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

  • CPE Course #20130237

    Upcoming Session Dates

    March 4 - April 1, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is February 21, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU #10 office on or before February 21, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after February 21, 2019.

    April 4 - May 1, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is March 28, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before March 28, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after March 28, 2019.

    May 4 - May 31, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is April 23, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before April 23, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after April 23, 2019.

    June 3 - June 26, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is May 21, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before May 21, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after May 21, 2019.

    June 29 - July 22, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is June 19, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before June 19, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after June 19, 2019.

    July 25 - August 17, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is July 16, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before July 16, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after July 16, 2019.

    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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