EDA5987- AV29 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
Nov 2, 3 ,4 & 9 , 10 , 11

Holiday Inn, Bensalem (formerly Inn Place Hotel)
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: 215-639-9100
3 Graduate Credits
Mon/Tue 4:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Sun 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1015.00
EDA5713-AV11 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 6, 7 ,8 & 13 , 14 , 15

Radisson Hotel- Bensalem
Trevose, PA 19053
Phone: 215-638-8300
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: $1015.00
EDA5141-AV14 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
Nov 20, 21 ,22 & Dec 4 , 5 , 6

Courtyard by Marriott King of Prussia
Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610-687-6700
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: $1015.00
EDA5158-AV15 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
Dec 4, 5 ,6 & 11 , 12 , 13

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: $1015.00
EDA5144-AV16 Connecting Creativity to the Curriculum K-12
The top 10 in-demand jobs for 2010 did not exist in 2004. Today teachers are preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist...using technologies that haven't been invented...in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet. Educators are teaching a new learner. This course will explore the key concepts of creativity, encouraging students to think differently...creatively. Teachers will further develop their own creative thinking skills as well as their students through game playing, problem solving and hands on activities. Techniques for extending their students' creativity and critical thinking skills across all content areas will hopefully result in a more enriched curriculum as well as original, unique and unusual products for performance based assessments.
Instructed by: Janet Holmes
Dec 11, 12 ,13 & 18 , 19 , 20

Radisson Hotel- Bensalem
Trevose, PA 19053
Phone: 215-638-8300
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: $1015.00
EDA5988-AV17 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
Dec 11, 12 ,13 & 18 , 19 , 20

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: $1015.00
EDA5992-AV18 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
Dec 11, 12 ,13 & 18 , 19 , 20

Courtyard by Marriott King of Prussia
Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610-687-6700
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: $1015.00
EDA5118-AV19 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
Jan 8, 9 ,10 & 15 , 16 , 17

Radisson Hotel- Bensalem
Trevose, PA 19053
Phone: 215-638-8300
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: $1015.00
EDA5316-AV20 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
Jan 8, 9 ,10 & 15 , 16 , 17

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: $1015.00
EDA5713-AV21 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
Jan 8, 9 ,10 & 15 , 16 , 17

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: $1015.00
EDA5153-AV22 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
Jan 8, 9 ,10 & 15 , 16 , 17

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: $1015.00
EDA5984-AV23 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 on ways to promote sensitivities, tolerance and understanding in the classroom and school.
Instructed by: Mark Good
Jan 15, 16 ,17 & 22 , 23 , 24

Courtyard by Marriott King of Prussia
Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610-687-6700
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: $1015.00
EDA5162-AV24 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 assistant programs, and experience a mock expulsion hearing.
Instructed by: David Trevaskis
Jan 22, 23 ,24 & 29 , 30 , 31

Radisson Hotel- Bensalem
Trevose, PA 19053
Phone: 215-638-8300
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: $1015.00
EDA5141-AV25 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
Jan 22, 23 ,24 & 29 , 30 , 31

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: $1015.00
EDA5987-AV26 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
Jan 22, 23 ,24 & 29 , 30 , 31

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: $1015.00
EDA5988-AV27 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
Jan 22, 23 ,24 & 29 , 30 , 31

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: $1015.00