College of Education

Spring 2013 Workshops


Spring 2013 session runs January 14 - April 29

For information on how to enroll in a workshop, please see our Enrollment Procedures page.

 

Spring 2013 Full Tuition

CANCELLED  Assisting Grieving Children and Families                                                     G 1 Credit         

ED 501 01 (4313)                 Limit 20                                  JH                                         
Feb. 13 & 14   and                 W, R        4:30-9:00 pm                                                        
Feb. 23                                S              8am-4:30  pm                                        Braden, Carol

This workshop will teach techniques to assist the bereaved child.  You will explore normal vs. complicated grief behavior, grief styles, why children fail academically, isolate themselves and often use disruptive behaviors in the classroom.  You will learn developmental stages, grief reactions, communication tools, group processes and the facilitator's role in companioning children in their grief.  This course offers an option for interested participants in becoming a facilitator for Brooke's Place.

Intended Audience:  Middle/Secondary, Early/Middle Childhood, Counseling

 

 

Testing: What You REALLY Need to Know!                                                     G 1 Credit

ED 501 02 (4314)                    Limit 25                                  JH
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28                     R             6 pm-9 pm             
March 7                                   R            6 pm-9 pm                                   Bender, Tricia               

Testing is an integral part of today's schools.  This course will give you an understanding of what it takes to prepare, organize, and understand testing.  We will explore what Indiana Department of Education has mandated and how it is an essential part of schools' planning and incorporation.  We will also look at college preparation testing; before, during and after the test.

Intended Audiences:  Middle/Secondary, Counseling

 

 

The Lindamood-Bell Literacy Techniques                                                  G1 Credit

ED 501 03 (4315)                   Limit 20                               JH                                                         March 9 & 23                          S              9am-5pm                                          Ring, Tasha C.

This workshop will explore some of the Lindamood-Bell research and sensory-based methods for reading, spelling, and comprehension.  Ideal for learning support educators as well as regular classroom teachers seeking additional strategies to introduce and support reading.

Intended Audience: Early/Middle Childhood, Middle/Secondary, Special Education

 

 

Advanced Counseling Theories                                                                     G 1 Credit

ED 501 05 (4316)                   Limit 15                       JH170                                                                   Jan 19,                   S              9am- 2pm
Jan 26   &               S              9am- 2pm
Feb 2                     S              9am- 2pm                                                       Olges, David

As Butler continues to progress in the development of a track for graduate students to sit for the LMHC license, there is a need to expand the knowledge base of school counselors in several key areas.  This course will introduce students to a wide variety of counseling theories and interventions suitable for clinical work with individual clients, couples, and families.

Intended Audience: Middle/Secondary, Early/Middle Childhood, Counseling

 

 

Conflict Resolution in Schools                                                                       G 1 Credit

ED 501 06 (4317)                Limit 15                   JH                                                                          
Feb 9,                      S              9am- 2pm
Feb 16   &                S              9am- 2pm
Feb 23                     S              9am- 2pm                                                   Olges, David

In any school community there is the potential for conflict.  Students may misunderstand each other. Teachers may disagree on resource allocation. Parents may diverge on how the school should be. Emotions can run high on a variety of issues. The potential for conflict exists because people have different needs, views and values. The challenge for schools, as for the wider community, is to find ways of managing conflict constructively so that those involved can learn and grow from the experience.

Intended Audience: Middle/Secondary, Early/Middle Childhood, Counseling

 

 

Assisting Grieving Children and Families                                                      G 1 Credit        

ED 501 07 (4318)              Limit 30                                                  JH                                         
April 17 & 18   and                 W, R        4:30-9:00 pm                                                        
April  27                                  S           8am-4:30 pm                                        Braden, Carol

This workshop will teach techniques to assist the bereaved child.  You will explore normal vs. complicated grief behavior, grief styles, why children fail academically, isolate themselves and often use disruptive behaviors in the classroom.  You will learn developmental stages, grief reactions, communication tools, group processes and the facilitator's role in companioning children in their grief.  This course offers an option for interested participants in becoming a facilitator for Brooke's Place.

