Summer professional development courses at EMU Lancaster


by Eastern Mennonite University Lancaster (Pa.)

Summer Professional Development Courses
Practical, helpful, and applicable to your classroom

Teaming and Collaboration – Focuses on collaborative strategies for learning among educators, parents, and community to collaboratively maximize students’ achievement. Models of consensus building, team building, team planning, facilitation skills, and school-parent collaboration will be examined. Participants will explore current research on the effect of teaming and collaboration, affective and social outcomes of learning and collaboration, and organizational patterns for interdisciplinary teams. Students will work in teams to research their own learning development. 
Instructor: Denis Quirk 
(Online) July 8 – July 26 with Mandatory synchronous Zoom meetings 4:30 pm – 7:00pm on the following dates: Wednesday, July 10, Tuesday, July 16, Thursday, July 18, Tuesday, July 23 and
Thursday, July 25 

Multicultural Children’s Literature – Introduces practicing teachers to a wide spectrum of literature for children. The course focuses on literature by and about persons from a variety of ethnic and cultural groups. Course participants will develop skills for evaluating the works as well as design curricula for their own classrooms, which incorporate multicultural literature across the curriculum. Attention will be given to classroom applications using literature including writing and other literature response activities. 
Instructor: Tracy Hough
(In-person at our new instructional site in Lititz, PA)  July 22- Jul 26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm       

Trauma Restoration Trauma and Resilience in Educational Environments – Most children experience traumatic events, and those events can profoundly influence their cognitive, physical, emotional, and social development. School staff may be unaware of the specific traumatic events impacting each child, and school environments may inadvertently exacerbate the impacts of trauma. Traumatic events may cause a child to have academic difficulty, behavior that interferes with learning or violates codes of student conduct, and troubled relationships with peers and school staff. Conversely, trauma-informed, resilience-fostering school environments can mitigate the impact of trauma and enhance the protective factors that provide the foundation for health, academic success, and positive peer and staff interactions. This course will introduce school personnel to the core concepts of adverse experiences, toxic stress, trauma, restoration, self-care, and resilience in the school environment, and provides a research-based, strength-based approach to creating a trauma-informed, resilience-fostering school environment.
Instructor: Margo Tacey 
July 1 – August 16 (Mandatory Zoom session: TBA)

Take a course or two for continuing education (EMU at Lancaster is an approved PDE Act 48 provider) or get started on a Graduate Certificate or MA in Education.

Tuition & Fees
Summer 1 – (May 6 – June 28)
$499 per credit 
$78 – technology fee 
Summer 2 – (July 1 – August 16)
$514 per credit 
$85 – technology fee 

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