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EDU-491-22, Top: School Emerg & Secur Inst (SU14)

 INSTRUCTOR: David D. Morrocco, EdD

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Special/Monday – Friday/9:00 AM–4:00 PM, July 7 – 11, 2014

CONTENT:

In the wake of tragic shootings and other sudden emergencies in schools around the nation, schools and school districts are keenly aware of the need for maximizing the safety and security of their students and staffs. Notre Dame of Maryland University is offering this 3-credit, weeklong School Emergency and Security Institute to enhance the development and implementation of school/district plans that help create and maintain secure and safe school environments conducive to learning. Participants will apply lessons learned from this Institute to their school/district emergency plans, resulting in more effective ways to maintain positive environments before, during, and after emergency and crisis situations. Research-based and model safety programs presented by experts in security and emergency management constitute the core elements of this course.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

-By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

-Identify strategies to enrich and increase secure and safe schools and establish positive school climates. (Prevention)

-Address situations that may arise during an emergency to minimize their impact. (Mitigation)

-Incorporate resources, procedures, and processes to manage natural, technological, and man-made hazards in cooperation with local agencies. (Preparedness)

-Recognize the appropriate methods and resources needed to handle specific emergencies and crises. (Response)

-Explore short- and long-range actions and processes to recover, restore, and continue the business of teaching and learning. (Recovery)

METHODS:

Lectures, demonstrations, audio-visual, simulations, table-top activities, discussions, inventories, multi-media presentations, and cooperative learning experiences.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

-Requirements

Consistent attendance and active participation

Written reflection on lessons learned

Written school/district emergency security plan (new or revised)

-Grading

-Attendance and participation: 30% of grade

-Written reflection and report of learnings from Institute: 30% of grade

Makes references to specific items and presenters

Sent as an email attachment in 12-point font, double-spaced

Emailed to dmorrocco@ndm.edu by 11:59 PM on July 20, 2014

-Written emergency security plan: 40% of grade

Includes previous plan (if any) along with revised plan

Emailed to dmorrocco@ndm.edu by 11:59 PM on July 20, 3014

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

Maryland State Department of Education. (April 2013). Emergency planning guidelines for local school systems and schools. Baltimore, MD: Author. http://www.msde.state.md.us/w/EmergencyPlanningGuidelines2013.pdf 

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS: 

To be distributed as needed

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

School/district emergency security plan or written thoughts on an emerging school/district emergency security plan