Teacher Education Spring Workshops

Friends University Graduate Workshops is pleased to release the spring 2014 brochure for teachers! This online brochure contains graduate workshop topics in all subjects and levels for teachers who are seeking credits for re-licensure and salary movement purposes. Classes are offered face to face, blended (one-time class meeting), and completely online, with one-, two-, and three-credit options. You will notice that we have expanded our online offerings, as requested by educators, to better meet busy schedules. 

To view our workshops, you may scroll down or use the alphabetized drop down menu. Once you have chosen your workshop(s), you may pre-register and pay online, contact us by phone with payment, or mail your pre-registration form along with a check. We shall send a confirmation email that verifies received payment and pre-registration details upon receipt.

We look forward to hearing from you,
Graduate Workshops Staff

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1. NEW! Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages- Canceled

Course #: EDUC 5184-01 | 3 credits
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Wichita | Davis Administration Building, Room 114
Instructor: Rebecca Peronteaux | Grade Levels: ALL
Dates: 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, & 3/29/14 (8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $450
Enrollment Max: 24

This course addresses formal and informal first- and second-language assessment techniques to evaluate the progress of English language learners. Also included is effective communication with students, parents, and members of various cultural groups in the community and literacy methodologies for English language learners. Participants will need to obtain a copy of the book Assessment Accommodations for Classroom Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (2nd edition, Herrera et al). Students may purchase workshop textbooks through the Bookstore, located in the lower level of the Casado Campus Center in Wichita, KS. Bookstore information may be found at www.friends.edu/buy-friends-items, or call 316-295-5896 or 800-794-6945 ext. 5869. Students who already possess a copy of the required textbook may use their copy for the workshop.


2. Introduction to Project-Based Learning
Course #: EDUC 5067-05 | 1 credit
Delivery: Online | Location: Online
Instructor: Patricia Jordan | Grade Levels: ALL
Jan. 14-Feb. 4 | Tuition: $180
Enrollment Max: 24 | Enrollment Deadline: Jan. 7

(Formerly “Making Project-Based Learning Work”) Designed for the elementary, middle, and high school teachers, participants will learn the effective components of project-based learning and the research behind it. They will learn how to adapt the activities for the learning style and level of individual students. Participants will learn how to write plans for PBL that challenge students and meet the Common Core State Standards for their grade level. Participants will prepare a PBL that they can immediately use in their classrooms. A $30 technology fee is included in the total fee of the workshop.


3. Getting Along with Students and Adults in Education
Course #: EDUC 4985-04 | 1 credit
Delivery: Blended | Location: Wichita | Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, Lab 2
Instructor: Susan Perkins | Grade Levels: ALL
Jan. 25 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 24 | Enrollment Deadline: Jan. 16

Have you learned one of the most important aspects of education? It probably isn’t what you imagine it to be, nor have you received instruction or training about it. Relationships!  It is all about effective and healthy relationships! This workshop will focus on communication and conflict-resolution skills to support a more active, rewarding, and positive environment, allowing students to better focus on learning. Various methods of interaction will be explored such as providing needed tools to deal with classroom situations, communication techniques to use with parents, and positive interaction with colleagues. Isn’t it time to place relationships at the top of your list? This course is a blended class; participants will meet on-site one time and work the remainder of the time using Moodle. Weekly assignments will be completed online. Course ends February 14. Additional computer requirements may be found at: www.friends.edu/frequently-asked-questions-2.


4. Book Magic for All Grades with Denny Dey
Course #: LART 2767-02 | 1 credit
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Wichita | Davis Administration Building, Room 107
Instructor: Denny Dey | Grade Levels: ALL
Jan. 31 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Feb. 1 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 20

Book Magic for All Grades with Denny Dey will provide teachers with an opportunity to view multiple sources, author’s works, and approaches to excite students to read.


5. The Organized Teacher
Course #: EDUC 2630-40 | 1 credit
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Topeka | 2820 S.W. Mission Woods Dr., Topeka, KS 66614
Instructor: Ruth Dey | Grade Levels: ALL
Jan. 31 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Feb. 1 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 20

“Organization.” Does that word make you shudder in fear? Well, good organizational skills help eliminate stress, in both home and classroom. Organized information is easier to register and recall, while brain-organization techniques enable you to reach every learner. You will receive a valuable collection of reproducible classroom forms and sheets, ideas, and techniques enabling you to organize your room, papers, and LIFE.


