Summer 2018 Education Workshops | Kent State University

Summer 2018 Education Workshops

To register for a workshop, please visit Credit Registration Information

  • 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:  None

ONLINE; July 30 - August 17
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 14910
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
ITEC 50093, CRN # 14911
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. 

Required Textbook:
All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated, (2005). Nell Bernstein, NY: The New Press, ISBN: 10:565849523 or 13:9781565849525

Sat, Sun; June 30 & July 1; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1 undergraduate hour, $456
HDFS 41093, CRN # 14797
1 graduate credit hour, $515
HDFS 51093, CRN # 14798
Parking: $6
Jimmy Tyree, instructor, LDES

Children of Incarcerated Parents Series: Communicating with Families in Crisis

This workshop is designed to provide you with a wealth of strategies for working with difficult parents. The focus will be on improving your ability to get your message across to passive, defensive, and angry behavior. You will learn proven strategies and techniques that enhance your communication abilities in a variety of settings. You will learn the basics of nonverbal and verbal communication. As a part of the Children of Incarcerated Parents workshop series, there will be a special focus on further examining the culture of prison and how it impacts family and relationships. The workshop will teach you proven methods to be a better communicator. 

Required Textbook:
Behind the Bars: Surviving Prison, (2002). Ross, J.I. & Richards, S.C., IN: Alpha Books, ISBN: 10:0028643518 or 13:9780028643519

Sat, Sun; June 9 & 10; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1 undergraduate hour, $456
HDFS 41093, CRN # 14866
1 graduate credit hour, $515
HDFS 51093, CRN # 14867
Parking: $6
Jimmy Tyree, instructor, LDES

China Today I: Culture and Land

This workshop will provide an introduction to the enduring culture of China. The contests 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. 

Required Textbook:  None

ONLINE; June 11 - June 29
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
CULT 40093, CRN # 14874
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
CULT 50093, CRN # 14875
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
CULT 70093, CRN # 14876
Xiaoqi Yu, instructor, FLA

(The) Culture of Poverty: Understanding the Hidden Rules

This fully online, asynchronous course will explore the notion of a "culture of poverty." Teachers and other professionals will learn practical strategies for working with students and clients who come from a background of poverty. An emphasis on relationship-building and issues of communication will be found in the readings and discussions. Payne's work will be examined through multiple lenses including critiques by Paul Gorski. This content is applicable in many different professions. 

Required Textbook:
A Framework for Understanding Poverty (5th Ed.), (2013). Payne, Ruby.K., TX: Aha Process Incorporated, ISBN-10: 1938248015 or ISBN-13: 9781938248016

ONLINE; June 19 - July 5
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
CI 40093, CRN # 14804
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
CI 50093, CRN # 14805
Kathryn Knapp, instructor, TLC

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 Textbook: None

ONLINE; July 16 - July 27
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
ITEC 40093, CRN # 14903
1 graduate credit hour, $515
ITEC 50093, CRN # 14904
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 WordPress.com environment.

Required Textbook: None

ONLINE; July 16 - August 12
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 14905
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
ITEC 50093, CRN # 14906
Richard (Ben) Hollis, instructor, LDES

Family 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. 

Required Textbook: None

ONLINE; July 30 - August 10
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
CI 40093, CRN # 14912
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
CI 50093, CRN # 14913
Kathryn Knapp, 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, 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 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,  June 11 - July 14
6:00 am-7:00 am
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
EXSC 23093, CRN # 12091
Tyler Singer, Bryan Dowdell, instructors, HS

M,W,F, June 11 - July 14
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
EXSC 23093, CRN # 12093
Tyler Singer, Bryan Dowdell, instructor, HS

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 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,  July 16 - August 18
6:00 am-7:00 am
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
EXSC 43093, CRN # 12094
Tyler Singer, Bryan Dowdell, instructor, HS

