PEDC 9069 Communication Skills in Today’s World
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits/ 45 hours Instructor Jessica Corcoran September 1-30, October 1-30, November 1-30, December 1-30, January 3-30, February 1-28, April 1-29, May 1-30, June 1-30, July 1-30, August 1-30
University of the Pacific
In the course, Communication Skills in Today’s World, students will research a variety of communication styles to complete a digital resource. Participants will be expected to provide a link, description, positives/negatives about the communication style, any relevant research about the communication style, an interesting fact, and a visual. Participants of the course will also learn about their own communication style through quizzes and research. Students will have the opportunity to explore different techniques to improve their communication skills with others. Participants will also have the opportunity to work through difficult situations to come up with appropriate communication skills when dealing with challenging parents, students, supervisors, co-workers, or their own families. Students who take this course will be researching websites, articles, books, and videos. Resources are provided; however students are able to utilize their own cited sources. All participants will come out of the course with a 19 page digital communication resource they can refer back to as needed. Student’s can also share ideas and network with peers through the class forum. A final presentation is designated to reflect on the course overall, including visuals and takeaways. All participants taking this class will work closely with the instructor to reflect and research the online resources. Google Meet availability is an option and feedback will be given for each assignment.
This course is relevant to all who work in schools with children ages in both regular and special education settings. This course has been designed for all school administrators, regular and special education teachers (grades K-12 and ages 5 to 21), special area teachers (gym, art, music, technology) school psychologists, school counselors, guidance counselors, social workers, speech and language therapists or speech pathologists and occupational or physical therapists.
September 1-30, October 1-30, November 1-30, December 1-30, December 1-30, January 3-30, February 1-28, March 1-30, April 1-29, May 1-30, June 1-30, July 1-30, August 1-30