Graduate Education
Professional Development Center

ARCH Professional Development
Fall 2019 Schedule

Misericordia University’s Teacher Education Department/Graduate Education Programs include a professional development opportunity for the educator interested in professional growth and Act 48 credits. A student enrolled in these courses will receive three (3) graduate credits (not transferable toward a master’s degree) and Act 48 credits. All courses are taught by well-qualified instructors who have expertise and experience in the areas they teach.

Tuition:
Fall 2019: $290 per credit, $870 per course

Dates: Dates as indicated

Times: Variable; as depicted after each individual course offering.

Courses are offered in a blended (hybrid) format unless otherwise indicated.

Registration: To register, please contact Karen Cefalo at 570-674-8094 or email: kcefalo@misericordia.edu.

Website: www.Misericordia.edu/EdPDCenter

Schedules


Fall 2019 Schedule

First Seven (7) Weeks – August 26, 2019 – October 13, 2019

*Professional Development Courses in Autism

This is a 3 course sequence for Professional Development Credits (Act 48 eligible) that will prepare students and professionals to work with clients diagnosed with ASD. The certificate program in ASD will provide prospective students with current evidence-based practices, knowledge, and program development in the area of ASD within their respective fields. After completing the coursework within the certificate program in ASD, students would qualify to sit for the Autism Competency Exam to earn an Autism Certificate or become a Certified Autism Specialist through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

I understand that taking these three professional development courses in Autism does not give me an Autism Certification from Misericordia University. The three profeessional development courses would allow me eligibility to take the board certification exam through IBCCES to become an Autism Specialist or AutismCertificate based on degree level as defined by IBCCES.


*EDU 585 Section DA: Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan

First 7 weeks: August 26, 2019 until October 13, 2019

Fully Online

This course is an introduction to the diagnosis, services and current research for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders across the lifespan. Basic information will be introduced on how this disorder is diagnosed, what comprises the disorder, as well as the array of services that are often provided to individuals with ASD. Lifespan challenges including diagnosis, early intervention, school-based services, transition to adulthood, vocational development, independent living and impacts on aging as well as medical and behavioral concerns will be explored. Students will also gain knowledge in establishing clear resource support for these clients in the community.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on August 30, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on September 27, 2019.


*EDU 585 Section DB: Interventions for Individuals with ASD

First 7 weeks: August 26, 2019 until October 13, 2019

Fully Online

The course begins with an introduction to the principles responsible for the development and maintenance of acceptable and problematic behaviors for individuals with ASD. This course will examine and apply evidence based principles/practices to facilitate functional participation among individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on August 30, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on September 27, 2019.


*EDU 585 Section DC: Program Development for Individuals with ASD

First 7 weeks: August 26, 2019 until October 13, 2019

Fully Online

This interdisciplinary course will focus on evidence-based programing designed to meet the developmental, social, medical, educational, vocational, daily living, and/ or mobility needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Effective strategies to complete a needs assessment, examine current literature, critique and modify and existing programs or create an appropriate program for a/an individuals with ASD appropriate within the professionals scope of practice will be explained and reviewed.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on August 30, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on September 27, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DD: School Safety: A Study of Past and Current Practices and Issues Pertaining to School Safety

Instructor: Kris Bonomo, Teacher Hazleton Area School District, Heights-Terrace Elementary Middle School

First 7 weeks: August 26, 2019 until October 13, 2019

Fully Online

This course will address the growing issues of bullying in our schools and how bullying can be identified, addressed, and prevented using various research based strategies.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on August 30, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on September 27, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DE: The Great Motivator: How to get and keep students motivated

Instructor: Teri Genarro, Reading Specialist, Hazleton Area School District

First 7 weeks: August 26, 2019 until October 13, 2019

Fully Online

This course introduces participants to a variety of motivational strategies to keep students engaged in the learning process.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on August 30, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on September 27, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DF: Utilizing Interactive Student Notebooks

Instructor: Gabrielle A. Lizbinski, 7th & 8th grade teacher, Hazleton Area School District

First 7 weeks: August 26, 2019 until October 13, 2019

Fully Online

This course introduces participants to Interactive Student Notebooks, how they can be utilized in their classrooms, and what benefits they hold for student achievement.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on August 30, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on September 27, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DG: The Face of Poverty in our Classrooms

Instructor: Brenda Sterenchock, ESL teacher, Hazleton Area School District

First 7 weeks: August 26, 2019 until October 13, 2019

Fully Online

This course will look at the latest research on poverty and how it affects students’ social, emotional, and academic performance. We will learn strategies to help these students overcome their challenges and find success.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on August 30, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on September 27, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DH: The Hybrid Classroom

Instructor: Nicholas D. Hufford

First 7 weeks: August 26, 2019 until October 13, 2019

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

This course will be implemented in a hybrid style online with some campus meetings.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Step by step instructions will guide you through the process of creating a hybrid and paperless classroom using Google Classroom and other computer applications. Prospective students must have access to the Google Education Suite via their school district.

*Please be aware: this is a hybrid course that begins on August 26, 2019 and ends on October 13, 2019. In addition to the on campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this 7 week session.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on August 30, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on September 27, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DI: Creating Meaningful Activities to Achieve Classroom Success
Instructor: Bill Stone

First 7 weeks: August 26, 2019 until October 13, 2019

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

This course will be implemented in a hybrid style online with some campus meetings.

