GRADUATE Course – Standards in the Classroom

“I learned a great amount from taking the course about effective evaluations. I appreciated the specific examples of how to strategically plan, implement, and monitor student progress to enable mastery of standards in the classroom. Thank you for the attachments and pdf documents for additional classroom resources.“

1 Graduate Credit

Grading: A-F
Materials: Included in the course fee!
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Interventions to Improve Comprehension Skills

Interventions to Improve Comprehension Skills

Use these simple reading techniques to improve comprehension skills.
The ability to comprehend or understand what one reads or hears is an extremely important skill to develop for both education and life after school. The ability to read has no value if the read passage cannot be comprehended or understood. When children begin to learn to […]

GRADUATE Course: Reading Across the Curriculum

“I was pleased with all of the new resources and ideas that I will be able to bring into the classroom for teaching reading. Thanks!”
“This course has provided a solid tool to allow children the ability to self monitor and control their reading comprehension.”

1  Graduate Credit

Grading: A-F
Materials: Included in the course fee!
Graduate Credit: 1  Graduate […]

GRADUATE Course – Cognitive Skills: Understanding Learning Challenges

“When a task is given in school,
why does one student take thirty minutes to complete it
and another only eight minutes?”

1  Graduate Credit

Grading: A-F
Materials: Included in the course fee!
Graduate Credit: 1  Graduate Credit
Instruction Mode: Self-paced, Asynchronous (Online Class)
Time Frame: Enroll and start any time

     

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Course Description:
We all know the brain plays a major role […]

PACKAGE: Accommodating All Students Package (25 Hours)

“WOW is all I can say! It was an accident that I found your site and what you had to offer. So far EVERYTHING with PLB has been top notch!”
Each classroom comes with a range of students with varied needs, learning levels and abilities. Teachers are thus faced with the […]

PACKAGE: Reading (20 Hours)

“These courses gave me the tools that I was looking for to help my students who needed me most. Very informative and useful lessons – best ever!”
Reading is an essential component of learning and a crucial educational skill. Often, when students struggle within a specific subject matter, it is because of […]

How can Strategy Instruction be used to Support Learning in the Classroom?

How can Strategy Instruction be used to Support Learning in the Classroom?

Research shows that students’ academic performance is enhanced when teachers implement Strategy Instruction in the classroom. Strategy Instruction involves teaching students various skills that can facilitate learning. Students are taught to choose the strategy that is best suited for the material and content that they have to learn and to make this part of their […]

How does Standards-based Teaching impact Student Learning?

How does Standards-based Teaching impact Student Learning?

Standards-based instruction guides the planning, implementation and assessment of student learning. The use of standards to streamline instruction ensures that teaching practices deliberately focus on agreed upon learning targets. Expectations for student learning are mapped out with each prescribed standard and the road map to mastery is clearly defined within the adopted curriculum.
Teachers align classroom […]

Creating Effective Literacy Instruction: An Expert Opinion

Creating Effective Literacy Instruction: An Expert Opinion

Researcher and teacher educator, Donna Alvermann wrote a white paper on ‘Effective Literacy Instruction for Adolescents’ that says that students’ needs and interests must be at the forefront when designing any type of literacy instruction. Effective literacy instruction builds on elements of both formal and informal literacies. Alvermann challenges teachers to critically examine the traditional […]

Importance of Standards Based Instruction

Importance of Standards Based Instruction

In order to ensure that the student is given clear and precise instructions, it becomes necessary to align instruction with standards.
Standards ensure better accountability – holding teachers and schools responsible for what goes on in the classrooms.  The practice of aligning learning to standards also helps ensure that a higher level of learning is […]

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