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Campus Northern Tier Center caters to educators

6/29/2006 —
Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Northern Tier Center, located in Towanda, Pa., is once again serving the needs of local educators this summer. The Northern Tier Center extends the resources of the University to the largely rural areas of Bradford and Sullivan Counties, whose residents do not have easy access to a Penn State campus. During the summer, graduate courses designed to meet the needs of teachers seeking master's equivalency, salary increases, and other professional development goals, are offered on weekdays June through August. The courses satisfy Act 48 requirements and are selected on the basis of their relevance to professional development requirements established by area school districts. Among the courses being offered this summer are Pennsylvania Songbirds, Environmental Education Methods and Materials, and Watershed Concepts.

In addition, the Northern Tier's TICKET (Technology Integration Certificate for K-12 Educators of Tomorrow) program offers the curriculum and training teachers need to incorporate technology into their classrooms. Teachers are instructed on the use of technology to enhance classroom learning and teaching, for use in problem solving, and effectively using video and hypermedia as learning tools. Teachers completing the certificate will earn 15 graduate credits, which can also be applied towards a Penn State Master of Education degree.

For more information on Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Northern Tier Center, contact John Swayze, Continuing Education representative, at 570-265-2171, ext. 3019.
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