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The Center for Professional Development offers exclusively graduate courses intended for K-12 educators to renew their license, work towards the next "step" and learn new strategies/content. All courses whether taken for a Letter Grade or Pass are accepted by the Ohio Department of Education. Please confer with your Local Professional Development Committee or the ODE website. 

Confused or having problems registering? Please call Lisa Strausbaugh, Director, Professional Development for assistance 440-375-7379 or email at lstrausbaugh@lec.edu.

College offices are open in the summer Mondays-Thursdays from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and Fridays from 8:30 am- 12 noon.

For Summer 2021 we will offer 6 types of courses:

Asynchronous Online Courses ED 57xx W

Asynchronous online courses are completed and graded at an individual's independent pace. There is NO MINIMUM number to be enrolled to run this course. Once someone registers AND pays for a course (s) they can expect to hear from the faculty within 24-48 business hours of registration email. Please note the College is closed Friday at 12 noon - Monday at 8 am. It is the STUDENT'S responsibility to contact the Director of Professional Development if they have not heard from the faculty in that time-frame. Please check your email's Spam/Junk folder first.

If taking a course with Brittany Cribari look for this email: cribarib@hudson.k12.oh.us  or bcribari@lec.edu.

If taking a course with Chris DeMario look for this email: cdemariocpd@gmail.com or cdemario@lec.edu.

If taking a course with Mike DeMario look for his email: demariomichael@gmail.com or mdemario@lec.edu or register@cpdclasses.com.  

If taking a course with Andrew Unterweiser look for his email:aunter3@yahoo.com or aunterweiser@lec.edu.

If taking a course with Joelle Warsh look her email: joelle.warsh@gmail.com or jwarsh@lec.edu.

When someone registers for any online course the Variable Grading Scale option will be provided  The student may select to have the course graded Pass/Fail or for a Letter Grade. Once it has been selected it can not be modified except in exceedingly rare circumstances due to district/ODE requirements (please contact the Director). Please note: A grade of Pass is equivalent to a grade of C or higher. Please refer to the syllabus for the specific grading scale/rubric (pg. 29, 2020-21 Graduate Academic Catalog & Student Handbook).

Online courses vary from 1 to 3 Semester/Credit Hours. Individual grades will be posted in LEO and will be seen immediately.  See the "Transcript" tab for more details.

STUDENT INITIATED TRANSFER ENROLLMENT/CANCELLATION: Once coursework has begun a refund will not be issued. If the coursework has not begun you may contact our office and we will transfer you to another course offered during the SAME semester. Once you enroll in a course it must be completed. If a course remains in an ungraded state at the end of the semester for whatever reason a FAILING grade will be assigned.

Face to Face (In Person) Courses ED 700x W

Each Face to Face course meet for a total of 12 hours in person at Lake Erie College.

Hybrid Courses ED 600x W

In Summer 2021 the Center for Leadership and Professional Development will offer 3 Hybrid courses; a blend of 6 hours Face to Face/In Person at Lake Erie College and 6 hours to be completed asynchronously. Each course is offered once during the semester and is worth ONE Graduate Semester Hour/Credit Hour. There is a hard start and stop date for these courses.

Courses may be taken for a Letter Grade or Pass/Fail. You MUST select how you want to be graded during registration. If after the Face to Face portion of the course you need to have your grading preference changed it MUST be received by the Director by in writing within 48 hours. After that time the grading preference CAN NOT be modified.

Students will EMAIL their assignment directly to their faculty. Faculty have two weeks to grade the final project/paper and post the grade on LEO. It is the student's responsibility to confirm that the faculty received your final project/paper. The transcript will automatically be sent to your home address.

HyFlex Courses with Holden Forests & Gardens ED 550x W

HyFlex courses offers an option to students. Both ED 5500 and 5501 partnered with the Holden Forests and Gardens offers 6 hours of required synchronous online class time. The other 6 hours may be completed EITHER face to face (on a set date) at the Holden Arboretum for ED 5500 or at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens for ED 5501 W OR may be completed in Google Classroom Asynchronously. See course description for specific details.

HyFlex Personalized Professional Learning Projects ED 5502 W/W1- ED 5504 W/W1

The global pandemic forced changes in teaching and learning. Many educators had to reimagine lesson planning, delivery, assessment, and evaluation to meet the demands of a constantly shifting learning environment. Through the development of a personal professional learning project, with the support and coaching of the course facilitators, you will continue this learning process to dive deeper into unique areas of need that you have identified with time and space for reflection. If you have ever wanted to earn graduate credit for working on a project of your own design, this course is for you. You will have the option to sign up for 1, 2, or 3 semester hours, depending on the time commitment and depth of your project, with flexible starting and ending dates within the course window. After attending a mandatory orientation meeting, you can work on your project as your schedule allows. During optional office hours, you can discuss ideas or receive personalized coaching to address specific questions that you have. Participants will share projects in a small group setting at the end of the course. Project and reflection paper due no later than by July 2 (first session) or July 30 (second session).

