Teach n’ Kid Learn (TKL) provides California educators the following selection of comprehensive and engaging online courses that are self-paced for your convenience. Each course is facilitated by an instructional coach and is delivered on an easy-to-use learning platform. All of our comprehensive online courses are pre-approved for educators within the state of California.

In Los Angeles, we have partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to provide Salary Advancement Credits at a reduced price. All Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) courses listed below have been pre-approved by the Joint Salary Point Credit Committee. By completing these courses you will earn 2 Salary Points, and can be applied to each box or “schedule” of the LAUSD Salary Tables for up to 98 points.

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.

Courses are listed in alphabetic order.

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 or 5 course bundles you will save 15% off of our regularly priced $175.00 course fee. With our 3 Course Bundle, you will save $78.75. Theses bundled course package codes 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. Participants will learn of the research base and innovations in each area, including, but not limited to, Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy, Webb’s Depth of Knowledge and Costa’s Levels of Questioning, using sentence starters, frames, and signal words in communication, explicitly teaching speaking and listening skills in addition to reading and writing, incorporating technology in the classroom, project based learning, and more.
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21st Century Learning
and the 4Cs
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

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

This course will support teachers from all content areas by helping to identify ways to expand student vocabulary knowledge and usage within the grades 6-12. This interactive course is designed for job-embedded learning and practical classroom application using our virtual lesson study process. This virtual lesson study environment will help facilitate the process for teachers to better incorporate the instructional practices outlined within the new Common Core State Standards, embed vocabulary instruction in ongoing instruction and expand student vocabulary knowledge.
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Building Academic Vocabulary
and Deep Comprehension
Grades 6 – 12

The focus of this course is to help educators: understand how giftedness is defined and identified, understand the characteristics of various categories of giftedness; learn effective ways of supporting gifted academic learners in the regular classroom; support and encourage the talents of non-academically gifted students, understand and meet the needs of twice-exceptional gifted students; and finally, understand how to help parents support the needs of their gifted child at home and at school.
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Challenging Gifted Students
in the Regular Classroom
Grades K – 12

In this course, participants will gain insight into classroom management and ways to keep a positive focus in the classroom. Shifts in common classroom practices will be highlighted, including setting up a positive classroom culture, explicitly teaching expectations and reinforcing positive behaviors in the classroom, and building positive relationships with students. Research shows that teacher’s actions, including classroom management, have a high impact on student achievement. Numerous studies conducted over the past few decades have outlined the importance of having a classroom where students and teachers are clear on behavioral expectations as well as consequences for inappropriate behavior. This course will explore practical teaching strategies to integrate positive classroom management into the classroom.
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Classroom Management: Keeping it Positive Elementary,
Grades K–5

In this course, participants will gain insight into classroom management and ways to keep a positive focus in the classroom. Shifts in common classroom practices will be highlighted, including setting up a positive classroom culture, explicitly teaching expectations and reinforcing positive behaviors in the classroom, and building positive relationships with students. Research shows that teacher’s actions, including classroom management, have a high impact on student achievement. Numerous studies conducted over the past few decades have outlined the importance of having a classroom where students and teachers are clear on behavioral expectations as well as consequences for inappropriate behavior.
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Classroom Management: Keeping it Positive Secondary, Grades 6 – 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 will provide participants 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

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 of the foundations for using assessments effectively to differentiate instruction. 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.
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Differentiated Instruction Driven By Assessments (Foundations), Grades K – 12

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 will work toward creating a student-centered environment which fosters student independence and collaboration within the classroom to deepen critical thinking and problem-solving. Participants will use both formative and summative assessment to determine the depth of student learning. They will help the student reach higher levels of performance through focused self-analysis and feedback, peer feedback and teacher feedback.
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Engage Your Students with Project-Based Learning (PBL) Grades K – 12

The goal of this course is to empower educators with everything they need to gain a foundational understanding of STEM principles and pedagogy. The course will also provide information, guidance, and direction on how to introduce students to the 21st-century skills that are inherent in STEM teaching and learning. Participants will be provided with skills to implement STEM learning, including; techniques to foster innovation, engineering design, data-driven design, critical-thinking, and problem-solving.
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Getting Started with a STEM Classroom, Grades K-12

The focus of this course will be to support teachers by helping identify what causes readers to struggle and what they can do to help struggling readers be more successful in their classroom. Teachers will learn how to help struggling readers develop fluent reading patterns, expand their vocabulary and learn to self-monitor their reading comprehension. We will address helping to identify what causes readers to struggle and what they can be done to help struggling readers be more successful using practical instructional strategies.
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Helping Struggling Readers Succeed in Grades 4-8

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. This course has been designed to not only help educators’ answer those questions, but to also assist in the implementation of the following components of Danielson’s Framework for Teaching.
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Increasing Student Engagement: Planning Outside the Box
(Grades K-12)

Children 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 having this disability has on students in their personal lives and at school.
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Meeting the Needs of Students with ADHD in the Regular Classroom,
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. 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 the Classroom, Grades K – 12

This course provides educators with proven instructional methods for developing a rigorous mathematics culture which will help students to achieve better results and mastery. Participants will explore real instructional challenges and will identify strategies to address complex math issues. Participants will explore real instructional challenges that many teachers face in their classrooms, and will identify strategies to address such complex issues. This professional development is teacher-directed and student-centered.
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Teaching Mathematics with Rigor and Results
Grades 3 – 10