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Teachers in Hawaii use Professional Learning Board online courses for teachers to meet HI requirements, keep a Hawaii teaching license current and renew a teaching license in HI.

  • Online professional growth activity/ pd courses Self-study classes.
  • Graduate Credit Courses Incorporate quizzes and a Course Action Plan. Teachers, study at your own pace, complete within 4 weeks and receive 1 semester professional development through a regionally accredited university partner.

Professional Learning Board courses align with teaching standards and are designed for teachers across grade levels and subject areas. Professional Learning Board is recommended by school districts and teachers across the country, please ensure the courses meet the requirements of your local authorities to meet your local needs.

SELF-STUDY: About the Brain (10 Hours)
Addressing accommodation, modification, and adaptation of curriculum, materials, and instruction to appropriately meet the needs of teachers and a variety of students.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Cognitive Skills - Understanding Learning Challenges (10 Hours)
Discover methods for detecting weak cognitive skills in students and strategies to strengthen such skills.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Communication in the Integrated Classroom (10 Hours)
Communication and environmental modifications, are some of the main obstacles that teachers face while integrating students with disabilities into the regular classroom. This course teaches assistive communication strategies, as well as instructional ideas to build communication skills. It also explores the concepts behind environmental and sensory modifications, especially in reference to Autism.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Differentiated Instruction (10 Hours)
Better understand gifted and talented education by learning how to identify, instruct and assess these students.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Enhancing the Classroom Learning Environment (10 Hours)
Create effective learning environments for your students by focusing on engaging bulletin board design and meaningful parent relationships.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Integrated Curriculum (10 Hours)
Successfully address a range of mathematics and STEM learning needs with strategies designed to benefit teachers at various levels of expertise, in the successful integration of STEM and CCSS into classroom learning.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Learning Strategies for the 21st Century (10 Hours)
Transform teaching practice through Inquiry-based, Collaborative learning climate within classrooms. Building on a strong research base, teachers are empowered to understand and implement effective practices of investigative learning and collaboration, incorporating technology to reach the 21st century learner most effectively.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Reading Across the Curriculum (10 Hours)
Equips teachers to support student learning through better reading and comprehension across the curriculum and grade levels.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: School Mental Health (10 Hours)
Equip teachers to identify early signs of suicide and combat bullying, through creative activities to promote safe classroom environments. Teachers are encouraged to work together with their school in initiating and implementing school-wide policies to promote mental health.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Student Safety and the Technology-Rich Classroom (10 Hours)
Discover ways in children’s safety is threatened in today’s world, and learn strategies that can help keep students safe, through a range of resources, signs, characteristics, scenarios, and indicators of threats.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Talk and Walk: A Course on Ethics and Communication (10 Hours)
Examine practical strategies to use your actions and words in the most beneficial way by becoming an ethical educator and skilled public speaker. Explore practical ways of addressing ethical decisions, with strategies to manage fears and perfect public speaking skills.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Teaching English Learners (10 Hours)
Improve cross-cultural understanding and examine cultural influences on school practices while coming away with greater insight on how second languages are acquired.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Technology in Learning (10 Hours)
Explore how you can use technology to enhance students’ competence in reading and ‘flip’ your classroom to expand learning experiences. Through a wealth of resources, educators are empowered to create efficient technology-integrated classrooms, while collaborating effectively with students and educators.
