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Spring 2014 Education Workshops

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 (14-09-21) Mandatory Continuing Education credit.

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Mouse Icon21st Century Skills and Technology, Information and Media Literacies
Come explore the convergence of 21st century skills with technology, information and media literacies. Participants will investigate ways that these new literacies can help transform learning. A collection of technology-enhanced strategies and lessons will be developed to help students achieve content standards and become competent in 21st century skills. 

ONLINE; Feb. 10 - March 2
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20333
2 graduate credit hours, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN #  20335|
Julee Henry, instructor, LDES

   Mouse IconAdobe 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.

ONLINE; Jan 3 - 15
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20570
2 graduate credit hours, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20571
Marian Maxfield, instructor, LDES

 Children of Incarcerated Parents:  What Educators Need to Know
More than 1.5 million children have at least one parent in prison or jail.  This workshop explores the impact parental incarceration has on children in the urban public school system and dispels the myths of the criminal justice system.  Teachers will share their experiences and learn intervention techniques that foster positive outcomes in teaching children of incarcerated parents.

S, March 29 and April 5
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CI 40093, CRN # 20572
1 graduate credit hour, $475
HDFS 51093, CRN # 20573
Parking, $6
Jimmy Tyree, instructor, LDES

 Mouse IconChina Today I: Culture and Land
This workshop will provide an introduction to the enduring culture of China.  The contents include a wide variety of topics ranging from Chinese high culture to folk culture.  Participants will gain a general understanding of the highlights of Chinese art, philosophy, language and science, as well as what Chinese culture has offered the world.  Upon completion, workshop participants will be able to utilize information and resources related to teaching practice, business settings and life situations.

ONLINE; March 3 - 22
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
CULT 40093, CRN # 20367
2 graduate credit hours, $950
CULT 50093, CRN # 20368
Xiaoqi Yu, instructor, FLA

Mouse IconChina 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.

ONLINE; April 7 - 27
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
CULT 40093, CRN # 20380
2 graduate credit hours, $950
CULT 50093, CRN # 20381
Xiaoqi Yu, instructor, FLA

Mouse IconThe Culture of Poverty: Understanding the Hidden Rules
A whole person approach will be utilized to understand the influence of the hidden rules of economic class upon the development of children, adolescents and adults, including a specific focus on individuals living in poverty. Participants will learn a framework to examine strengths and weaknesses by looking at personal resources: coping, emotional, financial, mental, physical, relationships, spiritual, support systems and knowledge of the hidden rules. Best practices for educators and human services professionals will be identified.  

ONLINE; Feb. 3 - 21
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
CI 40093, CRN # 20329
2 graduate credit hours, $950
CI 50093, CRN # 20330
Katie Knapp, instructor, TLC

Mouse IconDeveloping Web Sites with Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver is one of the most highly-rated visual Web site development tools. It provides users with powerful tools to lay out pages, develop, and maintain Web sites and add a wide variety of sophisticated Web features. Dreamweaver is extensible, modular and is intended to meet the development needs of all Web developers, from beginners to experts. The focus of this workshop is to learn the essential operations and controls of Dreamweaver and begin to understand fundamental coding strategies behind the scenes, driving modern web development. Student projects aim to implement real-world strategies for authoring flexible and highly accessible Web sites using XHTML and CSS. Required text to be announced. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A COMPLEX PROGRAM. STRONG COMPUTER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED.

ONLINE; Feb. 10 - March 9
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20336
2 graduate credit hours, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20337
Richard (Ben) Hollis, instructor, LDES

Mouse IconDesigning 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.  Participates 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. 

ONLINE; Feb. 3 – Feb. 14
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20327
1 graduate credit hour, $475
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20328
Marian Maxfield, instructor, LDES

Mouse IconNEW !! 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. 

ONLINE; April 7 – May 3
2 graduate credit hours, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN 21840
Bethany Simunich, instructor, LDES

Emotional Intelligence: Implications and Applications for the Classroom and Other Settings
What is emotional intelligence? Why is emotional intelligence important, and how can educators and counselors promote its development within students and clients?  These are a few of the questions that will be addressed as participants are introduced to basic concepts and models related to emotional intelligence.  In this experiential workshop, practical strategies that can be applied personally, as well as in professional settings, will be explored.

S, Feb. 1 and 8
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CI 40093, CRN # 20656
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CI 50093, CRN # 20326
Parking, $6
Betsy Justice, instructor, TLC

Mouse IconFamily History for Teachers, Counselors and Social Workers
Family history research can be used in K-12 and university classrooms, counseling and social work settings, and various other health and human services.  This online workshop will allow participants the time and resources necessary to research their own family histories, will teach the academic and affective benefits of using genealogy, and will offer practical examples of implementation with children and adults that align with content standards in social studies, language arts, science, technology, and counseling.  Family history can provide authentic opportunities for developing research skills and incredible motivation for reluctant learners.

