Educator Workshops

Educator Workshops

Educator Workshops have served educators in meeting their professional development needs for over 35 years.

We continuously work to maximize access to our programs by offering workshops year-round, on-campus, on-site at school districts across the Commonwealth, and online.

Our programs are of high quality and rigor. We target current and critical topics. The programs offered are driven by the needs identified by administrators and educators. Workshops offer three graduate credits, which meet many needs for educators including: permanent certification, salary improvement, professional growth, lifelong learning, and requirements for Act 48.

View a list of our upcoming workshops below or learn more about the philosophy of educational workshops.


Summer 2015 Workshops

EDW 618 50A Healthy Lifestyle Assessment (CRN 2883)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 05/11/15-05/24/15
Professor: Dr. Daniel Keefer

Course Description: This is an online workshop designed to provide educators as well as other individuals with a wide range of tools found on the World Wide Web to evaluate and promote healthy lifestyles. Workshop participants will learn how to use online resources necessary for researching, teaching, and assessing healthy lifestyles. The class sessions, or modules, will be conducted using courseware.
The format of class modules will include: a mix of online assessments for physical, emotional, intellectual and environmental health; development of a healthy lifestyle profile; examination and evaluation of online resources; and the creation of teaching and/or research projects. Recommended for all educators at all grade levels, especially physical educators and coaches, school nurses, and school counselors.

EDW 560 Visual Materials (CRN 1792)

Location: Osburn 307/308
Dates: 06/15/15-06/19/15
Professor: Dr. Barry David

Course Description: A workshop designed to provide teachers, K-12, with a basic background in the production of visual materials. Participants will develop learning activities and Learning Center based on their classroom needs. Special emphasis on modern use of photography. This is project-oriented workshop. Recommended for K-12 educators.

EDW 575 50A Adolescent Substance Abuse (CRN 3528)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 06/29/15-07/10/15
Professor: Dr. Jeffrey Wimer

Course Description: This course is designed for individuals who want to learn more about the evidence-based prevention approaches for addressing substance abuse among children and adolescents, as well as strategies for creating a school environment that emphasizes positive activities and responsibility among students, teachers, administrators and encourages parent-family involvement. Whether young people use alcohol and other drugs in an effort to self-medicate for depression and/or anxiety, or they use because of the curiosity a peer might say about how a drug makes them feel; repeated substance use causes changes to the developing brain.

The purpose of this course is to investigate current research on adolescent substance abuse and to better understand it as a treatable brain disease. Participants will learn strategies to prevent and make referral for this growing epidemic. A young person may recover quickly from a single or occasional use of a drug, but repeated use often results in brain changes that are long lasting, especially when considering that judgment and comprehension areas in the brain do not fully develop completely until the early 20s.

EDW 647 50A Internet for Educators (CRN 3474)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 07/06/15-07/10/15
Professor: Dr. Nazli Hardy

Course Description: Educators will use the Internet to access, retrieve, and download information from around the globe. They will design performance-based learning activities to meet their curriculum needs at their educational level. Participants will learn to develop and manage an Internet environment. Recommended for K-12 educators.

EDW 648 PA Standard Learning Centers (CRN 2886)

Location: Osburn 307/308
Dates: 06/22/15-06/26/15
Professor: Dr. Barry David

Course Description: This workshop provides teachers with the knowledge base and skills to plan and produce learning activities that support Pennsylvania’s Standards Aligned System (SAS), differentiate for levels of learning, are self-sustaining and use self-assessment techniques. Teachers will learn to implement strategies for integrating SAS in thematic and teaming environments. Participants will work extensively with Pennsylvania’s SAS to develop learning activities that promote student achievement.

EDW 648 PA Standard Learning Centers (CRN 4041)

Location: Bellwood-Antis Campus
Dates: 06/15/15-06/19/15
Professor: Scott Bouslough

Course Description: This workshop provides teachers with the knowledge base and skills to plan and produce learning activities that support Pennsylvania’s Standards Aligned System (SAS), differentiate for levels of learning, are self-sustaining and use self-assessment techniques. Teachers will learn to implement strategies for integrating SAS in thematic and teaming environments. Participants will work extensively with Pennsylvania’s SAS to develop learning activities that promote student achievement.

EDW 768 50A The Dark Side of the Internet (CRN 3901)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 06/08/15-07/10/15
Professor: Dr. Nanette Dietrich

Course Description: This workshop will equip educators with a deep understanding of the risks and opportunities regarding current communication technology including internet safety, social networking, child-identity theft, cyber harassment and portable technologies. Legal, technical, psychological, and social dynamics will all be addressed including practical application to the school environment.

EDW 558 Technology of Making Things (CRN 3074)

Location: Osburn 307/308
Dates: 08/03/15-08/07/15
Professor: Dr. Barry David

Course Description: Workshop activities include design and construction of teacher-made learning stations and classroom materials. The workshop is designed to use technology as a vehicle to teach traditional subject matter, such as mathematics, science, social science, English, and other academic areas. Participants will be exposed to the history of technology and to technological principles. Recommended for K-12 educators.

EDW 631 Appreciating Diversity (CRN 3088)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 07/13/15-07/17/15 and 07/20/15-07/24/15
Professor: Dr. William Dorman

Course Description: This course is designed to help teachers create a climate of "emotional safety" within their classrooms. The course content is built around the video series, "Talking Tolerance." The series includes three different elements: Nine individual segments that address topics such as bullying, racial discrimination; cliques, and media influences on behavior; a parent video that examines the parents' role in addressing concerns expressed by students; and a teacher video that presents ideas about the teachers' role in creating an emotionally safe school environment.

EDW 638 Tch Sexuality and HIV/AIDS (CRN 3183)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 07/20/15-07/31/15
Professor: Dr. Jeffrey Wimer

Course Description: Participants will demonstrate, discuss, and evaluate various teaching strategies related to human sexuality and HIV/AIDS education. The workshop will assist participants in recognizing and understanding the variety of teaching methods and strategies, which may be utilized in human sexuality and HIV/AIDS education.
Participants will become more knowledgeable about human sexuality and HIV/AIDS issues and will examine their personal attitudes and improve their communication skills in order to effectively address human sexuality and HIV/AIDS in the classroom. Recommended for educators at all grade levels, school nurses and physical educators.

EDW 727 50A Differentiating Instruction (CRN 3072)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 08/03/15-08/07/15
Professor: Dr. Ojoma Edeh Herr

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to help teachers address the needs of diverse learners in the regular classroom setting. Teachers will learn characteristics of students with mild disabilities or learning difficulties. Participants also will learn to plan instruction on various levels, adapt content, implement elements of effective instruction, and monitor student progress to facilitate academic gains for children with mild disabilities or learning difficulties in the general education setting. Recommended for K-12 educators.

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Educator Workshops generally carry 3 graduate credits and therefore are subject to graduate tuition and fees. Click here for current cost information.