The following comprehensive online courses listed below are being provided for all educators who serve grades K-12.

Completion of each comprehensive online course will earn educators 45 Clock Hours of professional development and may count towards Continuing Education Units (CEU)s for certification renewal purposes or for salary advancement at the discretion of the employing district or Regional Superintendent.

Ashland University Graduate Credits – We also offer Graduate Credits through our partnership with Ashland University which can be applied towards your State License Renewal, Salary Advancement or Continuing Education needs. 

Please make your course selection from the following list below based on your license renewal and continuing education needs. Teachers should check with their employing district/or ROE if they are not sure course activities will be accepted for continuing professional development requirements or salary advancement.

Courses are listed in alphabetic order. Please make your select below.

Category 1 Courses: Deepening Learning

Our flex-time bundled course program is an affordable way to purchase multiple courses which can be used whenever you decide you are ready to complete the coursework. By purchasing our 3-course bundle you will save 15% off of our regularly priced $170.00-course fee. With our 3 Course Bundle, you will save $76.50. This 3-course bundle package code will never expire.
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3 Course Bundled Pricing Program

Participants will gain insight into the 21st Century skills and their relevance to education today. Shifts in the world including the proliferation of technological resources and information will be highlighted, as well as the skills students today will be expected to have in the workforce will be explored. While there are some unknowns about what tomorrow’s work will require, we know that significant shifts from past educational practices will be critical.
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21st Century Learning and the 4Cs: Critical Thinking Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity (Grades K-12)

The focus of this course is to support educators in identifying the needs of their English Language Learners and learning how to plan and facilitate a classroom where all learners can engage in structured interactions to develop and practice Academic English tied to content concepts. Participants will be introduced to a seven-step process including; organizing a classroom where all children are involved in the learning process, how to plan focused learning objectives tied to standards, strategies for developing academic vocabulary and structures that students can use to practice and apply content and language in meaningful ways.
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Academic Achievement For English Language Learners (ELLs)

This course will explore ways to increase student use of academic language and vocabulary in today’s secondary classrooms. Throughout the course, participants will learn strategies for increasing student interaction, as well as increasing the quality of student interactions to be sure that they focus on content, utilizing the language of the content areas. Vocabulary instruction as well as other key aspects of academic language instruction will be integrated into instruction. Participants will build lesson plans that show more formal, academic language and vocabulary use based on the course of study. .
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Academic Discourse for ALL Students (Grades 6-12)

This course provides an overview of relational aggression, female bullying, and the dynamics that lead to the causes and effects of this phenomenon. Each succeeding module enriches and leads to in-depth knowledge of the types of relational aggression, what feeds and diminishes the bullying, and how to help girls learn to make positive choices to solve their own friendship problems.
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Anti-Bullying: Guiding Girls Through Relational Aggression, Grades K-12

A blended learning environment requires that teachers transform teaching and learning experiences to engage students by utilizing available technology resources, local and global resources, and relevant curriculum content. This course provides practical strategies, resources, and ideas to effectively facilitate a “Blended Learning” experience for learners with technology-rich lessons and activities where students explore; practice, apply, create, communicate and collaborate using 21st-century skills.
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Blended Learning: Fostering College and Career Readiness, (Grades K-12)

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators proven ways to help classroom teachers challenge and enrich the education of academically talented or “gifted” students in the regular classroom. The focus of this course is to help educators: understand how giftedness is defined and identified, understand the characteristics of various categories of giftedness.
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Challenging Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom, Grades K-12

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators with research-based methods to effectively address the needs of English Language Learners in daily classroom practices in order to meet state English Language Proficiency across all content areas. This interactive course will help facilitate the process for teachers to think through how to better incorporate the instructional practices necessary for ELLs.
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Classroom Management Keeping it Positive (Grades K-5)

In this course, participants will gain insight into classroom management and ways to keep a positive focus in the classroom. Shifts in common classroom practices will be highlighted, including setting up a positive classroom culture, explicitly teaching expectations and reinforcing positive behaviors in the classroom, and building positive relationships with students. Research shows that teacher’s actions, including classroom management, have a high impact on student achievement. Numerous studies conducted over the past few decades have outlined the importance of having a classroom where students and teachers are clear on behavioral expectations as well as consequences for inappropriate behavior.
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Classroom Management Keeping it Positive, Secondary Grade Levels

