EDUO 9777: The Power of Self Determination

  • Instructor: Joe Herz
  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • US $149
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    Welcome to EDUO 9777! This class was created by Dominican University of California in conjunction with Educational Development and Services as part of a nine course series. Each course involves studying and discussing a TED book, online TED Talks and other web resources. The courses are focused on encouraging teachers to acquire knowledge and wisdom for both classroom application and personal growth; knowledge and wisdom to help negotiate, make sense of and be successful in life both in and out of the classroom.

    The other courses in the series are:

    • EDUO 9770 Authentic vs. Incentive Motivation
    • EDUO 9771 Building the Future With Creativity and Insight
    • EDUO 9772 Learning is a Process
    • EDUO 9773 Perception is Reality
    • EDUO 9774 Technology’s Effect on Humanity
    • EDUO 9775 Change – Your Choice
    • EDUO 9776 The Need to Explore
    • EDUO 9778 Discovering the Adventure of Your Life’s Journey

    The Power of Self Determination

    Course Description
    This course will use a TED Talk book, online TED Talks and web resources to help the teacher prepare students to be self-determined learners

    Course Goal
    By listening, reading and writing the teacher will gain new insights into what motivates students to want to learn and become lifelong self-starters

    Course Objectives

    The participant will:

    • through web resources be introduced to inspiring examples of people who have through self-determination accomplished astonishing feats.
    • read and review the TED Book The Terrorist’s Son by Zak Ebrahim.
    • compare and contrast self-determining people.
    • view six TED Talks and relate the content of each to various aspects of self determination.
    • write about how students can be prepared to be self-starting learners.

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    Joe Herz

    B.S., M.A. in Educational Technology

    K-8 General Ed; K-12 Technology 30+ years.

    Site and District Tech Coordinator; Technology Program Planner; Conference Presenter; Author.

    "My current educational goal is to aid in the development of effective and responsible technology use by all students and innovative technology implementation by teachers."

    Joe’s personal interests include: Music (guitar/drums), his classic VW bus and helping with local animal rescues.