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PK-12 Teacher Development

Improve Your Classroom and Your School

Check out the different teacher development workshops to improve your classroom and your school.

Creating Classroom Centers

This course introduces a simple system for creating a center schedule and shepherding students through the process.

Enhancing Language Development in Childhood

This course provides ways to stimulate your child’s continued speech, brain, and language development in enjoyable, age-appropriate, and natural ways.

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Discover simple ways to integrate technology in your classroom to enhance the material and meet Common Core standards and other course goals.

Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies that Work

Discover reading strategies that work without the need for special pull-outs or extra attention.

Spanish in the Classroom

Bridge the communication gap between you, your Spanish-speaking students and parents with essential Spanish for teachers.

Teaching Adult Learners

This course will teach you the latest and greatest educational methods to create the perfect student-centered classroom.

Teaching Students with ADHD

Learn the simple and practical steps you can take to help children with ADHD thrive in their school environment.

Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

Learn how to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities in your classroom through easy, practical, and creative strategies developed by an experienced special educator.

The Creative Classroom

Learn how to use creativity as a powerful engagement tool in the classroom, regardless of what subject you teach.

The Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention Connection

Learn how to combine two powerful educational approaches so you can enable every student in your classroom to succeed.

Advanced Classroom Management

This course focuses on cognitive and cognitive-behavioral interventions (often lumped together under the rubric “social skills”) with an emphasis on teaching students how to change and manage their own behavior. View Syllabus

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Information & Interventions for Effective Teaching

Achieve a better understanding of ADHD and intervention strategies to facilitate positive student change. Reference materials include a list of resources for both teachers and parents who would like more help or information about ADD or ADHD. View Syllabus

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Information & Effective Intervention Strategies

Discover simple ways to integrate technology in your classroom to enhance the material and meet Common Core standards and other course goals. View Syllabus

Build School Communities: Brain Smart Classroom Management

This course helps teachers build genuine bonds between themselves and their students and between students and their classmates, to create “kindred class homes” with a foundation of acceptance, respect, and shared purpose. View Syllabus

Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children

Designed to help the learner identify and effectively teach students affected by child abuse and/or neglect, this course covers how to recognize the signs of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and physical and emotional neglect in students. View Syllabus

Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Abuse

This course is designed to help the learner gain a more comprehensive understanding of alcohol, drugs, and their influences in the classroom. View Syllabus

Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services

In this course, you will learn what is meant by family-centered services as it applies to diverse systems of care, gain an understanding of family diversity, and explore the major stress factors facing families today. View Syllabus

Educational Assessment: Assessing Student Learning in the Classroom

Learn how to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities in your classroom through easy, practical, and creative strategies developed by an experienced special educator. View Syllabus

Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools

This course discusses and the personal, social, and legal ramifications associated with sexual harassment, bullying, and cyber-intimidation and preventative strategies. View Syllabus

Infant & Toddler Mental Health: Issues & Information for Educators

This course is designed to help educators achieve a better understanding of infant and toddler mental health, child development, and strategies that can be used to promote positive relationships with children and their families. View Syllabus

Reading & Writing in Content Area

Reading & Writing in Content Area offers instruction in teaching reading and writing in various subject matter fields at the secondary level. View Syllabus

Reading Fundamentals #1: An Introduction to Scientifically-based Research

The purpose of this course is to improve your knowledge of science and the scientific process. This is the first course in a three-course series. View Syllabus

Reading Fundamentals #2: Laying the Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction

Designed to lay the foundation for effective reading instruction, this course will teach you about the elements of effective instruction and the importance of reading instruction. View Syllabus

Six Traits of Writing Model: Teaching & Assessing

This course discusses why writing is important and why teachers should include writing as often as possible in all content areas. View Syllabus

Talented & Gifted: Working with High Achievers

This course provides an understanding of ways to meet the affective needs of the gifted and talented students in the regular classroom and lists resources for teachers and parents who would like more information about the talented and gifted. View Syllabus

