CCPE Courses

CEP 754 School Crisis Prevention and Preparedness

This course will be modeled after the National Association of School Psychologists’ PREPaRE Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum Workshop #1. The PREPaRE (Prevent, Reaffirm, Evaluate, Provide and Respond, Examine) curriculum builds on existing personnel, resources, and programs; provides for sustainability; and can be adapted to individual school needs and size. In this course, students will learn how to establish and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention and preparedness efforts. A clear connection will be made between ongoing school safety and crisis preparedness, and emphasis will be placed on the unique needs and functions of school teams and the steps involved in developing these teams. Last, the course will also explore how to prepare for school crises by developing, exercising, and evaluation safety and crisis plans.
**6.5 hours of CE credits from NASP

Date/Time: TBD - includes a full-day (8-hour training at UB plus additional online assignments.
Location: TBD
Course Number: TBD
Additional Fee: $45 fee to cover materials cost and shipping.

Instructor: Dr. Amanda Nickerson, Associate Professor and Director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

CEP 756 School Crisis Intervention and Recovery

This course will be modeled after the National Association of School Psychologists’ PREPaRE Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum Workshop #2. The PREPaRE (Prevent, Reaffirm, Evaluate, Provide and Respond, Examine) curriculum builds on existing personnel, resources, and programs; provides for sustainability; and can be adapted to individual school needs and size. In this course, students will gain the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. This course will teach students how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, help to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students’ perceptions that they are safe and secure, evaluate the degree of psychological trauma, respond to the psychological needs of members of the schools community, and examine the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts.
**13 hours of CE credits from NASP

Date/Time: TBD - includes 2-day training (two 8-hour days), plus 1 additional online assignment.
Location: TBD
Course Number: TBD
Additional Fee: $60 fee to cover materials cost and shipping.

Instructor: Dr. Amanda Nickerson, Associate Professor and Director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

LAI 750 Globalizing the Common Core for Elementary School Students

Teachers must contend with competing priorities in the face of today’s curriculum changes. While Common Core standards in ELA and Math are at the forefront of curriculum discussions, important 21st Century Skills that foster problem-solving, collaboration, and global awareness are less well-defined in the Core at the elementary level. Providing young students with a global mindset early on helps them to gain an understanding of "other perspectives and cultures," as suggested in the Core's profile of career- and college-ready individuals. In this course, participants will explore techniques for enriching Common Core standards in reading and math with content that brings global awareness components to the elementary classroom. Course readings and discussions will set the foundation for practical experience in creating lessons that bridge content areas and integrate math, reading, and writing activities with international themes. Participants will gain knowledge of resources and methods and will create their own templates for lesson development to share with others.

Date: October 23 - November 20
Time: Tuesday, 4:10pm - 6:50pm
Location: R25 Technology
Course Number: 11133
Section: A

Instructor: Kennedy Schultz

LAI 751 Strategies for Engaging and Motivating College Students

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Course Number: 11161

Instructor: Stephen Goss

LAI 752 Strategies for Engaging Learners with the Common Core Curriculm

The goal of LAI 752 is to develop an understanding of the new Common Core Learning Standards. Participants will learn practical strategies to efficiently integrate informational reading in all content areas and maximize learning opportunities by expanding a ‘tool kit’ of knowledge. Research-based approaches will be explored though a framework of content and practice. Opportunities to reflect through reading, writing, and online discussions will be provided in this online course.

Date: TBD
Location: Online
Course Number: 11142

Instructor: Annette Gervase

LAI 753 Introduction to Online Teaching

The goal of this course is to provide an introductory foundation for teaching online.

Date: August 25 - September 26
Location: Online
Course Number: 24514

Instructor: Tracey McNerney

LAI 754 Spanish through Immersion

This course provides an immersion-style environment in which language teachers will practice Spanish language skills while reflecting on their current teaching practices.  Working collaboratively, participants will develop new skills and strategies designed to strengthen their classroom praxes.  Weekly example lessons and discussions will help teachers in the development of approaches appropriate to their students' needs and respective teaching contexts.

Date: October 20 - November 17
Time: Monday, 4:10pm - 6:50pm
Location: R25 Technology
Course Number: 24622
Section: A

Instructor: Amber Zepper

LAI 756 LOTE in Changing Times: Standards, Curriculum and Practice

In the context of standards-based changes (implementation of Common Core and refreshed national standards for foreign language education) as well as broader changes that impact the way people use and learn languages, this course is meant to provide a place for LOTE teachers to discuss how these changes might be leveraged to improve LOTE curriculum and instruction. Run in a Professional Learning Community (PLC) style, there will be flexibility for the topics that are taken up each week in addition to the elements of the course that will be pre-established. One of the anchoring elements of the course will be to look at parts of the NYS syllabus for LOTE at each meeting, with an eye to developing new ideas and new approaches for instruction that also align with new standards.