$79.00
GRAD Adams: Child Abuse Prevention (1 semester credit)
Protecting children is the role and responsibility of every teacher. Educators taking this course examine professional behaviors and boundaries while becoming aware of red flags that might indicate a child is being abused.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Cohesive Classroom Communities (1 semester credit)
Teachers are equipped to transform their classrooms into cohesive learning communities, through this three part online PD course package. The course begins with Classroom Collaboration where educators come to understand the importance of the teacher’s role in creating an environment where young people are willing and able to work collaboratively. Teachers are taught to recognize, appropriately handle and make accommodations, for diagnosable mental health issues among students. The course helps teachers understand that they play a valuable role, and can help save a life, by learning about the prevalence of suicide; understanding suicide and how it may be prevented.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Pedagogy Essentials (1 semester credit)
Teaching amongst the technological advances of the 21st century, brings with it unique challenges of combining education and theory with classroom practice. This three part course is designed to provide teachers the background knowledge and resources they require to use research findings to enhance their students’ learning. The course covers Research Based Instructional Strategies, which focuses on strategies teachers can use to channel research findings to improve their quality of instruction. Curriculum Development equips teachers to create effective, yet practical unit and lesson plans that equip students to learn more efficiently. The course also focuses on enabling teachers organize their teaching plans, work-life balance and the various aspects of their classroom.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Preparing College Ready and Career Bound Students (1 semester credit)
Prepare students for a successful future in college and careers. This online course suggests an approach to overall development of the student from elementary through high school that can help students become college ready and successful in their careers.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Reaching Diverse Learners (1 semester credit)
The strategies in this course help educators understand the influence second language acquisition has on learning and how to promote effective interaction between ELL students and their classmates. Teachers learn how expected behaviors within a classroom should be taught through consistent responses and positive reinforcement.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Standards and Communication in Teaching (1 semester credit)
In an age where there are multiple approaches to teaching and educating students, it becomes important to ensure that a particular standard is maintained. This class helps educators achieve goals, while empowering you with skills and tools to deliver the best of quality education. Standards and Communications in Teaching is a three part integrated course that highlights various strategies for facilitating student learning and improving academic achievement. It also focuses on positive communication, both with students and parents, in order to achieve excellence in education.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Students with Disabilities (1 semester credit)
Every student is unique and has different needs, learning levels and abilities. As teachers, it is certainly challenging to teach each and every student effectively. This online course presents reaching students with special needs as a real possibility. It prepares teachers to plan for IEPs (Individualized Education Plans), reveals the Universal Design of Learning framework, and shares Assistive Communication tools and technologies to help all students attain their maximum educational potential.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Technology for Student Learning (1 semester credit)
We live in a technologically advanced world. But, for teachers, the hallmark question is to understand how we can effectively use this technology to enhance student learning in the classroom. This online course will shine light on the multi-faceted uses of technology in the classroom. Teachers will learn how to choose technology for the classroom, be techno-savvy especially in the use of iPads and how to flip a traditional classroom to one with innovative instructional methods designed for enhancing student learning.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Understanding Special Populations (1 semester credit)
As educators, we all face situations where we accommodate students with special needs in our classrooms. In such situations, how can we modulate our teaching to ensure that we reach each and every child? This course is designed to help educators encourage and maximize each child’s potential.Terms like Autism, ADHD, learning disability and gifted learners are being constantly used. What do they mean? What makes these children unique? And most importantly, how as an educator can you enhance these students’ learning ability? These are questions that are answered in this course.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Ashland: Cognitive Skills - Understanding Learning Challenges (1 semester credit)
We all know the brain plays a major role in learning, but few are aware of how. In a class where each child differs in ability to learn, it is essential that educators know how the brain is related to the process of learning, in order to help facilitate student performance. Such knowledge will also give the educator an advantage when faced with the challenge of teaching a child with special needs. This course equips educators with extensive knowledge about the process of learning.
Pay PLB $140 today and $140 to Ashland when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Ashland: Common Core Implementation for All Classrooms (1 semester credit)
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 support and confidence they need to implement the standards in their classrooms. The course focuses on practices teachers can use to promote student motivation and self-learning while decreasing and eliminating behavior issues. Teachers learn to assess basic academic skills and identify areas in which students need support. Teachers also learn to develop a process of reflective thinking and becoming sensitive and responsive to the needs and issues of students. The practical examples and techniques explained in this section provide an understanding of the phrase ‘learning while teaching.’
Pay PLB $140 today and $140 to Ashland when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Ashland: Pedagogy Essentials (1 semester credit)
Teaching amongst the technological advances of the 21st century, brings with it unique challenges of combining education and theory with classroom practice. This three part course is designed to provide teachers the background knowledge and resources they require to use research findings to enhance their students’ learning. The course covers Research Based Instructional Strategies, which focuses on strategies teachers can use to channel research findings to improve their quality of instruction. Curriculum Development equips teachers to create effective, yet practical unit and lesson plans that equip students to learn more efficiently. The course also focuses on enabling teachers organize their teaching plans, work-life balance and the various aspects of their classroom.
