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This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system. It will also teach you practical skills including how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Gain working knowledge of legal authority: how it is used in the litigation process and how to locate it through legal research. You will also learn the basics of law office management, substantive law (such as criminal law, domestic relations, real property law, and bankruptcy), and informal and formal advocacy.
In the First Year Lending School you will learn the fundamentals of sound commercial lending practices and be provided a solid foundation for your continued professional development. The experience complements in-house credit-training programs and encourages interaction and teamwork among peers. The course includes lectures, case studies, class discussion, and interaction between participants.
You will come away from this presentation with knowledge about recent trends in permanency for foster youth, including the nationwide shift from a child welfare system primarily focused on providing services to children in foster care to a system focused more on services intended to maintain stable, legally permanent adoptive and guardianship homes. Risk and protective factors for successful post-permanency adjustment will be discussed, as well as promising interventions for supporting former foster youth and their families after legal adoption or guardianship.
The revised Standards for the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBN) specify that "nursing faculty who teach in a program leading to initial licensure have preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation and evaluation." This preparation can be completed prior to or within the first three years of employment.

In an effort to meet this requirement, the nursing faculty at East Carolina University developed the Nursing Education Educator Development (NEED) program.

This 2-day training class introduces fundamental GIS concepts, ArcGIS Desktop software, and ArcGIS Online. You will learn about GIS software and data; how to visualize and label GIS data, how to make maps with GIS data; and how to share GIS data and maps with others.
This 2-day training class introduces advanced ArcGIS Desktop concepts. You will learn how to create new GIS databases, create features, edit features, and attributes, and perform analysis operations on both vector and raster datasets.
In the Second Year Lending School you will learn more in-depth about lending to commercial properties, projecting finances, and structuring loans.
In the Third Year Lending School you will tackle credit monitoring, strategic and tactical risk management, and appraisal reviews. You will gain knowledge that will work hand-in-hand with your daily work practices and previous training.
The purpose of the course is to have students systematically learn and use medical terms.

The CTSO Experience - BFIT (Business, Finance, and Information Technology)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


The CTSO Experience - FACS (Family and Consumer Sciences)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


The CTSO Experience - HSE (Health Science Education)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


The CTSO Experience - MEE (Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education)
Career and Technical Education
New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


The CTSO Experience - T&I (Trade and Industrial Education)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


The CTSO Experience - TED (Technology, Engineering, and Design)
Career and Technical Education
New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


These advanced topics build upon the nationally acclaimed Paralegal Certificate Course offered by over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. These classes are available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes in specialized facets of contemporary law. Your study and concentration on substantively specific materials will enable you to gain a strong competitive edge over other paralegals. The additional training gained through participation in these advanced classes will embellish your legal knowledge and skills, which in turn should increase your salary and marketability.

Curriculum and Instruction - BFIT (Business, Finance and Information Technology Education)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers for Business, Finance and Information Technologies



Curriculum and Instruction - FACS -Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers for Family and Consumer Sciences


Curriculum and Instruction - HSE (Health Science Education)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers for Health Science Education


Curriculum and Instruction - MEE (Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers for Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education


Curriculum and Instruction - T&I (Trade and Industrial Education)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers for Trade and Industrial Education


Curriculum and Instruction - TED - Technology Engineering and Design Education
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers for Technology, Engineering and Design Education


Resources, Support, and Work-based Learning - BFIT (Business, Finance, and Information Technology)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


Career and Technical Education New Teacher Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


Resources, Support, and Work-based Learning - HSE (Health Sciences Education)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers



Resources, Support, and Work-based Learning - MEE (Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


Resources, Support, and Work-based Learning - T&I (Trade & Industrial Education)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


Resources, Support, and Work-based Learning - TED (Technology, Engineering, and Design)
Career and Technical Education New Teacher Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


