Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) is pleased to provide the following comprehensive self-paced online courses listed below for educators within the state of Colorado. Our courses are completely online, job-embedded, accessible 24/7 and easy-to-use. Each course is directly aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS).

Completion of each comprehensive online courses will earn educators 45 Professional Development Points of 90 required hours for re-certification.professional.

Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) courses are all eligible for 3 graduate-level university credits through our partnership with Andrews University and may be used toward the 6 credit requirement for teachers.

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 $170.00-course fee. With our 3 Course Bundle, you will save $76.50. 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. Shifts in the world including the proliferation of technological resources and information will be highlighted, as well as the skills students today will be expected to have in the workforce will be explored.
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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 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.

Addressing Attention Deficits in the Classroom, Grades 6-12

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.

An Introduction to Social Emotional Learning, 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.

Building Academic Language Skills with English Learners through Dialogue, Discussion, and Discourse, 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.

Anti-Bullying Guiding Girls Through Relational Aggression, Grades K-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. 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.

Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension, Grades K – 5

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods for integrating Academic Vocabulary instruction into daily classroom practices, easily and efficiently. In addition, we will be focusing on proven Academic Vocabulary instructional practices for dramatic improvement in achievement of student academic performance in advance of the more rigorous assessments which have been put into place. This course will support teachers from all content areas by helping to identify ways to expand student academic vocabulary knowledge and usage within the grades 6-12

Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension (Gr. 6-12)

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? What are disabled gifted students and how can I help these students experience the success they deserve? How do I differentiate my lessons so that I challenge my gifted students yet do not overwhelm my struggling students? How can I answer parent questions and help them best support the needs of their gifted children at home and at school?

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.

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, Grades 6-12

This course will address strategies for teachers who work with students in Grades 3-5. The underlying principles, which focus on best practices for writing using specific strategies, are the heart and inspiration for this course. These principles allow for hands-on learning application so that students can truly enjoy and become passionate about their own writing capabilities!
Engaging Student Writing 250

Creating Enthusiastic Student Writers, Grades 3-5

The goals and priorities for this course is intended to provide opportunities for teachers to proficiently implement engaging writing instructional strategies for English Language Arts, using Writer’s Workshop as a vehicle to provide tangible connections between the standards and real-life, hands-on application of literacy instruction within the classroom through student choice, building confidence as writers and through frequent, ongoing collaboration and dialogue.
Engaging Student 6-8 Writing 250

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. The focus of this course is to provide educators and leaders proven methods and support for transforming their teaching space into a 21st Century learning classroom.

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

The 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 tasks require students to think deeply, make sense of problems, productively struggle to create a solution, and then communicate their thinking and understanding in a public way.
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.

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.
Math Habits of Mind 250

Developing Students’ Mathematical Habits of Mind, 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. This course takes a deeper look into how the current more rigorous mathematics state standards can easily be integrated into today's classroom lessons. Through the use of a lesson study process, teachers will address the question of what should instruction look like with rigor in mind?

Differentiated Instruction Driven By Assessments

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

The focus of this course is intended to provide specific strategies, techniques and resources for teachers to effectively differentiate instruction to equalize the mathematics teaching and learning in their classroom, thus supporting mathematics achievement for all.
DI Math Classroom 250

Equalizing Mathematics through Differentiated Instruction, Grades K-12

This course provides teachers with an understanding of what project-based learning 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.

Getting Started 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. This training also enables teachers to incorporate the STEM elements into any science lesson in their classroom with minor adjustments.

Getting Started with STEM, Grades 3-8

​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.

Helping the Struggling Reader Succeed in Grades 4-12

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

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.
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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.
Rigor 250

Raising Rigor In Your Classroom, Grades K-12

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.
DI Strategies 250

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. This course takes a deeper look into how the current more rigorous mathematics state standards can easily be integrated into today's classroom lessons. Through the use of a lesson study process, teachers will address the question of what should instruction look like with rigor in mind?
Teaching Math with Rigor

Teaching Mathematics With Rigor and Results, Grades 3-10