Online PD for K12 Schools & Districts

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Online professional development coursers for K-12 Teachers

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Accommodating All Learners

Accommodating All Learners

Addressing accommodation, modification, and adaptation of curriculum, materials, and instruction to appropriately meet the needs of teachers and a variety of students. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Accommodations through UDL

Accommodations through UDL

Make teaching ALL students a very real possibility with the Universal Design of Learning (UDL) framework.  VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Action Research for School Improvement

Action Research for School Improvement

This course is designed to equip teachers to initiate action research for potential areas of improvement in a classroom or at the school level.  VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Apps in Education

Apps for Education

Teachers will be equipped to go beyond using an app merely because someone else has recommended it and fully examine the true learning potential.  VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Assessment Strategies

Assessment Strategies

Learn more about the strategies and methods that are available to help make assessments meaningful and useful tools. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Assistive Communication for Every Classroom

Assistive Communication for Every Classroom

Equip teachers to identify and integrate the different Assistive Communication techniques and tools to improve communication and learning among students with disabilities. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Building School-wide Initiatives

Building School-wide Initiatives

Enhance students’ learning experiences by developing strategies and initiatives that benefit entire schools. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

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Bulletin Boards: Ideas for Every Classroom

Providing a new and fresh direction that helps teachers understand the basic principles of art and design while applying these in planning and creating bulletin boards that reinforce learning in the classroom. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Bullying: Prevention and Policies for Schools

Bullying: Prevention and Policies for Schools

The goal of this course is to help teachers understand the different aspects of bullying and to provide recommended strategies and techniques to deal with both victims and bullies. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Child Abuse

Child Abuse Prevention

Teachers will be introduced to the basics and fundamental facts of child abuse and neglect, its types, indicators and risk factors. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

 

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classroom collaboration

Classroom Collaboration

Explore the benefits of using teamwork as a key element in K-12 classrooms, along with successful strategies to involve students in the various aspects of collaborative instruction.  VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Classroom Behaviors

Classroom Management for Positive Behaviors

This course presents an instructive approach that ensures creating this environment with efficient behavioral practices and interventions in order to support academic success.  VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

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Classroom Organization for the 21st Century

The ideas in this course present effective ways for teachers to be organized with practical steps in planning enabling teachers to avoid last minute time crunches. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

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Cognitive Skills: Understanding Learning Challenges

Discover methods for detecting weak cognitive skills in students and strategies to strengthen such skills. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Cultural Competency and Responsive Teaching

Cultural Competency and Responsive Teaching

This cultural competency and responsiveness training helps teachers assess their own cultural lens and examine potential bias that impacts the classroom framework with equitable sensitivity to all learners. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Curriculum Development

Curriculum Development

Empower students to face the dynamic world around them with confidence, by implementing novel ideas in curriculum development, within classrooms. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Gifted Learners

Differentiation for Gifted Learners in the Classroom

Better understand gifted and talented education by learning how to identify, instruct and assess these students. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Early Reading Skills

Early Reading Skills

An incredibly useful tool for teachers looking to unlock their students’ reading potential, this course is a must-have for teachers. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

English Language Learners in the Classroom

English Language Learners in the Classroom

Create a welcoming environment that ensures English Language Learners thrive educationally through the integration of useful research based strategies. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Enhancing Instruction through Standards

Enhancing Instruction through Standards

Learn the scheme of implementing state standards as a successful strategy to address what students are expected to know and be able to do when they have graduated from high school and prepares them for life outside the classroom. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

ethics

Ethical Conduct in Education

Explore how you can grow in ethics in the areas of academic excellence, boundaries, and academic integrity. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

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Ethics for Education Professionals

Bring and maintain high standards of ethics into our schools. Includes a variety of topics to explore practical ways of addressing ethical decisions in our lives. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

 

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Examining and Evaluating Student Work

Examining and Evaluating Student Work

Understand effective and dynamic methods by which teachers can assess student work and learn to examine student work through a process of intentional reflection with other teachers. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

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Flipping Classrooms

Explore how you can use technology to effectively ‘flip’ your classroom and enhance your students’ learning experience. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

formative assessment

Formative Assessment

Respond to the needs of students and shape instruction through the use of formative assessments. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Fundraising Basics

Fundraising Basics for Teachers

This class helps teachers understand the fundraising process by going through key aspects like sources of funding and effective ways to budget and plan. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Grant Writing

Grant Writing

Teachers can rise above budget constraints and think outside the box, developing students and growing professionally. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Guided Reading

Guided Reading

Develop students’ independent reading skills in the classroom through the process of guided reading. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

How to Teach Online for the Classroom Teacher

How to Teach Online for the Classroom Teacher

In this course, teachers go through the process of preparing to teach online while also being introduced to tools and resources that can be useful during distance learning. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

IEP

IEPs: Documentation and Implementation for Teachers

The goal of this course is to help teachers understand the IEP process and build the teachers comfort level in developing, aligning with and carrying out the IEP. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

IBL

Inquiry-based Learning

The Inquiry-based Learning course details some models that teachers can adapt to meet specific needs of their class, as well as to monitor and enhance the learning of their students. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

integrating standards

Integrating Standards in Teaching

Untangle what turns out to be the not-so-mysterious language of today’s teaching and learning and put successful strategies for integrating standards into practice. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

 

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Internet Safety

Internet Safety in a Connected World

The goal of this course is to increase your awareness of how students today are using technology, as well as helping you understand the risks of the online world. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

introduction to autism

Introduction to Autism

Understand what learning and interactions are like for a student with Autism while also learning to accommodate and teach students with Autism in the classroom. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

introduction to technology

Introduction to Technology

Gain confidence in navigating technology for online, hybrid, and face-to-face teaching . VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

iPad

iPads in the Classroom

This course will introduce you to the pedagogy of using iPads to improve student learning in your classroom. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Keeping Kids Safe

