An Educator's Guide to Preventing Bullying In and Out of the Classroom

  • CPE Course #20130237

    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.


    October 15 - November 13, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is October 8, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before October 8, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after October 8, 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.


    January 3 - January 30, 2020

    Registration deadline for this session is December 27, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before December 27, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after December 27, 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.


    March 3 - March 31, 2020

    Registration deadline for this session is February 25, 2020. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before February 25, 2020. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after February 25, 2020.


     

    Course Description

    This three-credit graduate level course is designed to provide educators with an in-depth exploration of strategies and techniques for developing more positive and productive relationships with students' peers along with dealing with bullying, and in doing so, raising students' self-esteem and increasing their academic success in meeting the Pennsylvania Core Standards, as well as performing well on state and local assessments.  This is an online Moodle class, and each session contains a series of lessons, videos, written responses, and other activities.

    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:

    • identify what bullying is
    • analyze the different types of bullying
    • describe ways to create a positive, bully-free classroom
    • compile ways to showcase students talents and ways to encourage each other
    • develop effective strategies for dealing with a bully in your own classroom
    • determine the importance of having the "bully" volunteer
    • examine reasons why a task force should be developed to prevent bullying
    • explain the importance of involving parents
    • effectively employ research-proven techniques to foster positive relationships among students
    • determine the importance of communicating with the student displaying bullying behaviors
    • determine the importance of communicating with the victim
    • determine the importance of communicating with all parents involved
    • list, identify, and describe five techniques that help with communication
    • use research-proven techniques for making positive phone calls to parents
    • discuss the importance of communicating with parents about bullying
    • construct effective strategies for making effective friendships among children
    • develop effective strategies for dealing with cyber bullying
    • explain the importance of preventing bullying students with special needs
    • construct effective techniques for dealing with teachers who bully students
    • employ research-proven techniques to negotiate zero tolerance

    Graduate Level Requirement

    Act 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 Core Standards.
    • write a plan of implementation that will include several of the strategies presented in this course.  The plan of implementation will state how these strategies can be used in their own classroom. Additionally, participants will read and summarize chapters in Road Map through Bullying. 

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