SELF-STUDY: Preparing for Teacher Evaluations (5 hours)

“The best predictor of a teacher’s effectiveness is his or her past success in the classroom.”
Teaching is a demanding and challenging profession. To be a teacher-of-record, a teacher should demonstrate extensive subject-area knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and a professional teaching ability. Most importantly, their “effectiveness” must demonstrate a positive impact on student […]

SELF-STUDY: Assessment Strategies for the Common Core (5 hours)

“How can assessment strategies improve student learning and teacher instruction?”
Assessments are not confined to year end tests and grades. They are meant to be a part of daily teaching and learning. Good assessments are powerful – they may be used to change the way teachers teach, students learn and sometimes even […]

SELF-STUDY: Peer Review of Teaching (5 hours)

“Development rather than judgment”
Do you ever wish you could have an informed discussion with a colleague about your teaching practice?
High-quality teaching has becomea national priority in recent times, particularly in the context of the No Child Left Behind Act. In turn, this focus highlights the need for meaningful evaluation of teachers […]

SELF-STUDY: Cognitive Coaching (5 hours)

“Explore how teachers can attain professional development and growth by incorporating the Cognitive Coaching model.”
The growing need for professional development programs for teachers has caused many school administrators to look into the Peer Coaching model. This course takes a deeper look at a specific form of this model, known as Cognitive […]

SELF-STUDY: Bullying: Prevention and Policies for Schools (5 hours)

“Explore strategies and techniques to respond to bullying behavior.”
Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior and can be either covert or overt in nature. Bullying incidents vary in their severity and impact. Most mild bullying behavior can be managed by the students themselves. More severe incidents may require intervention from […]

SELF-STUDY: Fundraising Basics for Teachers (5 hours)

“Don’t let finances be the reason for a diminished classroom experience. Explore fundraising as a viable way to keep your teaching fun and focused on student learning.”
No teacher looks forward to realizing that an exciting new teaching idea is not feasible because of a budget shortage. There may have been […]

SELF-STUDY: Thrifty Classroom (5 hours)

“Create your own inspiring, efficient, and thrifty classroom on a budget.”
How can teachers ensure that the quality of education is not compromised by their budget? Why is there a need for teachers to change their outlook and how can they make optimal use of what they have? How can STEM be […]

SELF-STUDY: Student-Centered Learning (5 hours)

“Tell them and they will forget; show them and they may remember; involve them and they will understand.”
Have you been longing to see a group of students who are self-motivated, engaged in their learning and able to make real-world connections?
Teachers committed to real development in their students look forward to lively, […]

SELF-STUDY: Common Core: Raising Academic Achievement (5 hours)

“Discover and explore interventions to help struggling students succeed in literacy and math standards.”
In the past, students who were failing were often sent for special education services whether or not they really needed it. However, the education system today aims to help all students succeed in the general educational setting. In […]

SELF-STUDY: Child Abuse Prevention (5 hours)

“Explore the different facets of Child Abuse and Neglect and understand the impact educators have in its prevention and elimination.”

Child Abuse and Neglect is a very serious issue that is harming and threatening the safety and well being of our children. Besides the immediate negative impact, the greatest harm of Child […]

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