Title

Bullytics

Location

Vereist

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Safety & Violence Prevention

Relevance

Bullytics will address all five strands. Even though the main focus with bullying lies within the strands of social/emotion skills, mental/physical health and safety/violence prevention, it has an overlapping ability to not leave any strand untouched. Bullying impacts the whole person and anyone and anything which is relevant to the life of the person.

Brief Program Description

With challenging and packed Teacher Preparation curriculums, it is not surprising to find bullying minimally addressed within the preparatory experience. Many university professors reported spending less than one class session to discuss this monumental issue. Bullying has a magnificent impact for all school stakeholders whether it is dealing with the bully, life as the victim, workplace bullying, or the middle of the road bystander. This crash course session will address all aspects of bullying and empower stakeholders with creative ways to encourage their faculty to address bullying. A visit from the university classroom realistic character, "Little Anita", will provide a pragmatic experience how bullying impacts the learning environment and the need for educators to advocate for more proactive and additional resources.

Summary

This session will allow an opportunity for participants to understand the different types of bullying, discuss the societal impact which encourages for a continuation of the practice, and provide countering strategies for a discontinuation of this practice. Most professional development and curriculums for teacher preparation programs are not addressing the complexity of this issue which has allowed for it to completely spiral out of control. Bullytics will provide strategies for removing this politically incorrect practice from daily school routines.

Evidence

A summarized discussion of current research and findings as it relates to the high rates of reported bullying incidents will help participants to understand the relevance. Throughout the open ended discussion, facts related to intrinsic and extrinsic factors impacting bullying conditions will help to explain the difficulty in eliminating this chronic practice while allowing an introduction of strategies for eliminating the practice. In addition, each participant will receive a list of seven things they need to know about bullying.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Joshua O. Sanders is a graduate of Grand Canyon University and Tuskegee University. In 2007, Mr. Sanders received his first assignment with Tucson School District One located in Tucson, Arizona and remains employed with the district with the African American Student Services department as an Academic Specialist. Previously, he has worked within the Native American Student Services department as a Tutor Advisor. Mr. Sanders has previously presented at the National Youth-at-Risk Conference. At the 2013 “Bullytics” poster co-presentation, Mr. Sanders received second place in the NYAR poster session presentation. In 2014, he was a featured speaker at the NYAR conference. Currently, Mr. Sanders is Recruitment, Retention, Marketing and Student Services Coordinator for PPEP Tec.

Anita D. Sanders is a graduate of South Carolina State University, Fayetteville State University, and North Carolina Central University. She has made numerous presentations at NYAR conferences. In addition, she is an Assistant Professor of Education and has been employed by numerous school systems to include Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Cumberland County Schools. Her positions include University of Phoenix instructor, Gaston College JobsNOW Coordinator, Gardner-Webb University Assistant Professor, Barber-Scotia Assistant Professor of Education, Winthrop University Community Service Learning Coordinator and Professional Development Schools Coordinator, and numerous years as a public school teacher and administrator.

Keyword Descriptors

Bullying

Presentation Year

2016

Start Date

3-9-2016 9:45 AM

End Date

3-9-2016 11:00 AM

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Bullytics

Vereist

With challenging and packed Teacher Preparation curriculums, it is not surprising to find bullying minimally addressed within the preparatory experience. Many university professors reported spending less than one class session to discuss this monumental issue. Bullying has a magnificent impact for all school stakeholders whether it is dealing with the bully, life as the victim, workplace bullying, or the middle of the road bystander. This crash course session will address all aspects of bullying and empower stakeholders with creative ways to encourage their faculty to address bullying. A visit from the university classroom realistic character, "Little Anita", will provide a pragmatic experience how bullying impacts the learning environment and the need for educators to advocate for more proactive and additional resources.