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Communication Strategies For Educators

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This course is designed to inform educators about the power of effective communication through awareness, understanding, and implementation. Emphasis is on communication competencies, interpersonal communication, active listening, the use of technology, and written, verbal, and nonverbal communication. Participants analyze instructional strategies and study the effect of ethics, the role of diversity, and effective communication styles for use with students, parents, and other stakeholders to promote a positive learning environment.

This graduate-level course is 4 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4

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    Listening and Language

    • Analyze listening skills and barriers.
    • Apply communication competencies.
    • Explain the importance of verbal delivery in the classroom.
    • Explain the importance of nonverbal functions in the classroom.

    Delivering Instructional Strategies

    • Select methods to communicate instruction.
    • Use discussion methods to engage learners.
    • Explain the value of group communication for learning.
    • Integrate technology to support individual and group communication for learning.

    Communication Competencies

    • Distinguish between the domains and roles of communication in education.
    • Compare verbal and nonverbal communication.
    • Illustrate effective interpersonal communication.
    • Explain the teacher’s use of interpersonal communication with parents and other stakeholders.

    Ethics and Diversity in Communication

    • Apply communication ethics in education.
    • Demonstrate communication techniques to support a positive learning climate.
    • Describe how to handle a crisis in the classroom.
    • Explain the role of diversity within a classroom.
    • Apply communication diversity in education.
    • Address the communication concerns regarding sexism, ethnocentrism, classism, racism, and ableism in 21st century education.
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