M,W,F, July 16 - August 18
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
EXSC 43093, CRN # 12096
Tyler Singer, Bryan Dowdell, 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). Jonathan Bergman & Aaron Sams, VA: International Society for Technology in Education, ISBN-10: 1564843157 or ISBN-13: 9781564843159

ONLINE; June 11 - July 1
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 14877
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
ITEC 50093, CRN # 14878
Elizabeth Thomas, instructor, LDES

Grant Writing

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

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; June 11 - July 14
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
EDAD 40093, CRN # 14868
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
EDAD 50093, CRN # 14869
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
EDAD 70093, CRN # 14870
Wendy Samford, instructor, FLA

Halfway Up the Stairs: Early Middle Level Education and Effective Teaching and Learning in Grades 4-5

Are you an early childhood teacher planning to work with students in grades 4-5? In this workshop, you will explore the philosophy, curriculum and organization of schools and educators serving children in grades 4-5. Strategies, programs, practices and curriculum for children in grades 4-5 will be examined. 

Required Textbook: None

ONLINE; July 23 - August 3
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CI 40093, CRN # 14675
1 graduate credit hour, $515
CI 50093, CRN # 14676
Kathryn Knapp, instructor, TLC

Halfway Up the Stairs: Early Middle Level Education and Effective Teaching and Learning in Grades 4-5

Are you an early childhood teacher planning to work with students in grades 4-5? In this workshop, you will explore the philosophy, curriculum and organization of schools and educators serving children in grades 4-5. Strategies, programs, practices and curriculum for children in grades 4-5 will be examined. 

Required Textbook: None

ONLINE; July 23 - August 3
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CI 40093, CRN # 14677
1 graduate credit hour, $515
CI 50093, CRN # 14678
Kathryn Knapp, instructor, TLC

Intercultural 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. 

Required Textbook: None

ONLINE; June 18 - June 29
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CULT 40093, CRN # 14883
1 graduate credit hour, $515
CULT 50093, CRN # 14884
1 graduate credit hour, $515
CULT 70093, CRN # 14885
Xiaogi Yu, instructor, FLA

Intrapersonal Conflict and Stress Management

This fully online course addresses the question: "What is interpersonal 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 works 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; May 21 - June 17
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
CES 50093, CRN # 14793
Jennifer Maxwell, instructor, LDES

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)
Pursuit of Excellence, (2007), 5th Edition, Terry Orlick: Human Kinetics Publishers, ISBN: 978073606757-7

ONLINE; June 11 - June 23
1 graduate credit hour, $515
CI 50093, CRN # 14882
Timothy Berger, instructor, TLC

Leadership and 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, beliefs, 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.

Recommended Textbook: None

ONLINE; June 4 - July 6
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CES 40093, CRN # 14863
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 an intensely destructive way. 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; June 18 - July 15
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
CES 50093, CRN # 14886
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; July 2 - August 4
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
EDLE 40093, CRN # 14889
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
EDLE 50093, CRN # 14890
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
EDLE 70093, CRN # 14893
Kristen Chorba, instructor, FLA
Anne Morrison, instructor, FLA

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; July 2 - July 13
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
ITEC 40093, CRN # 14887
1 graduate credit hour, $515
ITEC 50093, CRN # 14888
Marian Maxfield, instructor, LDES

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; June 11 - July 8
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 14880
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
ITEC 50093, CRN # 14881
Richard (Ben) Hollis, instructor, LDES

Q Methodology

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce statistical and methodological principles associated with the use of Q method in assessment and research, and to locate Q Methodology in the framework of contemporary science. Attention will focus on factor-analytic and epistemological foundations followed by illustrative applications. 

Required Textbook:
Q Methodology (2nd Ed.), (2013). Bruce McKeown and Dan B. Thomas, Sage, ISBN-10: 1452242194 This course is approved for continuing education contact hours from the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board (RCS029601).

