Courses

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

According to Autism Speaks (2018) the CDC has increased its estimate of autism’s prevalence by 15 percent, to 1 in 59 children. 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 […]

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 […]

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

Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) – 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-course bundle you will save $26.25 off each of our regularly priced $175.00-per course fees. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Challenging Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom, Grades K-12

As teachers, We all have a wide range of learners in our classrooms, from the very bright to those with special needs. As we know, teachers are expected to meet the diverse needs of all groups of students who arrive at their classroom door. It is a monumental task for which many educators, despite their […]

Differentiated Instruction Driven by Assessments (Foundations)

Differentiation can’t be successful without a strategically developed and implemented assessment system that includes pre-instruction assessment, continuing assessment, and culminating evaluation that frequently collaborates and incorporates students self-assessments to promote. Assessments and differentiation of instruction are inseparable.   The goals and priorities for this course are intended to provide opportunities for teachers to proficiently master implementation […]

Classroom Management Keeping it Positive (Elementary)

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. In this course, participants will gain insight into classroom management and ways to keep a positive focus in the […]

Classroom Management: Keeping it Positive, Grades 6-12

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. In this course, participants will gain insight into classroom management and ways to keep a positive focus in the […]

Close Reading Made Easy for English Language Arts, Grades 2-5

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. […]

Developing Mathematical Expertise in a Problem-Centered Classroom, Grades K-12

Current State Standards for Mathematical Practice 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 […]

Creating Enthusiastic Student Writers, Grades 3-5

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 […]

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