EDU 584- BB01 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 Sept. 7
Ends Nov. 1
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1140.00
EDU 592- BB02 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 Sept. 7
Ends Nov 1
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1140.00
EDA5209- BB08 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
Sep 15, 16 ,17 & 22 , 23 , 24

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: $1140.00
EDA5988- BB09 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
Sep 15, 16 ,17 & 22 , 23 , 24

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: $1140.00
EDA5118- BB10 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
Sep 15, 16 ,17 & 29 , 30 , Oct 1

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: $1140.00
EDA5158- BB11 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
Sep 22, 23 ,24 & 29 , 30 , Oct 1

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: $1140.00
EDU 562- BB03 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 Oct. 5
Ends Nov. 29
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1140.00
EDU 515- BB04 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 Oct. 5
Ends Nov. 29
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1140.00
EDU 590- BB05 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 Oct. 5
Ends Nov. 29
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1140.00
EDA5986- BB12 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
Oct 6, 7 ,8 & 20 , 21 , 22

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: $1140.00
EDA5153- BB13 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
Oct 6, 7 ,8 & 13 , 14 , 15

Courtyard by Marriott Willow Grove
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Phone: (215) 830-0550
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: $1140.00
EDA5990- BB14 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
Oct 6, 7 ,8 & 13 , 14 , 15

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: $1140.00
EDA5134- BB15 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
Oct 20, 21 ,22 & 27 , 28 , 29

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: $1140.00
EDA5158- BB16 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
Oct 20, 21 ,22 & 27 , 28 , 29

Hampton Inn, King of Prussia
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: 610-962-8111
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: $1140.00
EDU 584-BB06 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 Oct. 26
Ends Dec. 20
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1140.00
EDU 592-BB07 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 Oct. 26
Ends Dec. 20
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1140.00
EDA5160-BB17 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
Oct 27, 28 ,29 & Nov 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: $1140.00
EDA5984-BB18 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
Oct 27, 28 ,29 & Nov 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: $1140.00
EDA5992-BB19 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
Oct 27, 28 ,29 & Nov 3 , 4 , 5

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: $1140.00
EDA5988-BB20 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
Nov 3, 4 ,5 & 10 , 11 , 12

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: $1140.00
EDA5111-BB21 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
Nov 3, 4 ,5 & 17 , 18 , 19

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: $1140.00
EDA5144-BB22 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
Nov 3, 4 ,5 & 10 , 11 , 12

Hampton Inn, King of Prussia
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: 610-962-8111
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: $1140.00
EDA5984-BB23 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
Nov 10, 11 ,12 & 17 , 18 , 19

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: $1140.00
EDA5992-BB24 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
Nov 10, 11 ,12 & Dec 1 , 2 , 3

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: $1140.00
EDA5141-BB25 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. 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 17, 18 ,19 & Dec 1 , 2 , 3

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: $1140.00
EDA5990-BB26 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
Dec 1, 2 ,3 & 8 , 9 , 10

Courtyard by Marriott Willow Grove
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Phone: (215) 830-0550
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: $1140.00
EDA5162-BB27 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
Dec 8, 9 ,10 & 15 , 16 , 17

Courtyard by Marriott Plymouth Meeting
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 610-238-0695
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: $1140.00
EDA5134-BB28 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
Dec 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: $1140.00
EDA5987-BB29 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
Dec 8, 9 ,10 & 15 , 16 , 17

Hampton Inn, King of Prussia
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: 610-962-8111
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: $1140.00