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Muskingum College's 10th annual Educating Children Summer Training Institute offers largest course selection in its history


MAY 19, 2004 - Some of the most distinguished experts in the field of educating children will teach courses for Muskingum College's 10th annual Educating Children Summer Training Institute (ECSTI), to be held June 6 - 25 on the campus.

This year, the three weeks of sessions will offer a total of 31 course selections, up from the 20 offered last year. Enrollment to date for this year has exceeded 650, surpassing last year's record enrollment and making this the largest ECSTI ever.

Among the expert instructors is Dr. Kevin Swick, professor of early childhood education and director of the Service Learning Teaching Project at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Dr. Swick has worked with several projects addressing the issues involved in creating effective strategies for the prevention and management of discipline with children and families. His research has focused on the empowerment approach to helping children and families develop proactive behaviors essential to being successful learners. Dr. Swick will present during week 1 of ECSTI, June 6-11.
Presenting during week 3, June 10-15, will be Madelyn Swift, a nationally acclaimed author, speaker and authority on discipline, human dynamics and personal communication. She received her master of education degree at Bowling Green State University and her certification as a school psychologist from the State of Ohio.
Swift is president of Childright, an educational consulting firm which provides training to parents and educators. She speaks throughout North America, Asia and Europe on discipline, problem-solving and character development. Swift is the author of Discipline for Life: Getting It Right With Children (2003), Teach Your Children Well: A Parent's Guide to Encouraging Character and Integrity (2001) and Getting It Right With Teens (2000).

Each of the week-long ECSTI seminars is designed for educators in public, parochial or private schools; teachers in child care centers or family day care facilities; parents; administrators; Head Start employees; graduate and undergraduate students; and other education professionals.