Below is a list of archived EdLion sessions. We will be adding to this page as they become available.
Due to changes implemented by PDE, the archived EdLion sessions are not eligible for Act 48 hours. (Act 48 credit is for teachers currently employed in Pennsylvania. The state of Pennsylvania has established that teachers either need to work on an advanced degree or they can receive Act 48 credit through approved workshops and professional development sessions.)
A two-session series presented by Lindsay Covert, director of Project TEAM at Penn State.
Session I, November 10, 2016
View Session I here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p2z1two9gl1/
"Special Education - Inclusion"
A two-session series presented by Dr. Kaleena Selfridge, assistant professor of Special Education at Penn State.
Session I, April 30, 2015
Academic aspects of inclusion.
View Session I here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p31j5g1hpwg/
Session II, May 7, 2015
Inclusion from a behavioral aspect
View Session II here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p8gufcpjcrz/
"Literacy in the Place-Conscious Classroom."
A three-session series presented by Sarah Fischer, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Penn State.
Session I, October 16, 2014
What is a Place-Conscious Approach to Teaching?
View Session I here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p8zmr51uybf/
Session II, October 23, 2014
Literacy in the Place-Conscious Classroom: the Ideal
View Session II here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p6xwh9fze77/
Session III, October 30, 2014
Navigating the Realities of Literacy in the Place-Conscious Classroom
View Session III here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p16w3dbikkc/
"Dealing with Psycho-pharmaceuticals and Students"
A three-session series presented by Dr. Laura Klein, associate professor of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State and the Director of the Penn State Behavioral Neuroimmunomodulation Laboratory (BNIL)
Session I, March 24, 2014
How drugs affect the brain and move through the body.
View Session I here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p389ls9rofw/
Session II, March 31, 2014
View Session II here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p2ds5xlxgw2/
Session III, April 7, 2014
Other drugs: alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and illegal drugs.
View Session II here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p7k8f000q44/
"Intervention for students with or at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders: A functional approach"
A two-session series presented by Dr. David Lee, associate professor of education in Special Education at Penn State University.
Session I October 30, 2013
Discuss the use of functional assessment to determine the purpose of maladaptive behavior in school settings.
View Session I here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p3jlybkqco5/
Session II November 6, 2013
Linking the results of functional assessments to intervention.
View Session II here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p3nv31r26ob/
"Bullying Intervention and Prevention"
a series of three one-hour online sessions presented by Drs. JoLynn Carney and Richard Hazler, professors of education in Counselor Education at Penn State University.
Session I, March 28, 2013
"Understanding the Issues of Bullying"
View Session I here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p85i2h0x349/
Session II, April 4, 2013
"Essential Intervention for Individuals and Groups"
View Session II here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p4hn01a9co2/
Session III, April 11, 2013
"Bullying Prevention/Intervention Programs for Schools and Communities"
View Session III here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p806nkols3h/
"Bring Back the Boys: Re-engaging Boys in Learning Through Media"
a series of three one-hour online sessions presented by Dr. Alison Carr-Chellman, Penn State University
Session I, March 14, 2012
"The Boy Problem Explored"
View Session I here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p90p0z7oxwj/
Session II, March 21, 2012
"Gaming to Re-engage Boys in Learning"
View Session II here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p7pjtmgfj1e/
Session III, March 28, 2012
"Transmedia to Re-engage Boys in Learning"
View Session III here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p7wn1i0iiln/
"Getting Results in the Classroom with Computer-Based Mindtools"
a series of three one-hour online sessions presented by Dr. David Popp, Penn State University
Session I, April 28, 2011
"Information Processing and Schema Development"
View Session I here: breeze.psu.edu/p65056384/
Session II, May 5, 2011
"Computers as Mindtools: Using the Affordances of Computer Programs to Support the Memory Demands of Learning"
View Session II here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p16w336tpoe/
Session III, May 12, 2011
"Getting Results: Case Studies of Effective Mindtool Use in Classrooms"
View Session III here: meeting.psu.edu/p66598868/
Teacher Survival Skills
a three-part EdLion Webinar Series
Session I, October 5, 2010
"Landing Your First Job and Staying Competitive"
Presenter: Dr. Joseph Clapper, Quaker Valley School District.
This interactive online session, the first in a series of three, will focus on staying competitive in a sluggish market. Presenter will provide a brief background on four topics: The importance of substitute teaching; Building a relationship with the school administration; Keeping your certification up-to-date; the ins and outs of Act 48.
View Session I here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p20872477/
Session II, October 12, 2010
Presenter: Robert Abraham, Legal Consultant and Lecturer
Robert Abraham has been an attorney for 25 years and has spent 20 years representing teachers through the Pennsylvania State Education Association. He has worked with School law for many years and will make participants aware of situations to avoid as a teacher. He will share his experience working with teacher lawsuits to prepare teachers to be aware potential risky situations.
View Session II here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p27529273/
Session III, October 19, 2010
"Dealing with Challenging Parents"
Presenter: James Schweinberg, Principal, at East Union Intermediate Center in the Deer Lakes School District
Mr. Schweinberg has 23 years of experience in education as a teacher and administrator. He has run into many challenging parents throughout his career. Throughout this experience he has to identify when parents can become challenging as well as methods to deal with those parents.
