EDU 590-AZ12 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 the 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 Feb. 11
Ends April 7
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1065.00
EDU 562-AZ13 Crisis in our Schools: An Educator's Handbook for Safe Schools (Online Version)
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

ONLINE CLASS
Additional $75 Technology Fee Applies
Phone: 610-584-4200
3 Graduate Credits
Starts Feb. 16
Ends April 12
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1065.00
EDA5118-AZ14 Domestic Violence and Abuse: Preventative Strategies for Educators
Curriculum and program development, teaching strategies and preventative strategies will be explored for implementing in K-12 classrooms. Materials used in this course will address: personal safety education, sexual abuse prevention education, children living in violent homes, persons with developmental disabilities, adolescent and young adult victims of sexual assualt, definitions for harassment vs. assault, elder abuse and more.
Instructed by: Randy Floyd
Feb 18, 19 ,20 & 25 , 26 , 27

Spring Hill Suites Plymouth Meeting
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 610-940-0400
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: $1065.00
EDA5990-AZ16 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 the students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Instructed by: Mark Good
Feb 25, 26 ,27 & Mar 3 , 4 , 5

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: $1065.00
EDA5141-AZ17 Differentiated Instructional Needs: One Size Really Doesn't Fit All
There is no one size fits all model for differentiated instruction. Moving towards a differentiated classroom is an ongoing long-term process that allows teachers to reach the needs of today's diverse learners. So teachers need to constantly expand their bag of tools in order to find new ways to reach all students. This course will explore practical strategies that can be implemented immediately into the classroom. Teachers will be exposed to concepts that will help them integrate movement, curriculum compacting, assessment techniques, flexible grouping, extension menus, learning styles, MI and various anchor activities into their curriculum.
Instructed by: Janet Holmes
Feb 25, 26 ,27 & Mar 3 , 4 , 5

Spring Hill Suites Willow Grove
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Phone: 215-657-7800
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: $1065.00
EDA5158-AZ18 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
Feb 25, 26 ,27 & Mar 3 , 4 , 5

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: $1065.00
EDU 584-AZ19 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 Feb. 29
Ends April 25
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1065.00
EDA5155-AZ20 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
Mar 3, 4 ,5 & 10 , 11 , 12

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: $1065.00
EDU 515-AZ21 School Law: The Three L's-Litigation, Legislation and Learning (Online Course)
In today’s complex society, educators must possess a working knowledge of federal and state statutory and case law impacting education. This course will provide a foundation of the legal underpinnings of the American education system and how the “law” has had an effect on schools and will impact schools in the future. Specific legal principles relating to church/state issues, tort liability, student classification, special education, students’ rights, teachers’ rights, and employment law will be covered. Students will be required to apply these legal principles to analyze real-life case scenarios. Assignments will be included to acquaint students to their state’s statutory and case law that will affect them as future educational leaders in their local settings. This course builds on the material covered in Where the Law Meets the Schoolhouse Gate in the 21st Century (Gratz College, EDA5153) but that course is not a prerequisite for this class and that class can be taken after this class. To paraphrase the famous language of the Tinker decision; "Students, teachers and administrators do not abandon their rights upon entering the schoolhouse gate; however, unless they are careful, school law might make them feel that way!"
Instructed by: David Trevaskis

ONLINE CLASS
Additional $75 Technology Fee Applies
Phone: 610-584-4200
3 Graduate Credits
Starts March 8
Ends May 3
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1065.00
EDA5134-AZ22 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
Mar 10, 11 ,12 & 24 , 25 , 26

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: $1065.00
EDA5160-AZ23 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 students that are involved in the Juvenile Justice System and how they can manage in the mainstream education setting. The need and value of alternative educational settings wil also be discussed.
Instructed by: Randy Floyd
Mar 17, 18 ,19 & 24 , 25 , 26

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: $1065.00
EDA5161-AZ24 From the Playground to the Courthouse: An Educator's Guide to Sports Law & Society
From the Playground to the Courthouse: An Educators Guide to Sports Law This course, designed for educators working in Pennsylvania schools at all grade levels in all subjects, will explore how the world of fun and games is impacted by the law. Physical education and sports in our schools have been subjected to great scrutiny in recent years and much of that scrutiny has been in litigation in the courts. But the course takes a broader view than just phys ed and sports--any teacher who covers an open gym, send kids out to recess, goes on a field trip, uses any kind of materials and equipment in class--needs to take this course. This course will explore the historical developments that have given rise to the current situation, focusing in on three main areas of study: negligence, contracts and constitutional issues. The focus will be on avoiding liability before situations get out of hand. Students will look at liability through the prism of sports law cases, hypothetical and real sports law scenarios, and issues raised by students in the class. The course will compare and contrast current and suggested school sports law policies and discuss historic and current trends in the sports law field, always focused on the wider lessons for all educators in our schools.
Instructed by: David Trevaskis
Mar 17, 18 ,19 & 24 , 25 , 26

