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Professional Development for Educators

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Contact: Joan Hager, (440) 826-2168, jhager@bw.edu

Summer 2018 Courses for K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Program format: Online

Professional development courses for K-12 teachers and administrators are online graduate-level, non-degree courses designed to enhance an educator's skills and knowledge base while adding credit toward license renewal. Year-round online modules allow busy professionals to learn at their best time and at their own pace.

EDU-565-PD3: Assistive Technologies to Assist in the Classroom

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26 and it must be completed by July 26.

Course Description: Need additional help differentiating in your classroom? Have you considered Assistive Technology? AT is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. This five-week course would cover the basics of assistive technology, with an emphasis on defining the needs of your students, locating where to find more information, and choosing the appropriate tools for the special and general education classrooms.

Instructor: Morgan Kolis, M.A.Ed., Brecksville-Broadview Heights District


EDU-565-PD4: Collaboration through the Use of Instructional Technology

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26 and it must be completed by July 26.

Course Description: This workshop focuses on the use of instructional technology to encourage meaningful collaboration among students. Each week will focus on a different purpose for student collaboration as well as tools that are appropriate to achieve that purpose. Educators will have the opportunity to learn and practice using these instructional technologies in addition to incorporating them into their own lessons.

Instructor: Ashley Swaney, M.A.Ed., Strongsville City Schools


EDU-565-PD5: Google for School Leaders

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26 and it must be completed by July 26.

Course Description: Current school administration positions are no longer of the traditional principal roles. School leaders in buildings promoting the paradigm shifts in education are also revered as instructional leaders. As school leaders, we need to practice the use of technology if we want our teachers to utilize it in their classroom. This course will provide current or aspiring school leaders experience utilizing Google products to organize, collect, analyze, and share information. Reflective practices for growth beyond the course are included.

Instructor: Dave Binkley, M.A.Ed., Buckeye Local Schools, Baldwin Wallace University


EDU-565-PD6: Understanding and Teaching Gifted Learners

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26 and it must be completed by July 26.

Course Description: Starting with a brief overview of gifted education, this course will examine the characteristics of gifted learners and will provide resources and opportunities for meeting their social, emotional, and academic needs through the design of appropriate curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Instructor: Cathy Drescher, J.D., M.A.Ed., North Royalton City Schools


EDU-565-PD7: Fostering The Innovative Mindset

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26 and it must be completed by July 26.

Course Description: This workshop will give educators the opportunity to learn and practice infusion of innovation into existing curriculum. According to the Center for Innovation & Growth, being innovative is about creating a new path whether it is a new idea, a new way of doing something, or a new way of thinking, . Students that develop the innovative mindset tend to be more curious, reflective, open-minded, alert, empathetic, and resilient. “Students need to understand the value of innovative thinking and skills as they prepare for careers in a rapidly changing, uncertain world. Innovation is an integral element across all disciplines. At times, students do not see the connection of their disciplinary studies with the value of innovative thinking as an important part of success in their academic pursuits, and as a highly sought asset by employers.” (Sutton, 2017) By the end of the workshop, teachers will have created student-centered activities for observing, questioning, networking, experimenting, and associating that foster the skills of the innovative mindset.

Instructor: Susan Finelli-Genovese, Ed.D., Baldwin Wallace University


EDU-565-PD8: A New Paradigm for Data Security & School Survivability

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26 and it must be completed by July 26.

Course Description: Equifax, Target, the CIA; all are nationally known security breaches that may have a direct effect on your personal finances. Next, let’s add in your fiduciary responsibility as an educator regarding student information, if there is a similar situation! Does Google Classroom= “OUCH, is that my license on the line?” This course looks at ways to protect your data and that of your students. It will examine behavior changes needed, such as: how to engage staff in best security practices, what Ohio and Federal law requires and ideas on how schools can pay for part of it. We will look to answer: “What is ORC 3319.321? What is Knowbe4? What is a virus vs. phishing? What can I teach my students, or my parents, (or my spouse) to keep our data safe?” “What do you mean I cannot show that video at recess?” “Do security cameras stop criminal behavior?” Fret not, help is here. The goal of the course is to make us all safer digital citizens and to be able to teach it.

Instructor: Jim Marras, M.A.Ed., Cuyahoga Falls City Schools


EDU-565-PD9: SAMR Model: Transforming Your Lessons with Technology

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26 and it must be completed by July 26.

Course Description: This workshop will provide educators an introduction into the SAMR Model of technology integration and allow practical application into their classroom. Modules 1-4 will each focus on one section of the SAMR Model and Module 5 will provide a summative presentation (utilizing the preference of presentation software and recording) with the goal of having something tangible to share with peers.

Instructor: Dave Binkley, M.A.Ed., Buckeye Local Schools, Baldwin Wallace University


EDU-565-PD10: STEAM in the Classroom

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26 and it must be completed by July 26.

Course Description: STEAM​ ​is​ ​an​ ​educational​ ​approach​ ​to​ ​learning​ ​that​ ​uses Science,​ ​Technology,​ ​Engineering,​ ​the​ ​Arts​ ​and​ ​Mathematics​ ​as​ ​access​ ​points​ ​for​ guiding​ ​student inquiry,​ ​dialogue,​ ​and​ ​critical​ ​thinking​ ​(Education​ ​Closet,​ ​2016)​.​​ ​This​ ​workshop​ ​will​ ​assist​ ​teachers​ ​with integrating​ ​STEAM​ ​into​ ​their​ ​current​ classroom​ ​setting.​ ​Upon​ ​completion,​ ​students​ ​of​ ​the​ ​workshop​ ​will: understand​ the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​STEAM​ ​in​ ​the​ ​core​ ​classroom​ ​setting,​ ​select​ ​possible​ ​lessons​ to​ ​integrate into​ ​their​ ​classrooms,​ ​develop​ ​a​ ​STEAM​ ​lesson​ ​plan​ ​and​ ​assessment​ ​rubric​ ​for​ ​the​ ​lesson,​ ​implement​ ​a STEAM​ ​lesson​ ​and​ ​reflect​ ​upon​ ​the​ successes/difficulties​ ​of​ ​that​ ​lesson.

Instructor: Jacki Daymut, M.A.Ed., Keystone Local Schools


EDU-565-PD11: Coding in the K-5 Classroom

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26 and it must be completed by July 26.

Course Description: This workshop is geared to teachers in Grades K-5 who are interested in introducing or integrating coding in the classroom to improve students’ logical thinking skills. Teachers do NOT need to have any background in computer science or coding.

Instructor: Sara Armagno, M.A.Ed., Avon Local School District


EDU-565-PD12: Project-Based Learning with Science Standards

1 credit  |  $195  |  Online  |  Flexible for your schedule*
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* Registration is open April 2 - June 2. Self-paced modules can be completed in less than five weeks — or more if needed as long as it does not exceed the length of the semester. The course is open May 21 - July 26 and it must be completed by July 26.

Course Description: Learn how to fuse multiple-subject areas into design challenges that will bring hands-on learning to your school or classroom. Using your grade level Science standards, you will learn how to group them together to create a well-rounded PBI, (Project-Based Learning) Unit and corresponding rubric that assesses multiple content areas.

Instructor: Allison Kokely, M.A.Ed. (Susan Finelli-Genovese, Ed.D., Baldwin Wallace University)


Professional Development Courses for Music Educators

The BW Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning offers high-quality professional development courses for music educators.