PACKAGE: The Everything Package (125 Hours)

“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.”
You’ve heard of the everything bagel, Professional Learning Board presents the first everything PD course package, The Everything Self-Study Package, which includes the following TWENTY TWO self-study courses and […]

SELF-STUDY: Introduction to Autism (5 hours)

“Today the chances are good that you know someone with autism
or autism-like characteristics.”
Most people today know someone with autism. People on the autism spectrum are in our classes, our neighborhoods and our families. Whether you know a little or a lot about autism, this course will give you useful information about […]

FACILITATED: Introduction to Autism (15 clock hours)

“Today the chances are good that you know someone with autism
or autism-like characteristics.”
Most people today know someone with autism. People on the autism spectrum are in our classes, our neighborhoods and our families. Whether you know a little or a lot about autism, this course will give you useful information about […]

SELF-STUDY: Understanding Special Learning Populations (15 hours)

“Gifted learners have competencies and abilities that go two or more years beyond their grade and/or age level.”
As teachers, 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? […]

SELF-STUDY: About the Brain (10 Hours)

“When a task is given in school, why does one student take thirty minutes to complete it and another only eight minutes?”
Welcome to this dual course aimed to help you understand more about the human brain. This dual course consists of the following topics:

Cognitive Skills
Introduction to Autism

In the first […]

PACKAGE: Minnesota Relicensure Package #2 (30 Clock Hours)

“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.”
The Minnesota Relicensure Package #2 meets Minnesota relicensure requirements:

Minnesota Relicensure Package #2

# Hours

Cultural Competency Training: Cultural Competency and Responsive Teaching

5

English Language Learners: Language Acquisition

5

Mental Health: Recognition of Early-onset Mental […]

How can we help Children with Autism develop Imagination Skills?

How can we help Children with Autism develop Imagination Skills?

One of the ways people work to develop their mind is through imagination. Very young children do not have a developed imagination but typical toddlers learn that people and things often seem to leave and disappear and then return. For example, when a caretaker leaves, the child generally wonders whether they will come back?
Children with […]

How do I Teach Children with Autism about the “Big” Picture?

How do I Teach Children with Autism about the “Big” Picture?

People on the spectrum often have issues with part-to-whole or whole-to-part thinking. This occurs due to defects in the Corpus Callosum, located in the Upper brain.
Many people on the spectrum see and hear the details but cannot see or understand the whole of what is being communicated. So many students with autism can remember and […]

How to Teach Children with Autism about Social Rules?

How to Teach Children with Autism about Social Rules?

Children with autism struggle with understanding social rules. They have difficulties in areas like starting conversations, talking in a group, disagreeing with someone or behaving the right way in a social situation. As a teacher, it is important to understand how to teach children with autism. You play the role of guiding the student and […]

Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness

It’s Autism Awareness month and I’ve been thinking about what awareness really means. Does it mean just knowing that there’s a condition called autism? There has to be more to it than that. As teachers, we need to “know” not only about what autism is but also how we can integrate or accommodate a child who has autism in our […]

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