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[start with MI so they know it's in the course, move to the meat and potatoes of constructivist, then how MI informs.

Multiple Intelligences describes the "toolbox" of __ that each young child brings to exploration and learning.

Teachers can help shape how children are exploring and learning by understanding all the tools in the  box, and by learning through observation, which tools and combinations of tools a child or children together prefer.

How do we as early childhood educators create an environment that invites children to use their natural learning instincts in the classroom? How do we set up an environment that invites students to use their multiple intelligences, all those available, their preferred ones...., their "tools" in their toolkitsto learn?

By understanding how kids learn and  use that to inform shape thir learning "environment" (materials, ....) and to o allow them unfettered access to their tools.

In this course, you will learn how children learn more deeply when they follow their natural curiosities, that children are naturally prepared for early curiosity-based explorations in science and math, and other domains, as STEM literacy is the gateway to most other subjects and to an ethic of lifelong learning.   You will learn how you can create experiences to encourage curiosity-based learning and to engage in it with your students.   

Something returning to MI's role.

To include in summary:

observation, "action",  ...

Multiple Intelligences theory is a description of intelligence, of our human "toolkit" we bring to the tasks of living and learning. It is not an educational approach, like the Montessori Method, nor is it a theory about the learning process, such as behaviorist or social learning theories.   In describing how we are intelligent, MI theory offers a framework for designing and using curriculum, instruction, assessment, and the classroom environment that invites and capitalizes on group and individual intelligences.  Therefore this course introduces Multiple Intelligences Theory in the context of our best and best-known early childhood educational approaches and practices, including developmental approaches, Reggio Emilia, and Montessori.  What can an MI-informed perspective add to a toddler, preschool, or Kindergarten classroom? You will work on this question throughout the course, while building your understanding of  the landscape of best practices in the education of young children.

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MI in Elementary, Middle & High School (MI EMHS)-- Fall, 2011
Multiple Intelligences In Elementary, Middle, High School introduces Multiple Intelligences theory and practice in primary and secondary school through readings, practical examples, discussions, and online and on site activities and assignments. Through this course participants will deepen their understanding of the theory and will develop and implement MI strategies in and for their own settings.

This course is also one of two MI Intro courses that can be applied to the MI Teacher Certification process, as a prerequisite to enrollment in the MII Teacher Certification Practicum course. Appropriate for grade levels of students ages 6years+.

Sande Dawes, Online Coach-Instructor
Julie Viens, Course Support
MI in Elementary, Middle & High School SU 2011
Multiple Intelligences In Elementary, Middle, High School introduces Multiple Intelligences theory and practice in primary and secondary school through readings, practical examples, discussions, and online and on site activities and assignments. Through this course participants will deepen their understanding of the theory and will develop and implement MI strategies in and for their own settings.

This course is also one of two MI Intro courses that can be applied to the MI Teacher Certification process, as a prerequisite to enrollment in the MII Teacher Certification Practicum course. Appropriate for grade levels of students ages 6years+.

Sande Dawes, Online Coach
Julie Viens, Course Support
Kerri Brann, Administrative Support
MI in Early Childhood Education, SU 2011

Multiple Intelligences In Early Childhood Education introduces Multiple Intelligences theory and practice in the context of early childhood education. Participants are introduced to MI theory and practice in ECE through readings, practical examples, discussions, and online and on site activities and assignments. Through this course participants will deepen their understanding of the theory and will develop and implement MI strategies in and for their own settings.

This course is also one of two MI Intro courses that can be applied to the MI Teacher Certification process, as a prerequisite to enrollment in the MII Teacher Certification Practicum course.

Instructional Staff
Betsy Herman, Online Coach
Julie Viens, Course Instructional Support
Kerri Brann, Course Administrative Support
MI in Early Childhood Education, Spring 2011 (Feb. 16-May 31, 2011)

Multiple Intelligences In Early Childhood Education introduces Multiple Intelligences theory and practice in the context of early childhood education. Participants are introduced to MI theory and practice in ECE through readings, practical examples, discussions, and online and on site activities and assignments. Through this course participants will deepen their understanding of the theory and will develop and implement MI strategies in and for their own settings.

This course is also one of two MI Intro courses that can be applied to the MI Teacher Certification process, as a prerequisite to enrollment in the MII Teacher Certification Practicum course.

