Adolescent Development Focusing on Middle School Education, T&L 900Instructor: Diane Stoley
Life Skills/Social Issues, Instructional Strategies & Classroom Management
Audience: Middle School
Early adolescence is an exciting time with physical, intellectual, emotional, moral, and social changes. Examine these changes and how they affect the developmental and educational needs of the young adolescent.
Through this online course, you will:
- explore and analyze the unique developmental stages of the early adolescent.
- demonstrate how school structure and instructional methods can meet the developmental needs of adolescents. Learn how to enhance school success by meeting the cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and moral developmental needs of adolescents.
- devise a plan of action using knowledge and research of adolescent development that will enhance, improve, and fulfill the needs of adolescents within the educational structure.
NOTE: This course applies to the Middle School Endorsement Requirements as stated by the North Dakota Education Standards & Practices Board.
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Online Course - 2 credits S/U grading
Professional Development Credits: 2 - S/U grading
UND Fee: $250
Online Course - 2 credits Letter grading
Professional Development Credits: 2 - Letter grading
UND Fee: $250
About Your Instructor
Diane Stoley has been an educator in the Grand Forks Public Schools since 1987. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Northern State University in 1985 and her Master of Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Thomas in 1994. Diane has taught English for grades 7 - 11, primarily grades 7 and 8. Being active in the middle school transition for the Grand Forks District, Diane studied the middle school concept and has a strong commitment to the education of middle school students. She taught at South Middle School in Grand Forks until 2008. In the fall of 2008, Diane became the Resident Teacher Mentor at Valley Middle School in Grand Forks working with first year teachers in the Resident Teacher Program at the University of North Dakota, and also teaching various courses in the Teaching and Learning Department at UND. Diane and her husband Jim have three daughters and reside in Grand Forks.