Professional Development Institute
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Are you concerned about the bullying epidemic? This online course teaches elementary and middle grade teachers (grades 4-8) about the myths, facts, research, and current events that surround bullying. Teachers are introduced to the different types of bullying in addition to the various roles involved in bullying. Effective strategies are covered to help teachers assess, prevent, and reduce bullying in the classroom and school. Teachers will understand how to properly intervene during incidents of bullying and learn how to use and develop activities that will help manage bullying in the classroom. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.
"I loved this entire course!!! I thought all the required readings were informative and gave much to reflect on. Fantastic class!!! LOVED LOVED LOVED the format!!!!" - Marnie Garcia
Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.
“Bullying Hurts: Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations” by Lester Laminack & Reba Wadsworth
If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List
Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus
PDI Course Number: 64T02
UCSD Course Number: EDUC41497