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Communication Strategies For Educators And Administrators

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This course is designed to help school educators and administrators develop and implement effective strategies for communicating with internal and external stakeholders to create a positive learning community. Participants explore and apply the communication essentials necessary for working with diverse students, staff, and stakeholders, including active listening; information gathering and delivery; negotiation; persuasion; written, verbal, and nonverbal messages; cultural sensitivity; and the use of technology and social media. Critical issues, common barriers, and ethical questions regarding school communication are also examined.

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Course details:

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

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    Internal and External Communication

    • Define the internal and external public for a school or district.
    • Identify the factors of supervision that can create issues between educators and administrators.
    • Determine criteria and develop methods for developing positive working relationships among school staff.
    • Explain the teacher’s use of interpersonal communication with families and other stakeholders.
    • Determine and evaluate methods to increase and improve family involvement.
    • Determine effective communication techniques to support a positive learning climate and explain ways to access and create involvement in a diverse community.

    Communication Ethics, Diversity, and Issues

    • Apply communication ethics and diversity in education.
    • Explain the role of diversity within a classroom.
    • Address the communication concerns regarding sexism, ethnocentrism, classism, racism, and ableism in 21st century education.
    • Describe how to handle a crisis in the classroom.
    • Describe challenges school administrators face in special issue campaigns and elections.
    • Analyze elements to communicate with the voting public regarding school finance issues.
    • Summarize guidelines for positive communication with the media.

    Communication With Students

    • Define administrator communication involving students.
    • 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 Essentials

    • Distinguish between the domains and roles of communication in education.
    • Explain the importance of verbal and nonverbal communication.
    • Illustrate effective interpersonal communication.
    • Analyze listening skills and barriers.
    • Explain the value of and process for establishing a communication plan.
    • Explain the critical communication techniques for administrators.
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