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  • Workshops marked are approved or are pending approval for continuing education contact hours from the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board (RCS029601). Each workshop credit hour is equal to 15 contact hours.
  • Workshops marked are approved for Ohio School Psychologist Association - Mandatory Continuing Education credit (14-09-21).
  • Workshops marked are online workshops. Please note that all online courses and workshops have an additional distance learning fee of $12 per credit hour.
 Adobe Acrobat PDF Basics: An Overview of PDF Files as a Tool

Communicating effectively and efficiently with audiences, peers and employers is crucial in a society that is moving at a rapid pace. An effective, easy tool for communicating electronically is a PDF file. This Adobe Acrobat workshop is designed to equip the beginner or novice user with the skills needed to downsize and convert Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel files. You will also be able to e-mail and create secure passwords for each PDF file.
Required Textbook: TBA

ONLINE; March 20 - April 14
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20380
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20381
Marian Maxfield, instructor, LDES
 An Educator’s Tool in Emotional Engagement and Enhancement

Whether you teach middle school, high school or college courses, if you could change anything about the climate in your classroom, what would it be?  Originally to be named “An Educator’s Tool to Emotional Engagement and Enhancement,” this is an open networking forum to address academic hindrances resulting from emotional disconnections between teachers and students.
Required Textbook: TBA

ONLINE; February 6 – March 6
1 undergraduate hour, $456
CI 40093, CRN #20382
1 graduate credit hour, $505
CI 50093, CRN # 20383
Nina Kidd, instructor, TLC
 Bullying and Peer Mistreatment: Student Viewpoints

What can young people tell us about bullying? This course will present new and insightful evidence that changes the way we deal with bullying. The course emphasizes the effects bullying has on the victim and suggests important life saving strategies to help youth, teachers, parents, and school administrators cope with this problem. Participants will explore methods for handling bullying behavior and will discover many practical ways to create schools where everyone feels safe and respected.
Required Textbook: Youth Voice Project, (2013)Stan Davis and Charisse Nixon, NY: Research Press Publications, ISBN: 978-0-87822-61-8

ONLINE; February 6 - March 5
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CI 40093, CRN # 20384
1 graduate credit hour, $505
CI 50093, CRN # 20385
Kathleen Kettler, instructor, TLC
 China Today II: Its Society and Government

This workshop will provide an introduction to the contemporary society and political system of China. Participants will gain a general understanding of the political and social structure of contemporary China, as well as the economic ties and challenges both China and the U.S. are encountering under the circumstances of globalization. Upon completion, workshop participants will be able to utilize information and resources related to teaching practice, business settings and life situations.
Required Textbook: None

ONLINE; February 6 - 25
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
CULT 40093, CRN # 20386
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
CULT 50093, CRN # 20387
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
CULT 70093, CRN # 20388
Xiaoqi Yu, instructor, FLA
 Classroom Management: Addressing All Students’ Behavioral Needs

Difficulty managing student behavior is among the most frequently cited reasons why teachers leave the profession. Don’t be scared, be prepared! This workshop provides in-depth coverage of research-based principles and practices for effective classroom and behavior management. Workshop materials include step-by- step guides for implementing behavioral interventions at group and individual levels. Multimedia podcasts reinforce key knowledge and include video demonstrations of real teachers modeling effective practices. Valuable information and guidance for all school-based professionals and anyone interested in supporting student success at school.
Required Textbook: None

ONLINE; February 6th – March 12th
3 graduate credit hours, $1515
SPED 50093, CRN # 20394
Andrew Wiley, instructor, LDES
 Designing Web Sites: An Overview

The World Wide Web is used extensively in educational and business settings as a means of presenting original information. The variety and availability of programs for web design have increased; however, it is important to first learn basic Web designing principles and skills. This workshop provides skills in organizing and writing information for the Web, structuring a site, enhancing site usability and evaluating one’s efforts. Participants will create a blueprint of a website in this workshop that will assist in the future creation of the website. This workshop is independent of and does not teach specific software and other technologies used in building the site.
Required Text: None

ONLINE; March 6 - 17
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20395
1 graduate credit hour, $505
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20396
Marian Maxfield, instructor, LDES
 Developing an ePortfolio with WordPress

WordPress is one of the most highly used platforms on the web. It provides users with the tools needed to create blogs or websites with ease. Within minutes, beginners can create a dynamic website or blog with a sharp design and zero coding required…for free! In the two-week workshop, students will complete an ePortfolio that showcases their KSU coursework all with the environment.
Required Text: None

ONLINE; April 3 – 30
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20397
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20398
Richard (Ben) Hollis, instructor, LDES
 Different by Design:  Designing Online Courses for Student Learning

