plus they are responsible for keeping the game moving. They are under constant pressure of football fans, parents and technology recording and replaying every move and decision the officials make. Research the Internet to keep up-to-date on the latest changes in the rules, issues within the sport, legal problems associated with officiating and the new techniques coaches are developing that affect interpretation of plays. By using the Internet you can stay in tune with all the nuances of the sport so when you make that call you know you made the right one based upon the latest information. Being well informed is being well prepared. 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.

GOLF COACHING  - Section Code: PEDW9913
It's been said that more business is conducted on the golf course than in the boardroom. As a golf coach, your business is teaching the latest techniques to help your students succeed on the golf course. Learn to use the Internet to expand your knowledge of techniques that will keep you and your students up-to-date on current and emerging trends in golf from new course designs, fitness and construction of quality greens. Get online with other coaches who will discuss the issues affecting the sport and the coaching of the next generation of enthusiasts. Learn to get your students involved in using the Internet as part of their sports and academic development. You and your students will be able to explore websites devoted strictly to golf, chat with other coaches and players and exchange ideas or pose problems on list servers or newsgroups. This fantastic resource is now at your fingertips. Learn to use it to improve your team's performance. 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.

GOLF HISTORY  - Section Code: PEDW9914
“Fore!” History is an important topic, but why learn about golf’s history? Through this course you will learn how golf began in Europe and the transformations it went through to become what it is today. Learn about the people and places the game of golf influenced. Discover how during WWII golf was a benefit to the war effort. Take your students through the history of golf with the vast resources the Internet provides. Use history to motivate students to study other subjects that have direct ties to the history of sports. 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.

GOLF-TRAINING AND FITNESS  - Section Code: PEDW9915
Training and fitness in sports is more important than ever. A greater awareness of the long-term effects of injuries on young bodies, combined with the legal and physical long-term consequences of these injuries, is critical to today’s coach. These issues of how injuries occur, first aid treatment, and long-term care and rehabilitation are now basic skills for all coaches. By having your students begin to research the Internet, you and your students can learn the latest information on how exercise can reduce injuries, the common injuries they face, treatment of injuries, or how to do warm-up exercises to avoid injuries and improve performance. There is information on new equipment, safety standards, and exercises to both coaches and students. You can compare information with coaches around the world, ask questions and compare notes. Websites will take you to a variety of techniques, research centers and other locations where you can draw new insights on how to improve the safety of your students. 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.

HOCKEY COACHING  - Section Code: PEDW9916
Hockey is an exciting, action packed and high injury sport. Without good coaching skills this sport can cause serious and sometimes permanent injuries to young bodies. This course will guide hockey coaches through the Internet to current rules and regulations, good sportsmanship, injury prevention and gear, video lessons, blogs and chat rooms. These coaching courses all have a common-thread, access to resources the modern coach needs to stay on top of techniques, trends and issues affecting their sports. 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.

KEYS TO WELLNESS  - Section Code: PEDW9917
The physical and mental condition of a student can dramatically affect their performance in school and in life. Both recognizing symptoms and have options to improve a person’s “state of wellness” can be one of the best things teachers can pass on to students regardless of the student’s age. This course will open a variety of health and wellness Internet resources that focus specifically on this area. There are lesson plans, techniques, suggestions, research and products that may be the very thing you can use in your classroom. You will learn how to use the Internet to research other related topics and strengthen your curriculum using these resources. 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.

NUTRITION FOR THE ATHLETE  - Section Code: PEDW9918
Getting peak performance and maintaining a healthy body are key factors in any athletic activity. Young athletes of any age are often spending too much time in the fast food line and not enough time looking at nutrition as a means to reaching higher skill levels. Motivating young people to follow a quality diet is difficult. The key to “motivate” them may rest on the coach and teacher showing them how nutrition can improve their “game.” This course will provide you with a collection of resources that are fun, interesting, informative and motivational about nutrition and sports activities. 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.

