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Continuing Professional Education

 

Professional Development classes for Fall 2016:


MSU Denver South Campus

(5660 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village - just one block west of the Orchard Road Light Rail Station)


Spring 2017

CAS 4300, Acting Like a Teacher, CRN 34715.  Class meets for 5 consecutive Saturdays, April 3 through May 6, 9am-2:30pm. This class examines and explores the formation of classroom presence using a variety of acting, speaking and vocal techniques to develop, build, and encourage skills supporting an effective classroom persona. Students will practice and demonstrate body movement, posture, and deportment skills along with verbal and nonverbal communication skills to support classroom management and motivate pupil attention and engagement. Students will identify, learn, and practice intentional vocal and visual techniques to make instructional communication more effective.  (Class is crosslisted with EDU 4300 and THE 4300.)

COM 366Q, Multimedia E-Learning for Captivate 7, CRN 32946.  Class meets for 2 consecutive Fridays and Saturdays, March 31 through April 8, from 8:30am-5pm.  This hands-on course covers best practices to create eLearning tutorials and soft skills training assessments and demonstrations using Adobe Captivate 4.  Students will develop animated, multimedia eLearning projects which incorporate graphics, audio, Flash animation and graded quizzes into eLearning objects.  Also included are techniques for authors to create Learning Objects for use with Learning Management Systems (LMS).  No graphics, animation or programming knowledge is necessary.

COM 366R, Knowledge Bases with Adobe RoboHelp 10, CRN 32946.  Class meets for 2 consecutive Fridays and Saturdays, April 14 through April 22, from 8:30am-5pm.  This hands-on course covers the principles and best proctices of creating online knowledge bases, policies and procedures manuals and online help for software applications using Adobe RoboHelp8.  Students will develop an online web-based project which incorporates graphics, as well as text and multimedia eLearning objects.  Also included are techniques for authors to creat style sheets and planning the project to create style sheets and planning the project to include a Table of Contents, Index, Glossary and Search Engine for maximum usability.

CPD 2300, Time Management, CRN 34747.  Class meets on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, from 9am-5pm.  Learning to manage time efficiently is a necessary skill for successful students, educators, and professionals. This course is designed to enable women and men to analyze their use of time, identify factors that contribute to wasting time, and improve use of time through better prioritizing, scheduling, and increased motivation.

CPD 2310, Stress Management, CRN 34752.  Class meets on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, from 9am-5pm.  This course will help students identify their own causes of stress and then deal with those causes prescriptively.  discussions will focus on understanding stress theory, personality attributes that contribute to stress, stress in the work environment, and relationship stress.

CPD 2330, Assertiveness, CRN 24755.  Class meets on Saturday, February 18 and Saturday, February 25, from 9am-5pm.  This course explores assertive behavior from a feminist point of view.  The differences between passive, assertive, and aggressive behaviors are discussed.  Avenues for change and tools to achieve change are identified.

CPD 2370, Money Issues for Women, CRN 34760.  Class meets on Saturday, February 4 and Saturday, February 11, from 9am-5pm.  The economic and social circumstances of women’s lives in the United States often place them in a different material and psychological relationship to money and issues surrounding money than men. This course will review a variety of issues women face when planning for the future, as well as some of the tools used to build a secure future.

EDU 4300, Acting Like a Teacher, CRN 33926.  Class meets for 5 consecutive Saturdays, April 3 through May 6, 9am-2:30pm. This class examines and explores the formation of classroom presence using a variety of acting, speaking and vocal techniques to develop, build, and encourage skills supporting an effective classroom persona. Students will practice and demonstrate body movement, posture, and deportment skills along with verbal and nonverbal communication skills to support classroom management and motivate pupil attention and engagement. Students will identify, learn, and practice intentional vocal and visual techniques to make instructional communication more effective.  (Class is crosslisted with CAS 4300 and THE 4300.)

EDU 4700, Substitute Teacher Workshop, CRN 35215.  Class meets on Saturday, April 15 and Saturday, April 22, from 9am - 5pm.   This course provides the background knowledge, methods, techniques and materials for substitute teachers at the elementary and middle school levels to be more confident and competent substitute instructors.

FIN 2370, Money Issues for Women, CRN 34760.  Class meets on Saturday, February 4 and Saturday, February 11, from 9am-5pm.  The economic and social circumstances of women’s lives in the United States often place them in a different material and psychological relationship to money and issues surrounding money than men. This course will review a variety of issues women face when planning for the future, as well as some of the tools used to build a secure future.

THE 4300, Acting Like a Teacher, CRN 33928.  Class meets for 5 consecutive Saturdays, SApril 3 through May 6, 9am-2:30pm. This class examines and explores the formation of classroom presence using a variety of acting, speaking and vocal techniques to develop, build, and encourage skills supporting an effective classroom persona. Students will practice and demonstrate body movement, posture, and deportment skills along with verbal and nonverbal communication skills to support classroom management and motivate pupil attention and engagement. Students will identify, learn, and practice intentional vocal and visual techniques to make instructional communication more effective.  (Class is crosslisted with CAS 4300and EDU 4300.)

 

 

 

 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The office of Continuing Professional Education administered through the MSU Denver South Campus location participates in the development and delivery of programs that address the continuing education needs of professionals in the community.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are useful for keeping a cumulative record of noncredit study. They are designed for use where employers, re-licensure agencies and other authorities require a specific number of hours of study for career advancement or re-licensure.

Programs are evaluated before CEUs are awarded. CEU certification is based on one CEU for each ten (10) contact hours of participation. Certificates are issued and records are held by MSU Denver's Office of Continuing Professional Education for 7 years or as directed by a given regulatory agency.

Noncredit Paralegal Certificate Course

This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to assist trial lawyers, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law and assist in preparing cases for litigation. The 84 hours of instruction are provided by The Center for Legal Studies.

For more information contact The Center for Legal Studies

Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course

Build on your medical expertise and clinical experience. Learn the role of the legal nurse consultant in litigation areas such as: medical malpractice, toxic torts, products liability, personal injury, emotional distress, wrongful death, and workers compensation.

For more information contact The Center for Legal Studies.


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