SELF-STUDY: Standards and Communications in Teaching (15 clock hours)

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“Benchmarks? Rubrics? Assessments? Content, Instructional and Performance Standards?”

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 teachers 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 will highlight various strategies for facilitating student learning and improving academic achievement.

Section A, Integrating Standards in Teaching, helps teachers understand more about standards-based education, while Section B, Formative Assessment, equips teachers with assessment tools that help maintain these standards. Together, they will help you explore challenges in incorporating standards; as well as provide strategies to help you overcome any obstacles.

Section C, Partnering with Parents, helps you enhance your professional interaction and communication skills with parents as you will better understand why parents think the way that they do. You will also discover strategies that you can use in a number of common challenging situations teachers face while working with parents. Thus, you build lasting relationships with the parents of your students.

This course is rich with practical ideas, strategies and exercises that will equip you with an extensive knowledge that contributes to improved student performance.

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24 Reviews of “SELF-STUDY: Standards and Communications in Teaching (15 clock hours)”:
  1. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you - I enjoyed the course, good information - nice to review the difference between summative and formative assessments. Need to use more formative in our classrooms. Elizabeth H.

  2. Belinda E. says:
    Five Stars

    I really enjoyed having the option of printing all the slides to PDF for each lesson. It was extremely helpful for me.

  3. Jennifer A. says:
    Five Stars

    I loved the link templates for thank you cards, teacher introduction,confrence guidelines, etc. I found them to be very helpful and useful.

  4. Michael K. says:
    Five Stars

    Great lesson on what Formative assessment is compared with summative assessment!

  5. Lisa L says:
    Five Stars

    Finally, formative assessments are easily explained. Thank you. Your information on Rubrics was amazing. Thank you for the Rubric explanation.

  6. Patty K says:
    Five Stars

    Nice job!!

  7. Melissa M. says:
    Five Stars

    This was a wonderful experience!! I loved the course - the content, the ease of access, the flexibility to complete the requirements on my own time, and the length of the course (It was perfect - not too short as to not develop an enhanced understanding of the content but not too long as to take an inordinate amount of time). I will definitely be completing additional courses!

  8. Rita P. says:
    Five Stars

    The Formative Assessment course was one of the best PLB courses I completed (and I have taken about 20 courses). It was very informative and to the point. I especially liked the pre-test. It was obviously setting an example and it helped me to understand the concept and benefit of formative assessment. Well done!

  9. Richard H. says:
    Five Stars

    This was an insightful and timely course -- reflecting the latest thinking in educational best practices. The course illustrates that, for educators, there is much more to PROPER formative assessment, than meets the eye!

  10. Charity G. says:
    Five Stars

    This had nice balance between secondary and elementary. I enjoyed this one.

  11. Megan R. says:
    Five Stars

    This was very informative and convenient for me. Thanks!

  12. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    I learned a great deal of things in my web tech class.

  13. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    Over the course of this class I have learned a lot about the use of technology in my classroom. In particular the ways I can share and save my web links with the students for their own research has been a huge find for me. I usually post the links on my website and then take them down as I am done, but this will give me a chance to keep them up on the internet for a while and the students can have constant access to them. The second tool I have taken away for this to increase student participation in my class is through the use of a blog.

  14. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    This course has taught me the necessary use of technology in my classroom. My students are learning in the 21st century and eventually will be faced with employers who want their employees to have 21st century skills. I understand the importance of educating my students not only math, but how to utilize the new age technology in their learning experience. I learn how I actually could incorporate the use of technology into my teaching and learning experiences.

  15. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    I was hesitant to sign up for this course for a couple of reasons. First of all this was my first online course so I did not know want to expect. Second, I generally do not take advantage of technology, both in my personal life as well as my professional one. I use email and am proficient in Microsoft word and excel but I generally do not push myself to learn how to do more. I was given a Smart board in my classroom last year which forced me to incorporate technology into my lesson plans so I thought that I should start to explore what additional technology exists to enhance my teaching. The last reason is that I actually prefer to be in a classroom and learn directly from an instructor with face to face interaction. Having completed the course, I am happy that I signed up. I feel that I have been exposed to a good variety of technology.

  16. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    This course has shown me how to incorporate technology in my classroom. Some of the resources in this class were right there at my finger tips on the internet this whole time that I did not know existed.

  17. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    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.

  18. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    This course has provided me with a significant amount of information and tools that I can utilize in my classroom.

  19. Richele S. says:
    Five Stars

    The course was very interesting and was a nice refresher in the world of technology.

  20. Susan S. says:
    Five Stars

    "Great course! Very informative."

  21. Joy W. says:
    Five Stars

    Many thanks to you! I learned a great deal. The course proved excellent!

  22. Debra K. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you, it was a simple easy way to acquire a quick knowledge on the topic of Formative assessment.

  23. Rebecca F. says:
    Five Stars

    Taking online courses to fulfill necessary licensure requirements is a very useful and convenient way to help renew a teaching license! I like that this program is easy to use and fulfills the new requirements for my state license.

  24. Nancy I. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you for providing this convenient online learning experience. I appreciate having access to this material even after completing the course.

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