Unit Plan: Child Custody and Support

Child Support This lesson looks at child custody and the closely related topic of visitation.  Most of the chapter focuses on custody disputes between parents, but it also discusses the legal rights of co-parents, stepparents, and grandparents who are seeking either custodial or visitation rights. Learning Objectives: After completing...

Adult Learners and PLN

I’ve taught adults in person and online for more than 10 years and I always thought I had a pretty good handle on their expectations and needs. When I took ED 601 over the summer, research confirms my teaching practice is following the needs of adult learners (Boudeaux & Schoenack,...

PLS 240 Family Law Unit Plan: Child Custody and Support

Child Support Lesson This lesson looks at child custody and the closely related topic of visitation.  Most of the chapter focuses on custody disputes between parents, but it also discusses the legal rights of co-parents, stepparents, and grandparents who are seeking either custodial or visitation rights. Learning Objectives After...

Philosophy of Teaching and Learning

My philosophy on teaching remains the same.  My job is to serve the student through sharing the knowledge and experience I’ve accumulated, and guiding them in discovering their own knowledge.  To do this, I need to develop courses around the student.  Most of my students are adult or non-traditional...

Annotated Bibliography

As a cohort, we were asked to create an annotated bibliography.  Each cohort member contributed articles with annotations and we collaborated to refine our efforts into this document. After reviewing the articles selected by the cohort, what I found interesting is that each selection fits into the Community of...

Review of Tools

Piktochart Piktochart is an infographic creation tool that is easy to use. If you are familiar with creating presentations, you can use Piktochart.  This tool offers infographic, presentation, flyer and poster creation.  It has several, but limited wow-factor, templates in the “free” category.  More professional templates in a variety...

Media Creation

This media is geared toward post-secondary students in the paralegal studies degree program.  The media is a tutorial in using Evernote, a note taking and organization tool being used for Advanced Legal Writing as a digital portfolio.  As I prepared for this project, I used each of the tools,...

Emerging Tools: Adopting Digital Portfolios

The concept of a portfolio to demonstrate a student’s learning over time is not a new development.  For centuries, artists have used portfolios to show prospective purchasers, mentors or sponsors their mastery of the genre.  More recently, portfolios have evolved into a digital medium where students can store, curate,...

Digital Portfolios

As an instructor, I would like my students share, collect, connect and reflect—or to build their own PLN—as part of their learning.  As a program coordinator, I’ve toyed with the idea of using student portfolios to measure student learning for several semesters.  Under my program’s Student Learning Outcomes Assessment...
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