6. Hot Topics in Education
Course #: EDUC 5122-03 | 1 credit
Delivery: Blended | Location: Wichita | Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, Lab 3
Instructor: Susan Perkins | Grade Levels: ALL
Feb. 1 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 24 | Enrollment Deadline: Jan. 23

The world of education is constantly becoming more efficient and successful for students. As educators, it is important to be aware of the new and continuing issues in education and how they affect the classroom and students. This workshop will look at the various hot topics in education on students – from technology, safety and security, teacher evaluations, common core state standards and assessments, and other issues and discuss the impact on the students we teach. Participants will actively research, discuss, utilize resources, and create action plans in order to continue to provide effective instruction. This course is a blended class; participants will meet on-site one time and work the remainder of the time using Moodle. Weekly assignments will be completed online. Course ends February 22. Additional computer requirements may be found at: www.friends.edu/frequently-asked-questions-2.


7. NEW! #youcansurviveteachingwriting
Course #: LART 2769-01 | 1 credit
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Wichita | Davis Administration Building, Room 111
Instructors: Sue & Michelle Farag | Grade Levels: 2-5
Feb. 7 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Feb. 8 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 20

Want to find a spark for your students and writing?  In this workshop we will provide strategies to help teachers develop an effective writing program.  We will learn to select and use anchor books for modeling comprehension strategies, such as, connect, question, visualize, infer, and transform.  We will spend time exploring the Common Core Standards for Writing and “why we write.” A $5 materials fee will be due to the instructor on the first day of the workshop.


8. Finding and Using Humor in Your Life and in the Classroom
Course #: EDUC 1024-53 | 1 credit
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Topeka | 2820 S.W. Mission Woods Dr., Topeka, KS 66614
Instructor: Ruth Dey | Grade Levels: ALL
Feb. 7 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Feb. 8 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 20

Did you know that preschoolers laugh approximately 450 times per day, while an adult laughs only 15 times a day? How many times do you laugh, giggle, or even grin in a given day? This workshop is not about joke telling; it is to help you reactivate and experience the healing power of laughter, joy, and humor and give you the roadmap to help yourself and others be healthier and happier.


9. Book Magic for All Grades with Denny Dey
Course #: LART 2767-03 | 1 credit
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Lenexa | 8207 Melrose Dr. Suite 200, Lenexa, KS 66214
Instructor: Denny Dey | Grade Levels: ALL
Feb. 7 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Feb. 8 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 20

Book Magic for All Grades with Denny Dey will provide teachers with an opportunity to view multiple sources, author’s works, and approaches to excite students to read.


10. Technology + Strategies = Engagement
Course #: EDUC 5115-03 | 2 credits
Delivery: Online | Location: Online
Instructor: Lori Gunzelman | Grade Levels: ALL
Feb. 10-March 10 | Tuition: $360
Enrollment Max: 24 | Enrollment Deadline: Feb. 3

(Formerly “Integrating Technology with Research-Based Strategies”) Building from research on effective instructional strategies (Marzano/McRel), we will explore a variety of technology tools for your classroom- to include online resources, software and hardware options, and physical tools. Participants will complete online activities, explore resources, and create plans for integrating technology into their classrooms. Participants will have the flexibility to explore and develop plans for the technology tools and resources that they have in their home district- making this coursework directly impactful in your classroom! A $60 technology fee is included in the total fee of the workshop.  Participants will need to obtain a copy of the book Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works (2nd edition, Kuhn et al, ISBN:  978-1-1466-1430-2). Students may purchase workshop textbooks through the Bookstore, located in the lower level of the Casado Campus Center in Wichita, Kansas. Bookstore information may be found at www.friends.edu/buy-friends-items, or call 316-295-5869 or 800-794-6945 ext 5869. Students who already possess a copy of the required textbook may use their copy for the workshop.


11. 50 Ways to Motivate Yourself, Your Students, and Those Around You
Course #: EDUC 4806-17 | 1 credit
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Topeka | 2820 S.W. Mission Woods Dr., Topeka, KS 66614
Instructor: Ruth Dey | Grade Levels: ALL
Feb. 14 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Feb. 15 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 20

How do we motivate ourselves to get into action? How do we live a life of action and make a difference with others and our students? This course is designed for teachers to look at 50 proven methods of thinking that lead directly to motivation for yourself, students, and those around you.


