Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) is pleased to provide the following comprehensive online courses listed below for educators within the state of Arizona Each course is directly aligned to the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards and Standards for Professional Learning.

Completion of each of the comprehensive online courses will earn educators 45 Clock Hours of professional development toward the 180 clock hours re-certification requirement.  Teachers selecting the graduate credit level may earn semester credits for certification renewal purposes at the discretion of the employing district or Regional Superintendent.

We also offer Graduate Credits through our partnership with Andrews University which can be applied towards your State License Renewal, Salary Advancement or Continuing Education needs.

Please make your course selection from the following list below based on your license renewal and continuing education needs. Teachers should check with their employing district if they are not sure course activities will be accepted for continuing professional development requirements or salary advancement.

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 $175.00-course fee. With our 3 Course Bundle, you will save $78.75. This 3-course bundle package code will never expire.
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This course will explore practical teaching strategies to integrate 21st Century skills, and more specifically Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity & Innovation into classroom units and lessons. Teachers will gain insight into the 21st Century skills and their relevance to education today.
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21st Century Learning and the 4Cs (Critical Thinking Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity) Grades K-12

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators with research-based methods to effectively address the needs of English Language Learners in daily classroom practices in order to meet state English Language Proficiency across all content areas. This interactive course will help facilitate the process for teachers to think through how to better incorporate the instructional practices necessary for ELLs.

Academic Achievement For English Language Learners (ELLs)

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators with proven methods to easily and efficiently understand the needs of students with attention deficits both emotionally as well as academically to dramatically improve teacher effectiveness and achieve greater student performance. The course will present strategies for improving behavior, building rapport, and creating an environment of respect for the student while participants learn instructional strategies that improve students’ learning, organization, and focus.
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Addressing Attention Deficits in the Classroom, 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 well as creating a safe environment wherein teachers can build and deliver rigorous instruction.
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An Introduction to Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Grades K-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.
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Anti-Bullying: Guiding Girls Through Relational Aggression, Grades K – 12

Throughout the course, participants will learn strategies for increasing the amount and quality of academic interactions, as well as ensuring that they focus on content, utilizing the academic language of the content areas. Vocabulary instruction, as well as other key aspects of academic language instruction for English learners, will be integrated into instruction. Participants will build lesson plans that show more formal, academic language and vocabulary instruction and integration based on the course of study.
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Building Academic Language Skills with English Learners through Dialogue, Discussion, and Discourse (Grades K-12)

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. This interactive course is designed for job-embedded learning and practical classroom application using our virtual lesson study process.
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Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension (Grades K-5)

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. This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods for integrating Academic Vocabulary instruction into daily classroom practices, easily and efficiently.
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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?
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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.
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Classroom Management Keeping it Positive (Grades K-5)

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.

Classroom Management Keeping it Positive Secondary Grade Levels

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 usin these best writing practices, and provides a context for implementation within the classroom.
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Creating Enthusiastic Student Writers, Grades 3-5,

Participants will work through the process of teaching students how to communicate clearly to an external, sometimes unfamiliar audience, and must learn how to adapt the form and content of their writing to accomplish a particular task and purpose. Participants will review practical methods for developing their student’s capacity to build knowledge on a subject through research projects and to respond analytically to literary and informational sources.
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Creating Enthusiastic Student Writers, Grades 6-8

Many of today’s classrooms are designed and practiced as teaching classrooms, where the actions and learning are focused on and driven by the teacher. Teaching classrooms, however, do not match the needs and expectations for 21st Century learning. Teachers will re-imagine their classroom learning space by creating rituals, routines, and communication plans for uninterrupted learning time, develop assignments for collaborative learning, and engage students in rich learning discourse through the use of effective questioning strategies.​
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Creating Learning Classrooms for Today’s Students, Grades K – 12

Developing Mathematical Expertise in a Problem-Centered Classroom brings together the expertise of mathematics education leaders such as John Van de Walle, Mary K. Stein, and Phil Daro to discover and examine the teaching and learning benefits of focusing on a central challenging problem or set of problems within a classroom lesson. Problem-based lessons must be taught in a risk-taking supportive environment which challenges students to apply their mathematical understandings in a variety of situations. By participating in the course, teachers will learn how to plan these types of lessons and examine the instructional strategies that need to be implemented in order for maximum benefits to be gained.
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Developing Mathematical Expertise in a Problem-Centered Classroom, Grades K-12

