SELF-STUDY: Reading Across the Curriculum (15 hours)

“I was pleased with all of the new resources and ideas that
I will be able to bring into the classroom for teaching reading. Thanks!”
Reading should be a meaningful activity that is focused on  comprehension and that results in understanding. When students struggle with a specific subject matter the underlying reason is [...]

Cognitive Skills – Understanding Learning Challenges

Cognitive Skills – Understanding Learning Challenges

The U.S. Department of Education, and others indicate that weak cognitive skills are the source of over 80% of learning problems. This course provides methods for detecting students with weak cognitive skills and tools to strengthen those skills. Teachers will receive understanding, as well as ways to apply development techniques in the classroom. The online class is fun and interactive and includes information about new brain research and how it can impact today’s classrooms.

Bullying: The Golden Rule Solution

Bullying: The Golden Rule Solution

During childhood, children learn and practice the skills they will need in their adult lives. Bullying is an unpleasant but inevitable part of life that happens in virtually every social group. If children don’t learn how to deal with hostility in their formative years, how will they manage when they grow up and have to face hostility from their co-workers, bosses, spouses and children?

Spanish for Educators

Spanish for Educators

A primer for non-Spanish speaking teachers to communicate with families and their children who speak Spanish as a first language. Teachers will be introduced to general vocabulary and phrases that assist with understanding in the classroom as well as throughout a school environment.

Use tools for translation of materials and receive template documents that may be customized for individual use (including letters to parents and telephone scripts). Plus, learn how to read Spanish so that you can be understood.

Web Technology for Teachers

Web Technology for Teachers

Learn how to use exciting web-based tools to enhance your instruction and transform your classroom into a true 21st Century learning environment. You will explore tools such as blogs, wikis, and social bookmarking (to name just a few) in a quest to understand how the internet is changing the lives of students and teachers alike. At the end of the course you will be able to use these tools in your classroom as well as in your professional development.

RTI: Using Metaphors to Change Behaviors

RTI: Using Metaphors to Change Behaviors

Unique early intervention strategies show how metaphors and visual cues can be used to promote a change in behavior as well as to teach students to become aware of their actions. Participants are challenged to think creatively and will be given the tools to individualize and apply the motivating intervention strategies.

Technology for Education Leaders

Technology for Education Leaders

Students getting passwords, changing grades and breaking into school computer systems compromise safety. This course empowers academic administrators to work in tandem with IT administrators and minimize the risks associated with these types of events. Written in NON-technical language for educational leaders to understand their comprehensive role and responsibilities in providing safe and secure learning environments. The course includes real life examples and solutions and is a MUST for principals and school leaders at every level.

Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners

Any K-12 teacher, administrator, or support staff member who would like to help English Language Learners do well in school will find this course to be both informative and useful. The focus includes how to make ELLs and their families feel more welcome while generating academic successes through empowerment.

Participants will improve cross-cultural skills and examine cultural influences on school practices, and come away with greater insight into how second languages are acquired. They will also discover teaching methods and educational strategies for today’s diverse mainstream classroom that are considered best practice for reaching and teaching all learners. Included are highlighted practical tips and activities that can be put to use right away.

Tackling Tough Text

Tackling Tough Text

In this course you will learn how to give your students in grades 4-12 the tools to “tackle tough text” and to become successful readers and learners. In teaching, there is a shift of focus that takes place at around 4th grade where literacy instruction changes from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” It is a known phenomenon that a number of students who did quite well in the primary years struggle with this new type of reading. Students reading at their frustration level find it to be well, frustrating. Teachers in all subject areas discover that using the Reading Comprehension Checklist helps students tackle tough text. Empowering students with this unique tool proves to alleviate frustration and increase achievement. This course is based on the proven research by Sue Klund, Reading Specialist and Quality Teaching Network expert.

Reading Across the Curriculum

Reading Across the Curriculum

This interactive course is one option for K-12 teachers across the curriculum spectrum to demonstrate evidence of reading instruction techniques. Based on research, Reading Across the Curriculum introduces all teachers to sound reading instructional practices.

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