One of the challenges facing today’s teachers is the fact that today’s students need to acquire skills habits of mind that were not the focus of classrooms in the past when the focus was on learning content. Participants will re-imagine their classroom learning space by creating rituals, routines, and communication plans for uninterrupted learning time, develop assignments for collaborative learning, and engage students in rich learning discourse through the use of effective questioning strategies.​​
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Creating Learning Classrooms for Today’s Students (Grades K-12)

This course provides participants a structured means for addressing the diverse individual needs of students using effective assessment methods in setting differentiated instructional learning paths. Connections between the standards and the Danielson’s Framework will be integrated throughout the course with real-life, hands-on application of how to use assessment tools and data effectively (i.e. pre-assessments, diagnostic, formative assessments), within the classroom to address diverse student needs and to design respectful tasks by product, process and/or by content.
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Differentiated Instruction Driven By Assessments, (Grades K-12)

Participants will learn how to create a student-centered environment which fosters student independence and collaboration within the classroom to deepen critical thinking and problem solving. Participants will use both formative and summative assessment to determine the depth of student learning. They will help student reach higher levels of performance through focused self-analysis and feedback, peer feedback and teacher feedback.
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Engage Your Students With Project Based Learning (PBL), Grades K-12)

What does deep engagement look like, how can you increase the level of student engagement within your classroom, and how can you do this in a way that is easy to manage, timely, and, most of all, meaningful to students. This course will help educators answer those questions, and also to support them in their initial efforts of applying strategies to increase student engagement in their classroom.
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Increasing Student Engagement Planning Outside the Box, Grades K-12

Children with attention deficit disorder and/or learning disabilities can be a challenge for any classroom teacher. The course will not only help teachers understand the nature and needs of the student with an ADHD disability, it will also provide them with concrete skills to design engaging lessons that will help students with ADHD work more effectively, develop organizational skills and support them in becoming a more successful student within the general education classroom.
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Meeting the Needs of Students with ADHD in the Regular Classroom, Grades K-12

Category 2 Courses: English Language Arts Instruction

This course will explore ways to increase student use of academic language and vocabulary in today’s secondary classrooms. Throughout the course, participants will learn strategies for increasing student interaction, as well as increasing the quality of student interactions to be sure that they focus on content, utilizing the language of the content areas. Vocabulary instruction as well as other key aspects of academic language instruction will be integrated into instruction. Participants will build lesson plans that show more formal, academic language and vocabulary use based on the course of study. .
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ABCs of Higher Expectations for Elementary English Language Arts (Gr K-5)

This course provides participants a structured means for addressing the diverse individual needs of students using effective assessment methods in setting differentiated instructional learning paths. Connections between the standards and the Danielson’s Framework will be integrated throughout the course with real-life, hands-on application of how to use assessment tools and data effectively (i.e. pre-assessments, diagnostic, formative assessments), within the classroom to address diverse student needs and to design respectful tasks by product, process and/or by content.
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Addressing Complex Textual Reading Made Easy (Gr 6-12))

This course is a unique comprehensive course which is rich in resources that succinctly summarizes the extensive key components in the ELA State Standards, uncovers the deep connections between the four literacy strands, explains the base of research, and provides immediately transferable instructional strategies. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.
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Addressing Higher Expectations for Secondary English Language Arts (Grades 6-12)

TWhat is one of the most critical indicators of students’ success in school, in life and standardized tests? A student’s expansiveness of vocabulary, coupled with their ability to leverage it in enhancing their reading, speaking, listening, and writing abilities. The focus of this course is to support teachers by helping them to identify ways to expand student vocabulary knowledge and usage within the content area classroom in grades K-5.
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Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension (Gr. K-5)

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods for integrating Academic Vocabulary instruction into daily classroom practices, easily and efficiently. In addition we will be focusing on proven Academic Vocabulary instructional practices for dramatic improvement in achievement of student academic performance in advance of the Common Core assessments.
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Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension (Gr. 6-12)

