Reaching Diverse Learners (1 Iowa LRC – Self Study)

“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 an […]

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

 
 
“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 educational impact […]

Raising Academic Achievement (1 Iowa LRC – Self Study)

 
 
“Explore successful strategies to carefully evaluate student work and enhance teaching practices”
Type of course: Self-Study
Course Description:
Academic achievement is one of the main objectives in education today. This online course helps teachers gain skills in creating curriculum and assessments that increase academic achievement.
SECTION A: Raising Academic Achievement helps teachers to identify students […]

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

 
 
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 find encouragement, […]

SELF-STUDY: Money for Classrooms (15 hours)

 
 
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 while working […]

SELF STUDY: Teachers in Leadership (15 hours)

 
 
 
“Find real solutions to everyday problems.”
Teachers are natural leaders and this course helps participants to use the action research tool as a school improvement approach as well as for individual professional development and to build strong professional learning communities. In the course, teachers gain confidence in public speaking to be able […]

SELF STUDY: Preparing College Ready and Career Bound Students (15 hours)

“Explore project-based learning as a successful way to develop project management skills in your students.”
There are big gaps between school, college and careers, and if these are not addressed, students may struggle to transition from one to another. Teachers in this class can help students excel outside the classroom and […]

SELF STUDY: Technology for Student Learning (15 hours)

 
 
“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 educational impact […]

Engineering and Design

Engineering and Design

You might have read about about how a 3D printer was used recently to create an implant for a person who needed a new ribcage.
A few years ago, a 3D printer was more like a fancy toy, but today it is being used to save a person’s life. Similarly, as you encourage students to experiment […]

SELF-STUDY: Common Core Implementation for All Classrooms (15 clock hours)

“How often have you sat down after a tiring day in the classroom, wondering if your students benefited in any way?”
Type of course: Self-Study
Course Description:
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 […]

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