Keeping Kids Safe

Gain new skills for recognizing human trafficking and learn human trafficking prevention strategies. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Language Acquisition

Language Acquisition

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the language acquisition process to enable educators to successfully teach English Language Learners. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Mathematics for All Teachers

Mathematics for All Teachers

Successfully address a range of mathematics learning needs with strategies designed to benefit veteran math teachers, as well as teachers who have ever thought or said, “I’m not good at math.” VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Mental Health and Suicide Warning Signs

Mental Health and Suicide Warning Signs

This course provides information, tools and classroom strategies to manage students with mental health illnesses and suicidal intentions in the classroom.  VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Mobile Technology for the Classroom

Mobile Technology for the Classroom

Teachers learn to create technology-based lesson plans, activities and assessments that incorporate mobile devices. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

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Partnering with Parents

Bridge communication gaps with useful strategies to employ while facing common challenging situations in working with parents. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

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Peer Review of Teaching

Aimed at propelling teachers toward growth and improvement, this course presents peer review as an easy-to-apply model of wholesome teacher evaluation. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

 

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Preparing College & Career Ready Students

Preparing College & Career Ready Students

Teachers are the strongest and most influential link between high school and college for every student, and are often the best people to guide students in the endeavor to become college and career ready. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Teacher Evaluations

Preparing for Teacher Evaluations

This course will take teachers through the process of evaluation, elaborate on its guiding principles and criterion, and include strategies that link teaching quality with student learning.  VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Project Management for Students through Project-based Learning

Project Management for Students through Project-based Learning

For students to be truly equipped to succeed in the 21st century college scenario or workplace, they must possess a level of mastery in essential project management skills. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Public Speaking for Teachers

Public Speaking for Teachers

Examine how to manage fears and perfect your public speaking skills. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Raising Academic Achievement through Standards

Raising Academic Achievement through Standards

Teachers play a critical role in identifying those who are struggling to learn and succeed in academics and intervening with help. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Reading Across the Curriculum

Reading Across the Curriculum

Equips teachers to support student learning through better reading and comprehension across the curriculum and grade levels. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Reading in Content Areas

Reading in Content Areas

Introduce students to new vocabulary, analyze content, develop perspectives, and use graphic organizers.  VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Reading through Technology in the Classroom

Reading through Technology in the Classroom

Transform teaching practice, and enhance students’ reading levels, by incorporating technology into classroom reading activities. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Recognizing Early-onset Mental Health Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Recognizing Early-onset Mental Health Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Provides a basic understanding of warning signs of early-onset mental illness in children and adolescents as well as ideas and strategies that help teachers work with students. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Reflective Teaching Practice

Reflective Teaching Practice

Embark on a sustainable professional development journey by integrating successful reflective practices into your teaching. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Research-based Instructional Strategies

Research-based Instructional Strategies

Enhance teacher effectiveness by integrating research-based instructional strategies into teaching practices and addressing specific learning areas to improve student achievement. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Rubrics in Teaching and Learning

Rubrics in Teaching and Learning

 Teachers use rubrics to grade a wide range of student work including: solo projects, group work, portfolios, homework assignments, book reviews, and tests. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Spanish for Educators

Spanish for Educators

Build essential communication skills by learning general vocabulary and phrases that assist teachers with understanding Spanish in the classroom and school environment. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

 

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Standards-based Instruction through STEM

Standards-based Instruction through STEM

STEM integration doesn’t need a huge budget, lots of technology, or a ready-to-use curriculum. It’s something any teacher, any school and any classroom can integrate. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Student-centered Learning

Student-centered Learning

This course presents resources, research-validated strategies and practical examples to equip teachers with the necessary toolkit to seamlessly turn their classrooms into student-centered environments. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Student Portfolios

Student Portfolios

With the effective implementation of portfolios, students can learn to discover their individual talents, strengths, interests, and goals for ensuring success beyond school.  VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Teachers will learn to identify possible early signs of suicide and be introduced to tools that may be helpful to students. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Substitute Teaching

Substitute Teaching 101

Substitute teachers are introduced to a range of topics and skills generally required for teaching in the classroom.  VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Tackling Tough Text

Tackling Tough Text

Help students to tackle difficult text and understand it better. The strategies in this course help improve learning comprehension and are applicable to all subjects. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

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Teacher Coaching

Learn about the process of Cognitive Coaching, the roles and responsibilities of the coach and the coachee, and how to implement this process in your school. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Technology in the 21st Century Classroom

Technology in the 21st Century Classroom

Concepts and ideas behind using technology in the classroom help teachers to understand the various skills that students need to develop in order to use technology in the most effective way. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Thrifty Classroom

Thrifty Classroom

Through the resources, research-validated strategies and suggestions presented in this course, teachers will be equipped to handle tight budgets, and be frugal in their classrooms by turning to alternative resources. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Transformative Classroom Management

Transformative Classroom Management

Smart teachers struggle with classroom management. This course focuses on proven classroom management methods that work. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Understanding ADHD

Understanding ADHD

Gain confidence in not only accommodating students with ADHD, but also other students who are energetic, hyperactive or have difficulty paying attention. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Videos in the Classroom

Videos in the Classroom

Students retain information faster, grasp concepts more rapidly, and become more enthusiastic about learning when videos are used in the classroom. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips

This course introduces teachers to the idea of the virtual field trip as a highly effective alternative for enhancing course material. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

Visuals in Learning

Visuals in Learning

Understanding and using visual materials is an important life skill and advantageous for students. VIEW COURSE INFO SHEET

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