This course addresses the following key concepts: attendance concerns, residency issues, custody of students, students experiencing homelessness, students needing to enroll under kinship care, hardship and other legal issues.
This course is a practical, user-friendly discussion of school legal issues that will apply to educators. Landmark cases are reviewed to increase the level of understanding. Student and educator rights and responsibilities are analyzed.
This course explores imaginative ways of making school a more inclusive and accepting place. Cultural attitudes and principles that affect how educators and students relate to one another are examined. Internalized beliefs, public policy and values will be scrutinized.
This course explores the nature and extent of juvenile delinquency. Creative solutions that aid in treatment and prevention of juvenile delinquency are analyzed. The course also examines current successful delinquency prevention programs.
This course reviews the physical, cognitive, social, and psychological aspects of adolescence from a developmental point of view. Theory of child development is explored and applied in easy to understand terms. Educators will review and analyze the ways in which adolescents interact within the school and within community settings.
This course focuses on current research regarding student evaluation. Several different forms of assessment will be discussed. High stakes testing, portfolios, school interviews and alternatives will be reviewed.
This course will examine the social/emotional and academic needs of students with cognitive disabilities. Federal Laws and policies will be reviewed. Management strategies, social skill development and academic modifications will be discussed.