Professional Development Institutes
Designed for today's busy professional, Wheelock's Professional Development Institutes are intensive programs that can help you boost your skills, advance your career, and earn undergraduate or graduate credit and/or valuable Professional Development Points (PDPs) or Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Most of our Professional Development Institutes (PDIs) are offered evenings and weekends on a compressed schedule, which may be as short as one session. Some also include an online component, allowing you to gain the benefits of face-to-face learning while reducing the time you spend commuting.
Wheelock's PDIs are designed for nonprofit leaders, school principals, teachers, early childhood and other education professionals, social workers, child life specialists, and others dedicated to improving the lives of children and families.
Summer 2014 Professional Development Institute
PDI 523 - Media Madness: The Impact of Sex, Violence & Commercial Culture on Adults, Children and Society
July 7 - 10, 2014
3 Graduate Credits/67.5 PDPs
Instructors: Gail Dines and Diane Levin
For the 19th year, Wheelock College is offering a very popular summer institute on the role that the media (television, magazines, advertising, pornography, video games and music videos) plays in shaping our gender identity, our intimate relationships, our children’s lives, and ultimately our culture—and what we can do about it. The institute is taught by Dr. Gail Dines, author of PornLand: How Pornography Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, and Dr. Diane Levin, author of So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids and Remote Control Childhood: Combating the Hazards of Media Culture.
Participants will learn:
Tuition and Registration Fees:Non-matriculated student/professional development: $1,005 tuition plus $10 registration fee
Audit prices also available. Please contact Gail Dines at email@example.com.
How to Register
Register Online (Click on Summer Graduate Courses and choose PDI 523 from the alphabetical list of course numbers)
Download the Graduate/PDI Non-Matriculated Student Registration Form. Complete the form with your choice of Professional Development Institutes and fax the completed form to 617-879-2099 or mail it to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Wheelock College, 200 Riverway, Boston, MA 02215. Payment must be included at the time of registration.