M-F, May 21 - May 25
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
EVAL 50093, CRN # 14795
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
EVAL 70093, CRN # 14796
Parking: $15
Steve Brown, instructor, FLA

Response to Intervention: A Promising Practice for Identifying and Helping Struggling Learners

Participants will obtain a solid understanding of the logic behind Response to Intervention (RTI), how RTI is implemented in schools, and how RTI can be used to identify students who have learning disabilities. 

Required Textbook: None

ONLINE; July 16 - August 18
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
SPED 40093, CRN # 14914
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
SPED 50093, CRN # 14915
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: None

ONLINE; June 11 - July 1
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 14872
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
ITEC 50093, CRN # 14873
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:
First Things First (1st ed. series), (2003), Steven Coven, A. Roger Merrill, & Rebecca R. Merrill, NY: Free Press, ISBN: 0684802031

ONLINE; July 9 - July 20
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CI 40093, CRN # 14901
1 graduate credit hour, $515
CI 50093, CRN # 14902
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:
Creating With Your Tablet (1st ed.), (2014). Susan J. Brook-Young, CA: A SAGE Company, ISBN: 13-978-1452271835 or 10:1452271836

ONLINE; July 9 - July 29
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 14899
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
ITEC 50093, CRN # 14900
Julee Henry, instructor, LDES

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 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.

Required Textbook:
Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No, (2006). John Townsend, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., ISBN: 0310270456

ONLINE; June 4 - June 25
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CES 40093, CRN # 14800
1 graduate credit hour, $515
CES 50093, CRN # 14801
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:
Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning, (2012). Jared Covili, CA: Corwin-a SAGE Company, ISBN-13: 978-1412998789 or ISBN-10: 1412998786

ONLINE; July 30 - August 19
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 14908
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
ITEC 50093, CRN # 14909
Julee Henry, 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; July 16 - August 12
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
CES 50093, CRN # 14907
Jennifer Maxwell, instructor, LDES

 Understanding "Tweens": No Longer Children, Not Yet Teens

This workshop will provide participants with knowledge of early adolescent development appropriate for grades 4-5 to meet partial requirements for ODE Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement. Students will gain an understanding of the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of "tweens," children ages 9-11. The contemporary family and societal context and their implications for development at this age will also be examined. Students will apply their learning in an observational setting. 

Required Textbook:
Coming of Age: The Education and Development of Young Adolescents, (2007). Kenneth Brighton, OH: National Middle School Association, ISBN: 978-1-56090-211-9

ONLINE; July 9 - July 20
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
HDFS 41093, CRN # 14679
1 graduate credit hour, $515
HDFS 51093, CRN # 14680
Kathryn Knapp, instructor, LDES

 Understanding "Tweens": No Longer Children, Not Yet Teens

This workshop will provide participants with knowledge of early adolescent development appropriate for grades 4-5 to meet partial requirements for ODE Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement. Students will gain an understanding of the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of "tweens," children ages 9-11. The contemporary family and societal context and their implications for development at this age will also be examined. Students will apply their learning in an observational setting. 

Required Textbook:
Coming of Age: The Education and Development of Young Adolescents, (2007). Kenneth Brighton, OH: National Middle School Association, ISBN: 978-1-56090-211-9

ONLINE; July 9 - July 20
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
HDFS 41093, CRN # 14681
1 graduate credit hour, $515
HDFS 51093, CRN # 14682
Kathryn Knapp, instructor, LDES

Worksite Coordinator

This is a CBI Pre-Serve workshop and open to CTE and CBIP students only. For more information contact Shonnie Cottrill at svannos1@kent.edu or 330-672-0671 in the Career Technical Teacher Education Office. 

Required Textbooks:
The High-Performance Workforce and the At-Risk Student, (2006), O'Connor, Patrick, SC: National Dropout Prevention Center, ISBN: 1-933072-05-9

M-F, July 23 - July 27
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
CTTE 40093, CRN # 14673
2 graduate credit hours, $1030
CTTE 50093, CRN # 14674
Parking: $15
David Browne, instructor, TLC