Master of Arts in Education Workshops

Workshops in the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program are one credit hour classes in supplemental special topics.  These courses can be used as for information, professional development or as credits in the MAE program. An unlimited amount of workshop classes may be taken however, degree seeking students may only apply a maximum of four semester hours of workshop credit toward their degree.

 

Workshop Offerings

Spring 2014

CRN # Course # Term Course Title Instructor Campus Dates Time
 34191  EDU 560-M2  Spring 2014 Technology Application for Educators  Annie Almekinder  Maumee Saturdays, April 5 & April 12 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

              
 

General Information

Cost: $464 per course/semester hour
Fees: Students who are unable to attend and do not contact the Graduate Studies Office PRIOR to the first day of class to drop the course, will be charged an unauthorized drop fee of 50% of the course tuition.
Making Payments: May pay via credit card or E-check via OASIS2. Instructions provided once accepted to register. Please note that Heidelberg does NOT accept Visa. 
Credits: 1 semester hour
Class Limit: Minimum- 6; Maximum- 20 (Maumee Smartboard Class maximum- 12)
Grading Scale: Pass/Fail
Registration:
  1. Submit a graduate online application form. Under the "Enrollment Options," select the following:
    1. Non-degree; coursework only
    2. Graduate Studies in Education
    3. Professional Development Workshops
    4. Select the correct course
  2. Request to have an official Bachelor's or Master's degree transcript sent DIRECTLY from the university to Heidelberg (if not already on file) to: ATTN Graduate Studies, 310 East Market Street, Tiffin, OH 44883.
  3. OR Currently enrolled students may register for the course via OASIS2
Questions:  Contact the Graduate Admissions at 419-448-2602 or grad-studies@heidelberg.edu.

 

   

 

Course Descriptions

ABC’s of Special Education  
Advanced Smartboard
Beginning Smartboard
Bullying: Taking a Stand
Gangs, Drugs, and Today’s Youth: Part I
Gangs, Drugs, and Today’s Youth: Part II
Hands on Strategies for the Struggling Reader
Intermediate Smartboard
Meeting the Needs of the ADD/ADHD Learner
Response to Intervention: Tiers NOT Tears
Technology Application/Integration
Working with Children and Families in Poverty

 


ABC’s of Special Education
Can you interpret an MFE/ ETR, IEP, 504 or FBP?    Do you ever wonder how you can possibly meet all the needs of all of your students, particularly those on an individual education plan?  From a sensory diet to attention deficit to the labels of ED, SBH, LD, OHI, and CD, the needs of all learners will be discussed! This class will offer an opportunity to become more familiar with the labels, paperwork, and accommodations required of teachers working with students who have special “needs.”  Time will be spent reviewing inclusion, co-teaching styles as well as increasing your own “toolbox” of activities and ideas to use in your classroom.

Advanced Smartboard
Participants in this course will be given what is most needed for teachers using SmartBoards in their classrooms, TIME! During this course teachers will work on designing lessons to meet the needs of their students and find resources available to make lesson design easier. Teachers will participate in sharing activities to see what others are doing in their classrooms and discuss ideas to change those old boring lessons. The instructor is a practicing teacher, who has worked with a wide range of grade levels and has many lesson ideas to share. Teachers should bring lessons to share and curriculum resources.  Prerequisites: Knowledge of Notebook Software and previous use in the classroom. When offered at the Maumee campus, a laptop with wireless capability is needed for this course. Contact Melissa Nye at mnye@heidelberg.edu at least one week before the class to let us know if you are bringing your own laptop or if you need one. If you do NOT have one or cannot borrow a laptop we will TRY to get one for you, but it is not guaranteed.

Beginning Smartboard
Participants will work on the basic tools of Notebook software. During this course teachers will learn tips to using SmartBoards with their class for the first time, including introductory lessons to prepare students and simple ideas for engaging students while becoming comfortable with the features of the board. The course is designed to meet the needs of first-time and relatively new users, but the class will allow for various learning styles and will attempt to meet individual needs. This is a hands-on workshop type class, with time for lesson design. When offered at the Maumee campus, a laptop with wireless capability is needed for this course. Contact Melissa Nye at mnye@heidelberg.edu at least one week before the class to let us know if you are bringing your own laptop or if you need one. If you do NOT have one or cannot borrow a laptop we will TRY to get one for you, but it is not guaranteed.

Bullying: Taking a Stand
Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength.   Often, it is repeated over time and can take many forms, including verbal, emotional, physical, hazing, and cyber-bullying. In many respects, research on bullying prevention is still in its infancy.  Although researchers have documented success with some comprehensive programs in reducing bullying, we still have much to learn about which aspects of these programs are most important.   This class will focus on a review of existing bullying prevention programs and feedback from educators in the field.  Specifically, strategies that represent best practices in bullying prevention and intervention will be explained and discussed.  The class is designed to establish a common understanding of bullying behaviors from all perspectives.   It is our hope that participants will feel empowered to take a stand against bullying, wherever it occurs – the classroom, playground, gym, cafeteria, or on the bus. We believe it is the responsibility of all adults in educational settings to provide safe environments for our students.

