SPRING 2020 EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

To register for a workshop, please visit Credit Registration Information

  • Workshops marked are online workshops. Please note that all online courses and workshops have an additional distance learning fee of $12 per credit hour.

Please Note: Both undergraduate and graduate tuition are subject to change for all Spring 2020 workshops. 

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 with the skills needed to downsize and convert Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files. You will also be able to email and create secure passwords for each PDF file. 

Required Textbook: NONE

ONLINE; March 30 - April 27
2 undergraduate credit hours, $930
ETEC 40093, CRN # 20346
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
ETEC 50093, CRN # 20347
Dr. Marian Maxfield, instructor, TLC

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; January 27 - March 1 

SPED 40093 CRN # 20296 (Full)
3 undergraduate credit hours, $1,395
SPED 50093, CRN # 20297 (Full)
3 graduate credit hours, $1,608
Dr. Andrew Wiley, Associate Professor, LDES

ONLINE; January 27 - March 1 
SPED 40093 CRN # 21809
3 undergraduate credit hours, $1,395
SPED 50093, CRN # 21812
3 graduate credit hours, $1,608
Dr. Andrew Wiley, Associate Professor, 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 designs 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 Textbook: NONE

ONLINE; March 9 - 25
1 undergraduate credit hour, $465
ETEC 40093, CRN # 20327
1 graduate credit hour, $536
ETEC 50093, CRN # 20328
Dr. Marian Maxfield, instructor, TLC

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 WordPress.com environment.

Required Textbook: None

ONLINE; March 15 - April 26
2 undergraduate credit hours, $930
ETEC 40093, CRN # 20343
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
ETEC 50093, CRN # 20344
Dr. Richard (Ben) Hollis, instructor, TLC

Different by Design: Designing Online and Hybrid 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 Textbook: None

ONLINE; February 3 - March 15
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20300
Dr. 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, social workers, counselors, and others in health-related fields 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. 

Required Textbook:
Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ, (2005). Goleman, D., NY: Random House Publishing Group, ISBN-10-055338371X or ISBN-13-978-0553804911

Online Dates TBD
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $465
CI 40093, CRN # 20352
1 graduate credit hour, $536 
CI 50093, CRN # 20353
Parking: $6
Dr. Lisbeth Justice, instructor, TLC

Experiencing Excellence: Teaching & Coaching Mental Excellence

The best in the profession are now using the exciting new discoveries of neuroplasticity (brain science) for improved learning, confidence, and information retention. Attaining success in the quickest way possible is the inevitable outcome as a teacher or coach. Aspiring teachers and coaches can take advantage of the aspects of brain science that great athletes and achievers utilize effectively. This workshop will provide the participant with the proven successes of top professionals by using the innovative science of educating the brain. 

Required Textbook:
In Pursuit of Excellence (5th ed), (2007). Orlick, T., IL: Human Kinetics Publishers, ISBN-978-0-736-06757-7

ONLINE; February 16 - March 1
1 graduate credit hour, $536
CI 50093, CRN # 20308
Timothy Berger, instructor, TLC

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 and 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, go to: http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs/exph/exercise-programs.

Required Textbook: None

Please specify which session you would like to attend. All sessions cover the same content.

M,W,F,  Jan. 13 - April 28
6-7:00 a.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $465
EXSC 23093, CRN # 13564
TBD, instructor, HS

M,W,F, Jan. 13 - April 28
5:30– 6:30 p.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $465
EXSC 23093, CRN # 13565
TBD, 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 Textbook:
Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class & Every Day (2012). Bergman, J. & Sams, VA: International Society for Technology in Education, ISBN: 10:1564843157 or 13:97815648431599

ONLINE; March 30 - April 19
2 undergraduate credit hours, $930
ETEC 40093, CRN # 20348
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
ETEC 50093, CRN # 20349
Dr. Julee Henry, instructor, LDES

Google Classroom

Create a virtual classroom by using Google Classroom! By using Google Classroom and interacting with students in a web environment, you will increase student engagement and advance instructional methods. Using Google Classroom allows you to communicate with students quickly in real-time by using announcements and discussions. You can post discussion prompts, share videos and websites, attach documents, and create assessments anytime. Use these tools to keep organized, save time, and facilitate more efficiently.

Required Textbook: None

ONLINE; March 20 – April 28
2 undergraduate credit hours, $930
ETEC 40093 CRN # 21391
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
ETEC 50093, CRN # 21392
Jamie Rhoads, instructor, TLC

Grant Writing

Don't miss your chance! Be your own expert and learn how to write successful grant applications. The skills learned in this basic grant writing workshop can be transferred to any occupation and will make you stand out amongst other candidates in a job search. You will learn basic grant writing skills including proposal development, acquisition and management as well as reviewing strategies for developing successful grants. Grant writing is a skill that requires hard work and practice, but it can have a valuable and dramatic impact on your career and organization. 

