K-12 Educators Institute

Course registration begins: Monday, March 21, 2016

Shippensburg University has been dedicated for over 140 years to providing professional development opportunities to educators. Ship's K-12 Educators Institute is a series of short-term graduate workshop courses offered for professionals at all levels of K-12 instruction. Our wide-variety of courses are great for teachers, counselors, principals, homeschoolers and daycare professionals and are designed by Shippensburg University faculty and district/IU experts.

The courses are specifically designed for K-12 educators and graduate students with departmental approval. No undergraduate students are permitted in these courses.If you are interested in online, undergraduate credit-only courses, see complete list here.

K-12 Educators Institute offers:
  • A variety of subject areas
  • Courses for graduate credit and/or continuing education units
  • Flexible learning experiences online, on-campus, off-campus site
  • Most courses can be completed in one or two weeks

Registration

Current & Past Students

Shippensburg University encourages all students who've taken or are currently taking courses to register for K-12 Educators Institute summer course offerings. To register for summer courses: Log into the myShip portal using your Ship email address and password. If you took any K-12 Educators Institute courses last summer and do not remember your login information, please email pcde@ship.edu for assistance.

Non-Degree Students

Ship welcome individuals who are interested in taking Shippensburg University classes without being a degree-seeking student. You must meet the University’s academic requirements, which can viewed within graduate and undergrad catalogs. Interested non-degree students must complete the following, for successful enrollment into desired class:

  • Must complete the prerequisite coursework for the particular course in which they want to enroll
  • Enrolling in a class that is open and permits non-degree students

View complete guide to help you successfully registering for course on our Non-degree Student page

If you do not see a course or subject of interest, please give PCDE a call (717) 477-1502 or email us -pcde@ship.edu

K-12 Summer Course Offerings

Below is a complete list of Summer 2016 courses. Please check back periodically for course information updates.

    ART490-71 Selected Topics: Resist & Painting: Media & Methods - 3 Credits

     CRN - 41704 (Summer A)
    June 13 - 17, 2016; Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Shippensburg University, 215 & 203 Huber Art Center, Painting Studio
    Michael Campbell, MFA, Professor of Art and Design

    This course will explore the diversity of Resist techniques used with variety of painting media. The paintings generated will incorporate Resist methods to expand the language of direct and indirect painting. The student will select his or her own personal content, paint media (watercolor, acrylic, oil, tempera, or encaustic), and support(s). The student will have the option of working on other painting skills during the course. An optional day trip to art galleries in New York City or Philadelphia will be scheduled to see contemporary painting themes expressed through a variety of styles and media (Wednesday, June 15).

    An optional four-day residency program is available with this course.  This involves a four day intense class schedule with evening class hours: Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and then 6 - 10 p.m.; Wednesday 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. (optional NYC trip); and Thursday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. with an individual critique with Professor Campbell at 1 p.m.

    NOTE:  There is an additional cost for the optional trip.  A suggested materials list is mailed upon enrollment. 


    ART491-71 Selected Topics: Drawing: the Mark, Design & Intuition - 3 Credits  

    CRN - 41705 (Summer A)
    June 20 - 24, 2016; Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Shippensburg University, 215 & 203 Huber Art Center, Painting Studio
    Michael Campbell, MFA, Professor of Art and Design

    This course focuses on exploring non-traditional methods of mark making and its' placement in drawing. The Mark (medium and technique), the Design of the picture plane (Rule of Thirds), and the role of Intuition (decision making in the creative process) will be the foundation of all course drawings. Students will be encouraged to take risks while developing images of personal interest. Wet and dry, Color and Black/White drawing media will be used. The student will have the option of working on other types of drawing and their techniques during the course. An optional day trip to art galleries in New York City or Philadelphia will be scheduled to see contemporary drawing themes expressed through a variety of styles and media (Wednesday, June 22).

    An optional four-day residency program is available with this course.  This involves a four day intense class schedule with evening class hours: Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and then 6 - 10 p.m.; Wednesday 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. (optional NYC trip); and Thursday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. with an individual critique with Professor Campbell at 1 p.m.

    NOTE:  There is an additional cost for the optional trip.  A suggested materials list is mailed upon enrollment. 


