South Dakota

15 HOUR SELF-STUDY COURSES FOR ALL TEACHERS
These 15 hour self-paced seminar replacement courses are designed for all teachers, including South Dakota teachers holding a Bachelors degree in which you study the course content and complete a quiz in order to earn a certificate of completion.
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.

15 Hours
$120

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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.

15 Hours
$119

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Common Core Implementation for All Classrooms Common Core Implementation for All Classrooms

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.

15 Hours
$119

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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.

15 Hours
$119

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Pedagogy Essentials Pedagogy Essentials

Pedagogy is both the science and art of education. As comprehensive as it may seem, this definition remains a predominantly theoretical understanding. In teaching practice, there is often a disconnect, between the theory we read about, and the realities in the classroom. This course is designed to target and bridge that gap while helping teachers to pinpoint practical ways of harnessing research and pedagogical guidelines that directly benefit teaching.

15 Hours
$119

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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.

15 Hours
$119

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ethics Reading Across the Curriculum

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 nearly also identified as under developed reading skills. The strategies in this course are imperative for all educators to help their students become proficient readers.

The Reading Across the Curriculum lesson helps teachers understand how to assess reading skills in the classroom and plan instruction accordingly. When every day teaching is carefully designed around this type of data it means that all students can learn and grow.

15 Hours
$119

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cog_skills 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.

15 Hours
$119

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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.

15 Hours
$119

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ethics 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.

15 Hours
$119

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT COURSES
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Self-paced Professional Development Credit classes incorporate online content, quizzes, interactivities, instructor involvement and a Course Action Plan you can put to use in your work environment. Receive 1 Professional Development Credit through a regionally accredited university. Learning takes place asynchronously, at your convenience, and may be completed over a period of 4 weeks. Note, teachers looking for graduate credits, please check with your issuing authority about whether it will accept these online teacher courses for graduate credit.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Credit
$150

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SELF-STUDY COURSE PACKAGES
Course packages combine multiple self-paced seminar replacement courses in which you study the course content and complete a quiz in order to earn a certificate of completion. Course packages typically offer a savings of 20% or greater compared to enrolling in the courses individually.
everything The Everything Package

The ultimate collection of online courses to enhance teacher education and student learning across all grade levels and subject areas.

90 Hours
$450

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Core Teaching Package 1 Essential Teaching Package #1

This package includes the following online teacher classes – Accommodating all Learners, Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies, Reading across the Curriculum, Recognizing Early-onset Mental Health Disorders in Children and Adolescents and Introduction to Technology for Teachers.

25 Hours
$150

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Core Teaching Package 2 Essential Teaching Package #2

The following online classes for teachers are included in this package – Cognitive Skills: Understanding Learning Challenges, Introduction to Autism, Tackling Tough Text, Technology in the 21st Century Classroom and Transformative Classroom Management.

25 Hours
$150

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21st Century Learning Package 21st Century Learning Package

This package is made up of 5 five-hour online courses covering Classroom Collaboration, Classroom Organization in the 2st Century, Flipping Classrooms, Inquiry-based Learning and Standards-based Instruction through STEM.

25 Hours
$150

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Accommodating All Students Package Accommodating All Students Package

This package is made up of 5 five-hour online courses including the following topics, cognitive skills, accommodations, UDL, differentiation for gifted learners and IEPs.

25 Hours
$150

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Common Core Package Common Core Package

This package is made up of eight five-hour online courses addressing standards, assessment, evaluation and covers the Common Core, a great addition to your teaching tool kit whether your school is implementing Common Core or simply looking to improve student performance.

40 Hours
$235

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Child Abuse Prevention Child Abuse Prevention Package for Educators

This package is made up of online courses in the following areas: Recognizing and Preventing Child Abuse, Internet Safety, Bullying-The Golden Rule and Ethics for Education Professionals.

20 Hours
$119

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Mental Health Package Mental Health Package

This package is made up of 5 five-hour online courses addressing recognizing early-onset mental health disorders, autism, ADHD, bullying and suicide prevention.

