Education symposiums, workshops,
special topics & courses
Session I: July 7-11, 2014
Autism in Society: Youth and Adults, High School and Beyond
This symposium provides the opportunity to explore issues, themes, and strategies for students of all ages on the Autism Spectrum. It is intended for mainstream classroom teachers, administrators, special education personnel, and others who work with children and youth on the spectrum. The course will explore issues for older children and young adults, including transitioning to college and career, dating and relationships, and other "real life" realities and challenges. This course is not contingent on having attended the previously-offered "Autism in the Classroom" symposium. This course is a week-long symposium comprised of a series of presentation sessions during both the morning and afternoon, Monday through Friday.
Session II: July 14-18, 2014
Child Sexual Abuse Awareness for Educators: A Teacher Training Symposium
Please join Senator Bill Diamond, faculty from Saint Joseph's College, and multiple guest speakers for what promises to be an informational and rewarding symposium.
As mandatory reporters, teachers are in a unique position to help children of abuse and suspected abuse. As such, they require training to maximize skills in order to help identify, report, and assist as necessary when students need immediate care. This symposium promises to help teachers from all levels understand child sexual behaviors, the grooming process used by adults, cultural supports that lead to widespread child sexual abuse, responses from children, challenges of the sex offender registry, child sexual abuse investigating and reporting.
Technology and the K-12 Administrator and Educator
You lead with vision! You model “life-long learning” And you carry the responsibility of making sure that technology is effectively used in your school. Experience a "flipped" workshop that will allow you to expand your knowledge of instructional technology and experience hands-on applications that you can take back to your teachers. iPad? Smart Board? The Cloud? Document camera? TED Talks? Get comfortable with whatever your school provides. Discover economical, efficient, effective and engaging ways for technology to become a partner with you and your school.
Special Topics: Student Support Process RTI/PBIS
Examines response to Intervention, along with a focus on the fundamental components of RTI and RTII, complimented with an overview of Positive Behavior Instruction and Support (PBIS). Students will collaborate with their peers to explore the different facets of RTI, while using their own experiences and backgrounds for the context of their assignments. The class is closely modeled after the implementation and action steps by Response to Intervention best practices.
Other education courses and offerings:
- Standards Based Learning & Teaching
- Educating the Exceptional Student in the Classroom
- Digital Strategies for 21st Century Learning
- Curriculum Design, Development & Assessment
- Instructional Strategies
- Educational Psychology
- Educational Leadership
- Research Design in Education
- School Finance & Budgeting
Details about the symposiums/special courses
- Designed for educators at all levels
- Earn CEUs - 35 contact hours; or 3.5 CEUs available (7 hours per day)
- Available to both Saint Joseph's College and Online Students (undergraduate or graduate) for graduate college credit and non-credit.
- Taught by experts in their related fields.
- Located on the beautiful Saint Joseph's College campus by Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine
- Application fee: $25
- Summer administration fee: $20
- Course for credits: $1050
- Summer administration fee: $20
- Course for non-credits: $350
- Earn 30 contact hours or 3.5 CEUs
To learn more about when these courses are being held and to register, visit http://www.sjcme.edu/2014summer.