EDA5992- BE03 Poverty and the Impact on the Classroom
Poverty in the United States is often seen as a matter of choice and personal responsibility - we work hard, and they don't. In reality, the difference between "us" and "them" can often be as random as a layoff, divorce, death in the family, medical emergency, or natural disaster. Nevertheless, the belief that "I'll never be in that position" runs deep and this mindset, along with issues associated with class culture, and diversity, can pose a range of challenges for even the most well-meaning and sensitive educator and school. This course will explore the ways poverty impacts students, educators, schools and the larger community.
Instructed by: David Trevaskis
Sep 21, 22 ,23 & 28 , 29 , 30

Hampton Inn, Plymouth Meeting
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 610-567-0900
3 Graduate Credits
Thu/Fri 4:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Sat 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDU 592- BE04 Poverty and the Impact on the Classroom (Online Version)
Poverty in the United States is often seen as a matter of choice and personal responsibility – we work hard, and they don’t. In reality, the difference between “us” and “them” can often be as random as a layoff, divorce, death in the family, medical emergency, or natural disaster. Nevertheless, the belief that “I’ll never be in that position” runs deep and this mindset, along with issues associated with class culture, and diversity, can pose a range of challenges for even the most well-meaning and sensitive educator and school. This course will explore the ways poverty impacts students, educators, schools and the larger community.
Instructed by: David Trevaskis

ONLINE CLASS
Additional $75 Technology Fee Applies
Phone: 610-584-4200
3 Graduate Credits
Starts September 19
Ends November 13
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDU 584- BE05 Diversity in the Classroom: Making it Work (Online Version)
Teachers in grades K-12 are challenged by an ever changing and diverse school community. Students will examine components of diversity, culture, gender, learning styles, sexual orientation and disabilities. Through cooperative group activities, multi-media materials and literature, this course will assist teachers in developing an awareness of and respect for diverse cultures. Emphasis will be placed on ways to promote sensitivities, tolerance and understanding in the classroom and school.
Instructed by: Mark Good

ONLINE CLASS
Additional $75 Technology Fee Applies
Phone: 610-584-4200
3 Graduate Credits
Starts September 19
Ends November 13
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5988- BE06 Current Drug Trends and Youth Prevention Programs
This course will overview current drug trends in the Delaware Valley. Participants will review drugs of the past and how the youth drug culture has changed. The course will also review drug and violence prevention programs for the classroom and school. Materials will be used not only to outline and to show examples of the current drugs, but also trends in youth crime associated with drugs and violence in our area.
Instructed by: Fred Harran
Sep 21, 22 ,23 & 28 , 29 , 30

Holiday Inn, Bensalem
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: 215-639-9100
3 Graduate Credits
Thu/Fri 4:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Sat 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5160- BE07 Juvenile Justice and the American Classroom
An overview of the American Juvenile Justice system will be explored and critiqued, making application to the educator's role in the system. Current trends relating to incarcerated juvenile offenders, dependent children and juvenile offenders certified as adults will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on how students that are involved in the Juvenile Justice System can manage in the mainstream education setting. The need and value of alternative educational settings will also be discussed.
Instructed by: Randy Floyd
Oct 5, 6 ,7 & 12 , 13 , 14

Courtyard by Marriott Montgomeryville
North Wales, PA 19454
Phone: 215-699-7247
3 Graduate Credits
Thu/Fri 4:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Sat 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5155- BE08 Developing and Implementing Student Mediation Programs
This course introduces the process of and skills necessary for peer mediation within a classroom setting and encourages teachers and administrators to explore mediation and conflict resolution with the goal of introducing such programs into their schools. Where programs already exist, strategies to make them more successful will be shared.
Instructed by: David Trevaskis
Oct 5, 6 ,7 & 12 , 13 , 14