ONLINE; Feb. 24 – March 22
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
CI 40093, CRN # 20396
2 graduate credit hours, $950
CI 50093, CRN # 20398
Kathryn Knapp, instructor, TLC

 >*Gestalt Experiential Group Workshop
The intent of this small group experience is to provide an occasion for personal growth and the opportunity to learn about group dynamics and leadership experientially.  It is intended for healthy, normal adults to gain awareness of self-in-relating to others through interpersonal encounter.  The group experience involves engaging in process-oriented interactions with considerable focus on the here and now.  The group's ethical processes and interventions are based on research on marathon groups, Gestalt groups and other experiential models.  Facilitation will vary from individual, dyadic, sub-group and group-as-a-whole focus.

F, Feb. 21
6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
S, Feb.22
8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CHDS 40093, CRN # 20340
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CHDS 50093, CRN # 20341
Ansel Woldt, instructor, LDES
Special Fee:  $30.00

Mouse IconGrant Writing
Learn basic grant writing skills, including proposal development, acquisition and management. Review strategies for developing successful grants.

ONLINE; Feb. 24 – March 21
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
EDAD 40093, CRN # 20345
2 graduate credit hours, $950
EDAD 50093, CRN # 20346
Diana VanWinkle, instructor, FLA

 Mouse IconIntercultural Business Practice: Getting Along with Chinese
It is wisdom to know others and there is no business like Sino-business.  The economic tie between China and the U.S. is rapidly growing.  Doing business effectively in China requires a practical knowledge of the culture and people of China.  For instance, a comprehensive understanding of the power structure of Chinese society will be essential in making business negotiation strategies.  This workshop is designed to provide practical and informative insights of Chinese culture and social mores for a better intercultural business practice and communication. 

ONLINE; Feb. 10 - 23
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CULT 40093, CRN # 20331
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CULT 50093, CRN # 20332
Xiaoqi Yu, instructor, FLA

  Mouse Icon>*Intrapersonal Conflict and Stress Management
This workshop will explore a variety of ways to help manage intrapersonal conflict – conflict within your own self – and how these techniques can be applied to both reduce stress and enhance optimal performance. A broad range of stress reduction techniques will be presented, and participants will be able to experiment with various approaches to see which ones are most compatible with their individual needs and preferences. We will also consider different facets of emotional and social learning, and their roles in addressing intrapersonal conflict. 

ONLINE; Jan. 13- Feb. 16
2 graduate credit hours, $950
CHDS 50093, CRN # 20314
Jennifer Maxwell, instructor, LDES 

  Mouse Icon>* 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 an intensely destructive way. This workshop teaches ways to wage and to manage conflict constructively using active listening, communication skills and principled negotiation. Personal conflict styles and temperament will be examined as well as the role of power relationship and cultural differences. Participants will develop strategies for dealing with "difficult people," anger and aggression.

ONLINE; Feb. 17 - March 23
2 graduate credit hours, $950
CHDS 50093, CRN # 20338
Jennifer Maxwell, instructor, LDES

Mental Health Issues in the Classroom
This workshop is designed to assist professionals in gaining additional knowledge of diagnosable mental health conditions commonly seen in students.  Participants will understand how to identify signs and symptoms, how to assist students presenting with these conditions, recognize when and how to refer for additional help and will know what referral sources exist.  Journal articles and handouts will be provided.

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, April 19 and 26
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CHDS 40093, CRN # 20388
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CHDS 50093, CRN # 20389
Parking, $6
JoAnna Cline, instructor, LDES 

Mouse IconPhotoshop® I
Focus on the fundamental operations and controls of Photoshop®. The workshop will feature lectures, demonstrations and tutorial lessons from the text.  

Please specify which session you would like to attend.

(A) ONLINE; April 7 – May 4
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20386
2 graduate credit hours, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20387
Richard (Ben) Hollis, instructor, LDES

(B) ONLINE; Dec. 27 - Jan. 24
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20310
2 graduate credit hours, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20311
Richard (Ben) Hollis, instructor, LDES

Mouse IconPodcasting and Screen Capturing for Educators and Trainers
This Web-based workshop will help prepare educators and trainers to expand their lessons beyond the traditional face-to-face classroom. Participants will explore ways in which newer technologies can enhance their own teaching and their students' learning by using audio recording and screen capturing software. Students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of software and Web sites to help aid in online instruction, including Audacity, Jing, Camtasia and Blogger.

