CCPE Courses

CEP 752 Bullying Prevention and Intervention

This course will provide an overview of the different types of bullying (physical, verbal, relational, and cyberbullying) with a focus on children and adolescents. The short- and long-term impact of bullying for those involved as perpetrators, targets, and bystanders will be discussed. Participants will develop the knowledge, skills, and practical tools to work to prevent and intervene with this complex issue at the individual, group, school, family, and community levels.

Date: August 25 – December 5 (Students will engage in different online modules during the semester).
Location: Online
Course Number: 24710

Instructor: Kathleen P. Allen, Ph.D. is the Training and Evaluation Specialist for the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention. She has over 30 years of experience in education as a high school teacher, consultant, and a trainer. She has conducted and published research on bullying in schools and adolescent social drama.

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: Thursday, September 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (plus additional online assignments). Note: Students will have approximately one month after the workshop to complete the additional online assignments.
Location: 508 Cooke Hall, UB North Campus
Course Number: 24645
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: Thursday, October 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (in addition to one online assignment). Note: Students will have approximately one month after the workshop to complete the additional online assignment.
Location: 508 Cooke Hall, UB North Campus
Course Number: 24646
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

CEP 757 Supervising Counselors in Training

This is a course intended for supervisors of counselors-in-training. Participants in this course will explore the issues associated with supervising counselors-in-training. This course will provide you with critical thinking skills related to important decision making when supervising counselors-in-training. Information will be provided regarding ethical codes, supervision models, as well as tips for supervising counselors-in-training and ways to intervene with counselors-in-training who experience challenges or are struggling in their placement. This course is should be taken by those who are currently supervising counselors-in-training or plan on supervising in the near future.

Date/Time: August 25 - December 2
Location: Online
Course Number: 24799

Instructor: Monica Romeo, LMHC

ELP 710 The Common Core Learning Standards: Building Understanding and Capacity through Leadership and Literacy

It is impossible to turn on the news, read the paper, or listen to public radio without hearing the phrase “Common Core”? Based on many interpretations, it is what is right and what is wrong with public education. It is the reason students return home from school crying and why the comedian, Louis C.K., is struggling with 3rd grade math. It causes test anxiety disorders and early retirement. But what does it mean?

In this online 1-credit course, The Common Core Learning Standards: Building Understanding and Capacity through Leadership and Literacy, we will:

  • Explore the truth and fiction behind interpretations of the Core.
  • Discover what the Common Core Learning standards entail for students, teachers, district leaders and members of the school community.
  • Identify how the Core aims to improve literacy across the curriculum.
  • Understand what Common Core learning may look like in a classroom.
  • Find ways our new knowledge of the Core can be used to better inform educational leadership and overall understanding about the CCLS.

Date: Starts Tuesday, September 9 and will "meet" online every 2 weeks (9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4)
Location: Online
Course Number: 24788

Instructor: Katy Berner-Wallen is an English Instructor and Staff Developer with over 10 years of experience. She has a BA in English Literature (2000), an MS in Secondary Education (2003) and an Ed.M. in Educational Administration (2014).

LAI 751 Strategies for Engaging and Motivating College Students

Participants in this course will develop, create, and expand upon creative ideas, integrating them into lessons to engage and motivate their students in new ways. Essential issues in this course include strategies for active student engagement, how students learn best, learning goals and outcomes, creating environments for student-centered, constructivist instruction, using technologies wisely, constructing active learning tasks, integrating learning activities and evaluations, and creating authentic assessments. This is a course on teaching practice that is grounded in the most current research and theory.

Date: Wednesdays, October 1 – November 26
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Erie Community College North Campus: Room B201b
Course Number: 11161

Instructor: Stephen Goss

LAI 752 Strategies for Engaging Learners with the Common Core Curriculum

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: August 25 – December 5
Location: Online
Course Number: 11142

Instructor: Annette Gervase

LAI 753 Introduction to Online Teaching

Online learning has exploded in popularity within the past decade and has had a major impact on the entire field of education. This four-week course is designed to assist those interested in teaching online by providing foundational knowledge in developing fully online courses. Students will learn to recognize best practices in pedagogy, evaluation, and design and will be able to apply these concepts in the development of their own online course.

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: Mondays, October 20 – November 17
Time: 4:10 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.
Location: 148 Park
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: Thursdays, October 23 – November 20
Time: 4:10 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.
Location: 88 Alumni Hall
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: Tuesday, August 25 – September 22
Time: 4:10 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.
Location: 152 Park
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: Thursdays, October 23 – November 20
Time: 4:10 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.
Location: 90 Alumni
Course Number: 24623
Section: A

Instructor: Kate Lucia

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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