Best Western Plus: The Inn at King of Prussia
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: Phone: 610-354-8902
3 Graduate Credits
Thu/Fri 4:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Sat 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5987- BE09 Understanding and Helping Abused, Neglected and Abandoned Children
Child welfare rules created during the 1970's have not kept pace with our changing society. Education is an essential component of the effort to prevent child abuse and neglect and to reduce the consequences to abused and neglected children. This course will present up to date information from professionals in the areas of law enforcement, child protective services, foster care, mental health, medical, legal and social services. The issues of the mandatory abuse and neglect reporting required of educators will be clarified. The educators' role in identification of characteristics and symptoms of post traumatic stress disorders and trauma will be explored. Individual research will be done on identifying community resources.
Instructed by: Randy Floyd
Oct 26, 27 ,28 & Nov 2 , 3 , 4

Courtyard by Marriott Montgomeryville
North Wales, PA 19454
Phone: 215-699-7247
3 Graduate Credits
Thu/Fri 4:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Sat 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDU 609- BE14 Mean Boys & Girls: A Look at Bullying Prevention in the Schools (Online Version)
Recent studies show that more than three quarters of students surveyed say that they have been bullied, joined in bullying another, or been both victim and perpetrator during their time at school. Many educators are looking for a simple fix, a way to "bullyproof" the school environment, yet research in the field and the experience of experts suggest the problem is much deeper and more entrenched. This course will provide educators with a broad view of the problem, beginning with the standard definitions of bullying and exploring the issue through various subsets, from gender to race. This class will look at legal attempts to control bullying behavior and will explore the impact of bullying both in the school setting and beyond.
Instructed by: David Trevaskis

ONLINE CLASS
Additional $75 Technology Fee Applies
Phone: 610-584-4200
3 Graduate Credits
Starts October 24
Ends December 18
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDU 590- BE15 Creating Safe Spaces: Addressing LGBTQ Issues in Schools (Online Version)
It is critical to create safer spaces for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ). At the same time, lesbian and gay parents are increasingly represented in our schools. While values differ regarding homosexuality, all educators agree that respect and safety are qualities that are needed in our schools. This course is intended to help educators develop the awareness, background knowledge and skills to create safer spaces for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Instructed by: Mark Good

ONLINE CLASS
Additional $75 Technology Fee Applies
Phone: 610-584-4200
3 Graduate Credits
Starts October 24
Ends December 18
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5984-BE10 Diversity in the Classroom: Making it Work
Teachers in grades K-12 are challenged by an ever changing and diverse school community. Students will examine components of diversity, culture, gender, learning styles, sexual orientation and disabilities. Through cooperative group activities, multi-media materials and literature, this course will assist teachers in developing an awareness of and respect for diverse cultures. Emphasis will be placed on ways to promote sensitivities, tolerance and understanding in the classroom and school.
Instructed by: Mark Good
Nov 2, 3 ,4 & 9 , 10 , 11

Hampton Inn, Plymouth Meeting
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 610-567-0900
3 Graduate Credits
Thu/Fri 4:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Sat 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5134-BE11 Parents as Partners: Effective Strategies for Student Success
Educators have to juggle many tasks throughout the day, but dealing with parents can be one of the most stressful and challenging. This course will analyze the similarities and differences of today’s parents as compared to previous generations. Various parenting techniques and skills will be explored. The course will also identify the barriers that inhibit positive parent/school relationships. Tools and specific language will be provided to help the teacher be a more effective communicator when dealing with parents in different situations. Both verbal and non-verbal communication techniques will be explored. Epstein’s framework will be used as a model to develop a comprehensive program for positive home/school partnerships.
Instructed by: Janet Holmes
Nov 2, 3 ,4 & 9 , 10 , 11

Best Western Plus: The Inn at King of Prussia
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: Phone: 610-354-8902
3 Graduate Credits
Thu/Fri 4:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Sat 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5158-BE12 An Introduction to Sign Language in the Classroom
This course is designed for teachers with limited or no prior knowledge of sign language. Students will experience various signing systems including American Sign Language (ASL), Signing Exact English (SEE) and Pidgin Sign Language (PSL). Through music, video, manual practice and role play, participants will develop an awareness of the hard of hearing/deaf culture, build a functional signing vocabulary and improve total communication skills, within hearing and non-hearing teaching environments.
Instructed by: Barbra Bannon
Nov 9, 10 ,11 & 16 , 17 , 18

