Teacher Courses and PDPs

Child Development: Birth Through the Early Years
We will focus on explaining and understanding how children change and grow over the course of childhood from birth through the early childhood years. These developmental theories center on various aspects of growth, including social, emotional, and cognitive development. Topics include the miracle of life, body systems, developing personality, the growing body and brain, and developing a sense of self. This class is open to anyone who works with children Please note this is a not for credit class. For personal and/or professional development. This class will not be accepted by EEC for teacher certification but is eligible for PDPs. (12 hours, 12 PDPs) $200
02/08 - 03/21     4:00pm - 6:00pm              Thursday             Professor: HOGAN-MAZZOLA
Online with Class Meeting Times
Course Number: CAR 981 75        CRN: 20292         

Child Development:  The Middle Years to Becoming an Adult
The focus will be on explaining and understanding how children change and grow over the course of childhood from the middle childhood year through the onset of adulthood. These developmental theories center on various aspects of growth, including social, emotional, and cognitive development. Topics include the growing body and brain, developing a sense of self, the process of maturation, Who am I, and becoming an adult. This class is open to anyone who works with children: Educators, Parents, Grandparents, Healthcare, First Responders, Social Workers. Please note this is a not for credit class for personal and/or professional development. This class will not be accepted by EEC for teacher certification but is eligible for PDPs. (12 hours, 12 PDPs) $200
04/04 - 05/16     4:00pm - 6:00pm              Thursday             Professor: HOGAN-MAZZOLA
Course Number: CAR 982 75        CRN: 20293

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Understanding Islam Practices
This elective course will focus on the basic introduction to the religion of Islam and practices. Through lectures, reading assignments, lively discussions, and videos, we will learn about the main five pillars of Islam, teaching of the holy book Qur’an, the life of the last Prophet Muhammad, forms of worship, food, clothing, and two main Islamic holidays celebrated around the world. Take away from this course will be to better understand Muslims, their practices, bring cultural awareness, and how to work alongside with them during the challenging times of Islamophobia.  (16.5 hours) This course is eligible for Professional Development Points (PDP) towards K-12 licensure and re-certification.  $209
02/22 - 05/02  5:30pm - 7:00pm Thursday 
Bedford Campus Building: North Academic, room 202
Course Number: CAR 964 33 CRN: 20330
Professor: KHALIFA

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Note:  On the 5 classes below, students must complete all 5 classes to qualify to earn 10 PDPs 
               

Fostering Self-Regulation
What is self-regulation and why is there so much discussion about it recently? We will look at how the COVID-19 pandemic may have interrupted the development of needed skills in some young children, as well as the importance of teaching and supporting self-regulation skills. Two self-regulation classroom curriculums will be introduced. This class is geared to K-12 educators but open to anyone guiding children through education. (2 hours) $37
02/27     4:00pm - 6:00pm              Tuesday              
Professor: HOGAN-MAZZOLA
Online with Class Meeting Times
Course Number:  CAR 983 75       CRN: 20294         

Responding to the Effects of Trauma in the Classroom: K-8
We will address the classroom social-emotional needs, as well as a look deeper at what ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) are and how that stress can become toxic and impact learning. We explore daily classroom techniques that can help children navigate stress and trauma.  This class is geared to K-8 educators but open to anyone guiding children through education. (2 hours) $37
03/05     4:00pm - 6:00pm              Tuesday              
Professor: HOGAN-MAZZOLA
Online with Class Meeting Times
Course Number: CAR 984 75        CRN: 20300         

 

Every Child: Teaching Through Equity K-8
Your background and experiences may be very different from that of the children you teach. How do you adapt your teaching to meet the needs of the children in your classroom? They say we all have a "blind spot". We will explore biases both implicit and explicit, empathy, inclusion, and equity and how we incorporate these concepts into our teaching and work with children. (2 hours, 2 PDPs). This class is geared to K-8 educators but open to anyone guiding children through education. (2 hours)  $37
03/12     4:00pm - 6:00pm              Tuesday              
Professor:           HOGAN-MAZZOLA
Online with Class Meeting Times
Course Number: CAR 985 75        CRN: 20301         

Introduction to Conscious Discipline: Preschool to Grade 2
What are some of the challenging behaviors you are dealing with as you teach? Conscious Discipline utilizes everyday events to cultivate emotional intelligence through a self-regulation program that integrates social-emotional learning and discipline. Learn what Conscious Discipline is all about and how to apply the concepts in your role as a teacher or as a parent. This class is geared preschool educators through grade 2 but open to anyone guiding children through education. (2 hours) $37
 03/19    4:00pm - 6:00pm              Tuesday              
Professor:  HOGAN-MAZZOLA
Course Number: CAR 986 75        CRN: 20302      
   

The Power of Play! Preschool to Grade 2
Research shows that there is real power in play. Through indoor and outdoor play, children develop the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills needed to thrive both now and into their future. Play is both fun and a vital way that children learn about themselves and the world around them. This class is geared for preschool educators through grade 2 but open to anyone guiding children. (2 hours) $37
03/26     4:00pm - 6:00pm              Tuesday              
Professor: HOGAN-MAZZOLA
Online with Class Meeting Times
Course Number: CAR 987 75        CRN: 20303         

 

Last Modified: 11/29/23