Reaching Diverse Learners (1 Iowa LRC – Self Study)

September 5, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

“I really appreciate the abundance of ideas for teaching ELLs that I learned in this course. There were so many techniques and ideas shared, and I feel as if I have a toolbox to use in my classroom.”
Diversity is becoming a very real issue in our classrooms today. We have […]

Technology for Student Learning (1 Iowa LRC – Self Study)

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“Explore how you can use technology to effectively ‘flip’ your classroom and enhance your students’ learning experience.”
Teachers in this course learn to transform a traditional classroom into one that uses technology and embraces classroom engagement. Teachers learn how to critically consider apps and software, specific implications of use and […]

SELF-STUDY: Cultural Competency and Responsive Teaching (5 hours)

July 23, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 


Meeting students’ needs across diverse cultural backgrounds.
Teachers deepen their understanding of their own frames of reference, potential bias, and impact on expectations for and relationships with students, students’ families and school communities.
This course demonstrates responsive teaching in the classroom by helping teachers consider, connect with, and build competence in meeting […]

SELF-STUDY: Mobile Technology in the Classroom (5 hours)

March 2, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

No longer will cell phones distract from learning.
Mobile devices can be an integral part of learning, when used intentionally. Teachers integrate smartphones, tablets, iPads, Kindle and more into everyday classroom activities while achieving learning targets. In this course, teachers learn strategies for procurement of devices, how to screen apps, […]

SELF-STUDY: Peer Coaching and Evaluation (15 hours)

March 2, 2018 by · 1 Comment 

Teachers Connecting as Lifelong Learners
The goal of professional development is not only the growth of the teacher, but also the achievement of high education standards, teacher retention, staff collegiality and efficacy. Learning as a community of educators, and from each other is one of the best ways teachers can […]

SELF-STUDY: Money for Classrooms (15 hours)

March 2, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Save, seek and secure funds.
Need money to meet classroom or school needs?
Every teacher wants to give the best to their students. No one wants a child’s education to be hindered by money or resources. This course provides teachers with well-researched money saving and seeking strategies that can be implemented […]

Literacy in Learning

February 19, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Enhance reading and writing literacy with evidence-based strategies and Interventions.
In its most basic form, literacy is the ability to read and write. To be successful in academics, professional and social life, one must be proficient at both reading and writing. Businesses and professional demands require literacy skills.
This course helps […]

SELF-STUDY: Visuals in Learning (5 hours)

January 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

“See the possibilities for your classroom.”
Understanding and using visual materials is an important life skill and advantageous for students. We have come to a point where visuals are at par with words in daily communication.
Schools must take seriously the task of teaching students to decipher, as well as create, […]

SELF-STUDY: Recognize Early-onset Mental Health Disorders and Prevent Suicide (5 hours)

January 17, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

“A healthy mind is the first step to success in the classroom.”
How can mental health disorders be addressed in the classroom? What does suicide prevention look like in schools, and how can teachers be both sensitive and effective with students? These questions and more will be explored in this […]

SELF-STUDY: Suicide Prevention Best Practices (1 hours)

December 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Suicide is preventable.
Suicide is a sensitive issue facing schools and communities today. Suicide is a serious problem impacting children and adolescents today. Talking about it is not easy. We live in a world in which social and academic expectations are high, and suicide is sometimes seen as a last […]

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