All of our online courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Education. To check our approved status, visit MI Department of Education SCECH catalog, and enter “TKL” as the program keyword. Approved SCECH courses are offered in partnership with our local partner Oakland Schools. Earn 50 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) toward the 150 needed for the renewal of your Michigan Teaching Certificate. 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. Please make your selection below.

Seasonal and Expedited Course Terms – We offer two types of course timetables to choose from for registrations. The “Seasonal” (ie. Spring, Summer, and Fall) terms are offered during specific time periods throughout the year at a reduced pricing structure. Credits will be submitted to the state in bulk at the end of the term period for credit at the end of the term period. Registrations for “Expedited” terms are available immediately upon registration and credits are submitted to the state for processing once you have successfully completed the coursework.  Please note:  It may take 2-3 weeks for credits to be processed once submitted to MDE.

SCECH Processing Fee:  A $17.00 fee is required to process your SCECHs and upload them to the MOECS System.

Expedited Term Courses:  Registrations are OPEN and being accepted.

Summer Term Registration Is Now Closed!

Registration for the Fall Term will begin on August 6th. 

Fall Term Classes: September 10, 2018 – January 11, 2018

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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. For example, with our 3 Course Bundle purchase, you will be saving $78.75. Theses bundled course package codes will never expire.
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In the course, 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. While there are some unknowns about what tomorrow’s work will require, we know that significant shifts from past educational practices will be critical.
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21st Century Learning: Addressing the 4Cs, Grades K-12

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 a classroom where all children are involved in the learning process, how to plan focused learning objectives tied to standards, strategies for developing academic vocabulary and structures that students can use to practice and apply content and language in meaningful ways.
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Academic Achievement For English Language Learners (ELLs), 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.
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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

Relational aggression is the predominant method of bullying used by females. Starting as early as 2.5 years, this dynamic can interfere with relationships and academic progress in grade school girls, tweens, and teens. 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 and English Language Learners (ELL) through Dialogue, Discussion, and Discourse, 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.
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Building Academic Vocabulary and 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 that can help them understand what is being said to them and what they read on a daily basis. 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.
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Building Academic Vocabulary and 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? 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?.
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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. Participants will learn about the “public praise/private conversations” philosophy and how it can change the dynamic of the classroom.
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Classroom Management: Keeping it Positive, 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, Grades 6-12

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. Participants 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: Supporting the Danielson Framework, Grades K – 12

When information is ubiquitous and free, and when basic education is available to billions of people worldwide, only one set of skills can ensure this generation’s economic future – the capacity for innovation. What must teachers, parents, mentors, and employers do to develop the capacities of many more young people to be the innovators that they want to be—and that we need them to become? What do the best schools and colleges do to teach the skills of innovation? This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators with proven methods to create instructional units that will foster innovation and entrepreneurialism in students.
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Creating Student Innovators, 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 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.
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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. Participants 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

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

Our main focus in this course is to help in providing strategies for you and your school to become more focused on engaging parents not just involving them in pre-determined tasks. 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

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

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. 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.
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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.
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Getting Started with STEM, Grades K-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 and what they can do to help struggling readers be more successful in their classroom.
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Helping the Struggling Reader Succeed in Grades 4-12

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 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

What does deep engagement look like, how can you increase the level of student engagement within your classroom, and how can you do this in a way that is easy to manage, timely, and, most of all, meaningful to students. This course will help educators answer those questions, and also to support them in their initial efforts of applying strategies to increase student engagement in their classroom.
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Increasing Student Engagement Planning Outside the Box. Grades K-12

Participants will learn how to access resources to learn about students’ cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Lesson planning template(s) will be suggested to ensure effective planning for ELLs. Participants will be able to differentiate between effective and ineffective teaching methods and understand and implement research-based instructional approaches to language and content area instruction. In addition, participants will explore a language diagnostic tool that is easy to use in informal settings and they then will be able to evaluate the results in order to guide instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
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Meeting ELL Students’ Needs in Today’s Classroom, 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 Disorder (ASD), Grades K-12

This course is designed to help prepare educators and schools for how students will be assessed under the current more rigorous state mathematics assessments. As well as provide instructional strategies which will focus on key areas in helping students to better understand math at a conceptual level.
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Preparing Students for More Rigorous Math Assessments (Grades 3 – 10)

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 how to put rigor into the classroom without overwhelming their students. ​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 3-10

With the recent implementation of more rigorous state standards, teachers are expected to combine reading and writing in the ELA block. Over the past decade, reading and writing were taught in isolation in many classrooms. Writing was taught through Writer’s Workshop, and instruction was often prompt-based, while reading was taught separately through Reader’s Workshop. Although the Workshop model was often used to provide instruction in both reading and writing, the two were seldom connected to one another. This course is intended to provide opportunities for teachers to master implementation of their more rigorous state standards for English Language Arts, using various components of Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop in conjunction with writing in response to reading and one-on-one student conferences. Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop consist of a mini-lesson, guided practice, independent practice and a time for reflection.
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Reading and Writing: You Can’t Address One Without the Other, Grades K-5

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 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.
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Teaching Literacy Across Content Areas, Grades 6-12

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?
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Teaching Mathematics With Rigor and Results, Grades 3-10