EDU 590-BD11 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
Begins Wed. June 21
Ends Tues. August 15
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5158-BD15 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
Jul 10, 11 ,12 & 13 , 14

Courtyard by Marriott Montgomeryville
North Wales, PA 19454
Phone: 215-699-7247
3 Graduate Credits
Mon-Thu 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am to 12 noon
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5209-BD16 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
Jul 17, 18 ,19 & 20 , 21

Hampton Inn, Willow Grove
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Phone: 215-659-3535
3 Graduate Credits
Mon-Thu 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am to 12 noon
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5990-BD17 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
Jul 24, 25 ,26 & 27 , 28

Hampton Inn, Plymouth Meeting
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 610-567-0900
3 Graduate Credits
Mon-Thu 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am to 12 noon
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5111-BD18 Assisting Students with Loss, Death and Grief Issues
Not only death, but losses caused by divorce, broken friendships, failures and moving on can cause severe suffering. This course is designed to help educators deal with various aspects of loss and bereavement issues and the effects on students and classroom settings. The concepts of death, how a child's grieving process differs from an adult and the emotional difficulties following painful events, which often result in post traumatic stress, will be explored. Emphasis on the patience, understanding and support needed in the emotional healing process in an educational environment, as well as customs, cultural differences and bioethics are covered.
Instructed by: David Poindexter
Jul 24, 25 ,26 & 27 , 28

Courtyard by Marriott Montgomeryville
North Wales, PA 19454
Phone: 215-699-7247
3 Graduate Credits
Mon-Thu 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am to 12 noon
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5155-BD19 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
Jul 31, Aug 1 ,2 & 3 , 4

Holiday Inn, Bensalem
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: 215-639-9100
3 Graduate Credits
Mon-Thu 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am to 12 noon
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5134-BD20 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 todayís 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. Epsteinís framework will be used as a model to develop a comprehensive program for positive home/school partnerships.
Instructed by: Janet Holmes
Jul 31, Aug 1 ,2 & 3 , 4

Hampton Inn, Plymouth Meeting
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 610-567-0900
3 Graduate Credits
Mon-Thu 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am to 12 noon
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5986-BD21 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
Aug 3, 4 ,5 & 10 , 11 , 12

Residence Inn Montgomeryville
North Wales, PA 19454
Phone: 267-468-0111
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
EDA5984-BD22 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
Aug 7, 8 ,9 & 10 , 11

Hampton Inn, Willow Grove
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Phone: 215-659-3535
3 Graduate Credits
Mon-Thu 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am to 12 noon
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5988-BD23 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
Aug 10, 11 ,12 & 17 , 18 , 19

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-BD24 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
Aug 14, 15 ,16 & 17 , 18

Hampton Inn, Willow Grove
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Phone: 215-659-3535
3 Graduate Credits
Mon-Thu 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am to 12 noon
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5162-BD25 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
Aug 14, 15 ,16 & 17 , 18

Courtyard by Marriott Montgomeryville
North Wales, PA 19454
Phone: 215-699-7247
3 Graduate Credits
Mon-Thu 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am to 12 noon
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00