SELF-STUDY: Enhancing the Classroom Learning Environment (10 hours)
“Discover effective ways to ensure your students have an optimal learning environment – both in class and at home”
Welcome to this dual course aimed to help you understand more about enhancing the classroom learning environment. This dual course consists of the following 5 hour courses:
- Bulletin Boards- Ideas for Every Classroom
- Partnering with Parents
Explore successful ways to create a supportive and engaging learning environment that will greatly enhance student achievement. This two part online PD course provides a new and fresh direction that teachers can use to create an active, engaging, and inviting environment that promotes student learning. A classroom can seem incomplete without attractive and educative bulletin boards. Have you ever looked at another teacher’s bulletin boards and wondered how they managed to make it so interesting? Maybe you don’t have a lot of experience with art, or maybe you’re running low on creative ideas.The first section of this course provides a new and fresh direction that helps teachers understand the basic principles of art and design and how to apply these in planning and creating bulletin boards. Included are a number of ideas for interesting, interactive and educative bulletin boards. Through this part, teachers come up with some very creative and visually effective ideas for their classrooms and often are inspired to create their own classroom bulletin board makeovers.
The second section focuses on equipping teachers to partner with the parents of their students. In this course, teachers will learn about various personalities and come away with an understanding of why parents think the way that they do. They will also discover strategies to use in a number of common challenging situations teachers face while working with parents, including planning and organizing activities. This section will help enhance teachers’ professional interaction and communication skills as well as help build lasting relationships with students’ parents.