Date: October 23 - November 20
Time: Thursday, 4:10pm - 6:50pm
Location: R25 Technology
Course Number: 11159
Section: A

Instructor: Kelly Conover

LAI 757 Autism: Essential Knowledge for Educators

The goal of LAI 757 is to help educators understand Autism Spectrum Disorder, and to explore strategies for working with them in the educational environment. The following topics will be covered: definitons, etiology and prevalence, characteristics, evidence based practice, behavior management, and effective collaboration, resources and supports.

Date: August 25 - September 22
Time: Tuesday, 4:10pm - 6:50pm
Location: R25 Technology
Course Number: 11146
Section: A

Instructor: Sarah Howarth

LAI 758 LOTE and Technology

The use of technology in the Foreign Language classroom enhances the quality of instruction and experience for both instructors and students.  In this course, we will learn about the most innovative technology and Web 2.0 Tools currently available to LOTE teachers. We will employ a two-fold methodology:  direct instruction and a Professional Learning Community (PLC) style of collaboration.  Sessions will include guided practice using the tools and programs introduced as well as opportunities to actively integrate them into current lessons or create future plans for implementation.  Course readings and discussion will also play a role in examining best practices and teaching strategies. 

Date: October 23 - November 20
Time: Thursday, 4:10pm - 6:50pm
Location: R25 Technology
Course Number: 24623
Section: A

Instructor: Kate Lucia

LIS 700 Intro To Info Life Cycle

The course will cover the activities involved in managing information throughout its life e.g. information creation, acquisition, storage, retrieval, communication, use, and destruction within organizational settings.

Section A
Date: August 25 - September 26
Location: Online
Course Number: 24265

Section B
Date: September 29 - October 24
Location: Online
Course Number: 24266

Section C
Date: October 27 - November 28
Location: Online
Course Number: 24267

Instructor: Dr. Larry White, an internationally invited speaker, presenter, and author in the areas of library administration, leadership, organizational performance assessment, and competition for library service.

LIS 701 Opportunity Knocks: The School Librarian and the Common Core

School librarians have a critical role in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It is important to look at how the school librarian’s role will change because of the 12 instructional shifts embodied in the CCSS. A careful analysis of resources that are being published to help define the school librarian’s role is needed to help provide librarian’s with a cohesive vision of their place in this educational paradigm shift. Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of The School Librarian Action Brief and AASL Crosswalks, an alignment of AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and the Common Core State Standards, are a couple of the resources that will be analyzed. School librarians will develop an action plan for their educational situation that they can employ to become crucial participant in supporting teachers and students in the implementation of the CCSS.

Date/Time: August 25 - October 10
Location: Online
Course Number: 24268

Instructor: Susan Allen, Director of Libraries and Academic Technology at the Nichols School in Buffalo, NY. Susan is an adjunct for the Department of Library and Information Science at SUNY @ Buffalo and at Clarion University in PA. She is a 2001 American Memory Fellow, as well as a Mentor/Advisor of the Library of Congress conducting research on using primary resources in the k-12 classroom. Susan is also a national PBS Teacherline facilitator and works with the local PBS station on various teacher resource projects.

LIS 702 Inquiry learning and the Common Core through School Librarian and Teacher Collaboration

School librarians and teachers can help themselves and others deal with the very hard shifts in teaching that come with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Schools are embracing inquiry-based learning and eschewing the “sage on the stage” method of teaching. This change is not easy for teachers and librarians. There are many strategies for co-teaching inquiry-based learning that can help students achieve the higher level CCSS learning goals. In looking at inquiry-based learning and strategies for co- and collaborative teaching school librarians and teachers will develop a model of co-teaching inquiry-based lessons with colleagues within their specific learning environments.

Date/Time: October 13 - November 28
Location: Online
Course Number: 24270

Instructor: Susan Allen, Director of Libraries and Academic Technology at the Nichols School in Buffalo, NY. Susan is an adjunct for the Department of Library and Information Science at SUNY @ Buffalo and at Clarion University in PA. She is a 2001 American Memory Fellow, as well as a Mentor/Advisor of the Library of Congress conducting research on using primary resources in the k-12 classroom. Susan is also a national PBS Teacherline facilitator and works with the local PBS station on various teacher resource projects.

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