Holiday Inn, Bensalem
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: 215-639-9100
3 Graduate Credits
Thu/Fri 4:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Sat 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5209-BE13 Mean Boys and Girls: A Look at Bullying Prevention in the Schools
Recent studies show that more than three quarters of students surveyed say that they have been bullied, joined in bullying another, or been both victim and perpetrator during their time at school. Many educators are looking for a simple fix, a way to "bullyproof" the school environment, yet research in the field and the experience of experts suggest the problem is much deeper and more entrenched. This course will provide educators with a broad view of the problem, beginning with the standard definitions of bullying and exploring the issue through various subsets, from gender to race. This class will look at legal attempts to control bullying behavior and will explore the impact of bullying both in the school setting and beyond.
Instructed by: David Trevaskis
Nov 9, 10 ,11 & 16 , 17 , 18

Courtyard by Marriott Montgomeryville
North Wales, PA 19454
Phone: 215-699-7247
3 Graduate Credits
Thu/Fri 4:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Sat 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5162-BE16 Crisis in our Schools: An Educator's Handbook for Safe Schools
This course provides educators with practical skills and ideas they will find personally and professionally helpful in preparing and developing strategies and materials for dealing with various crisis that may arise in the school community. Utilizing a case method approach, this course will challenge participants to examine their attitudes and expand their knowledge of a range of crises that impact students and schools today. Specific concerns from bullying prevention to managing the aggressive child will be addressed. All class participants will learn art therapy, explore the role of student assistance programs, and experience a mock expulsion hearing.
Instructed by: David Trevaskis
Nov 30, Dec 1 ,2 & 7 , 8 , 9

Holiday Inn, Bensalem
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: 215-639-9100
3 Graduate Credits
Thu/Fri 4:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Sat 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5713-BE17 Building Character: Service Based Learning in the Classroom
Martin Luther King, Jr. was quoted as saying, "Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education." Today's teachers are faced even more with this growing challenge. Service Learning is made up of activities that connect service with the learning already being taught in a school, program or organization. Service Learning provides a hands on application of knowledge and skills that connects the student's learning to real life needs helping to answer the question...why do I have to learn this? This course will explore the concept of Service Learning as well as the Six Pillars of Character, the 40 Developmental Assets, Class Meetings and various other activities that further build good character in students. Through hands on and practical activities, teachers will be able to immediately implement the strategies into their curriculum.
Instructed by: Janet Holmes
Nov 30, Dec 1 ,2 & 14 , 15 , 16

Courtyard by Marriott Montgomeryville
North Wales, PA 19454
Phone: 215-699-7247
3 Graduate Credits
Thu/Fri 4:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Sat 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5990-BE18 Creating Safe Spaces: Addressing LGBTQ Issues in Schools
It is critical to create safer spaces for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ). At the same time, lesbian and gay parents are increasingly represented in our schools. While values differ regarding homosexuality, all educators agree that respect and safety are qualities that are needed in our schools. This course is intended to help educators develop the awareness, background knowledge and skills to create safer spaces for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Instructed by: Mark Good
Nov 30, Dec 1 ,2 & 7 , 8 , 9

Best Western Plus: The Inn at King of Prussia
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: Phone: 610-354-8902
3 Graduate Credits
Thu/Fri 4:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Sat 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5986-BE19 Protecting Students from Online Exploitation & Victimization
While the internet is a valuable educational tool, predatory criminals have discovered it to be an excellent medium for seeking out victims and exploiting them for sexual gratification and other criminal means. Common techniques used by internet criminals will be explored as an exercise in awareness. Intervention and prevention strategies will be presented and discussed through a variety of creative exercises.
Instructed by: Randy Floyd
Dec 7, 8 ,9 & 14 , 15 , 16

Hampton Inn, Plymouth Meeting
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 610-567-0900
3 Graduate Credits
Thu/Fri 4:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Sat 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00