Gangs, Drugs, and Today’s Youth: Part I
This two day course will provide teachers with an overview of the origins, methods of operation, criminality, and illegal activity of the most commonly encountered criminal street gangs in this area.  The course will help teachers identify gang members via their clothing, graffiti, hand signs, language, and lifestyles.  The course will also help teachers learn how to identify illegal narcotics, including prescription medications currently being abused by students today.  It will focus on the trends of abuse and how to better understand and work with drug abusers and their illegal drugs.

Gangs, Drugs, and Today’s Youth: Part II
The Gang portion of this course will examine recent trends of local gangs as well as an in-depth look at individual gang members and their motivations towards belonging and being involved in criminal activity.  Included will be the assessment of gangs in our schools and the process of addressing gang membership violations.  The Drug portion of the course will continue to provide teachers with an overview of the abuse of illegal substances currently being used by juveniles today.  The class will also instruct teachers in identifying illegal narcotics, including common household items abused by today’s youth.  The class will also address the abuse of steroids, as well as how to identify juvenile drug abusers. 

Hands on Strategies for the Struggling Reader
This 2 day graduate course will be a make and take course designed to increase your students’ achievement in reading by engaging them in child-centered practices and activities. During this class teachers will learn about best practice reading strategies and will actually make instructional tools that will aid the learning styles of all students. At the end of the course, teachers will be ready to implement these motivational strategies in their classrooms immediately.

Intermediate Smartboard
Participants will review basic tools of the Notebook software with an extension to what the board can do. During this course teachers will learn how to use more of the advanced tools offered by Smart and Notebook software, such as, gallery resources, capturing, object animation, adding sound, linking to web and other sources. This class is designed to meet all learning levels, but geared towards teachers who have used the board, but have had little time to explore what the board can do with their students. This is a hands-on workshop type class, with time for lesson design. Participants should bring curriculum to work from during work time.  Prerequisites: Use of SmartBoard software and/or intermediate level of skill in basic computer technology.  When offered at the Maumee campus, a laptop with wireless capability is needed for this course. Contact Melissa Nye at mnye@heidelberg.edu at least one week before the class to let us know if you are bringing your own laptop or if you need one. If you do NOT have one or cannot borrow a laptop we will TRY to get one for you, but it is not guaranteed.

Meeting the Needs of the ADD/ADHD Learner

Welcome to meeting the needs of students diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), a course designed to help you achieve a better understanding of ADD and provide intervention strategies to facilitate positive student change.   This course provides information on the history of the disorder,   various treatment methods that are currently being used to treat the disorder. Educational aspects of working with learners diagnosed with ADD or ADHD and interventions or accommodations to help them succeed in the classroom.   The course walks through the RTI, the referral process to assist in services beyond the team’s capacity to provide in a classroom environment. This course will help the teacher put in place strategies, interventions and behavior plans in the classroom.

Response to Intervention: Tiers NOT Tears
This is a specific series of steps used to look at the needs of our lowest achieving students.  It is an opportunity to watch how students learn and how they respond to interventions.  Utilizing the data collected, a variety of levels or “tiers” of intervention are put into place to determine the amount of intervention needed in order for a child to make adequate progress. Participants will have opportunities to explore resources and create documentation tools for research based interventions, as well as share ideas. The referral and assessment processes for potential special needs services will also be examined.  This class will offer classroom teachers, intervention specialists, administrators or school psychologists the opportunity to see how RTI has the potential to influence teaching, interventions, and data collection.  Turn tears of frustration into tiers of opportunity as you explore ways to address the diverse needs of your at-risk and struggling learners!

Technology Application/Integration
The Technology Integration seminar is designed for teachers interested in using technology to enhance student learning.  This course will provide  new opportunities to use technology on a transformative level;  including virtual collaboration, formative feedback, reciprocal teaching, publishing and sharing work, and using multimedia effectively.  Through hands-on activities teachers will understand the potential in using iPads, Smart Boards, and Google Apps as tools for student learning, feedback, and assessment.  Through rich educational dialogue teachers will explore new teaching strategies, sites to use with your class, and structures to have in place when you are using technology in your own classroom. 

Working with Children and Families in Poverty
To learn more about working with children of poverty and what resources are available for children and parents.  This class will enable teachers to apply principles from Ruby Payne’s Framework for Understanding Poverty to their classrooms and to help children and families take steps towards overcoming the limitation associated with the culture of poverty.