PSU Teaming with West Lebanon’s The Center for School Success

January 26th, 2007 by Adam

An Upper Valley educational group with expertise in emerging special education strategies is teaming up with Plymouth State University in offering graduate-level courses.

Plymouth State University’s College of Graduate Studies has a new partnership with The Center for School Success (CSS), a non-profit education organization located in West Lebanon, N.H. CSS is now offering graduate-level courses through PSU, allowing students to focus their graduate program in the Neurodevelopmental Approach to Teaching through self-designed degree options.

The Neurodevelopmental Approach to Teaching explores recent brain-based research and how it relates to teaching practice, in particular the way teachers identify, respond and manage students with learning differences.

Individuals may focus their graduate program in this emerging area through self-designed degree options including the Master of Education in K-12 Education, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership, and a professional certificate with a concentration in the Neurodevelopmental Approach to Teaching.

Courses include such topics as: Foundations of Neurodevelopmental Theory; Teaching with Talent, Knowledge and Skill: Translating Neurodevelopmental Strengths into Effective Classroom Practice; Applying a Neurodevelopmental Approach to Instructional Practice; Using Collaborative Practices to Enhance Teaching and Learning; Using Authentic Data to Engage Students’ Minds; Understanding and Remembering: The Role of Attention and Memory in Learning; Practicum in Neurodevelopmental Approach to Teaching; Reconsidering Referrals to “Support Teams” and a New Coaches Institute “Critical Friends Groups.”

Classes will be held in West Lebanon, Concord and at the Southeastern Regional Educational Service Center (SERESC) in Bedford, N.H. starting in March. A customized schedule can also be created for individual schools/district professional development. For more information call (603) 535-2636 or visit plymouth.edu/graduate.