Thomas College Institute Courses 2014
The following graduate courses are offered in the week-long, intensive format, beginning June 23rd and continuing through August 28th. All TCI courses take place from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Lunch is included. Each course offers three credits. Click here for tuition information.
CT552 Computers Across the Curriculum
June 23 through June 27 - Nadene Mathes
As individuals responsible for technology in schools, teachers must be able to educate both staff and students. this course is intended to assist teachers in developing computer-integrated curricula for students and/or training units for school staff. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss, prepare, and present curricula in their own as well as alternate subject areas. Participants will accumulate lesson plans and resources and develop teaching strategies to accommodate a variety of learning styles and situations.
ED553 Educational Assessment
June 23 through June 27 - Gayla LaBreck
This course provides an introduction to the concepts, principles, and practices related to designing and administering effective assessments in education. Teacher-designed assessments and standardized achievement tests are examined.
ED587 Integrating the Arts for Education and Bully Prevention
June 23 through June 27 - Maryam Mermey
The goal of this course is to teach an expressive arts model that can be offered to a wide range of diverse students to engage and inspire them to learn both academic subjects and bully prevention techniques. This flexible model is an integration of four major components: the visual arts, the theatre arts, the performing arts and small group, reflective interviews.
ED573 Supervision and Evaluation of School Personnel
July 21 through July 25 - Jennifer McGee
This course provides an overview of supervisory practice in public schools and includes a review of Maine State Law regarding hiring and dismissal practices, just cause, contract issues, dismissal, non-renewal, progressive discipline, and compliance investigation. Additionally we explore how leaders can promote growth in teachers and improve student achievement through formative supervision and evaluation. We will examine the foundations of a teacher supervision and evaluation system which includes emphasis on adult learning theory, classroom supervision/coaching, supervision which promotes professional growth, principles/standards for effective teacher evaluation and performance-based approaches to teacher development/school improvement.
ED589 Cross-Content Critical Thinking
August 4 through August 8 - Gayla LaBreck
Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. This course targets how we cultivate students' thinking to become more informed, impartial, and open-minded. Using critical thinking skills throughout the whole curriculum helps students to become more independent and self-motivated.
AC560 Advanced Fraud and Forensics
August 18 through August 22 - Andy Grover
This course is specifically designed to enhance understandings of the discovery of complex fraud tactics using advanced investigative techniques, forensic auditing practices, and the latest technology and software applications. White-collar crime, cyber-crimes, and contemporary issues of fraud investigation are examined using case-based analysis. Advanced methods of forensic accounting are explored.
MG554 Management of Human Resources
August 18 through August 22 - David Pease
This course involves a comprehensive analysis of behavioral theory and practical, analytical techniques for dealing with day-to-day problems in work situations. The specific objective is to develop the action-taking ability and the administrative capacity and know-how to handle the human problems of organizations within an appropriate policy framework.MS575 Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
August 25 through 29- Lorne McMillan
This course introduces students to the quantitative analytical tools, models, and concepts which aid the managerial decision making process. Topics include statistical hypothesis testing, sampling distributions, regression analysis, decision theory, and risk analysis.