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 2015 to December 2015
Location: Online
Course Number: 22729

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

Participants will be trained in the National Association of School Psychologists’ PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum Workshop #1 (http://www.nasponline.org/prepare/). Participants will learn how to establish and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention and preparedness efforts with a focus on both physical and psychological safety. Emphasis is placed on the role of multidisciplinary crisis teams, and developing, exercising, and evaluating safety and crisis plans. The course is appropriate for all school personnel who need to understand how the comprehensive school crisis team is organized and functions (e.g., administrators, counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, teachers, resource officers). Lunch on your own from 12-1 each day; additional online assignments to be completed.

Date/Time: Thursday, September 17 from 7:30 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: TBD
Course Number: 22675
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

Participants will be trained in the National Association of School Psychologists’ PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum Workshop #2 (http://www.nasponline.org/prepare/). Participants 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 participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, reaffirm physical health and perceptions of safety and security, evaluate the degree of psychological trauma, provide interventions and respond to psychological needs, and examine the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts. The course is appropriate for any individual filling the role of school crisis intervention specialist (school psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, administrators, community mental health providers who provide school response).

Date/Time: Thursday, October 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 5 from 7:30 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: TBD
Course Number: 22676
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

ELP 710 Common Core: Fact, Fiction, and Application

The Common Core is one of the leading buzzwords in education, but what it actually requires of educators and leaders is often misunderstood and misconstrued by mainstream media. Through this online course we will investigate the truth and the fiction surrounding the Common Core Learning Standards. We will develop an understanding of the CCLS and the important role literacy plays across the curriculum. We will explore how, as educators and leaders, we can influence educational practice through responsible implementation of the Common Core. We will also examine the role of leaders in understanding, articulating and demonstrating the Core throughout one’s practice. This course is developed for teachers, leaders, parents and anyone else interested in learning more about common core.

Topics to be covered:

  • CCLS in the Media: Fact and fiction
  • CCLS and the role of literacy across the curriculum
  • Curriculum development and strategies aligned to the CCLS
  • The role of the school leader in CCLS implementation, practice, and reflection

Date: September 9th – October 14th, 2014 Class will meet online on Wednesdays
Location: Online
Course Number: 24372

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 Innovative Tech, Tools and Strategies: Drones, 3D Printing and Social Networks

This one-credit course provides a hands-on approach to using new and emerging technologies in secondary and post-secondary contexts. In this course, educators will consider experiential learning theories and explore, use, and develop potential in-class applications for a variety of new and emerging technologies including 3D printing, drones, voice transcription software, and social networks. The class will visit a 3D printer lab and other makerspaces.

Date: Class will be held on Wednesday, 9/16-10/14 from 4:10-6:50 p.m.
Location: Class will be taught at Erie County Community College (ECCC – North Campus)
Course Number: 10988
Instructor: Stephen Goss

LAI 752 Teaching Shakespeare through Performance

Currently, Shakespeare's name is often synonymous with antiquated and often boring texts. Yet, he is also one of the most common authors taught in both high schools and colleges. However, Shakespeare's works were on the stage before the page, thus his works were meant to be seen and experienced rather than read. This 1 credit course will utilize drama pedagogies along with other multimodal approaches to make Shakespeare more accessible for students while overcoming their Shakesfear. It will also give teachers solid foundations to utilize these methods and ideas for lessons that are adaptable to their classroom needs.

Date: 9/1, 9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/20 from 4:10-6:50 pm
Location: 560 Baldy Hall
Course Number: 10981
Instructor: Molly Barger

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 31st-September 28th, 2015
Location: Online
Course Number: 22570
Instructor: Tracey McNerney

LAI 754 The Translanguaging Classroom: Supporting Emergent Bilingual Students

Emergent bilinguals (often called English Language Learners or ELLs) are the fastest growing population in U.S. schools. In this environment of increasing linguistic diversity, teachers need deeper understandings and a broader range of practical tools for approaching their instruction – whether they are ESL teachers or not – so that their teaching is meaningful and effective and so that children know that all of their languages are valued. The work of a prominent scholar (Ofelia García), who also happens to be based in and very active in New York State, has proposed the idea of translanguaging, which refers to the natural way in which multilingual people use language. She further suggests that teaching and learning would benefit if we drew more consciously on this natural practice of multilingual people and communities. In this course, the instructors (both with experience working on the New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals that Ofelia García leads and one currently working in the Buffalo Public Schools) will first introduce the concepts of dynamic bilingualism and translanguaging, focusing especially on what translanguaging looks like in classrooms. The group will then adopt a coaching type model and use the Translanguaging Guide (a rich resource available for free online through the CUNY-NYSIEB project) to select and practice strategies that will work in the participants’ particular classroom contexts. The goal is to help participants envision and then begin creating a translanguaging classroom for themselves. All teachers (not just ESL or bilingual teachers) are invited to join the class. The only prerequisite is the desire to better address the needs of multilingual students in the classroom!

Date: Monday Evenings 10/5/15- 11/9/15 from 4:00- 6:30 p.m.
Location: Room 205 in the Gateway Building, UB Downtown
Course Number: 22654
Instructor: Erin Kearney & Mike Duffy

LAI 755 Common Core Learning Standards in the Elementary and Middle School Grades

The Common Core Learning Standards has led to dramatic and significant instructional changes in elementary and middle school classrooms across the country. Quality lessons will empower students with strategies and tools in close reading of complex text with meaningful comprehension. This course will focus on strategies teachers can employ to help their students break down barriers in deepening their understanding of domain specific vocabulary and complex texts while supporting evidenced-based claims from informational text as demonstrated in the Common Core Learning Standards.

Date: October 7 - November 11, 2015
Location: TBD
Course Number: 24579
Instructor: Annette Gervase

LAI 756 Core Practices in Culture Teaching

Culture is at the core of foreign language education as well as state and national standards, yet the specific instructional practices and routines teachers can employ to effectively create opportunities for cultural learning are little studied and rarely addressed in teacher education or professional development. Anchored in Dr. Kearney’s eight years of classroom-based research in pre-school, K-12 and university-level foreign language classrooms, this course will first present several core practices in effective culture teaching, illustrating these with video examples from the classrooms she has studied. The focus of the course will move quickly from presentation of information and analysis of others’ teaching to hands-on experimentation with these core practices through a collaborative coaching model. Participants will choose one or two of the core culture teaching practices to implement in their own teaching, will practice them in the group setting and then will prepare for and execute these instructional innovations in their own classrooms. Participants will collect information in order to analyze the impact of this implementation and to inform the design of new rounds of innovation. By the end of the course, participants will have enhanced knowledge of core practices in culture teaching as well as direct practice at implementing some of these in their own particular classroom contexts.

Date: Wednesday Evenings 10/7/15- 11/11/15 from 4-6:30 p.m.
Location: TBD
Course Number: 10987
Instructor: Erin Kearney

LAI 757 Digital Practices in Inclusive Classrooms

This course will provide educators with an understanding of seamless integration of technology in teaching and learning experiences for students with disabilities in inclusive settings. Using the Universal Design for Learning framework, educators will learn to provide access to the curriculum for students with disabilities. Educators will also learn how to meaningfully and effectively use technology to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities in order for them to achieve maximum levels of independence and participation.

Date: September 1-29, 2015
Location: Online
Course Number: 10983
Instructor: Dane Marco Di Cesare

LAI 758 Blend it, Flip It and F2F: Effectively Integrating Technology in the Blended Classroom

Increasingly students are able to learn in hybrid environments; learning takes place both online and in face to face settings. This course will explore effective strategies for blending instruction. This is an inquiry based class where teachers will investigate using a content management system to organize sequences of varying activities to effectively structure learning. Teachers will investigate best practices, share resources, and dig into the methodology of blended learning.

Date: 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28 3:30-5:30 (Blended Course 8 hours Face to Face, 7 Hours Online)
Location: Cheektowaga Central Room 254
Course Number: 22655
Instructor: Joel Malley

LIS 700 Has Your School Library Met the 21st Century?

A school library’s website is a window to the world; not only a resource for students and teachers during the school day but a mechanism for reaching parents (Board members and administrators), helping students and a tool to help you grow your leadership. In this course you will evaluate your current website and learn about resources to make it truly sparkle; spurring new programs and collaborations in your building.

Date/Time: 08/31/2015 - 10/12/2015
Location: Online
Course Number: 24550

Instructor: Since 2008, Diana Wendell has been the School Library System Director and Coordinator for the Center for Instructional Support at Madison-Oneida BOCES in Verona, New York. Prior to that time she was a school librarian for six years. Previously she held positions as a public librarian, medical librarian and academic librarian. Ms. Wendell holds a C.A.S. in Educational Leadership from SUNY Cortland, M.L.S from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in English from Syracuse University. This past year she received the 2014 Annual New York State Archives Award for Excellence in the Educational Use of Local Government Records by a Local Government. She is the Past-President of the NYS Educational Media Technology Association, and Chairs the NY School Library Systems Association's Online Resources Committee.

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: 08/31-10/12/2015
Location: Online
Course Number: 22365

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: 10/12-12/11/2015
Location: Online
Course Number: 22367

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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