Intended Audience:  Middle/Secondary, Early/Middle Childhood, Counseling

 

 

NEW DATES!!  Our Changing Times- Evolving Faces of Families                                                           G 1 Credit

ED 501 08 (4342)                                               Limit 25                   JH
April 13 & 27              S                              8 am- 4pm                                Anderson, Julie                       

Families today have evolved way beyond "nuclear". Few of our students live with both biological parents. Indeed, families are now made of up step-parents and step-siblings, same-sex parents, parents in prison, grandparents as primary caregivers, adoptees, and children in foster care. This workshop endeavors  to discuss the challenges these changes bring to our students and gathers practical ways to help them cope with society's attitudes  and thrive. Lecture, discussion, experiential, and self-directed exploration.

Intended Audience: Middle/Secondary, Early/Middle Childhood, Counseling

 

 

Spring 2012 Half Tuition

The Opal School Intensive Workshop in Portland, OR*                                G 3 Credits

ED 403 52 (4321)                  Limit 20                                                                                 
March 11-15                         ALL WEEK                                             Shelley, Ena; Cadwell, Louise

An in depth field experience based at Opal School of the Portland Children's Museum in Portland, OR will be the foundation of this week long, intensive course. The topics for our investigation:

• What elements, organization, curricula, environments and teaching styles produce

creative, meaningful and highly successful teaching and learning?

• Our focus will be in mathematics, literacy and students' social and emotional growth.

• Several content area books will be required reading before the course begins. The final project will be due at the end of April.
Intended Audience: Early/Middle Childhood
*Travel to Portland is required for this workshop.  Please see the webpage for more information!

To register or for more information, email Cindy Smith at clsmith@butler.edu               

 

 

The Power of Listening: Practical Skills to Resolve Conflict and Facilitate Classroom Discussion                 
                                                                                                                                                             G1Credit

ED 501 50 (4319)              Limit 40                                                                                 
Feb. 7                              R              4:30-7:30pm                               Pixey, Cassandra
                                                                                               Clowes Hall, Krannert Room

Listening is one of a teacher's most powerful tools. It encourages students to speak more clearly and authentically and empowers teachers to connect to their students with understanding and empathy. In this workshop, teachers will explore and practice both active listening (actively encouraging others to speak) and empathic listening (listening beyond the words) through theatre exercises, simulations and large and small group discussion. We will then apply these skills to resolve conflict between students. Finally, we'll use these techniques to encourage and stimulate productive classroom discussions. Join Len Mozzi, Young Audiences artist and professional trainer with 25 years of experience as a theatre professional and educator, as he offers you a unique and practical perspective on these important communication skills.

All participants  must also register with Clowes Hall by contacting Cassandra Pixey, Clowes Education Manager, by e-mail at cpixey@butler.edu or by phone at (317) 940-9942.

Intended Audience: Classroom Teachers of Grades  2-8

 

 

Lifting Together: Building Strong Writers Through Storytelling Collaborations        G1 Credit

ED 501 52 (4320)           Limit 40                                                                                
March 7                         R              4:30-7:30pm                                           Pixey, Cassandra
                                                                                                     Clowes Hall, Krannert Room

Good writing is built on strong storytelling skills. In this workshop learn how summarizing, along with comparing and contrasting, helps students approach writing with confidence. By working in pairs and small groups, experience how students can "lift together" to turn basic story elements into new creations. Professional storyteller and Young Audiences Artist Bob Sander will demonstrate each step of the process, then guide teachers as they experience the roles of student/ storytellers and teacher/facilitators.

All participants  must also register with Clowes Hall by contacting Cassandra Pixey, Clowes Education Manager, by e-mail at cpixey@butler.edu or by phone at (317) 940-9942.

Intended Audience: Classroom Teachers of Grades  3-7