Graduate Education
Professional Development Center

ARCH Professional Development
Spring & Summer 2020 Schedules

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: $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


Spring 2020 Schedule

First Seven (7) Weeks – January 13, 2020 – March 1, 2020

*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 professional development courses would allow me eligibility to take the board certification exam through IBCCES to become an Autism Specialist or Autism Certificate based on degree level as defined by IBCCES. 

 

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

First 7 weeks:  January 13, 2020 until March 1, 2020

                        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 January 17, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on February 14, 2020.  

 

 

EDU 585 Section DE: Study & Organizational Skills for Student Success

Instructor: Heather Zazycki

First 7 weeks:  January 13, 2020 until March 1, 2020

                         Fully Online

This course is designed to provide teachers useful tools and information about how to teach

study and organizational skills for ease in test taking and for student’s overall success.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on January 17, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on February 14, 2020.  

  

 

EDU 585 Section DG: New Students? No Problem!

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

First 7 weeks:  January 13, 2020 until March 1, 2020

                         Fully Online

This course will provide educators with strategies to support new students to ensure their success in the classroom.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on January 17, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on February 14, 2020.  

  

EDU 585 Section DH: How to Become a Well-Balanced Teacher

Instructor:     Bill Stone

First 7 weeks:  January 13, 2020 until March 1, 2020

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated                           

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

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

 Saturday, February 22           9AM – 4PM

Sunday, February 23             9AM – 4PM

Saturday, February 29           9AM – 4PM

Sunday, March 1                   9AM – 4PM

This course explores a wealth of strategies teachers can use to attain professional and personal balance, avoid teacher burnout, and recharge.

*Please be aware this is a hybrid course that begins on January 13, 2020 and ends on March 1, 2020. 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 January 17, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on February 14, 2020.  

   

Spring 2020

Second Seven (7) Weeks – March 2, 2020 – April 26, 2020

 

*EDU 585 Section DB: Interventions for Individuals with ASD

Second 7 weeks: March 2, 2020 until April 26, 2020

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 March 6, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on April 3, 2020.  

  

 

EDU 585 Section DM: Crash Course Social Studies

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

Second 7 weeks: March 2, 2020 until April 26, 2020

                         Fully Online

This course will offer a “crash course” in social studies to enhance content knowledge and educate teachers in the area of social studies.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on March 6, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on April 3, 2020.  

 

 

EDU 585 Section DO: Self Regulation in the Classroom
Instructor:     Bill Stone

Second 7 weeks: March 2, 2020 until April 26, 2020

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated                           

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

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

Saturday, April 18                  9AM – 4PM

Sunday, April 19                    9AM – 4PM

Saturday, April 25                  9AM – 4PM

Sunday, April 26                    9AM – 4PM

This course will show that self-regulation is the key to improving student achievement. It will focus on teaching students how to learn by implementing self-regulation skills which develop study habits, thinking strategies, and reflection practices.

*Please be aware this is a hybrid course that begins on March 2, 2020 and ends on April 26, 2020. 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 March 6, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on April 3, 2020.  

 

 

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Summer 2020
First Six (6) Weeks – May 18, 2020 until June 26, 2020

 

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

First 6 weeks:  May 18, 2020 until June 26, 2020

                        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 May 22, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on June 12, 2020.  

 

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

First 6 weeks:  May 18, 2020 until June 26, 2020

                        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 May 22, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on June 12, 2020.  

 

 

EDU 585 Section DD: Understanding the Diverse Student

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

First 6 weeks:  May 18, 2020 until June 26, 2020

                   Fully Online

This course examines the social, culture, and educational backgrounds of our diverse students.

 

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on May 22, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on June 12, 2020.  

 

 

EDU 585 Section DE: Creating a Brain-Compatible Classroom

Instructor:      Bill Stone, ESL Teacher, Wyoming Valley West School District

First 6 weeks: May 18, 2020 until June 26, 2020

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated

                      

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

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

Wednesday, June 24          9am until 5pm

Thursday, June 25             9am until 5pm

           

This course will explore the ways the brain works with regard to learning. Students will study the ways a brain gathers and stores information and how this relates to how people learn.

