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Continuing Education Credit Programs

Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy

SUMMER 2016

Select one elective concentration

EDUC 400 - Diversity and Cultural Awareness Practices in K-12 Classroom (3 credits)
Monday–Friday • July 11–15, 2016 • 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
This course is focused on understanding oneself and one’s role as an educator through a social justice lens. Teachers will gain an awareness of the systems of privilege, discrimination, power, and oppression operating in their classrooms so as to incorporate these ideas into the curricula they teach.

EDUC 432 - Children's Literature in Teaching Writing (3 credits)
Monday–Friday • July 18–22, 2016 • 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Participants will learn methods for transferring writing skills and literary devices from literature to student writing in all subject areas.

EDUC 464 - Technology and the Learning Process (3 credits)
Monday–Friday • July 25–29, 2016 • 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
This course examines and evaluates the relationship between technology-based resources for writing and learning theories.

FALL 2016

Required core courses

EDUC 452 (Section I) - Teaching Writing to Grades K-2 (3 credits)
Tuesdays • August 16–October 18, 2016 • 4:30–7:30 p.m.
The first course in the series offers techniques for teaching as a writing process, kindergarten through grade 2, including writing in the content areas and incorporating the Common Core State Standards. This course is the prerequisite for EDUC 463, 425, and 477. NOTE: Be sure to select only one section of EDUC 452.

EDUC 452 (Section II) - Teaching Writing to Grades 3-12 (3 credits)
Tuesdays • August 16–October 18, 2016 • 4:30–7:30 p.m.
The first course in the series offers techniques for teaching as a writing process, from third through twelfth grades, including writing in the content areas and incorporating the Pennsylvania Core Standards. This course is the prerequisite for EDUC 463, 425, and 477. NOTE: Be sure to select only one section of EDUC 452.

EDUC 463 - Teaching with Modern Web Technologies (3 credits)
Thursdays 4:30–7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
October 27, 29, November 10, 12, December 1, 3 and 8, 2016
The focus of this course is educational theory and practice applied to the Internet, relating content from writing theory, educational foundations, curriculum, and research. Prerequisite: EDUC 452

SPRING 2017

Required core courses

EDUC 425 - Literacy Assessment (3 credits)
Thursdays, 4:30–7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
January 5, 7, 19, 21, February 2, 4 and 9, 2017
This course emphasizes alternative literacy measures for assessing writing, specifically focusing on portfolio and performance evaluation for classroom and large scale assessment. Prerequisite: EDUC 452

EDUC 477 - Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers (3 credits)
Tuesdays • February 21–May 2, 2017 (no class 3/7 due to spring break) • 4:30–7:30 p.m
This course offers a comprehensive overview of learning problems and effective strategies for teaching K-12 students who have difficulties reading and writing. Prerequisite: EDUC 452

SUMMER 2017

Our elective courses are designed in response to emerging teacher needs across the Lehigh Valley and are subject to change. For Summer 2017 elective updates, visit the Lehigh Valley Writing Project website.

Continuing Education Non-Credit Programs

Clinical Medical Assistant Program

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9 AM - 12:30 PM, classes begin March 28, 2016

Cost: $2,399 (includes all books and supplies)

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PayTrain Fundamentals

Dates TBA. Cost: $799, which includes all course materials.

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Project Management Certificate Program

Module 1: Introduction to Project Management and Initiating the Project

Course Code: (PJMGT5016) Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 PM September 12–October 10, 2016

Module 2: Project Management: Project Planning

Course Code: (PJMGT5017) Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 PM October 17–November 14, 2016

Module 3: Project Management: Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling the Project

Course Code: (PJMGT5018) Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 PM November 21-December 19, 2016

Module 4: Project Management: Advanced Monitoring and Controlling then Closing the Project and Additional Topics

Course Code: (PJMGT5019) Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 PM January 9-February 6, 2017

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SAT Review 

Our summer sessions will begin August 1, 2016. Please check back soon for registration details.

