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Spring 2015 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.

Mouse Icon  Denotes an online workshop. Please note: All online courses and workshops have an additional distance learning fee of $12 per credit hour.

To register for a workshop, visit the Credit Registration Information page. 

 Mouse Icon**NEW**The Art of Differentiation through Curriculum Connections
This workshop is designed for K-12 educators who wish to energize the core curriculum by providing learning experiences that support differentiation strategies to meet the diverse needs of all students.  Who are the gifted and how to meet their needs will be explored.  OTES standards will be addressed through topics such as creative problem solving, varied approaches to assessment, integration of the arts, and creating a responsive learning environment.

HYBRID;  January 24 –March 7
S Jan 27, 31 and Mar 31 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and ONLINE
2 graduate credit hour, $970
CI 50093, CRN # 21277
Parking, $6
Kathleen Frazier, instructor, TLC
Deborah Jean Walker, instructor, TLC


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 7 and March 14
 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CI 410093, CRN # 20753
1 graduate credit hour, $485
HDFS 51093, CRN # 20755
Parking, $6
Jimmy Tyree, instructor, LDES


 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 6 - 25
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
CULT 40093, CRN #20800
2 graduate credit hours, $970
CULT 50093, CRN # 20801
Xiaoqi Yu, instructor, FLA


 Mouse IconClassroom Management: Addressing All Students' Behavioral Needs
This workshop is designed to help school personnel better address the behavior needs of all students, with and without disabilities. 

ONLINE; February 2 – March 9
3 graduate credit hours, $1455
SPED 50093, CRN # 20838
Andrew Wiley, instructor, LDES


  Mouse Icon**NEW**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.

ONLINE; March 2-15
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
ITEC 40093, CRN # 21060
1 graduate credit hour, $485
ITEC 50093, CRN # 21061
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; March 9-20
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20841
1 graduate credit hour, $485
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20842
Marian Maxfield, instructor, LDES


 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; April 6- May 3
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20864
2 graduate credit hours, $970
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20865
Richard (Ben) Hollis, instructor, LDES


Mouse IconDifferent 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; Jan 12-Feb 9
2 graduate credit hours, $970
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20866
Bethany Simunich, instructor, LDES


 Mouse IconEffective Online Teaching
Are you currently teaching an online course, or would like to know more about effective online teaching?  If you're unsure on how you can successfully transition your teaching online, or how you can have a positive experience as an online instructor, then this course is for you!  This intensive, four-week workshop will help you understand why the online environment is different from the face-t-face classroom, and how to make good pedagogical choices for online teaching.  In this workshop, you will learn effective online teaching strategies and methods, based on best practices and research, and also explore other topics such as instructor role, teaching presence, active learning and creating an online learning community.  Please note that this course is not about designing an online course, using a specific LMS, or using particular educational technology tools.  While we will talk about technology and tools available for online courses, the focus is on the pedagogy of online teaching.

ONLINE; February 16 – March 16
2 graduate credit hours, $970
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20868
Bethany Simunich, instructor, LDES


Mouse Icon**NEW**Flipping Your Classroom
How do you reach every student, in every class, every day?  Create a flipped classroom.  This type of classroom invests 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.

ONLINE; Jan 19 –Feb 15
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 21066
2 graduate credit hours, $970
ITEC 50093, CRN # 21067
Elizabeth Thomas, instructor, LDES


 Mouse IconFour Dimensions of Classroom Management
Learn the importance of the four dimensions of classroom management and how each may be implemented in a classroom setting for positive classroom management.

Hybrid, Feb 28-March 22
S, Feb 28, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and ONLINE
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CI 40093, CRN # 20869
1 graduate credit hour, $485
CI 50093, CRN # 20870
Parking, $3
Pam Paustenbach, Society for the Prevention of Violence


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

ONLINE; March 2 - 21
2 undergraduate credit hours, $894
EDAD 40093, CRN # 20871
2 graduate credit hours, $950
EDAD 50093, CRN # 20872
Diana VanWinkle, 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 12-Feb 13
2 graduate credit hours, $970
CHDS 50093, CRN # 21062
Jennifer Maxwell, instructor, LDES

Mouse IconLeadership & You
This workshop is for freshman in The College of Education, Health and Human Services only.

 ONLINE; March 30-May 3
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CHDS 40093, CRN 21847
Deanna Donaugh, 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 16- Mar 20
2 graduate credit hours, $970
CHDS 50093, CRN # 21063
Jennifer Maxwell, instructor, LDES

Mouse Icon**NEW**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.

ONLINE; Feb 2- Mar 9
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
EDAD 40093, CRN # 21281
2 graduate credit hours, $970
EDAD 50093, CRN # 21282
2 graduate credit hours, $970
EDAD 70093, CRN # 21284
Kristen Chorba, instructor, FLA
Anne Morrison, instructor, FLA


Mouse IconMobile 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.  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. 

ONLINE: February 2 – 13
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20873
1 graduate credit hour, $485
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20875
Marian Maxfield, 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. Required text to be determined.
Please specify which session you would like to attend.

(A) ONLINE; Jan 4 –Feb 1
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20885
2 graduate credit hours, $970
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20886
Richard (Ben) Hollis, instructor, LDES 

(B) ONLINE; April 6 – May 3
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20877
2 graduate credit hours, $970
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20878
Richard (Ben) Hollis, instructor, LDES


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 6 - May 4
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
SPED 40093, CRN # 20887
2 graduate credit hours, $970
SPED 50093, CRN # 20888
Andrew Wiley, instructor, LDES


Mouse IconSocial 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.

ONLINE; March 3 - 22
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 20879
2 graduate credit hours, $970
ITEC 50093, CRN # 20880
Julee Henry, instructor, LDES


Mouse Icon**NEW**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 tables.

ONLINE; Jan 19 –Feb 8
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 21064
2 graduate credit hours, $970
ITEC 50093, CRN # 21065
Julee Henry, instructor, LDES


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 teenagersbeing safe or being harmed by others, or by situations in which they are vulnerable. 

ONLINE; Jan. 26 - Feb. 22
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CHDS 40093, CRN # 20881
1 graduate credit hour, $485
CHDS 50093, CRN # 20882
Sandra Miller-Jones, instructor, LDES


Mouse Icon**NEW**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!

ONLINE; Feb 9- March 1
2 undergraduate credit hours, $912
ITEC 40093, CRN # 21070
2 graduate credit hours, $970
ITEC 50093, CRN # 21071
Julee 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.

S, Jan 31 & Feb 7
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CHDS 40093, CRN # 21072
1 graduate credit hour, $485
CHDS 50093, CRN # 21073
Lisbeth Justice, instructor, LDES
Parking: $6


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. 23 - March 22
1 undergraduate credit hour, $456
CHDS 40093, CRN # 20883
1 graduate credit hour, $485
CHDS 50093, CRN # 20884
Sandra Miller-Jones, instructor, LDES