About The Instructor
For additional course information, First Class requirements, syllabus, etc., check the About The Instructor section for a link to a Faculty Website.
Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account.
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Session, Dates: 9 (05/07/2013 - 06/27/2013)
Seats Available: 8 Seats
This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore the complex interrelationships among communities, schools, and families. Educational leaders need to acknowledge the numerous influences on children's lives and how the structures of home and community affect children's learning in the classroom. While a substantial amount of educational research focuses on how to improve pedagogy and curricula, effective educators must recognize the critical importance of involving families and communities as equal partners with schools in the educational process.
Shellie N. Hipsky, Ed.D.
Professor of Education
Nicholson Center 427