Online Course: Film Appreciation 101 – CEU Certificate #online #film #classes,


Online Class: Film Appreciation

Course Description

‘Film Appreciation for Modern Audiences’ is intended as a journey through the world of film. It is a sampling of the thought and accumulated critical opinion that forms the basis of the modern stature of 100 years of film-making–as art or culturally important dramatic work.

If you love film, then this course will help you learn more about film analysis, film reviews and discussions, period genres and movements in film style, and more. It will provide you an informed opinion that will hopefully make your enjoyment of the film medium deeper.

This course may be useful for professionals who need to be informed and conversant about the film-industry; for the layman who wants to know as much as he/she can about the world of film for personal enjoyment; or for the student, hoping to become familiar with the ‘lay-of-the-land’ for film-criticism.

Lessons include discussions on the following:

  • How you can get real enjoyment from the films you watch, and why you should care
  • Early film-history
  • The process of film-making and how it relates to understanding the films you watch
  • A look at 100 years of film-styles, genres and movements
  • A discussion of film-psychology, and some fascinating aspects of the perception of films
  • A review of ‘films to watch’, taken in 20-year periods starting in 1900, and moving through 2007, featuring all the classics from each era
  • General ideas about film and art-theory as a consumer habit
  • Film composers to know
  • Film directors to know
  • How to get your twenty-dollar’s worth at the movie-theater
  • New ways to enjoy film and new audience technologies
  • And much more

Lesson 1: The Value of Film Viewing

This lesson asks the question, “Why do we enjoy watching movies?”

  • Lesson 2: Early Film History

    This lesson describes the evolution of filmmaking, the inventors, and early actors.

  • Lesson 3: The Filmmaking Process

    This lesson describes the different phases of the filmmaking process.

  • Lesson 4: 100 Years of Film Styles and Movements

    This lesson describes how technology, culture, and current events affect movie making.

  • Lesson 5: Film Psychology

    This lesson describes how writers and directors can get reactions from movie goers.

  • Lesson 6: Films To Watch:1900 — 1960

    This lesson explores the popular, classic, and well-made pictures of this era.

  • Lesson 7: Films to Watch 1960 — 2007

    With new technology, popular movies are changing. Here are some of the most popular.

  • Lesson 8: General Ideas on Art Theory as a Consumer Habit

    This lesson focuses on questions of art theory. What makes movies “art” or “classic?” What makes a picture “good” or “bad?”

  • Lesson 9: Film Composers to Know

    This lesson lists many of the most popular movie composers, and some of their greatest hits.

  • Lesson 10: Film Directors to Know

    This lesson lists influential film directors of the past and the present.

  • Lesson 11: How to Get Your Money’s Worth at the Movies

    This lesson examines how box office receipts are influenced by the reviews, and by consumer likes and dislikes.

  • Lesson 12: New Ways to Enjoy Film, Technology, and the Future

    This lesson examines some of the new technology available for watching movies.

  • Lesson 13: Personal Enrichment as a Film Audience Consumer

    This lesson provides insight into “reality” versus “big screen.”

  • Additional Course Information

    • Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
    • Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
    • Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
    • View and Share Your Certificate Online or Download/Print as PDF
    • Display Your Certificate on Your Resume and Promote Your Achievements Using Social Media

    Course Title: Film Appreciation

    Course Number: 7550484

    Languages: English – United States, Canada and other English speaking countries

    Course Type: General Education

    CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

    Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.

    Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

    Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Describe the value of film viewing.
    • Know early film history.
    • Know the filmmaking process.
    • Define 100 years of film styles and movements.
    • Define film psychology.
    • Describe general ideas on art theory as a consumer habit.
    • Describe new ways to enjoy film, technology, and the future, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

    Student Testimonials

    • “I appreciate the availability and the comments made on my work.” — Carlos G.
    • “I liked the summaries of the different film, directors,and composers. Some of the aesthetic principles were interesting also.” — Linda B.

