EDA5160-BC16 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
Feb 23, 24 ,25 & Mar 2 , 3 , 4

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 562-BC18 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 1
Ends April 25
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDU 609-BC19 Mean Boys & Girls: A Look at Bullying Prevention in the Schools (Online Version)
Bullying prevention education is an essential tool for 21st century schools since learning cannot occur effectively in environments where students feel unsafe. Bullying is defined as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.” Bullying is a form of peer abuse. Such behavior must be stopped to keep the school community positive. This course will highlight the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and its anti-bullying education effort as part of the Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Network (PA BP Network). The focus is on long-term change that creates a safe and positive school climate. The program has been found to reduce bullying among students, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy.
Instructed by: David Trevaskis

ONLINE CLASS
Additional $75 Technology Fee Applies
Phone: 610-584-4200
3 Graduate Credits
Starts March 1
Ends April 25
90 Prof. Ed. Hrs.
Tuition: $1167.00
EDA5988-BC20 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
Mar 2, 3 ,4 & 9 , 10 , 11

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
EDA5984-BC21 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
Mar 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-BC22 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
Mar 16, 17 ,18 & 23 , 24 , 25

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-BC23 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 16, 17 ,18 & 23 , 24 , 25

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
EDA5986-BC24 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
Mar 16, 17 ,18 & 23 , 24 , 25

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: $1167.00
EDA5316-BC25 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
Mar 23, 24 ,25 & 30 , 31 , Apr 1

Hampton Inn, Willow Grove
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Phone: 215-659-3535
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
EDA5111-BC26 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
Apr 6, 7 ,8 & 20 , 21 , 22

Hampton Inn, Willow Grove
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Phone: 215-659-3535
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-BC27 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
Apr 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: $1167.00
EDA5162-BC28 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
Apr 6, 7 ,8 & 13 , 14 , 15

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: $1167.00
EDA5118-BC29 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 assault, definitions for harassment vs. assault, elder abuse and more.
Instructed by: Randy Floyd
Apr 13, 14 ,15 & 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: $1167.00
EDA5158-BC30 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
Apr 13, 14 ,15 & 20 , 21 , 22

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