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SHRM Learning System® for Certification Preparation 

Our fall series begins Monday, September 12, 2016.

Cost: $1,219 for early registration ($1,319 after August 31, 2016), which includes all course materials.

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Practical Nursing Program 

Structure and Function of The Human Body

Course Code: HSSCI6000

Fundamentals of Practical Nursing

Course Code: HSSCI6001L HSSCI6001C

Concepts of Basic Medical and Surgical Nursing

Care Course Code: HSSCI6002L HSSCI6002C

Nursing Care of Adults and Children

Course Code: HSSCI6003L HSSCI6003C

Nursing Care of the Adult

Course Code: HSSCI6004L HSSCI6004C

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The Arts Project

Concepts Through Illustration

Date: September 17 - December 10 Time: Th, 3 PM - 5 PM Cost: $350

Ceramics for Beginners

Date: September 17 - December 10 Time: Th, 6 PM - 8 PM Cost: $350

Beginning Jewelry and Metalwork

Date: September 15 - December 8 Time: T, 1 PM - 3 PM Cost: $350

Advanced Jewelry and Metalwork

Date: September 15 - December 8 Time: T, 10 AM - 12 PM Cost: $350

Drawing and Design Fundamentals

Date: September 16 - December 9 Time: W, 10 AM - 12 PM Cost: $350

Exploring Printmaking

Date: September 16 - December 9 Time: W, 1 PM - 3 PM Cost: $350

The Art of the Children's Book 

Date: September 17 - December 10 Time: Th, 1 PM - 3 PM Cost: $350

Acting for Film

Date: September 15 - December 8 Time: T, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Cost: $350

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Conferences, Lecture Series and Institutes 

Diverse Literacies Conference

Date: Saturday, September 28 with Pre-Conference workshop on Friday, September 27

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Six at Six Lecture Series

"Old King Coal--Then and Now": Anthracite, Mining, Immigrants, Unrest, and Unions

Schedule: Wednesdays, 6 PM, March 18, 25, April 1, 22, 29 and May 6

Cost: $59 per person, $89 for two people of the same household.

"Handprint of the Molly Maguires"

Six @ Six will take a break on April 8 and 15 to provide the opportunity for all to experience an original screenplay created by Katina Bozikis, Penn State Lehigh Valley film instructor. The screenplay will be interpreted by local actors (this is not a full production). "Handprint of the Molly Maquires" is free and open to the public.

Schedule: Wednesdays, 6 PM April 8 and 15

Cost: Free

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SAGE Lecture Series

Fall 2015 Lecture Series

Friday, September 18 Lehigh Valley Enterprises - Then and Now
Michael Krajsa, Penn State Instructor in Business will cover the evolution (and in some cases extinction) of popular Lehigh Valley products and services and will share his perspective on the future of business and industry in our area, based on current activity in the region. 

Friday, October 2 The Evolution of Photography
From the ever popular “selfie” to caves and ancient metallurgy, we will go backward in time, guided by our speaker, Christos Karfakis who is a contemporary photo-historian. This will be an intergenerational lecture, with Penn State Lehigh Valley undergraduate art students in attendance.

Friday, November 6 Enacting Racism: Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill, Character and the Constitution
Michele Ramsay, PhD, Penn State Professor, will focus on the rhetoric of Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings and how it impacted the rhetoric of Anita Hill, centering on an accusation that he had sexually harassed or engaged in unseemly behavior toward her.

Friday, December 4 The Slinky and Other Human Powered Toys
Join us for some pre-holiday fun as retired math teacher, turned entertainer, Bob Swaim will be on board to share his thoughts on this “fun and wonderful toy” along with some other eco-friendly options for playtime.

Join us at 10:30 for coffee. Lectures begin at 11 a.m. and lunch is served at noon.
Cost of each lecture, including lunch, is $20, or attend all four for $60!
SAGE lectures are held in Room 135 at our Center Valley campus,
2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, PA

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2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034-8447

Phone: 610-285-5000
Fax: 610-285-5256

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Phone: 610-841-5330
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