Continuing Professional Education Courses (CPE)
- America's Political Heritage: An Educator's Guide
- An Educator's Guide to ADHD
- An Educator's Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents and with Parents in Difficult Situations
- An Educator's Guide to Preventing Bullying In and Out of the Classroom
- Autism: Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together
- Basic Spanish for the Educational Setting
- Classroom Management for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
- Differentiated Instruction for the Mixed-Ability Classroom
- Economics for Educators
- Effective Teaching Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement
- Increasing Student Achievement Through Effective Classroom Management
- Intermediate Spanish for the Educational Setting
- Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth
- Positive and Proactive Classroom Management for the 21st Century
- Psychology for Educators
- Reading in the Content Area
- Semantic Mapping: Visual Strategies for Active Learning
- Special Education: Disabilities and Designing Instruction
- Specific Strategies and Interventions for the Most Difficult to Manage Students
- Teacher's Toolbox: 21st Century Educator
- Teacher's Toolbox: Building Self Esteem in the Classroom to Achieve Success, Beat Bullying ......
- Teacher's Toolbox Series: Gangs and School Violence
- Teacher's Toolbox: How to Effectively Communicate with Parents
- Teacher's Toolbox: How to Identify and Combat Bullying In Our Schools
- Teacher's Toolbox: How to Moodle
- Teacher's Toolbox: Teaching What Really Happened: The Holocaust
- Teaching Self-Determination to Students with Disabilities
- Technology for Educators Series: Basic Technology for Non-Techie Teachers
- The American History for Educators Series: America from Province to Nation
- The American History for Educators Series: The American Revolution
- The American History for Educators Series: The Civil War and Reconstruction
- The History of Issues and Challenges Facing Public Education
- Using Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Supports to Manage Challenging Behavior
- Using Multiple Intelligences to Teach Diverse Students
- Using Rubrics to Assess Student Performance
- Central Intermediate Unit 10
- America's Political Heritage: An Educator's Guide
America's Political Heritage: An Educator's Guide
CPE Course #20120004
Upcoming Session Dates
September 12 - October 12, 2019
Registration deadline for this session is September 5, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before September 5, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after September 5, 2019.
November 16 - December 14, 2019
Registration deadline for this session is November 8, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before November 8, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after November 8, 2019.
February 2 - March 1, 2020
Registration deadline for this session is January 24, 2020. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before January 24, 2020. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after January 24, 2020.
This online graduate level course is designed to provide educators with an in-depth exploration of American Government and how they can use their knowledge not only when teaching social studies, but to implement cross-curricular lessons in all subject areas consistent with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards to increase students' scores on state and local assessments, mainly the PSSAs. The instructor will present the material via Moodle through lectures, discussion boards, and a review of current historical and educational research.
This course, which lasts approximately 30 days, will be completed strictly online using the Moodle platform. The instructor for this course is Agolino Educational Services. Pending receipt of payment, participants will receive an email from Agolino Educational Services containing their log-on information the night before the course begins.
Participants who successfully complete all requirements of this course will earn Three (3) PDE Graduate Level Credits, equal to 90 Act 48 Hours.Participants will be able to:
- explain and discuss how self-government became part of our heritage as Americans.
- describe the view of government expressed in the Declaration of Independence.
- explain and discuss why the Constitution was finally ratified.
- explain how the 435 seats in the House of Representatives are divided among the states.
- explain how Congress can pass a law despite the President's veto.
- list, identify, and discuss the various rules of the President, and explain how the duties and powers of each role require the President to work with Congress.
- list, identify, and discuss the three basic economic decisions that are made in any society.
- discuss why it is appropriate that the science of economics was born around 1776.
- discuss the history of labor unions and why workers formed them.
- discuss how a political party establishes positions on issues and sets goals for what the government should accomplish.
- discuss why there is more split-ticket voting than there used to be.
- explain and discuss how the electoral college works.
Graduate Level RequirementAct 48 requires 42 hours of instruction plus 48 hours of out-of-class activity including a course project. Participants' out-of-class assignments include but are not limited to:
- complete activities that incorporate the Pennsylvania Academic Standards.
- complete a final examination assessing their knowledge and application of course content.
- create a research project presentation that will elaborate on the life of a U.S. President.