Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) Online Professional Development Learning Design
When designing our online professional learning program, Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) has found a way to successfully blend essential learning theory with the practical real-world application necessary for today’s teachers.
Each learning opportunity is designed to support teachers in making evolutionary changes to their instructional practice. This means that every teacher begins where they currently are within the course focus and then, through cycles of critical self-reflection and experiential, or in-classroom work, they focus on making positive changes to their practice. Through the use of both formative and summative learning activities, participants are taken through a scaffolded approach for creating better learning classrooms for students.
Within each course, participants engage in the following learning cycle:
Participants complete a self-assessment of their own instructional practices in relation to the overall course focus.
Participants are introduced to the foundational understandings of the course materials and content focus.
Participants are presented with the course information and strategies that are used to complete a combination of scaffolded engaging lesson activities.
Through the course lesson activities, participants create or modify their instructional plans to incorporate the new strategies formulated during the course.
Through the lesson activities, participants are asked to reflect on their own practices, as well as determine the degree of student learning outcomes achieved.
Upon completing all lesson activities, participants reflect on the degree of impact on student learning and determine additional areas where modifications might be necessary for future classroom lessons.
Why Choose Teach n’ Kids Learn Online Courses?
|Extensive content — TKL has more than 1500 hours of comprehensive content available for teachers. Our growing library of courses covers critical topics for educators such as Mathematics, English Language Arts, Gifted Education, Anti-Bullying Strategies, English Language Learners (ELL), Blended Learning, Supporting the Danielson Framework, Engaging the 21st Century Student Learner, and more.|
|Certification Renewal & Credits — TKL provides comprehensive approved courses for clock hours and/or credits toward teacher state license renewal. All of our courses provide both continuing education units (CEU) and graduate level credits.|
|Just-In-Time Accessibility — Convenient online access to all course content and activities when you are ready to work. All materials are provided online and there are no additional material costs when you register. Courses are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.|
|Technology Neutral — Accessibility through the internet on all forms of mobile devices and computers (e.g. computers, laptops, tablets, iPads, Chromebooks, smartphones, PCs, Macs, etc.).|
|Comprehensive Support — Each participant is assigned a course facilitator at the time of registration that will provide content and technical support throughout your course period. We are well known for our unparalleled customer service and technical support which ensures every participant the very best learning experience possible. TKL’s personnel will respond to you within 24 hours or less.|
|Educators Highly Rate Our Courses — Our participants find our courses highly useful and relevant. So much so, that over 98% of our participants have told us that they would highly recommend our courses to their colleagues. We have also maintained a higher than 90% completion rate for over 5 years on all our online courses.|
|Easy-to-Use — Our online learning platform is easy to navigate and user-friendly. Many of our participants are first-time users of online courses and they come to love it. They also come back as repeat participants and report our courses have been the best experiences they have had with professional development.|
We are working with the following states. Please contact us if you are interested in having TKL work with your school, district, and/or state.