Advance Information and Getting Started – Answers to FAQs

Credit

Foundations courses are 2 graduate semester credit hours in teacher education through Miami University. Advanced Explorations courses are 3 graduate semester credit hours in teacher education through Miami University.
Each facilitator course is 1 graduate semester credit hours in educational leadership through Miami University.

Course Options

Fall Semester 2016:

  • iDiscovery Implementing Ohio’s Learning Standards Advanced Explorations 1: STEM K-8 16-17 EDT 699G
  • iDiscovery Implementing Ohio’s Learning Standards Foundations 1: Virtual Professional Learning Community (VPLC) Math EDT 699Q
  • iDiscovery Implementing Ohio’s Learning Standards Foundations 1: Virtual Professional Learning Community (VPLC) Science EDT 699C
  • Facilitating Implementation of Ohio’s Learning Standards Foundations 1 16-17 EDL 699G

iDiscovery courses are distinct each academic year, allowing continued multi-year participation.

Cost

The total participant cost is only $200 per semester course with a $20 graduate school registration fee. This nonrefundable fee is payable by credit card at the time of registration for each course. Registration and payment are submitted through secure sites, accessed only through your assigned iDiscovery Website classroom.

The Lead Participants need to pay a $45 registration fee for the facilitator workshop. The facilitator earns a $1000 stipend. Contact Jean Richardson, Richarj@MiamiOh.edu, for additional information.

Eligibility

An undergraduate degree is required to apply for graduate credit. All Ohio educators are eligible. Out of state educators must be Ohio residents.

Educators who are currently out of the classroom may participate if they can arrange to plan and teach the required lesson with a practicing teacher.

Non-math/science teachers are eligible; it is necessary to plan and teach interdisciplinary lessons that fully incorporate and integrate mathematics or science into their content area. The focus of the course will be on Ohio’s NLS Learning Standards for mathematics and science.

Timeline

Registration, payment, and preliminary start-up work for the fall semester occurs in the second half of August. The course concludes in early December.

Registration, payment, and preliminary start-up work for the spring semester occurs in the mid-January. The course concludes in early May.

Getting Started

To reserve a space in an iDiscovery workshop community for the upcoming semester, contact your local facilitator, if identified, or contact Jean Richardson, Richarj@MiamiOh.edu. To be included in an appropriate grade range and focus community, provide the following information: full name, email address, personal phone number, school district, grades and subjects you are teaching, and course preference (mathematics or science).

At semester start, your local facilitator will invite you to attend a face-to-face orientation. Or you may use a provided independent start-up guide to enter during an assigned 3-day orientation/start-up window.

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