Educators (Act 48)
Educators (Act 48)
We are now an Act 48 Provider. Please visit the ed2go website for a complete list of classes.
To receive Act 48 hours for credit or non-credit courses, please email email@example.com.
Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Act 48 Guidelines
Please note that all Act 48 hours will be issued in alignment with the PA Department of Education's Act 48 guidelines.
(Credit: education.pa.gov for use of this information) For a complete listing of the Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
Adult Mental Health First Aid Training WSMCE 9036 C01-C02
C02 7/20 9:00am - 3:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm
You will l learn how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 16 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, addiction and how to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose. Participants will receive a three (3) year Mental Health First Aid certification and .60 CEU’s upon successful completion. Lisa Shaefer, MSE
**This course is approved for 6 CPC (clinical patient care) credits.
Certificate in Teaching Adults ECPED 1505 C30
This is your invitation to teach others in-person and join in one of the more important functions in life - passing on knowledge and skills to others. It is both an opportunity and a responsibility. Whether you want to teach others or currently teach others, in any setting, either formally or informally, this course is for you. We will give you both the fundamental and advanced information to improve your teaching. Your lead instructor is author of How to Teach Adults, the best-selling book on the subject. The e-book version is included in the course.
Parent Transition from High School to College WSMCE 9040 C20
You will learn the general transition process from the secondary education system to the higher education system for students. The collaboration of the parents, the student and the IEP team will be discussed with the expectations for students and the new role that parents play when students enter the higher education system. Participants will learn how to effectively plan, prepare students and work together for a successful transition for the adult student. Jennifer Osinski, M.Ed., M.S.
Effective IEP Writing Core Competencies for College Skills WSMCE 9041 C20
You will learn the general transition process from the secondary education system to the higher education system for students. The essential core competencies of college will be addressed and how to write effective IEP goals to allow students to gain these skills in addition to fading accommodations and modifications in the IEP for students to have a successful transition to the higher education setting. Jennifer Osinski, M.Ed., M.S.
The Difference Between High School and College IDEA vs ADA WSMCE 9042 C20
You will learn the general transition differences between the secondary education system to the higher education system for students. Specifically, the differences between Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities (ADA). You will learn how each level of education provides support to individuals with disabilities and how to prepare students for the change between the system of entitlement (k-12) to a system of eligibility (higher education). Jennifer Osinski, M.Ed., M.S.
UDL and The Various Learning Styles WSMCE 9043 C20
You will learn the various learning styles for all students and how presentation of material can address these specific needs. You will also be presented with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) general information, frameworks and how to apply it to their curriculum. You will be provided with example of how to apply UDL to their educational practices and presentations to make learning accessible for all students and types of learners. Jennifer Osinski, M.Ed., M.S.
Stand Up Improv Comedy for Teachers WSMCE 9059 C01-C02
C02/Tu/Th, 8/2 & 8/4 9am-1pm
Teachers and comedians have more in common than you probably think. The ability to read the room, deal with distractions, and maintain audience attention are skills that are useful on stage and in the classroom. In this workshop designed for teachers, you will learn and practice exercises used by comedians to help deliver course content and lesson plans entertainingly. These skills can help you to increase student engagement and improve classroom management techniques. Bring your most boring lesson plans and learn to directly apply comedy fundamentals and receive immediate feedback. This workshop can be beneficial to K-12 teachers, trade school instructors, or post-secondary professors. No prior comedy experience is necessary! Dr. Janear Handerson
Instructional Design I WSMCE 9048 C01
This Instructional Design course provides the foundational knowledge and skills needed to be Instructional Designers in corporate, K-12, or higher education settings. The role of an instructional designer is examined, job opportunities are explored, learning theories and technologies are discussed, and current models of Instructional Design are studied. Student projects include the design and development of basic instructional materials. Instructor: Diane Darling, M.Ed.
Instructional Design II WSMCE 9050 C01
This course advances the students’ foundational knowledge of instructional design. Topics include pedagogy/andragogy, technical writing, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Open Educational Resources (OER), assessment, copyright, accessibility, and evaluation. Student projects include the design, development, and the evaluation of instructional materials.
Instructional Technologies WSMCE 9049 C01
This course provides an overview of current educational technology tools. Students demonstrate strategies for using and integrating technologies in the design, implementation, and assessment of formal and informal instructional materials in various learning settings. Instructor: Damon Hunnicutt
Designing and Developing Online Instruction WSMCE 9051 C01
This course provides a survey of current trends, tools, and best practices in online instruction. The project-based component of the course provides an opportunity for students to design, storyboard, develop, and peer review a unit of online instruction. Instructor: Diane Darling, M.Ed
9 – 11am Live Online
This workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss the history of the Neurodivergent Thinker, how the time relates to the executive function skills and a new perspective on time management strategies in the K-12 classroom. Come and discuss the theory of Time Blindness, the strategies you use in your classroom and new strategies that may change your perception of Time Management. Deborah Hoelper, M.Ed. BSL-PA
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE RCEGN 8877 C01
6/8 - 8/10 6:00pm - 8:00pm
This class is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), one of the primary languages used by the Deaf community in the United States. This class is intended for absolute beginners with no prior knowledge of ASL, and will be taught by a Deaf individual. You will be introduced to ASL grammar, Deaf culture, and the history of Deaf culture and ASL.
Deaf-Hearing Communication Center (DHCC)
Must purchase book. Approx. cost $85
Title: ASL at Work
Direct link to website for textbook: https://www.dawnsign.com/products/details/asl-at-work-student-text-book-and-dvd
This course is the culminating activity in the Instructional Design Systems and Technology certificate program. You will be provided with the structure and guidance needed to design and develop a digital portfolio to display their knowledge and skills in the field of instructional design and technologies. Requirements for the portfolio are the inclusion of student-created instructional materials that reflect Universal Design for Learning (UDL), align instructional objectives and materials, provide meaningful assessments, display solid technical writing skills, and adhere to accessibility and copyright laws. Content for instructional materials is open to student interests and/or employment needs.