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Adam V

EDUX 7819 The Growth Mindset Coach: Empowering Students to Achieve The subject matter of the book is extremely relevant in today’s educational environment. With students everywhere becoming more apathetic and less resilient, it is harder than ever to capture students’ interest. It falls on the teacher to find ways to reach students who have spent years cultivating the opinion that they are incapable of success. This course provides many valuable tools for combatting this erroneous point of view and showing students that everyone is at least capable of success. I would recommend this course for all teachers, but especially those who are looking for ideas on how to make students feel a little less helpless.

Jennifer I

EDUX 7245 Learning Science Through Inquiry I was extremely satisfied with this course. I would definitely recommend it to others. It takes a very comprehensive approach to teaching science. I felt that each video had information and strategies that I could apply in my own classroom. In addition, I was able to share these activities with colleagues, and we have had great success with our students already!

Holly N

EDUX 7000 The Art of Teaching the Arts. The course format was exceptionally effective. I have taken numerous courses online and through independent study. This course was, by far, the most beneficial because of the format. I would venture to say it was even more effective than my brick and mortar coursework graduate level work.

Jessie M.

EDUX 7340 The World of Abnormal Psychology. The way I heard about this professional development opportunity was from a few colleagues in my school district. They explained it was a great way to take a class that would enhance my knowledge in the field of counseling and education, in addition to gaining units to advance my pay. After looking into the courses for myself, I felt it was perfect for me at this time. It was easy to enroll through the official website and had a large selection of courses to choose from. I like that it is self-paced and can be done online for convenience. With long work hours and other time consuming responsibilities, I love that I can work at my own pace with my own flexibly. I was very satisfied with this course and would definitely recommend it to others. The videos were easy to access and you have the freedom to choose your own readings to write on. The subject matter is valuable for anyone working in the field of education to understand the complexity of mental health and mental diagnoses.

Tom A

EDUX 7135 Primary Sources: Workshops in American History The course compelled me to seek out primary documents, including court cases or legislative battles for role playing, that fit into the curriculum that I currently teach. I have been teaching AP European History for fifteen years now and felt I had my lessons pretty dialed in. After watching these lectures in the videos, and the way in which the professors taught, I went online and searched out documents.

A. Z.

EDUX8000 The Brain and Behavior: I highly appreciated how organized and straight-forward this course was outlined. As an educator, it is challenging to take on additional tasks. However, since this class was outlined so clearly and the content was interesting, it did not feel like an extra item to complete. I enjoyed how clear and concise the syllabus was and how each assignment was explained and formatted. The best aspect of this course was gaining more insight on each component that makes up the brain. I gained more understanding on the function and the characteristics that encompass each part of the brain, and the problems that can arise if there is an issue in a particular part of the brain. Furthermore, this course allowed me to understand that the appropriate interventions can help change the brain to foster academic and social-emotional growth.

Melinda Z

EDUX 7816 I am an RTI (Response to Intervention) Teacher. I work with students in 3rd-6th grade that are struggling in Language Arts and Math. The best aspect of this course was finding some new strategies that can help some of my students that are severely behind in reading. This is my 2nd year working with a lot of the same students and the year before I used many strategies and didn’t see much growth, but using some of these new strategies, I am already seeing some growth (even though very tiny for some) and that just fills my teacher heart with joy to see any growth with my students.

Jullian C.

EDUX 7600: Autism in Education. I liked that this course allowed me to select the book and articles that best met my needs as an educator. In more rigid courses, a book and/or articles are assigned that don’t align well to my job or the students I teach. This course gave me to flexibility to build on my prior knowledge and learn how to help my current and future students be their best selves. I took this course to understand how to best meet the needs of my students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. I knew that students on the spectrum are diverse, but I wanted to learn common themes and best practices for increasing appropriate behavior so students could be successful in a general education setting. My goals were met ... I feel educated on the broad spectrum of students with autism.

A. B.

EDUX 7404: Healing Anxiety and Depression. I found this course format incredibly easy to understand, as the syllabus lists all that needs to be completed. The documents were easy to download and save. As a mother of mother of two and a full-time teacher, this course allowed me to read and complete course work at night, while my children were sleeping. I also completed work on my lunch break at school. Knowing that I had an instructor that I could reach out to, at any time, was also beneficial.

Christina B.

EDUX 7400: Change Your Brain, Change Your Body. One of the best aspects of this course is the independent format. As an adult that has taken a lot of classes over the years it is nice to take a class that allows me to work independently, at my own pace. Another aspect of the course that was really good happened to be all of the reflection questions. The reflection questions really helped me analyze and think deeply about what I have learned.