Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) is a Qualified Service Provider for General Education and Training approved in the State of Hawaii for grades K-12.

We are pleased to provide the following comprehensive online courses listed below for educators within the state of Hawaii. Each course is directly aligned to the Common Core Standards and Danielson Teaching Frameworks.

Completion of each comprehensive online courses will earn educators 45 Clock Hours toward your professional development requirement for re-certification renewal purposes.

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. 

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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3 Course Bundled Pricing Program

In the course, teachers 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

This comprehensive course provides all of the needed resources, strategies, and materials to be successful with the English Language Arts State Standards. The course is professionally facilitated by an experienced content specialist and incorporates lively discussions to enable shared experiences and thoughtful dialogue, coupled with proven research-based techniques to be applied in the classroom. Teachers will be supported throughout the course using illustrations, lesson examples, videos, and job-embedded activities.
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ABCs of Higher Expectations for Elementary English Language Arts (Gr K-5)

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), Grades K – 12

As a result of this course, participants will increase the amount of discourse in the classroom, thereby also deepening students’ reading and writing skills. Research shows that as students increase academic discourse, their reading and writing skills are also enhanced as they more deeply learn the academic vocabulary and text structures of the content area. 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 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. Throughout this course, Secondary Educators and Administrators will be exposed to effective research-based strategies, illustrations, effective lesson activities, videos, and resources.
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Addressing Higher Expectations for Secondary English Language Arts (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. Relational aggression is the predominant method of bullying used by females. Starting as early as 2.5 years, this dynamic can interfere with relationships and academic progress in grade school girls, tweens, and teens. Without understanding the dynamics of relational aggression, many girls don’t realize their ways of relating might actually be bullying.
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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, Grades K – 12

What 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. In order to be College and Career ready, students must have a rich and varied vocabulary that can help them understand what is being said to them and what they read on a daily basis.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, Grades K – 5

In order to be college and career ready, students must have a rich and varied vocabulary that can help them understand what is being said to them and what they read on a daily basis. Participants will review and specifically look to address Shift 6. 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. 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.
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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? What are disabled gifted students and how can I help these students experience the success they deserve? How do I differentiate my lessons so that I challenge my gifted students yet do not overwhelm my struggling students? How can I answer parent questions and help them best support the needs of their gifted children at home and at school?
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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. Participants will learn about the “public praise/private conversations” philosophy and how it can change the dynamic of the classroom.
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Classroom Management: Keeping it Positive (Elementary)

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.
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Classroom Management: Keeping it Positive (Secondary)

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)

This course focuses on the quantitative and qualitative factors of text complexity as well as the ways to engage students in this process. We also examine how close readings of complex texts scaffold students understanding and allow them to develop the skills necessary to read like a detective.
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Complex Textual Reading Made Easy (Gr 6-12)

To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students need to learn to use writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating an understanding of the subjects they are studying, and conveying real and imagined experiences and events. They learn to appreciate that a key purpose of writing is to communicate clearly to an external, sometimes unfamiliar audience, and they begin to adapt the form and content of their writing to accomplish a particular task and purpose. 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,
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Creating Enthusiastic Student Writers, Grades 3-5

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. Today’s students need to now learn not only the content, but how to work with that content in a manner that requires them to work collaboratively with others to analyze information and solve problems, communicate using academic language, take risks and try ideas, make judgments, and be innovative and creative. The focus of this course is to provide educators and leaders proven methods and support for transforming their teaching space into a 21st century learning classroom.
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Creating Learning Classrooms for Today’s Students (Grades K-12)

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. One way of developing this mathematical expertise is through the use of cognitively demanding tasks as a central lesson focus.Participants will learn about and implement strategies for developing students mathematical expertise through a problem centered classroom instruction. Participants will plan, implement, and critically reflect on instructional strategies essential to developing students’ expertise with math.
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Developing Mathematical Expertise in a Problem-Centered Classroom, Grades K – 12

This course provides teachers with an understanding of what project-based learning is and what research says about the effectiveness of PBL on student achievement. During this course, participants will learn how to create an effective PBL unit based on their grade level or key content standards and objectives. This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods to implement rigorous state standard requirements into daily classroom practices, easily and efficiently using Project-based Learning (PBL) instructional strategies.
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Engage Your Students With Project-Based Learning (PBL)

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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Creating Enthusiastic Student Writers (Grades 6-8)

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. The focus of this course will be to support teachers by helping identify what causes readers to struggle and what they can do to help struggling readers be more successful in their classroom. Teachers will learn how to help struggling readers develop fluent reading patterns, expand their vocabulary and learn to self-monitor their 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 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

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. This comprehensive course provides educators with the strategies and tools for understanding how to increases the level of student engagement within every lesson, every day. We will also focus on instructional methods for helping students to meet the learning expectations for their state content standards and to be College and Career ready..
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Increasing Student Engagement: Planning Outside the Box

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. Teachers will learn specific strategies for helping students read content materials with deeper levels of understanding. This course will help content teachers meet Disciplinary Literacy standards for reading, writing, listening and speaking.
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Me? Teach Reading and Writing? Teaching Literacy Across Content Areas

Nationally, an average of 10 percent of students in public schools are English Language Learners (ELL), with the percentages higher in primary grades where students often first enter school systems with little or no English proficiency. The teacher is charged with what can often seem to be a daunting task; that of teaching content and language simultaneously. This course is designed to provide teachers with a practical understanding of comprehensible instructional practices for the linguistic and literacy needs of minority/heritage language students. Participants will become informed in methods of ESOL education for English Language Learners (ELL) in mainstream classrooms.
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Meeting ELL Students’ Needs in Today’s Classroom, Grades K-12