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Bullying Prevention Professional Development
2014-15 Third Thursday Bullying Prevention Webinar Series
Each month from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
A webinar series for educators, parents and youth-serving professionals. Supported with funding from the Highmark Foundation, each session will provide information on the most current research or relevant topics to the field of bullying prevention.
Act 48 Credit – The Center for Schools and Communities, as a division of the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, is offering Act 48 professional development credit for those with Pennsylvania teaching or administrative certificates. Participants must attend the online session from beginning to end to receive credit. Only specified professional development sessions are available for credit. The Record of Attendance will be e-mailed to participants upon completion of the session. If you are interested in receiving Act 48 credit, please check the appropriate box on the registration form.
Registration Information – A registration email confirmation will be sent regarding participation and instructions on how to participate in the webinar which is being held in GoToWebinar. More on preparing for participation in GoToWebinar.
Fostering Cultural Competence: Using Children’s Literature to Talk About Difficult Issues in K-12 Classrooms
Thursday, April 16, 2015
3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. EDT
Supported with funding from the Highmark Foundation, this session will be presented by Nancy L. Mullin, MEd.
You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about cultural competence - but what is it really?…and do all students need the same skills and strategies to achieve it? You may not be surprised to hear that a lot of school bullying is based on biases about gender stereotypes; racial or ethnic identity; social class and privilege; physical appearance (e.g. obesity), disabilities, or religion. But talking frankly to students (or to colleagues and parents) about these issues can be an intimidating task. This webinar will focus on ways literature can help broach sensitive topics with students. We’ll also explore a strategy for examining our own strongly held assumptions about others that can be used with students and adults alike.
In order to get the most of out of this presentation, we are asking you to read one of the following selections prior to this session (all should be available through your public library).
Grades K-2: The Other Side (Jacqueline Woodsen)
Grades 3-5: Something Beautiful (Sharon Dennis Wyeth)
Grades 6-8: Out of My Mind (Sharon Draper)
Grades 9-12: Monster (Walter Dean Myers)
This session focuses on strategies to use literature as a discussion point so having read any of the selections above is not a requirement to participate.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Upcoming Third Thursday Webinars
May 21, 2015
Bullying in Sports: The Injuries We Don't See
2014-15 Third Thursday
- Attentive on the Journey: Engaging Parents in Children’s Learning, Development and Bullying Prevention
- Becoming Trauma Informed
- Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence
- The Role of Physicians in Bullying Prevention, Intervention and Recovery
- Social and Emotional Learning: An Important Component of Bullying Prevention
2013-14 Third Thursday
- Best Practices in Bullying Prevention: Components of Effective Practice at the School Level
- Bullying Prevention and Social-Emotional Learning
- Bullying Prevention in Urban Schools
- Common Core: Implications for Social Emotional Learning and Bullying Prevention
- Creating a Safe School Climate for LGBT Students
- Using Age Appropriate Literature to Support Bullying Prevention
- What Administrators Need to Know About Bullying Prevention
2012-13 Third Thursday
- Bullying Prevention and Community Engagement
- Bullying Prevention in the Afterschool Setting
- Cost/Benefit Analysis of Bullying Prevention
- High School Student Engagement and Building Positive School Climate
- Positive Behavior Intervention and Support and Bullying Prevention
- Sick of Bullying or Sick Because of Bullying: Health Impacts of Bullying Behaviors
- Understanding and Responding to Bullying: What Parents Can Do
2011-12 Third Thursday
- Bullying and Hazing
- Bullying and Protected Class Issues/OBPP Coaching
- Bullying and Suicide: What Educators Need to Know (registration required)
- Bullying and the Coordinated School Health Model
- Bullying Prevention in High Schools
- Bullying Prevention in Urban Schools
- Class Meetings and Bullying Prevention in Secondary Schools: Lessons from the Field
- Cyberbullying: What Parents and Educators Need to Know About Prevention and Response
- Implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) with Fidelity
- Introduction to the PA Bullying Prevention Toolkit (registration required)
- Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) Implementation in a Special Education Setting
2013 International Bullying Prevention Association Conference
November 11-12, 2013; Nashville, Tenn. The International Bullying Prevention Association's annual conference provides excellent learning and professional development opportunities for those involved in bullying prevention. This year's theme is "Creating Compassionate Schools and Communities." Many of the workshops presented in breakout sessions offer current evidence-supported best practices, practical techniques for use in the classroom and school grounds, the latest research, and an opportunity to network with your colleagues from all over the United States and around the world. More Information
Pennsylvania Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Certified Trainers
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is a comprehensive approach to bullying prevention that involves the faculty, staff, student population and requires a strong commitment from administration and parent involvement. Members of the Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Network have earned certification in OBPP and are available to support schools with implementation of the program. More Information
For more information on specific Bullying Prevention professional development opportunities, contact Stacie Molnar-Main, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Center for Safe Schools at (717) 763-1661 x128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.