This fully online, asynchronous course will help make clear why the online environment is different from the face-to-face classroom, as you learn how to design courses that are especially effective for online learning. In this workshop, you will learn the essentials of instructional design, and how to design/re-design your course to promote student learning online. Participants will create the pedagogical framework and structure of an online course, so students are asked to come with a course in mind that they want to work on. Instructional design principles and practices learned in this course can also be applied to face-to-face courses. 
Required Text:  None Required

ONLINE; April 3 – May 14
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
ITEC 50093, CRN 21749
Bethany Simunich, instructor, LDES
Fit for Life: An Exercise Program

This workshop targets community, faculty, staff or Kent State students in a supervised exercise setting. The purpose of the exercise program is to enhance health, well-being and reduce cardiovascular risk factors. Although the target population engaged in this program may have cardiovascular or other risk factors, it is not an exclusionary criterion and is open to anyone wanting to reduce their risk factors. For more details about this exercise program, visit Please specify which session you would like to attend. All sessions cover the same content.

(A) M, W, F, January 17 – May 7
6:00 am-7:00 am
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
EXSC 43093, CRN # 13616
Ellen Glickman, instructor, HS
(B) M, W, F, January 17 – May 7
12:00 pm- 1:00 pm
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
EXSC 43093, CRN # 13617
Ellen Glickman, instructor, HS
(C) M, W, F, January 17 – May 7
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
EXSC 43093, CRN # 13618
Ellen Glickman, instructor, HS
 Flipping Your Classroom

How do you reach every student, in every class, every day? Create a flipped classroom. This type of classroom inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering instruction online outside of the classroom and moving homework into the classroom. Students will learn how to create an engaging, interactive environment that is student-centered. Workshop participants will create an instructional video that can be used for flipped learning in their classroom.
Required Text: Bergman, Jonathan and Sams, Aaron, (2012). Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class & Every Day, VA: International Society for Technology in Education, ISBN: 10:1564843157 or 13:9781564843159

ONLINE; January 23 – February 19
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20401
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20402
Elizabeth Thomas, instructor, LDES
 Grant Writing

Interested in increasing your skills to locate and write a successful grant proposal? The skills learned in this basic grant writing workshop can be transferred to any occupation and look great when presented on a vitae or resume. You will learn basic grant writing skills, including proposal development, acquisition, and management. Review strategies for developing successful grants.
Required Textbook: O’Neal-McElrath, Tori (2013). Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing & Writing Successful Proposals, (4th ed.). CA: Jossey-Bass: ISBN:978-1-118-37834-2

ONLINE; January 16 – March 3
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
EDAD 40093, CRN # 20403
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
EDAD 50093, CRN # 20405
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
EDAD 70093, CRN #20407
Wendy Samford, instructor, FLA
   Intrapersonal Conflict and Stress Management

This fully online course addresses the question: "What is intrapersonal conflict and stress (conflict within one's own self), and how can it be addressed more effectively—for myself, and for the clients/students that I serve?” Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to do the following: distinguish between different types of stress; describe the impact of traumatic stress on children and adults: identify aspects and types of dissociation; identify and evaluate preferred techniques through practice, application, and reflection; and describe the benefits and intentions of your preferred techniques to others. Developed for teachers, counselors, social workers and psychologists, this course is helpful to anyone working with people experiencing inner conflict and stressful life situations, and includes the opportunity to try out and develop ways of sharing stress reduction techniques with your clients or students.
Required textbook: None

ONLINE; January 17th - February 12th
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
CES 50093, CRN # 20413
Jennifer Maxwell, instructor, LDES
 Leadership & You

In this workshop students will explore the meaning of leadership.  Students will develop communication and interpersonal relationship skills, as well as, develop personal leadership strategies and apply those strategies through projects in and outside the classroom.  Students will also explore ways in which leadership acts as a means for understanding the norms, values, belief and assumptions that shape practices with organizations, communities, governments and society. At the end of the workshop, each student will be expected to develop a leadership portfolio including a specific leadership action plan.
Required Textbook:  None

ONLINE; April 10 – May 12
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CES 40093, CRN # 21726
Deanna Donaugh, instructor, LDES
   Managing and Negotiating Conflict in your Personal and Professional Life: A Workshop for Educators, Counselors and Social Workers

Conflict is a part of life – it can lead to positive change and growth, or it can be waged in intensely destructive ways. This fully online course is designed to help participants develop an enhanced ability to use communication and listening skills and negotiation strategies to manage conflict in a more productive manner. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of how conflict styles, temperament, power, and cultural differences impact how conflict is waged. They will experiment with and practice techniques to deal with conflict with “difficult people,” anger, and aggression. Finally, they will be able to use their enhanced skills and knowledge to develop programs to teach this information to their students or clients.
Required textbooks:
Bolton, Robert; 1986, People Skills:  How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others & Resolve Conflicts, NY, Touchstone, ISBN:  10:067162248X or 13:9780671622480
Patton, Bruce M, Fisher, Roger and Ury, William, 1992, Getting to Yes, Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, MA, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, ISBN: 10:0395631246 or 13:9780395631249.