Faculty: Tom Hogan and Amy Roediger, Grade Level: K-12

Wednesday, June 7-Friday, July 2
ED 5502 W Personalized Professional Learning Project, 1 Graduate Semester Hour, Tuition $230 (15 hours)
ED 5503 W Personalized Professional Learning Project, 2 Graduate Semester Hours, Tuition $460 (30 hours)
ED 5504 W Personalized Professional Learning Project, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, Tuition $515 (45 hours)

Orientation Meeting (attend one via Google Meet): Wednesday, June 2, 4:00 pm-4:30 Pm
Thursday, June 3, 7:00 pm-7:30 pm

Project Showcase (attend one via Google Meet): Tuesday, June 29 10:00 am-11:00 am
Wednesday, June 30, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Wednesday, July 7-Friday, July 30
ED 5502 W1 Personalized Professional Learning Project, 1 Graduate Semester Hour, Tuition $230 (15 hours)
ED 5503 W1 Personalized Professional Learning Project, 2 Graduate Semester Hours, Tuition $460 (30 hours)
ED 5504 W1 Personalized Professional Learning Project, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, Tuition $515 (45 hours)

Orientation Meeting (attend one via Google Meet ): Tuesday, June 29, 11:00 am-11:30 am
Wednesday, June 30 3:30 pm-4:00 pm

Project Showcase (attend one via Google Meet ): Tuesday, July 27, 10:00 am-11:00 am
Wednesday, July 28, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

UltraMission/Experiential Learning ED 18xx W

UltraMission coursework is based on experiential learning and group problem solving. This is the perfect fit for exploring new approaches during this unprecedented time. Pandemic problem solving at its finest! This class will invite, engage and challenge you (with assistance) to conquer and soar. Independent study on your choice of topic. This is a way to experience and learn something new on your Own time and earn college credit to boot! Also, a great way to take a class that is not sitting at a desk and actually doing something you have always had a passion for while practicing safe social distancing. Classes can be taken individually or in any sequence. Assistance is available from Dr. Lynne Nagy to help you meet LPDC requirements and Ohio’s Learning Standards. Please feel free to call Lynne at 216-254-9365 to chat about courses and answer any questions.

Courses take place any mutually agreeable time during the month the class takes place.

Summer 2021 Prof Development Term

May Courses (registration closes Saturday, May 15)

ED 1809 W UltraMission I, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1810 W UltraMission II, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1811 W UltraMission III, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1812 W UltraMission IV, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1813 W UltraMission Alumni, 1 semester hour, $230

ED 1870 W Into to UltraMission, 1 semester hour, $230

 

June Courses (registration closes Tuesday, June 15)

ED 1809 W1 UltraMission I, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1810 W1 UltraMission II, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1811 W1 UltraMission III, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1812 W1 UltraMission IV, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1813 W1 UltraMission Alumni, 1 semester hour, $230

ED 1870 W1 Into to UltraMission, 1 semester hour, $230

 

July Courses (registration closes Thursday, July 15)

ED 1809 W2 UltraMission I, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1810 W2 UltraMission II, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1811 W2 UltraMission III, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1812 W2 UltraMission IV, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1813 W2 UltraMission Alumni, 1 semester hour, $230

ED 1870 W2 Into to UltraMission, 1 semester hour, $230

 

August Courses (registration closes Sunday, August 15)

ED 1809 W3 UltraMission I, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1810 W3 UltraMission II, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1811 W3 UltraMission III, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1812 W3 UltraMission IV, 3 semester hours, $515

ED 1813 W3 UltraMission Alumni, 1 semester hour, $230

ED 1870 W3 Into to UltraMission, 1 semester hour, $230

Wraparounds with Districts/Partners/Schools/Conferences ED 730x W

Wraparounds by nature of their work are completed with an other educational partner. It layers credit upon learning/PD that takes place in a district or building and often “wraps around” academic year or beyond one semester. They graduate level credits are accepted by ODE for licensed teachers and by LPCDs towards renewal (however standard approval processes apply) and towards pay “steps”. Each course is evaluated pass/fail. The Semester Hour/Credit Hour varies between 1-6 Semester Hours,  1 Semester Hour = 15 contact hours, plus paper/final project (ODE standard).