12. NEW! Social Media & Technology in the Classroom: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Course #: EDUC 5185-01 | 1 credit
Delivery: Blended | Location: Wichita | Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, Lab 2
Instructor: Susan Perkins | Grade Levels: ALL
Feb. 15 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 24 | Enrollment Deadline: Feb. 6

Social Media sites and the use of technology in the classroom have become an integral part of learning for students. Facebook, Kik, Twitter, Instagram, Snapshot, MySpace, Big Campus, Edmodo, and many others are used daily by students and teachers for social and educational purposes.  Some forms of social media can be positive and assist in the learning process in the classroom, while other forms can be negative, causing concerns and problems.  This workshop will examine the various types of social media and technology available to students and teachers, the instructional implications, and social issues related to each.  Participants will be guided to develop a variety of tools to help students use technology and social media in a positive manner in the classroom. This course is a blended class; participants will meet on-site one time and work the remainder of the time using Moodle. Weekly assignments will be completed online. Course ends March 7. Additional computer requirements may be found at: www.friends.edu/frequently-asked-questions-2.


13. What’s Hot in the Library?
Course #: EDUC 5066-03 | 2 credits
Delivery: Blended | Location: Wichita | Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, Lab 3
Instructor: Rachel Nally | Grade Levels: ALL
Feb. 15 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $300
Enrollment Max: 18 | Enrollment Deadline: Feb. 6

What are the hot and happening books in the library? What are the latest trends and genres? This workshop will discuss hot topics in the library, as well as look for new ways to integrate technology into book projects. We will spend time looking at various author websites and book trailers to use with students. Students will select a novel of his or her choice to read for this class. This course is a blended class; participants will meet on site one time and work the remainder of the time using Moodle. Weekly assignments will need to be completed. Course end date is March 15. Additional computer requirements may be found at: www.friends.edu/frequently-asked-questions-2. In case of inclement weather, this course will be offered as a completely online course.


14. Book Magic for All Grades with Denny Dey
Course #: LART 2767-04 | 1 credit
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Topeka | 2820 S.W. Mission Woods Dr., Topeka, KS 66614
Instructor: Denny Dey | Grade Levels: ALL
Feb. 21 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Feb. 22 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 20

Book Magic for All Grades with Denny Dey will provide teachers with an opportunity to view multiple sources, author’s works, and approaches to excite students to read.


15. Brain Breaks = Happy Students
Course #: EDUC 5071-05 | 1 credit
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Lenexa | 8207 Melrose Dr. Suite 200, Lenexa, KS 66214
Instructor: Maurica Gilliland | Grade Levels: ALL
Feb. 21 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Feb. 22 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 20

Are you looking for an easy way to help your students increase their focus, knowledge, and therefore, their happiness? Do you want to diversify or differentiate without having to completely change your lesson plans? If this is intriguing to you, this workshop may be just what you are looking for. This brain-break workshop will include research information, brain breaks that have been implemented, and the opportunity to create brain breaks specific to your and your students’ needs.


16. NEW! Take Your Class on a Virtual Field Trip
Course #: EDUC 5190-01 | 1 credit
Delivery: Online | Location: Online
Instructor: Patricia Jordan | Grade Levels: ALL
Feb. 21-March 14 | Tuition: $180
Enrollment Max: 24 | Enrollment Deadline: Feb. 13

Designed for the elementary, middle, and high school teachers, participants will learn the effective components of a virtual field trip and prepare one that they can use immediately in their own classroom. A virtual tour is not a virtual field trip. A virtual ield trip includes mini lessons for preparation, connections to the Common Core Standards, sites that are connected to the lesson objectives, and follow-up activities. Monetary restraints do not have to limit your class’s ability to visit places in the world. Take your class there virtually with a purpose. A $30 technology fee is included in the total fee of the workshop.


17. NEW! Pen and Ink Techniques- Canceled
Course #: ART 2269-01 | 1 credit
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Wichita | Garvey Art Building, Room 117
Instructor: Aaron Krone | Grade Levels: 2-12
Feb. 28 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) and March 1 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 18

This workshop will provide drawing lessons that explain various techniques for creating tones and textures with pen and ink: Cross Hatching, Stippling, and Ink Washes. Participants will complete studies of each of the techniques during the workshop. A PowerPoint review of how the content of the workshop could be applied in the elementary and secondary classroom will be presented and a CD given to each participant of the PowerPoint. Participants must bring their own supplies including ink, brushes, pens, kneaded eraser, vinyl eraser, small palette and smooth paper. Bamboo reed pens and brushes will be available for participants to try out.


