COURSE TITLE:

ONLINE MATH TUTORIALS: Khan Academy & More - (STEM)

NO. OF CREDITS:

3 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 2.00 credits]

WA CLOCK HRS:  
OREGON PDUs:
30
30

INSTRUCTOR:

Wendi Fein
wendifein1@gmail.com

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course meets OSPI's STEM requirements.

There is currently an increased emphasis on relevant and rigorous curriculum, using technology in and out of the classroom, differentiating and supplementing instruction and using open education resources. It is important, therefore, to review and evaluate the variety and effectiveness of on-line tutorials and open education resources in the area of math.  In this course, secondary and elementary math teachers will look at Khan Academy from the perspective of both students and teachers. You will also find and evaluate other on-line math tutorial programs. The course will allow you to find relevant open education resources that can supplement any math curriculum. Teachers who desire 400 or 500 level credit, will use these resources to create several units of study that can be individualized or adapted for the classroom. For the 500 level, teachers will also be asked to present your findings to parents, faculty and/or administrators.   Text is not required.  All readings are online.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:

1)   A greater knowledge and appreciation of the diversity of supplemental math instruction that is available online and appropriate for their teaching situation.

2)   Learned how to resource online math tutorials and successfully integrate them into classroom instruction.

3)   Gained experience in using online math resources as part of student’s homework or remedial work. 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.


HOURS EARNED:
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.




 

UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION

REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.

  1. Completion of Information Acquisition assignments 30%
  2. Completion of Learning Application assignments 40%
  3. Completion of Integration Paper assignment 30%



 

CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.

AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION

REQUIRED TEXT

Text is not required.  All readings are online

None. All reading is online.

MATERIALS FEE

All readings are online

QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:

Wendi Fein, M.A., enthusiastically brings her years of teaching experiences since 1980 to the development and implementation of her courses. Presently, she is teaching Adult Education, Developmental Math and English as a Second Language at Tacoma Community College in Tacoma Washington.  

She spent 25 years teaching in K-12 public schools with a focus on special education, math, dance, PE, study skills and English/World Cultures. In addition, Wendi has traveled and volunteered extensively, bringing her stories and passion for human rights and equity into the classroom. Wendi holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an M.A. in Special Education.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

ONLINE MATH TUTORIALS: Khan Academy & More - (STEM)

ONLINE MATH TUTORIALS:  Khan Academy & More

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

"Khan Academy: The future of education?" Web. 60 Minutes. March 11, 2012. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57394905/khan-academy-the-future-of-education/

Brown, Laura Lewis. "Instill a Love of Math.” Web. PBS Parent.  July, 2012. http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/math/math-tips-for-parents/instill-a-love-of-math/

Donaldson, Cindy. "The Khan Academy: Changing the Face of Education?"  Web. education.com.   Nov. 2011.  http://www.education.com/magazine/article/khan-academy/

Phillips, Anna. "For Math, Click Calculate." New York Times.  January 20, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/education/edlife/for-math-click-calculate.html?_r=3&

Dan Meyer. "Math class needs a makeover.” Web. TED Ideas worth spreading. May, 2010.

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_meyer_math_curriculum_makeover.html

 

Conrad Wolfram. “Teaching kids real math with computers.” Web. TED Ideas worth spreading. Nov. 2010. http://www.ted.com/talks/conrad_wolfram_teaching_kids_real_math_with_computers.html

 

Thompson, Clive. "How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education.” Web. WIRED. July 15, 2011.  http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/07/ff_khan/ 

 

ON LINE TUTORIAL WEBSITES.

http://www.mathtv.com/ (all levels)

http://www.mathplayground.com/mathvideos.html  (K-8 grades)

http://www.brightstorm.com/feature/watch-free-sample-videos  ( secondary)

http://www.teachertube.com/ ( you can post your own videos, too)

http://www.math-videos-online.com/  ( K-8)

http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?p=online+math+tutorial+videos