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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

May 9: 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.

  • A4L: Assessment for Learning
  • Action Teaching/Learning with Impact in Class and Online
  • Assessment Literacy for Teachers
  • 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
  • Beginning Grant Writing
  • Behavior Analysis for Teachers
  • Bibliotherapy and Poetry Therapy in the Classroom
  • Building Motivation and Resiliency for At-Risk Students
  • Close Reading in the K-8 Classroom
  • Conducting Functional Behavioral Assessment in the 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
  • Data Collection for Progress Monitoring of RTI and IEP Goals
  • Designing Online Assessments with Purpose
  • Developing Effective Transition Practices for Students with Disabilities
  • Emphasizing Self-Advocacy and Independence for Exceptional Students Online and In-Person
  • Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind
    • Required book: Engaging Students With Poverty in Mind by Eric Jensen (ISBN # 978-1-4166-1572-9)
  • Escape Rooms and Virtual Escape Rooms for Classroom Instruction
  • Executive Functioning
  • Fostering Fluid Intelligence & Crystalized Intelligence
  • Genius Hour: Inquiry & Project Based Learning in the Classroom
  • Improving Practices in Gifted Education
  • Instructional Design for Gifted Learners
  • Instructional Strategies for Gifted Learners
  • Introduction to Gifted Education for the Classroom Teacher
  • Introduction to Multicultural Education
    • Required book: Howe, W. A. & Lisi, P. L. (2020). Becoming a multicultural educator, (3rd ed.). Sage Publishing.
    • Two credit workshop
  • Google Basics for Teachers
  • Linking Content Standards to Enhance Virtual Instruction
  • Meeting Social/Emotional Needs Through Academics
  • Mentoring for Student Growth
  • Providing IEP/504/RTI (MTSS) Services Through Remote Learning
  • Reducing Aggression with Functional Communication
  • Seeing Thinking: Making Student Metacognition Visible
  • Social Justice
  • STEM Labs and Makerspaces
  • Students in Crisis: Prevention & Intervention
  • Supporting the Needs of Gifted Learners
  • Targeting Behavioral Function to Change Behavior
  • Teaching College Readiness Skills to Middle and High School Students
  • Teaching Gifted Learners to Self-Assess and Set Goals
  • Teaching Students with Autism Using ABA Principles in Remote Learning
  • Token Economies: Manage Behavior and Teach Math at the Same Time
  • Trauma Informed Education
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Using Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to Cohesively Meet Student Needs
  • Writing IEP Goals for Behavior Change
  • Working with Students Who Exhibit Internalizing Behavior

Science of Reading

  • Instructor: Kirsten McPeck
  • When: June 21 & 22, 2022 (9:00 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.

Vocabulary Instruction in the 1-8 Classroom

  • Instructor: Kirsten McPeck
  • When: July 11 & 12, 2022 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Where: Hyson Campus Center 228
  • Description: Do you know how important vocabulary instruction is, but are struggling to make it a part of your classroom routine? You are not alone! This workshop will look at how to organize vocabulary instruction, integrate it into other subjects, and build a bank of resources for hands on vocabulary activities.
  • 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
Shifting the Balance Book Study  (East Elementary Book Study)
  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hour of graduate credit.
Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Under Resourced Students – Research Based Strategies (Danville Elementary School Book Study)
  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hours of graduate credit.
KCCC Staff Professional Development
  • 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.
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