Instructional Staff
Betsy Herman, Online Coach
Eryn Watts, Online Coach

Julie Viens,
Course Instructional Support
Kerri Brann, Course Administrative Support
MI in Elementary, Middle & High School (Fall, 2010)
Multiple Intelligences In Elementary, Middle, High School introduces Multiple Intelligences theory and practice in primary and secondary school through readings, practical examples, discussions, and online and on site activities and assignments. Through this course participants will deepen their understanding of the theory and will develop and implement MI strategies in and for their own settings.

This course is also one of two MI Intro courses that can be applied to the MI Teacher Certification process, as a prerequisite to enrollment in the MII Teacher Certification Practicum course. Appropriate for grade levels of students ages 6years+.

Rhonda Bondie, Coach Facilitator
Julie Viens & Kerri Brann, Instructional & Administrative Support

MI in Early Childhood Education, Fall 2010 (Oct. 13, 2010-Jan 31, 2011)

Multiple Intelligences In Early Childhood Education introduces Multiple Intelligences theory and practice in the context of early childhood education (approx. ages 3-6). Participants are introduced to MI theory and practice in ECE through readings, practical examples, discussions, and online and on site activities and assignments. Through this course participants will deepen their understanding of the theory and will develop and implement MI strategies in and for their own settings.

This course is also one of two MI Intro courses that can be applied to the MI Teacher Certification process, as a prerequisite to enrollment in the MII Teacher Certification Practicum course.

Instructional Staff
Sande Dawes,Coach Facilitator, STUDY GROUP ONE (1)
Lee Ann Burdick,Coach Facilitator, STUDY GROUP TWO (2)
Betsy Herman, Coach Facilitator, STUDY GROUP THREE (3)

Julie Viens,
Course Instructional Support
Kerri Brann, Course Administrative Support

Laura Friedman & Sande Dawes, Lead Coach-Facilitators
Julie Viens, Coach-Facilitator, Instructional & Admin Support
Kerri Brann, Support Staff

In this course, teachers in the MII Teacher Certification (TC) Program continue to deepen their understanding of and experience with translating MI theory well and authentically in their own settings. Through course activities, and in conjunction with work they undertake in their own settings, participants build their understanding and repertoire of Keystones to MI Practice: those beliefs, values and practices that define an "MI" classroom or program.

Successful completion of the Teacher Practicum Course results in participants': deep understanding of MI and its implications for the classroom, and of the fundamental components-keystones-of an MI-based classroom; knowledge and repertoire of Keystone practices for their own settings; and, in combination with a successful on-site practicum experience, initial MI Teacher Certification.




MI in ECE, Summer 2010 (June 30-Sept. 21)
Instructional Staff
Sande Dawes, Coach Facilitator, STUDY GROUP I
Kellie Demmler,Coach Facilitator, STUDY GROUP II
Betsy Herman, Coach Facilitator, STUDY GROUP III
Julie Viens, Course Support

Multiple Intelligences In Early Childhood Education introduces Multiple Intelligences theory and practice in the context of early childhood (ages 2-5) teaching and learning. Participants are introduced to MI theory in ECE through readings, practical examples, discussions, and online and on site activities and assignments.
MI in Elementary, Middle & High School (Spring, 2010)
Introductory course about MI theory and practice at the elementary through high school level. Separate examples and assignments for different levels will be provided as appropriate.

Rhonda Clevenson, Coach Facilitator (Lead)
Julie Viens, Course Support
MI in Elementary/Middle-High School (Spring, 2010)
Introductory course about MI theory and practice.
Strand I focuses on MI at the Elementary School level
Strand II focuses on Middle & High School.
Course participants choose the strand in which they will participate.
MI in Elementary, Middle & High School (Spring, 2011)
Multiple Intelligences In Elementary, Middle, High School introduces Multiple Intelligences theory and practice in primary and secondary school through readings, practical examples, discussions, and online and on site activities and assignments. Through this course participants will deepen their understanding of the theory and will develop and implement MI strategies in and for their own settings.

This course is also one of two MI Intro courses that can be applied to the MI Teacher Certification process, as a prerequisite to enrollment in the MII Teacher Certification Practicum course. Appropriate for grade levels of students ages 6years+.

Sande Dawes, Online Coach
Julie Viens & Kerri Brann, Instructional & Administrative Support

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