Courses Offered

Spring 2018

All Professional Development Face to Face Courses are 1 semester hour (credit hour). Tuition is $230. Registration will CLOSE the Wednesday before class is scheduled however we request that you register one week before class. Please ensure we receive your check on campus one week before class is offered AT THE LATEST.

If you need assistance please call the Center for Leadership and Professional Development at 440.375.7379. College office hours are 8:30 am-4:30 pm Mondays- Fridays. The College will be closed after 4:30 pm Friday, December 15-Monday, January 1, 2018. We will reopen Tuesday, January 2 at 8:30 am. Registration on LEO is open 24/7. We anticipate registration will open in early December. Courses run Friday 5 pm-9 pm and Saturday from 8 am-5 pm.

February 23-24

ED 7000 Developing Differentiated Lessons...With or Without Technology

  • Location: Garfield Center, A1
  • Faculty: Tracy Coleman
  • Grade Levels: K-12
  • Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

We are all looking for ways to reach all students as they continue to come to us with varied needs and interests. Sign up for this course to learn about tools and techniques to develop differentiated learning experiences to engage all students. This course will be differentiated for participants based on your interest in integrating technology into your lessons. Whether you want to dip your toe in the water by developing leveled learning experiences or dive in to creating lessons that blend technology and traditional strategies, you will leave equipped with high quality differentiated lessons to maximize student achievement. We will explore different ways to differentiate instruction to raise the bar for all students as we discover the right strategies to develop engaging activities. You will leave this course with your differentiated lessons ready to use and with a deeper understanding of how to meet the varied needs of your students. Please bring your charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

February 23-24

ED 7001 Energize and Enrich Reading with “STEM-tastic” Children’s Books and More! NEW

  • Location: Garfield Center, A1
  • Faculty: Gail Greenburg
  • Grade Level: K-8
  • Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

As Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) have increasingly assumed a major role in our classrooms and curricula, the literary world has responded with books designed to bring a myriad of STEM topics to readers of all ages. “From picture books to books filled with experiments, chapter books and read-alouds, there is no end to the books to be found that will engage even the most reluctant scientist, mathematician, engineer or technologically- inclined student.” (Raby). Discover the 31 exemplary titles named Best STEM Books of 2017 this inaugural year by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), in cooperation with the Children’s Book Council. Explore learning strategies that will creatively integrate and extend STEM content, with related children’s books and media -- all designed to develop students’ skills and understandings in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Please bring your own charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

March 2-3

ED 7002 Bringing Lake Metroparks Into YOUR Classroom, Experiential Learning at Its Best NEW

  • Location: Lake Metroparks
  • Faculty: Rich Benz
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

Lake Metroparks has over 100 (109) exciting school programs for students from Pre-K through High School in areas ranging from Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, Outdoor Education, to STEM and STEAM. All programs feature Experiential Learning at Its best. Did you know that over 60 (62) of these programs can actually be brought to YOUR classroom?  This class will introduce you to many of these Outreach Programs and help you learn how to schedule them for you students. Learn how to incorporate hands-on learning and experiential learning into your curriculum. Join us at The Environmental Learning Center at 7250 Alexander Road, Concord, Ohio 44077 for a Friday evening and Saturday class that will highlight a number of our exciting Lake Metroparks programs that will enrich your science, social studies, physical education, math, special education and/or STEM/STEAM curriculum. Please bring your own charged device (laptop or tablet) both days to class.

March 9-10

ED 7003 Transgender Issues in Education NEW

  • Location: Garfield Center, A2
  • Faculty: Joanne Weigle, LPC
  • Grade Level: K-12
  • Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

This course will examine contemporary issues related to the education of students who are Transgender. The focus will be on developing knowledge and awareness of issues such as bullying, family relationships, confusion about gender identity and fear related to gender identity and how they affect the education of transgender students. Students will identify strategies for providing support and educating transgender students. Topics will include LGBTQ+ terminology, family issues and how they relate to education, mental health and well-being, making class welcoming, bullying and tolerance/acceptance. This course will focus on how educators can most effectively meet the educational needs of transgender students. It is not necessary to bring a device to this course.