ONLINE; February 20 – March 19
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
CHDS 50093, CRN # 20414
Jennifer Maxwell, instructor, LDES
  Mentoring Basics: Using Peer Engagement in Learning

What is mentoring? Whether you have participated in, heard of, aren’t sure you value, or know nothing about mentor, this workshop will help you understand what mentoring really is (and is not!), how it is beneficial, and how you can utilize mentoring relationships to enhance learning and engagement. We will discuss literature on mentoring, our own experiences, and basic principles of educational psychology and instructional design, as a foundation for designing your own mentoring plan.
Required textbook: None

ONLINE; February 6 – March 5
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
EDAD 40093, CRN # 20415
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
EDAD 50093, CRN # 20416
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
EDAD 70093, CRN # 20417
Kristen Chorba, instructor, FLA
Anne Morrison, instructor, FLA
 Microsoft Excel-I ®

This course is an introduction to the functional design of Microsoft Excel focusing on the management of Excel spreadsheets, applying formulas, and graphing and charting data. Skills covered will include but are not limited to the following:

  • SUM - 4 basic operations + - * /
  • Wrap Text/Shrink Text
  • Table formatting
  • Format painter
  • Sorting
  • Linking
  • Absolute referencing
  • Conditional formatting
  • Text to columns
  • Concatenate
  • Freezing rows, columns
  • Printing gridlines, repeated rows/columns
  • Protection
  • Renaming sheets
  • Move/Copy sheet
  • Chart formatting
  • Charting data from multiple worksheets
  • Templates
  • Headers and Footers

Students will need Microsoft Excel 2013 or later for Windows or Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac.
Required textbook: None

ONLINE; April 3 – 30
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20438
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20439
Patricia Schnellinger, instructor, LDES
 Mobile Technologies for Educators

Technology but more specifically mobile devices and applications have become integrated into the daily lives of people on a personal, educational, and professional level.  The use of mobile devices and the methodological and best practice in K-12 classrooms are essential in the 21st century classroom.  It is important for participants to be able to understand the basics and integration of mobile technologies to engage, motivate, and assist students in the learning process and achievement.  Mobile technologies are increasing in society and within the learning and teaching environments because mobile technologies are readily available and are easy and effective tools to aid in effective and efficient teaching and learning.  Participants will review the current mobile technologies and how they can be implemented into a unit lesson for student learning and achievement. 
Required textbook: None

ONLINE; January 30 – February 10
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20418
1 graduate credit hour, $505
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20419
Marian Maxfield, instructor, LDES
Ohio OBIS Interventions for Challenging Behaviors

This Workshop teaches prevention and de-escalation techniques for addressing an immediate crisis; procedures and limitations on the use of physical restraint including how to accommodate for age/body size diversity; and provides guidance and obligations for debriefing the event and properly documenting/communicating about the interventions with appropriate parties. The format includes direct instruction, viewing four ODE-mandated videos, and an interactive portion which asks participants to practice de-escalation and physical-restraint maneuvers. The Workshop addresses and follows the prescribed ODE Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports requirements and curriculum, and fully explains the prohibitions regarding Seclusion and Restraint. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance attesting that they have successfully followed the Ohio PBIS curriculum.
Required Textbook: TBA

F, February 10
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
S, February 11th
8:30 AM- 6:00 PM
1 graduate credit hour, $505
SPSY 60093, CRN #22076
Caven McLoughlin, instructor, LDES
Parking: $9.00
 Photoshop® I

Focus on the fundamental operations and controls of Photoshop. The workshop will feature lectures, demonstrations and tutorial lessons from the text.
Required textbook: To be announced.

