PDUs

Bullying and Cyberbullying: An Educator’s Toolbox for Prevention and Intervention

This course is designed to give educators at all levels (K-12) an overview of research related to harassment, bullying and cyberbullying. Influences within and outside of the school will be explored. Educators will develop effective tools for the identification and prevention of bullying behaviors. Interventions, including home-school connections, will be presented to address opportunities for change which can positively influence student achievement.

3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Student-Centered Classrooms: A Constructivist Approach

Participants in this course will examine student-centered classrooms with a constructivist approach - a significant shift away from the typical teacher-centered classroom. In a student-centered classroom, much of the direction and leadership is passed onto the students and the teacher becomes the classroom facilitator. This course provides participants with an in-depth exploration of how student-centered classrooms can engage and enhance the learning of all students.

Technology Tools for the Digital Teacher

Educators will become skilled on how to use digital resources to collaborate, create, communicate, and assess students. Participants will gain an understanding of internet resources to create an online classroom (using a web-based learning management system), flipped classroom and screen-casting, formative assessments, eBooks, videos, communication options for students and parents, and more to maximize the learning environment and reach students through different learning mediums.
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

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