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DE/Wilkes Instructional Media Program

  1. 1. Discovery Education Wilkes University Master of Science Degree in Instructional Media Karena Zdeb, Wilkes University Lance Rougeux, Discovery Education
  2. 2. Why?
  3. 3. 21 st Century Skills <ul><li>Teaches 21st century skills discretely in the context of core subjects and 21st century interdisciplinary themes </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on providing opportunities for applying 21st century skills across content areas and for a competency-based approach to learning </li></ul><ul><li>Enables innovative learning methods that integrate the use of supportive technologies , inquiry- and problem-based approaches and higher order thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages the integration of community resources beyond school walls </li></ul>
  4. 4. Powerful Partnership <ul><li>Powered by the world's #1 non-fiction media company in the world, Discovery Education is committed to transforming classrooms and inspiring teachers with engaging content and services that measure and improve student achievement. Discovery Education provides quality, digital resources to school and homes with the goals of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Wilkes University is one of the largest private providers of graduate education for teachers in Pennsylvania, offering a variety of master’s degree programs in education, a doctor of educational leadership degree and four letter of endorsement programs. Wilkes now offers nine online graduate education degrees focused on improving student outcomes and helping education professionals advance their careers. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Discovery Education
  6. 6. Discovery Education Resources
  7. 7. Wilkes University <ul><li>Founded in 1933 </li></ul><ul><li>Private, co-ed institution located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Education Department is part of the School of Education </li></ul><ul><li>A leader in graduate teacher education </li></ul><ul><li>17 Master’s degree programs in Education, including 9 online programs </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of certifications and letters of endorsement. </li></ul><ul><li>5,000 graduate education students and growing </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Education programs are accredited by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE) & the PA Department of Education (PDE) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits <ul><li>Affordable </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient (offered fully online) </li></ul><ul><li>Quality content </li></ul><ul><li>Can be completed in less than two years </li></ul><ul><li>Access to thought leaders in educational technology including Joe Brennan, Steve Dembo and Kathy Schrock </li></ul><ul><li>Free access to Discovery Education's suite of services </li></ul>
  9. 9. Admissions and Application <ul><li>Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution </li></ul><ul><li>Preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher </li></ul><ul><li>Two letters of recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Applications are currently being accepted </li></ul><ul><li>Complete an online application and register for courses online. </li></ul><ul><li>Registration will open at the end of March for Summer 2010 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tuition and Registration <ul><li>2009 – 2010 Tuition Rates </li></ul><ul><li>$370 per credit ($1110 per 3 credit course) </li></ul><ul><li>A fee of $50 is charged for each online course </li></ul><ul><li>Based on PA state tuition rate </li></ul><ul><li>Available to both in and out of state residents </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition deferment is automatic with online registration </li></ul><ul><li>30 days after course ends to pay for course </li></ul><ul><li>Students must apply first in order to register </li></ul><ul><li>If you wish to take a course or two without enrolling in the program, you should apply as a non-degree seeking student </li></ul>
  11. 11. FAQs <ul><li>Financial Aid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can review the requirements on our Financial Aid website ( or contact our Student Services Office at 1-800-WILKES-U, Ext. 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transfer Credits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A student may transfer in a maximum of 6 credits while enrolled at Wilkes University. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is determined by a department review of course syllabi provided for each course previously completed. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acceptance by State/ District </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students are encouraged to check with their state department of education/school district to determine eligibility. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. FAQs <ul><li>Course Recommendations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is recommended that students take no more than two courses per semester. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses will continuously be offered each semester </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How this degree will help you professionally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach educational technology courses at the University level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become teacher-leaders in the area of technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase their capability to engage today’s digital learners in a variety of educational environments in and out of the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase one’s pay scale </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Get Started Today! <ul><li>Summer 2010 registration will open at the end of March </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiation Supported by Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project-Based Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Media in the Classroom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Impacting Learning Environments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Session 1 (5/8-6/25) </li></ul><ul><li>Session 2 (6/26-8/13) </li></ul>
  14. 15. Get Started Today! <ul><li>Karena Zdeb </li></ul><ul><li>Wilkes University </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Education </li></ul><ul><li>84 West South St. </li></ul><ul><li>Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766 </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-WILKES-U, Ext. 7841 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>