PDP Courses

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

Addressing accommodation, modification, and adaptation of curriculum, materials, and instruction to appropriately meet the needs of teachers and a variety of students.
$39.00
SELF-STUDY: Action Research for School Improvement (5 Hours)
This course is designed to equip teachers to initiate action research for potential areas of improvement in a classroom or at the school level. Through this course, teachers will be able to learn how to go about each step of the action research process from selecting the area of focus, gathering and interpreting data, setting up an action plan, and finally presenting the findings in order to help others.
$39.00

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

Assessment is an essential part of learning. It helps teachers and students determine to what extent education goals are being met. This course familiarizes teachers with the strategies and methods that are available to help make assessments meaningful and useful tools.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Building School-wide Initiatives (5 Hours)

Enhance students’ learning experiences by developing strategies and initiatives that benefit entire schools. Teachers will be introduced to a range of successful strategies to collaborate at a wider level to address learning issues faced by schools, and implement corresponding, well-designed interventions.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Bullying - The Golden Rule Approach (5 Hours)

Enables teachers to help students respond effectively to verbal comments. Includes video role plays that model and demonstrate methodologies.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Child Abuse Prevention (5 Hours)

Teachers will be introduced to the basics and fundamental facts of child abuse and neglect, its types, indicators and risk factors. The course primarily aims at educating teachers on the abuse, its legal implications and the legislative statutes addressing them in their role as mandatory reporters.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Classroom Management for Positive Behaviors (5 Hours)

As educators, we want to be able to ensure that all students have access to a positive school environment that is conducive to learning. Classroom Management for Positive Behaviors presents an instructive approach that ensures creating this environment with efficient behavioral practices and interventions in order to support academic success. This concept uses prevention to reduce new problem behaviors from occurring and eliminates the problem behaviors that already exist.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Cognitive Coaching (5 Hours)

Information and skills essential to the process of Cognitive/Peer Coaching in their school. Learn about the process of Cognitive Coaching, the roles and responsibilities of the coach and the coachee and how to implement this process in your school, reaping multiple benefits for the school, teachers and students.
$39.00
SELF-STUDY: Common Core Academic Interventions (5 Hours)
Every student is different and this course is designed to help teachers as they create unique interventions that benefit their individual students.
$39.00
SELF-STUDY: Common Core Raising Academic Achievement (5 Hours)
This course provides educators with information about academic interventions that can be incorporated in the classroom, through frameworks such as the RTI or even in the absence of such structures.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Differentiation for Gifted Learners in the Classroom (5 Hours)

Better understand gifted and talented education by learning how to identify, instruct and assess these students.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Ethics for Education Professionals (5 Hours)

Bring and maintain high standards of ethics into our schools. Includes a variety of topics to explore practical ways of addressing ethical decisions in our lives.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Flipping Classrooms (5 Hours)

Explore how you can use technology to effectively ‘flip’ your classroom and enhance your students’ learning experience. The resources, examples and templates presented in this course help teachers to plan and create efficient flipped classrooms. Educators are shown how to integrate content while collaborating effectively with students, co-workers and school leaders.
$39.00

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

Teachers learn the basics of fundraising for the classroom. It helps teachers understand the fundraising process by going through key aspects like sources of funding and effective ways to budget and plan.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Guided Reading (5 Hours)

Develop students’ independent reading skills in the classroom, through the process of guided reading, while also promoting comprehension, critical thinking, problem solving, intellectual skills and interpersonal communication.
$39.00

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

The Inquiry-based Learning course details some models that teachers can adapt to meet specific needs of their class, as well as to monitor and enhance the learning of their students. Teachers learn practical and dynamic ways of evaluating their students’ progress while also incorporating technology for better results.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Internet Safety in a Connected World (5 Hours)

There are multiple ways in which we are responsible for protecting children. Today’s online world magnifies those opportunities as well as complicates them in ways in which we must be aware. The goal of this course is to increase your awareness of how students today are using technology, as well as helping you understand the risks of the online world. Teachers will be equipped with strategies and ideas to talk about internet safety to students in their classrooms.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Introduction to Autism (5 Hours)

Understand what learning and interactions are like for a student with Autism while also learning to accommodate and teach students with Autism in the classroom.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: iPads in the Classroom (5 Hours)

You have iPads in the classroom. Now, what do you do with them. This course will introduce you to the pedagogy of using iPads to improve student learning in your classroom.
$39.00
SELF-STUDY: Mobile Technology in the Classroom (5 Hours)
Teachers integrate smartphones, tablets, iPads, Kindle and more into everyday classroom activities while achieving learning targets. In this course, teachers learn to create technology-based lesson plans, activities and assessments that incorporate mobile devices.
$39.00

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

Aimed at propelling teachers toward growth and improvement, this course presents peer review as an easy-to-apply model of wholesome teacher evaluation. Teachers will be equipped with practical strategies and tools so they can engage in systematic assessment of teaching performance.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Preparing College & Career Ready Students (5 Hours)

