Essential Foundations of ESD-U Course

This course is required for all ESD-U candidates, including Route 2, Route 3, Route 4, and Retooling.

This three-day summer course serves as an orientation to the ESD-U program, as well as an introduction to the vocabulary and educational foundations critical for engagement in the ESD-U endorsement pathways and seminars. Topics include the logistical and philosophical knowledge needed to manage ESD-U systems, an overview of the curriculum and learning as an adult, instruction in academic success and writing, exposure to learning theories, exploration of teaching standards and practices, and a look ahead to professional learning communities and future development. On Day 3 candidates will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with their instructors, program staff and peers, and will be able to pick up textbooks and other course materials at the ESD 112 Conference Center.