Required Textbook:
Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing & Writing Successful Proposals, (4th ed.), (2013). Tori O’Neal-McElrath, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, ISBN: 978-1-118-37834-2

ONLINE; Jan. 13 - March 2
2 undergraduate credit hours, $930
EDLE 40093, CRN # 20285
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
EDLE 50093, CRN # 20286
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
EDLE 70093, CRN # 20287
Dr. Wendy Samford, instructor, FLA

Inspiring Excellence: Teaching & Coaching Mental Excellence

This workshop is designed to assist instructional and teacher coaches to utilize the latest brain science for better performance in and out of the classroom. Great teachers and great coaches must take advantage of the practical applications of these exciting new discoveries to get peak performance during classroom testing or state championships. Great teachers coach and coaches teach.

Recommended Textbook: (optional)
In Pursuit of Excellence, (2007), 5th Edition, Terry Orlick: Human Kinetics Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-736-06757-7

ONLINE; January 12 - 26
1 graduate credit hour, $536
CI 50093, CRN # 20272
Timothy Berger, instructor, TLC

ONLINE; April 12 - 26
1 graduate credit hour, $536
CI 50093, CRN # 20354
Timothy Berger, instructor, TLC

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 13 - February 9
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
CES 50093, CRN # 20273
Dr. Jennifer Maxwell, instructor, LDES

Making ADHD a Gift

Taught by an individual with ADHD, who happens to have a Ph.D. in special education, this fully online workshop will not only discuss what ADHS is and isn't, but it will also explore ways of making ADHD a gift! Parents and individuals with ADHD are welcome, as are teachers, counselors and other professionals. This workshop will examine the history, etiology, and characteristics of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), as well as strategies, accommodations, and technologies that may make having ADHD be a positive outcome. 

Required Textbook: NONE

ONLINE; February 3 - April 28
3 undergraduate credit hours, $1,395
SPED 40093, CRN # 20881
3 graduate credit hours, $1,608
SPED 50093, CRN # 20882
Dr. Robert Cimera, 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: None

ONLINE; February 10 - March 8
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
CES 50093, CRN # 20303
Dr. 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 mentoring, 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; March 9 - April 11
2 undergraduate credit hours, $930
EDLE 40093, CRN # 20338
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
EDLE 50093, CRN # 20340
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
EDLE 70093, CRN # 20341
Dr. Kristen Chorba, 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 + - * /
• AVERAGE • COUNT, COUNTA, COUNTIF
• 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 this workshop.

Required Textbook: None

ONLINE; February 17 - March 18
2 undergraduate credit hours, $930
ETEC 40093, CRN # 20311
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
ETEC 50093, CRN # 20312
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; February 13 - 28
1 undergraduate credit hour, $465
ETEC 40093, CRN # 20304
1 graduate credit hour, $536
ETEC 50093, CRN # 20306
Dr. Marian Maxfield, instructor, TLC

Photoshop® I

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

Optional Textbook: 
Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book, (2017). Andrew Faulkner & Conrad Chavez, San Francisco, CA: Pearson Adobe Press, ISBN-13: 978-0134663456

ONLINE; March 30 - April 26
2 undergraduate credit hours, $930
ETEC 40093, CRN # 20350
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
ETEC 50093, CRN # 20351
Dr. Richard (Ben) Hollis, instructor, TLC

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, and teacher and student roles within PBL. 

Required Textbook: None

ONLINE; January 13 - February 12
2 undergraduate credit hours, $930
CI 40093, CRN # 20274
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
CI 50093, CRN # 20275
Dr. Marian Maxfield, instructor, TLC

 Realizing Excellence: Teaching & Coaching Mental Excellence

Whether you are a new teacher or coach or a seasoned veteran, applications of the newest brain science discoveries can aid you in developing a "culture of success" in the classroom or on the playing field. Learning how to apply the old themes of success ... confidence, concentration, attitude, positive performance ... in light of the newest discoveries of brain research will shorten your quest to be the finest you can be. Join the adventure of learning how those 100 billion neurons called your brain, can be molded into a successful machine of incredible power and performance. 

