Penn State campuses offer summer programs for teachers

April 02, 2009

These education programs are a convenient, low-cost way for teachers to gain the professional development credits they need.


University Park, Pa. -- When school's out, it's teachers' turn to learn, and Penn State campuses throughout Pennsylvania are ready with five one-day condensed programs teachers can attend at a campus close to home. The programs offer teachers the latest knowledge and educational strategies for the classroom, while enabling them to meet their state-mandated professional development requirements. This summer's workshops, which are approved for Act 48 credits, include: Dealing with the Bullying Epidemic, Internet Safety Seminar, The Reason for the Seasons, Tips and Techniques for Dealing with Challenging Behaviors, and Computer Applications for Educators.


Summer Workshops for Educators 2009 are being offered at 13 Penn State locations: Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Lancaster, New Kensington, Northern Tier, Schuylkill, Williamsport, and Worthington Scranton.

The education programs are designed for all educators, including classroom teachers, administrative personnel and school guidance counselors, nurses and psychologists. The cost of programs is $99 at most Penn State locations.


Last summer, Kristine Breindel of Ridgway, Pa., attended two programs at Penn State DuBois and found them helpful in her roles as a developmental evaluator for the Early Intervention Program in Pennsylvania and as a reading specialist at Johnsonburg Area High School. "I have used the knowledge I gained in the Tips and Techniques for Dealing with Challenging Behaviors program with high school students," Breindel said. And after attending Dealing with the Bullying Epidemic, Breindel shared the program materials with her school district. The district is now distributing information about bullying, including the growing concern about cyber bullying, to all teachers.


For more information on workshop locations and dates, visit online.


Penn State Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) delivers professional development and continuing education programs to adult learners at locations across Pennsylvania.

CAPE, a unit of Penn State Outreach, uses Penn State's network of 24 campuses and the University's academic colleges to design master's, bachelor's and associate degree programs for adult learners in a wide range of fields, including business, education, engineering/technology, health, and justice/government. For information, visit online. Penn State Continuing and Professional Education is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education. Penn State Outreach serves more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide


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Last Updated May 06, 2010