ONLINE; Jan. 27 - Feb. 16
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20317
2 graduate credit hours, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20319
Elizabeth Thomas, instructor, LDES

 Mouse IconProblem-Based Learning:  An Interactive & Engaging Student-Centered Learning Environment
Solving everyday ill-structured and complex problems with diverse audiences are required skills 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, and teacher and student roles within PBL.

ONLINE; April 4 – May 2
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20373
2 graduate credit hours, $950
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20374
Marian Maxfield, instructor, TLC

  Mouse IconResponse 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.

ONLINE; April 7 - May 4
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
SPED 40093, CRN # 20384
2 graduate credit hours, $950
SPED 50093, CRN # 20385
Andrew Wiley, instructor, LDES

Restraint and Seclusion Training
The Ohio Department of Education requires all Ohio educators to learn about restraint and seclusion practices in the context of PBIS. Based on CPI, this workshop for special educators and related services personnel teaches content required by ODE and provides practice for ‘hands-on’ procedures used in deescalating children's challenging behaviors.

F, April 25
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
S, April 26
8:00 am -6:00 pm
1 graduate credit hour, $475
SPSY 50093, CRN # 20990
Parking, $6
Steven Fricke, instructor, LDES

Stress and 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.

S, April 5 and 12
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CI 40093, CRN # 20375
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CI 50093, CRN # 20376
Parking, $6
DeWayne Nicholes, instructor, TLC

Teaching and Learning with Intelligence in Mind
This workshop will immerse teacher-practitioners and attendees into the 8-domains of Howard Garner's Multiple Intelligence learning theory.  The workshop will model "MI Best Practice", bringing the intelligences to life through visual media, music, statistics, and other eclectic teaching strategies.  Focused discussion revolves around research in self-analysis of study habits and attitudes as well as psychological impediments preventing students from achieving their goals.

S, April 26 and May 3
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CI 40093, CRN # 20390
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CI 50093, CRN # 20391
Parking, $6
Michael Whitely, instructor, TLC

 Mouse IconTeen Dating in the 21st Century: The Impact of Alcohol, Drugs, and Sex
This workshop is designed to provide parents, students, and professionals the skills and tools to work with teenagers who are involved in dating.  Teenage dating has evolved during the 21st century to a point that teens as young as twelve and thirteen are now dating and engaging in sexual activities, as well as the use of drugs and alcohol.  It is conceivable that today's youth are engaging in these adult-like activities without the maturity or knowledge of how to protect themselves from harm.  It is paramount that parents and professionals learn what is needed to assist teens in making good decisions and being safe in today's society.  Those who understand and provide appropriate guidance can make a difference in teenagers
being safe or being harmed by others, or by situations in which they are vulnerable. 

Please specify which session you would like to attend:

(A) ONLINE; Jan. 27 - Feb. 23
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CHDS 40093, CRN # 20320
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CHDS 50093, CRN # 20321
Sandra Miller-Jones, instructor, LDES 

(B) ONLINE; April. 28 - May 26
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CHDS 40093, CRN # 20392
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CHDS 50093, CRN # 20393
Sandra Miller-Jones, instructor, LDES

 Mouse IconTime Management
For teachers and students alike, planning, priority setting, scheduling, project management and decision-making are important skills that can be applied both in school and in one's personal life. Attend this workshop and learn how time management can enhance all aspects of your life. 
 

ONLINE; April 7 - 27
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CI 40093, CRN # 20378
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CI 50093, CRN # 20379
Christine Perrow, instructor, TLC

Mouse IconUnderstanding and Working with Difficult Children
This workshop is designed to provide individuals who are working with children, or plan on working with children, pertinent information regarding recognizing and understanding behavior problems in children.  Not all children with behavior problems will display identical difficulties.  Eclectic approaches are needed to address specific behavior issues.  Workshop participants will be educated on the diversity of problems and children.  Referrals and assessment needs will be discussed. 

ONLINE; Feb. 24 - March 23
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CHDS 40093, CRN # 20347
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CHDS 50093, CRN # 20350
Sandra Miller-Jones, instructor, LDES

 Mouse Icon>*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.

ONLINE; March 31 - May 4
2 graduate credit hours, $950
CHDS 50093, CRN # 20372
Jennifer Maxwell, instructor, LDES

NEW!! >What Are You Looking At?
 "What are you looking at?" is a workshop that is designed to foster discussion about what factors contribute to our sense of self, self-esteem, values and lifestyle. Participants will be challenged to investigate various forms of media and communication and think critically about the impact these have on our society, particularly young adults. Individuals working with young adults and teens may find this workshop of value as it may increase awareness on cultural messages this population is unable to escape. 

S, March 1 and 8
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $447
CHDS 40093, CRN # 20712
1 graduate credit hour, $475
CHDS 50093, CRN # 20713
Parking, $6
Joanna Cline, instructor, LDES