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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                           THE RTC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           DIFFERENCE…




                                                                                            Graduate Course Schedule – September 2008 through May 2009
  Non-Profit Organization
      U.S. Postage

                            Newark, NJ                                                                                                                                                                                     Better than online
                            Permit #30
                        PAID
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Meaningful activities: no busy work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Better than trips to a campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A compressed schedule: we value your time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Better than lectures & tests
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Intellectually stimulating: interactive and fun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Better because you decide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Numerous locations: choose one to suit you




                                                              Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 –
                                                                                                     throughout Eastern and
                                                                                                        Central Pennsylvania
                                                                                                                                                         Visit us at www.theRTC.net
                                         Randolph, NJ 07869
GRATZ COLLEGE




                                         486 Route 10 West




                                                                                                                                                                                                       Graduate Course Schedule
                                                                                                                                                                                            throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania
                                                                                                                                                                                      RTC graduate courses for K-12 teachers are a different, better way to learn
                                                                                                                                                                                      important classroom techniques for professional development credits.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Fall 2008 and Spring 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                      Visit us at www.theRTC.net
Semester: FALL 2008/SPRING 2009                                    refunded at any time after that. Please call the RTC
REGISTRATION INFORMATION                                           office ASAP if you need to withdraw after a class                                                                                 TEACHING WRITING AND
                                                                   starts.                                                                                      CLASS HOURS
Space is limited and registration is required.                                                                                                                                                       THINKING ACROSS THE
                                                                   MISCELLANEOUS FEES:                                                                      Unless otherwise indicated
Use Visa, MasterCard or Discover
                                                                   Late Registration fee: A $25.00 administrative fee
                                                                                                                                                                                                     CURRICULUM
INTERNET: Register at www.theRTC.net                                                                                                               3-CREDIT courses meet on all dates indicated      Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90              A5409 (3 Grad. Cr.)
                                                                   will be assessed for all registrations that are received
By phone: 1.800.433.4740
                                                                   less than 14 days before the start of the class.
                                                                                                                                                   Day 1:         6:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Based on the theme, “Writing to Learn and Learning to
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                                                                              Days 2 – 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
                                                                   Drop/Add fee: For transfers made more than two                                                                                    Write,” participants will learn how to effectively inte-
By fax: 1.973.659.0700                                                                                                                             for a total of 38.25 contact hours.               grate cooperative learning, with the teaching of writing
                                                                   business days before the start of a class there is no
By mail to: Regional Training Center                                                                                                                                                                 as a thinking skill in all subject areas. This course offers
                                                                   charge for the first transfer in a semester. A $10.00                           1-CREDIT courses meet on two days
486 Route 10 West, Randolph NJ 07869                                                                                                                                                                 a systematic, developmental approach to the teaching
                                                                   administrative fee will be assessed for each subsequent                         8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Be sure to include one of the following: a check                                                                                                                                                    of writing in support of thematic, interdisciplinary, or
                                                                   transfer in a semester.
payable to “RTC for Gratz College”; credit card infor-                                                                                             for a total of 14 contact hours.                  subject specific instruction.
                                                                   Returned check fee: $30.00
mation; Purchase Order from your district.)
                                                                   REGISTER EARLY: Only registered students
                                                                                                                                                   Instructors will be available for 30 minutes at   m Allentown                         Wingate Hotel
TUITION: $895.00 for 3-credit classes
                                                                   will be allowed in class.
                                                                                                                                                   the end of class each day for consultation           May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17              A5409-2261
$360.00 for 1-credit classes                                                                                                                       and advisement.
Initial Deposit Required: $75.00 per course                        REQUIREMENTS:                                                                                                                     m Carlisle                          Site TBA
Balance due: $820.00 for 3-credit classes or                       Each 3-credit course meets for a total of 38.25 contact                                                                              May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17              A5409-2262
$285.00 for 1-credit classes is due no later than two
days prior to start of the class.
                                                                   hours, and each 1-credit course meets for 14 contact
                                                                   hours. Students are required to attend and be involved                                                                            m Doylestown                  Bucks County I.U. #22
                                                                   in all class meetings, the emphasis being on activities                                          TUITION                             Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5409-2247
REFUND POLICY: (Check www.theRTC.net for full
details). RTC reserves the right to cancel a class. 100%
                                                                   and strategies that can readily be implemented in K-12                                $895.00 for each 3-credit course            m Easton                            Hampton Inn
                                                                   lessons and classroom situations. Students are
refund will be issued for courses canceled by RTC                                                                                                        $360.00 for each 1-credit course               Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22              A5409-2256
                                                                   required to produce a culminating activity in the form
when a student chooses not to transfer into another
RTC class.
                                                                   of a research-based action plan/course project demon-                            Materials are included in the tuition charge.    m Exton                             Fairfield Inn
                                                                   strating the student’s plan to use course strategies in                                                                              Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19              A5409-2248
                                                                                                                                                   There are no additional required college fees.
Withdrawal: A $25.00 administrative charge will
be assessed if the student’s withdrawal request is at
                                                                   his/her own classroom. The student will send the proj-
                                                                   ect to the instructor no later than two weeks after the                                PAYMENT INFORMATION                        m Hershey                           SpringHill Suites
least two business days in advance of the start of the             last in-class meeting. The course will not be consid-                                                                                Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22              A5409-2258
                                                                                                                                                        Enclose a check, credit card number
class. No portion of the $75.00 deposit will be                    ered completed without submission of the project.
                                                                                                                                                    or PO and indicate the amount on the form.       m Matamoras                  Site TBA
GRADE REPORT and TRANSCRIPTS: Grade reports and any requested transcripts will be available approxi-                                                                                                    Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5409-2255
                                                                                                                                                          Minimum deposit is $75.00
mately six weeks after the last in-class meeting.
                                                                                                                                                               for each course.                      m Media                             Site TBA
                                                                                                                                                              Make check payable to:                    Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29           A5409-2260
PENNSYLVANIA REGISTRATION FORM                                                                                                                                RTC for Gratz College                  m Melrose Park                      Gratz College
o Please ask Gratz College to send me information about the MA in Education program.                                                                                                                    Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16             A5409-2250
                                                                                                                                                                   and mail to:
Name:                                                                             *Name:                                                                      Regional Training Center               Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
        (Last, First, MI)                                             *Other name you may have used at Gratz College             o Male o Female                486 Route 10 West                    Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.