    ART492-71 Selected Topics: Designing Space: Methods & Practice - 3 Credits  

    CRN - 41706 (Summer B)
    June 27 - July 1, 2016; Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Shippensburg University, 215 & 203 Huber Art Center, Painting Studio
    Michael Campbell, MFA, Professor of Art and Design

    This course focuses on methods of designing the picture plane. Students will investigate a variety of picture plane proportions and through Design rules create images with varying degrees of Space. The student will identify their own content, media, techniques, and supports for their paintings, drawings or both. The student will have the option of working on other studio skills during the course and producing other types of art. An optional day trip to art galleries in
    New York City or Philadelphia will be scheduled to see contemporary themes expressed through a variety of styles and media (Wednesday, June 29).

    An optional four-day residency program is available with this course.  This involves a four day intense class schedule with evening class hours: Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and then 6 - 10 p.m.; Wednesday 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. (optional NYC trip); and Thursday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. with an individual critique with Professor Campbell at 1 p.m.

    NOTE:  There is an additional cost for the optional trip.  A suggested materials list is mailed upon enrollment. 

    COM526-61 Emerging Mass Media Technologies - 3 Credits

    CRN - 41667 (Summer A) 
    May 16 - June 17, 2016; This course is completely online. 
    Dr. Ted Carlin, Professor, Communication/Journalism Department
    Reviews and analyzes the role of developing and future telecommunications media technologies and their implication for today's media and society.

    CSC534 Computer Security - 3 Credits

    CRN - 42595 (Summer B) 
    August 1 - August 26, 2016; Tuesday - Thursday, 5 - 9 p.m. 
    Shippensburg University, MCT162 
    Dr. Jeonghwa Lee, Associate Professor, Computer Science/Engineering Department
    Network is one of the fastest growing technologies today. In recent years, the need for education in computer security and related topics has grown dramatically and is essential. Explains how networks work and covers several topics in data communications and Internet protocols in order to discuss in-depth topics in security. Students will have a hands-on experience with these concepts. Legal and ethical issues related with security will be discussed. Prerequisite: CSC521 


    CSC561 Agile Development Techniques I - 3 Credits 

    CRN - 41713 (Summer A) 
    May 16 - June 24, 2016; Monday - Thursday, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Not meeting June 13 - 17 
    Shippensburg University, MCT162 
    Dr. Charles Girard, Assistant Professor, Computer Science/Engineering Department
    Techniques used by individual agile developers including test-driven development, design patterns, and refactoring.  Includes significant development projects in which the techniques are practiced.  Taught as an immersion course in summer.  Pre-requisite:  programming experience.



    CSC562 Agile Development Techniques I - 3 Credits  

    CRN - 42623 (Summer B) 
    July 31 - August 5, 2016; Sunday, 6 - 8 p.m. and Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
    Shippensburg University, MCT162 
    Dr. Carol Wellington, Professor, Computer Science/Engineering Department
    Techniques used by agile teams including iteration planning, configuration management, continuous integration, stand up meetings, and reflection.  Includes a significant team project in which the techniques are practiced.  Taught as an immersion course in summer. Pre-requisite:  CSC 561

    ECH540-65 Families and Early Childhood Education - 3 Credits 

    CRN - 42589 (Summer B) 
    June 27 - July 29, 2016: This course is completely online. 
    Dr. Jennifer Pyles, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department

    Examines theory and research from the area of family studies. Emphasis is on characteristics of families with young children and how early childhood practitioners can best apply this information in their work settings. Field assignments are required.


    ECH520-61 Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood - 3 Credits 

    CRN - 41698 (Summer A) 
    May 16 - June 17, 2016; This course is completely online. 
    Dr. Laureen Nelson, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department and 
    Dr. Jennifer Pyles, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department

    Examines current research and theory about social and emotional development in young children, birth through eight years. Emphasis is on classroom practices, including instruction and discipline, which facilitate healthy social and emotional development in young children. Field experiences are required.


    ECH577-61 Early Childhood Curriculum & Assessment - 3 Credits

    CRN - 41656 (Summer A) 
    May 16 - June 17, 2016; This course is completely online. 
    Dr. Laureen Nelson, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department 

    Investigates contemporary curricular issues, model programs, and appropriate forms of assessment of young children. Curriculum, teaching strategies, and program organization and evaluation decisions are analyzed from the viewpoints of current theory and research.

