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Wendelyn Shore

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Dr. Wendelyn Shore has worked in higher education for over 30 years. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, followed by her M.S. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. Currently, she serves as Professor of Psychology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Her teaching interests are in the areas of statistical & research methods, cognition, psychology of language, and positive psychology, particularly as it pertains to mentoring. Dr. Shore is an active scholar who maintains two lines of programmatic research, one investigating representation of word meanings, especially partially known words, and the other investigating college student development, especially the mentor-protégé relationship. She has coauthored multiple peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations reporting results from this research. 

Dr. Shore grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Wisconsin, which remains the family home. She was the first in her family to earn a college degree, has lived all over the United States as she pursued her academic career, and has traveled the world for work and for fun. For the last 20 years she has lived in Tacoma WA.

This course is designed to teach participants the importance of metacognition, provide background knowledge of the core executive function processes, and help apply their knowledge of executive function processes to help students better understand themselves as learners. Participants will learn how executive functioning skills are the cognitive powers that help develop good habits which leads to effective school and life management. The course will also look at the process of how to create effective assessments. Assessments are essential to the learning process, as evidenced in that assessments inform the instructor on the effectiveness of their instruction, as well as they provide a way to measure students' mastery of the course's educational learning targets. The course will explore how to identify course goals for assessment, determine test structure and design, write effective questions, and apply a variety of testing methods to differentiate testing methods.
Course #: GMW21511
Dates: 03/15/21 - 04/11/21

Positive Classroom Management 21st-Century Teaching Instructional Strategies


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