Courses

As a busy elementary school teacher, do you find it difficult to support all your students' individual academic and behavioral needs? Do you have certain students who challenge you more than others? This online course is designed for teachers in grades K-5 who want to learn how to use a multi-tiered system to support all their students' academic, behavior, and social-emotional needs.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
It doesn't matter if you are new to the teaching profession or a seasoned veteran, trying to determine and support the diverse needs of your students can be overwhelming. The good news is that it does not have to be, as it is possible to address a multitude of learning needs using some of the strategies outlined in this course.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
Because of the extended learning disruptions caused by the global pandemic, teachers across the country are desperate to find ways to recover from the learning loss experienced by most students. This online course is designed to give K-12 teachers the peace of mind they so desperately crave as they return to in-person instruction after a long absence.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
Do you like to use authentic literature in your classroom teaching? Social and emotional learning (SEL) has become quite the buzzword in education. SEL is a process for learning essential life skills such as decision making, problem solving, effective communication, empathy, perseverance, and coping, just to name a few.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
Incorporating character education into your daily lessons can help your classroom run more effectively. Teachers work hard to help students become educated world citizens and whether they realize it or not, teachers are constantly modeling and teaching character education throughout the school day. This online course is designed to guide teachers through the six pillars of character education - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
This online course focuses on helping teachers explore a variety of classroom management strategies. Teachers will learn many useful and practical techniques for working with students. A particular focus is effective strategies for working with special populations such as difficult students, English language learners, and students with learning disabilities.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
The course begins offering three different options for assessing comprehension. Then, teachers are introduced to a wealth of strategies that can improve and support a reader's comprehension.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
This online course focuses on improving students' comprehension skills. The course begins by offering three different options for assessing comprehension, including retelling, cloze procedure, and miscue analysis. Then, teachers are introduced to a wealth of strategies that can improve and support a reader's comprehension.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
This online course is designed for K-12 teachers who want to focus on the whole student by supporting social-emotional learning skills but may not know where to begin.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
Perhaps you are concerned because your diverse students just don't seem to be "getting it," no matter what you try. This online course is designed for K-12 teachers who are looking to dig deeper into their own teaching practices and explore strategies and initiatives for incorporating students' cultural backgrounds and experiences so that the focus is on the whole child/student.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
Let's face it - we've all been there at one time or another. It doesn't matter if you are new to the profession or a seasoned veteran, there's no doubt about it - managing an entire classroom of students can be tough. This online course addresses some of the most daunting classroom management issues including how to keep your students motivated, working with diverse student populations, social and emotional learning, and engaging students with limited resources.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
This online course focuses on effective ways to teach children to decode unknown words. Phonics basics will be emphasized along with specific ways to help students who are struggling in this area. Using context clues and structural analysis as a means of decoding will also be introduced. Suggestions for teaching sight words, high frequency words, and instant words will be shared.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
Have you ever worked with a student who just can't seem to grasp a certain concept, no matter how hard either of you tries? Or perhaps you may have encountered a student whose desk is such a mess that s/he can never seem to remember where s/he put things? Or a student who, having just listened to you explain directions, has no idea where to start? While frustrating, these scenarios (and others like them) can be explained by a deficit in a student's executive function (EF) skills.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
This online course introduces K-12 teachers to some of the best practices for effectively integrating a variety of Google products and services into their classrooms for educational purposes. This course allows teachers to practice navigating through the general interface of many different Google products including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Drawings, Classroom, Sites, Photos, Blogger, Maps, Earth, and YouTube.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
As more students transition into the least restrictive environment, teachers are finding themselves at a loss concerning how best to reach this unique population in an inclusive setting. This online course is specifically geared toward PreK-5 teachers who want to explore a wide variety of strategies so that they are better positioned to meet the needs of students with autism in the least restrictive environment.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
After all, perhaps they just are not "math people" or "good at reading," right? Wrong! According to recent research, there are two types of mindsets with which students come to school - growth and fixed - and each of them empowers its owner, for better or worse. This online course is designed for K-12 teachers who wish to explore the concept of growth mindset in detail.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
Do you use many of the apps in Google Workspace for Education? Do you wish you knew how to use Google apps to improve teaching and learning? This online course is designed to help teachers master the Google apps that are part of Google Workspace for Education, as well as some others. You will learn the basics of the apps as well as how to integrate them into your classroom and curriculum.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
This online course is designed for teachers in grades PreK-2 who want to build a solid foundation in reading for each of their students from the very beginning. Information on the building blocks of reading is shared together with specific strategies for incorporating these foundational skills into everyday practice.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
This online course focuses on helping grades 4 - 12 teachers work with students on key reading skills. Teachers will learn how to develop active instructional strategies that facilitate student acquisition and development of reading skills in a variety of disciplines.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
Teachers will also enjoy learning about the importance of being proactive and positive, as well as how to create clear and concise rules and routines which have logical consequences.


This offering currently has no open sessions available for registration
As most teachers are acutely aware, being a teacher is an awesome privilege, which is why it is one of the most rewarding and satisfying professions; however, it also has the potential to be one of the most stressful. Additionally, many teachers also know that students who have poor mental health and coping skills are more likely to disengage from school, engage in unhealthy behaviors, and lack healthy relationships with adults.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
Do you have certain students who challenge you more than others? This online course is designed for teachers in grades 6-12 who want to learn how to use a multi-tiered system to support all their students' academic, behavior, and social-emotional needs. Universal screening measures are examined as well as using data to guide decisions within the classroom, with a focus on identifying students at-risk for poor academic outcomes.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
Strategy groups are a type of small group instruction which enable teachers to target specific reading skills that particular groups of students need, regardless of their independent reading level. The course begins by discussing the elements and benefits of reading strategy groups. Since strategy groups are based on assessment, the course delves into a variety of assessment types and approaches.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
Do you have a deep love for using authentic children's literature in your current teaching practices? If so, look no further! Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a process for learning essential life skills such as decision making, problem solving, effective communication, empathy, perseverance, and coping, just to name a few. Teachers are searching for the most effective ways to introduce and teach appropriate social-emotional skills in the classroom as they relate to common classroom issues, some of which can be quite sensitive, and which almost always are beyond their control.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
This online course is designed to help K-12 teachers increase student engagement in the classroom by utilizing popular educational technology tools. Teachers will be introduced to the basics of fifteen effective and engaging educational technology tools and learn how each of them can be used to amplify learning.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
The science of reading simply means reading instruction that is based on what has been scientifically proven to work. This online course provides K-5 teachers with the perfect tools to approach reading instruction using best practices, with readers specifically putting five areas of focus together (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension) in order to become successful readers.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024
In this course, teachers will learn how to use all the features of Google Classroom to enhance their teaching. Strategies for using the announcement, question, and assignment options to enhance the learning process will be emphasized as teachers move toward a paperless classroom. Teachers will also learn how to effectively use all of the quiz options.


October 1, 2021 to October 1, 2024