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Coastal offers Learning Institute for K-12 teachers, administrators

May 1, 2002

The Institute for Effective Teaching and Learning, a continuing education program for South Carolina K-12 public school teachers and administrators, will be offered at Coastal Carolina University June 11 to 27. The institute will address topics critical to the improvement of South Carolina's elementary, middle and high school classrooms. Eight courses will be offered in two-day sessions. Certified teachers and administrators may earn one hour of graduate credit for completing each course. The fee is $180 per course for South Carolina residents.

Developed by Coastal's School of Continuing Studies in collaboration with Coastal's College of Education, the institute provides access to the latest research-based instructional strategies, approaches and programs. The courses will be taught by scholars and practitioners who are recognized for their achievements at the state and national levels.

The courses offered include:

- Closing the Achievement Gap for the African-American Child; - Closing the Achievement Gap for the Hispanic-American Child; - Instructional Strategies for the ADD/ADHD Learner; - Meeting Social Studies and Language Arts National Standards through National Issues Forums in the Classroom; - Brain Compatible Teaching; - The Courage to Teach and Lead; - Differentiated Instructions: Making Accommodations for the Diversity Among Student Learners; and - Survival Spanish for School Teachers and Administrators.

For more information, contact Amanda Brown in Coastal's School of Continuing Studies at 349-2294 or visit on the Internet.