Massachusetts

GRADUATE COURSES
Self-paced graduate classes incorporate online content, quizzes, interactivities and a Course Action Plan you can put to use in your work environment. Receive 1 semester graduate credit through the regionally accredited, North Dakota State University. Learning takes place asynchronously, at your convenience, and may be completed over a period of 4 weeks.
Child Abuse Prevention

Child Abuse Prevention

Protecting children is the role and responsibility of every adult. Be it in or outside of school, educators need to be aware of all red flags indicating a child is being abused.The course Child Abuse Prevention tackles this very sensitive issue and aims to equip teachers with the essentials of recognizing and preventing abuse to maintain safe and secure learning environments. Addressing accommodation, modification, and adaptation of curriculum, materials, and instruction to appropriately meet the needs of teachers and a variety of students.

Registration Fee
$15

1 Semester Graduate Credit
$150

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Cognitive Skills - Understanding Learning Challenges

Cognitive Skills – Understanding Learning Challenges

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.

Registration Fee
$15

1 Semester Graduate Credit
$150

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Common Core Implementation for All Classrooms

Common Core Implementation for All Classroom

Schools and educators all over the country are engaged in implementing the Common Core State Standards. This can be a challenge. This course is designed to provide teachers the support and confidence they need to implement the standards in their classrooms.

Registration Fee
$15

1 Semester Graduate Credit
$150

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Common Core Intervention Across the Curriculum

Common Core Intervention Across the Curriculum

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.

Registration Fee
$15

1 Semester Graduate Credit
$150

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Reaching Diverse Learners

Reaching Diverse Learners

Diversity is becoming a very real issue in our classrooms today. We have an increasing number of students requiring various learning styles, coming from different cultural backgrounds, and demonstrating ever-maturing attitudes. Reaching Diverse Learners is a course brimming with ideas and strategies to help educators maximize abilities and cater to the individual needs of every student.

Registration Fee
$15

1 Semester Graduate Credit
$150

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Standards and Communications  in Teaching

Standards and Communications in Teaching

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.

Registration Fee
$15

1 Semester Graduate Credit
$150

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Technology Today

Technology Today

Technology plays a central role in the lives of teachers, students and virtually everyone these days. As educators we must know about computer and web technology, how it works in the 21st century classroom and how to protect children and ourselves on the constantly changing internet.

Registration Fee
$15

1 Semester Graduate Credit
$150

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Understanding Special Learning  Populations

Understanding Special Learning Populations

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.

Registration Fee
$15

1 Semester Graduate Credit
$150

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Welcome Massachusetts Teachers

(Not a Massachusetts teacher, Click here to find your state)

Professional Learning Board has been a provider of online continuing education, professional development and licensure courses for educators for years. Recognized as a solid resource and recommended by school districts and teachers for teachers seeking to stay current and maintain their teaching license, Professional Learning Board offers courses to best meet your learning needs:

  • Graduate Courses
    Self-paced graduate classes incorporate online content, quizzes, interactivities and a Course Action Plan you can put to use in your work environment. Receive 1 semester graduate credit through the regionally accredited, North Dakota State University. Learning takes place asynchronously, at your convenience, and may be completed over a period of 4 weeks.

Teachers use Professional Learning Board online professional development and continuing education courses to renew their teaching licenses.

Click on the course name(s) below to enroll or see the descriptions to the left.

GRADUATE COURSES:

The information and courses listed on this page are presented based on the information available at the time of publication. Please note that state licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is the responsibility of each teacher to know their licensing requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional development and licensing work. Professional Learning Board does not guarantee acceptance by your school, district or licensing authority.

“Your courses fit my needs perfectly. They were ideal for someone who does not have a great deal of flexibility, and I learned a lot.”

“This course was fantastic! I actually looked forward to working on the course! It was fun, interactive, practical and useful. Thanks for putting this together so well!”

Michele T.

“A great deal of technical terminology was foreign to me before I started this course. I have a new appreciation for blogs and various instructor/student sites that can be helpful for both students and teachers. The quiz was also a solid assessment of what was presented in the course.”

Sophia S.

“I learned more from this course than I ever could have anticipated. It truly was enriching. I thought the course was great. It provided a different outlook on certain skills that will be helpful to me in my teaching.”

Brenda K.

“This course was very informative and really opened my eyes to the struggles of autistic students. With an increase in autism, I know I will be teaching more autistic students as time goes on. This course gave me more confidence and ideas to handle these students.”

Christine W.

“This course had me take a step back and look at my teaching style. I thought I was using technology by the occasional technology based project and using the SmartBoard every day. I now realize this is not enough. There are so many different ways I could include technology into my daily lessons. I need to try harder to include technology into the lessons.”

Kelley Z.

“Both the Transformative Classroom Management and the Positive Behavior Intervention courses persuaded me to confront classroom challenges in a productive way. I thank you for that.”

Robert D.