 

*Please be aware this is a hybrid course that begins on May 18, 2020 and ends on June 26, 2020. In addition to the on-campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this full semester session. The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on May 22, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on June 12, 2020.  

 

EDU 585 Section DF: Tunneling out of Trauma
Instructor:     Tara Ebert

First 6 weeks: May 18, 2020 until June 26, 2020

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated 

                      

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

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

Tuesday, June 23              5PM – 8PM

 

In this course we will look at the definition of trauma, how it can impact learning, and equip ourselves with classroom strategies.

 

*Please be aware this is a hybrid course that begins on May 18, 2020 and ends on June 26, 2020. In addition to the on-campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this full semester session. The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on May 22, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on June 12, 2020.  

 

EDU 585 Section DG: The Paperless Classroom

Instructor:      Nicholas D. Hufford

First 6 weeks:  May 18, 2020 until June 26, 2020

                   Fully Online

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.

 

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on May 22, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on June 12, 2020.  

 

EDU 585 Section DH: Teaching Text Dependent Analysis

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

First 6 weeks:  May 18, 2020 until June 26, 2020

                   Fully Online

This course is designed for all content area teachers in grades 3-12.  It will guide teachers on how to teach, write, and score text dependent analysis questions (TDA).  Text dependent analysis focuses on reading a text and responding to it using evidence and being able to analyze it.  It will cover current research and strategies on how to implement it in the classroom.  This course will also guide participants on writing and scoring text dependent analysis questions.  Participants will be exposed to material, including strategies, techniques and activities, which can be utilized in their own classroom.

 

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on May 22, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on June 12, 2020.  

 

 

Summer 2020
Second Six (6) Weeks – July 6, 2020 until August 14, 2020

 

EDU 585 Section DB: Interventions for Individuals with ASD

Second 6 weeks: July 6, 2020 until August 14, 2020

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 July 10, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on July 31, 2020.  

 

EDU 585 Section DI: School Safety

Instructor:      Kris Bonomo

Second 6 weeks: July 6, 2020 until August 14, 2020

                   Fully Online

This course looks at the issues affecting school safety including past incidents, past safe practices, and current trends in school safety.

 

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on July 10, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on July 31, 2020.

 

EDU 585 Section DJ: Alternative Assessments – More than Paper & Pencil Test

Instructor:      Bill Stone, ESL Teacher, Wyoming Valley West School District

Second 6 weeks: July 6, 2020 until August 14, 2020

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated   

This course is designed to provide methods, strategies, and practical tools that will enable the classroom teacher to successfully integrate and utilize a variety of assessment tools in his or her classroom.

 

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

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

Wednesday, July 22           9am until 5pm

Thursday, July 23             9am until 5pm

           

*Please be aware this is a hybrid course that begins on July 6, 2020 and ends on August 14, 2020. In addition to the on-campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this full semester session. The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on July 10, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on July 31, 2020.  

 

EDU 585 Section DK: Practical Discipline Solutions for the Classroom

Instructor:      Daniel Diehl

Second 6 weeks:  July 6, 2020 until August 14, 2020

                   Fully Online

This course will provide educators with strategies to manage discipline within the classroom.

 

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on July 10, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on July 31, 2020.  

 

EDU 585 Section DL: Utilizing Interactive Student Notebooks

Instructor:      Gabrielle Lizbinski, Teacher Hazleton Area School District, 2007 - Present

Second 6 weeks:  July 6, 2020 until August 14, 2020

                   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 July 10, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on July 31, 2020.  

 

EDU 585 Section DM: Study Habits

Instructor: Heather Zazycki

Second 6 weeks:  July 6, 2020 until August 14, 2020

                   Fully Online

This course is designed to provide teachers useful tools and information about how to teach study and organizational skills for ease in test taking and for student’s overall success.

 

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on July 10, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on July 31, 2020.  

 

 

EDU 585 Section DN: Student Centered Classroom

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

Second 6 weeks:  July 6, 2020 until August 14, 2020

                   Fully Online

This course is designed for all content area teachers in grades K-12.  It will help teachers learn more about cultivating and managing an effective student centered classroom that encourages participation and engaged learning.  Participants will be exposed to material to promote a student-centered classroom.

 

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on July 10, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on July 31, 2020.  

 

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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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