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Grad Ed course to be offered in Wisconsin this summer

Students benefit when all teachers in a school can work together to improve their school's curriculum, says Graduate Education Director Pam Adams.

Students benefit when all teachers in a school can work together to improve their school's curriculum, says Graduate Education Director Pam Adams.

One of the more popular and required courses for the Dordt College graduate education program will be offered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, this summer.

According to graduate program director Dr. Pam Adams, a number of teachers from Sheboygan County Christian High School have taken the course Structuring School Curriculum with Dr. Jack Fennema in the past two years, and say it has changed their thinking about curriculum. They wanted the rest of the staff at their school to take the course as well so they can work together at improving their curriculum. They also expect teachers at Sheboygan Christian School and nearby Oostburg Christian School to participate.

The course is not simply for the teachers of these three schools, though, says Adams. Since the course will not be offered on campus this summer, anyone who wishes to enroll may take it there.

Adams is happy about the opportunity for the Wisconsin schools because it will give them an opportunity to work together on curriculum in a concentrated manner during the summer, something most teachers on nine month contracts canít do. She is open to considering a similar request from other schools.

If you have questions about this course or the graduate program, contact Dr. Pam Adams at padams@dordt.edu or 712 722 6214.