SELF-STUDY: Public Speaking for Teachers (5 hours)

“Discover successful strategies to enhance your public speaking skills, and communicate effectively with your audience”

A competent and resourceful teacher must be able to effectively relate to and communicate with students, the school community, peers, parents and even school support structures such as the school board or the PTA. However, most teachers […]

SELF-STUDY: Examining and Evaluating Student Work (5 hours)

“Explore successful strategies to carefully evaluate student work and enhance teaching practices”

21st century students must have more than just textbook knowledge. Evaluating student learning goes beyond merely grading papers. Both schools and teachers need to intentionally move toward assessing students’ understanding, and then use this insight to enhance teaching and learning […]

SELF-STUDY: Classroom Collaboration (5 hours)

“Cultivate a collaborative environment in the classroom.”

Implement collaborative learning in classrooms and develop successful learners. This framework enables teachers to recognize characteristics of collaborative classrooms, be aware of student and teacher roles, and practice group activities as an essential part of the classroom. Teachers are introduced to school-wide policy reforms in […]

SELF-STUDY: Apps for Education (5 hours)

“How can you use apps to engage and teach your students with greater success?”

Integrate Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR model with Alan November’s work on Transformative Learning to find the best apps to educate YOUR students. The integration of apps into education, may seem like a natural product of the times. However, successfully […]

SELF-STUDY: Flipping Classrooms (5 hours)

“Explore how you can use technology to effectively ‘flip’ your classroom and enhance your students’ learning experience”

Harness technology to enhance students’ learning by examining successful strategies to “flip” classrooms. The flipped classroom approach prioritizes students’ needs beyond traditional teaching styles, while challenging teachers to employ innovative instructional methods. Students are encouraged […]

SELF-STUDY: Inquiry-based Learning (5 hours)

“Guide students into discovering and creating knowledge for themselves.”
Preparing teachers for 21st century students requires a close look at what it means to teach and learn in increasingly networked, technology-rich, digital classrooms. Schools and teachers need to thoughtfully and intentionally design learning environments and tasks in which teachers explore issues that […]

SELF-STUDY: IEPs: Documentation and Implementation for Teachers (5 hours)

“The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the cornerstone of special education.”

The goal of this course is to help teachers understand the IEP process and build the teachers comfort level in developing, aligning with and carrying out the IEP through rich examples and templates to help teachers understand and practically use the […]

SELF-STUDY: Classroom Organization for the 21st Century (5 hours)

 
 
“Good classroom organization starts with YOU!”
Good teaching is both an art and a science. It requires a significant amount of planning, research, preparation, evaluation, and a whole lot of creativity. However, that doesn’t mean teachers need to sacrifice their personal and family life for education. The key to “doing it all” […]

SELF-STUDY: Suicide Prevention (5 hours)

 
 
“Suicide Prevention starts in your classroom.”
With teen suicides on the rise, suicide prevention is an important issue and teacher awareness is crucial. This course helps teachers understand suicide and how it can be prevented. Teachers will learn to identify early signs of suicide ideations and will be equipped with basic tools […]

SELF-STUDY: Accommodations through UDL (5 hours)

 
 
“Universal Design for Learning is a research-based approach to accommodating every learner.”
Teaching each and every student effectively is never easy. It is next to impossible to find a classroom full of students with the same needs, learning levels and abilities. Teachers are faced with the challenge of teaching a diverse group […]

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