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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional Development for K-12 Educators

Designed by renowned educators, VESI interactive courses are convenient, superior quality courses packed with practical applications for the classroom. Earn MA PDPs in these ac- credited self-paced and user-friendly programs. You’ll have telephone access with instructors during “office hours” and email access with a guaranteed 24-hour response time. Once HCC receives your registration, we will communicate your registration to VESi. CD or Online Format Available. Specify your preferred format when you register. CD or online format (requires high speed internet access).VESi will email you a link and password to access the course(s) online or will mail you the CD. You have six months to complete the course. Once completed, you receive security access to print out documentation to mail to VESi and for your own portfolio. Once VESi submits the grade report to HCC, you receive Commonwealth of Massachusetts PDP credits within approximately 10-15 days. In addition to “Undergraduate Professional Development Level” (UPDL), VESi professional development pro- grams at the “Graduate Professional Development Level” (GPDL) are available. The GPDL requires additional writing assignments: Answer a “Critical Thinking Essay Question” (500 word min.) at end of each chapter (courses have four to six chapters) and write an essay (200 word min.) on three journal articles of your choice on topics relevant to the course. Students successfully passing the GPDL coursework receive MA PDP portfolio documentation indicating GPDL study. Writing assignments are evaluated by VESi faculty. For information, contact Community Services at (413) 552-2320 or (413) 552-2324. Virtual Education Software

UPDL

30 PDPS

GPDL

40 PDPS

Child Abuse • EDUC 005

CRN 25081 SEC 51 CRN 25082 SEC 52

Encompasses the identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse; the impact of abuse on the behavior and learning abilities of students; the responsibilities of a teacher to report or provide assistance to victims of abuse; and methods for teaching students about abuse and its prevention. Non-credit tuition: $190 (sec 51) Non-credit tuition: $251 (sec 52)

Drugs & Alcohol in Schools • EDUC 006

CRN 25083 SEC 51

UPDL

30 PDPS

CRN 25084 SEC 52

GPDL

40 PDPS

Presents a contextual framework for understanding what students may be expe- riencing through their own substance use or the impact of substance use around them. Non-credit tuition: $190 (sec 51) Non-credit tuition: $251 (sec 52)

Educational Assessment • EDUC 007

CRN 25085 SEC 51

UPDL

30 PDPS

CRN 25086 SEC 52

GPDL

40 PDPS

UPDL

30 PDPS

GPDL

40 PDPS

Advanced Classroom Mgt. • EDUC 001

CRN 25073 SEC 51

CRN 25074 SEC 52

Focuses on cognitive and cognitive-behavioral interventions with emphasis on teaching students how to change and manage their own behavior. Knowledge and understanding of traditional behavioral concepts and strategies. Non-credit tuition: $190 (sec 51) Non-credit tuition: $251 (sec 52)

Attention Deficit Disorder • EDUC 002

This course focuses on informal assessment measures in the academic and social skills areas and outlines procedures for designing or selecting, administering, and interpreting a variety of measures typically used in schools. Non-credit tuition: $190 (sec 51) Non-credit tuition: $251 (sec 52)

Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools

EDUC 008

CRN 25087 SEC 51

UPDL

CRN 25088 SEC 52

GPDL

30 PDPS 40 PDPS

UPDL

30 PDPS

GPDL

40 PDPS

CRN 25075 SEC 51

CRN 25076 SEC 52

Topics include accepted methods to assess and identify students with ADD, and current methods of treatment. Non-credit tuition: $190 (sec 51) Non-credit tuition: $251 (sec 52)

Autism & Aspergers Disorder • EDUC 003

Discusses definitions and the personal, social, and legal ramifications associated with sexual harassment, bullying, and cyber-intimidation, explore preventative strategies as well as how school staff can address these issues when they occur. Non-credit tuition: $190 (sec 51) Non-credit tuition: $251 (sec 52)

Inclusion: Working with Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms • EDUC 009

CRN 25077 SEC 51

UPDL

30 PDPS

CRN 25089 SEC 51

UPDL

30 PDPS

CRN 25078 SEC 52

GPDL

40 PDPS

CRN 25090 SEC 52

GPDL

40 PDPS

Explores the characteristics and learning styles associated with the disorder, communication weaknesses, and successful intervention strategies that enhance more appropriate behavior. Non-credit tuition: $190 (sec 51) Non-credit tuition: $251 (sec 52)

Understand concepts and terms related to educating students in inclusive class- rooms and learn about the continuum of placements school systems can use in providing special education services to students with disabilities. Non-credit tuition: $190 (sec 51) Non-credit tuition: $251 (sec 52)

Behavior is Language • EDUC 004

Infant & Toddler Mental Health • EDUC 010

CRN 25079 SEC 51

UPDL

45 PDPS

CRN 25091

SEC 51

UPDL

30 PDPS

CRN 25080 SEC 52

GPDL

55 PDPS

CRN 25092 SEC 52

GPDL

40 PDPS

Learn behavioral techniques and intervention strategies that remediate disrup- tive behaviors, reduce power struggles, increase classroom control, and reduce your workloads and burnout. Non-credit tuition: $220 (sec 51) Non-credit tuition: $268 (sec 52)

Understand and identify your role as a child care provider, educator, and early childhood professional. Includes research-based information on child develop- ment, attachment, temperament, and curriculum, and resources for teachers and parents who would like more help or information. Non-credit tuition: $190 (sec 51) Non-credit tuition: $251 (sec 52)

For more CD-based courses visit www.virtualeduc.com/holyoke

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