SOCCER COACHING  - Section Code: PEDW9919
Americans are discovering soccer. Thousands of teams have formed across America with youngsters from 5 years of age and up. With children beginning at such an early age, effective coaching is critical to both the winning ability of the team but also in teaching techniques that will reduce injury and associated liability, improve performance, inspire team spirit and keep the sport fun and exciting for everyone involved. The Internet is a resource every coach can turn to for assistance. It can now provide both the new and the experienced coaches with new tools for improving the quality and safety of the game. Learn how to use the Internet to your advantage by going to websites that feature topics of interest to soccer coaches. Discuss strategies with other coaches using blogs and chat rooms. Encourage your players to use the Internet to learn more about the sport and take advantage to gain that special edge for your team and against your completion. 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.

SOFTBALL COACHING  - Section Code: PEDW9920
One key to developing winning softball teams requires knowledge of the strategies and techniques that will form winning teams. Another key element to successful softball teams is a leadership. Leadership is a combination of motivation, knowledge and experience. As a coach, you know better than anyone else that winning teams continue to be the measurement of "good coaching." Become skilled at using the Internet as one of the tools available to assist you with the techniques and strategies towards improving your winning skills. It can provide you with a wide set of resources, insights to the sport of softball for both you and your students. Learn how to use the Internet to your advantage by going to websites that feature topics of interest to softball coaches. Discuss strategies with other coaches and spur winning strategies based on the work of other coaches. Learn to use the Internet to improve your game and those of your players. 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.

SWIMMING COACHING  - Section Code: PEDW9921
Coaching swimming takes a special knowledge and set of coaching skills. Swimming, though popular, has never caught the eye of the public like other sports. Therefore coaches may have difficulty finding quality, up-to-date information about important issues related to improving their students and teams. The Internet can broaden this knowledge base. This course will provide websites and communication networks that will become important resources to all swimming coaches. Learn to use the Internet to expand your knowledge of techniques and strategies that will keep you and your students improve yours, and their, skills. Get your students involved in using the Internet as part of their sports and academic development. You and your students will be able to explore websites devoted strictly to swimming. 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.

TENNIS COACHING  - Section Code: PEDW9922
Learn to use the Internet to improve your coaching skills for tennis and help your students learn more about the sport through their own research on this invaluable resource. Coaching tennis involves much more than just taking the students on the court to hit some balls. This sport, unlike many others, has a rich history associated with it that can come to life. As part of the learning process, your students can experience to improve their appreciation of the sport. Other coaching issues involve physical training and fitness, techniques, strategies, liabilities and much more. Learn to use the Internet to expand your knowledge of techniques and strategies that will aid you and your students to improving their skills. 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.

THE WORLD OF AEROBICS  - Section Code: PEDW9923
Aerobics has taken a prominent place in the world of exercise options for the average person. There are a variety of exercise activities that fall under the umbrella of “aerobics” including “water aerobics,” “dancercise,” “weight training,” and “Yoga” depending on who is doing the defining. Learn to use the Internet to explore these and other exercise options related to aerobics by visiting Internet websites around the world. Join discussions with professionals, amateurs and those looking for exercise information. You can develop online, interactive activities for students of all ages that will not only show them exercise activities but expand their knowledge of how the body works and the interaction of mind, body, and nutrition. 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.

VOLLEYBALL COACHING  - Section Code: PEDW9924
The sport often associated with the "beach crowd," volleyball has a long and respected history as a rough and tumble sport requiring skill, quick thinking, action, and complex strategies. Coaching this sport provides its own set of unique challenges and good coaches are always looking for new sources of information on strategy and technique. The Internet can be an invaluable resource to you and your students glean new insights into how to improve your team's performance. And, don't forget the related issues that affect every coach - fitness, training, injury prevention and treatment and legal liabilities. The Internet can be an invaluable resource when dealing with these issues too. 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.

WEIGHT TRAINING COACHING  - Section Code: PEDW9925
Weight Training is a fundamental course for almost any sport and is growing in popularity. The proper development of key muscle groups is important for maximum performance from the athlete and protection from injury and liability for all concerned. Coaching weight lifting requires knowledge of every sport and how to work with each athlete to develop him/her for the sport they are participating in. Coaches may have difficulty finding quality, up-to-date information about important issues related to how weight lifting should be coached. The Internet can provide places for coaches to seek advice from other coaches and experts in the field, to find the latest physical and medical updates and training techniques, and discuss topics on weight training with those who share the same interests and concerns. 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.