This course has been designed to help teachers in the development of experienced student problem solvers who practice perseverance and automatically employ the mathematical habits of mind. Teachers will gain a better understanding of the many facets of problem-solving strategies students might employ, and also provide them with methods of instruction and assessments for use in supporting students in developing their problem-solving habits of mind.
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Developing Students’ Mathematical Habits of Mind, Grades K-12

This course provides participants a structured means for addressing the diverse individual needs of students using effective assessment methods in setting differentiated instructional learning paths. Connections between the standards and the Danielson’s Framework will be integrated throughout the course with real-life, hands-on application of how to use assessment tools and data effectively (i.e. pre-assessments, diagnostic, formative assessments), within the classroom to address diverse student needs and to design respectful tasks by product, process and/or by content.
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Differentiated Instruction Driven By Assessments, Grades K – 12

This course will provide teachers with a variety of strategies designed to increase parent involvement at the school and classroom level. The course provides an opportunity for participants to analyze how the school environment welcomes parents, including considering the current effectiveness of activities designed to bring parents into the school environment, and potential barriers to parent involvement, along with ways to strengthen the current opportunities and minimize or eliminate the barriers that keep parents from being involved in the educational process.
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Engaging Parents In Support of Student Learning, Grades K – 12

In the course we will talked about the daily challenges of developing all students’ mathematical content knowledge and understating while at the same time attending to each student’s unique needs. Given those learning goals and the unique students’ needs, it goes without question that we need to level the playing field for access and opportunities for success for all students. This equalization is not meant to lessen or reduce the rigor of any learning opportunity, rather it means to create ways in which all students have opportunities to meet and/or exceed learning expectations in mathematics by equalizing assessments, equalizing the classroom environment, equalizing students’ access to the mathematics, and equalizing our instruction.
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Equalizing Mathematics through Differentiated Instruction, Grades K-12

Through this course you will understand the main components of project-based learning, go through a step-by-step process for developing a project-based learning unit, and develop instructional strategies for implementing PBL in your classroom. Teachers will work toward creating a student-centered environment which fosters student independence and collaboration within the classroom to deepen critical thinking and problem-solving.
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Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (PBL), Grades K-12

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods to teach struggling students to become more motivated and successful readers. 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.
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Helping the Struggling Reader Succeed in Grades 4-12

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, Grades 6-12

This comprehensive course provides educators with the strategies and tools for understanding and increasing the level of student engagement within every lesson, every day. To meet the learning expectations of course standards and to be College and Career ready, 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, meaningful to students.

Increasing Student Engagement Planning Outside the Box, 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 ASD and learn how to help students no matter where they are on the autism spectrum be more productive and successful in the classroom.
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Meeting the Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Grades K – 12

In this course, you will review what the word “rigor” really means and how it looks in the classroom. You will learn how to plan lessons with deeper levels of rigor and will reflect on how to stretch student’s thinking and metacognitive processes through questioning and by designing high cognitive engagement activities. This comprehensive course will help educators design rigorous lessons to use within the classroom, learn to ask comprehensive questions at higher levels of rigor and engage students in activities with high levels of mental cognition and reflection.
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Raising Rigor In Your Classroom, Grades K-12

This course is intended to provide additional opportunities for teachers to proficiently master implementation of using assessments effectively to differentiate instruction, by focusing specifically on the “ strategies” and “techniques” used to differentiate instruction. Course content will be presented and delivered for teachers in a variety of ways that will result in their specific application of these strategies, based upon the use of data-driven assessments and which will result in the design of individual teacher units designed to effectively differentiate instruction based upon a variety of student assessment data.
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Strategies for Assessment-Driven Differentiated Instruction, Grades K – 12

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods to implement a rigorous mathematics culture which will help students to achieve better results and mastery. Through the use of a lesson study process, teachers will address the question of what should instruction look like with rigor in mind?
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Teaching Mathematics With Rigor and Results, Grades K – 12