Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
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Teaching Assertiveness: Competency Framework Online Course Begins

September 16, 2019 from 10:00 to 10:01 am
  • Course activities are asynchronous and can be done anywhere at any time of day.

Course Description:
This course, which runs from September 16 to December 1, 2019, is designed for teachers who aspire to incorporate interpersonal competency development (i.e., assertiveness) within daily instruction, either in core content or other applicable areas. Through this course, educators will be provided the knowledge, resources and experience necessary to learn and apply assertiveness development practices to teaching in any content area.

Course Objectives:
At the end of the course, educators will be able to:
• outline and differentiate between the two main components of assertiveness;
• describe the Competency Framework to a colleague;
• develop an instructional plan to teach assertiveness, relating the content to class content;
• select effective methods to monitor student learning and practice of assertiveness;
• implement instruction and guided practice of assertiveness within class content; and
• assess quality assertiveness instruction and student impact.

Textbook/Materials: Materials for the class include free resources available at cccframework.org. Each participant will be provided with the required book: Noonan, P.M., & Gaumer Erickson, A.S. (2018). The skills that matter: Teaching interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies in any classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Week 1: Learn About Assertiveness
Week 2: Explore Assertiveness Instructional Ideas
Week 3: Plan Your Assertiveness Instruction
Weeks 4-6: Provide Assertiveness Instruction
Week 7: Reflect on Your Assertiveness Instruction

Continuing Education Credit
60-100% = Satisfactory
0-59% = Unsatisfactory

Graduate Grades (Baker University)
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C

Learning Objectives


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Time September 16, 2019 from 10:00 to 10:01 am
Course extends through 12/01/2019.
Format Meet Online
20.0 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Provider(s) Kansans Can Competency Framework
Contact Pattie Noonan
Trainer Amy Gaumer Erickson & Pattie Noonan
Competency Framework Trainers
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