Instructor: Karen Lea

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Karen Lea holds a Ph.D. in education. Dr. Lea has fifteen years' experience teaching at the K-12 level and another fourteen years' experience teaching education courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate level. Currently she is a coordinator for a cadre of instructional developers and project manager for aerospace online training. Dr. Lea has been professionally published over fifteen times and has served on over a dozen panels and boards, including serving on the NCATE (CAEP) Board of Examiners.


Classes by this instructor


T&L 2900: VIR: Six Traits of Writing Model: Teaching and Assessing

This course, Six Traits of Writing Model: Teaching & Assessing, will discuss why writing is important and why teachers should include writing as often as possible in all content areas.


November 1, 2017 to November 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Attention Deficit Disorder: Information & Interventions for Effective Teaching

The course helps you through the referral process when you feel a student needs services beyond what you are capable of or comfortable providing in your classroom environment. This course also lists resources for both teachers and parents who would like more help or information about ADD.


June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use and Abuse

Drugs & Alcohol in Schools is an interactive computer-based instruction course, designed to give you a more comprehensive understanding of alcohol, drugs, and their influences in your classroom. Drugs & Alcohol in Schools provides a contextual framework for understanding what students may be experiencing through their own substance use or the impact of substance use around them.


June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Educational Assessment: Assessing Student Learning in the Classroom

This course is designed to further develop the attitudes, knowledge, and conceptual and technical skills required by teachers to help them identify the educational goals of students and to select or design and implement relevant, meaningful, and beneficial instructional strategies for effective learning by students with special needs.


June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: English Language Learner: Evaluation & Assessment
Evaluation & Assessment was written to help teachers understand concepts and terms related to evaluating and assessing students whose first language is not English.
May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: English Language Learner: TESOL Linguistics
Linguistics was written to help teachers understand concepts and terms related to educating students whose first language is not English.
May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Inclusion: Working with Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms
Inclusion: Working with Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms was written to help teachers understand concepts and terms related to educating students in inclusive classrooms.
May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Language Acquisition for ESL Students

Language Acquisition for ESL Students was written to help teachers understand concepts and terms related to educating students whose first language is not English. This course discusses developmental theories and how they apply to English language learners. The focus of this course is on the process of second language acquisition and the role of the classroom teacher. Included in this course is information about the legal obligations of schools and teachers to provide services and about the types of programs schools might provide. Included is information on communicating with parents/guardians.


April 1, 2019 to April 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Learning Disabilities: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher

Learning Disabilities: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher, is an interactive computer-based instruction course, which provides an introduction to the field of Learning Disabilities for special education teachers, general classroom teachers, integration teachers and related professionals, especially those working in the areas of language, psychology and counseling.


June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Methods & Materials for Teaching ESL Students

Methods & Materials for Teaching ESL Students was written to help teachers understand concepts and terms related to educating students whose first language is not English. This course discusses how to apply instructional methods in creating lessons; how to create a motivating and caring learning environment; how to integrate teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills; how to differentiate instruction for English language learners; and how to identify culturally appropriate curriculum and instructional resources.


April 1, 2019 to April 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Response to Intervention: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher

Response to Intervention: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher a course providing an introduction to the Response to Intervention process for special education teachers, general classroom teachers, parents, and related professionals.


June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Reading Fundamentals #1: An Introduction to Scientifically-Based Research
This course offers instruction in teaching reading and writing in various subject matter fields at the secondary level.
May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Reading Fundamentals #2: Laying the Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction
The purpose of this second course in this three-course series is to lay the foundation for effective reading instruction.
May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Reading Fundamentals #3: The Elements of Effective Reading Instruction & Assessment
This course will focus on learning to read, reading to learn, and an introduction to reading assessment.
May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Teaching Diversity: Influences & Issues in the Classroom
This course will help you understand and identify differences in approaches to learning and performance, including different learning styles and ways in which students demonstrate learning.
May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Understanding Aggression: Coping with Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom

The course will consider the many forms of aggression, both criminal and otherwise; its costs and motivation; its perpetrators and targets; its likely and unlikely locations; its impact on our schools, the children; and, most especially, its several causes and promising solutions.


June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2023
T&L 2900: VIR: Violence in Schools: Identification, Prevention & Intervention Strategies

Violence in Schools is an interactive computer-based instruction course designed to give you a better understanding of school violence and increase your interventions strategies. Violence in Schools provides a foundational understanding of violence and the motivational purposes behind aggression.


June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2023