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CRN: 11387

JusTalks At Middlebury
JusTalks at Middlebury
In this course students will develop the ability to facilitate the JusTalks First-Year Forums that will take place during winter term and spring semester. The First Year Forums are intended to (i) foster the habits of listening empathically and responding constructively when engaging in complex discussions that address topics such as privilege and difference, and (ii) develop greater awareness of how to contribute actively to building an inclusive community. The knowledge, skills, and dispositions that students will develop in this course are consciously intended to be transferable to other settings and transformative for the Middlebury community.


CRN: 10854

Field Exp Secondary/Special Ed
Field Experience in Secondary Education and Special Education
In this course we will examine secondary teaching and special education at the middle school level. Working closely with practicing middle school teachers, students will spend five days a week in the schools, observing, tutoring, directing small-group learning, developing lessons, and assessing student work. In this seminar we will explore, through selected readings and a case study, the policy and pedagogy of special education for students with learning disabilities. Further topics in middle/secondary education will be addressed. Required for students seeking a minor in secondary education. (Pass/Fail)


CRN: 11237

The Urban Educ. Internship
The Urban Education Internship
This internship provides teaching and learning opportunities in schools in Washington, D.C. During the term, each student will be assigned to work as an intern with a classroom teacher or program at a school in our nation's capital. Tasks will vary but may include: observing classes, tutoring, directing small-group work, working with special education students, working in the computer lab, and working with outreach programs. Students will spend four full days (M-Th) at the school each week, keep a journal, and complete a formal essay about their experience. On Fridays, students will engage in an extensive reflective seminar and work with staff in our Middlebury College, Washington, D.C. office. Lodging and a lunch stipend are provided. (EDST 0115 or SOAN 0215; Approval required, please contact Jonathan Miller-Lane or Trish Dougherty prior to registration). (Pass/Fail)


CRN: 10848

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)


CRN: 10849

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)


CRN: 10850

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)


CRN: 10852

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)


CRN: 11207

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)


CRN: 11406

Executive Function & Literacy
Executive Function and Literacy
In this course students will gain an understanding of executive function and ADHD, how they affect literacy, and what teachers can do to create more successful learning environments. Students will explore areas of the brain responsible for executive functioning and varied manifestations of its dysfunction. You will learn to distinguish between behaviors that appear to be defiance or laziness and conditions causing these behaviors. Through readings, multi-media, and interactive activities, students will develop a new lens through which to consider student learning, and strategies to assist these students in their ability to access content and demonstrate understanding.

Program in Education Studies

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