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New learning institute for K-12 teachers and administrators

May 2, 2000

The Institute for Effective Teaching and Learning, a new continuing education program for South Carolina K-12 public school teachers and administrators, will be offered at Coastal Carolina University July 10 to 15. The institute will address topics critical to the improvement of South Carolina's elementary and middle school classrooms. Nine courses will be offered in two-day sessions. The fee is $150 per two-day course for South Carolina residents.

Developed by Coastal's Division of Extended Learning and Public Services in collaboration with Coastal's School 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. Certified teachers and administrators may earn one hour of graduate credit for completing each two-day course.

The courses offered include:

July 10 and 11, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Standards-Based Teaching and Evaluation in Primary and Elementary Classrooms

- Programs That Work for At-Risk Students in Primary and Elementary Classrooms

- Wild and Wonderful Wetlands: Selected Topics in Wetland Ecology< p> July 12 and 13, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Meeting the Needs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Students

- Diagnosing and Teaching for Literacy Development

- Variety is the Spice: Strategies That Improve Interpretation and Analysis of Literature

July 14 and 15, 8: 30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Using Multiple Intelligences Lessons in Primary and Elementary School Classrooms

- Making Conflict Resolution Work for You

- The Awesome Ocean: Selected Topics in Oceanography

For more information, contact Jennifer Shinaberger in Coastal's Division of Extended Learning and Public Services at (843) 349-2694 or visit the Web site: