Newman University Workshops

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2014 Summer Workshops

Learn a lot, save money, have fun and get it done with Newman!

Whatever your learning desire and re-licensure needs, Newman has something for you this summer at an affordable price of only $120 per credit hour for both the workshop and the college credit! We are pleased to offer the first Newman University Summer Workshop Schedule! We have many courses offered based on teacher input from a survey distributed to districts. Our schedule includes:

  • Some fully online courses
  • Many blended courses with some synchronous time with the instructor followed by application on your own (asynchronous) in the online format!
  • Not close to campus? Many courses offer choice of ITV for outreach sites OR the option of coming in by your computer webcam from your own home!
  • Several face-to-face courses on the Newman Wichita Campus

 

You will want to save your seat quickly because there has been a lot of interest!

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(1) May 27 - June 6 | EDUC 6992D | Navigating the Digital World: Social Media (2 Credit Hours=$240)

Delivery: Online (Moodle)

Class Time: Online
Instructor: Kay Tibbs, KASB Director of Technology
Location: Online
Audience: All Grades
Standards: Reading and Writing Anchor Standards
Required Text: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World (Vaynerchuk, 2013) approx $12 on Amazon

Description: In the two hour course you will explore a variety of social media venues: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc. We will discuss the pros and cons of each, then find examples of how they are being used in education. We will discuss the what, why and how of getting social media allowed and how to address the issues faced in districts that use social media and those that block their use. Participants will create a plan to implement and either a policy for their district, school or classroom on using social media for learning or a site to be used in the classroom.

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(2) May 27 - June 9 | EDUC 6991Y | Putting MTSS to Work for Kids (1 Credit Hour=$120)

Delivery: Face to Face Garden City or Webcam

Class Time: May 27, 28, 29 (12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Instructor: Kari Otero, MS.Ed, USD #457 Literacy Coach
Location: Florence Wilson Elementary School, 1709 Labrador, Garden City
Audience: Grades Prek-5
Required Text: Required Materials: Copy or download: MTSS Collaborative Team Reading Workbook http://kansasmtss.org/all/Implementation/Collaborative%20Team%20Workbook%20-%20Reading.pdf

Description: This course will help you develop an understanding of MTSS including the definition, purpose, and rationale, and also help you become familiar with the a) Structuring Guide, b) Collaborative Reading Workbook, and c) the Building Leadership Guide. Learn to analyze data using universal screeners and quadrant sorts to determine next steps for core instruction and intervention! You'll also come away with a plan to provide interventions for students falling below target, and knowledge of how to analyze progress monitoring data to determine effectiveness of interventions. You can join this class from anywhere if you have a webcam! Materials: Copy or download: MTSS Collaborative Team Reading Workbook

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(3) June 2 - June 27 | EDUC 6992C | What Are Your Students Reading? Young Adult Fiction (2 Credit Hours=$240)

Delivery: Online (Blackboard)

Class Time: Online
Instructor: Robyn Hill, MS.Ed., NU Adjunct Instructor of History
Location: Online
Audience: Grades 9-12
Standards: ELA 2:Reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational; and 3. Regular practice with complex text and its academic language
Required Text: Required Materials: Divergent (Veronica Roth); Clockwork Angel (Cassandra Clare); Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher), and The Book Thief (Markus Zusak) (used on Amazon approx. $20-25 total)

Description: In this online workshop, you learn the major works of young adult fiction that are most popular today, and why students are reading them, including Suzanne Collins, J.K. Rowling, and Veronica Roth. By getting to know what students are reading and why, you’ll be better able to relate to students, encourage reading, and incorporate more cross-curriculum collaboration using the research and writing of fiction.

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(4) June 2 - June 9 | EDUC 6992B | Forget Surfing! Take TIME to Dive Deep into COOL Websites! (2 Credit Hours=$240)

Delivery: Face-to-Face Wichita or ITV or Webcam

Class Time: June 2 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Instructor: John Speer,Valley Center USD #262 Teacher (former Radio Broadcaster) & Dr. Gina Marx, NU Graduate Education Program Director
Location: DeMattias Hall Room 185
Audience: All Grades
Required Text: Bring your laptop!

Description: Tired of never getting the TIME to actually learn new websites or how to use some of the cool new apps and tech tools? Join John and Gina to learn some exciting, cool websites and apps, and actually have time to integrate them into your classroom lessons! No matter what you teach, we will have something for you to take back to class and use!. This class is designed to help teachers utilize websites and apps that can be a springboard to project based learning. We will also discuss classroom uses for social media sites like Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, AskFM, WhatsAPP, Twitter, etc. Learn what is hot and what is not. We will use a blended model for class, meeting for a full day, then working the remainder of the time at your own pace online with Moodle, team collaboration, and one-on-one mentoring as needed.

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(5) June 2 - June 9 | EDUC 6991S | Cross Cultural Strategies for Effective Classroom Management (1 Credit Hour=$120)

Delivery: Face-to-Face Wichita or Webcam

Class Time: June 2 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) & June 3 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Instructor: Teresa Raehpour, MA.Comm., Director of Adult and Continuing Studies/Communication Instructor
Location: McNeill Hall Room 40
Audience: All Grades

Description: According to the Brookings Institute (2010), the population in the US of foreign born people has increased nearly 20 million since 1990. As educators encounter increasing cultural differences in the classroom, communication management will be critical to an effective learning environment. Join your enthusiastic instructor to have fun and learn: a) instructional strategies and principles of cross cultural communication, b) the influential role culture plays in the communication process among students and educators, and c) practical and effective theoretical communication methodologies designed to improve classroom management and cross cultural student integration.

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(6) June 2 - July 18 | EDUC 6993A | Thriving Instead of Surviving! Stress Management for Teachers (3 Credit Hours=$360)

Delivery: Online (Moodle)

Class Time: Online
Instructor: Penny Schuckman, MS.Ed., Learning Center Director, Haysville USD 261
Location: Online
Audience: All Grades
Standards: Educator as a Reflective and Growing Practicioner
Required Text: Required Materials: Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being (Brian Luke Seaward) Amazon used any (version 2005-2013) $5-$10

Description: Everyone is on overload. That is why this online course focuses on the application of stress reducing and coping strategies to enable us to thrive and not just survive! Come and explore the effects of stress on the human body and learn the enjoyment that comes from the ability to manage stress effectively through techniques for coping with and reducing stress. Hans Selye said it best, 'I cannot and should not be cured of my stress, but merely taught to enjoy it!' This course will help you in all facets of your life!

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(7) June 6 - June 7 | EDUC 6991AE | Literacy Work Stations in the PreK-5 Classroom (1 Credit Hour=$120)

Delivery: Face-to-Face Wichita or Webcam

Class Time: June 6 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm) June 7 (8:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Instructor: Joan Purkey Pippett, MS. Ed. , Newman Assistant Professor
Location: McNeill Hall Room 30
Audience: Grades PreK-5
Required Text: Bring $10 for presenter supplies

Description: Materials and activities will be presented on Debbie Dillars' Literacy Stations including how to organize a Literacy Station, materials for a Literacy stations, and how to continue Literacy Stations throughout the year!

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(8) June 7 - June 28 | EDUC 6991B | What the Founding Fathers Fought About (1 Credit Hour=$120)

Delivery: Face-to-Face Wichita

Class Time: June 7, 14, 21, 28 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Instructor: Dr. Micahel Austin, Newman Univeristy Provost
Location: Eck Hall Room 124
Audience: Grades 9-12
Required Text: Required Materials: That's Not What They Meant (Austin, 2012) Amazon $14

Description: Join Dr. Austin four Saturday mornings in June in this fascinating face-to-face workshop to examine the debates and disagreements that formed America, beginning with the Constitutional Convention, and including debates over religious freedom, taxation, the role of state governments and the judiciary. Students will read primary and secondary documents relating to these debates. Dr. Austin was a featured speaker on CSPAN discussing the content of this book

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(9) June 16 - June 23 | EDUC 6991F | Helping Students Learn to Play the Game of 'School' (1 Credit Hour=$120)

Delivery: Face-to-Face Wichita or Webcam

Class Time: June 16 & 17 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Instructor: Joan Hearne, MS.Ed., NU Adjunct Faculty/Leadership Coach and Consultant
Location: McNeill Hall Room 40
Audience: Grades 3-8

Description: Often our most challenging students just have not learned to play the game called School. In this workshop, a virtual Boot Camp for the new recruit teacher or the veteran teacher, you will: a) learn to build a successful team, b) learn how to magnify the successes of each student both academically and socially, c) learn tips for ‘winning the game’, d) learn research on effective practice, e) learn the rules of the game, f) learn expectations for every play of a winning team, and g) learn identification of attributes that turn the low achiever into a home run hitter. Join in and turn your team around by playing this game of SCHOOL! Optional book "What Great Teachers Do Differently" (Whittaker, 2004)

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(10) June 20 - June 21 | EDUC 6991G | When a Smart Child Has Trouble Learning (1 Credit Hour=$120)

Delivery: Face-to-Face Wichita

Class Time: June 20 (5:00 pm - 9:00 pm) June 21 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Instructor: Dr. Kevin Cline, Optometrist
Location: McNeill Hall Room 40
Audience: All Grades (OT's, PT's, Reading Specialists, LD teachers)

Description: As a former teacher and now optometrist, Dr. Kevin Cline will help you gain insight into hidden eye problems that block learning. You will learn how to identify students who have a potential vision problem that may be interfering with learning. Come and experience: recorded videos of students with vision problems and hands on demonstrations. Learn tools you can take back to the classroom to help identify students with hidden eye problems.

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(11) June 20 - June 21 | EDUC 6991AD | Mathematics Work Stations in the PreK-5 Classroom (1 Credit Hour=$120)

Delivery: Face-to-Face Wichita or Webcam

Class Time: June 20 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm) June 21 (8:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Instructor: Joan Purkey Pippett, MS. Ed. , Newman Assistant Professor
Location: McNeill Hall Room 30
Audience: Grades PreK-5
Required Text: Bring $10 for presenter supplies

Description: This workshop is based on the book entitled " Math Work Stations" by Debbie Diller and Joan will lead teacher sin how to set up a Math Workshop, math activities, and how to keep math stations running all year! Joan is also a trainer for KSDE Mathematics Common Core trainer.

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(12) June 23 - June 26 | EDUC 6991H | Structure for Fewer Classroom Disruptions (1 Credit Hour=$120)

Delivery: Face-to-Face Wichita or Webcam

Class Time: June 23, 24, 25, 26 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Instructor: Penny Niedens, MS. Ed., USD #259 Wichia Behavior Specialist/Special Education Instructor
Location: McNeill Hall Room 40
Audience: Grades 3-8

Description: This course will help you learn how to provide a high level of structure within the classroom to minimize behaviors that disrupt the learning process. You will learn how to utilize these high levels of structure during direct instruction, partner work, group work and independent work. This course will also address effective seating arrangements, class routines, and class-wide discipline systems that will allow for fewer opportunities for disruptions.

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(13) June 24 - June 30 | EDUC 6991X | Student Motivation: A Practical Look at Theory and Practice (1 Credit Hour=$120)

Delivery: Face-to-Face Wichita or ITV or Webcam

Class Time: June 24 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Instructor: Janice Buselt, MS.Ed., Newman Reading Specialist Adjunct Faculty Member
Location: DeMattias Hall Room 186
Audience: All Grades

Description: One of the biggest challenges some teachers face is getting students to give their best effort day in and day out. In this course with Janice Buselt, NU Reading Specialist adjunct faculty, you will learn: a) a little about motivational theory from multiple experts, and b) discover strategies to move students from a mindset of learned helplessness to academic perseverance and increased achievement! We will examine how students' perceptions of intelligence impacts their attitudes towards effort and learning.

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(14) June 24 - July 11 | EDUC 6991I | Chemical Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1 Credit Hour=$120)

Delivery: Face-to-Face Wichita & Online (Blackboard)

Class Time: June 24 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Instructor: Dr. Ryan Huschka, NU Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Location: Heimerman Science Center, Room 128
Audience: Grades 9-12
Standards: Next Generation Science

Description: Do you like Sherlock Holmes, science, and/or solving mysteries? Do you want to capture your student’s interest while teaching them important chemistry concepts? In each Sherlock Holmes chemical adventure, You will be presented with a mystery and the class will work together to perform lab experiments and ultimately solve the crime. We will cover chemical concepts including: scientific observation, reasoning skills, laboratory and scientific practices, qualitative chemical analysis, stoichiometry calculations, descriptive chemistry, forensics, metallurgy, and gravimetric analysis! Educators will leave from this class with ready-to-go lessons and laboratory experiments that align with the “Next Generation Science Standards”.

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(15) July 10 - July 18 | EDUC 6991U | Nonverbal Strategies for Improved Classroom Management (1 Credit Hour=$120)

Delivery: Face-to-Face Wichita or ITV or Webcam

Class Time: July 10 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) & July 11 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Instructor: Teresa Raehpour, MA.Comm., NU Director of Adult and Continuing Studies/Instructor of Communication
Location: DeMattias Hall Room 186
Audience: All Grades

Description: What you do speaks so loudly I can not hear what you say' (Ralph Waldo Emerson) How often do you stop to consider what you are really communicating? Most people do not realize that 93% of our message content is communicated through our body language and vocal cues. Only 7% of our communication is actually from words. So, how does this effect the classroom learning environment? Join NU Communications Instructor Teresa Raehpour, in this highly energetic workshop where you will: a) discover basic principles of nonverbal communication, b) individualy (or a group) go on an entertaining off-site undercover research field trip, c) conclude by synthesizing these nonverbal principles to develop even more effective classroom management strategies! Teresa Raehpour is a NU Communications Instructor.

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(16) July 17 - July 28 | EDUC 6991J | Activities and Techniques for Teaching Chemistry Standards (1 Credit Hour=$120)

Delivery: Face-to-Face Wichita & Online (Blackboard)

Class Time: July 17 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Instructor: Alan Oberley, NU Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Location: Heimerman Science Center Room 111
Audience: Grades 9-12
Standards: Gr 9-12: PS1-1, 3-6; Gr 6-8: PS1-1, 4.6

Description: This course is designed to help teachers develop strategies to teach the basic chemistry concepts for the current standards. Emphasis will be made both on a deeper understanding of the underlying principles and on practical methods to teach these principles, including hands on activities and labs! Main topics will include periodic properties of elements, including electron arrangements, bonding, thermochemistry, equilibrium and kinetics. Emphasis will be on teaching methods, activities and labs. You will be required to develop one lesson plan which will be shared with the class. Alan Oberley was secondary Science teacher for 16 years.

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(17) July 21 - July 24 | EDUC 6991K | Classroom Discipline with Confidence (1 Credit Hour=$120)

Delivery: Face-to-Face Wichita or Webcam

Class Time: July 21, 22, 23, 24 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Instructor: Penny Niedens, MS. Ed., USD #259 Wichia Behavior Specialist/Special Education Instructor
Location: McNeill Hall Room 40
Audience: All Grades

Description: This course examines the primary reasons behind behaviors, and provides tools for learning how to address misbehaviors that occur in the classroom. This class will include development of strategies and a compilation of resources to provide you immediate assistance. Strategies developed will be dependent on your understanding the reasons for the behavior, so you can then be able to develop an appropriate approach to respond effectively.

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