Courses

Equalizing Mathematics through Differentiated Instruction, Grades K-12

Rigorous learning opportunities, conceptual understanding, increased fluency. These are all underlying goals for mathematics teaching and learning in the 21st century and mathematics teachers are challenged daily to meet these goals with all students, regardless of the students’ prior instructional experiences or current mathematical understandings. To meet these challenges, teachers are expected to be able […]

Building Academic Language Skills and English Language Learners (ELL) through Dialogue, Discussion, and Discourse

It has been said that we are all language learners; we never learn all of the words in a given language. Our vocabulary continually expands as we learn new concepts and skills, or integrate new technology in our lives. For our students, the demands of the newer more rigorous state standards and increased instructional demand […]

An Introduction to Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Grades K-12

This course is designed to help teachers learn about the importance and effectiveness of integrating social-emotional learning into classroom instruction. Throughout the course, participants will learn practical ways to integrate social-emotional learning strategies to increase student well-being, behavior management, and academic achievement in the classroom. These skills help to increase engagement in the classroom, as […]

Addressing Attention Deficits in the Classroom, Grades K-12

Before teachers can engage students with attention deficits in challenging “minds-on” activities, they must first fully understand the challenges and barriers to students’ learning that attention deficits may cause. Through this course and the embedded classroom activities, teachers will understand each of the characteristics of attention deficits and the situations in their classroom in which […]

Meeting the Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Grades K-12

This comprehensive instructional course provides proven methods to help educators and administrators understand Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the impact that having this disability has on students and their families, as well as the impact of this disorder at school. The focus of this course is to help educators understand current research and information about […]

Developing Students’ Mathematical Habits of Mind, Grades K-12

Far too many students can be classified as inexperienced problem solvers who don’t know what to do when they don’t know what to do. These are the students who lack experience in making sense of and solving problems, and in communicating and using precise, appropriate mathematics and mathematics language. They have never developed the overarching […]

SCHOOL Kids Yoga and Mindfulness Program, Grades Pre-K-5

Education requires more than thinking. To improve learning, we must also address the physical, emotional and social well-being of students. Through the use of our innovative and highly successful yoga, meditation, and mindfulness methods for the classroom setting, educators gain tools that help improve academic achievement and helpful attitudes. Equally as important, educators discover how […]

Getting Started with a STEM Classroom, Grades K-12

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education is believed by many to be the conduit between the learning of the past and learning of the future. How will our students succeed in the future workforce when it is dominated by highly skilled positions which will focus on math, science, engineering, and technology? The Department of Commerce […]

Strategies for Assessment-Driven Differentiated Instruction, Grades K-12

Instruction can be differentiated by content (teaching different content to different learners, readiness depending on what they are ready to learn); by process (using different instructional strategies with different learners, depending on different needs and “learning styles”); and/or by-product (having students produce different work products, depending on different interests and abilities). This course is intended to […]

Engaging Parents In Support of Student Learning, Grades K-12

Without parents, schools would not exist. Parents send their children to school so for a variety of reasons, and all parents want what is best for their children. They want their children to learn and to thrive, to grow and develop, to become independent and productive people in society. It is clear, though, that parents […]

Raising Rigor In Your Classroom, Grades K-12

We know about the three Rs of reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic but now we have a fourth R: rigor. We hear this buzzword everywhere in education but what does it really mean for teachers and their students? Not only do we have trouble identifying what this word actually means but educators also have trouble knowing […]

Online Course Bundled Pricing Program

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. For example, by purchasing our 3 or 5-course bundle you will save 15% off of our regularly priced $170.00-course fee. That’s a saving of $76.50 with our 3 […]

Academic Discourse for All Students, Grades 6-12

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, […]

Addressing Higher Expectations for Secondary English Language Arts (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 […]

ABCs of Higher Expectations for Elementary English Language Arts (Gr K-5)

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 […]

21st Century Learning and the 4Cs; Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity (Grades K-12)

As the world economy shifts away from manufacturing jobs and towards more creative jobs, there’s a consensus among parents, educators, politicians and business leaders that it is crucial students complete their K-12 education with the ability to identify and solve complex problems, think critically about information, work effectively in teams and communicate clearly about their […]

Complex Textual Reading Made Easy, Grades 6-12

Selecting appropriate reading material for students is hard. For decades, teachers have known that quality instruction requires a careful matching of reading materials to students. The goal of selecting materials that is neither too difficult nor too easy for students is a task which needs constant attention and adjustments on the part of the teacher. […]

Anti–Bullying: Guiding Girls Through Relational Aggression, Grades K-12

The stereotype of a bully is that he’s male, overweight, and a stranger. But a lot of what we are learning about girls is that they hurt their friends. Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls This course provides an overview of relational aggression, female bullying, and the dynamics […]

Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension, Grades K-5

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 […]

Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension, Grades 6-12

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 […]

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