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    Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) #rica #testing, #rica #certification, #rica #licensure,


    Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA ) Written Examination

    The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) has contracted with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson to assist in the development, administration, and scoring of the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA ). The purpose of the RICA is to ensure that California-trained candidates for Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials and Education Specialist Instruction Credentials (special education) possess the knowledge and skills important for the provision of effective reading instruction to students.

    Test Registration Scheduling Information


    To take a test, you must first complete the registration and payment process at


    Once you have registered to take a test, you may schedule your test appointment online 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

    To schedule a test appointment, log in to your account at and select “schedule” on the current registrations page for the test you wish to schedule.

    After you schedule your test appointment, Pearson VUE will send you a confirmation e-mail listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

    Rescheduling or Canceling a Test

    To reschedule or cancel a test appointment, log in to your account at and follow the instructions provided on the current registrations page.

    RICA, Reading Instruction Competence Assessment, and the RICA logo are trademarks, in the U.S. and/or other countries, of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and Pearson Education, Inc. or its affiliate(s).

    Last updated 2017-04-20


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    Penn State Online #curriculum #and #instruction #master #s #degree, #penn #state


    Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

    Specialize with Penn State’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

    The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction is a 30-credit degree program offered by Penn State’s College of Education and delivered online through Penn State World Campus, recently ranked No. 9 by U.S. News World Report for having the Best Online Graduate Education Programs. This curriculum and instruction master’s program is taught by the same nationally recognized faculty who teach on campus.

    With this online Penn State graduate program, you can advance your knowledge about curriculum, teaching, learning, teacher education, or educational supervision through exemplary scholarship and research. Prepare now to meet the challenges facing education, in diverse and changing social, cultural, economic, and physical environments. This program does not lead to a teacher certification.

    What Makes Our Online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Different?

    Penn State’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction offers:

    • five emphases — Children’s Literature, STEM Education, Elementary Education, Curriculum and Supervision, and Theory and Practice in English, Social Studies, and World Languages
    • an additional path that allows you to work with an adviser to customize your own master’s degree in curriculum and instruction
    • online courses replicating those in our rigorous, prestigious, high-quality residential program
    • a program from a university long renowned for preparing and supporting teachers and education professionals
    • the use of asynchronous communication so you can study and interact in a “classroom” from anywhere in the world

    Choose Courses in One of Five Emphases

    A set number of required core courses anchor each emphasis. For each emphasis, there are suggested emphasis and elective courses. A culminating master’s paper approved by your adviser and the department fulfills the requirements for the master’s degree. The emphases include:

    Children’s Literature
    Develop your skills and knowledge in working with and transforming the lives of young readers. Hone your strategies for encouraging reading, enjoy engaging with many different forms of children’s and adolescents’ literature, and inspire further exploration of literature for young readers.

    STEM Education
    Deepen your understanding of education in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subject areas and their interactions. Sharpen and enhance your STEM teaching practices to teach your students more effectively. This program presents cutting-edge, research-based instructional STEM practices that you can begin to start using immediately in your classroom.

    Elementary Education
    This program is intended for professionals in an elementary education or related setting. Learn the latest in language and literacy, classroom management, second language teaching, and science or mathematics education. Collaborate with other professionals to become better equipped to provide leadership in a variety of roles and to improve on educational practices.

    Curriculum and Supervision
    Pursue your passion for student, teacher, and school development. In this multidisciplinary program, you will explore curriculum, professional development, teacher leadership, and instructional supervision holistically, using the broad perspective of schooling. Along with other students and faculty, you’ll study and conduct research that will contribute to your understanding of how teachers learn and develop in both formal and informal learning communities.

    Theory and Practice in English, Social Studies, and World Languages
    As an educator in this program, you will explore pedagogical and literary practices for designing curriculum and instruction in English language arts, social studies, and world language classrooms. The flexibility in course selection will enable you to study how literacy practices integrate print, oral, media, and multimodal representational tools for communication. You can learn how classroom instruction supports the development of these literacies for young people, and how to develop the most effective curriculum in your subject of focus.

