SELF-STUDY: Student Portfolios (5 hours)

“Effectively display evidence of your students’ skills to showcase their learning progress.”
Successfully integrate portfolios to enhance students’ development and become an essential part of teaching and learning. Through the resources in this course, teachers are equipped to understand and use portfolios to emphasize the student’s role of taking responsibility […]

SELF-STUDY: Common Core Enhancing Instruction (5 hours)

“Understand and integrate the Common Core Standards into classroom instruction”
Explore practical ways for you to integrate the Common Core Standards into your classroom instruction, to enhance your students’ learning experiences. The Common Core State Standards have set high expectations for all students that by the time they complete […]

SELF-STUDY: Teachers in Leadership (10 hours)

“Have you wondered how you can bring about change or improvement in certain educational issues by taking on a stronger leadership role? Have you also sometimes wished to find solutions to real everyday problems you have encountered in your teaching practice?”
Empower teachers to get actively involved in transformative practices […]

SELF-STUDY: Core Academic Intervention (10 hours)

“How can teachers use tailored academic interventions to help struggling students succeed in meeting the common core standards?”
Changes in standards in the education system are always aimed at helping all students succeed in the general educational setting. In such a setting, teachers play a critical role in identifying those […]

SELF-STUDY: Building School-wide Initiatives (5 hours)

“Develop effective school-based initiatives to impact student learning on a larger scale.”
All schools want their students to succeed, but they can only make a lasting difference when they focus on specific goals and strategies for change. School improvement planning is a process through which schools set goals for improvement, […]

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: […]

What Behavior Intervention Strategies can I use with Uncooperative Students?

What Behavior Intervention Strategies can I use with Uncooperative Students?

Uncooperative students can be motivated using specific behavior intervention strategies. When a student’s confrontational behavior seems driven by a need for control, the teacher can state directives as two-part choice statements.
This strategy involves structuring verbal requests to both acknowledge the student’s freedom to choose whether to comply and present the logical consequences for […]

How does the Pace of Instruction Impact Motivation in the Classroom?

How does the Pace of Instruction Impact Motivation in the Classroom?

When students are instructed at a quick pace, they generally show a higher rate of academic engagement and lower rate of misbehavior. Hence, it is a useful tool for motivation in the classroom.
To accomplish a rapid rate of group instruction:

Align instructional content to match learner’s skill levels. This ensures a high rate of […]

How can I get Students Involved in the Learning Process?

How can I get Students Involved in the Learning Process?

One way to “light the spark” of motivation in a classroom and get students involved is by giving students a prominent voice in learning activities.
As a homework assignment, for example, you may encourage students to submit sample questions for an upcoming test. It’s important to regularly select several of these student-generated items to […]

Formative Assessment Strategies for your Classroom

Formative Assessment Strategies for your Classroom

Formative assessment strategies are similar to standard-based learning strategies and can fulfill both areas of instructional and learning support as well as assessment. Some of the strategies are:

Preassess students.

(Every pretest should be simple and to the point. Give a test that tells you only what the student needs to know.)

Share learning goals with […]

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