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Education 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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Important Online Dates*:

Summer 2021

May 3: Workshops Open
August 13: Last day to register for online workshops
August 20: All online work must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m.

Fall 2021

September 13: Workshops Open
November 22: Last day to register for online workshops
December 3: All online work must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m.

Winter 2022

January 17: Workshops Open
April 1: Last day to register for online workshops
April 8: All online work must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m.

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.

*All workshops are offered each term.

Workshop Spotlight: Introduction to Multicultural Education

In a society that is becoming more diverse each day, it is essential that educators know and understand the social and cultural issues that influence teachers, students, curriculum, and classroom life. This workshop provides a context for exploring variables of culture such as race, socio-economic status, gender, etc. and the affect these issues have on teaching and learning. Theories of multiculturalism and issues of equity, social justice, and diversity are explored and examined in the context of the 21st century classroom and through a Christian worldview.

The workshop first focuses on ourselves - our own cultural history and implicit biases. Next, several different types of diversity are explored that are common to today's classrooms. Finally, we will discuss some ways to alter curriculum to be more inclusive. This is not a workshop of strategies and techniques for teaching today's multicultural classroom but begins the difficult work of knowing the lenses and perspectives, we as teachers, bring to our classrooms.

*This workshop has a required text and is worth two credit hours. Please see the workshop description document for more details.

  • 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
  • Collaboration and Co-Teaching
  • 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
  • Positive Behavior Supports
  • Providing IEP/504/RTI (MTSS) Services Through Remote Learning
  • Reducing Aggression with Functional Communication
  • Seeing Thinking: Making Student Metacognition Visible
  • Special Education: What Every Educator Needs to Know (Part 1)
  • Special Education: What Every Educator Needs to Know (Part 2)
  • 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
Vocabulary Instruction in the 1-8 Classroom
  • Instructor: Kirsten McPeck
  • When: July 13 & 14, 2021 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Where: Hyson Campus Center 228
  • 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
Brain Based Learning book Study
  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hour of graduate credit.
MVCSD Teacher Based Teams Collaborative Workshop
  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hour of graduate credit.
KCCC Distance Learning Curriculum Planning and Development Workshop
  • The cost of this workshop is $175 for one semester hour of graduate credit.

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