King's College has created the Professional Development Center to give K-12 teachers opportunities for meaningful professional development, with convenient scheduling formats and affordable tuition. PDC classes are three-credit non-degree graduate-level courses offered by experienced instructors on the main campus of King's College (unless otherwise noted).
• Tuition is $736 per course
For more information on courses or to register, e-mail email@example.com or call King's College at (570) 208-5991.
Educ 5944 – Content Connections. Literacy instruction is the responsibility of all educators and it is important for teachers to connect literacy and learning across the curriculum. Participants will familiarize themselves with the PA Core and ELA Standards. They will deepen their repertoire of vocabulary acquisition activities, review methods to activate prior knowledge, and examine ways they can incorporate writing into their lessons. Teachers will research instructional practices and strategies to engage and motivate students with their content area texts. This course will be taught by Jane Mencer, a second grade teacher and reading specialist at the Freeland Elementary/Middle School. (3 credits)
Educ 6027 – Hybrid Learning Model: Differentiation with Practical Application. This course will give educators the necessary tools to implement a true model of differentiation. Teachers will learn how to teach in a station rotation model that is flexible and allows for enrichment and remediation. This Hybrid Learning Model incorporates three models of instruction – independent, collaborative, and direction instruction groups. An in-depth analysis and application model will be critical components of this course. This course will be taught by Phil Latella, the principal of the Hazleton Area School District's Early Learning Center.
Educ 6028 – the Flipped Classroom: How to Become a Facilitator and Not a Lecturer. The emphasis of this course is learning how to be the facilitator of learning in the flipped classroom approach. The focus will be on instructional methods to engage students so that they drive their own instruction. Adapting lessons for advanced as well as Special Education and English Language Learners will be included. This course will be taught by Sean McLaughlin, Social Studies instructor Wilkes Barre Area STEM Academy.
Educ 6030 – Opioid Awareness for Educators. Opioid addiction and death as a result, have risen to epidemic portions locally and nationally. This course is designed increase educators' knowledge and awareness of opioid abuse and its prevention. The root causes, warning signs, policies and techniques relating to students who may be struggling with opioid use will be explored. The instructors are Joe DeLucca, Director of Federal, State, and Nonpublic for the Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 and Jason Harlen, CEO of Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services.
The Professional Development Center is a collaborative effort with the Education Department and the Graduate Division at King's College, together with teachers and administrators at schools within the Wyoming Valley.