Bergen Community College Continuing Education

Bergen Community College’s Division of Continuing Education offers a variety of programs designed to foster the development of teachers, keeping them up to date with current curriculum standards as mandated by the New Jersey Department of Education. Courses are aligned with the Core Curriculum Standards. All courses will be held at Bergen County Community College in Paramus.

Coursework offerings are as follows:

  • Overview of Special Education, Feb. 20-March 26. This course will review the history of special education as well as current trends and best practices. Participants will learn about individualized education plans and special education law. Differentiated instruction, behavior management, and related services will be presented and discussed. (Cost: $120; registration deadline: Feb. 18.)

  • Imagination and 21st-Century Skills: Getting Creative with Technology, Feb. 11-March 2. Educators will address how to implement 21st -century skills in the classroom by focusing on creativity and innovation found in current educational policy. Using new models of inquiry and independent learning, as well as media-based assessments, educators will learn the benefits of nurturing the connection between imagination and technology by using digital tools and various technology driven practices. (Cost: $120; registration deadline: Feb. 9.)

  • Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis, Feb. 19-April 2. This six-session course will describe the concepts, processes, and scientific principles of behavior on which the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) was founded. Topics to be covered include: the history and features of ABA, the principles and methods that comprise ABA, using ABA to address challenging behaviors, evaluating an ABA program, and the myths and facts about ABA. (Cost: $135; registration deadline: Feb. 18.)

  • Applied Behavior Analysis: Beyond the Basics, April 16-May 21. This six-session course will use the foundations established from “Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis” to achieve a deeper understanding of utilizing the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Topics to be covered include: an intro to verbal behavior, designing and using preference assessments, writing and revising programs, functional analysis, and use of Applied Behavior Analysis in students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. (Cost: $135; registration deadline: April 14.)

In addition, there will be a one-day workshop offered on March 8. “Red Flags: Recognizing Early Warning Signs” is geared primarily towards early childhood and elementary educators. Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, OCD and other disorders will be discussed. (Cost: $30; registration deadline: March 5.)

Location: Bergen County Community College, Paramus
Contact: Regina Imperato
Phone: 201-493-3792
Online registration: yes
Downloadable form: yes