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    Bachelors degree in early childhood education #early #childhood, #elementary #school, #middle


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    Early Childhood Special Education

    What is Early Intervention?

    Supports and services delivered to infants and toddlers from birth through age three who are not developing as expected or who have a medical condition that can delay normal development. Early intervention supports and services focus on increasing the child’s participation in family and community activities that are important to the family. In addition, supports and services focus on helping parents and other caregivers know how to find ways to help the child learn during everyday activities. These supports and services are available for all eligible children and their families regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

    Early Intervention Services are provided by the local Infant Toddler Connection program .

    What is Early Childhood Special Education?

    Services delivered to preschool aged children from age two (whose birthday falls on or before September 30) through five who experience a disability and require special education. Educators, along with the child’s family, develop an individualized education program (IEP) with goals and objectives to meet the child’s developmental needs. The goals and objectives include a variety of skills and/or activities for the child to learn and use consistently.

    Early Childhood Special Education (Part B of IDEA) and Early Intervention (Part C of IDEA), in Virginia, provide services for children from birth to Kindergarten age who qualify according to state and federal law. All localities in the state have services available for children in this age group who are eligible.

    Early Intervention services are provided for infants and toddlers with a disability. Infant and toddler with a disability means a child who is eligible to receive services in the Part C early intervention system up to age three who:

    • has delayed functioning;
    • manifests atypical development or behavior;
    • has behavioral disorders that interfere with acquisition of developmental skills; or
    • has a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in delay, even though no current delay exists. COV § 2.1-760; 34 CFR § 303.16 (a).

    Preschool aged children from age two (whose birthday falls on or before September 30) through five with a disability may be found eligible for Early Childhood Special Education services under one or more of 14 disability categories, which are defined in the federal and state regulations:

    • autism
    • deaf-blind
    • emotional disability
    • hearing impairment
    • learning disability
    • intellectual disability
    • multiple disabilities
    • orthopedic impairment
    • other health impairment
    • speech or language impairment
    • traumatic brain injury
    • visual impairment / blindness
    • developmental delay

    The long term goal for our preschool aged children is for them to be as ready as possible to enter kindergarten. The earlier services are provided for children with disabilities, the better the long term prognosis. Children with special needs who have experienced support early in life do better in future settings.

    Smooth transitions from early intervention to early childhood special education and then into Kindergarten are important. Families, children, sending, and receiving programs all need to share information and support each other. Transition activities need to be timely to assure access to appropriate services for the child. The transition should also be smooth and seamless between programs, people, and services.

    Early Childhood Special Education services are provided by local school divisions. Local school divisions’ Special Education Departments should be contacted for specific information about their programs see the public school division directory .

    Additional resources are available for Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) leaders responsible for administrative oversight of local ECSE programs. The Leadership in Effective And Developmentally-appropriate Services in ECSE (LEADS) website provides consistent information statewide to improve the collection, reporting, and use of ECSE indicator data; and connect, support, and empower local leaders to build capacity and provide high-quality programs and services throughout the state for young children ages 2-5 years with IEPs.

    Additional resources are available for Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) leaders responsible for administrative oversight of local ECSE programs. The Leadership in Effective And Developmentally-appropriate Services in ECSE (LEADS) website provides consistent information statewide to improve the collection, reporting, and use of ECSE indicator data; and connect, support, and empower local leaders to build capacity and provide high-quality programs and services throughout the state for young children ages 2-5 years with IEPs.


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    Piano Lessons Oakville, Guitar Lessons, Voice Lessons, Violin and Drums –


    Are we the right music school for you?

    Since 1994 the Academy of Music has taught thousands of students ranging in age from 2 to adults in Oakville Ontario. We offer private music lessons on piano, guitar, voice, violin, viola, ukulele, drums, saxophone, clarinet, and flute. New for 2017! Music Fun Time for young children.