Spring Hill Suites Plymouth Meeting
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 610-940-0400
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: $1065.00
EDA5158-AZ25 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
Mar 17, 18 ,19 & 24 , 25 , 26

Holiday Inn Express Exton
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 610-524-9000
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: $1065.00
EDU 562-AZ26 Crisis in our Schools: An Educator's Handbook for Safe Schools (Online Version)
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

ONLINE CLASS
Additional $75 Technology Fee Applies
Phone: 610-584-4200
3 Graduate Credits
Starts March 29
Ends May 24
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1065.00
EDA5988-AZ28 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 your classroom. 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
Mar 31, Apr 1 ,2 & 7 , 8 , 9

Holiday Inn Express Exton
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 610-524-9000
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: $1065.00
EDU 590-AZ29 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 the 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 April 4
Ends May 30
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1065.00
EDA5153-AZ30 Where the Law Meets the Schoolhouse Gate in the 21st Century
Where the Law Meets the Schoolhouse Gate in the 21st Century From school searches (Is strip searching a child ever a good idea? A 2009 Supreme Court case explored that issue...) to teacher liability, this course will expose the K-12 educator to the intricacies of school law. Education cases from the Supreme Court dealing with subjects as diverse as discipline and gender equity will be viewed through the prism of the history of school law and analyzed with a focus on the future directions of school law. To paraphrase the famous language of the Tinker decision; "Students, teachers and administrators do not abandon their rights upon entering the schoolhouse gate; however, unless they are careful, school law might make them feel that way!"
Instructed by: David Trevaskis
Apr 7, 8 ,9 & 21 , 22 , 23

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: $1065.00
EDA5297-AZ31 Classroom Management: Dealing with Children with Challenging Behaviors in the Age of Accountability
This course will explore the behavioral principles that are at the root of effective classroom management and allow for individualized practices for those students with particularly troublesome behavior. In this exciting and interactive course, educators will examine real life case studies to see the course tools in action.
Instructed by: Steven Klein
Apr 7, 8 ,9 & 14 , 15 , 16

Spring Hill Suites Willow Grove
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Phone: 215-657-7800
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: $1065.00
EDA5316-AZ32 Sign Language II: A Workshop in Conversational Sign Language
This course offers educators the opportunity for practice and development of existing signing skills. Participants will expand their signing vocabulary through demonstration, music and interactive practice. Students will improve manual skills by interpreting a variety of literature and by engaging in classroom-related dialogue. Individual interpretive project required for completion of course. Prerequisite: Grade of "A" in Introduction to Sign Language in the Classroom.
Instructed by: Barbra Bannon
Apr 7, 8 ,9 & 14 , 15 , 16

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: $1065.00
EDA5111-AZ33 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. 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 childs grieving process differs from an adults 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
Apr 14, 15 ,16 & 21 , 22 , 23

Spring Hill Suites Plymouth Meeting
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 610-940-0400
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: $1065.00
EDA5984-AZ34 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 and 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
Apr 21, 22 ,23 & 28 , 29 , 30

Spring Hill Suites Willow Grove
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Phone: 215-657-7800
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: $1065.00
EDA5134-AZ35 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
Apr 21, 22 ,23 & 28 , 29 , 30

Holiday Inn Express Exton
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 610-524-9000
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: $1065.00
EDA5158-AZ36 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
May 5, 6 ,7 & 12 , 13 , 14

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: $1065.00
EDA5986-AZ37 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
May 5, 6 ,7 & 12 , 13 , 14

Spring Hill Suites Plymouth Meeting
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 610-940-0400
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: $1065.00
EDA5992-AZ38 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
May 5, 6 ,7 & 19 , 20 , 21

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: $1065.00
EDA5990-AZ39 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 the students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Instructed by: Mark Good
May 12, 13 ,14 & 19 , 20 , 21

Spring Hill Suites Willow Grove
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Phone: 215-657-7800
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: $1065.00
EDA5988-AZ40 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 your classroom. 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
May 12, 13 ,14 & 19 , 20 , 21

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: $1065.00