ONLINE; April 3 – 30
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20436
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20437
Richard (Ben) Hollis, instructor, LDES
 Problem-Based Learning: An Interactive and Engaging Student-Centered Learning Environment

Solving everyday ill-structured and complex problems with diverse audiences is a required skill needed to prepare students for the rapidly paced Global Market.  Problem Based Learning (PBL) is a student-centered methodology that provides an interactive learning environment to engage students.  PBL requires students to resolve everyday problems through research, higher-level thinking, and cooperation.  You will apply the basics of PBL by creating a PBL unit to use within the classroom.  The online workshop will cover instructional strategies, cognitive aids, teacher and student roles within PBL.
Required textbook: None

ONLINE; April 17 - May 12
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
CI 40093, CRN # 20420
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
CI 50093, CRN # 20421
Marian Maxfield, instructor, TLC
 Response to Intervention: A Promising Practice for Identifying and Helping Struggling Learners

Participants will obtain a solid understanding of the logic behind RTI, how RTI is implemented in schools, and how RTI can be used to identify students who have learning disabilities.
Required textbook: None

ONLINE; March 13 – April 9
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
SPED 40093, CRN # 20422
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
SPED 50093, CRN # 20423
Andrew Wiley, instructor, LDES
 Social Networking for Educators

Social networking has become a common means of communication among students and faculty alike. The purpose of this workshop is to teach the fundamentals of social networking and the impact it has on education. This online workshop will help participants: identify various social networking tools to use as teaching aids, recognize ways in which social networking can enhance teaching and learning, and identify the pros and cons of social networking.
Required textbook: Kist, William, (2009). The Socially Networked Classroom: Teaching in the New Media Age.  CA:  Corwin Press, ISBN: 10: 142967015 or 13: 978-1412967013

ONLINE; January 17 – February 5
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20424
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20425
Julee Henry, instructor, LDES
 Stress & Life Management: Being All Things to All People

In this workshop, you will enhance your power of thought, focusing on the positive and keeping life’s events in their proper perspective.  You will learn specific techniques to deal with stress, change and worry, along with time management and goal-setting strategies.
Required textbook: Coven, Steven, Merrill, A. Roger, Merrill Rebecca R. (2003). First Things First 1st ed. series, NY: FREE PRESS, ISBN 0-684-80203-1

ONLINE; April 3 – 14
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CI 40093, CRN # 20426
1 graduate credit hour, $505
CI 50093, CRN # 20427
W. Dewayne Nicholes, instructor, LDES
 Teaching with Tablets

Tablets are changing the way people communicate and the possibilities for utilizing these devices to engage in technology-supported activities are limitless. The ability to collaborate anytime, anywhere benefits teaching, learning, and so much more. In this online workshop participants will explore the many uses of tablets in varying fields and environments. Students will learn to identify various apps for teaching aids, recognize ways in which tablets can enhance teaching and learning, and identify both the benefits and challenges of tablets.
Required textbook: Brook-Young, Susan J. (2014). Creating With Your Tablet (1 st ed.). CA: A SAGE Company. ISBN: 13:978-1452271835 or 10:1452271836

ONLINE; February 6 - 26
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20428
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20429
Julee Henry, instructor, LDES
 Thrive with Google Drive

Did you know that you could actually teach and learn through the use of Google Drive? The goal of this workshop is to introduce you to the many tools available through Google Drive. Through this hands-on workshop you’ll learn how Google Drive can increase collaboration and communication, creativity and innovation, and critical thinking and problem solving skills. Don’t get left behind, thrive using Google Drive!
Required textbook: Covili, Jared, (2012). Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning.  CA:  Corwin-a SAGE Company.  ISBN: 13:978-1412998789 or ISBN: 10: 1412998786

ONLINE; April 10 - 30
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20430
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20431
Julie Henry, instructor, LDES
Understanding and Reducing Stress

What “stresses you out?” Would you like to reduce the stress in your life? Come join us as we explore various aspects of stress in our modern society, the effects of stress, and various ways to reduce stress and improve health, learning, and ability to function effectively.
Required textbook: Promislow, Sharon, (2002), Puttting Our the Fire of Fear: Extinguish the Burning Issues in Your Life., Vancouver, BC, Enhanced Learning & Integration Inc., ISBN # 0-968-1066-4-1

S, February 11 & 18
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CES 40093, CRN # 20432
1 graduate credit hour, $505
CES 50093, CRN # 20433
Lisbeth Justice, instructor, LDES
Parking: $6
   Understanding Power and Control in Interpersonal Relationships: A Course for Educators, Counselors and Social Workers

This course has been developed for professionals to enhance their ability to recognize power inequalities and the effects of coercion and force in the context of trust-based relationships. The effects of trauma and disassociated coercion in battering relationships, domestic violence, and child abuse will be explored, as well as models of collaborative and balanced power in interpersonal relationships. Participants will be provided with information designed to enable them to develop individualized screening and assessment plans.
Required textbook: None

ONLINE; April 17 - May 14
2 graduate credit hours, $1010
CHDS 50093, CRN # 20434
Jennifer Maxwell, instructor, LDES