School of Education
Reaching out the Region
Dr Wilkins-O'Riley Zinn, Professor in the School of Education offers two face-to-face classes each summer at Southwestern Oregon Community College (SOCC). This helps area teachers and professionals earn their Master of Education through a combination of face-to-face and online classes. The summer courses at SOCC are offered in a condensed format. Students in the Master of Education can also build endorsements in Reading, ESOL, or Special Education into their Master's degree.
Summer 2012 course offerings
Take one, two, or three classes at SOCC’s University Center in a fun, interactive environment.
ED 540: Reading Programs: Curriculum/Instruction K-12 (3 credits)
This is a foundations course appropriate for M.Ed. and reading programs.
Meets 6/20, 6/21, 6/29 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AND 6/27 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This hands-on, minds-on course explores literature for children and young people from the inside out as participants deconstruct multiple genres of literature and discuss techniques used to produce--and select--developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate and appealing texts that promote multiple kinds of verbal and visual literacy. We will collaboratively explore theories that support content choices made by authors, along with literary devices, illustration, typography, and other related techniques and research, applying what we learn to the writing and illustrating of collaborative and individual work, and to the development of related classroom activities that promote engagement with--and love of--reading. "This class was so much fun—I can’t wait for fall!” • Comment from 2009 course evaluation
ED 547: Impact of Culture in the Classroom (3 credits)
This is a diversity course appropriate for M.Ed. and reading programs.
Meets 6/18, 6/19, 6/28 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AND 6/27 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
This course is designed to assist teachers in uncovering personal biases and developing research-proven and culturally-responsive methods and materials that support literacy and learning in increasingly diverse classrooms. We will collaboratively explore multiple adaptations appropriate for classroom application, and will discuss the creation of inclusive cultures of learning where students' multiple cultures and learning preferences are celebrated and supported, and where students are empowered as literate people. The International Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professionals and TSPC's definition of cultural competence will guide our studies (and we’ll have fun!). "I learned so much about myself and about ways to engage and differentiate for the diverse students in my classroom. Loved this class!!” • Comment from 2009 course evaluation
ED 595: Models of Professional Growth
ED 595 is a self-directed course. Students need to download the course description and the Irregular Registration (IR) form. Submit the IR, along with a description of your proposed project. They can emailed to Angela Huftill or faxed to 541-552-6287.
MEd ADVISING APPOINTMENTS with Zinn
University Center, Southwestern Oregon Community College
Monday & Tuesday, April 23-24 from 3:00-7:00 pm with 1/2 hour appointments. If a few students want to come in together, she's also open to doing that.
Contact Meggan at SOCC 541-888-1518 to schedule an appt.
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