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Contact Lisa Strausbaugh, Director of Professional Development, lstrausbaugh@lec.edu or 440-375-7379 with questions.

Summer 2019 Professional Development Catalog

 

Fall 2019

We expect registration will open in mid-August

 

A paper/project completed outside of class time is REQUIRED of all courses offered through the Center for Leadership and Professional Development. All courses may be taken for a letter grade OR pass/fail.

 

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Friday, October 11 (5 pm to 9 pm) and Saturday, October 12 (8 am to 5 pm) 

ED 1728 W Suicide: The Role of the Gatekeeper

Location: Garfield Center, A1

Faculty: Dr. John Spiesman, MSW

Grade Levels: K-12

Course Category: Mental Health

Tuition: $230, 1 Graduate Semester Hour

Participants will learn to understand depression and suicide in our communities and our school population. The role of the gatekeeper will be examined in community life, as well as the connection between depression and suicide. Participants will become familiar with suicide prevention techniques, hear stories from a survivor and will learn to become gatekeepers in their worlds. A device is not necessary for this course.

Rita S said, “The guest speaker was compelling and offered different perspectives on this rather sad topic. The resources used and provided for future use are excellent”. Spring 2019

 

Friday, October 11

ED 7100 W NEOEA Day 2019 Graduate Credit NEW

Location: varies

Faculty/Grader: Sally Schuler

Grade Levels: PK-12

Course Category: all

Tuition: $180, 1 Graduate Semester Hour, PASS/FAIL only

You MUST register independently for sessions at: https://neoea.org/neoea_day/neoea-day/.

The purpose of this course is to challenge students who are certified or licensed in the teaching profession with key foundational ideas, challenges, expertise, and new strategies that confront teachers. Knowledge gained from this course will help educators become leaders in their school and community.  The course is designed to help educators across the profession, curricula areas, and areas of specialization.  This course is organized as a forum for a heterogeneous group of professionals. Differences of thought on controversial issues are encouraged and students are challenged to make up develop positions on issues after thoughtful consideration of alternative perspectives. Please refer to LEO (Fall Courses Wraparounds FA 19) for the specific course requirements IN ADDITION to participation on NEOEA Day. Date Final Project Due: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 to Schuler05@gmail.com.

 

Friday, October 18 (5 pm to 9 pm) and Saturday, October 19 (8 am to 5 pm)

ED 7000 W Growth Mindset: Preparing for Social Emotional Learning

Location: Garfield Center, A2

Faculty: Melissa Solema

Course Category: Pedagogy

Grade Levels: PreK-12

Tuition: $230, 1 Graduate Semester Hour

Thinking about how to prepare for Ohio’s Social Emotional Learning Standards? Want students to accept new challenges, take failures in stride, and become self-motivated? By learning the difference between a fixed and growth mindset, teachers and students can set the tone for learning by embracing challenges and persisting in the face of setbacks. Discover how to engage students in challenging work that celebrates mistakes and encourages hard work. Focus on strategies and skills that build better work habits, resilience, and dedication in the classroom. Participants will develop self-awareness and understanding of a growth mindset in a collaborative setting. Class time will be spent building and creating a collection of strategies and activities aligned with Ohio’s Social Emotional Learning Standards, ready for classroom use. Please bring your charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

Christina G said, “The course was very beneficial and I plan on using these strategies in my classroom”. Summer 2018

 

Friday, October 25 (5 pm to 9 pm) and Saturday, October 26 (8 am to 5 pm)

ED 7001 W Addiction, Trauma, & Mental Health First Aid for Educators

Location: Garfield Center, A2

Faculty: Rae Grady, ADAMHS Board

Grade Level: PreK-12

Course Category: Mental Health

Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

This course is designed to provide educators with tools to better manage their classrooms or schools by learning how to recognize signs of children who have experienced trauma, and best practices for helping those students succeed in the classroom.  Mental Health First Aid is an international program for helping people working with youth who may be experiencing symptoms of mental illness, addiction or be a member of a family in crisis. Information on local resources will be included. Components of Opiate Abuse Prevention in HB 367 will be covered.  Upon completion of this course, national certification of Mental Health First Aide will be awarded. Please bring $20 cash the first day of class for the required Mental Health First Aid manual. Please bring your charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

Deborah B said, “This course was excellent! There are three types of engagement that are required for students to learn: cognitive, emotional, and behavioral. Rae Grady succeeded in all areas. Her presentation of the course material was so engaging as she encouraged active learning by her hands on activities and her vast knowledge of the subject. I would highly recommend this course to anyone”. Spring 2019

 

Friday, October 25 (5 pm to 9 pm) and Saturday, October 26 (8 am to 5 pm)

ED 7002 W Increasing Student Engagement Using Technology

Location: Garfield Center, A1

Faculty: Sarah Rivera

Grade Level: K-12

Course Category: Technology/Blended Learning

Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

Are you looking for ways to add a “WOW”! factor in your Classroom. Did you know that this generation of students has never gone without using or being exposed to technology? In this course, we will discover and explore innovative ways to increase student comprehension and engagement using technology that is compatible with any platform. You will be able to use the technology to assess students, gather data, and provide instant feedback, all while keeping students engaged! By the end of the class, you will have a “toolbox of technology” ready to implement in your classroom! Learn about: Problem Attic, ActivelyLearn, EdPuzzle, Flipgrid, Edulastic, Quizizz, Nearpod and Peergrade. Please bring your own charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

