Anti-Bullying Strategies for Primary Grades

(Grades K-3) / Semester Course

PDI Course Number: 65BXX / UCSD Course Number: EDUC41501

Course Description

Are you looking for ways to curb bullying behavior? This course will inform classroom teachers about bullying at the K-3 grade levels. Teachers will learn about the myths, facts, research, and current events that surround bullying and the major impact bullying has on learning. Teachers will be introduced to the different types of bullying and the various roles involved including bully, victim, and bystander. Effective strategies will be covered to help teachers assess, prevent, and reduce bullying in the classroom and school. Such strategies include creating positive relationships with students and integrating cooperative learning and character education into the curriculum. Teachers will understand how to properly intervene during incidents of bullying and learn how to create a safe learning environment for students. Teachers will also learn how to make parents their partners in bullying prevention. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units (50 hours of training) from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"I absolutely loved this course! I thought all of the resources were fantastic! This is such an important topic that needs to have more of a priority in the classrooms." - Diana Ajello

Enrollment Options

Course Only

$170 with the discount

Course with Credit from UCSD Extension

$365 with the discount

This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units or 5 quarter units of graduate-level credit from UC San Diego.

Spring semester online courses must be completed by May 18th.

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UCSD Course Number: EDUC41501
Unit One
  • Bullying: Research and Facts
  • A Comprehensive Definition of Bullying
  • Types of Bullying
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography/Write an article reflection
Unit Two
  • Predictors and Contributing Factors
  • Positive Relationships as a Prevention Method
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Assignment #2: Prepare cooperative learning lesson ideas
Unit Three
  • Properly Identifying Bullying and Cyber Bullying
  • Communicating and Reporting Responsibilities
  • Roles of Bullies, Victims, and Witnesses
  • Assignment #3: Develop ideas to help students report bullying
Unit Four
  • The Impact Bullying has on Learning
  • The Teacher’s Role: Creating a Safe Learning Environment
  • Legal Issues
  • Assignment #4: Create a bullying reference sheet for students
Unit Five
  • Consequences of Bullying
  • Using Character Education to Combat Bullying
  • When Intervention is Necessary
  • Assignment #5: Respond to bullying scenarios presented in the course
Unit Six
  • Working with Parents
  • Bullying Management Activities
  • Anti-Bullying Resources
  • Assignment #6: Write a parent letter regarding bullying awareness
  • Assignment #7: Course Reflection

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