Courses

Engage Your Students With Project-Based Learning (PBL)

This course provides teachers with an understanding of what Project-based Learning (PBL) 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. Participants work toward creating a student-centered environment […]

Engaging Students with Writers Workshops, Grades 6-8

The goals and priorities for this course are intended to provide opportunities for teachers to create a learning environment which allows students to thrive as writers. Teachers will master the foundations for student authentic writing using the model and framework of “Writer’s Workshop”. These strategies can be adapted and modified into each teacher’s classroom using […]

Helping the Struggling Reader Succeed in Grades 4-12

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 […]

Highly Effective Writing Instruction for Secondary ELA Classrooms

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 […]

Increasing Student Engagement: Planning Outside the Box, Grades K-12

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, […]

Meeting the Needs of Students with ADHD in the Regular Classroom

Students with  Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and/or learning disabilities can be a challenge for any classroom teacher. This professional development course provides proven methods that can be used in the regular classroom as well as the special education classroom. Participants will form a deeper level of understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and the impact that […]

Teaching Literacy Across Content Areas, Grades 6-12

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 […]

Teaching Mathematics With Rigor and Results, Grades 3-10

This research-based course provides guidance on how to examine your math instruction and its impact on student learning. Through the lens of today’s more rigorous math content standards, professional teaching standards, you will set instructional learning goals for your math lessons, and define how students will demonstrate evidence of achievement within today’s state standards. Participants […]

Meeting ELL Students’ Needs in Today’s Classroom, Grades K-12

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 […]

Blended Learning, Grades K-12

A blended learning environment requires that teachers transform teaching and learning experiences to engage students by utilizing available technology resources, local and global resources, and relevant curriculum content. Blending face to face and online resources give teachers an opportunity to organize differentiated learning opportunities which will provide multiple pathways to concept attainment for learners. This […]

Creating Learning Classrooms for Today’s Students, Grades K-12

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 […]

Academic Achievement For English Language Learners (ELLs)

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 […]

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