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Teacher Professional Development Workshops

The education workshops offered through MVNU feature a variety of topics to keep you informed about the most current issues surrounding education today.

Offered through our Master of Arts in Education Curriculum and Instruction program, our highly qualified instructors encourage interactive learning with a focus on integrating faith and values with education.

Cost and Registration

Workshops completed for graduate credit cost $225 per workshop and earn the participant one graduate semester credit (unless other wise noted).

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Summer 2022

May 9: Workshops Open
August 12: Last day to register for online workshops
August 19: All online work must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m.

Fall 2022

September 12: Workshops Open
November 21: Last day to register for online workshops
December 2: All online work must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m.

Winter/Spring 2023

January 16: Workshops Open
March 27: Last day to register for online workshops
April 7: All online work must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m.

Summer 2023

May 8: Workshops Open
August 7: Last day to register for online workshops
August 18: All online work must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m.

*All workshops are offered each term.

Strategies for Instruction

  • Action Teaching/Learning with Impact in Class and Online
  • Beginning Grant Writing
  • Bibliotherapy and Poetry Therapy in the Classroom
  • Close Reading in the K-8 Classroom
  • Creating and Hosting Effective Online Synchronous Class Meetings
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching: Knowing Yourself and Others
  • D-School: Design Thinking for Project-Based Problem Solving
  • Dyslexia And Reading Disabilities in The General Education Classroom
  • Escape Rooms and Virtual Escape Rooms for Classroom Instruction
  • Evaluating And Choosing Writing Programs For K-12 Classrooms
  • Genius Hour: Inquiry & Project Based Learning in the Classroom
  • Google Basics for Teachers
  • Linking Content Standards to Enhance Virtual Instruction
  • Math Conversations K-5
  • Seeing Thinking: Making Student Metacognition Visible
  • STEM Labs and Makerspaces
  • Strategies For Helping Low Readers Meet Success
  • Teaching College Readiness Skills to Middle and High School Students
  • Token Economies: Manage Behavior and Teach Math at the Same Time
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Using Visualization Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension

Assessment

  • A4L: Assessment for Learning
  • Assessment Literacy for Teachers
  • Designing Online Assessments with Purpose
  • Understanding Connections Among Objectives, Standards, Formative and Summative Assessment
  • Using Formative Assessment to Determine Strategies for Reteaching Or Teaching A New Way

Interventions/Special Education

  • Anchor Charts, Scaffolds, And Interventions to Support All Students in The General Education Classroom
  • Awareness of Dyslexia in Ohio: Best Practices
  • Data Collection for Progress Monitoring of RTI and IEP Goals
  • Developing Effective Transition Practices for Students with Disabilities
  • Emphasizing Self-Advocacy and Independence for Exceptional Students Online and In-Person
  • Executive Functioning
  • Implementing, Evaluating, and Improving Instructional Practices in Inclusion Settings
  • Providing Accommodations and Modifications In The General Education Classroom
  • Providing IEP/504/RTI (MTSS) Services Through Remote Learning
  • Using Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to Cohesively Meet Student Needs
  • Writing IEP Goals for Behavior Change

Discipline

  • Behavior Analysis for Teachers
  • Conducting Functional Behavioral Assessment in the Classroom
  • Improving Student Behavior in the Classroom
  • Reducing Aggression with Functional Communication
  • Social Justice
  • Targeting Behavioral Function to Change Behavior

Social/Emotional Learning

  • Applied SEL: Activating Emotional Awareness
  • Building Motivation and Resiliency for At-Risk Students
  • Conflict Resolution in the Classroom
  • Counseling Techniques in the Classroom
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching:  Knowing Yourself and Others
  • Fostering Fluid Intelligence & Crystalized Intelligence
  • Growth Mindset in The Classroom
  • Meeting Social/Emotional Needs Through Academics
  • Mentoring for Student Growth
  • Positive Peer Influences and Peer Tutoring
  • Students in Crisis: Prevention & Intervention
  • Teaching Emotional Regulation Skills to Your Students
  • Trauma Informed Education
  • Using Benefit Mindset to Enhance SEL in the Classroom
  • Working with Students Who Exhibit Internalizing Behavior

Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Autism in the Classroom: Adaptive Behavioral Skills
  • Autism in the Classroom: Communication Skills
  • Autism in the Classroom: Setting the Stage for Student Success
  • Autism in the Classroom: Social Skills Instruction
  • Autism in the Classroom: Transition Planning
  • Teaching Students with Autism Using ABA Principles in Remote Learning

Gifted Education

  • Improving Practices in Gifted Education
  • Instructional Design for Gifted Learners
  • Instructional Strategies for Gifted Learners
  • Introduction to Gifted Education for the Classroom Teacher
  • Supporting the Needs of Gifted Learners
  • Teaching Gifted Learners to Self-Assess and Set Goals

Book-Based Learning

The Book-Based Learning options are asynchronous, self-paced online options that require a specific book that participants must obtain on their own prior to beginning the workshop.

  • Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind
    • Required book: Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind by Eric Jensen (ISBN # 978-1-4166-1572-9)
  • Introduction to Multicultural Education
    • Required book: Howe, W. A. & Lisi, P. L. (2020). Becoming a multicultural educator, (3rd ed.). Sage Publishing.
    • Two credit workshop
  • Book Study: The Importance of Being Little
    • One credit workshop
    • Required book: The Importance of Being Little: What Young Children Really Need from Grownups ISBN: 9780143129981
  • Book Study: The Innovator's Mindset
    • One credit workshop
    • Required book: The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity ISBN: 978-0-9861554-9-9
  • Book Study: Engage the Brain
    • One credit workshop
    • Required book: Engage the Brain: How to Design for Learning that Taps into the Power of Emotion ISBN: 978-1-4166-2628-2
  • Book Study: Responsive Teaching
    • One credit workshop
    • Required book: Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students ISBN 978-1-4833-0801-2
  • Book Study: The Pattern Seekers
    • One credit workshop
    • Required book: The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention ISBN: 978-1-5416-4714-5
  • Book Study: Unlocking English Learners' Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible
    • One credit workshop
    • Required book: Unlocking English Learners' Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible ISBN: 978-1-5063-5277-0
  • Book Study: What School Could Be
    • One credit workshop
    • Required book: What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America ISBN: 978-0-691-18061-8
  • Book Study: How Children Succeed
    • One credit workshop
    • Required book: How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character ISBN: 978-0-544-10440-2

The Science of Reading

  • Instructor: Kirsten McPeck
  • When: July 11 & 12, 2023 (8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Where: Hyson Campus Center
  • Description: Have you been in a Balanced Literacy Classroom and are now trying to find your way into a Science of Reading (SoR) world? Have you heard about the Science of Reading, but your district hasn't moved in that direction yet? In this workshop we will look at six ways you can embrace Science and Balance. We will talk about the Science of Reading and how we can grow from its findings. We will also spend time discussing some changes we can make in our classrooms so we can better meet student needs in reading instruction. 
  • Creating More Effective Professional Development Using the Ohio Standards for Professional Development
  • Developing Staff Emotional Intelligence to Build School Climate
  • Developing Student Leaders
  • Identifying and Replicating Effective Practices
  • Instructional Design for UDL, eLearning, and Professional Development
  • Preventing Staff Burnout
  • The School Administrator's Role in Special Education
  • Sharing Recent, Relevant Research with Staff to Enhance and Improve Schools
  • Using District-Wide Emotional Intelligence Goals to Enhance District Improvement

What Happened to You? (Dan Emmett and East Elementary Book Study)

  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hour of graduate credit.

A Leader’s Philosophy (Mount Vernon High School)

  • The cost of this workshop is $350 for two semester hours of graduate credit.

Teacher Based Teams – Elementary

  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hour of graduate credit.

Teacher Based Teams - Secondary

  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hour of graduate credit.

"Shifting the Balance" Book Study - COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY

  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hour of graduate credit.

"Shifting the Balance" Book Study - TWIN OAK ELEMENTARY

  • The cost of this workshop is $350 for two semester hours of graduate credit.

Trauma Informed School Practices

  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hour of graduate credit.

MVSCD Dyslexia Modules

  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hour of graduate credit.
The Success Criteria Playbook
  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hour of graduate credit.
A Fresh Look at Phonics
  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hour of graduate credit. 
Education Outside the Classroom
  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hour of graduate credit.
Turning Student Apathy Back into Engagement and Responsibility
  • The cost of this workshop is $350 for two semester hours of graduate credit.
Mindsets in the Classroom
  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hour of graduate credit.
Communities Coming Together Conference
  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hour of graduate credit.
Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning
  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester of graduate credit.
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