Address
                                                                                                                                                               Randolph, NJ 07869
                                                                                                                                                                                                     m Montgomeryville           Site TBA
                                                                                                                                                       REGISTRATION INFORMATION                         Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5409-2249
City                                                               State                               Zip                                            You may also register toll-free by calling     m Philadelphia NE           Sheraton Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                  1-800-433-4740                        Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5409-2252
                                                                                                                                                     or fax the registration to 1-973-659-0700
Social Security # (or student ID for returning students)           Email Address
                                                                                                                                                                                                     m Pottstown                  Comfort Inn
                                                                                                                                                         Register Online at www.theRTC.net
School Building                                                    District
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5409-2257
                                                                                                                                                                                                     m Reading                           Homewood Suites
Home Phone #                                                       School Phone #                                                                         CONTACT INFORMATION                           Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16             A5409-2251
                                                                                                                                                          For further information, contact:          Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Enclosed is Check or Dist. PO #                                    Amount                                                                                         1-800-433-4740                     Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.
o Visa o Mastercard o Discover          Credit Card #                         Security Code (last 3 digits at the back of the card)   Expiration
                                                                                                                                                             Regional Training Center,               m Scranton                          Marriott Courtyard,
                                                                                                                                                               486 Route 10 West
Please list the class(es) you are registering for.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Moosic
                                                                                                                                                              Randolph, NJ 07869
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22              A5409-2259
Course No.                                                         Location                                             Beg. Date
                                                                                                                                                              RTC OFFICE HOURS
example: (A5000-0000)                                              (Town)                                               (mm / dd)
                                                                                                                                                              Monday through Friday
                                                                                                                                                              9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



2                                                                                                                                                                                                     RTC Fall 2008/Spring 2009 PA Schedule                         3
    THE KINESTHETIC     NEW                                           KINESTHETIC CLASSROOM continued:
                                                                                                                                  IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU: NEW                                   IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU continued:
    CLASSROOM:                                                                                                                    WELLNESS AND SCHOOL
    TEACHING AND LEARNING                                             m Reading                   Homewood Suites                 Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90             5935 (3 Grad. Cr.)      m Scranton                   Marriott Courtyard,
    THROUGH MOVEMENT                                                     Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5105-2022                      The impact of stress, poor nutrition, time management,                                 Moosic
    Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90                A5105 (3 Grad. Cr.)          m Ridley                          Ridley M.S.               and lack of physical activity will be examined in order
                                                                                                                                  to better serve educators on both a personal level, and
                                                                                                                                                                                               Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5935-2047
    Enliven your K-12 classroom and content through the use              Apr 3, 4, 5, 17, 18, 19        A5105-2036                in the teaching and learning process. Participants will   m Stroudsburg                      Hampton Inn
    of dynamic movement and kinesthetic activity.                     Two Fridays: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.;                         learn stress management techniques, the essential ele-       Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29          A5935-2054
    Participants will explore the connection between move-
    ment, fitness and the brain, implicit learning, why move-         Two Sat. & Two Sun.: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  ments of supportive nutrition, time management skills,
                                                                                                                                  and the benefits of physical fitness.
                                                                                                                                                                                            m Upper Darby                Upper Darby S.D.
    ment enhances the learning process, class cohesion activi-        m Stroudsburg                     Hampton Inn               m Bensalem                       Courtyard by Marriott
                                                                                                                                                                                               Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5935-2048
    ties, attaching kinesthetic activities to content, brain breaks
    and energizers, and movement oriented content games.
                                                                         May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17            A5105-2038                   Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19           A5935-2055               m West Chester              Holiday Inn

    m Allentown                  Wingate Hotel                        m West Chester                    Holiday Inn               m Chadds Ford                    Brandywine Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                               Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5935-2035

       Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5105-2029                              Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5105-2028                   Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25         A5935-2042               m Willow Grove                     Courtyard by Marriott

    m Bensalem                    Courtyard by Marriott               m Willow Grove              Courtyard by Marriott           m Chambersburg                   Hampton Inn
                                                                                                                                                                                               Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25           A5935-2046

       Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5105-2014                             Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5105-2017                         May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17           A5935-2056               m York                             Country Inn & Suites
                                                                                                                                                                                               Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22             A5935-2051
    m Easton                    Hampton Inn                           STRESS AND THE TEACHING                                     m Doylestown                     Delaware Valley
       Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5105-2018                                                                                                                         College                  MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
                                                                      AND LEARNING PROCESS
    m Exton                     Fairfield Inn                         Act 48 P.E. Hours: 30             A5145 (1 Grad. Cr.)
                                                                                                                                     Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29        A5935-2052
                                                                                                                                                                                            STRATEGIES: KAGAN’S
       Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5105-2019                            This graduate course is designed to give participants a     m Easton                         Hampton Inn              STRUCTURES
    m Gettysburg                          Site TBA                    comprehensive, research-based view of stress as it             Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25         A5935-2043
                                                                                                                                                                                            Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90             A5719 (3 Grad. Cr.)
       Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22                A5105-2027
                                                                      relates to their individual lives and the teaching and
                                                                      learning process. The implications of stress in this con-
                                                                                                                                  m Gettysburg                  Site TBA                    Students will learn the eight intelligences and develop
    m Harrisburg                Hampton Inn                           text will be examined from three perspectives: Stress          Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5935-2032                  the ability to implement curriculum and instruction to: 1)
                                                                                                                                                                                            provide access to curriculum through each intelligence;
       Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5105-2020                            and the learning environment, stress and the student,
                                                                      and stress and the educator.
                                                                                                                                  m Harrisburg                     Hampton Inn              2) develop each intelligence; 3) further the understand-
    m Lancaster                           Country Inn & Suites
                                                                      m Exton                           Fairfield Inn
                                                                                                                                     Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25         A5935-2044               ing and acceptance among students of each intelli-
       Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19                A5105-2015                                                                              m Hershey                   Site TBA                      gence in themselves and others.