March 9-10

ED 7004 Using the Internet to Support Instruction with Ohio’s Learning Standards (newly revised)

  •  Location: James F. Lincoln Library, Saada Distance Learning Lab
  • Faculty: Laura Bogush
  • Grade Levels: PreK-12
  • Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

Discover how the internet can support your instruction with Ohio’s Learning Standards. We will examine the standards using the resources on ODE’s website. We will explore websites with lesson plans and instructional resources connected to Ohio’s Learning Standards. Learn how to find activities and resources online that are specific to your grade level, subject area, and topics of study. Lab time will be provided to explore online resources specific to your needs. Come to this course with a wish list for enhancing your instructional program, and leave with lesson plans and activities ready to implement in your classroom. If you do not use Ohio’s Learning Standards, you may use your school curriculum or Common Core State Standards for this course. No device is necessary as this course takes place in a LEC computer lab.

March 16-17

ED 7005 Disability in Film and Culture

  • Location: Holden Center, 314
  • Faculty: Dr. Katie Krammer
  • Grade Levels: PreK-12
  • Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

The Good Doctor, Big Bang Theory, Parenthood, and Speechless. What do all of these TV shows have in common? They all feature characters who either have, or portray someone who has, a disability. Fortunately, in recent years, popular culture has allowed the topic to become more visible and thus hopefully aiding in societies acceptance of disability and differences. In this course, you will get the opportunity to learn more about various disabilities including physical, autism, learning disabilities, and deafness to name a few, through analysis and discussion of documentary films, movies, and television. Day 1 we will focus on documentary films and Day 2 will be spent looking at television and movies. So grab your comfy clothes and popcorn and join us as we explore disability in our culture. Please bring your own charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

March 16-17

ED 7006 State Testing and Curriculum Mapping in Your Classroom NEW

  • Location: Garfield Center, A1
  • Faculty: Bill Kermavner
  • Grade Levels: 3-8
  • Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

Want to improve those state assessment results? This course will work collaboratively to integrate state assessments into everyday classroom lessons. It is designed for the veteran teacher who is interested in improving student engagement and feedback. The second component of this course will explore the effective use and development of consensus maps. Ultimately, the goal of this course is to improve student achievement by improving student scores on state and local assessments. Please bring your own charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

March 23-24

ED 7007 Google it! Using Google Apps in the Classroom

  • Location: Garfield Center, A1
  • Faculty: Amy Roediger
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

Are you looking for some easy ways to use technology in the classroom? Are you tired of searching for your flash drive or emailing documents to yourself? Do you want to introduce your students to easy tools for collaboration? In this class we will explore Google Apps – Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Forms, and more – for productivity and collaboration. We will also look at some other webtools that work nicely with Google apps. By the end of the class, you will be able to create and share a variety of projects from self-graded quizzes to collaborative presentations. Come and Google it! Please bring your charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

March 23-24

ED 7008 Literacy Strategies Students Will Love (formerly A Multi-Textual Approach to Close Reading)

  • Location: Garfield Center, A2
  • Faculty: Tracy Coleman
  • Grade Level: K-12
  • Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

 Today’s world requires cross-curricular, multi-textual literacy and the nationwide emphasis on close reading spans all grade levels from elementary through high school. Multi-textual literacy involves applying reading strategies to a variety of print, digital, and visual texts. In this course, we will explore ways to use digital tools in grades K-12 to deeply engage students in multi-textual reading and writing tasks in all subject areas. We will use informational articles, persuasive speeches, artwork, and mini-documentaries to develop strategies for teaching close reading and critical thinking. We will explore rich content and web tools that will prompt analysis and discussion. You will leave this course with ideas for the texts you can use to stimulate thinking and analysis as well as strategies for engaging students in reading. Please bring your charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

April 6-7

ED 7009 Increasing Student Engagement Using Technology

  • Location: Garfield Center, A1
  • Faculty: Sarah Rivera
  • Grade Level: K-12
  • Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

Are you looking for ways to add a “WOW!” factor in your classroom? Did you know that this generation of students has never gone without using or being exposed to technology? In this course, we will discover and explore innovative ways to increase student comprehension and engagement using technology that is compatible with any platform. You will be able to use the technology to assess students, gather data, and provide instant feedback., all while keeping students engaged! By the end of class, you will have a “toolbox of technology” ready to implement in your classroom. Learn about: Classkick, Nearpod, Actively Learn, Quizlet, Newsela, Remind, Flipgrid, EDPuzzle, GoFormative, Quizizz, ReCap, Participate, Socrative, AnswerPad, Goo.gl, SmallPDF, PrintFriendly. Please bring your charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

