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.

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

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

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Summer II 2017 Workshops

EDW 754 - Respiratory Health (CRN 4183)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 06/12/17-07/23/17
Professor: Dr. Jeffrey Wimer
Course Description: This workshop will provide participants with the latest information on asthma and smoking prevention/cessation. Asthma is a growing concern for both parents and teachers. Being able to understand and identify asthma, the pathology and basic mechanisms of asthma, as well as prevention and control techniques is not only important, but potentially life-saving. Unfortunately, secondhand tobacco smoke has been cited as one of several reasons for the development of asthma. Therefore, this workshop will also discuss tobacco-use prevention and cessation techniques.

EDW 575 Adolescent Substance Abuse (CRN 3528)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 06/26/17-07/07/17
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.

EDW 647 - Internet for Educators (CRN 4171)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 07/10/17-07/14/17
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 Standards-Aligned Learn Center PK-12 (CRN 2886)

Location: Osburn Room 307
Dates: 07/10/17-07/14/17
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.

Summer III 2017 Workshops

EDW 764 Childhood Obesity Prevention (CRN 3348 )

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 07/24/17-08/04/17
Professor: Dr. Jeffery Wimer
Course Description: This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the health and wellness issues related to childhood obesity and the strategies necessary to address this national epidemic. Using a system developed by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), participants will learn how to implement the Coordinated School Health Model.

EDW 727 - Differentiating Instruction (CRN 3072)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 07/31/17-08/04/17
Professor: Dr. Ojoma Edeh Her
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.

EDW 560 - Visual Materials (CRN 3233)

Location: Osburn Room 307
Dates: 07/31/17-08/04/17
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 558 - Technology of Making Things (CRN 3074)

Location: Osburn Room 307
Dates: 08/07/17-08/11/17
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.s.

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  • Term: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Subject: EDW (Education Workshop)
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