    m Langhorne                 Site TBA
                                                                         Apr 25, 26                     A5145-2093
                                                                                                                                     Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5935-2036                    m Allentown                  Wingate Hotel
       Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5105-2021
                                                                      m Harrisburg                      Hampton Inn
                                                                                                                                  m King of Prussia           Mainstay Sleep Inn               Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5719-2034

    m Lebanon                             Site TBA
                                                                         Oct 11, 12                     A5145-2086
                                                                                                                                     Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5935-2033                    m Easton                    Hampton Inn
       Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29             A5105-2033
                                                                      m King of Prussia                 Mainstay Sleep Inn
                                                                                                                                  m Lebanon                    Site TBA                        Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5719-2033
                                                                         Dec 13, 14                     A5145-2087
    m Media                               Delaware Co.
                                                                      m Lebanon                         Lebanon Co. Tech.
                                                                                                                                     Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5935-2050
                                          Chamber of Commerce
                                                                         Dec 13, 14                     A5145-2088
                                                                                                                                  m Media                     Delaware Co.
       Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19                A5105-2016                                                                                                          Chamber of Commerce
    m Melrose Park               Gratz College
                                                                      m Philadelphia CC                 Site TBA                     Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5935-2034
                                                                         Apr 25, 26                     A5145-2094
       Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5105-2030                                                                                       m Philadelphia CC                Site TBA
    m Montgomeryville                     Courtyard by Marriott
                                                                      m Pottstown                       Comfort Inn                  Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22           A5935-2049
                                                                         Mar 28, 29                     A5145-2092
       Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29             A5105-2034                                                                              m Philadelphia NE                Sheraton Hotel
    m Morgantown                          Holiday Inn
                                                                      m Quakertown                      Hampton Inn                  Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25         A5935-2045
                                                                         Jan 31, Feb 1                  A5145-2091
       Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19                A5105-2035                                                                              m Quakertown                Hampton Inn
    m Philadelphia CC                     Site TBA
                                                                      m Reading                         Homewood Suites              Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5935-2037
                                                                         Apr 25, 26                     A5145-2095
       Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22                A5105-2031                                                                              m Ridley                         Ridley M.S.
    m Pottstown                           Comfort Inn
                                                                      m Upper Darby                     Upper Darby S.D.             Mar 13, 14, 15, 27, 28, 29    A5935-2053
                                                                         Apr 25, 26                     A5145-2096
       Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22                A5105-2032                                                                              Two Fridays: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.;
    m Quakertown                          Hampton Inn                                                                             Two Sat. & Two Sun.: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
       May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17                A5105-2037