April 6-7

ED 7010 Performance-Based Formative and Summative Assessments for Grades 6-12

  • Location: Garfield Center, A2
  • Faculty: Chris Basich
  • Grade Level: 6-12
  • Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

This course will provide you with the knowledge to effectively implement performance-based formative and summative assessments into your 6-12 classrooms. There is a current shift in education towards performance-based assessments and this course will provide you with all the tools to help your students thrive on these new tests. Performance-based assessments allow for a greater depth-of-knowledge, providing students with a stronger focus on authentic learning and task production. The instructor will provide you with examples of performance-based assessments, key educational articles to support their use in the classroom, and get you on the fast track to creating your very own performance-based assessments for the upcoming school year. Please bring your charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

April 13-14

ED 7011 Addiction, Trauma, & Mental Health First Aid for Educators NEW

  • Location: Garfield Center, A2
  • Faculty: Rae Grady, ADAMHS Board
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

This course is designed to provide educators with tools to better manage their classrooms or schools by learning how to recognize signs of children who have experienced trauma, and best practices for helping those students succeed in the classroom. Mental Health First Aid is an international program for helping people working with youth who may be experiencing symptoms of mental illness, addiction or be a member of a family in crisis. Information on local resources will be included. Components of Opiate Abuse Prevention in HB 367 will be covered. Upon completion of this course, national certification of Mental Health First Aide will be awarded. Please bring $20 cash the first day of class for the required Mental Health First Aid manual. Please bring your charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

April 13-14

ED 7012 Enhancing Vocabulary Instruction through Blended Learning

  • Location: Garfield Center, A1
  • Faculty: Amy Roediger and Tom Hogan
  • Grade Levels: K-12
  • Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

At the heart of literacy instruction is the teaching of robust vocabulary. According to authors Isabel Beck, Margaret McKeown, and Linda Kucan, "a large vocabulary repertoire facilitates becoming an educated person to the extent that vocabulary knowledge is strongly related to reading proficiency in particular and school achievement in general." Often, though, teachers restrict vocabulary instruction to content-specific words, if vocabulary is taught at all. In this course, we will introduce a tiered approach to vocabulary instruction across the curriculum. We will explore strategies actively with direct instruction, vocabulary centers, and a station rotation model. The course will model a blended learning environment, where digital tools are used alongside traditional practices. We will analyze classroom assessments to see the impact of vocabulary on student success. Your project will be to create vocabulary lessons that you can implement in your classroom the next week. Please bring your own charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

April 20-21

ED 7013 Google It Too! Using Even More Google Apps in the Classroom

  • Location: Garfield Center, A1
  • Faculty: Amy Roediger
  • Grade Levels: PreK-12
  • Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

Required prerequisite: Google It! Using Google Apps in the Classroom or comparable content (contact Director).

Now that you are using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings, come and explore some alternative uses of each of these, especially creation of digital assessment items that mirror AIR-like experiences. We will also examine some of the other Google apps like Sites, Calendar, Blogger, and more. Participants will maximize the functions Google Apps by including add-ons and Chrome extensions. We will also check out web tools like Versal, Edmodo, and PearDeck that lay nicely with the Google Apps and help teachers create a seamless blended learning environment. By the end of the class, participants will create lessons to use in the classroom or in the spirit of Google’s 20% time, work on a project they design to increase use of Google apps in their educational settings. Please bring your own charged device both days to class or use Lake Erie’s Chromebooks.

April 20-21

ED 7014 Pinterest for Educators

  • Location: James F. Lincoln Library, Saada Distance Learning Classroom
  • Faculty: Laura Bogush
  • Grade Levels: PreK-12
  • Tuition: $230, 1 Semester Hour

Discover how Pinterest can be used as effective technology tool to enhance student learning. This course will cover the basics of using Pinterest to find, save and organize educational resources as well as delve into some more advanced features. Participants will explore using Pinterest as a professional learning network and as a means for collaborating with colleagues. Tips for using Pinterest with students will be discussed. Whether you’re a newbie or already addicted to Pinterest, you’ll learn how to use this social network more effectively. You do not need to bring your own device as this class will take place in a LEC computer lab.