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2013 Sport Psychology Institute

2013 Sport Psychology Institute

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 8:00 AM to Friday, June 28, 2013, 4:00 PM
Location: 
Joel and Linda Abromson Community Education Center on USM's Portland Campus. Presentations are held in the 500 seat, climate-controlled Hannaford Lecture Hall.
Contact Name: 
Professional & Continuing Education
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5900
Contact Email: 
summer@usm.maine.edu

The institute consist of three-day intensive classes (Wednesday-Friday) for college students seeking academic credit or for community professionals seeking certification and professional development opportunities. The institutes offer CEU's for teachers requiring re-certification, as well as for participants seeking Board of Psychology or Social Work CEU's.

The educational focus of these unique programs is to bring together a tremendous team of academic experts to facilitate a discussion of theory and practice. The institutes are intended to appeal to mental health practitioners, health care professionals, physicians, physical therapists, nursing students, psychologists, counselors, social workers, human service workers, coaches, athletic directors, and athletes.

For more information, please visit the Psychology Institute web page.

June 26, 2013 to June 28, 2013
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Joel and Linda Abromson Community Education Center on USM's Portland Campus. Presentations are held in the 500 seat, climate-controlled Hannaford Lecture Hall.
This unique program brings together a tremendous team of academic experts to facilitate a discussion of theory and practice around Sport Psychology. Our three-day institute is for college students or for professionals seeking certification and professional development opportunities.
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The State of Discussion and Critical Thinking

The State of Discussion and Critical Thinking

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center
The State of Discussion and Critical Thinking
by Leonard Shedletsky, PhD

Explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of discussions and gain a keener ability to think about your own discussions.

Lenny Shedletsky, PhDMy plan is to introduce the topic of discussion, show some of my failing attempts to lead discussion and some of my better discussions, all the time opening up the floor for you all to share your experiences, hunches about what works and what doesn’t work and introspections on how you facilitate discussion. Let’s talk about the Discussion Board, Adobe Connect, VoiceThread, and the classroom. My goal is for us all to go away from this talk armed with a keener ability to think about our discussions. We can begin by recalling an awful discussion and a wonderful discussion and trying to figure out what characterizes each and how we can have more wonderful discussions. We will also end with a short list of things you can do to facilitate discussion online or face-to-face.

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Questions about this topic or the resources included above?

Please do not hesitate to contact Lenny Shedletsky.


Leonard  Shedletsky, PhD
 is Professor of Communication at The University of Southern Maine. He is the author of Meaning and Mind: An Intrapersonal Approach to Human Communication (1989), co-author of Human Communication on the Internet, co-editor of Intrapersonal Communication Processes (1995), co-editor in 2010 of Cases on Online Discussion and Interaction: Experiences and Outcomes. IGI-Global. He is currently co-editing a book with Professor Jeff Beaudry, Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking through Visual Representation Strategies. He wrote the entry, “Cognition,” for the International Encyclopedia of Communication, 2008.

He has been teaching since 1974. He teaches a range of courses in communication with cognition, discourse and meaning as underlying themes. He was awarded recognition for Stellar scholarship and teaching, University of southern Maine (USM) 2003, 2007 & 2011. He was named The Russell Chair, 2009 - 2011.  He has recently taught two new online courses that make heavy use of discussion, CMS 498, Discourse, Communication & Critical Thinking, and CMS 495, Theories of Communication. In the past few years he created a new course titled, Discussion (CMS 498).

His current research interest explores discussion online and in the classroom.  He is trying to find out what facilitates active and high quality discussion in education.

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Learn more about the CTEL Speaker Series.

June 26, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Abromson Center
Explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of discussions and gain a keener ability to think about your own discussions.
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Chinese Teacher Education Program Information Session

Chinese Teacher Education Program Information Session

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: 
Lee Community Hall, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Christen Stande
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5055
Contact Email: 
cstande@usm.maine.edu

The Chinese Teacher Education Program for K-12 educators will provide an opportunity for K-12 educators to become proficient in Mandarin Chinese, earn K-12 World Language Teacher Certification, and to use that coursework as a concentration in a 33 credit master’s degree program for teachers or a 30 credit post-masters Certificate of Advanced Study.

UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSION:

June 26, 2013
5:00pm-6:30pm
Lee Community Hall, Wishcamper Center
USM Portland Campus 

For more information about the program please click here.

For information about the upcoming fall 2013 course please click here.

June 26, 2013
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Lee Community Hall, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus
Come join us to learn more about the Chinese Teacher Education Program for K-12 educators!
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