4       RTC Fall 2008/Spring 2009 PA Schedule                                                                                                                                                RTC Fall 2008/Spring 2009 PA Schedule                       5
    DEALING WITH AD/HD-TYPE                                   DEALING WITH AD/HD continued:
                                                                                                                           SKILLS AND STRATEGIES                                        SKILLS AND STRATEGIES continued:
    BEHAVIOR IN THE                                                                                                        FOR INCLUSION AND
    CLASSROOM                                                 m Reading                          Homewood Suites           disABILITY AWARENESS                                         m Upper Darby                     Upper Darby S.D.
    Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90            A5728 (3 Grad. Cr.)         Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19             A5728-2076                Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90             A5727 (3 Grad. Cr.)           May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17            A5727-2242
    Regular classroom teachers must deal every day with       m Stroudsburg                 Quality Inn                    Students will gain a deeper understanding of disabili-       m Willow Grove                    Courtyard by Marriott
    students who are inattentive, impulsive, disorganized        Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5728-2058                     ties, and examine the social, academic and physical             Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5727-2226
    and/or distracted. This is AD/HD-type behavior,                                                                        considerations in school, community and home environ-
    whether or not the students are so classified. The        m Willow Grove                     Courtyard by Marriott     ments. Special emphasis is made on the ways that
    course provides teachers with comprehensive brain            Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29          A5728-2074                teachers can integrate information about disabilities into   EXPANDING STUDENT
    researched understanding of these behaviors, and pro-                                                                  the teaching of their curriculum and in managing their       THINKING IN THE
    vides ideas and strategies to stop these behaviors from                                                                specific classroom environments.
                                                              INTEGRATING ESSENTIAL                                                                                                     CLASSROOM
    interfering with school achievement.
                                                              SKILLS INTO THE                                              m Doylestown                      Delaware Valley            Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90             A5220 (3 Grad. Cr.)
    m Allentown                      Wingate Inn                                                                                                             College
       Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22           A5728-2066
                                                              CURRICULUM                                                                                                                Based on recent brain research and learner-centered
                                                                                                                              Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5727-2234                 principles, this is a practical experiential course on how
                                                              (Formerly: Integrating the Curricula)
    m Birdsboro                  Daniel Boone Area S.D.                                                                    m Easton                          Hampton Inn
                                                                                                                                                                                        to teach for, of and about thinking. Topics include the
                                                              Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90          A5228 (3 Grad. Cr.)                                                                        thoughtful and respectful classroom, specific thinking
       Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5728-2070                                                                                   Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5727-2239
                                                              Every teacher can help students integrate learning. In                                                                    skills and processes, questioning frameworks and meth-
    m Carlisle                       Site TBA                 this course, curricular integration is explored through      m Exton                      Fairfield Inn                   ods, metacognition and reflection, graphic organizers,
       Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22           A5728-2067               current research on experiential learning and higher-                                                                     and cooperative learning to enhance thinking.
                                                                                                                              Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5727-2233
    m Doylestown                Delaware Valley
                                                              level thinking processes. Students learn best when
                                                              associations and connections are provided in our les-        m Harrisburg                      Hampton Inn
                                                                                                                                                                                        m Allentown                       Wingate Hotel
                                College                       sons. Integration structures include applications within a                                                                   Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5220-2307
                                                                                                                              Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5727-2235
       Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5728-2059                    traditional instructional approach, as well as those that
                                                                                                                           m King of Prussia                 Mainstay Sleep Inn
                                                                                                                                                                                        m Bensalem                   Courtyard by Marriott
                                                              require teachers to collaborate in their planning. In this
    m Exton                          Fairfield Inn            course, structures are demonstrated, practiced and              Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5727-2236
                                                                                                                                                                                           Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5220-2302
       Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29        A5728-2073               applied at elementary, middle, and high school levels.
                                                                                                                           m Lancaster                  Country Inn & Suites
                                                                                                                                                                                        m Easton                      Hampton Inn
    m Gettysburg                     Site TBA                 m Bensalem                         Courtyard by Marriott        Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5727-2238
                                                                                                                                                                                           Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5220-2297
       Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19           A5728-2075                  Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29          A5228-2227
                                                                                                                           m Langhorne                   Site TBA
                                                                                                                                                                                        m King of Prussia                 Mainstay Sleep Inn
    m King of Prussia            Mainstay Sleep Inn           m Easton                     Hampton Inn                        Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5727-2224
                                                                                                                                                                                           May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17            A5220-2308
       Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5728-2071                      Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5228-2224
                                                                                                                           m Lebanon                         Lebanon Co. Tech.
                                                                                                                                                                                        m Melrose Park               Gratz College
    m Lancaster                      Country Inn & Suites     m King of Prussia                  Mainstay Sleep Inn           Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5727-2240
                                                                                                                                                                                           Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5220-2303
       Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22           A5728-2072                  Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16            A5228-2221
                                                                                                                           m Media                           Site TBA
                                                                                                                                                                                        m Montgomeryville                 Courtyard by Marriott
    m Langhorne                      Site TBA                 Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.                     Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25          A5727-2231
                                                                                                                                                                                           Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5220-2306
       Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25         A5728-2064               Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                           m Melrose Park                    Gratz College
                                                                                                                                                                                        m Pottstown                   Comfort Inn
    m Lebanon                        Lebanon Co. Tech.        m Montgomeryville            Courtyard by Marriott              Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29         A5727-2241
                                                                                                                                                                                           Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5220-2298
       Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22           A5728-2068                  Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5228-2225
                                                                                                                           m Montgomeryville                 Site TBA
                                                                                                                                                                                        m Quakertown                      Hampton Inn
    m Media                          Site TBA                 m Philadelphia NE                  Sheraton Hotel               Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16           A5727-2227
                                                                                                                                                                                           Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5220-2304
       May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17           A5728-2077                  Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19             A5228-2220
                                                                                                                           Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                        m Ridley                       Ridley M.S.
    m Montgomeryville            Courtyard by Marriott        m Quakertown                  Hampton Inn                    Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 7, 8, 9 A5220-2299
                                                                 Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5228-2219                                                                                  Two Fridays: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.;
       Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5728-2061
                                                                                                                           m Philadelphia NE                 Sheraton Hotel
    m Morgantown                Holiday Inn                   m Reading                          Country Inn & Suites         Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16           A5727-2228
                                                                                                                                                                                        Two Sat. & Two Sun.: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
       Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5728-2062                       Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19             A5228-2228
                                                                                                                           Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                        m Scranton                        Marriott Courtyard,
    m Philadelphia CC             Site TBA                    m West Chester                     Holiday Inn               Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Moosic
                                                                                                 A5228-2226                                                                                May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17            A5220-2309
       Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5728-2057                     Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22
                                                                                                                           m Pottstown                       Comfort Inn
                                                                                                                                                                                        m West Chester
    m Philadelphia NE                Sheraton Hotel                                                                           Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5727-2237
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Holiday Inn
                                                                                                                                                                                           Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5220-2305
       Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22           A5728-2069
                                                                                                                           m Quakertown                      Hampton Inn
    m Pottstown                      Comfort Inn                                                                              Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25          A5727-2232
       Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16          A5728-2060
                                                                                                                           m Reading                     Homewood Suites
    Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.                                                                               Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5727-2225
    Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.


6       RTC Fall 2008/Spring 2009 PA Schedule                                                                                                                                            RTC Fall 2008/Spring 2009 PA Schedule                       7
    TEACHING FOR SUCCESS                                         TEACHING FOR SUCCESS continued:
                                                                                                                             TEACHING AND LEARNING                                       TEACHING AND LEARNING continued:
    IN THE MULTICULTURAL                                                                                                     THROUGH MULTIPLE
    CLASSROOM                                                    m West Chester                    Hampton Inn, Frazier      INTELLIGENCES                                               m Reading                   Homewood Suites
    Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90             A5229 (3 Grad. Cr.)           Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5229-2444                Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90             A5221 (3 Grad. Cr.)          Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5221-2404
    Participants will examine curriculum, understand and         m Willow Grove                    SpringHill Suites         Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences pro-      m Stroudsburg                    Hampton Inn
    develop a sensitivity toward the cultural “perils and pit-      Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5229-2453                vides an innovative perspective on creating effective          Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22           A5221-2414
    falls” in teaching different ethnic groups, and work to                                                                  teaching/learning environments. Participants will be
    develop a variety of instructional techniques.               m York                            Hampton Inn               involved in experiential activities which will broaden      m Upper Darby                    Upper Darby S.D.
    • Critically examine and challenge personal, cultural           Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5229-2459                their understanding of Gardner’s work and guide them           Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19           A5221-2417
                                                                                                                             in developing practical applications for using this theo-
       and curricular assumptions and values
                                                                                                                             ry at all grade levels and in all content areas.            m Willow Grove               Courtyard by Marriott
    • Develop classroom lessons that include diverse cultur-     TEACHING READERS TO                                                                                                        Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5221-2413
       al perspectives, and address the cognitive, affective                                                                 • Theories of human intelligence as applied to educa-
       and pedagogical components of multicultural under-
                                                                 THINK (K – 8)                                                  tional environments
       standing at the classroom level                           Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90              5117 (3 Grad. Cr.)       • Enriching required subject areas by using strategies      NUTRITION AND THE
    m Allentown                        Comfort Inn               The course explores the concept of balanced literacy
                                                                 and how to create a literate community within every
                                                                                                                                that utilize several intelligences
                                                                                                                             • Motivational strategies to engage the “hard-to-teach”
                                                                                                                                                                                         TEACHING AND LEARNING
       Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29          A5229-2456                classroom. Participants will learn how to create indi-         student
                                                                                                                                                                                         PROCESS
    m Doylestown                       Bucks County I.U. #22     vidualized reading timelines for students, building home
                                                                 and school connections. The techniques unlocking the
                                                                                                                             • Rotating teaching techniques to apply to a variety of     Act 48 P.E. Hours: 30            A5720 (1 Grad. Cr.)
       Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19             A5229-2442                                                                               intelligence preferences                                 This graduate course is designed to give participants a
                                                                 written word, and strategies to read reflectively both as                                                               comprehensive, research-based view of nutrition as it
    m Harrisburg                       Site TBA                  part of class activities and independently will be devel-   m Bensalem                   Courtyard by Marriott          relates to the teaching and learning process. The impli-
       May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17             A5229-2460                oped. Ways to assess the success of the balanced lit-          Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5221-2412                     cations of supportive nutrition and learning will be
                                                                 eracy program will be discussed.
    m Hershey                    SpringHill Suites                                                                           m Boyertown                       Boyertown S.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                         examined through:

       Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5229-2451
                                                                 m Allentown                 Wingate Inn
                                                                                                                                Jan. 20 – Mar. 17              A5221-2410
                                                                                                                                                                                         • the basics of proper nutrition
                                                                    Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5117-2176                                                                                  • the educator and school as role models for nutritional
    m King of Prussia           Site TBA
                                                                 m Bensalem                        Courtyard by Marriott
                                                                                                                             Tuesdays 4:00 – 8:15 p.m.                                      excellence
       Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5229-2446
                                                                    May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17            A5117-2183
                                                                                                                             m Chadds Ford                     Brandywine Hotel          • nutrition, water, and their effect on brain function
                                                                                                                                                                                            through correlating research on school performance
    m Langhorne                  Site TBA
                                                                 m Doylestown                      Delaware Valley
                                                                                                                                Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5221-2415
                                                                                                                                                                                         • childhood obesity, its causes and the role schools
       Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5229-2452
                                                                                                   College
                                                                                                                             m Doylestown                      Delaware Valley              play in its increase
    m Lebanon                   Lebanon Co. Tech.                   May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17            A5117-2184
                                                                                                                                                               College
                                                                                                                                                                                         m Doylestown                     Delaware Valley
       Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5229-2447                                                                                      Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5221-2416
                                                                 m Hershey                         SpringHill Suites                                                                                                      College
    m Montgomeryville                  Courtyard by Marriott        May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17            A5117-2185
                                                                                                                             m Exton                           Fairfield Inn                Dec 13, 14                    A5720-2050
       Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19             A5229-2457
                                                                 m King of Prussia             Mainstay Sleep Inn
                                                                                                                                May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17            A5221-2418
                                                                                                                                                                                         m Harrisburg                     Hampton Inn
    m Philadelphia NE                  Sheraton Hotel               Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5117-2174
                                                                                                                             m Harrisburg                 Hampton Inn                       Apr 25, 26                    A5720-2053
       Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22             A5229-2454
                                                                 m Media                           Site TBA
                                                                                                                                Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5221-2409
                                                                                                                                                                                         m Hershey                        SpringHill Suites
    m Pottstown                        Site TBA                     Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5117-2182
                                                                                                                             m King of Prussia                 Mainstay Sleep Inn           Oct 18, 19                    A5720-2049
       Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25           A5229-2450
                                                                 m Philadelphia NE            Sheraton Hotel
                                                                                                                                Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5221-2411
                                                                                                                                                                                         m Willow Grove                   Courtyard by Marriott
    m Quakertown                       Hampton Inn                  Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5117-2179
                                                                                                                             m Lancaster                       Country Inn & Suites         Apr 25, 26                    A5720-2054
       Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16            A5229-2445
                                                                 m Reading                         Country Inn & Suites
                                                                                                                                Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16           A5221-2406
                                                                                                                                                                                         m York                           Country Inn & Suites
    Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.                                                                              Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.                    May 16,17                     A5720-2055
                                                                    Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5117-2180
    Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.                                                                                                  Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.
                                                                 m Upper Darby                     Upper Darby S.D.
    m Reading                          Homewood Suites              Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16           A5117-2175
                                                                                                                             m Langhorne                       Site TBA
       Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22             A5229-2455                                                                               Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5221-2403
                                                                 Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    m Scranton                         Site TBA                  Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                             m Melrose Park              Gratz College
       Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19             A5229-2443                                                                               Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5221-2405
                                                                 m Willow Grove                    Courtyard by Marriott
    m Stroudsburg                      Hampton Inn                  Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5117-2181
       Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19             A5229-2458