Jeanne C said “Sarah presented tools that I can and will use in my classroom. She was excellent about giving us time to ask questions and she gave excellent answers. I also loved the way she individualized her examples to each of the teachers in the class reflecting the content that they taught”. Summer 2018

 

Friday, November 1 (5 pm to 9 pm) and Saturday, November 2 (8 am to 5 pm)

ED 7003 W Farm To School: A Lake Metropark STEAM Program NEW

Location: Lake Metroparks Farmpark

Faculty: Rich Benz

Grade Level: K-12

Course Category: Cross-Categorical

Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

Teachers will be introduced to the National --”Farm-To-School” program sponsored by the U.S. Department Of Agriculture, and the resources and programs available from Lake Metroparks Farmpark facility.  Farm-To-School activities enhance classroom education through hands-on learning related to food, health, agriculture and nutrition. This class will allow teachers to explore the Lake Metroparks Farmpark facility and programs related to this National and State sponsored food, agriculture, and nutrition endeavor. The ”Farm-To-School” programs and activities are STEAM based as well as developed as experiential learning classroom activities. Learn how to incorporate hands-on learning and experiential learning into your curriculum from Christina Bellas, Farmpark Educator Coordinator. Join us at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark at 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd. (Rt.6) Kirtland, Ohio 44094. A device is not necessary for this course.

Michael O said, “Really enjoyed the class. The people who taught were both professional and courteous and really allowed us to do hands-on experiences we can use in the classroom and beyond. I have told others about classes at Lake Erie College and were enthused about many of the programs offered. I really enjoy these classes because they help me as a Professional Educator” about another course taught by Rich Benz. Spring 2019.

 

Friday, November 1 (5 pm to 9 pm) and Saturday, November 2 (8 am to 5 pm)

ED 7004 W Google It!  Using Google Apps in the Classroom

Location: Garfield Center, A1

Faculty: Amy Roediger

Grade Level: PreK-12

Course Category: Technology/Blended Learning

Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

Are you looking for some easy ways to use technology in the classroom?  Are you tired of searching for your flash drive or emailing documents to yourself?  Do you want to introduce your students to easy tools for collaboration?  In this class we will explore Google Apps – Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Forms, and more – for productivity and collaboration.  We will also look at some other webtools that work nicely with Google apps.  By the end of the class, you will be able to create and share a variety of projects from self-graded quizzes to collaborative presentations.  Come and Google it! Please bring your charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks. It is critical to have your password to your gmail account with you for class (not just cookied to your device).

Cheri P said, “I can't say enough about Amy. WOW, I learned so much useful information. She is so patient and does not make anyone feel bad for needing directions repeated or one on one attention. I like that the class size was small and she could really reach out to each and everyone of us. Thank you for sharing your incredible knowledge! Well done, Amy!”. Fall 2018

 

Friday, November 8 (5:30 pm to 9 pm) and Saturday, November 9 (8 am to 5 pm)

ED 7005 W Shake Up Learning NEW

Location: Garfield Center, A1

Faculty: Dr. Christina Bauer

Grade Level: 2-12

Course Category: Technology/Blended Learning

Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

Do you want to stay current with professional reading, but you can't find the time?  Are you excited to collaborate with other educators to translate ideas into relevant and engaging instructional practices?  Reenergize yourself with a professional book study of Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move from Static to Dynamic ISBN-10: 1946444693.  According to author Kasey Bell, "Technology is not a magic solution for education. It is an opportunity! An opportunity to shake things up, to connect and grow, and to create dynamic learning experiences for our students!"   In this course, we will read excerpts from Shake Up Learning, discuss the concepts, and apply the ideas to our classrooms, including specific ways technology can help us connect with students and empower them as lifelong learners.  You are required to bring your copy of Shake Up Learning to use in class (purchase or borrow a copy) but there are no required pre-reading assignments before class starts.  Please bring your charged device to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

Cindy H said, “Dr. Bauer did a wonderful job of presenting the information and making it relevant. Not only that, we have access to all of the notes and websites so we can revisit the material anytime we need to. Excellent!!!” about another course taught by Dr. Christina Bauer. Spring 2019

 

Friday, November 8 (5 pm to 9 pm) and Saturday, November 9 (8 am to 5 pm)

ED 7006 W Understanding Autism

Location: Garfield Center, A2

Faculty: Dr. Katie Krammer

Grade Levels: PreK-12

Course Category: Special Education

Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

This course delves into the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and what that looks like from multiple perspectives including the clinical angle and the diagnostic criteria, individuals with ASD themselves, the teachers and specialists who work with students with Autism, as well as the family members. Participants who have limited experience with ASD will benefit as well as veteran practitioners through the opportunity to unpack the characteristics and needs, and gain insight through the variety of lenses. This course will include videos, interactive discussion, exposure to a wide variety of resources, guest speakers, and opportunities to apply new information in a way that will be meaningful to your teaching situation. Please bring your own charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

Linda M said, “The course was fantastic.  I did not realize how little I knew about autism.  Katie was just a fantastic teacher.  She was so knowledgeable and well organized.  She made it so interesting.  I talked about the class for days afterward(sic) ”. Spring 2019