The phenomenon of gang related criminal youth activity has plagued our larger urban centers and inner cities for over two decades. However, in recent years we have seen an out migration of this type of activity and a linkage of gang activity with drug distribution. Smaller cities, towns and even suburban communities that, until recently, had no experience in dealing with this violent criminal subculture, suddenly are immersed with gang activity.
This course will explore the reasons gangs exist, how they are formed and what is the core of their existence. Participants will learn gang terminology, what defines gang attire and how to identify gang behavior. Levels of gang activity will be discussed along with specific strategies to minimize this activity in your schools.
Topics to be addressed include: types of gangs, how to discourage kids from joining a gang, pre-gang behavior, assessment and planning guide, intervention and strategy guidelines, system approach to gang prevention.
Several successful programs will be presented along with daily rules and guidelines to discourage gang involvement. Participants will find themselves more confident and capable of working with these at risk youths upon completing this course.
This course is appropriate for educators in the K-12 range.
We advise you to review and download a summary of the course syllabus
Once you register, log onto the instructor’s website at www.michaelsedler.com.
Click on Classes, then scroll down and click on Gang Attitudes & Actions manual.
The manual will download as a PDF file to your computer.
Trauma and loss are constant companions for many children today. Whether from divorce, death of a loved one, abandonment, abuse, rejection, or another difficult scenario, educators benefit by understanding the impact of these losses. Strategies to help the grieving child and interventions to assist their academic progress will be provided. Appropriate for P-12 including administrators, counselors, and other support service individuals.
Give your students the power to access their reading assignments online and interact with text through questions and comments that lead to increased engagement. In Actively Learn, an online text reading platform for teachers, course participants can access a catalog with core content across all subjects or they can display their own PDF’s, Google Docs or web articles and be able to embed assignment questions, notes and responses to students. Your students will complete readings inside your Actively Learn space from their laptop, tablet or desktop computer. Educators in this course will learn how to use Actively Learn and will develop and implement several lessons that include the use of this platform.
Actively Learn is integrated with Google tools such as Drive, Docs, Classroom, and Gmail, and can be used for joint teacher projects.
This course is recommended for any K-12 teacher or administrator looking to better their technology skills and literacy in the classroom.
Do you want to take your PreK-12 iPad curriculum to the next level? In this course you will learn the basic app foundation for your digital education toolkit. You will select Bloom's Taxonomy, Gardner's Multiple Intelligences or SMAR digital pedagogical framework to support your choices. Discover evaluative app rubrics and formative assessments for your individualized curriculum areas. Additional equipment and download costs may apply. iPad 1 or iOS 5.1 or later required. This course requires participants to integrate at least two of the STEM components, math, science, or engineering to fulfill O.S.P.I .STEM requirement.
Google Drive is a FREE, Web-based Microsoft Office alternative. It includes Word processor, Spreadsheet (excel),presentation (PowerPoint),form (quizzes/surveys), and data storage service, all offered by Google. It also allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.
Open your students' minds to the amazing world of science all around them. This practical course focuses on using fun activities to teach students about themselves, their environment, and how the two relate.