8       RTC Fall 2008/Spring 2009 PA Schedule                                                                                                                                             RTC Fall 2008/Spring 2009 PA Schedule                     9
     BRAIN-BASED TEACHING                                       BRAIN-BASED continued:
                                                                                                                          THE COOPERATIVE                                            COOPERATIVE
     AND LEARNING                                                                                                         CLASSROOM: KAGAN’S                                         DISCIPLINE
     Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90            A5726 (3 Grad. Cr.)       m York                       Country Inn & Suites         INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES                                    Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90            A5296 (3 Grad. Cr.)
     Students will learn how the brain processes information,     Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16       A5726-2300                   Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90             A5291 (3 Grad. Cr.)      This classroom management program shifts the disci-
     the functions of the senses, working memory, long-term     Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.               Learn the theory and research of cooperative learning      pline paradigm from controlling student behavior
     memory, storage and retrieval, and the development of      Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.                                   and the approach developed by Dr. Spencer Kagan.           through rewards and punishment to managing and
     the self concept.                                                                                                    The course guides participants in the acquisition of a     motivating students by building self-esteem and helping
     • Learn when to present new material                                                                                 wide range of practical instructional methods called       all students make better choices. The goal is student
                                                                INCREASING STUDENT                                                                                                   growth: academically, socially and psychologically. As
     • Understand the power of transfer in the                                                                            Co-op Structures, and provides them with a theoretical
       teaching/learning process                                RESPONSIBILITY AND                                        framework that helps teachers decide which structures      part of the course students will learn over 50 strategies
                                                                                                                                                                                     to use the moment misbehavior occurs and increase stu-
     • Improve processing and retention through various         SELF-DISCIPLINE IN LEARNING                               or tools to use at different points in the instructional
                                                                                                                                                                                     dent achievement.
                                                                                                                          cycle.
       techniques                                               COMMUNITIES
     • Learn more about left-right brain preferences, and                                                                 • Intensify motivation to learn                            m Allentown                       Wingate Inn
                                                                Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90             A5226 (3 Grad. Cr.)
       developing higher-level thinking                                                                                   • Decrease time lost to classroom management                  Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25          A5296-2386
                                                                This course provides a three-dimensional model for
     m Allentown                  Wingate Inn                   understanding why certain students act irresponsibly      • Deepen thinking skills                                   m Chadds Ford                     Brandywine Hotel
       Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5726-2296                      inside and outside of the classroom. It involves an       • Improve acceptance of mainstreamed students                 Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29         A5296-2391
     m Bensalem                   Comfort Inn, Trevose          intrapersonal approach that focuses on students’ inter-
                                                                nal dialogue, and helps them resolve their inner con-
                                                                                                                          m Allentown                   Wingate Inn                  m Doylestown                 Delaware Valley
       Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22        A5726-2307                                                                                 Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5291-2338                                                College
                                                                flicts, develop more productive self-talk and become
     m Chambersburg               Hampton inn                   more responsible and self-disciplined.                    m Bensalem                        Courtyard by Marriott       Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5296-2387
       Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19        A5726-2293                    m Bensalem                  Courtyard by Marriott            Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5291-2339               m Harrisburg                 Hampton Inn
     m Doylestown                 Bucks County I.U. #22            Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5226-2377                    m Harrisburg                      Hampton Inn                 Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5296-2389
       Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25      A5726-2303
     m Exton                      Site TBA
                                                                m Boyertown                       Boyertown S.D.             Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5291-2340               m King of Prussia                 Mainstay Sleep Inn
       Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16       A5726-2298
                                                                   Sep 16 – Nov. 11               A5226-2375              m Hershey                    SpringHill Suites                Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5296-2381
     Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.                Tuesdays 4:00 – 8:15 p.m.                                    Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5291-2347                    m Lancaster                  Country Inn & Suites
     Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.                                    m Carlisle                        Site TBA                m King of Prussia                 Mainstay Sleep Inn          Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5296-2388
     m Harrisburg                 Hampton Inn                      Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16           A5226-2378                 Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25          A5291-2345               m Langhorne                       Hampton Inn, Newtown
       Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19        A5726-2309                    Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.               m Langhorne                       Site TBA                    Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5296-2393
     m Lancaster                  Country Inn & Suites          Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.                                      Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5291-2348               m Lebanon                   Lebanon Co. Tech.
       Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29 A5726-2308                        m Doylestown                 Site TBA                     m Media                           Delaware Co.                Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5296-2382
     m Langhorne                  Hampton Inn, Newtown             Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5226-2384                                                     Chamber of Commerce      m Melrose Park                    Gratz College
       Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22        A5726-2305
     m Lebanon                    Site TBA
                                                                m Lancaster                       Country Inn & Suites       Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16           A5291-2341                  Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5296-2394
       Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19        A5726-2294
                                                                   Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5226-2385              Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.                m Morgantown                  Holiday Inn
     m Matamoras                  Site TBA                      m Media                       Delaware Co.                Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.                                       Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5296-2379
       Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16       A5726-2299                                                  Chamber of Commerce         m Quakertown                      Hampton Inn              m Philadelphia NE             Ramada Inn
                                                                   Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5226-2376                     Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5291-2349                  Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5296-2380
     Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
     Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.                                    m Montgomeryville                 Courtyard by Marriott   m Reading                         Homewood Suites          m Pottstown                       Comfort Inn
     m Media                      Site TBA                         May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17            A5226-2387                 May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17            A5291-2350                  Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5296-2395
       Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5726-2304                     m Philadelphia NE                 Ramada Inn              m Willow Grove                    Courtyard by Marriott    m Quakertown                      Hampton Inn
     m Reading                    Sheraton Hotel                   May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17            A5226-2388                 Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16           A5291-2342                  Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5296-2390
       May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17        A5726-2310
                                                                m Pottstown                  Comfort Inn                  Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.                m Reading                         Homewood Suites
     m Stroudsburg                Quality Inn                      Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5226-2383                   Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.                                       Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29         A5296-2392
       Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5726-2297
                                                                m Stroudsburg                     Hampton Inn             m York                            Country Inn & Suites     m Scranton
     m Upper Darby                Upper Darby S.D.
                                                                   Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25          A5226-2382                 Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5291-2346
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Site TBA
       Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19        A5726-2295                                                                                                                                            Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5296-2383
     m West Chester               Holiday Inn                   m West Chester                    Holiday Inn                                                                        m West Chester              Holiday inn
       May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17        A5726-2311                       Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5226-2386                                                                            Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5296-2384
     m Willow Grove               Courtyard by Marriott         m Willow Grove              Courtyard by Marriott                                                                    m Willow Grove                    Courtyard by Marriott
       Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5726-2306                        Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5226-2379                                                                                  Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5296-2396