Here we are 12 years into the new millennium but we are still talking about the 21st Century and the changes that need to be made, so why is that? Change takes time and adopting new pedagogy and daily practices takes a new level of comfort that isn't present for many of us. So how do we get there? In this module, participants will examine their current stage of development in the transformation to 21st Century classroom and their own change process while gathering ideas for implementing new technology strategies into current pedagogy. This module, which is geared toward novice technology users, will include activities to help participants find new tools to bring engaging multimedia lessons to their students that met them were they are, as well as help build a personal learning network to provide support and inspiration for moving forward.
Participants will explore the diverse world of multicultural children's literature and its role in the classroom. Participants will learn what multicultural literature is, why it is an important resource to provide for all students, resources they can use to find high-quality texts, and how they can incorporate these books in their teaching both to facilitate students' literacy development and increase their cultural understanding of the world around them. This module requires that participants have access to children's literature through a school or community library in addition to internet resources. Participants will create annotated bibliographies and lesson plans that they can use in their classrooms.
Participants will become familiar with research-based principles for teaching gifted readers. Participants will learn to recognize the characteristics of gifted readers and explore options for providing instruction for these students in either regular or special settings. Specifically participants will explore the use of both small group settings and the reader's workshop setting to provide adequately challenging instruction of text through the use of higher-order thinking questioning, rigorous curriculum design, and the use of themes and big ideas. Participants will apply these principles in the design of a unit or lesson on a particular text that can be used in their classroom.
Reading in the content areas is extremely important. In this module, we will work on developing the essential knowledge and skills needed to facilitate vocabulary teaching and learning in content areas (math, science, social studies, physical education and health). The module will help participants learn strategies to help students in K-12 grades succeed in vocabulary learning and develop the ability to design and implement appropriate content area vocabulary instruction. Participants will be asked to create content area related vocabulary lesson plans that they can use in their classrooms.
Participants will explore the combination of character education and literature in the classroom. Participants will learn what character education is and how literature and standards can be a resource for integrating this important topic into their classroom. Additionally, participants will learn about the benefits of Read Aloud lessons with character education, explore the importance of questioning in examining texts, and review resources that can be used to find high quality texts.
Participants will explore best practices in literacy in order to best meet the needs of students that may not be making expected growth in the classroom. Participants will learn how to analyze reading behaviors and target instruction that will boost academic performance of low achieving students.
Participants will explore how Purposeful Annotation can enhance reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Participants will learn what Purposeful Annotation is, why it is an important strategy to provide for all students, and how you can incorporate this best practice in your classroom.
Our digital world is rapidly changing and new technologies are being developed every day. With this comes a change in literacy and how our students are reading. As many schools turn to one-on-one computing, students are interacting with digital texts more frequently. In this module participants will look at online versus print text and strategies they can use to help students successfully comprehend no matter the format.
Participants will explore what fluency is and how it impacts reading proficiency. They will learn the true definition of fluency and the criteria that defines a fluent reader, the developmental stages of a fluent reader, and how to develop and foster fluency in reading. Participants will also learn different ways that fluency can be assessed and methods that can be used for teaching for fluency and practicing fluency. Participants will have the opportunity to observe videos and explore websites with lesson ideas that they can use in their own classroom.
Participants will focus enhancing vocabulary instruction in the classroom. Participants will learn how to identify appropriate vocabulary for instruction in a variety of texts. Many vocabulary activities and strategies for implementation will be given.
This is a modular course based on the scientific diver training standards defined by the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS), and provides the classroom, confined water, and openwater instruction necessary to obtain ECU Scientific Diving Certification.
ECU School of Social Work Clinical Supervision for Addiction Professionals program is a highly structured training program utilizing the most innovative, up-to-date technology and clinical supervision theories. The group will meet twice monthly on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm. Once registered, participants will be contacted with scheduling information regarding the first session.

The program is designed to ensure that highly skilled, competent clinicians are prepared to enter the addiction profession. Clinical supervision is the cornerstone of the addiction profession, ensuring quality care for those impacted by substance use disorders. The program is open to all level addiction professionals needing clinical supervision for the initial licensure process or as part of ongoing supervision requirements.

