Graduate Education

Professional Development Center

Spring 2018 Schedule

Misericordia University’s Teacher Education Department/Graduate Education Programs include a professional development opportunity for the educator interested in professional growth and Act 48 credits. A student enrolled in these courses will receive three (3) graduate credits (not transferable toward a master’s degree) and Act 48 credits. All courses are taught by well-qualified instructors who have expertise and experience in the areas they teach.

Tuition: $275 per credit, $825 per course

Dates: Dates as indicated

Times: Variable; as depicted after each individual course offering.

Courses are offered in a blended (hybrid) format unless otherwise indicated.

Registration: To register, please contact Karen Cefalo at 570-674-8094 or email: kcefalo@misericordia.edu.

Website: www.Misericordia.edu/EdPDCenter

Spring 2018 Schedule

EDU 585 Section DA: Mentoring Student Teachers

Instructor: Michele L. Brague, Ed. D, Assistant Professor Misericordia University, TED

Term A: Full Semester January 15, 2018 – May 12, 2018

Fully Online

This course is about mentoring student teachers. Participants will gain knowledge about the requirements, expectations, and roles for hosting a student teacher. Tools, such as checklists, are used to self-evaluate and assist in the process of mentoring a student teacher.


EDU 585 Section DE: The Face of Poverty in Our Classrooms

Instructor: Brenda Sterenchock, 4th Grade Reading and Math teacher at Heights Terrace Elementary Middle School, Hazleton Area School District

Term A: January 15, 2018 – March 4, 2018

Fully Online

This course is designed for teachers who work on an everyday basis with students from all cultural backgrounds who live with the daily struggles of poverty. In this course, we will focus on the child and look in to different resources that will help us to better understand their behavior, actions, and hidden struggles.


EDU 585 Section DH: Understanding the Diverse Student

Instructor: Kris Bonomo, Teacher Hazleton Area School District, Heights-Terrace Elementary Middle School

Term A: January 15, 2018 – March 4, 2018

Fully Online

This course examines the social, culture, and educational backgrounds of our diverse students.


EDU 585 Section DB: Strategies for Differentiating Instruction

Instructor: Teri Gennaro, Hazleton Area School District Reading Specialist

Term A: January 15, 2018 – March 4, 2018

Fully Online

This course introduces instructional practices teachers may use to differentiate instruction and explain how these practices can improve students’ classroom success. It will focus on the work of Carol Ann Tomlison who explains strategies and techniques for implementing Differentiated Instruction in the classroom.


EDU 585 Section DC: Promoting a Safe & Secure Environment

Instructor: Teri Gennaro, Hazleton Area School District Reading Specialist

Term A: January 15, 2018 – March 4, 2018

Fully Online

This course introduces participants to a variety of strategies and resources to promote a safe and secure learning environment.


EDU 585 Section DG: Tom Pieczynski - SLO’s: Incorporating Educator Effectiveness Evaluations in the Classroom).

Instructor: Tom Pieczynski, Teacher West Side Career and Technology Center (WSCTC) Kingston, PA

Term A: Monday Evenings 5:00pm – 8:00pm

January 15, 2018 – March 4, 2018

Mondays: January 15, January 22, January 29, February 5, February 12, February 19, February 26

Hybrid – Online/Embedded study component integrated

This course will explain and incorporate Student Learning Objectives as a top priority for teachers as part of the new teacher evaluation system and as part of their everyday classroom activities.


EDU 585 Section DD: Nicholas Hufford – Current Topics in Technology and Social Media

Instructor: Nicholas Hufford, History teacher Wyoming Valley West School District

Term A: January 20, 2018 – February 4, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday, Sunday, January 21, 2018: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday, February 3, 2018: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday, February 4, 2018: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated

The course focuses on the important decisions of society rather than computing. It will cover serious issues of our society as it compares to technology, causes of unemployment, and the first amendment.


EDU 585 Section DF: Creating a Brain-Compatible Classroom - AT CAPACITY

Instructor: Bill Stone, ESL Teacher, Wyoming Valley West School District

Term A: Saturday February 10, 2018 – Sunday, February 25, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018: 8:00am-4:30pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018: 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018: 8:00am-4:30pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018: 8:00am-4:30pm

Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated

This course will explore the ways the brain works with regard to learning. Students will study the ways a brain gathers and stores information and how this relates to how people learn.


EDU 585 Section DI: Digital Literacy

Instructor: Teri Gennaro, Hazleton Area School District Reading Specialist

Term B: March 5, 2018 – April 29, 2018

Fully Online

This course is about the changes in literacy over the last several years and the resources available to teach digital literacy. Participants will be exposed to material that can be used in their own classroom.


EDU 585 Section DJ: The Pros and Cons of the Use of Technology

Instructor: Lisa Krzywicki, Service Coordinator - Early Intervention Program, Hazleton Area School District

Term March 5, 2018 – April 29, 2018

Fully Online

This course is about why technology can enhance or inhibit a child’s development.


EDU 585 Section DL: Student Learning Objectives - SLO

Instructor:Joan Solano Romanowski, Greater Nanticoke Area School District Reading Specialist

Term B: Tuesday Evenings: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

March 6, 2018 – April 24, 2018

Tuesdays, March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27, April 10, April 17, April 24

Hybrid – Online/Embedded study component integrated

As educators, we are ALL required to write SLO’s to show student growth and/or mastery of priority content standards. This course will address the components of a SLO and how to write a high quality SLO.


EDU 585 Section DK: Vital Topics 2 - NEW COURSE!!

Instructor:Joan Solano Romanowski, Greater Nanticoke Area School District Reading Specialist

Term B: March 10, 2018 – March 25, 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018: 8:00am-4:30pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018: 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday, March 24, 2018: 8:00am-4:30pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018: 8:00am-4:30pm

Hybrid – Online/Embedded study component integrated

Many influences exist today that were not part of the instructional landscape of the past. This course will reflect on current vital topics and issues in education that impact teaching and learning in today’s classrooms. Understanding of these topics and issues will translate into improved teaching and learning, which is necessary for student achievement.


EDU 585 Section DM: Multimedia in the School Curriculum

Instructor: Bill Stone, ESL Teacher, Wyoming Valley West School District

Term B: April 14, 2018 – April 22, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018: 8:00am-4:30pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018: 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018: 8:00am-4:30pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018: 8:00am-4:30pm

Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated

Do you get tired of students asking, “Can we watch a movie?” Well, now you can answer, “Yes, we can!” This course will explore the academic value of using multimedia in the classroom. Examples will be shown that can apply television, movies, and other forms of media in most academic subjects from K through 12.


Graduate Education Professional Development Center

www.misericordia.edu/EdPDCenter

To register, please contact 570-674-8094; or email kcefalo@misericordia.edu.

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