10       RTC Fall 2008/Spring 2009 PA Schedule                                                                                                                                        RTC Fall 2008/Spring 2009 PA Schedule                      11
     STYLES OF TEACHING:                                        STYLES OF TEACHING continued:                               ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES continued:                                DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION continued:
     PERSONALITY TYPE IN
     THE CLASSROOM                                              m Reading                         Homewood Suites           m Lebanon                    Site TBA                           m Easton                     Holiday Inn Express
     Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90            A5289 (3 Grad. Cr.)          Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22            A5289-2447                   Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5225-2435                           May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17        A5146-2162
     Styles of teaching, based on Jung's four basic personal-   m Upper Darby                Upper Darby S.D.               m Media                     Delaware Co.                        m Exton                      Fairfield Inn
     ity types will be explored and compared. Participants         Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5289-2450                                                 Chamber of Commerce                   Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22        A5146-2159
     will delve into an understanding of their own style and
     organizational preferences while at the same time          m West Chester                    Hampton Inn, Frazier         Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5225-2430                          m Harrisburg                 Site TBA
     building a clearer understanding of the needs of other        Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25          A5289-2444                m Montgomeryville                   Site TBA                      Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16       A5146-2147
     types. Issues pertaining to teaching, learning, class-
     room management, communicating, conflict resolution,       m Willow Grove                Courtyard by Marriott            Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25            A5225-2433                  Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
     esteem building, and problem solving will be examined         Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5289-2436                    m Philadelphia NE           Ramada Inn                          Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.
     and applied to classroom situations.                                                                                      Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5225-2426                          m King of Prussia            Mainstay Sleep Inn
     m Allentown                      Comfort Inn               ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES:                                      m Pottstown                 Comfort Inn                           Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29     A5146-2160
                                                                ASSESSING FOR STUDENT
        Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22           A5289-2451                                                                               Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5225-2427                          m Lancaster                  Country Inn & Suites
     m Chadds Ford                 Brandywine Hotel             LEARNING                                                    m Reading                           Site TBA                      Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22        A5146-2156
                                                                Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90             A5225 (3 Grad. Cr.)
        Sep 26, 27, 28, Oct 11, 12 A5289-2435                                                                                  Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19              A5225-2425                  m Langhorne                  Site TBA
     m Easton                         Wyndham Hotel             The main focus of this course is on using assessment to
                                                                support teachers in examining the effectiveness of their    m Reading                    Country Inn & Suites                 May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17        A5146-2163
        Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29        A5289-2453                own practices, to improve student learning and to help         Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5225-2438                         m Lebanon                    Site TBA
     m Gettysburg                     Site TBA                  students become effective self-assessors. Teachers will
                                                                                                                            m West Chester               Hampton Inn, Frazier                 Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19        A5146-2161
                                                                have opportunities to use a wide range of assessment
        Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16          A5289-2438
                                                                tools, developing skills that reflect a personal philoso-      Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5225-2436                         m Philadelphia CC            Site TBA
     Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.                phy of assessment. While written tests are addressed,
                                                                most of the emphasis is on performance assessment.
                                                                                                                            m Willow Grove              SpringHill Suites                     May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17        A5146-2164
     Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.
                                                                Key ideas are discovered experientially through a              Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5225-2428                          m Pottstown                  Site TBA
     m Harrisburg                     Site TBA                  hands-on approach.                                                                                                            May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17        A5146-2165
                                                                                                                            DIFFERENTIATED
        Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22           A5289-2452                m Allentown                       Wingate Inn                                                                               m Quakertown                 Holiday Inn Express
     m King of Prussia            Mainstay Sleep Inn               Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5225-2424                INSTRUCTION                                                       Oct 3, 4, 5, 18, 19        A5146-2146
                                                                                                                            Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90               A5146 (3 Grad. Cr.)
        Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5289-2445                    m Chambersburg                    Hampton Inn                                                                               m Reading                    Country Inn & Suites
     m Lancaster                      Willow Valley Hotel          Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29         A5225-2439
                                                                                                                            The focus of this course is to provide a framework to
                                                                                                                            design effective instruction for all students using differen-     Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25      A5146-2152
        Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25         A5289-2441                m Doylestown                      Bucks County I.U. #22     tiated instruction (DI). Participants will investigate the      m Upper Darby                Upper Darby S.D.
     m Langhorne                 Hampton Inn, Newtown              Nov 1, 2, 14, 15, 16           A5225-2429
                                                                                                                            theoretical background, rationale, and principles of dif-
                                                                                                                            ferentiated instruction and translate them to their class-        Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22        A5146-2157
        Oct 24, 25, 26, Nov 8, 9 A5289-2437                     Days 1 & 2 and 4 & 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.                 room setting. Course instruction will include modeling          m Willow Grove              Days Inn
     m Lebanon                        Lebanon Co. Tech.         Day 3: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m.                                     of DI principles and strategies.                                  Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5146-2154
        Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25         A5289-2442                m Easton                     Holiday Inn Express            m Bensalem                          Courtyard by Marriott
     m Media                      Site TBA                         Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5225-2434                        Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22              A5146-2155
        Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5289-2448                    m Harrisburg                      Hampton Inn               m Birdsboro                 Daniel Boone Area S.D.
     m Montgomeryville                Courtyard by Marriott        Mar 13, 14, 15, 28, 29         A5225-2440                   Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5146-2148
        Feb 6, 7, 8, 21, 22           A5289-2446                m King of Prussia                 Site TBA                  m Carlisle                          Site TBA
     m Morgantown                     Holiday Inn                  Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19            A5225-2441                   Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22              A5146-2158
        Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25         A5289-2443                m Lancaster                       Site TBA                  m Chadds Ford                Brandywine Hotel
     m Philadelphia NE                Sheraton Hotel               May 1, 2, 3, 16, 17            A5225-2442                   Jan 16, 17, 18, 31, Feb 1 A5146-2153
        Apr 3, 4, 5, 18, 19           A5289-2454                m Langhorne                  Site TBA                       m Doylestown                Delaware Valley
     m Quakertown                 Holiday Inn Express              Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5225-2437                                                 College
        Feb 13, 14, 15, 28, Mar 1 A5289-2449                                                                                   Nov 21, 22, 23, Dec 6, 7 A5146-2149




