GRADUATE Course – Reaching Diverse Learners

“There were so many techniques and ideas shared, and I feel as if I have a toolbox to use in my classroom.”

1 Graduate Credit

Grading: A-F
Materials: Included in the course fee!
Graduate Credit: 1 Graduate Credit
Instruction Mode: Self-paced, Asynchronous (Online Class)
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How Can Teachers Use Curriculum Compacting To Improve Teaching And Learning For Gifted Students?

How Can Teachers Use Curriculum Compacting To Improve Teaching And Learning For Gifted Students?

Curriculum Compacting can dramatically reduce redundancy, and challenge gifted students…
All gifted learners are entitled to learning that respects their differences and meets their needs. But how can a classroom teacher find time and energy to provide this environment? The answer – Through the integration of effective strategies into everyday instruction.
Why meet their needs?
Before the […]

GRADUATE Course – Reaching Diverse Learners

“I really appreciate the abundance of ideas for teaching ELLs that I learned in this course. There were so many techniques and ideas shared, and I feel as if I have a toolbox to use in my classroom.”
“This was a great course. Thank you for the opportunity to gather useful, practical information that will prove […]

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 […]

What are the Characteristics of Language in Autism?

What are the Characteristics of Language in Autism?

People on the spectrum often have trouble processing abstract language. Most students with autism best understand very specific, concrete use of language. For teachers who are used to alluding to general and abstract ideas, shifting to concrete language often takes some practice.
Furthermore, abstractions such as metaphors, similes, emotional expressions, idioms, jokes, slang, and irony are […]

Dealing with Bullying in School: Language

Dealing with Bullying in School: Language

Bullying is a common issue that we encounter while teaching. Thus, as teachers, we need to be aware of ideas and  strategies for dealing with bullying in school. One effective approach that can be used  is to teach students about expressing themselves correctly.
Anger is one of the most common responses to being bullied. Here are […]

Teaching in a Multicultural Classroom: Student Participation

Teaching in a Multicultural Classroom: Student Participation

People in the U.S. are encouraged from a young age to think for themselves, stand up for themselves, express themselves, and just be themselves. Assertiveness in the United States is valued. Here, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” These attitudes are reflected in U.S. schools.
In contrast, an appropriate saying to describe attitudes in other parts […]

Understanding the Development of Language in a Child: Research

Understanding the Development of Language in a Child: Research

Research has proved that there is a connection between language exposure and the reading abilities of a child.
In a longitudinal study conducted at the University of Kansas, 6 month old babies were observed until they were three years old. Researchers recorded what occurred around the baby for one hour each month. These results proved to […]

Understanding BICS and CALP

Understanding BICS and CALP

Teachers who work with English Language Learners (ELL) are often puzzled by the differences that they see between different language skill areas. For example, a teacher may observe that an ELL speaks easily with his peers about lunch, music, video games and what he did on the weekend, but may struggle a lot with his […]

Teacher Tip on Spanish Names

Teacher Tip on Spanish Names

Now that you’re able to pronounce students’ names in Spanish, following is a note about the culture.
In Latin America and Spain everyone has two last names. One is paternal and the other is maternal. The last name of the father is first and the last name of the mother is second.
Many teachers make the mistake […]

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