“This was a very enjoyable online class. It was extremely informative about cognitive skills. As a working teacher and mother, this class gave me great flexibility with the time frames. That was really important to me and made taking this class much less stressful. I enjoyed not having to write a paper but still took as many notes as if I would have. The test/quiz at the end covered the information and the questions were straight forward and not tricky. Thank you for making an online class informative, non-stressful, and extremely enjoyable.”

Laura D.

“I loved all the printable materials and online resources. The course information is valuable and I’ve already started implementing some of it in my classroom. Thanks so much for offering this course. I enjoyed it very much.”

Karen M.

“Great course for review and refreshment! The video clips were good and the review/check for understanding were very good/helpful/pertinent. I appreciated this course. Thanks!”

Rita M.

“I really enjoyed trying out the websites included in this course. I admit I was starting to fall behind in technology and I feel that this course and the websites/resources provided have given me some ideas to incorporate technology into my classroom. Overall I think my students will appreciate these new resources to differentiate their lessons and give them some more hands-on experiences.”

Jacob G.

“This course has made me aware that there are many different methods of incorporating technology into the classroom. I knew that technology gave students instant access to all kinds of information but the concept of making lessons more fun, engaging the student, student centered learning will have a positive impact on my teaching. I do believe it is my responsibility as a teacher to continually improve and implementing new technologies will certainly lead to more effective learning.”

Miriam A

“This is a wonderful way for me to select licensure renewal courses while confidently knowing that I am meeting the MN standards. The Everything package was perfect for me as I decided recently to renew my license and am hoping to do so in time for next school year.”

Cindy B.

“This was my first attempt at on an on-line course in a very long time. I enjoyed the lessons and activities. Thank you.”

Nancy H.

“Excellent course! Super resources, highly applicable and practical.”

Debra H.

“I really enjoyed the course. It was straight forward and easy to use. The instructor was very elaborate in her responses, and helped to clarify questions. All responses were received in a timely manner as well. It was a great course with good pacing and I learned lots of material in a short amount of time that I can use in future classroom environments.”

Mark F.

“I really liked the content of the bullying course. I felt the main points made were exceptional and should be taught to schools.”

Rebecca S.

“Thank you for having this resource available to help meet licensure needs in a way that can fit into my schedule and finances!”

Joleen F.

“Easy to use and great for license renewals! Thanks!”

Ashley B.

“I love learning! Just completed this wonderful course in cognitive skill building, good towards 5 professional hours. The best part is, although I am a learning consultant and a reading specialist, I believe I learned more in this coursework, than in all my education classes combined. It got right to the point, addressing cognitive issues directly, instead of just tackling the secondary academic issues. It speaks to neuroscience, and the amazing capability of the brain to improve itself, through specific techniques and activities. The comprehensive nature of this program, and its practical uses is a marvel! Absolutely highly recommended.”

Shari K.

“I love the fact that I can access this course any time or any where. It is also great that I have an infinite amount of time to complete the course.”

Lindsay C.

“This is my first online course and I learned so much! The course began with material I was already familiar with and built upon that. I learned many new things that I can use professionally as well as personally.”

Jennifer S.

“Information was conveyed in a clear, concise and interesting manner.”

Maureen C.

“Great course presentation The videos were useful. The content was interesting. Text to voice-pleasant voice helped make learning pleasant.”

Darlene J.

“I had no technical issues with this course, but it’s my first one through your program and I just wanted to provide feedback. I was so engaged throughout the whole 5 hours of this course, that it amazes me. We teachers take these courses because we have to have so many hours of professional development per year, and it becomes a “duty.” This was a PLEASURE. What a great feeling to come away from the time invested feeling like I truly learned something – and something enlightening and USEFUL! As an elementary teacher (first grade) reading and phonemic awareness are huge in my classroom – to have that addressed – as well as the practical ways to improve on the cognitive skills so necessary to gain academic achievement – this was a total worthwhile and successful five hours. I fully intend to take other courses with you, and to recommend to my colleagues what a great resource you are. Thanks – and kudos to PLB!”

Kathleen D.

“THIS WAS REALLY A GREAT LEARNING TOOL. THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT AVAILABLE.”

Lisa A.

“I was pleased with the course and the facilitator. Feedback was timely and useful. Suggestions were thought provoking. I want to look over course offerings and probably take another course this winter.”

Cean F.

“I can see that there are many ideas and materials that will be useful for the next school year, especially once we know our standardized test scores and goals for reading for the new year”

Judith Z.

“I really enjoyed and appreciate the learning opportunities provided through PLB. I am planning on taking more courses and letting my district, special ed. teachers and teachers know about this website. I can only say good things. Thank you so much.”

Reeny S.

“I was very pleased with the structure of the course and the format it was presented in. I have already informed our union president about this site to make sure she promotes it in our district. Each course I took was extremely interesting. Thank you!”

Melissa J.

 

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