Abstract: Cyber-bullying is the use of technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner. As it has become more common among young people, legislation and awareness campaigns have arisen to combat it. This session is designed to support teacher educators in enhancing their understanding of anti-bullying education and available online resources appropriate for integration into teacher education curriculum. Participants will collaboratively explore online resources and discuss key strategies for integrating these tools into the classroom.
This session will enable teacher educators to effectively prepare teacher candidates to:
1) Guide their k-12 students to understand how to define and identify cyberbullying
2) Guide their K-12 students to develop plans for meeting the challenges of cyberbullying
3) Introduce online collaborative peace education initiatives and anti-bullying initiatives (national and global) to their students
4) Implement appropriate classroom interventions and strategies in their own classrooms
5) create lesson plans that integrate specific online tools into their classroom.
There will be three parts to this workshop.
a) What is cyberbullying
b) US and International laws and practices
c) Research on cyberbullying
II. Teaching Awareness
a) How to identify cyberbullyies, victims/targets, bystanders
III. Developing an Action Plan for your teacher education program
a) Resources for teachers and schools
b) Games and simulations for students
c) Resources for parents
Participants should be teacher educators who have an understanding of teacher preparation and professional development. Knowledge of peace education or ant-bullying education is not needed. No particular technology skills are necessary as the skill building will be a part of the workshop experience.
Advisor on HIB (Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying) Programs, Visitation Academy, Paramus NJ 2011
- served on Panel
Developed survey on Bullying and Peace Education with Organization of American States.
Sample Professional Activities:
Webinar for Organization of American States (OAS-ITEN) and iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) – September - 2011
Keynote address at Teacher Education Summit, Trinidad. Organization of American States (OAS-ITEN) (2010)
Keynote address, James Madison University (2010)
Site Workshop – San Diego, 2010
Redesign of Teacher Education Summit Taskforce - 2010
Involved in K-8 schools and Boards of Education
Advisor, First Junior Lego League Team, 2011
Advisor, Byrd Elementary School Newspaper Club, 2011
Founder, Glen Rock Engineering and Technology Association
Board Member, Glen Rock Jewish Center Hebrew School
Advisor, Byrd Elementary School Newspaper Club, 2010
Advisor, First Lego League Team, 2010
Advisor, First Junior Lego League Team, 2o1o
Vice President Membership, NJAECTE
Member NAEYC, Technology & Young Children Interest Forum
No presider for this session.