Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

The Sacred Work of Grand Parents Raising Grandchildren by Elaine K. Williams, 2011, Bloomington, Indiana. Balboa Press, 195 pages.

Course Description

This course will examine the issues relating to grandparents raising grandchildren as this nationwide phenomena impacts our schools student population. The differences between the morals, values and upbringing styles between generations are examined. Addressing the complex internal family dynamics regarding why the parents are not raising their child are presented. The financial, physical and emotional stresses on ageing grand- parents are explained. Educators will research this issue and develop writings, lessons or activities that help them work with students and grandparent/s in school systems.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will learn about the theories of how and what goes on in the minds of children with Aspergers syndrome and develop an understanding of how they think.

2. Teachers will research the generational issues, beliefs and values of our technology and media culture as they impact the parenting relationships of the generational divide.

3. Educators will examine the difficult issues regarding why the biological parent/s is not raising the child as well as the other family and social dynamics that arise.

4. Teachers will review the physical and emotional issues that aging grandparents have and how it affects their ability to provide for, nurture and educate their grandchild.

5. Teachers will develop writings, research this topic and develop lessons or activities that utilize the course content to improve the learning and school experience of everyone.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

$395

3 Credits

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

1. The Generational Divide
2. Why Are You So Old?
3. Why Aren't My Parents Raising Me?
4. The Developmental Staircase
5. The Elder Life Stage - Grandparents Transition Challenges
6. Understanding and Managing Powerful Emotions - The Body's Response
7. Coping Strategies for Parenting Grandparents
8. Hope, Courage and Healing - Conclusion

Writing Assignments

First Assignment involves Reading and writing Chapter reviews & Reflections. The 2nd is a Research Article Review, the 3rd assignment is a lesson/unit plan or project/activity. The 4th is the Final Application Essay assignment involves linking key concepts from the book: The Sacred Work of Grand Parents Raising Grandchildren by Elaine K. Williams, to your specific classroom and school context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. Focus your paper on the issues and problems grandparents, students and educators may be facing as this nationwide issue affects out schools and society. Write about how it may affect your parent/s (grandparent/s) relations or your teaching methodology and instructional practices.

Required Assignments

1. Book readings, Chapter Reviews/Reflections
2. Research Article Review
3. Lesson/Unit Plan or Project/Activity
4. Final Application Essay

Writing Format Use size 12 font size and 1.5 line spacing, Bolded headers and titles. Use your own styling format or an APA/MA writing style format.

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

$395

3 Credits

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Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
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