18. 50 Ways to Motivate Yourself, Your Students, and Those Around You
Course #: EDUC 4806-17 | 1 credit
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Lenexa | 8207 Melrose Dr. Suite 200, Lenexa, KS 66214
Instructor: Ruth Dey | Grade Levels: ALL
Feb. 28 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) and March 1 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 20

How do we motivate ourselves to get into action? How do we live a life of action and make a difference with others and our students? This course is designed for teachers to look at 50 proven methods of thinking that lead directly to motivation for yourself, students, and those around you.


19. Get Caught in the Web: Websites in the Classroom
Course #: EDUC 5070-05 | 2 credits
Delivery: Blended | Location: Wichita | Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, Lab 3
Instructor: Rachel Nally | Grade Levels: ALL
March 1 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $300
Enrollment Max: 18 | Enrollment Deadline: Feb. 20

So long pencil and paper; start using exciting websites in your classroom! We will look at comic strip creators, word clouds, trading card creators, presentation websites, and additional websites that benefit both teacher and student. Exciting ways to inject new life into your classroom projects will be demonstrated! This course is a blended class; participants will meet on site one time and work the remainder of the time using Moodle. Weekly assignments will need to be completed. Course end date is March 29. Additional computer requirements may be found at: www.friends.edu/frequently-asked-questions-2.


20. Active Lessons
Course #: EDUC 5113-02 | 1 credit
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Topeka | 2820 S.W. Mission Woods Dr., Topeka, KS 66614
Instructor: Maurica Gilliland | Grade Levels: ALL
March 7 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) and March 8 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 20

Are you looking for easy ways to get students moving while maintaining high levels of engaged and enhanced learning? Do you want to diversify or differentiate while teaching the standards and benchmarks? If this is intriguing to you, this workshop may be just what you are looking for. This cross-curricular workshop will include activities and ideas that have been implemented and the opportunity to create activities specific to your and your students’ needs.


21. Why Do They Do That?
Course #: EDUC 4984-04 | 1 credit
Delivery: Blended | Location: Wichita | Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, Lab 2
Instructor: Susan Perkins | Grade Levels: ALL
March 8 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 24 | Enrollment Deadline: Feb. 27

Behavior concerns in education continue to increase in frequency and intensity, interfering with learning. Understanding why students act out and adults response to the behavior can improve the learning environment. In this workshop, various behaviors and emotions exhibited by students and potential causes and triggers will be discussed. Effective ways to work with all students in the classroom, providing a positive environment for students, and development of individual and classroom behavior management will be discussed and developed. Participants will be guided to create a variety of tools to help students and adults develop more positive behaviors in the classroom. This course is a blended class; participants will meet on-site one time and work the remainder of the time using Moodle. Weekly assignments will be completed online. Course ends March 22. Additional computer requirements may be found at: www.friends.edu/frequently-asked-questions-2.


22. Math Labs for Middle School and High School
Course #: MATH 2558-04 | 1 credit
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Wichita | Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, Room 100
Instructor: Beverly Hilton | Grade Levels: 4-10
March 14 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) and March 15 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 12

To help you meet Common Core standards in mathematics, learn to use and develop labs to introduce, teach, or reinforce concepts. Using mathematics labs promotes in-depth understanding of “why” rather than the procedures of “how” to get an answer. Students are encouraged to explore and explain concepts and formulas rather than just memorize them. Many students need experiential learning to succeed and to apply mathematics to life situations. Labs in this workshop are suitable for basic mathematics through geometry. Bring your math textbooks, workbooks, etc. with you. Bring a 3-ring binder and copies of the LABS which you have downloaded and printed, if you desire.


23. NEW! Charcoal Drawing Techniques
Course #: ART 2268-01 | 1 credit
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Wichita | Garvey Art Building, Room 117
Instructor: Aaron Krone | Grade Levels: ALL
March 14 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) and March 15 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 18

This workshop will help you understand tonal range from black to white for finished artworks with charcoal, using a realist approach to a range of subjects. Students must supply their own newsprint, Strathmore or Canson charcoal drawing paper, vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, a watercolor brush, and kneaded eraser.


