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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Course Location:


Within 24 hours of registering for a PD course, you'll receive an email from your instructor that contains your course access information.

You'll be able to access your student account using Self-Service Ashland. There, you'll find printable financial statements and grade reports, plus a link for requesting transcripts, once your grades have posted. Instructions for establishing or resetting your login can be found HERE

If you have a tuition waiver voucher or would prefer to mail your payment:

Please click HERE for a registration form. Please mail that along with your payment and/or voucher to the Main Campus address. Vouchers are worth $166 when applied to PD courses.

Contact Ashland Professional Development to update your email address or with other needs:


Cost: $600
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

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Course Number: EDU*6130*X15
Academic Term: 21/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3.00
Subject: EDU