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.


Spring 2016 Workshops

EDW 618 Healthy Lifestyle Assessment (CRN 15294)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 01/25/16-02/08/16
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 752 Eat Disordrs/Body Image Anxty (CRN 13784)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 03/28/16-04/12/16
Professor: Dr. Jeffrey Wimer
Course Description: This workshop will provide the latest guidelines for the identification, intervention, education, and referral of eating disorders and body image anxieties that are common among many boys and girls in schools. Treatment resources for this escalating problem will be provided to help school professionals understand and address this complex issue. The workshop will also discuss how schools can develop policies to alleviate pressures to be perfect in an era of plastic surgery, extreme makeovers and steroid-use.

Summer II 2016 Workshops

EDW 558 Technology of Making Things (CRN 3795)

Location: Osburn 307/308
Dates: 06/27/16-07/01/16
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 575 Adolescent Substance Abuse (CRN 3528)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 06/27/16-07/08/16
Professor: Dr. Jeffrey Wimer
Course Description: 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 764 Childhood Obesity Prevention (CRN 4122)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 06/13/16-06/24/16
Professor: Dr. Jeffrey 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. 
The model works by facilitating understanding and cooperation among interested persons to develop and/or improve school policies and procedures in areas such as food services, nutrition curriculum, physical education, and after-school programs. Moreover, the model supports school health programs in school districts and communities through the promotion of parent, citizen, and professional involvement.

Summer III 2016 Workshops

EDW 560 Visual Materials (CRN 3233)

Location: Osburn 307/308
Dates: 08/01/16-08/05/16
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 647 Internet for Educators (CRN 3226)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 07/11/16-07/15/16
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 Stndrd-Align Lrn Cntr PK-12 (CRN 3190)

Location: Osburn 307/308
Dates: 07/11/16-07/15/16
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 727 Differentiating Instruction (CRN 3072)

Location: Online Distance Learning
Dates: 07/11/16-08/12/16
Professor: Dr. Ojoma 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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