“How often do you hear someone proclaim that they love math?”
The implementation of Common Core State Standards across the curriculum provides a real-world approach to learning and teaching. It is increasingly essential for educators to develop students who not only are critical thinkers but innovators as well. This course helps teachers […]
“How often have you sat down after a tiring day in the classroom, wondering if your students benefited in any way?”
Schools and educators all over the country are engaged in implementing the Common Core State Standards. This can be a challenge. This three part course is designed to provide teachers the […]
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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 […]
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.