Saturday, Sept. 14 9AM – 5PM

Sunday, Sept. 15 9AM – 5PM

Saturday, Sept. 21 9AM – 5PM

Sunday, Sept. 22 9AM – 5PM

This course will show educators how to design compelling learning activities that engage students in their own learning by helping them develop practical life skills as well as critical thinking skills. Criteria will be used to analyze the activities students participate in as well as those the teachers plan, ensuring that each includes relevant life skills, meets curriculum requirements, addresses organizational issues, plans for desired results, and assesses effectiveness Teachers will learn how to infuse lessons for the entire learning process – introductory, informational, practice, review and culminating – with the kind of highly active learning that transforms both students and subject matter.

*Please be aware: this is a hybrid course that begins on August 26, 2019 and ends on October 13, 2019. In addition to the on campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this 7 week session.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on August 30, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on September 27, 2019.


Second Seven (7) Weeks – October 14, 2019 – December 8, 2019


EDU 585 Section DJ: Faces of Bullying: Identifying, Intervening, and Preventing Bullying in Our Schools

Instructor: Kris Bonomo, Teacher Hazleton Area School District, Heights-Terrace Elementary Middle School

Second 7 weeks: October 14, 2019 until December 8, 2019

Fully Online

This course will address the growing issue of bullying in our schools and how bullying can be identified, addressed, and prevented using various research based strategies

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on October 18, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on November 15, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DK: Brain Based Learning

Instructor: Teri Genarro, Reading Specialist, Hazelton Area School District

Second 7 weeks: October 14, 2019 until December 8, 2019

Fully Online

This course is designed for all content area teachers in grades K-12. It will introduce teachers to the concept of brain based learning. A brain based learning approach focuses on practical strategies linking brain research to student achievement. It will cover current research and the effectiveness of this type of teaching. Participants will research Eric Jensen, a pioneer in brain based learning, and show how it is based on scientific research. It also takes into account how students learn differently at different stages of the educational process. Participants will be exposed to material, including techniques and activities, which can be used in their own classroom.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on October 18, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on November 15, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DL: Classroom Management

Instructor: Teri Genarro, Reading Specialist, Hazleton Area School District

Second 7 weeks: October 14, 2019 until December 8, 2019

Fully Online

The participants will learn effective classroom management strategies and the importance of having a plan in place.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on October 18, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on November 15, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DM: Tools for Success: Motivation and Engagement in the Classroom

Instructor: Heather Zazycki

Second 7 weeks: October 14, 2019 until December 8, 2019

Fully Online

This course is designed for teachers who want to motivate and engage their students so that they can all be successful.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on October 18, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on November 15, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DN: Comics Books and Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Instructor: Nicholas D. Hufford

Second 7 weeks: October 14, 2019 until December 8, 2019

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

This course will be implemented in a hybrid style online with some campus meetings.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The course focuses on the use of comic books and graphic novels in the classroom. It will cover the ideas of alternate histories, relation to state standards and common core, comic books’ ties to current issues in society, etc,

*Please be aware: this is a hybrid course that begins on October 14, 2019 and ends of December 8, 2019. In addition to the on campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this 7 week session. The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on October 18, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on November 15, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DO: CLOSE READS

Instructor: Joan Romanowski, Reading Interventionist, Greater Nanticoke Area

Second 7 weeks: October 14, 2019 until December 8, 2019

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

This course will be implemented in a hybrid style online with some campus meetings.

October 19 & 20, 20919 (Saturday & Sunday) – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

November 2 & 3, 20919 (Saturday & Sunday) – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Common Core State Standards require teachers to increase the level of rigor in the classroom for all students. This course will focus on classroom practices of close reads and strategies aligned to a higher level of cognitive demand within Literature and Informational texts. Webb’s depth of knowledge (DOK) and Hess’s Cognitive Matrix will be addressed as one way to determine cognitive complexity as well as other literacy strategies that develop engagement and rigor with the text. Students will have an opportunity to see lessons of a close read demonstrated as well as designing a close read lesson, which aligns to the Anchors.

*Please be aware: this is a hybrid course that begins on October 14, 2019 and ends of December 8, 2019. In addition to the on campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this 7 week session. The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on October 18, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on November 15, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DP: Multiculturalism

Instructor: Bill Stone

Second 7 weeks: October 14, 2019 until December 8, 2019

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

This course will be implemented in a hybrid style online with some campus meetings.

Saturday, November 2 9AM – 5PM

Sunday, November 3 9AM – 5PM

Saturday, November 16 9AM – 5PM

Sunday, November 17 9AM – 5PM

This course will address the key elements of multicultural competency. These include awareness, knowledge, application to practice and policy, and intention. Teachers will study selected culturally different groups in the United States. Teachers will also learn various ways to incorporate multiculturalism into the classroom.

*Please be aware: this is a hybrid course that begins on October 14, 2019 and ends of December 8, 2019. In addition to the on campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this 7 week session. The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on October 18, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on November 15, 2019.

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Graduate Education Professional Development Center

www.misericordia.edu/EdPDCenter

To register, please contact 570-674-8094; or email kcefalo@misericordia.edu.

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