Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) is pleased to provide the following comprehensive online courses listed below for educators within the state of Arizona Each course is directly aligned to the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards and Standards for Professional Learning.

Completion of each of the comprehensive online courses will earn educators 45 Clock Hours of professional development toward the 180 clock hours re-certification requirement.  Teachers selecting the graduate credit level may earn semester credits for certification renewal purposes at the discretion of the employing district or Regional Superintendent.

We also offer Graduate Credits through our partnership with Ashland University which can be applied towards the 12 semester hour State License Renewal or Continuing Education credits. 

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 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 selection below.

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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This course will explore practical teaching strategies to integrate 21st Century skills, and more specifically Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity & Innovation into classroom units and lessons. Teachers will gain insight into the 21st Century skills and their relevance to education today.
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21st Century Learning and the 4Cs (Critical Thinking Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity) 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.

Academic Achievement For English Language Learners (ELLs)

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

This course provides participants with practical strategies, resources, and ideas to effectively facilitate a “Blended Learning” experience for learners with technology rich lessons and activities where students explore; practice and apply; create, communicate and collaborate using 21st century skills in a blended learning environment.
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Blended Learning: Fostering College and Career Readiness (Gr K-12)

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. This interactive course is designed for job-embedded learning and practical classroom application using our virtual lesson study process.
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Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension (Grades K-5)

The focus of this course is to support teachers by helping teachers identify ways to expand student vocabulary knowledge and usage within the content area classroom in grades 6-12. This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods for integrating Academic Vocabulary instruction into daily classroom practices, easily and efficiently.
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Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension (Grades 6-12)

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 course will help educators answer such questions as: What is the difference between a truly gifted student and a hard-working, highly-motivated student? How can I best help my gifted students stretch and grow in a heterogeneous or clustered classroom?
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Challenging Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom, Grades K-12

This course will explore practical teaching strategies to integrate positive classroom management into the classroom. Various areas of classroom management will be explored, including classroom set-up and arrangement, teaching social skills, teaching cooperative learning strategies, power dynamics and struggles, rewards and punishments, rules and expectations, student buy-in, consistency, and other topics.
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Classroom Management Keeping it Positive (Grades K-5)

This course will explore practical teaching strategies to integrate positive classroom management into the classroom. Various areas of classroom management will be explored, including classroom set-up and arrangement, teaching social skills, teaching cooperative learning strategies, power dynamics and struggles, rewards and punishments, rules and expectations, student buy-in, consistency, and other topics. Participants will learn about the “public praise/private conversations” philosophy and how it can change the dynamic of the classroom.

Classroom Management Keeping it Positive Secondary Grade Levels

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.

Engage Your Students With Project Based Learning (PBL), Grades K-12

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods to teach struggling students to become more motivated and successful readers. This course provides an understanding of why students struggle with reading, what barriers prevent students from becoming more fluent and efficient readers and what teachers can do to help struggling students become more effective readers and writers.
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Helping the Struggling Reader Succeed in Grades 4-12

Teachers will expand their instructional knowledge about writing genres such as narrative, informational, citing textual evidence, argumentative writing and synthesizing research from multiple sources to help students improve their abilities to write effectively to these common types of writing. 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, Grades 6-12

This comprehensive course provides educators with the strategies and tools for understanding and increasing the level of student engagement within every lesson, every day. To meet the learning expectations of course standards and to be College and Career ready, students must engage in lessons at a deeper level than ever before. However, many educators are left wondering, what does deep engagement look like, how can I increase the level of student engagement within my classroom, and how can I do this in a way that is easy to manage, timely, and, most of all, meaningful to students.

Increasing Student Engagement Planning Outside the Box, Grades K – 12

Participants will learn how to access resources to learn about students’ cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Lesson planning template(s) will be suggested to ensure effective planning for ELLs. Participants will be able to differentiate between effective and ineffective teaching methods and understand and implement research-based instructional approaches to language and content area instruction. In addition, participants will explore a language diagnostic tool that is easy to use in informal settings and they then will be able to evaluate the results in order to guide instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Teachers will be able to make informed choices when selecting instructional materials, strategies, and assessments for screening and testing ELLs.
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Meeting ELL Students’ Needs in Today’s Classroom, Grades K-12

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, Grades K – 12