     

    ELP 490-71 Selected Topics: Educator in the Workplace - 3 Credits

    CRN - 41708 (Summer A)
    May 19 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Orientation meeting
    June 20 & 24 - Monday and Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    June 21 - 23 - Tuesday through Thursday Three 8 hr days in the workplace                          
    Dallastown Area Senior High School Room 116, Dallastown, PA
    Dr. Jud Stauffer


    ELP 490-75 Selected Topics: Educator in the Workplace - 3 Credits

    CRN - 42616 (Summer B)
    May 26 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Orientation Meeting
    July 11 & 15 - Monday and Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    July 12 - 14 - Tuesday through Thursday Three 8hr days in the workplace 
    Southwestern High School Room 404, Hanover, PA
    Dr. Jud Stauffer

    Course will provide experience for educators in meeting the requirements of the proposed state academic standards for career education and work. The course will provide relevant practical first-hand knowledge of business/industry workplace environment, expectations and experiences to develop ways to incorporate workplace development, interest/career selection and relevancy issues into the curriculum.


    ELP491-75 Selected Topics: Teaching Students from Diverse Family Structures - 3 Credits 

    CRN - 42617 (Summer B) 
    July 25 - July 29, 2016; Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
    Shippensburg University, Shippen Hall 200 
    Dr. Wes Wingett, Adjunct Faculty
    Participants will gather, process, and apply information focusing on educating children from diverse family structures. Information will be gathered on several types of family structures. The information will be processed and strategies will be developed for use in a variety of educational venues. Information and interventions will be based on current educational literature and the psychology of Alfred Adler focusing on equality, empathy, encouragement and empowerment in a democratic atmosphere.


    ELP517-75 Leadership in Technology & Effective Program Delivery - 3 Credits 

    CRN - 42592 (Summer B) 
    June 27 - August 5, 2016: Face-to-face with an online component 
    Face-to-face Mtgs: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
    June 28 & 30, July 12, 14, 26 & 28 
    Dixon University Center, Harrisburg PA, w/online component 
    Elaine Bergstresser, Adjunct Faculty, Educational Leadership and Special Education Department

    Designed to provide future school administrators with the requisite skill sets and conceptual knowledge needed for effective 21st century leadership. Understanding technology as a tool for learning, managing, analyzing, communicating, and collaborating is integral to successful school leadership at the classroom, building, and central office levels.  Topics explored include technology integration, digital citizenship, use of technology in systemic organization improvement, professional growth, digital culture, and visionary leadership.  In addition to developing personal philosophies regarding use of technology in teaching, learning, and leading, each student will develop a personal portfolio of resources.

    HIS502-61 Introduction to Archives - 3 Credits

    CRN - 41709 (Summer A) 
    May 16 - June 24, 2016; online with required face-to-face presentations on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 6 - 9 p.m. in Shippen Hall 340, Shippensburg University
    Dr. Steven Burg, Professor and History/Philosophy Department Chair 
    Christy Fic, Instructor, Lehman Library

    Explores the history of archives and the historical roots of modern archival practices, and the rise of the archival profession in the United States. Examines the principles and best practices in archival collection development, accessioning, appraisal, arrangement, description, and reference, including consideration of the special issues posed by electronic records and audiovisual materials. Surveys the basic principles and techniques for the preservation and conservation of archival records, including paper documents, photographs, and electronic media.  Students will investigate the different missions, audiences, and approaches used by government, church, business, labor, and educational archives.


    HIS592-71 Selected Topics: Teaching American Social & Cultural History through Experiential Learning - 3 Credits 

    CRN - 41711 (Summer A) 
    June 20 - June 24, 2016; Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Shippensburg University, Shippen Hall 340 
    Dr. David Godshalk, Professor, History/Philosophy Department 
    Dr. John Bloom, Associate Professor, History/Philosophy Department

    This course is an interactive workshop on recent scholarly trends in American history, with an emphasis on strategies for incorporating these fresh perspectives into meaningful experiential learning activities for students and the public at large. Participants will become familiar with current scholarly debates and trends in the fields of American social and cultural history. Through discussions, field trips and the close reading of primary sources, educators and scholars will analyze recent historical findings, uncover meaningful research projects, and develop new strategies for increasing student engagement in the study of history. Working together at local history sites (in Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Antietam, Harpers Ferry, and Carlisle) we will examine a variety of resources and analytical frameworks that educators can incorporate into  their lesson plans and that researchers can draw upon to enhance their scholarship. NOTE:  Field trip expenses are not included with tuition and fees.

