Courses

This 5-week Continuing Education course will help participants learn about Assistive Technologies (AT): what it is, where to find it, how to match it to an individual's needs, how to prove it is effective, and avenues for procurement. Participants will engage in a variety of knowledge and skills activities and assessments.


August 28, 2023 to October 2, 2023, Online Class, ECU
October 9, 2023 to November 13, 2023, Online Class, ECU
This module is designed to increase your expertise and comfort in using quality diverse texts for students in K-12 classrooms. Participants will build on the knowledge from the "What's On Your Shelf?" module to go deeper into what it means to build culturally responsive communities within our classrooms using diverse texts. This module will help participants to build on their students' funds of knowledge, create lessons that affirm and validate all students' identities while integrating teaching standards. Participants will also explore the role of writing in response to texts and using writing and texts to connect to the lived experiences of students.


July 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
This course provides candidates the opportunity to explore and research the fundamentals of Career and Technical Education and how to effectively administer a local program. The five core functions of a CTE Administrator will be analyzed and discussed as continuous improvement strategies are considered in program implementation. This course leads to advanced licensure of the Career and Technical Education Director's license.

Registration Opens: May 1, 2023
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2023



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Do you need to submit an edTPA retake? The activities and content in this self-paced, fully-online course are designed to help you reflect on your previous edTPA performance, identify areas for improvement, and plan for your retake submission. Whether you need a full or partial edTPA retake, this is the course for you!



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Participants will explore what fluency is and how it impacts reading proficiency. They will learn the true definition of fluency and the criteria that defines a fluent reader, the developmental stages of a fluent reader, and how to develop and foster fluency in reading. Participants will also learn different ways that fluency can be assessed and methods that can be used for teaching for fluency and practicing fluency. Participants will have the opportunity to observe videos and explore websites with lesson ideas that they can use in their own classroom.


July 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
Are you a licensed teacher who needs to pass edTPA to meet North Carolina licensure requirements? Then this self-paced, online course is for you!



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Do you need to pass the Foundations of Reading test 190 to meet North Carolina's requirement for teaching licensure? This course is here to help!


June 26, 2023 to August 4, 2023, Online Class, ECU
This course is designed to support test takers in preparing to take the Elementary Education Content Knowledge Assessment for Mathematics, CKT-7813. This course will provide you with an overview of the assessment and will support you in reviewing the mathematical content of the exam. Based on a pre-test, you will receive feedback and resources to strengthen your mathematics content knowledge.



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Participants will explore how Purposeful Annotation can enhance reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Participants will learn what Purposeful Annotation is, why it is an important strategy to provide for all students, and how you can incorporate this best practice in your classroom.


July 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
Participants will explore best practices in literacy in order to best meet the needs of students that may not be making expected growth in the classroom. Participants will learn how to analyze reading behaviors and target instruction that will boost academic performance of low achieving students.


July 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
This module is designed for K-12 school leaders such as principals, assistant/vice-principals, and instructional coaches/specialists and other literacy leaders. It focuses on providing professional development that helps school leaders gain a better understanding about reading/literacy instruction (including what to look for in instructional practice and current hot topics) and how to support teachers in reading/literacy instruction at the school level and beyond.


July 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
Reading in the content areas is extremely important. In this module, we will work on developing the essential knowledge and skills needed to facilitate vocabulary teaching and learning in content areas (math, science, social studies, physical education and health). The module will help participants learn strategies to help students in K-12 grades succeed in vocabulary learning and develop the ability to design and implement appropriate content area vocabulary instruction. Participants will be asked to create content area related vocabulary lesson plans that they can use in their classrooms.


July 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
Participants will focus enhancing vocabulary instruction in the classroom. Participants will learn how to identify appropriate vocabulary for instruction in a variety of texts. Many vocabulary activities and strategies for implementation will be given.


July 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU
This module is designed to increase your expertise in culturally responsive literacy instruction and to help you find comfort in choosing and teaching quality literature that provides windows, mirrors, and sliding glass doors (Bishop, 1990) for students in K-12 classrooms. Participants will learn why it is important to have diverse books in K-12 classrooms, how to choose quality diverse texts, criteria to consider when evaluating diverse books, as well as strategies and activities to help you incorporate these texts into your curriculum.


July 6-30, 2023, Online Class, ECU