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 or learn more about the philosophy of educational workshops.


Summer 2014 Workshops

EDW 533 50A (CRN 1973) Web 2.0 in Education

Location: Online Distance Learning - MU Online

Dates: 05/12/14 - 05/23/14

Professor: Dr. Oliver Dreon

Course Description: With the advent of Web 2.0 applications, teachers have new opportunities for collaborating with one another, communicating with the community and educating students. The terms Web 2.0 and emergent technology refer to a host of online resources and applications that support sharing of information between users.
The web has evolved from a series of static, isolated pages of information into an interactive, collaborative, social network of applications. This workshop provides educators with a comprehensive look at different emergent technology and how these Web 2.0 applications can be used to promote student learning.

For details about how to register for a summer institute, click here.

EDW 721 50A (CRN 2310) Digital Storytelling in Class

Location: Online Distance Learning - MU Online

Dates: 05/19/14 - 05/30/14

Professor: Dr. Oliver Dreon

Course Description: Digital stories are stories told with new media tools such as video and PowerPoint. In this workshop teachers will learn how to use digital telling to support new forms of student writing. Digital stories can transform traditional writing assignments in elementary, middle and high school such as reports on current or historical events, responses to literature, reporting on scientific experiments, as well as transforming creative writing projects. Digital story telling is highly motivating for students and when used with an authentic writing purpose provides powerful ways for students to tell stories and report. The emphasis of the workshop will be on how digital telling can be integrated with the curriculum. We will discuss practical ways to support students with the use of technology as well as meaningful ways to support the writing process. Participants in this workshop will develop their own digital stories and will create lesson plans for student writing with new media. Recommended for K-12 language arts, social studies, and English educators.

For details about how to register for a summer institute, click here.

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