24. Apps for Educators
Course #: ITEC 2921-03 | 1 credit
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Wichita | Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, Room 203
Instructor: Tim Bumgarner | Grade Levels: ALL
March 28 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) and March 29 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 18

Participants in this workshop will take the next step with iPads and similar technologies to incorporate the use of educational apps in their instruction and in their own student generated works.  Participants will create their own lessons to take back into their classroom, be able to demonstrate to their students how they can use the technology in their own work, and will create their own document camera stand for their iPad. Participants should have a working knowledge of the basics of iPads, app downloading, etc. before the class.  


25. Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Microsoft Word
Course #: ITEC 2864-07 | 2 credits
Delivery: Blended | Location: Wichita | Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, Lab 2
Instructor: Rachel Nally | Grade Levels: ALL
March 29 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $300
Enrollment Max: 18 | Enrollment Deadline: March 20

Did you know there are many shortcuts that can decrease your work time? Are you using Microsoft Word™ as efficiently as possible? This workshop could be for you, even if you are a regular user. Learn basics and features you never knew how to use, including format painter, text boxes, find and replace, recoloring pictures, etc. This course will use Moodle to retrieve and submit assignments. This course is a blended class; participants will meet on site one time and work the remainder of the time using Moodle. Weekly assignments will need to be completed. Course end date is April 26. Additional computer requirements may be found at: www.friends.edu/frequently-asked-questions-2.


26. Instructional Strategies that Work for All Disciplines
Course #: EDUC 4070-19 | 2 credits
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Wichita | Davis Administration Building, Room 114
Instructors: Rebecca Racunas & Jan Worley | Grade Levels: ALL
April 4, 5, 11, and 12 | Fridays 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Tuition: $300
Enrollment Max: 20

Do you ever wonder why what you do with your students works (or doesn't work)? This class will give you strategies to help students be successful learners and your teaching more effective. Teachers will learn practical application of a variety of research-based instructional strategies. All strategies will have “hands on” and/or cooperative learning activities for teachers to apply in the classroom. A $5 materials fee will be due to the instructor on the first day of the workshop.


27. Discovering Your Family History
Course #: EDUC 5124-03 | 1 credit
Delivery: On-Ground | Location: Wichita | Davis Administration Building, Room 111
Instructor: Judy Welfelt | Grade Levels: ALL
April 25 (5 p.m.-9 p.m.) and April 26 (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) | Tuition: $150
Enrollment Max: 24

Genealogy and Family History are a growing hobby for Americans. Television series such as, “Who Do You Think You Are?” have sparked interest in digging for our roots. Use the interest students naturally have for their own family’s stories to encourage an interest in history, in general. This workshop will demonstrate research techniques available for students of all ages to discover individual family stories.


Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
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The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree at Friends University is designed for licensed teachers who are ready to take the next step in advancing their career. The MAT is newly revised, blending six on-line core classes and twelve workshops to complete the 30-hour program. MAT includes a new, cutting edge core curriculum focused on the common core, learning, performance, and assessment. Beyond the core, you will select twelve workshops from over 100 potential choices to fully customize the remainder of your program of study. Classes will begin in June and August.

Need more information?

Contact: Patty Gingrich at 316-295-5693 or 1-800-794-6945 ext. 5693 or inquire by email at pattyg@friends.edu.


Summer 2014 “Journey into Kansas History” 3-credit hour preview
Everyone loves a field trip! We will begin our journey on June 17 leaving from Friends campus on a comfort coach and return on June 19. We will then travel to Fort Scott, Osawatomie, Edwardsville and Merriam. We will spend the first night in Merriam. On day two, we are off to Fairway, Lawrence, Lecompton, and Topeka. The final day includes a visit to the Topeka Historical Society Museum and Archives. Following lunch, we will head to Manhattan before returning to Friends University that evening. Participants will get acquainted with fellow travelers, enjoy good food and accommodations, see a reenactment and visit some of the important pre-statehood sites in Kansas history as well as learning about the physiography and natural history of Kansas. Teachers will go back to their classrooms with new insights and enthusiasm for the interesting history of our state and approach lesson planning with a new perspective. Class size is limited so enroll early! For information on extra fees for travel and overnight accommodations, please contact the graduate workshops office at 316-295-5516 or email educationworkshop@friends.edu.