Teachers are the strongest and most influential link between high school and college for every student, and are often the best people to guide students in the endeavor to become college and career ready. This course will examine the details of mastering the current needs of students to be college and career ready.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Project Management for Students through Project-based Learning (5 Hours)

For students to be truly equipped to succeed in the 21st century college scenario or workplace, they must possess a level of mastery in essential project management skills. This course presents project-based learning as a successful strategy to promote project management skill development in students.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Accommodations through UDL (5 Hours)

Make teaching ALL students a very real possibility with the Universal Design of Learning (UDL) framework. This structure builds on research findings that show how a single teaching approach has very limited results on student learning and highlights the need for a new curricular approach in which a learner’s level of recognition, strategic, and affective networks are all taken into account to determine the best means of teaching.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Apps for Education (5 Hours)

Teachers will be equipped to go beyond using an app merely because someone else has recommended it and fully examine the true learning potential. The integration of apps into education, may seem like a natural product of the times. However, successfully impacting students’ learning, requires a whole new level of teachers’ engagement and effort.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Assistive Communication for Every Classroom (5 Hours)

This course also shows teachers how to improve learning using various low-tech and high-tech Assistive Communication devices. It instructs teachers on how to identify and choose suitable devices and how to explore the laws promoting and supporting the use of these devices in the classroom. Teachers will also gain a clear understanding of their role in the evaluation and implementation of Assistive Communication technology in the classroom. The suggestions, ideas and templates provided in the course will help teachers confidently apply these strategies in the classroom.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Bulletin Boards - Ideas for Every Classroom (5 Hours)

Providing a new and fresh direction that helps teachers understand the basic principles of art and design while applying these in planning and creating bulletin boards that reinforce learning in the classroom.
$39.00

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

The goal of this course is to help teachers understand the different aspects of bullying and to provide recommended strategies and techniques to deal with both victims and bullies.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Classroom Collaboration (5 Hours)

Explore the benefits of using teamwork as a key element in K-12 classrooms, along with successful strategies to involve students in the various aspects of collaborative instruction. Building on a strong research base, this course empowers teachers to understand and implement effective practices of collaboration in their own classrooms.
$39.00

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

Effective classroom organization aids teachers as they strive to make their lives and classrooms more structured and a lot less stressful. The ideas in this course present effective ways for teachers to be organized with practical steps in planning enabling teachers to avoid last minute time crunches.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Cognitive Skills - Understanding Learning Challenges (5 Hours)

Discover methods for detecting weak cognitive skills in students and strategies to strengthen such skills.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Common Core Enhancing Instruction (5 Hours)

For students graduating from high school to be fully equipped and college and career ready, they must possess high standards of academic and behavioral skills. Learn the scheme of implementing the Common Core State Standards as a successful strategy to address what students are expected to know and be able to do when they have graduated from high school and prepares them for life outside the classroom.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Common Core Mathematics for All Teachers (5 Hours)

Successfully address a range of mathematics learning needs with strategies designed to benefit veteran math teachers, as well as teachers who have ever thought or said, “I’m not good at math.”
$39.00
SELF-STUDY: Curriculum Development (5 Hours)
Empower students to face the dynamic world around them with confidence, by implementing novel ideas in curriculum development, within classrooms. With this framework, teachers are equipped to create powerful, yet practical plans that enable students to learn more effectively.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: English Language Learners in the Classroom (5 Hours)

Create a welcoming environment that ensures English Language Learners thrive educationally through the integration of useful research based strategies that promote student engagement with the lessons and curriculum.
$39.00

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

Understand effective and dynamic methods by which teachers can assess student work. Learn to examine student work through a process of intentional reflection with other teachers. Engage with other teachers on improving educational practices through critical evaluation of student work samples.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Formative Assessment (5 Hours)

Respond to the needs of students and shape instruction through the use of formative assessments.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Grant Writing (5 Hours)

Secure the best-suited funds to enrich the classroom or develop the skill of grant writing. Teachers can rise above budget constraints and think outside the box, developing students and growing professionally.
$39.00

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

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 recommended strategies in a classroom setting.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Integrating Standards (5 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.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Introduction to Technology for Teachers (5 Hours)

Gain confidence in navigating the Internet and using technology in teaching and learning.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Language Acquisition (5 Hours)

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the language acquisition process to enable educators to successfully teach English Language Learners.
$39.00

SELF-STUDY: Partnering with Parents (5 Hours)

Bridge communication gaps with useful strategies to employ while facing common challenging situations in working with parents.
$39.00

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

This course will take teachers through the process of evaluation, elaborate on its guiding principles and criterion, and include strategies and factual information to clearly link teaching quality with student learning. Further, teachers will be shown how to be “participants” in the process rather than being “subjects”. Tips to deal positively with negative feedback are also provided.
$39.00

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

Examine how to manage fears and perfect your public speaking skills. Identify and work on specific problem areas and consequently improve your communication skills. Learn to structure your speeches and harness technology to deliver effective speeches.
$39.00
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