CDA Facilitating Career Development Training provides individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to assist others in planning careers and obtaining meaningful work. Established in 1913, NCDA is the premier provider of professional development in the career field. With a nationwide system of instructors, NCDA has prepared over 25,000 Career Services Providers and Facilitators for inter/national certification.
Thank you so much for your interest in sponsoring the 7th International Conference on Immersion & Dual Language Education.
In keeping with ECU's tradition of innovation and cross-disciplinary practices the theme for this year will be Deconstruct/Reconstruct. By deconstructing the boundaries of traditional processes, perceptions of value or the idea of adornment itself, each of the artists we've selected have redefined what it means to be a metalsmith. Some have literally reconstructed disparate materials to create a new whole, while others have pushed the limits of metalsmithing processes to new heights.
Prepare to be amazed. You will have your eyes opened to the amazing world of Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop can't simply be called "image-editing software" - there are manipulations, special effects, and powerful photography tools that will let you create anything you can imagine. Through a series of written and video tutorials complemented with hands-on exercises, you will learn the basic skills needed to produce high quality artwork for print, interactive PDFs, and web graphics. Each module presented will include links to video and written content that you will be able to use with your students as you teach InDesign in your classroom. The projects have downloadable assets that may be helpful as you plan your classroom lessons.
This course provides training in Adobe Illustrator CC, the industry-standard vector program for graphics professionals. In this course, the key features of Illustrator will be covered, including how to use the core drawing and shape tools, the transformation features, page layout, text, layers, perspective and 3-D drawing, exporting and printing files. Through a series of written and video tutorials complemented with hands-on exercises, you will learn the basic skills needed to produce high quality artwork for print, multimedia, and web graphics.
This course provides training in Adobe InDesign CC, the industry-standard page layout program. On the surface, InDesign is very user-friendly; setting up documents and creating basic page layouts is simple and straight-forward. As you spend time with the software, you realize how powerful and expansive the options really are. You have tremendous amount of control over every single tool, if you want to go that deep. In this course, the key features of InDesign will be covered, including a section on typography, managing image placement, exploring grids and alignment, text wrap and effects, and how to build styles.
Adobe Premiere is a powerful video editing software package, that is capable of producing broadcast-quality and high-definition video. It allows you to import video, audio and graphics in a wide variety of formats. Throughout this course you will explore the basic tools needed to edit video and create a project to promote tourism in North Carolina.
Dreamweaver is used by novices and professional web designers to build visually appealing and easy-to-navigate webpages. With the presence of multiple built in pop-up menus and templates, it is very easy to create a professional looking webpage. From a designer perspective, the interface is similar to other Adobe products, so the first time you sit down with Dreamweaver, you already feel quite at home with the software. This course will teach you the basics of Dreamweaver and the capstone project will include a personal website or a website for a company of your choice.
In this three-hour class you will be make a unique candy dish from hot glass. Guided and assisted by the instructor, you will apply color to molten glass, blow a bubble in the glass, and then shape the glass into a sphere that is then "sucked" in to form a double-walled bowl that creates the candy dish. You will get to use special glass-making tools to create your design and heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your candy dish design takes shape.
In this three-hour class you will be making a unique garden ball from hot glass. Guided and assisted by the instructor, you will apply color to molten glass and blow a bubble in the glass. You will get to use special glass-making tools to create your design and heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your garden ball takes shape.
In this three-hour class you will be guided and assisted through the process of making a unique, one-of-a-kind paperweight. Utilizing molten glass gathered (dipped) from the GlasStation's furnace, you will get to apply color to your paperweight, blow a bubble through a pipe to form your piece, and use glass-making tools to pinch, pull, twist, twirl, and form molten glass into a design all your own. Guided by glass instructors, you will also get to heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your paperweight takes shape.
The "teacher-coach" module is centered on the premise of Instructional Management providing support to teachers (improving teacher performance and student outcomes). Focused activities (scenarios/role plays, etc.) have been included in the design of the module. Although this is required for 2017-18 inductees, all currently licensed IMCs are encouraged to register for the "teacher-coach" module.
This seminar is a day seminar designed for volunteer leaders who wish to have a more in depth understanding of the dynamics of place-based economic development in order to make better choices,evaluate decisions, and set priorities.

