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Perspectives on Bullying, EDL 900

Instructors: Karen Hammel, Dominic Fucci & Ann Zweber Werner

Topics: Counseling, Classroom Management & Administrative/Leadership
Audiences: Specialist/Counselors & Pre K-12

Bullying is an insidious problem in our schools and society. This course addresses both in-person bullying and cyberbullying as it provides recommendations for ways to identify people who are being bullied and those who are the perpetrators of these harmful behaviors. Modules included are: 3014 Bullying and Mandatory Reporting in Schools, and 4002 Cyberbullying: 6 Students Speak Out, and 4006 Overview and Introduction to Prevention of Bullying Behaviors.

Topics: Bullying/Cyberbullying, Mandatory Reporting, Prevention

One-credit course expectations:

The learner's participation for one credit will be verified by:

  1. Completing the two categories of written assignments.
    1. At the end of each layer the learner will submit a few well written but concise remarks to address the layer's content.
    2. A one page summary reflection that is written upon completion of all of the modules incorporated in the selected UND course. End of Course Reflective Statement Requirements are provided. The final reflection must be sent as an attachment to the instructor of record at
  2. Checking the time stamp in the module indicating the amount of time the student spent studying the contents of the module.

Two-credit course expectations:

  1. The learner must complete one or more Authentic Practice Sets completing a minimum of 15 hours of additional work, beyond the requirements for the first credit, for a total of at least 30 hours for two credits.
    1. The additional 15 additional hours is focused on preparation of a portfolio exhibit that documents the design, implementation, and appraisal of an Authentic Practice Set applied to the content of the course.

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About Your Instructors

Karen Hammel Karen Hammel

Karen Hammel is a classroom special education teacher with Minneapolis Public Schools in Minnesota. She is licensed in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD), Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD) and as a Director of Special Education (administration). Hammel works with students 18-21 from all disability areas and serves as an adjunct professor in special education, including courses at St. Cloud State University and Hamline University. Hammel considers herself fortunate have been involved in the development of the Master of Special Education program at Hamline University for students from Teach for America and Teaching Fellows. She also collaborated on the development of a nontraditional teacher education program.

Dominic Fucci Dominic Fucci

Dominic Fucci (shown at right, filming in Africa) is a filmmaker who specializes in documentaries, many of which have been filmed in multiple countries in Africa. He is a classically trained painter and a renaissance man.

He has extensive experiences working as an education specialist with high school and middle school students and has changed the lives of many teenagers through his work as an artist-in-residence in charter schools.

Ann Zweber Werner Ann Zweber Werner

Ann Zweber Werner, PhD, is the founder of Whitewater Learning®. Prior to formally immersing herself in the creation of e-education for educators, she served as director of Licensing and Leadership Development for Educational Administrators at the University of Minnesota from 1997 to 2010. The university hired her after completing 22 years as a principal in urban and suburban schools at the junior and high school levels and in the district office. Her schools ranged in size from 400 to 2,800 students. She was an original member of the Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA). Prior to and during that appointment, she worked closely with code of ethics issues through BOSA and the Minnesota Department of Education.

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