CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Feb. 21, 2001
UI to offer workshops for education professionals via ICN
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Center for Credit Programs is
sponsoring via the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) three College of Education
workshops for professionals in March and April. Topics include children and
depression, understanding stepfamilies and working with at-risk students.
The workshops are intended for educators such as teachers, counselors, administrators,
and support staff professionals. Parents with interest in any of the topics
are also encouraged to participate. An undergraduate degree is required. The
upcoming workshops include:
- "Understanding Depression: Information for Teachers and Parents"
(1 semester hour), 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 23 and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March 24. This workshop will focus on the most current literature dealing
with depression's effect upon children and will emphasize practical responses
by parents and teachers to children's emotional and academic needs.
- "Stepfamilies: What Educators Need to Know" (1 semester hour),
5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 20, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 21. The workshop
will be devoted to an exploration of current evidence on the stepfamily,
featuring information from recent studies investigating family arrangements.
- "Best Practices for Working With At-Risk Students III" (1 semester
hour), 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 27, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 28.
The focus of this workshop will be on practical intervention strategies,
school-based prevention programs, school dropout prevention and alternative
education, and developing school crisis response procedures and teams.
These workshops are scheduled to be offered at the following ICN sites: Bettendorf,
Calmar, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Creston, Fort Dodge, Iowa
City, Johnston, Marshalltown, Mason City, Ottumwa, Peosta, Sheldon, Sioux
City, Spencer and West Burlington.
Tuition is $192 per semester hour for graduate credit. To receive materials
prior to the workshops, register as soon as possible. For more information,
contact the Center for Credit Programs at (319) 335-2575 or 1-800-272-6430
or e-mail email@example.com.