Pay PLB $140 today and $140 to Ashland when you request your graduate credit
SELF-STUDY: Classroom Management (10 Hours)
Manage the various facets of teaching responsibilities efficiently, by seamlessly integrating the common core and curriculum standards into instruction, enforcing positive behavior interventions, and utilizing the physical classroom space to complement teaching. The strategies presented here build on extensive research, real experiences of teachers, observations of hundreds of classrooms and the most innovative ideas in practice; to enable teachers to manage their classrooms effectively and thus optimize students’ learning experiences.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Common Core Assessment and Evaluation (10 Hours)
Successfully evaluate and assess the various facets of your teaching practice by seamlessly integrating the Common Core State Standards along with effective formative assessments and productive reflection practices. The approaches presented here equip teachers to make accurate assessments of their students’ learning needs and levels, and then plan targeted interventions based on the results, culminating in greater student achievement.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Core Academic Intervention (10 Hours)
Explore successful strategies to make interventions in teaching practices, including effective ways to evaluate and examine students’ performances, with the ultimate goal of enhancing students’ mastery of the Common Core Standards.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Enhancing Classroom Instruction (10 Hours)
Equip teachers with essential tools and successful strategies to integrate common core instruction and reflective practices to enhance their instruction and benefit students’ learning.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Integrated Classrooms (10 Hours)
Make teaching ALL students a real possibility, by acquiring an in-depth understanding of Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and implementing Universal Design of Learning (UDL) frameworks, where learners’ strategic and affective networks are considered to determine the best teaching methods.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: iPads in the Classroom (10 Hours)
Successfully integrate iPads and apps to ensure higher levels of student engagement and learning. The pedagogy of using iPads in the classroom is presented, with ways for teachers to tap into recent app developments to fully examine their learning potential.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Preparing Students for College and Careers (10 Hours)
Transform your students’ learning experience by equipping them to be truly ‘college and career ready’, in today’s world. Using the tools and strategies provided in this course, teachers can equip students with skills like Project Management, enabling them to make a successful transition to university and work environments.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Research Based Curriculum and Instruction (10 Hours)
Empower students by implementing novel ideas in curriculum development, within classrooms. With this framework, teachers are equipped to integrate research-based instructional strategies with successful curriculum development practices, that cater to teachers’ own professional development as well as students’ learning needs.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Standards in Teaching (10 Hours)
Untangle what turns out to be the not-so-mysterious language of today’s teaching and learning and put successful strategies, including the Common Core, into practice.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Supporting Special Needs in the Classroom (10 Hours)
Equip yourself with a basic understanding of the warning signs of early-onset mental illness as well as ideas and successful strategies to work with affected students. Gain confidence in accommodating students with ADHD, and other students who are energetic, hyperactive or have difficulty paying attention.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Teachers in Leadership (10 Hours)
Transform teaching practice by using strategies like action research and school-wide initiatives to explore the intricacies of the educational context, and implement corresponding, well-designed interventions for holistic change. The approaches presented here allow teachers to build professional learning communities, enhance school improvement, and is an excellent way to prioritize student learning.
$79.00
SELF-STUDY: Teaching with Internet Technology (10 Hours)
Gain confidence in navigating the Internet and using technology in teaching and learning, by exploring the concepts and ideas behind using technology in the classroom, to understand the skills needed to use technology to support learning most effectively.
