Call for Instructors
The sharing of knowledge between professionals is an important part of a quality staff development program. Do you have a special program or instructional strategy that would benefit the growth of children? If you do, PLEASE share your knowledge. Consider becoming an instructor for Keystone AEA's Licensure Renewal Program.
Important things to remember when planning to offer a course:
The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has created a federal definition of a credit hour that is consistent with the Carnegie Unit (one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for approximately 15 weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit). According to this definition an activity offered for one graduate credit would need to have approximately 15 hours of class time and out-of-class work equivalent to about 30 hours or some other distribution of a total of 45 hours.
If you plan to offer a technology based class, the course must have a significant portion of its time dedicated to integration; significant meaning greater that 70% of the time. It is no longer acceptable to have a class that deals with learning how to run the program or hardware. Please do not use the word introduction in the title unless you are introducing folks to integrating technology for the advancement of student learning. The bottom line is that a course just about a program such as Excel, Word, Power Point, building Web pages or similar programs will no longer be offered for any type of credit.
If you have decided to offer a class, please complete the Teach a Class: Course Syllabus Template following the Teach a Class: Course Syllabus Guidelines. If this is the first time you have offered a class you will also need to fill out the Instructor Vita. You will be asked to make a copy of the syllabus template, use the guidelines to complete it, and email it to Kathy Wessel with the word "Syllabus" in the subject line.
Courses should be submitted for approval within six weeks of the call dates listed below based on the course start date:
- Fall (Sept. - Dec.) July 1 and should not start until after Labor Day
- Winter (Jan. - May) Sept. 1 and should not start until the second full week of January
- Summer (June - August) by March 1 and should not start until the second full week of June
Courses submitted after the listed dates cannot be guarenteed approval for licensure renewal or graduate credit.
If you have taught for Keystone before and have not updated your vita since July 1, 2010, please do so at this time.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Kathy Hay or Shirley Kirby
1400 2nd Street NW
Elkader, IA 52043