Reaching Diverse Learners (1 Iowa LRC – Self Study)

“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.”
Diversity is becoming a very real issue in our classrooms today. We […]

SELF-STUDY: Mobile Technology in the Classroom (5 hours)

No longer will cell phones distract from learning.
Mobile devices can be an integral part of learning, when used intentionally. Teachers integrate smartphones, tablets, iPads, Kindle and more into everyday classroom activities while achieving learning targets. In this course, teachers learn strategies for procurement of devices, how to screen apps, […]

SELF-STUDY: Peer Coaching and Evaluation (15 hours)

Teachers Connecting as Lifelong Learners
The goal of professional development is not only the growth of the teacher, but also the achievement of high education standards, teacher retention, staff collegiality and efficacy. Learning as a community of educators, and from each other is one of the best ways teachers can […]

SELF-STUDY: Money for Classrooms (15 hours)

Save, seek and secure funds.
Need money to meet classroom or school needs?
Every teacher wants to give the best to their students. No one wants a child’s education to be hindered by money or resources. This course provides teachers with well-researched money saving and seeking strategies that can be implemented […]

SELF-STUDY: Student Safety and the Technology-Rich Classroom 2017 (10 hours)

“This is a must have course for anyone who has children or works with children.”

Welcome to this dual course aimed to help you understand more about student safety and the technology-rich classroom. This dual course consists of the following 5 hour courses:

Internet Safety
Child Abuse Prevention

Acknowledging the widespread threats to […]

SELF-STUDY: Preparing Students for College and Careers (10 hours)

“How can teachers prepare students to be college and career ready?”
Prepare students for a successful college and career using a range of research-based readiness strategies. Most students aspire to go to college and make a successful career, but few know what it takes to reach their goal. The […]

SELF STUDY: Communication in the Integrated Classroom (10 hours)

“Every Student deserves an opportunity to be heard, and share their ideas”
This course on Communication in the integrated classroom is designed to help teachers communicate effectively with students with disabilities. PECS and Picture card communication are a couple methodologies that are explained. In addition it provides strategies that teachers […]

SELF STUDY: Teachers in Leadership (15 hours)

“Find real solutions to everyday problems.”
Teachers are natural leaders and this course helps participants to use the action research tool as a school improvement approach as well as for individual professional development and to build strong professional learning communities. In the course, teachers gain confidence in public speaking to […]

SELF STUDY: Preparing College Ready and Career Bound Students (15 hours)

“Explore project-based learning as a successful way to develop project management skills in your students.”
There are big gaps between school, college and careers, and if these are not addressed, students may struggle to transition from one to another. Teachers in this class can help students excel outside the […]

SELF-STUDY: Preparing for Teacher Evaluations (5 hours)

“The best predictor of a teacher’s effectiveness is his or her past success in the classroom.”
Teaching is a demanding and challenging profession. To be a teacher-of-record, a teacher should demonstrate extensive subject-area knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and a professional teaching ability. Most importantly, their “effectiveness” must demonstrate a positive impact […]

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