Recommended Textbook: (optional)
In Pursuit of Excellence, (2007), 5th Edition, Terry Orlick: Human Kinetics Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-736-06757-7

ONLINE; February 22 - March 5
1 graduate credit hour, $536
CI 50093, CRN # 20313
Timothy Berger, 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 2 - 29
2 undergraduate credit hours, $930
SPED 40093, CRN # 20318
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
SPED 50093, CRN # 20320
Dr. Andrew Wiley, Associate Professor, 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: None

ONLINE; February 3 - 23
2 undergraduate credit hours, $930
ETEC 40093, CRN # 20301
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
ETEC 50093, CRN # 20302
Dr. Julee Henry, instructor, TLC

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:
First Things First (1st ed. series), (2003), Steven Coven, A. Roger Merrill, & Rebecca R. Merrill, NY: FREE PRESS, ISBN: 0-684-80203-1

ONLINE; March 1 - 13
1 undergraduate credit hour, $465
CI 40093, CRN # 20316
1 graduate credit hour, $536
CI 50093, CRN # 20317
W. Dewayne Nicholes, instructor, TLC

Supplemental & Intensive Math Instruction for Struggling Learners

This workshop introduces the knowledge and skills needed to plan, deliver, and evaluate supplemental and intensive math instruction using research-based programs and practices. Participants learn how data-based individualization is used to determine what and how to teach to promote acquisition and mastery of critical math skills and concepts. Participants learn effective strategies and instructional approaches for improving outcomes for students experiencing persistent difficulties learning math including students with disabilities. 

Required Textbook: 
Direct Instruction: Mathematics (5th ed.), (2017), Stein, M., Kinder, D., Rolf, K., Silvert, J., & Carnine, D.W.

ONLINE; March 2 - April 17
SPED 40093 CRN # 21655
3 undergraduate credit hours, $1,395
SPED 50093 CRN # 21656
3 graduate credit hours, $1,608
Dr. Andrew Wiley, Associate Professor, 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: NONE

ONLINE; February 24 - March 15
2 undergraduate credit hours, $930
ETEC 40093, CRN # 20314
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
ETEC 50093, CRN # 20315
Dr. Julee Henry, instructor, TLC

Teen 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 12 and 13 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.

Required Textbook:
Reality Gap: Alcohol, Drugs and Sex - What Parents Don't Know and Teens Aren't Telling, (2008). Wallace, Stephen, Union Square Press, ISBN: 978-1-4027-5304-6

ONLINE; January 29 - February 9
1 undergraduate credit hour, $465
CES 40093, CRN # 20298
1 graduate credit hour, $536
CES 50093, CRN # 20299
Dr. Sandra Miller-Jones, 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, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Don’t get left behind, thrive using Google Drive!

Required Textbook: NONE

ONLINE; January 13 - February 2
2 undergraduate credit hours, $930
ETEC 40093, CRN # 20276
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
ETEC 50093, CRN # 20277
Dr. Julee Henry, instructor, TLC

Understanding and Dealing 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. 

Required Textbook:
Transforming the difficult child: The nurtured heart approach, (2016 Revision). Glasser, H. & Easley, J., AZ: Nurtured Heart Publications, ISBN: 0967050707

ONLINE; February 17 - March 15
1 undergraduate credit hour, $465
CES 40093, CRN # 20309
1 graduate credit hour, $536
CES 50093, CRN # 20310
Dr. Sandra Miller-Jones, 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 the ability to function effectively.

Required Textbook:
Putting Out the Fire of Fear: Extinguish the Burning Issues in Your Life, (2002). Sharon Promislow, West Vancouver, BC: Enhanced Learning & Integration Inc., ISBN-10: 0968106641 or ISBN-13: 978-0968106648

Monday/Wednesday, January 20 - February 19
White Hall Room 100
7:45–9:00 a.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $465
CES 40093, CRN # 20292
1 graduate credit hour, $536
CES 50093, CRN # 20293

Monday/Wednesday, January 20 - February 19
White Hall Room 303
2:15–3:30 p.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $465
CES 40093, CRN # 20290
1 graduate credit hour, $536
CES 50093, CRN # 20291

Tuesday, January 21 - February 18
Location TBA
4:15–6:45 p.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $465
CES 40093, CRN # 20294
1 graduate credit hour, $536
CES 50093, CRN # 20295 
Dr. Betsy Justice, instructor, LDES

Saturday, March 7 & March 14
White Hall Room 100
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CES 40093, CRN # 20352
1 graduate credit hour, $536
CES 50093, CRN # 20326
Parking: $6
Dr. Lisbeth Justice, instructor, LDES

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; March 9 - April 5
2 graduate credit hours, $1,072
CES 50093, CRN # 20342
Dr. Jennifer Maxwell, instructor, LDES