London 2014 Teacher Workshop

Friends University will be offering a one-credit Teacher Workshop from January through July 2014 with travel to London, England, June 18-29, 2014. Opportunities abound to improve your knowledge in art, culture, history, music, theatre, and literature through first hand encounters with actual artifacts. Information and enrollment meeting January 12, 2 p.m. in Davis Hall 107 on the Friends Wichita campus.

For more information, contact Dona Gibson, dgibson@friends.edu.


Jon MaskaEdWksps_Instructor_JonMaska

Jon is offering graduate classes for license renewal and salary movement. Meaningful classes for all teachers K-12.

Visit www.workshopswithjon.com or email us at jonmaska@hotmail.com.

 


Davis LaughlinEdWksps_Instructor_DavisLaughlin

Essential Keys to Influential Teaching
2 credits | Grade Levels: ALL
Delivery: Blended | March 29
Had enough? Not sure you can teach another year? Frustrated with the current trends in education? This workshop will revive your teaching by focusing on research-based keys to powerful teaching along with strategies that need to be in every teacher’s toolbox. Through original songs, workshop discussions, practical assignments, helpful tips, and lots of fun, teachers will rediscover their passion and purpose as an educator. Your time in this workshop may just be the turning point in your career. Expect to laugh, vent, think, and be challenged.

NEW! Tough Topics for Today’s Teacher
2 credits | Grade Levels: ALL
Delivery: Blended | April 5
From bullying to rigor and relevance, today’s teacher faces a wide range of challenging issues each day without a lot of time to reflect on any of them. With their feet to the fire and their backs to the wall, teachers are in need of some time to study, reflect on, and discuss current educational trends, strategies, and best practices. Don’t miss out on this fun, encouraging, and challenging opportunity to improve your teaching. You won’t regret it.

Upgrade Your Teacher Toolkit
2 credits | Grade Levels: ALL
Delivery: Blended | April 12
Feeling stuck in an educational rut? Getting tired of your own teaching? Join us for an exciting look at some of the most current educational trends and research-based best practices. Starting with a look back at the historical purposes of education, workshop participants will follow the path of modern education, debunk some of the more damaging teaching myths and discover fresh ideas and strategies that will increase the achievement levels of their students. Expect to hear songs and stories, enjoy sharing with other educators, and relish thinking deeply about your career.

To enroll in any of these workshops, contact Davis at 316-778-1432 or email: dlaughlin57@cs.com. Website: www.teachingeffectivelyandlovingit.com.


Friends University is a comprehensive, private university offering liberal arts and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Founded in 1898, today Friends has a combined undergraduate and graduate population of approximately 2,800 students. In addition to the main campus in Wichita, Friends maintains education centers in Topeka and Lenexa and offers selected programs online.

The Teacher Education Unit at Friends University is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036, phone: 202-466-7496. This accreditation includes the undergraduate and graduate levels of professional education programs offered at the institution. In addition, the education programs at Friends University are also approved by the Kansas State Department of Education.

Friends University does not discriminate against academically qualified students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: EEOC/Title IX Coordinator, Friends University, 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, KS 67213, 316-295-5000. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604; www.ncahlc.org; 1-800-621-7440.


WORKSHOP INFORMATION
FRIENDS UNIVERSITY All workshops are offered for graduate-level credit and available to licensed educators. These workshops are recommended for re-licensure, along with post-graduate and professional development purposes.

Registration information can be found here. No pre-registrations will be taken the first day of the workshop.

Tuition is $150 per credit hour. All online classes include an additional $30 per credit hour technology fee in the tuition price. 

For online or blended courses, additional computer requirements may be found at www.friends.edu/frequently-asked-questions-2.

An email reminder will be sent the week before the start of the workshop.

No refunds will be issued beginning one week prior to the workshop start date. A $25 cancellation fee per credit hour will be assessed on all refunds requested. If the minimum number of participants do not enroll, the workshop will be cancelled, whereupon you will be notified and a full refund will be given. No transfers will be given on the beginning day of the workshop.

All workshops will be letter-graded. As a result, projects/assignments will be assessed. Unofficial grade letters will be mailed out from the Registrar after the grades have been posted to your transcript. Transcripts: To request transcripts of coursework from Friends University, please call 316-295-5400 or 800-794-6945 ext. 5400. Expect grades to be posted three to five weeks after the registration forms are received by the Graduate Workshops Department.

Questions? Just give us a call at 316-295-5516 or 800-794-6945 ext. 5516.
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