25 Hours
$150

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Technology in Education Package Technology in Education Package

This package is made up of 5 five-hour online courses ranging from an introduction to technology to technology in the 21st century classroom including internet safety, iPads in the classroom and apps in education.

25 Hours
$150

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SELF-STUDY COURSES FOR ADVANCED DEGREE HOLDERS
Self-paced seminar replacement courses in which you study the course content and complete a quiz in order to earn a certificate of completion.
Accommodating All Learners

Accommodating All Learners

Addressing accommodation, modification, and adaptation of curriculum, materials, and instruction to appropriately meet the needs of teachers and a variety of students.

5 Hours
$39

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Accommodations through UDL Accommodations through UDL

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.

5 Hours
$39

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Action Research for School Improvement Action Research for School Improvement

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.

5 Hours
$39

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Apps in Education Apps in Education

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.

5 Hours
$39

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Bulletin Boards -Ideas for Every Classroom

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.

5 Hours
$39

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bullying

Bullying: The Golden Rule Solution

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

5 Hours
$39

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classroom collaboration Classroom Collaboration

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.

5 Hours
$39

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cog_skills Classroom Organization for the 21st Century

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.

5 Hours
$39

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Cognitive Skills -Understanding Learning Challenges

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

5 Hours
$39

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Common Core Academic Interventions Common Core Academic Interventions

Supporting struggling students and those with diverse learning needs is often a challenge in classrooms. This course provides you with intervention strategies that align with the Common Core State Standards to help students perform better.

5 Hours
$39

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Common Core Assessment and Evaluation Common Core Assessment and Evaluation

Address issues for students who struggle in class through assessment and evaluation. With this framework, teachers find it easy to identify student problems and set appropriate intervention goals and targets for successful student learning.

5 Hours
$39

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Common Core Curriculum-Based Measures Common Core Curriculum-Based Measures

Keep the focus on students’ learning through Curriculum-Based Measures (CBM) – a powerful tool-kit to help teachers plan interventions in specific academic areas such as letter knowledge and fluency, early math and computation fluency, written expression, reading, and spelling.

5 Hours
$39

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Common Core Instruction Practices Common Core Instruction Practices

Manage core behavioral issues in the classroom, by encouraging students to actively engage in monitoring their own behaviors. By exploring useful practices aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), teachers better nurture students who are academically successful and motivated.

5 Hours
$39

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Common Core Math Common Core Mathematics for All Teachers

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.”

5 Hours
$39

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Curriculum Development Curriculum Development

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.

5 Hours
$39

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Gifted Learners

Differentiation for Gifted Learners in the Classroom

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

5 Hours
$39

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ethics

Ethics for Education Professionals

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.

5 Hours
$39

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Examining and Evaluating Student Work Examining and Evaluating Student Work

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.

5 Hours
$39

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ethics Flipping Classrooms

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.

5 Hours
$39

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formative assessment

Formative Assessment

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

5 Hours
$39

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IEP IEPs: Documentation and Implementation for Teachers

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.

5 Hours
$39

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IBL Inquiry-based Learning

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.

5 Hours
$39

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integrating standards

Integrating Standards in Teaching

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.

5 Hours
$39

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Internet Safety

Internet Safety – Protecting Children in an Online World

Discover ways in which the Internet is being used by teens and how they can be at risk. Learn strategies that can help keep students safe.

5 Hours
$39

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autism

Introduction to Autism

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.

5 Hours
$39

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intro to tech

Introduction to Technology for Teachers

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

5 Hours
$39

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iPad

iPads in the Classroom

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.

5 Hours
$39

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Language Acquisition Language Acquisition

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

5 Hours
$39

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Partnering_with_Parents

Partnering with Parents

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

5 Hours
$39

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pbis

Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies

Focuses on strategies that can be used to encourage and motivate students to behave appropriately in the classroom. Covers group and classroom management, non-compliance, defiance, impulsiveness, hyperactivity, attention and motivation.

5 Hours
$39

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Preparing College & Career Ready Students Preparing College & Career Ready Students

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.

