Graduate Education
Professional Development Center

ARCH Professional Development
Spring and Summer 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: $285 per credit, $855 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


Summer 2019 Schedule

EDU 585 Section DA: Crash Course Social Studies: An Expedited Social Studies Experience for Teachers

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

First 6 weeks: May 20, 2019 until June 28, 2019

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 education.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on May 24, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on June 14, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DC: Brain Based Learning

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

First 6 weeks: May 20, 2019 until June 28, 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 May 24, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on June 14, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DH: Critical Thinking—Teaching Students to Become Critical Thinkers

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

First 6 weeks: May 20, 2019 until June 28, 2019

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

Monday, May 20, 2019 – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday, May 27, 2019 – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday, June 3, 2019 – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday, June 10, 2019 – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday, June 17, 2019 – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated

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

This class will first explore what critical thinking is and then consider various techniques teachers can use to foster critical thinking and how they can incorporate critical thinking into their lessons.

*Please be aware: this is a hybrid course that begins on May 20, 2019 and ends on June 28, 2019. In addition to the on campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this 6 week session.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on May 24, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on June 14, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DR: Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan - 3 Credits

Instructor: Kristin Beurmann, MS SE
Kristin has been teaching for 13 years beginning her career in Advanced Academics (gifted) as a lead teacher. After 6 years, she moved to the general education classroom, finding her passion for teaching students with disabilities. Obtaining her Masters of Science in Special Education, she became lead teacher as well as Coordinator of new referrals for special educational services and educational testing.

First 6 weeks: May 20, 2019 until June 28, 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 May 24, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on June 14, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DT: SLOs; Incorporating Educator Effectiveness Evaluations in the Classroom

Instructor: Thomas Pieczynski, Jr., Teacher, West Side Career and Technical Center

First 6 weeks: May 20, 2019 until June 28, 2019

Fully Online

This course will explain how teachers can design, build, and review Student Learning Objectives (“SLOs”), how and why they are a top priority for teachers impacted by Pennsylvania’s new teacher evaluation system, and how SLOs can be used to guide classroom instruction and determine student mastery.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on May 24, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on June 14, 2019.


THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE BEING OFFERED IN OUR SECOND SESSION

July 8, 2019 – August 16, 2019


EDU 585 Section DI: Understanding the Diverse Student

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

Second 6 weeks: July 8, 2019 until August 16, 2019

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 July 12, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on August 2, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DJ: Strategies for Challenging High Achievers in the Classroom

Instructor: Heather Zazycki, Teacher, Hazleton Area School District

Second 6 weeks: July 8, 2019 until August 16, 2019

Fully Online

This course provides teachers useful tools and information about how to develop and challenge high achieving students in the classroom.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on July 12, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on August 2, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DK: Building Student Literacy

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

Second 6 weeks: July 8, 2019 until August 16, 2019

Fully Online

This course is designed for all content area teachers in grades K-12. The participants will learn how to build student literacy through a variety of techniques. It will show participants how to foster a love of reading. Participants will be exposed to material that they can utilize in their own classrooms.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on July 12, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on August 2, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DL: Comic Books in the Classroom

Instructor: Nicholas D. Hufford

Second 6 weeks: July 8, 2019 until August 16, 2019

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, August 3, 2019 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated

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

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 July 8, 2019 and ends of August 16, 2019. In addition to the on campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this 6 week session. The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on July 12, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on August 2, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DM: Skills Students Need for a Successful Life

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

Second 6 weeks: July 8, 2019 until August 16, 2019

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 8:30 PM

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated

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

This course focuses on building five success skills in students beyond academics and they are empathy, self-control, integrity, diversity, and grit.

*Please be aware: this is a hybrid course that begins on July 8, 2019 and ends of August 16, 2019. In addition to the on campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this 6 week session. The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on July 12, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on August 2, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DN: The Face of Poverty in Our Classrooms

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

Second 6 weeks: July 8, 2019 until August 16, 2019

Fully Online

We will look at the latest research on poverty and how it affects students’ social, emotional, and academic performances. 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 July 12, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on August 2, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DP: Project Based Learning (PBL)

Instructor: Nicole Meckes, Social Studies Teacher, Freeland Middle School

Second 6 weeks: July 8, 2019 until August 16, 2019

Fully Online

This course will explore Project-Based Learning (PBL) as a means to expose students to 21st century skills while interacting with the curriculum in an authentic and engaging manner.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on July 12, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on August 2, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DQ: Understanding and Teaching Text Dependent Analysis

Instructor: Joan Romanowski, Reading Interventionist, Greater Nanticoke Area

Second 6 weeks: July 8, 2019 until August 16, 2019

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated

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

The new updates in the PSSA demand that the students be able to analysis a text. This involves the comprehension of the text, analyzing the text and responding to the text in writing. But, how do teachers explicitly “analyze” text? This course will focus on these factors and what good instruction looks like.

*Please be aware: this is a hybrid course that begins on July 8, 2019 and ends of August 16, 2019. In addition to the on campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this 6 week session. The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on July 12, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on August 2, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DS: Interventions for Individuals with ASD - 3 Credits

Second 6 weeks: July 8, 2019 until August 16, 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 July 12, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on August 2, 2019.


EDU 585 Section DU: Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan - 3 Credits

Second 6 weeks: July 8, 2019 until August 16, 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 July 12, 2019 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on August 2, 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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