Hybrid Education Courses

UPDATE, March 20: Due to COVID-19, there will be no Hybrid Online-OnCampus Summer Session 2020.

These 5-week courses are structured as 5 week online courses and 1 week onsite at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine. Courses are scheduled to enable students to take two courses onsite per week. Classes are hybrids, running June 22 to July 28, 2020, with one week onsite.

Onsite: July 13-17, 2020

ED 515 -Instructional Strategies – Morning

Hybrid -5 Week Course  |  Onsite July 13-17, 2020, 8-11am  |  Instructor: Dr. Julie Zink

Course Description: Researches and ascertains instructional strategies for students’ learning audiences and aligns instructional strategies with curriculum principles and standards. Determines strategies that deliver the greatest efficacy and effectiveness, given the instructor’s knowledge of his/her role and responsibility. This course investigates the ramifications of the “constructivist” classroom versus traditional teacher-centered learning.

ED 560- Intercultural Communication – Afternoon

Hybrid 5 Week Course  |  Onsite July 13-17, 2020 at 1-4pm  |  Instructor:  Dr. Zink

Course Description: This course is about communication within different cultures (cross-cultural) and communication between different cultures (intercultural). We will examine the values, beliefs, and assumptions that people of other cultures hold generally and about communication specifically as they interact with people unlike themselves. This course combines theory and research from a communication perspective. The course will involve the application of communication concepts through activities, papers, and discussions.

ED 520- Research – Morning

Hybrid 5 Week Course  | Onsite July 13-17, 2020 at 8-11am  |  Instructor: Dr. Nelson

Course Description: Because ED 600 is a 12-week course, ED 520 has been redesigned to give students a jump-start on completing their capstone. While knowledge and skills will be addressed to help students effectively design and conduct their research, the bulk of the course will be to help students identify  and refine their research problem, select an appropriate research design, and guidance in the selection of appropriate literature for their literature review.

ED 538- Maine Special Ed Law – Afternoon

Hybrid 5 Week Course  | Onsite July 13-17, 2020, 1-4pm  |  Instructor: Dr. Charles

Course Description: This course will review the statutory and regulatory foundations of U.S. public policies as it pertains to Maine children and youth with disabilities. This course will provide comprehensive overviews of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and other relevant federal and state legislation, regulations, and policies including FERPA, Section 504, ADA, and FAPE.

ED 534- Community Relations & Communication – Morning

Hybrid 5 Week Course  | Onsite July 13-17, 2020, 8-11pm  |  Instructor: Gary Rosenthal

Course Description: Examines the relationships of the school system and its community, and their influences upon each other, stressing the importance of mutual understanding. Processes for identifying mutual interests through appropriate information sharing are emphasized, as are techniques to assist clarity in bargaining and effectiveness in public communication

ED 532- School Finance & Budgeting ED 534- Community Relations & Communication – Afternoon

Hybrid 5 Week Course  | Onsite July 13-17, 2020, 1-4pm  |  Instructor: Gary Rosenthal

Course Description: Examines the financial contexts and legal requirements of educational budgeting. The roles of federal and state laws, regulations, and tax policies are considered, as are local conditions and concerns, in raising and distributing revenue. The processes of budgetary planning, preparation, management, and control are carefully evaluated.

Summer Session Housing: July 13-17

Check in after 3pm on Sunday and check out before 10am on Saturday.

  • Double $566 (shared with another student and includes student’s meals)
  • Single Room $695 (no guest in room and includes student’s meals)
  • Family in same room $875 (guests shares room with student and includes student’s meals only)
  • Additional Room: $618 (room only)

Meal Plan: $257 (Full Meal plan including lobster roll and BBQ)

Guests a la carte:

  • Breakfast: $11
  • Lunch: $13
  • Dinner: $15
  • BBQ: $26
  • Lobster Roll: $21

Transportation: $25 round trip (pick up at Portland International Airport, Greyhound Bus Station or Portland Transportation Center which houses both Amtrak and Concord bus lines)

  • Pick up Sunday: 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm, & 10:30 pm
  • Drop off Friday: Leaves SJC at 12:30pm & 4:30pm
  • Drop off Saturday: Leaves SJC at 4:00am, 7:00am, & 10:00am

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