View Session III here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p79991719/
Managing Your Classroom Effectively
a three-part EdLion Webinar Series
Session I, March 4, 2010
"Using The Responsive Classroom Approach as a Framework for Thinking about Classroom Learning Environments"
Presenters: Dr. Jim Nolan, Hermanowicz Professor of Education, Penn State; Ms. Jodi Kamin, Elementary Teacher and PDS Co-Coordinator, State College Area School District; Ms. Mardi McDonough, Middle School Teacher and Former PDS Co-Coordinator, State College Area School District; Ms. Deana Washell, Elementary Teacher and PDS Co-Coordinator, State College Area School District
This interactive online session, the first in a series of three, will focus on the use of the responsive classroom approach as a way to think about creating and sustaining classroom communities at the elementary and middle school levels.
View Session I here: breeze.psu.edu/p67446028/
Session II, March 18, 2010
"Universal Design in Learning"
Presenter: Dr. Shirley Woika, Assistant Professor of School Psychology, Penn State
View Session II here: https://meeting.psu.edu/p64262841/
Session III, March 25, 2010
Presenter: Dr. James Levin, affiliate associate professor of Education and senior Division of Undergraduate Studies programs coordinator.
View Session III here: breeze.psu.edu/p73768990/
An Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally (LGBTA) Concerns in the Schools
a three-part EdLion Webinar Series
Sponsored by the College of Education's
Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee
Session I, June 2
"Understanding the Basics"
Presenter: Allison Subasic, director of the LGBTA Student Resource Center, will help explain basic terminology, concepts, and challenges associated with LGBTA issues.
View Session I here: https://breeze.psu.edu/p58221204/
Session II, June 9
Presenter: Peggy Lorah, director of the Center for Women Students, will provide some strategies and skill building exercises to help you become more comfortable and more effective in working with students, colleagues, and parents who are LGBTA.
View Session II here: https://breeze.psu.edu/p55446125/
Session III, June 16
Presenter: Denise Hinds-Zaami, Counselor and Diversity Advocate for Students and Multicultural Resource Center, will discuss ways you can integrate new, more welcoming and affirming approaches within your classroom and school.
View Session III here: https://breeze.psu.edu/p13782425/
New Nonfiction Children's Books with Technology Connections for Grades Three to Five
Broadcast date: December 4, 2008
Presenters: Elisa Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Education, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction; Karla M. Schmit, Doctoral candidate in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Language & Literacy and a specialization in Children's Literature. She is also Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian and Assistant Director of Pennsylvania Center for the Book.
View this session here: https://breeze.psu.edu/p24853751/
(Please give the session a few moments to get started, and be sure your speakers are on).
Cyberbullying: Addressing an Old Problem in a New Digital World
Broadcast date: November 18, 2008
Presenter: Iris Beckwith, President connectED4safety LLC
View this session here: https://breeze.psu.edu/p90245091/ (Please give the session a few moments to get started, and be sure your speakers are on).
Coping with Problem Behaviors in the Classroom
Broadcast date: November 13, 2008
Presenters: Dr. Jim Nolan; Henry J. Hermanowicz Professor of Teacher Education, Professor of Education-Educational Leadership and Graduate Supervisory Certificate Contact; Deana Washell, primary teacher; Jodi Kamen, intermediate teacher; and Mardi McDonough, 6th grade teacher, all from the State College Area School District
View this session here: https://breeze.psu.edu/p35633897/ (Please give the session a few moments to get started, and be sure your speakers are on).
Internet Safety for Children
Broadcast date: December 6, 2007
Presenters: Dr. Kyle Peck and Ms. Iris Beckwith, Vice President of ikeepsafe.org
View this session here: https://breeze.psu.edu/p15678543/ (Please give the session a few moments to get started, and be sure your speakers are on).
Improving Parent Teacher Communications
Broadcast date: October 29, 2007
Presenters: Dr. Bernard Badiali and Ms. Mardi McDonough, State College Area School and Professional Development Associate
View this session here: https://breeze.psu.edu/p11773959/ (Viewers, please advance the recording 3 minutes to see the beginning of the session.)
Creating Positive Room Learning Environments for Elementary Grades
Broadcast date: November 29, 2007
Presenters: Dr. James Nolan and elementary school teachers, Ms. Cathy Humphrey and Ms. Jodi Kamin
This session focuses on principles for creating positive learning environments in elementary rooms, and provides a variety of useful techniques which you could implement into your room.
View this session here: https://breeze.psu.edu/p58198208/ (Please give the session a few moments to get started, and be sure your speakers are on).
Bullying in the Class Room
Broadcast date: March 21, 2007
Presenters: Dr. JoLynn Carney and Dr. Richard Hazler
The unique developmental aspects of bullying and youth violence were discussed in this EdLion session. Emphasis was placed on those personal and situational characteristics that can escalate comparatively minor interpersonal relation problems into more extreme forms of youth violence. Practical ways of dealing with these issues were reviewed.
View this session here: https://breeze.psu.edu/p63194733/ (please give the session a few moments to get started, and be sure your speakers are on).
New Children’s Books for the Elementary Grades
Broadcast date: February 27, 2007
Presenters: Dr. Steven Herb and Dr. Lisa Hopkins
This session will examine some of the latest and most exciting children’s books published in the last 12 months. Advice on how to the use the titles in the room will be offered.
View this session here: https://breeze.psu.edu/p10694682/& (please give the session a few moments to get started and be sure your speakers are on).
Internet Safety for Children
Broadcast date: March 18, 2007
Presenters: Iris Beckwith and Dr. Kyle Peck
Ms. Beckwith is the Vice President of ikeepsafe.org. The Keep Safe Coalition group teaches basic rules on internet safety to children, parents, and educators. This session provides an overview of useful safety techniques for educators to incorporate into their rooms.
View this session here: https://breeze.psu.edu/p75194462/ (please give the session a few moments to get started and be sure your speakers are on).