5 Hours
$39

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Language Acquisition Project Management for Students through Project-based Learning

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.

5 Hours
$39

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Public Speaking for Teachers Public Speaking for Teachers

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.

5 Hours
$39

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RAC

Reading Across the Curriculum

Equips teachers to support student learning through better reading and comprehension across the curriculum and grade levels.

5 Hours
$39

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RAC Reading through Technology in the Classroom

Transform teaching practice, and enhance students’ reading levels, by incorporating technology into classroom reading activities. This approach enables teachers to successfully assess available technology, employ it successfully, and help students read with higher accuracy and better comprehension.

5 Hours
$39

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Recognizing & Preventing Child Abuse

Recognize types, signs, characteristics, scenarios, and indicators of suspected child abuse.

5 Hours
$39

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Recognizing Early-onset Mental Health Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Provides a basic understanding of warning signs of early-onset mental illness in children and adolescents as well as ideas and strategies that help teachers work with students.

5 Hours
$39

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MH_Intro Reflective Teaching Practice

Embark on a sustainable professional development journey by integrating successful reflective practices into your teaching. Strategies build on research findings to present reflective teaching as a crucial component in professional development, empowering teachers to make informed decisions about their own learning and every day instruction.

5 Hours
$39

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MH_Intro Research-based Instructional Strategies

Enhance teacher effectiveness by integrating research-based instructional strategies into teaching practices and addressing specific learning areas to improve student achievement. Approaches equip teachers to use recent educational research and developments to cater to their own professional development as well as students’ learning needs.

5 Hours
$39

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Spanish for Educators Spanish for Educators

Build essential communication skills by learning general vocabulary and phrases that assist teachers with understanding Spanish in the classroom and school environment. Through this ‘primer’ for non-Spanish speaking teachers, educators develop the ability to communicate with students and families who speak Spanish as a first language.

5 Hours
$39

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MH_Intro Standards Based Instruction through STEM

STEM integration doesn’t need a huge budget, lots of technology, or a ready-to-use curriculum. It’s something any teacher, any school and any classroom can integrate. This course teaches you how.

5 Hours
$39

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Suicide Prevention Suicide Prevention

Teachers will learn to identify possible early signs of suicide and be introduced to tools that may be helpful to students. Creative activities and strategies can help promote safe classroom environments. The course also encourages teachers to work together with their school in initiating and implementing school-wide policies and programs on suicide prevention.

5 Hours
$39

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TTT

Tackling Tough Text

Help students to tackle difficult text and understand it better. The strategies in this course help improve learning comprehension and are applicable to all subjects.

5 Hours
$39

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TELL

Teaching English Language Learners

Improve cross-cultural understanding and examine cultural influences on school practices while coming away with greater insight on how second languages are acquired.

10 Hours
$79

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Technology in the 21st Century Classroom

Concepts and ideas behind using technology in the classroom help teachers to understand the various skills that students need to develop in order to use technology in the most effective way.

5 Hours
$39

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Transformative Classroom  Management

Transformative Classroom Management

Smart teachers struggle with classroom management. Skilled teachers elect to use strategies that create more problems than they solve. This course focuses on proven ideas that when used, work.

5 Hours
$39

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ADHD

Understanding ADHD

Gain confidence in not only accommodating students with ADHD, but also other students who are energetic, hyperactive or have difficulty paying attention.

5 Hours
$39

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Welcome South Dakota Teachers

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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 in one of two online formats to best meet your learning needs:

  • Self-Study Courses
    Self-paced seminar replacement courses in which you study the course content and complete a quiz in order to earn a certificate of completion.
  • Professional Development Credit Courses
    Self-paced Professional Development Credit classes incorporate online content, quizzes, interactivities, instructor involvement and a Course Action Plan you can put to use in your work environment. Receive 1 Professional Development Credit through a regionally accredited university. Learning takes place asynchronously, at your convenience, and may be completed over a period of 4 weeks. Note, teachers looking for graduate credits, please check with your issuing authority about whether it will accept these online teacher courses for graduate credit.

Overview of Self-Study Courses

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

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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.

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“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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