This course focuses on the quantitative and qualitative factors of identifying texts that are neither too difficult nor too easy for students but rather, helps them stretch and grow as readers. We also examine how close reading of complex texts scaffolds student understanding of what they are reading at deeper levels and allows them to develop the skills necessary to read informational text like a detective.
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Close Reading Made Easy for English Language Arts (Gr 2-5)

A blended learning environment requires that teachers transform teaching and learning experiences to engage students by utilizing available technology resources, local and global resources, and relevant curriculum content. This course provides practical strategies, resources, and ideas to effectively facilitate a “Blended Learning” experience for learners with technology-rich lessons and activities where students explore; practice, apply, create, communicate and collaborate using 21st-century skills.
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Complex Textual Reading Made Easy for CCSS (Gr 6-12)

The goals and priorities for this course is intended to provide opportunities for teachers to proficiently master implementation of the more rigorous state standards for English Language Arts, using Writer’s Workshop as a vehicle to provide tangible connections between the standards and real-life, hands-on application of literacy instruction within the classroom through student choice, building confidence as writers and through frequent, ongoing collaboration and dialogue.
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Creating Enthusiastic Student Writers, Grades 2-5

The goals and priorities for this course is intended to provide opportunities for teachers to proficiently implement engaging writing instructional strategies for English Language Arts, using Writer’s Workshop as a vehicle to provide tangible connections between the standards and real-life, hands-on application of literacy instruction within the classroom through student choice, building confidence as writers and through frequent, ongoing collaboration and dialogue.​​
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Engaging Students with Writers Workshops for the CCSS (Gr 6-8)

A major focus of this course will address helping to identify what causes readers to struggle and what they can be done to help struggling readers be more successful using practical instructional strategies. We will work together in helping struggling readers develop fluent reading patterns, expand their vocabulary and learn to self-monitor their own reading comprehension.
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Helping the Struggling Reader Succeed in Grades 4-12

This course is for ELA teachers who wish to deepen their own understanding of how to help their students become more effective and efficient writers, listeners, speakers and deep thinkers. This course will explore how teachers can help their students excel with the types of writing genres found in typical State ELA Standards. Teachers will also explore ways to engage their students in productive listening and speaking activities that deepen their understanding and written work.
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Highly Effective Writing Instruction for Secondary ELA Classrooms

This course is for content area teachers in grades 6-12 who wish to deepen their own understanding of how to help their students become more effective and efficient readers, writers, listeners, speakers and deep thinkers. Participants will explore how content teachers can support the ELA standards within the subjects of History, Social Studies, Science and/or Technical subjects.
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Me? Teach Reading and Writing? Teaching Literacy Across Content Areas

This course is intended to provide opportunities for teachers to master implementation of the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, using various components of Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop in conjunction with writing in response to reading and one-on-one student conferences. Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop consist of a mini-lesson, guided practice, independent practice and a time for reflection. Participants will engage in activities designed to provide an understanding of the key components of the Workshop model, as well as designing a 5 day plan for the ELA block.
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Reading and Writing: You Can’t Address One Without the Other (Grades K-5)

Category 3 Courses: Mathematics Instruction

We have come to a tipping point in education when we must change our assessment beliefs and act accordingly. Assessment may be the most powerful tool available to us for ensuring universal student mastery of the more rigorous State Standards. This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods to implement instruction and assessments aligned to the current state math requirements into daily classroom practices, easily and efficiently.
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Preparing Students For More Rigorous Math Assessments (Grades 3-10)

The more rigorous State Standards for Mathematical require teachers to help their students to develop the mathematical expertise or ‘habits of mind’ that will allow them to work with challenging tasks across mathematics domains. One way of developing this mathematical expertise is through the use of cognitively demanding tasks as a central lesson focus. Cognitively demanding tasks require students to think deeply, make sense of problems, productively struggle to create a solution, and then communicate their thinking and understanding in a public way.
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Developing Mathematical Expertise in a Problem-Centered Classroom

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods to implement a rigorous mathematics culture which will help students to achieve better results and mastery. Through the use of a lesson study process, teachers will address the question of what should instruction look like with rigor in mind?
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Teaching Mathematics With Rigor and Results