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This is one of two modules addressing evidence based strategies for the treatment of sexual trauma. This module will address Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, primarily Prolonged Exposure, for the treatment of sexual trauma. The uniqueness of military sexual trauma and the diagnosis of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder will be discussed. .
This module will provide you with key terms associated with post-modern therapies, a brief timeline pertaining to the creation of post-modern therapies, and several post-modern therapy approaches including: the feminist model, the narrative model, and solution focused therapy. There are two video segments which provide further detail on applying the Solution-Focused and Narrative approaches.
This is the second of two modules addressing evidence based strategies for the treatment of sexual trauma. This lesson will address relational approaches to sexual trauma, primarily Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Participants will consider attachment theory as a useful framework for conceptualizing childhood or adult sexual trauma as well as explore Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) for treating trauma. Specifics of addressing and treating sexual health for an individual or couple will be included.
This module covers the history of the biopsychosocial approach and its tenets. Application of the biopsychosocial approach to case vignettes and its use in the military are reviewed.
This module includes historical and theoretical background, brief assessment and treatment techniques, and resources for the public and professionals. More specifically, the history of family therapy and systems and cybernetic theory are initially presented. Following this is a discussion of the family life cycle and brief family system assessment. The module concludes with a presentation of brief interventions for common family therapy issues.
This module discusses best practice strategies for some of the more common areas where ethics may be breached. Suggestions for avoiding ethical violations and prevailing ethical standards to deal with various dilemmas are presented. The module ends with a brief discussion on responding when ethical breaches happen.
This module prepares students to become familiar with the historical development of Contextual Family Therapy and its application. Included here are discussions of the four key dimensions of Contextual Family Therapy along with introductions to the concepts of relational ethics as well as obligations and entitlements. An in-depth case presentation is used to facilitate application of these ideas.
This module contextualizes military marriages, details criteria for diagnosing PTSD, and outlines military factors that increase likelihood of PTSD. This module also discusses psychosocial factors common in military marriages, such as secondary stress, and relationships between physical, psychological, and social health risks for military couples. The module ends with applications for working with these couples.
This module was designed to give a brief introduction to family systems theory. It will cover the historical groundwork of Systems Theory as well as its development into family systems theory. Information on the basic assumptions as well as the main concepts and terminology will be introduced. The final portion of this module covers practical application of systems theory to clinical work with individuals, families, couples, and larger systems.
This module provides a review of aspects of military life that may complicate effective mental health treatment. Different scenarios in which couple separations due to military deployments may impact maternal health and family well-being are presented. Interventions and application of techniques are also included in this presentation.
This module reviews the groundwork for motivating families alongside basic Motivational Interviewing techniques and principles. Supported areas for effective Motivational Interviewing intervention are provided.
This workshop is designed for working professionals and students within the ECU community wanting to learn more about current research on burnout and prevention techniques, such as self-leadership and authentic-leadership.
This course is designed for the office trained dental assistant needing dental radiography certification and has been approved by the North Carolina State Dental Board Examiners (NCSDBE) pursuant to G.S. 90-29(c) (12).

The Intraoral Radiography Certificate Course consists of two components; Part 1 is an online self-study designed to teach the fundamentals of x-ray production, safety and protection. Part 2 is a hands-on clinical component designed to teach receptor placement and exposure techniques needed for successful dental imaging. Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be successfully completed prior to receiving certification in Dental Radiography.

This course is designed for the office trained dental assistant needing dental radiography certification and has been approved by the North Carolina State Dental Board Examiners (NCSDBE) pursuant to G.S. 90-29(c) (12).

The Intraoral Radiography Certificate Course consists of two components; Part 1 is an online self-study designed to teach the fundamentals of x-ray production, safety and protection. Part 2 is a hands-on clinical component designed to teach receptor placement and exposure techniques needed for successful dental imaging. Both Part 1 and Part 2 must be successfully completed prior to receiving certification in Dental Radiography.

