Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools

EDUC 656 Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools
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Online Course 2 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Stacy Berg
Tuition: $441 per semester hour graduate credit ($882 per course)

Spring: January 28 - March 8, 2019
Tuition due February 27, 2019

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your district to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development
Phone: 715-642-0209.

You Will Learn

  • Practical instructional strategies to prevent bullying and cyberbullying in both face-to-face settings, and when students use text messages, personal websites, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media to harass peers.
     
  • How to specifically support marginalized groups prone to bullying, including LGBT, learning disabled and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
     
  • Necessary elements of a comprehensive school bullying policy.
     
  • The internal and external factors that affect student safety in a school or district and recommend resources for developing secure learning environments.
     
  • How to adapt existing programs and curriculum to meet the individual needs of your school.
     
  • How to implement best practices for creating and maintaining safe learning environments.
Course Description

Issues, educational interventions and instructional strategies for creating a safe learning environment to break the cycle of bullying and cyberbullying. 

 

How do I register?

Complete the Online Registration Form.

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your district to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development
Phone: 715-642-0209.

When is the registration deadline?

Reserve your spot now. This program is very popular, and courses fill well before the start date. This course is offered three times each year (spring, summer, and fall).

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Textbooks

Purchase the book used or new from online bookstores such as amazon.com.

Colorosa, Barbara (2016). Bully, the Bullied, and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander. From Preschool to High School and Beyond: Breaking the Cycle of Violence and Creating More Deeply Caring Communities. (Updated Edition). William Morrow Paperbacks, HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-0062572165 (paperback).

The second text (an e-textbook) will be provided as part of the course tuition after you login to the course.

Hinduja, Sameer, Patchin, Justin W. (2015).  Bullying-Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying. Updated edition. William Morrow Paperbacks, HarperCollins Publishers ISBN:978-0062572165 (paperback)

Additional readings and lectures will be available online within the text of each module.

This course is a must for new and veteran educators who wish to refresh their knowledge with the latest programs and get new ideas to build positive, safe and respectful school cultures.

Our Students Say

"This class has impacted my perspective on the importance of creating circles of caring and bully-free classrooms... Every student has the right to feel safe at school."
~ Department of Defense Schools Teacher/Counselor Italy

I realized that it truly is a team effort between educators and parents when bullying is involved. We need to be better educated on this topic and have a protocol and plan on what we can all teach our kids when a bully is in their class, on their bus, on the playground, and online. We can’t just have conversations; we also need to build up our children to be more secure within themselves.”
~ Elementary Art Teacher, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

“This class and the readings have given me a much better understanding of what bullying truly is. I feel confident in being able to differentiate between bullying and forms of hurtful behavior... I found great value in Barbara Coloroso’s book and would like to present it to my principal to do as a schoolwide book study.”
~ Elementary Teacher, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

"From this class, I have realized that no matter what age a student is they need an environment where they feel safe and free of bullying."
~ CTVC Instructor, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

"It was sad to see this class come to an end. Unlike other classes I have taken, I felt this course had so much to offer that is really relevant to what I do every day. I can't say it loud enough, I will never look at a bully or a bullied kid the same way again. This year I will volunteer to teach an in-service on The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander. I feel strongly enough about what we learned in this course to take the time to do this."
~ Middle School Family and Consumer Education Teacher, Kenosha, Wisconsin

"Because this was my first online experience, I was a bit frightened in the beginning as to how I would do and whether I could keep up. I loved the interaction with instructor and classmates. I'd take another online class in a heartbeat."
High School 'At Risk' Teacher, Cambridge, Wisconsin

No travel to campus - 100% Online
  • Participate 24/7 from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule.
  • The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
  • All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion, online tools and dropbox.
  • Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week.
  • There are no required "live" chat sessions.
  • This is not a self-paced class.