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Feb 02 2007 - 12:24am
"Premier" Online Professional Development
While I was working on the Teaching the Levees Project, I came across this teacher professional development resource from PBS. Some of the online classes seem like a good alternative to expensive graduate school courses. For instance, you can take "Curriculum Mapping by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacob" (a TC Alumni and Adjunct Professor) at PBS TeacherLine for $195.00. If you want graduate credits for the same course, there are two options. For an additional $130, Adams State College in Colorado will give you two credits (total: $325). If you want the graduate credits to be from Indiana University, you'll need to pay an addiitonal $453.10 (total: $648.10). Does anyone else find it problematic that the same course can cost three different amounts? The situation above also highlights an interesting challenge for elite institutions like Teachers College where a two-credit graduate course costs $1950.
Posted in: Teaching|By: Hui Soo Chae|24440 Reads