$79.00
GRAD Adams: Academic Interventions (1 semester credit)
This course introduces teachers to STEM and student-centered learning to create and implement a standards-based curriculum. Teachers are then able to customize and differentiate curriculum for each learner acting more as facilitators, coaches and mentors.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Cognitive Skills - Understanding Learning Challenges (1 semester credit)
We all know the brain plays a major role in learning, but few are aware of how. In a class where each child differs in ability to learn, it is essential that educators know how the brain is related to the process of learning, in order to help facilitate student performance. Such knowledge will also give the educator an advantage when faced with the challenge of teaching a child with special needs. This course equips educators with extensive knowledge about the process of learning.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Money for Classrooms (1 semester credit)
This course will help teachers to maximize their classroom budget and raise funds for innovative ideas and projects. Teachers will learn to create effective budgets, write grants and create fundraising campaigns while connecting with community stakeholders to support educational endeavors in the classroom.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Peer Coaching and Evaluation (1 semester credit)
Learning as a community of educators, and from each other is one of the best ways teachers can find encouragement, inspiration and support as they maneuver everyday challenges in the classroom. This course explores research-based strategies in peer teaching and professional development adopted and embraced by schools across the country.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Raising Academic Achievement (1 semester credit)
This course introduces teachers to STEM and student-centered learning to create and implement a standards-based curriculum. Teachers are then able to customize and differentiate curriculum for each learner acting more as facilitators, coaches and mentors.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Reading Across the Curriculum (1 semester credit)
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 usually also identified as under developed reading skills. The strategies in this course are imperative for all educators to help their students become proficient readers. This course helps teachers understand how to assess reading skills in the classroom and plan instruction accordingly. It also equips educators to empower their students with confidence when handling tough text. Teachers also learn how to act as a facilitator for small groups for guided reading.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Standards in the Classroom (1 semester credit)
Teachers in this course explore approaches to instruction, assessment and evaluation that they can implement in their classroom. This course focuses on practices teachers can use to promote student motivation and self-learning while decreasing and eliminating behavior issues.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Teachers in Leadership (1 semester credit)
The strength of an educational institution lies in its leadership, educators and students. This online course is rich in content that highlights changes or initiatives that can be implemented to improve student learning and encourage school improvement. Teachers taking this class can explore strategies for improving their public speaking skills and in turn, facilitate improved communication with audiences.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Adams: Technology for Today's Classroom (1 semester credit)
Protecting children is the role and responsibility of every teacher. Educators taking this course examine professional behaviors and boundaries while becoming aware of red flags that might indicate a child is being abused.
Pay PLB $140 today and $55 to Adams when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Ashland: Child Abuse Prevention (1 semester credit)
This course highlights the advantages of using technology as both a resource and a tool for educators in their classrooms. The class helps teachers enable safe implementation of technology in classrooms and prevent misuse while promoting effective learning through practical ideas and steps that educators and students can take to ensure safety when online.
Pay PLB $140 today and $140 to Ashland when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Ashland: Cohesive Classroom Communities (1 semester credit)
Teachers are equipped to transform their classrooms into cohesive learning communities, through this three part online PD course package. The course begins with Classroom Collaboration where educators come to understand the importance of the teacher’s role in creating an environment where young people are willing and able to work collaboratively. Teachers are taught to recognize, appropriately handle and make accommodations, for diagnosable mental health issues among students. The course helps teachers understand that they play a valuable role, and can help save a life, by learning about the prevalence of suicide; understanding suicide and how it may be prevented.
Pay PLB $140 today and $140 to Ashland when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Ashland: Common Core Intervention Across the Curriculum (1 semester credit)
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 to build up such students. Educators learn about implementing Standard-Based Instruction through STEM, bringing together the benefits and opportunities associated with this new education paradigm and guides teachers to customize classroom instruction so that students develop the skills they need to survive in today’s knowledge-based world. This is extended in teaching educators how they can apply mathematical principles to everyday life. This course also helps teachers evaluate and monitor basic academic skills based on Common Core principles. By completing this course teachers gain the needed confidence to implement common state standards across the curriculum.
Pay PLB $140 today and $140 to Ashland when you request your graduate credit
GRAD Ashland: Preparing College Ready and Career Bound Students (1 semester credit)
Prepare students for a successful future in college and careers. This online course suggests an approach to overall development of the student from elementary through high school that can help students become college ready and successful in their careers.
Pay PLB $140 today and $140 to Ashland when you request your graduate credit
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