12       RTC Fall 2008/Spring 2009 PA Schedule                                                                                                                                               RTC Fall 2008/Spring 2009 PA Schedule              13
                                                                                                                                                   The RTC mission is to provide high-quality graduate courses that enhance teachers’
     EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH:                                                                                                                         knowledge, skills and strategies. We take an innovative approach to continuing
                                                                MASTER OF ARTS                                                                     education. Our courses, taught by highly skilled classroom practitioners, are collegial,
     PRACTICE AND THEORY                                                                                                                           interactive and project focused. RTC courses are consistently rated as excellent by
                                                                IN EDUCATION
     Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90            45196 (3 Grad. Cr.)                                                                                          participants who return to their classrooms with new teaching skills and tools.
     This course is open only to students matriculated in the   Program Objectives: To expand substan-
     M.A. in Education at Gratz College, with permission of     tially each candidate’s understanding                                                                                       EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
     the MAED Director.                                         and mastery of the most current and val-            IMPORTANT INFORMATION
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Professional Development
     m Melrose Park                   Gratz College             ued instructional strategies in order to            Early registration is recommended. Students wish-                          Consultation
        Sep 12, 13, 14, 27, 28        45196-2094                enhance classroom instruction and the               ing to transfer these credits to another institution, to
                                                                teacher’s professionalism. In addition, the                                                                                  • Graduate Education Courses
     m Melrose Park                   Gratz College
                                                                program will increase the learning poten-
                                                                                                                    apply them toward certification, or to use them for                        and Degree Programs in NJ, PA
        Jan 9, 10, 11, 24, 25         45196-2096                                                                    their PIP, should seek permission or advisement from                       and MD
                                                                tial of students in the candidates’ class-
     m Melrose Park                   Gratz College             rooms by developing learning strategies,            the appropriate advisor or agency. Students should                       • Inservice Workshops
        Mar 6, 7, 8, 21, 22           45196-2098                higher-level thinking skills, multiple intelli-     start the permission process ASAP so that it does not
                                                                gences, etc. All courses listed throughout          become too late to get into the class of their choice.
                                                                                                                                                                                            THESE UNIQUE
     ACTION RESEARCH:                                           this brochure are taught using a combina-           Please note: Some locations for classes are tenta-                      COURSES ARE
     PLANNING AND DESIGN                                        tion of whole group and small group dis-
                                                                                                                    tive. RTC will make every effort to keep classes in                      • Interactive
                                                                cussion, cooperative learning strategies
     (Prerequisite: 45196)                                                                                          the same approximate area if a specific location                         • Intellectually stimulating
                                                                and individualized instruction. “Theory
     Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90            45197 (3 Grad. Cr.)       into practice” is stressed, with instruction        needs to be changed.                                                     • Engaging
     This course is open only to students matriculated in the   focusing on “real-life” classroom teaching          Any of the courses listed in this brochure can be                        • Compliant with curricular
     M.A. in Education at Gratz College, with permission of
                                                                situations.                                         made available at your site within Pennsylvania if                         standards
     the advisor.
     m Tutorial                       Independent study
                                                                Coursework for this 33 credit M.A. in
                                                                Education program is offered on campus
                                                                                                                    15 or more participants will enroll on a mutually                        • Applicable immediately
                                                                                                                    agreeable schedule. The course(s) will be taught by                        in the classroom
                                                                and at many off-campus sites in                     a certified instructor either on a graduate or inser-
     PERFORMANCE PROJECT:                                                                                                                                                                    • Research based
                                                                Pennsylvania. Three credits (one course:            vice basis, and can be arranged with a school dis-
     COMPLETION,                                                Education Research 45196) must be taken
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Practical
                                                                                                                    trict willing to “host” the course or with a group of
     PRESENTATION AND                                           on campus in Melrose Park.                                                                                                   • Activity/project focused
                                                                                                                    teachers wanting to enroll. For more information,
     EVALUATION                                                 Please note: The three courses relating to          contact the Regional Training Center, 486 Route 10
     (Prerequisite: 54197)                                      the Research and Performance Project                                                                                        RTC CAN HELP YOU
                                                                                                                    West. Randolph, NJ 07869 (or call toll free: 1-
     Act 48 P.E. Hours: 90            45198 (3 Grad. Cr.)       are open only to students matriculated in                                                                                    • Gain valuable strategies
                                                                                                                    800-433-4740)
     This course is open only to students matriculated in the   THE MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION                                                                                                for the classroom
     M.A. in Education at Gratz College, with permission of     degree program at GRATZ COLLEGE.                                                                                             • Advance professionally
     the advisor.
                                                                Students wishing to matriculate must be                                                                                      • Meet district initiatives
     m Tutorial                       Independent study         accepted NO LATER THAN the time the                                                                                          • Join a M.Ed degree program
                                                                student has completed 12 credits.
                                                                For more information and an                       Graduate Course Credit Information: All courses are for graduate credit through Gratz College. Credits
                                                                application:                                      may apply toward graduate degree programs at Gratz College or other universities. Prior to register-
                                                                Call the MAED office at
                                                                                                                  ing, check with your advisor. Credits may also be applied toward Pennsylvania Level II certification,
                                                                GRATZ COLLEGE
                                                                                                                  recertification, ACT 48 Professional Education credit and/or advancement on the salary scale.
                                                                1.800.475.4635 ext. 129
                                                                                                                  The Gratz College’s main campus is located in the Philadelphia suburb of Melrose Park. Founded in
                                                                                                                  1895, the College awards bachelor’s degrees, professionally oriented master’s degrees and special-
                                                                                                                  ized certification. The College is chartered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and accred-
                                                                                                                  ited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

                                                                                                                  Gratz College and the Regional Training Center are equal opportunity institutions, and do not dis-
                                                                                                                  criminate according to gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.




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