    CNS596-75 Selected Topics: Awareness through Counseling and Spirituality - 3 Credits

    CRN - 42615 (Summer B) 
    June 27 - July 29, 2016; Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:15 - 9:15 p.m. 
    Shippensburg University, Shippen Hall 100 
    Dr. Andrew Carey, Professor, Counseling & College Student Personnel

    This course emphasizes awareness as the foundation for true change.  All counseling theories have their own framework for achieving change with clients, but they all have one element in common. All are designed to facilitate client awareness. This course capitalizes on that crucial foundation by integrating spirituality into the counseling process. True spirituality, as emphasized in this course, encourages awareness of "what is" in life rather than resisting or trying to change life circumstances. Awareness increases people's grace or ability to respond effectively to life.


    CNS596-71 Selected Topics: Integrated Care and Psychopharmacology from a Counseling Perspective - 3 Credits 

    CRN - 41707 (Summer A) 
    May 16 - July 3, 2016; Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m. (wk 1 is an online component) 
    Dixon University Center, Harrisburg, PA with an online component
    Deanna Lynn Bridge Najera, MPAS, MS, PA-C, Instructor, Counseling & College Student Personnel

    Medicine and Mental Health are becoming more closely aligned than ever before due to physical and mental health being addressed as a true single entity. The focus of this masters and post-masters course is to prepare the advanced student and assist the practicing clinician to work within the Integrated Care team serving the patient/client. Common disorders, diseases and conditions with mental health components will be described and care approaches will be discussed. A basic introduction of psychopharmacology as it relates to professional counselors will also be conducted. Students will develop and improve skills necessary to stay well-informed of the latest developments in the field of medicine as it applies to mental health. This course is for individuals who are already familiar with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV or DSM 5). This highly interactive course will be taught as a hybrid with in-class as well as on-line required attendance.


    PSY518-71 Introduction to Behavior Analysis - 3 Credits

    CRN - 41702 (Summer A) 
    May 30 - June 25, 2016: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 - 9 p.m. and every other Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
    Behavior by Design, 1 Rathton Road, York, PA 
    Dr. Kathryn Potoczak, Associate Professor, Psychology Department
    Study of applied techniques of modifying behavior and cognition. Includes stimulus control processes, reinforcement theory, modeling, extinction, desensitization, counter-conditioning, cognitive restructuring, stress inoculation training. Prerequisite: PSY500.


    PSY536-75 Behavioral Research and Ethics - 3 Credits 

    CRN - 42596 (Summer B) 
    June 25 - July 24, 2016: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 - 9 p.m. and every other Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
    Behavior by Design, 1 Rathton Road, York, PA 
    Dr. Kathryn Potoczak, Associate Professor, Psychology Department
    A study of two related topics necessary for the development of competency in developing and implementing behavioral interventions. The first is single-case research design, which is the primary research design utilized for applied research in behavior analysis as well as implementation of interventions to treat behavioral deficits and excesses in the practice of applied behavior analysis. The second topic is the code of ethics developed by the field for research in and the practice of applied behavior analysis. PREREQUISITE: PSY 518, Introduction to Behavior Analysis.


    PSY595-75 Ethics in Behavior Analysis - 3 Credits  

    CRN - 42596 (Summer B) 
    July 25 - August 20, 2016: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5 - 9 p.m. and every other Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
    Behavior by Design, 1 Rathton Road, York, PA 
    Dr. Kathryn Potoczak, Associate Professor, Psychology Department
    This course will focus on the ethical considerations necessary when undertaking behavioral assessment and treatment procedures in applied settings such as schools and group homes. The course will be a seminar, with discussion and role play of situations in which ethics must be evaluated and applied. Guidelines for conducting ethical behavioral research and the potential impact on treatment goals will also be discussed.


