NO. OF CREDITS:
5 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 3.33 credits]
|WA CLOCK HRS:
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.
UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.
AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
None. All reading is online.
Once you register log onto the instructor’s website at www.michaelsedler.com. Click on Classes then scroll down and click on High Maintenance Behaviors manual. The manual will download as a PDF file to your computer.
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignment #1: Read the Manual.
Assignment #2: Complete Required Pages In the Manual.
Assignment #3: Read a Book.
Assignment #4: Observe Another Classroom.
Assignment #5: Outside Observation.
Assignment #6: 2 Week Journaling.
Assignment #7: Analysis & Recommendations.
Assignment #8: Personal Reflections.
ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
B. LEARNING APPLICATION
In this section you will apply your learning to your professional situation. This course assumes that most participants are classroom teachers who have access to students. If you are not teaching in a classroom, please contact the instructor for course modifications. If you are a classroom teacher and start or need to complete this course during the summer, please try to apply your ideas when possible with youth from your neighborhood, at a local public library or parks department facility, (they will often be glad to sponsor community-based learning), or with students in another teacher’s summer classroom in session.
Assignment #9: Prepare to Mentor.
Assignment #10: Lesson Development.
Assignment #11: (500 level only)
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #12: (Required for 400 and 500 Level)
SELF REFLECTION & INTEGRATION PAPER
(Please do not write this paper until you've completed all of your other assignments)
Send to your instructor at their email address. Subject line to read "(put course name here) Integration Paper"
INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS ON YOUR WORK:
Please indicate by email to the instructor if you would like to receive comments on your assignments.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:
Mike Sedler, D.Min., M.S.W. brings over 30 years of educational experience as an administrator, social worker, behavior specialist and teacher to each of his classes.
He provides consultation services and seminars throughout the United States and Canada for schools, agencies and businesses. He has been teaching “adult learning classes” since the mid 1980’s and has had the privilege of working for The Heritage Institute for over 25 years.
He has a graduate degree in Social Work, a Doctoral degree in Ministry, a Counseling license, as well as his teaching certification (K-8). His combination of classroom experience, behavior intervention approaches, and involvement in working with hundreds of families allows for an excellent blend in all his classes.
Mike is passionate about children and emphasizes the importance of avoiding power struggles, offering options/choices to children, setting clear boundaries and guidelines as well as finding a place of positive engagement and connection with each individual. His heart for people and emphasis on positive communication are found throughout his seminars and classes.
All of Mike’s classes are practical and “field tested” in schools and classrooms. Educators have found ongoing success in implementing Mike’s clear and concise approaches.
HIGH MAINTENANCE BEHAVIORS & INTERACTIONS
You may order the following books by calling the publishing company (number provided), ordering on-line, or through a local bookstore.
Bos, Susan. Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems. Pearson, 2014. Interventions to assist in meeting problem behaviors and learning difficulties. www.pearsoned.com
Branson, Robert. Coping With Difficult People. Random House Books. 2012. Reducing trouble from difficult individuals (grades P-12.) www.randomhouse.com 800-733-3000.
Cain, Susan. Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking. Broadway Books. 2013. Discusses the place for introverts within schools and society (grades P-12). www.crownpublishing.com 212-782-9000
Chansky, Tamar. Freeing Your Child From Anxiety. Crown publishing. 2014. Helping children change their negative attitudes to positive thinking (grades P – 8.) www.crownpublishing.com 800-733-3000.
Edwards, Hazel and McGrath, Helen. Difficult Personalities. The Experiment. 2010. Covers various personality profiles of people with successful interventions (P-12) www.theexdperimentpublishing.com 212-889-1659.
Evanson, Renee. Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People. Anacom Press. 2013. Specific ready to use words and phrases for people (grades 7 -12; adult.) www.anacombooks.org 800-250-5308.
Kiersey, David. Portraits of Temperaments. Prometheus Nemesis Books. 2004. Personality profiles and how they relate to other people (Grades 10 -12; adult.) www.keirsey.com 800-734-0039.
Leviss, Kathi Graham. High Maintenance Employees. Sourcebooks, Inc. 2005. How to get the best out of difficult people (adult.) www.sourcebooks.com 800-432-7444.
Parrott, Les. High Maintenance Relationships. Tyndale Press. 1997. Variety of high impact behaviors and strategies for working with them (grades K – 12; adult.) www.tyndale.com 800-323-9400.
Rathvon, Natalie. Effective School Interventions. The Guilford Press. 2008. Proactive interventions for difficult behaviors and personalities (grades K – 12.) www.guilford.com 800-365-7006.
Steiner, Rudolf. The Four Temperaments. Rudolf Steiner Press. 2013. Discusses four types of personalities and strategies to work with each one (P-12.) www.rudolfsteinerpress.com