    While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming an Academy of Music student and find out why we have been the #1 choice for thousands of students in Oakville.

    14 benefits of becoming an Academy student

    1. Music lessons on all popular instruments.
    Students of all ages can take Private Piano Lessons, Electric and Acoustic Guitar lessons, Voice, Singing, Bass, Drum Set, Ukulele, Violin, Viola, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, and preschool music classes All in one location!

    2. Highly qualified teaching staff
    Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as York University, Western University, Humber College, Mohawk College, and the University of Toronto. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of Canada, the US, and Europe and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.

    3.The Musical Ladder System
    We are the only music school Oakville that gives their students the opportunity to earn special colour wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer prizes and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students by giving them full colour, really cool “Musical Ladder” wristbands that they can show off to their friends. The Musical Ladder is our unique method of music education that you can only get here.

    More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder here. Learn more about the Musical Ladder System.

    4. The widest range of lesson times available, sure to fit your busy schedule!
    Open 7 days a week!

    Monday Thursday: 9:00 am 8:30 pm
    Friday: 10:00 am 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am 4:00 pm
    Sunday: 10:00 am 2:00 pm

    Early morning and lunch time lessons for home schoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.

    5. Music lessons for all ages
    Take a walk through our school and you ll see children adults of all ages experiencing the joy of music. In fact, we have many students as young as 2 and students in their 70 s learning music for the first time.

    Adults: It s never too late to learn how to play an instrument. We welcome beginners and all levels, no matter what your age!
    Click Here for more info on adult music lessons.

    6. We have a proven track record of excellence
    Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. The Academy of Music has a proven track record, offering quality music lessons since 1994.

    We are the only music school in Oakville that offers a picture day for their students
    Every May we host a free picture day with a professional photographer. This is a service that our student s parents love as they all want quality photos of their children. Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.

    8.Free music recitals in a beautiful church and our annual rock band showcase!

    We are the only music school in Oakville that offers free music recitals with a grand piano in a beautiful church and modern rock recitals.

    Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital.

    In April and December many of our students choose to perform in our biannual recitals. We hold these at a beautiful church with a grand piano, and all the equipment necessary to make you sound great. The recitals are held right here in Oakville so you don t have to travel for a world class recital experience.

    For our students these recitals are free and unlike many schools in Oakville we do not charge for recital participation or admission fees.

    We also host a rock band showcase once a year, which gives your child the opportunity to play with a live rock band!

    9. Optional Music Examinations
    The Academy of Music offers optional music examinations two times per year. These examinations ensure that our students are fully prepared to go to the next level and contribute to the long term success of the music student. Note: Music exams and recitals are optional.

    10. Professional office staff to serve you.
    We strive to bring you the best customer service possible, 7 days a week. We are continually adding hours to ensure that our desk staff is able to assist you when you call or come to the studio! Most music lesson providers do not provide front desk staff, but we have full time desk staff who are available at the front desk to assist you during ALL lessons, quickly and professionally. Excellent customer service is what sets us apart!

    11. Open door policy
    You are welcome to sit in and observe your child s lessons at any time. If you prefer, you can wait in our comfortable lobby and enjoy personal time.

    12. Fully stocked lesson studios
    Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for lessons, including guitar amps, drum sets, keyboards, pianos and more. All you need to bring is your instrument. We have invested thousands of dollars on our studio to be sure we have everything you need to learn music effectively

    13. Convenient locations
    The Academy of Music in Oakville is conveniently located on Speers Road at Fourth Line. Due to our central location our school is convenient for residents of Oakville as well as East Burlington.

    Our Georgetown School is in St. Andrew s United Church at 89 Mountainview Rd at Sinclair. Perfect for North and South Georgetown as well as Acton. Norval, and the rest of Halton Hills.

    14. Month to Month lessons
    The Academy does not require full semester registration for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.

    If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract

    It s easy to take the next step:
    Lessons are first come, first serve

    so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!



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