Teaching Diversity: Influences & Issues in the Classroom

Designed to give the learner the knowledge, tools, and dispositions to effectively facilitate a diverse classroom, this course teaches how to understand and identify differences in approaches to learning and performance, including different learning styles and ways in which students demonstrate learning. View Syllabus

Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually: A New Paradigm

This course is designed to expand your methodology for teaching Mathematics. The course will explore an innovative teaching model that incorporates strategies for teaching concepts constructively and contextually. View Syllabus

Traumatized Child: The Effects of Stress, Trauma & Violence on Student Learning

This course is designed to help classroom teachers, school counselors, and other educational personnel gain strategies to reach and teach students who have been affected by stress, trauma, and/or violence. View Syllabus

Violence in Schools: Identification, Prevention & Intervention Strategies

This course is designed to give participants an understanding of school violence and increase intervention strategies. View Syllabus

Working with Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms

This course is designed to help special and general educators gain a better understanding of inclusion, one of the current educational reform movements that advocates educating students with disabilities in the general education classrooms. View Syllabus

Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior

This course is designed to give the learner a new perspective on student behavior and effective tools to facilitate positive student change. View Syllabus

Early Childhood: Observation & Assessment

This course explores observation and assessment instruments, as well as recommended practices and available resources for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. View Syllabus

Early Childhood: Program Planning

This course is designed to give you a new perspective on planning and implementing developmentally appropriate programs for young children from birth through age eight. View Syllabus

Early Childhood: Typical & Atypical Development

This course explores contemporary best practice and perspectives on early childhood development. Content includes patterns and sequences of typical development for children from birth to six years. View Syllabus

English Language Learner: Evaluation & Assessment

Evaluation & Assessment of ESL Students was written to help teachers understand concepts and terms related to evaluating and assessing students whose first language is not English. View Syllabus

English Language Learner: Language Acquisition

Language Acquisition was written to help teachers understand concepts and terms related to educating students whose first language is not English. This course discusses developmental theories and how they apply to English language learners. View Syllabus

English Language Learner: Linguistics

ELL: Linguistics was written to help teachers understand concepts and terms related to educating students whose first language is not English. View Syllabus

English Language Learner: Methods & Materials

Methods & Materials was written to help teachers understand concepts and terms related to educating students whose first language is not English. View Syllabus

Learning Disabilities: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher

This course describes diverse theoretical approaches to handling learning disabilities in the classroom. View Syllabus

Reading Fundamentals #3: The Elements of Effective Reading Instruction & Assessment

This course will focus on learning to read, reading to learn, and an introduction to reading assessment. As part of these key areas of reading instruction, the five elements of effective reading instruction will be highlighted, including definitions, implications for instruction, and future directions. View Syllabus

Response to Intervention: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher

RTI is a process schools can and should use to help students who are struggling with academics or behavior. View Syllabus

Teaching Secondary Math Conceptually: Meeting Mathematics Standards

This course explores an instructional methodology that incorporates strategies for teaching concepts, constructively, and contextually. View Syllabus

Try DI!: Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program

Try DI! is designed to provide you an opportunity to learn about an instructional framework, Differentiated Instruction (DI), aimed at creating supportive learning environments for diverse learning populations. View Syllabus

Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction

This course is an interactive computer-based instruction course, designed to give you an understanding of the framework of and need for creating supportive learning environments for diverse learning populations. View Syllabus

Understanding Aggression: Coping with Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom

This course includes topics on violence, aggression in the classroom, youth gangs, aggression in sports and on television, how drugs and alcohol play a role in aggression and violence, and “hot spots” that tend to breed aggression and violence. View Syllabus

Understanding & Implementing Common Core Standards

The organization of this course covers the rationale for and design of the Common Core State Standards, the “Common Core Mindset” practitioners need for successful implementation, and what specific actions can be taken for deeper implementation across settings. View Syllabus

Last updated: 10/21/2022