Topic: Leadership and School Improvement
Instructor: Jodi Slonaker
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Teach n' Kids Learn, Inc.
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

Effective Survival Skills for Student Empowerment

The goals and priorities for this course are intended to provide opportunities for guidance counselors and teachers to explore a variety of strategies and resources to become better equipped to work with the diverse demanding needs of their students. 

 The structure of this course explores the increasing new challenges that diverse students are faced with at school and/or at home, including increased technology addictions, anxiety and other social, emotional, personal, and school stressors. Then, there will be an identification of additional needs of reluctant learners, which has become more prevalent in schools, and new additional key strategies to assist those learners’ needs will be identified. 

 The next section of the course explores a variety of techniques and resources are identified, in particular, to help bridge connections with counselors and teachers so they can collaborate and work better together, especially because counselors often are actively engaged with extremely sensitive student issues. Additional resources and information is provided that focuses on specific strategies to strengthen student autonomy and for the development of student self-regulation skills to enhance their potential for learning and personal success. 

 In particular, this course investigates relevant strategies that are designed to provide students with key resources and skills to develop their own self-efficacy for personal growth.  Furthermore, as a result of taking this course, all participants will be provided with appropriate resources and information that can be communicated to the greater school community, including students, other educational professionals, and their parents and extended families.

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Additional Notes:

You can register and begin the course at any time and have until the end of Ashland University’s academic year to complete it. Within 24-48 hours of your registration you will receive an email from your course content provider that contains your course access information. Plan to spend a minimum of two weeks in the course.  Once you complete your course, your grade will be submitted to Ashland University for processing. This course is web-based so you can access it from any computer with internet access. It is also self-paced, so you can work entirely at your own pace, when it is convenient for you. There are no specific times you must be online and no individual deadline dates for assignments. They can be submitted any time, so long as everything has been submitted by the end of the academic term.

Within 24 hours of your registration you should be able to establish a login for your student account at Ashland University, WebAdvisor. You can use WebAdvisor to view your registrations, see when your grade is posted, and print detailed receipts and grade reports. Please click here for instructions on obtaining a username and password. The instructions also include a link to our Records and Registration's webpage where transcript ordering instructions can be found. It is advised that you review your record before ordering transcripts. 

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Cost: $600
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020
Contact E-mail:

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Course Number: EDU*6130*X15
Academic Term: 20/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3.00
Subject: EDU