Graduate Education
Professional Development Center

ARCH Professional Development
Spring 2020 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:
Spring 2020: $290 per credit, $870 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

Schedules


Spring 2020 Schedule

First Seven (7) Weeks – January 13, 2020 – March 1, 2020

*Professional Development Courses in Autism

This is a 3 course sequence for Professional Development Credits (Act 48 eligible) that will prepare students and professionals to work with clients diagnosed with ASD. The certificate program in ASD will provide prospective students with current evidence-based practices, knowledge, and program development in the area of ASD within their respective fields. After completing the coursework within the certificate program in ASD, students would qualify to sit for the Autism Competency Exam to earn an Autism Certificate or become a Certified Autism Specialist through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

I understand that taking these three professional development courses in Autism does not give me an Autism Certification from Misericordia University. The three professional development courses would allow me eligibility to take the board certification exam through IBCCES to become an Autism Specialist or Autism Certificate based on degree level as defined by IBCCES. 

 

*EDU 585 Section DA: Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan

First 7 weeks:  January 13, 2020 until March 1, 2020

                        Fully Online

This course is an introduction to the diagnosis, services and current research for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders across the lifespan.  Basic information will be introduced on how this disorder is diagnosed, what comprises the disorder, as well as the array of services that are often provided to individuals with ASD. Lifespan challenges including diagnosis, early intervention, school-based services, transition to adulthood, vocational development, independent living and impacts on aging as well as medical and behavioral concerns will be explored. Students will also gain knowledge in establishing clear resource support for these clients in the community.  

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on January 17, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on February 14, 2020.  

 

*EDU 585 Section DC: Program Development for Individuals with ASD

First 7 weeks:  January 13, 2020 until March 1, 2020

                        Fully Online

This interdisciplinary course will focus on evidence-based programing designed to meet the developmental, social, medical, educational, vocational, daily living, and/ or mobility needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Effective strategies to complete a needs assessment, examine current literature, critique and modify and existing programs or create an appropriate program for a/an individuals with ASD appropriate within the professionals scope of practice will be explained and reviewed.​

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on January 17, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on February 14, 2020.  

 

EDU 585 Section DD : The Paperless Classroom

Instructor:      Nicholas D. Hufford

First 7 weeks:  January 13, 2020 until March 1, 2020

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated                        

*ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

This course will be implemented in a hybrid style online with some campus meetings.

Saturday, February 8, 2020               9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, February 22, 2020             9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 *Please be aware this is a hybrid course that begins on January 13, 2020 and ends on March 1, 2020. In addition to the on-campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this 7 week session. 

Step by step instructions will guide you through the process of creating a Google Classroom and other apps.  Students must have access to the Google Education Suite to participate.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on January 17, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on February 14, 2020.  

 

EDU 585 Section DE: Study & Organizational Skills for Student Success

Instructor: Heather Zazycki

First 7 weeks:  January 13, 2020 until March 1, 2020

                         Fully Online

This course is designed to provide teachers useful tools and information about how to teach

study and organizational skills for ease in test taking and for student’s overall success.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on January 17, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on February 14, 2020.  

  

EDU 585 Section DF: Utilizing Interactive Student Notebooks

Instructor:      Gabrielle A. Lizbinski, 7th & 8th grade teacher, Hazleton Area School District

First 7 weeks:  January 13, 2020 until March 1, 2020

                         Fully Online

This course introduces participants to Interactive Student Notebooks, how they can be utilized in their classrooms, and what benefits they hold for student achievement.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on January 17, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on February 14, 2020.  

 

EDU 585 Section DG: New Students? No Problem!

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

First 7 weeks:  January 13, 2020 until March 1, 2020

                         Fully Online

This course will provide educators with strategies to support new students to ensure their success in the classroom.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on January 17, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on February 14, 2020.  

  

EDU 585 Section DH: How to Become a Well-Balanced Teacher

Instructor:     Bill Stone

First 7 weeks:  January 13, 2020 until March 1, 2020

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated                           

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

This course will be implemented in a hybrid style online with some campus meetings.

 Saturday, February 22           9AM – 4PM

Sunday, February 23             9AM – 4PM

Saturday, February 29           9AM – 4PM

Sunday, March 1                   9AM – 4PM

This course explores a wealth of strategies teachers can use to attain professional and personal balance, avoid teacher burnout, and recharge.

*Please be aware this is a hybrid course that begins on January 13, 2020 and ends on March 1, 2020. In addition to the on-campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this 7 week session. 

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on January 17, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on February 14, 2020.  

   

EDU 585 Section DI: Alternative Assessment

Instructor:      Teri Genarro, Reading Specialist, Hazleton Area School District

First 7 weeks:  January 13, 2020 until March 1, 2020

                         Fully Online

This course introduces participants to a variety of alternative assessment strategies to monitor student progress through the learning process.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on January 17, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on February 14, 2020.  