    SOC550-65 Leadership Theory and Practice - 3 Credits

    CRN - 42605 (Summer B)
    June 27 - August 5, 2015: This course is completely online. 
    Dr. Barbara Denison, Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology Department
    Overview of theories of leadership historical and contemporary. Emphasis will be on application of theories in pragmatic situations to promote system goals. Understanding of variations in effective leadership models across diverse cultures and subcultures is discussed.


    SOC560-61 Leadership Change and Innovation - 3 Credits  

    CRN - 41152 (Summer A)
    May 18 - June 26, 2015: This course is completely online. 
    Dr. Chad Kimmel, Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology Department
    Analysis of leaders as agents of social change. Leadership characteristics and strategies that have changed the world will be identified through a diverse set of case studies.


    SOC570-65 Applied Organizational and Leadership Analysis - 3 Credits

    CRN - 42588 and 42589 (Summer B)
    June 27 - August 5, 2015: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 9:30 p.m.
    This course is video-conferenced.  CRN42588 meets in GRH006 and CRN42589 meets at Dixon University Center in Harrisburg.
    Dr. Barbara Denison, Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology Department
    Part of capstone experience that will prepare students to conduct an organizational and leadership analysis during their concurrent internship experience. Students will develop a design for their analysis, present and discuss their designs with other students, meet during their internship to discuss their progress, and present their conclusions. Prerequisites: SOC550, SOC560, PLS501, and PLS601.

    ONLE550-65 Introduction to Teaching Online - 3 credits 

    CRN - 42587 (Summer B) 
    June 27 - July 29, 2016: This course is completely online.
    Dr. Christine Royce, Professor and Department Chair, Teacher Education Department

    Introduction to Teaching in an Online Environment will provide the foundational information for online instruction. Three main topics will be featured within this particular course and focus on an in-depth examination of online learning and environments; the theoretical research and best practices associated with online instruction; and the logistics associated with course instruction and development. Learners will engage in examining how current educational learning theory can be utilized in online and blended environments.

    SPN520-71 Hispanic Fiction - 3 credits 

    CRN - 41712 (Summer A) 
    June 13 - July 8, 2015; Monday - Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 
    Shippensburg University, Shippen Hall 370 
    Dr. Ana Morana, Associate Professor, Modern Languages Department
    Provides experience in facilitating children's literacy development in a clinical setting with guidance and support from university faculty. Assessment/instructional strategies are practiced and discussed as a means of building insights about literacy processes and individual developmental needs. Prerequisite: RDG532. 

    TCH491-71 Selected Topics: Supportive Learning Environments in the Elementary School - 3 credits 

    CRN - TBD (Summer A) 
    Dates and location to be determined 
    Dr. Rebecca Blahus, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department
    The learning environment of a classroom can impact relationships, instruction, learning and engagement.  How can teachers meet common core and assessment requirements while still meeting the developmental needs of the learners?  Our choices and decisions as teachers should consider ways to create and maintain a learning environment that meets state requirements and addresses learner needs at the same time.  We will review differentiation, management, classroom design, student ownership/responsibilities and schedules as possible tools to create a supportive environment.


    TCH546-61 Teaching Science in the Elementary School - 3 Credits 

    CRN - 41655 (Summer A) 
    May 16 - June 17, 2016:  This course is completely online. 
    Dr. Christine Royce, Professor and Department Chair, Teacher Education Department
    Explores a variety of strategies and techniques for effective N-8 science teaching. An understanding of related science principles is interwoven with practical applications for the classroom. Science curriculum construction and analysis is an emphasis. Science, technological, and societal connections are considered.


    TCH600-61 Elements of Research - 3 Credits 

    CRN - 41677 (Summer A) 
    May 16 - June 17, 2016: This course is completely online. 
    Dr. Christine Royce, Professor and Department Chair, Teacher Education Department
    Includes a study of the nature and types of research, the selection of appropriate research topics, research techniques including simple statistics, the use of the library resources in research and the systematic collection, evaluation and presentation of research data. Students are guided in developing an action research project in the area of elementary education. 


    TCH600-21 Elements of Research - 3 Credits

    CRN - 42607 (Summer B) 
    June 25 - July 24, 2016; Monday - Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
    Dr. Andrea Malmont, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department

    Includes a study of the nature and types of research, the selection of appropriate research topics, research techniques including simple statistics, the use of the library resources in research and the systematic collection, evaluation and presentation of research data. Students are guided in developing an action research project in the area of elementary education.


