NO. OF CREDITS:
3 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 2.00 credits]
|WA CLOCK HRS:
According to research by Labor and Industry, a lack of social skills is the major reason people are fired from jobs. Though most educators agree and understand the significance of this area, the educational field has not provided adequate training or preparation for the majority of its employees. This class will allow you the opportunity to gain valuable strategies in teaching social skills and self-esteem. Many methods presented can be utilized immediately in a school without sacrificing valuable content time. In addition, specific curriculums will be examined and explored for use within a school. This information will prove valuable to all educators.
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 instructorʼs website at www.michaelsedler.com. Click on Classes, then scroll down and click on Social Skills: A Foundation for Learning 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: Read a Book.
Assignment #3: Pete’s Day or Sarah’s Birthday Party.
Assignment #4: Develop a program.
Assignment #5: Observe a Classroom.
Assignment #6: Guideline Formatting.
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 #7: Implement Program.
Assignment #8: Classroom Plan.
Assignment #9: Lesson Development.
Assignment #10: (500 Level only)
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #11: (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.
SOCIAL SKILLS: A Foundation for Learning
Bloomquist, Michael. The Practioner Guide to SkillsTraining for Struggling Kids. Guilford Press, 2012. Practical tools to build self control in students (grades K-12.) www.guilford.com 800 365 7006.
Claassen, Ron and Harvin Claassen, Roxanne. Making Things Right. CreateSpace, 2015. Assist in training students as mediators and support (Grades 4-12.) www.createspace.com
Cline, Foster and Fay, Jim. Parenting With Love And Logic. Love and Logic Institute. 2014. New approaches to working with children (grades K-12.) www.loveandlogic.com 800 455 7557.
Diamond, Susan. Social Rules For Kids. AAPC Publishing, 2011. 100 social rules for home, school, and community (grades K-6.) www.aapcpublishing.net 877 277 8254.
Dillon, Jo and Pratt, Dennis. BoysTown Press, 2011. Lesson plans and activities for students (grades K-12.) www.boystownpress.org. 800 282 6657.
Giler, Janet. Socially ADDept. Jossey Bass, 2011. Teach students with ADD, LD, and Aspergers specific critical social skill (grades K-12.) www.josseybass.com 800 434 3422.
Goldstein, Arnold. Aggression Replacement Training. Research Press, 2010. Social skills manual for working with aggression (grades 7-12.) www.researchpress.com 800 519 2707.
Gray, Carol and Attwood, Tony. The New Social Story Book. Future Horizons, 2011. Teach the process of social stories to children with special needs (grades K-12.) www.fhautism.com 800 489 0727.
Laugeson, Elizabeth. The PEERS Curriculum: Social Skills Training for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Routledge Press, 2013. Step by Step social skills ideas for ASD (grades P-12.) www.routledge.com 800 634 7064.
Mannix, Darlene. Social Skill Activities For Secondary Students With Special Needs. Jossey-Bass, 2009. Practical resources to teach social skills (grades 6-12.) www.josseybass.com 800 434 3422.
Mazza, James and Dexrter-Mazza, Elizabeth. DBT Skills in Schools. Guillford Press, 2016. Overview of DBT with adolescents (grades 6-12.) www.guilford.com 800 365 7006.
McGinnis, Ellen. Skillstreaming Series. Research Press, 2011. Series of books to help with 50 individual skills specific to grade levels (Grades K-12.) www.researchpress.com 800 519 2707.
Nelsen, Jane, et al. Positive Discipline Series. Empowering People Inc. 2013. Create cooperation and self-discipline in students (grades K-12, series) www.empoweringpeople.com 800 456 7770.
Reif, Sandra. How To Reach And Teach ADD/ADHD Children and Teens. Wiley and Sons, 2016. Intervention book full of strategies (grades K-12.). www.wiley.com 877 762 2974.