  

EDU 585 Section DJ: Vital Topics 2 in Education

Instructor:     Joan Romanowski, Reading Interventionist, Greater Nanticoke Area

First 7 weeks:  January 13, 2020 until March 1, 2020

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

Tuesday, January 14              6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, January 21              6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, January 28              6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, February 4              6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, February 11                        6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, February 18                        6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, February 25                        6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated                           

This course will be implemented in a hybrid style online with some campus meetings.

This course explores the vital topics in education that impact best practices in education. Students will compare/contrast how education issues are different today than in the past, explore where we are now when it comes to a “nation at risk in literacy”, question whether the common core is really common, and hypothesize where education would be today without the strong influence of politics.

*Please be aware this is a hybrid course that begins on January 13, 2020 and ends on March 1, 2020. In addition to the on-campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this 7 week session. 

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on January 17, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on February 14, 2020.

  

Second Seven (7) Weeks – March 2, 2020 – April 26, 2020

 

*EDU 585 Section DB: Interventions for Individuals with ASD

Second 7 weeks: March 2, 2020 until April 26, 2020

Fully Online

The course begins with an introduction to the principles responsible for the development and maintenance of acceptable and problematic behaviors for individuals with ASD. This course will examine and apply evidence based principles/practices to facilitate functional participation among individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on March 6, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on April 3, 2020.  

  

EDU 585 Section DK: Tools for Success: Motivation and Engagement in the Classroom

Instructor: Heather Zazycki

Second 7 weeks: March 2, 2020 until April 26, 2020

                         Fully Online

This course is designed for teachers who want to motivate and engage their students so that they can all be successful.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on March 6, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on April 3, 2020.  

 

EDU 585 Section DL: Promoting a Safe & Secure Learning Environment

Instructor:      Teri Genarro, Reading Specialist, Hazleton Area School District

Second 7 weeks: March 2, 2020 until April 26, 2020

                         Fully Online

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

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on March 6, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on April 3, 2020.  

 

EDU 585 Section DM: Crash Course Social Studies

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

Second 7 weeks: March 2, 2020 until April 26, 2020

                         Fully Online

This course will offer a “crash course” in social studies to enhance content knowledge and educate teachers in the area of social studies.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on March 6, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on April 3, 2020.  

 

EDU 585 Section DN: Practical Discipline Solutions for the Classroom

Instructor:      Daniel Diehl

Second 7 weeks: March 2, 2020 until April 26, 2020

                         Fully Online

This course will provide educators with strategies to manage discipline within the classroom.

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on March 6, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on April 3, 2020.  

 

EDU 585 Section DO: Self Regulation in the Classroom
Instructor:     Bill Stone

Second 7 weeks: March 2, 2020 until April 26, 2020

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated                           

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

This course will be implemented in a hybrid style online with some campus meetings.

Saturday, April 18                  9AM – 4PM

Sunday, April 19                    9AM – 4PM

Saturday, April 25                  9AM – 4PM

Sunday, April 26                    9AM – 4PM

This course will show that self-regulation is the key to improving student achievement. It will focus on teaching students how to learn by implementing self-regulation skills which develop study habits, thinking strategies, and reflection practices.

*Please be aware this is a hybrid course that begins on March 2, 2020 and ends on April 26, 2020. In addition to the on-campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this 7 week session. 

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on March 6, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on April 3, 2020.  

 

EDU 585 Section DP: Understanding & Teaching Text Dependent Analysis

Instructor:     Joan Romanowski, Reading Interventionist, Greater Nanticoke Area

Second 7 weeks: March 2, 2020 until April 26, 2020

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated                           

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

This course will be implemented in a hybrid style online with some campus meetings.

 ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

Tuesday, March 3                  6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, March 10                6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, March 17                6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, March 24                6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, March 31                6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, April 7                    6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, April 21                  6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The new updates in the PSSA demand that the students be able to analyze a text. This involves the comprehension of the text, analyzing the text and responding to the text in writing. But, how do teachers explicitly “analyze” text?  This course will focus on these factors and what good instruction looks like. 

*Please be aware this is a hybrid course that begins on March 2, 2020 and ends on April 26, 2020. In addition to the on-campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this 7 week session. 

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on March 6, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on April 3, 2020. 

 

Full Semester  – January 13, 2020 – May 7, 2020

 

EDU 585 Section DQ: Tunneling out of Trauma

Instructor:     Tara Ebert

Full Semester: January 13, 2020 until May 7, 2020

*Hybrid - Online/Embedded study component integrated                           

ON CAMPUS MEETINGS:

This course will be implemented in a hybrid style online with some campus meetings.

Monday, January 13             5PM – 8PM

Wednesday, March 11            5PM – 8PM

Wednesday, April 29              5PM – 8PM

In this course we will look at the definition of trauma, how it can impact learning, and equip ourselves with classroom strategies.

*Please be aware this is a hybrid course that begins on January 13, 2020 and ends on May 7, 2020. In addition to the on-campus meetings, students enrolled in this course are required to complete additional online coursework during this full semester session. 

The last day to drop this course with a full refund is on January 20, 2020 and the last day to withdraw from this course without a refund is on March 23, 2020.  

 

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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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