    TCH620-65 Curricular Decision Planning: Standards, Assessment & Accountability - 3 Credits 

    CRN - 42585 (Summer B) 
    June 27 - July 29, 2016: This course is completely online. 
    Dr. Christine Royce, Professor and Department Chair, Teacher Education Department

    Curricular Decision Planning: Standards, Assessment & Accountability examines the different attributes, best practices, approaches and resources for curricular design, improvement, decision making, as well as utilization of data for classroom and school wide instruction and accountability. Pennsylvania's Standards Aligned System (SAS), Common Core Standards, Alternative Academic Standards and other state and national guiding documents will be used as the basis for investigating how curricular planning, assessment, accountability and student learning performance are interconnected. In addition to foundational research in curriculum, students will also utilize the SAS portal to focus on integrating the components of Standards, Assessments, Curriculum Framework, Instruction, Materials and Resources, and Safe and Supportive Schools. This course meets the requirements for conversion to Level II Certification. 


    RDG413-11 Teaching Reading to English Language Learners - 3 credits 

    CRN - 41691 (Summer A) 
    May 18 - June 23, 2016; Tuesdays & Thursdays; 6 - 9:15 p.m. 
    Shippensburg University, Shippen Hall 200 
    Dr. Christopher Keyes, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department

    Designed to address teaching reading and writing to the English language learner in a non-ESL classroom; address the concerns of teachers who encounter students in their classrooms who are learning English; explore theories about first-and second-language acquisition; introduce classroom best practices in literacy as they relate to learners of English; and support teachers in developing an understanding of the basic principles of teaching and assessing English language learners with practical suggestions for assisting students in learning to cope in their new culture. Course is reserved for reading minors and master's of reading students.   


    RDG528-11 Foundations of Literacy Development - 3 credits 

    CRN - 41685 (Summer A) 
    June 6 - July 1, 2016; Monday - Friday, 1 - 3 p.m. 
    Shippensburg University, Shippen Hall 200 
    Dr. Lynn Baynum, Associate Professor, Teacher Education Department

    Provides a comprehensive overview of factors related to literacy development and explores the implications of knowledge about the reading/writing process for effective instruction. Topics considered include such areas as: research knowledge about literacy processes, early literacy experiences, comprehension, vocabulary/concept development, word identification, literature for reading instruction, microcomputers and literacy, instructional materials, classroom organization for effective literacy instruction, and strategies for instruction/assessment in reading. 


    RDG533-11 Advanced Diagnosis and Assessment in Reading - 3 credits 

    CRN - 41689 (Summer A) 
    June 6 - July 1, 2016; Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 
    Shippensburg University, Shippen Hall 230 
    Dr. Cheryl Slattery, Associate Professor, Teacher Education Department

    Further examines issues introduced in RDG532 with emphasis upon refining and expanding expertise in observation of literacy development. Preparation of a clinical case report required. Other topics investigated include: current issues in literacy assessment, new strategies for assessment, organizing classrooms for optimal diagnosis and instruction, recent literature by reading researchers with implications for assessment. Prerequisite: RDG532.


    RDG534-11 Laboratory Practicum in Reading - 3 credits 

    CRN - 41690 (Summer A) 
    June 6 - July 1, 2016; Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - noon 
    Shippensburg University, Shippen Hall 230 
    Dr. Cheryl Slattery, Associate Professor, Teacher Education Department

    Provides experience in facilitating children's literacy development in a clinical setting with guidance and support from university faculty. Assessment/instructional strategies are practiced and discussed as a means of building insights about literacy processes and individual developmental needs. Prerequisite: RDG532. 


    RDG537-65 Brain Based Strategies - 3 credits 

    CRN - 41699 (Summer A) 
    May 16 - June 24, 2016. This is an online course with one f2f mtg and synchronous online mtgs from 5:30 - 9 p.m. on June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, July 7, 12 and 14.. 
    Dr. Janet Bufalino, Associate Professor, Teacher Education Department

    Focuses on differentiating reading and writing instruction within various settings, including supplemental and classroom, for meeting the needs of struggling learners. Includes techniques for using intervention team meetings to select appropriate services, collaborating with teachers across intervention programs, and using assessment to monitor learner's progress.