Sustainability has emerged as a primary concern for many sectors, including academic institutions and industries around the world. The 2017 Sustainability Symposium will engage community individuals, university faculty and staff, industry, and agencies interested in Sustainability, with a primary focus on Agriculture and Food Sustainability (food, water, and energy). This symposium will present thought-provoking examples of sustainability ideas, analyses and practices. The event will promote approaches that adopt/implement inclusive views of the key dimensions of sustainability (environmental, economic and social) to address present and future needs. The goal of the event is to catalyze and stimulate discussion on how sustainability can be integrated into research and industry practices, especially those that will benefit eastern North Carolina.
American Red Cross Basic Life Support CPR/AED with first aid re-certification provides citizens responders with the knowledge necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives. This recertification course is geared for individuals whose certification is current or getting ready to expire.
American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED certification provides citizens responders with the knowledge necessary in an emergency to help recognize a life-threatening emergency and to sustain life until advanced medical help arrives. This certification course is geared for individuals who do not have current certification in Adult CPR/AED.
This exciting course is designed to teach advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as time-saving devices in legal research and legal writing.
Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. This course will cover statutes such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and other various statutes dealing with public employees. Topics to be included are master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment and minimum wages and maximum hours, as well as regulation of working conditions.
All engineers should be particularly concerned with patent law. This constitutionally-based discipline has to do with the process by which an invention, and its creator, are protected by the law from infringement and unfair competition. The class will deal with patent applications, research and prosecution; the law of infringement, and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). We will also state what other concepts are patented, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials and methods of doing business and research. Not only do we deal with utility patents, but with design and plant patents as well.
This exciting program prepares Registered Nurses and Physician's Assistants for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on the medical education and clinical experience of RNs and PAs, this course provides the RN and PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. The course presents legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, products liability, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers' compensation. Any RN or PA interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided by this course.
This intensive program is designed for both beginning and experienced secretaries who are interested in improving their skills and working more efficiently within the law office. Students will study such topics as: legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communications including letters, pleadings, discovery, notices and motions; filing procedures, billing and accounting; time management; records management; overview of commonly used word and data processing programs; legal research; memoranda preparation, and citation format.
This dynamic course is designed for legal professionals interested in improving their skills and knowledge of commonly used computer technology and programs within the law office. Course topics include: computer operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; electronic discovery, and trial presentation and graphics software.
In this three-hour class you will be guided and assisted through the process of making a personalized Christmas Ornament. Utilizing molten glass gathered (dipped) from the GlasStation's furnace, you will get to apply color to your glass and create a unique design of your choosing. The instructor will then help shape the glass while you blow air in to inflate it into an ornament.
This workshop is an introduction to painting techniques, terminology, and materials. Students will be directed towards developing a foundation in fundamental painting skills including plein air painting. Projects will be in both traditional and contemporary painting media. The proper use of grounds, supports, and pigment characteristics will be emphasized.
Join Dr. Charles Ewen at Brunswick Town State Historic Site, one of North Carolina's busiest ports during the colonial period and home to many of the state's early power brokers such as Governors William Tryon, and Arthur Dobbs, and Edward Moseley. After lunch you can experience doing archaeology in a hands-on way by learning some excavation techniques. Or if you would rather just watch others work, you can have a front row seat and ask questions. Either way you'll have a unique experience.
In this 2 hour class, participants will create their own cyanotypes, while also learning a brief history of the cyanotype process including how it originated and some of the first artists to use the process.
In this 2 hour class, participants will create their own Lumen prints, while also learning a brief history of the Lumen printing process including how it originated and some of the first artists to use the process. Using objects of the participant's choosing, silver gelatin paper, and the sun, each student will create a unique piece of art in this alternative process.
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In this 2 hour class, students will create up to four 8x10" paintings by delving into the bizarre and learning techniques of surrealist masters such as Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, and Oscar Dominguez. Decalcomania comes from the French word Dcalquer, meaning "to transfer".
The Diversity Seminar is a half-day seminar for faculty and staff designed to encourage and support the development of diversity and inclusion in a variety of ways, both in classroom and on campus in general.


The College of Education and Office of Equity and Diversity invite you to a discussion on the school-to-prison pipeline (STPP). This talk will address the STPP and its connection to practices such as school discipline.


Nationally, there has been an explosion of interest in aligning interprofessional education and collaborative practice with health systems transformation and value-based health care, and now with all 23 health professions education accrediting agencies on board, the drivers are significant and the stakes are going up!

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