All of our comprehensive online courses listed below are approved for educators by the New York State Department of Education. In the state of New York, Clock Hour courses or Graduate Credits may apply towards the 100 Professional Development Hour NYS License Re-certification requirement.  Ask your district for prior approval prior to registration.

CTLE Approved Clock Hours & Salary Differential Credits – In New York City we have partnered with the NYC After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP) to provide Professional Development Clock Hours and 3 P-Credits per each selected course. P-Credits can be applied toward the BA+30, BA+60, and MA+30 differentials and are approved for NYS PD requirements. You will need to register with ASPDP to receive this service as well as purchasing your select course from below.

NYC/ASPDP Summer Term registration opens on May 30, 2017.

Refund policy: While we are confident that you will love our courses, unfortunately, tuition is non-refundable once a course registration is active and available to the participant. Participants will incur a cancellation processing fee of $20.00. Please make sure that a course is approved by your governing body for salary advancement and/or re-certification before purchasing.

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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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 and the 4Cs Critical Thinking Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity, Grades K – 12

This course has been designed with the goal of providing a comprehensive framework which operationally defines and demonstrates how to effectively engage students through the use of the common core standards. Provide research-based principals in which teachers can anchor their practices and determine effective practice which will leverage the efforts of both teacher-students.​

ABCs of the Common Core for Elementary English Language Arts

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.
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Academic Achievement for English Language Learners (ELLs)

This course will explore ways to increase student use of academic language and vocabulary in today’s secondary classrooms.
Throughout the course, participants will learn strategies for increasing student interaction, as well as increasing the quality of student interactions to be sure that they focus on content, utilizing the language of the content areas. Vocabulary instruction, as well as other key aspects of academic language instruction, will be integrated into instruction. Participants will build lesson plans that show more formal, academic language and vocabulary use based on the course of study.
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Academic Discourse at the Secondary Level (Grades 6-12)

This course is a unique comprehensive course which is rich in resources that succinctly summarizes the extensive key components in the ELA State Standards, uncovers the deep connections between the four literacy strands, explains the base of research, and provides immediately transferable instructional strategies. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. Throughout this course, Secondary Educators and Administrators will be exposed to effective research-based strategies, illustrations, effective lesson activities, videos and resources.
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Addressing Higher Expectations for Secondary English Language Arts, Grades 6-12

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. Without understanding the dynamics of relational aggression, many girls don’t realize their ways of relating might actually be bullying. Some girls know exactly what they’re doing. Without intervention, relational aggression can persist.
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Anti-Bullying: Guiding Girls Through Relational Aggression, (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. Without understanding the dynamics of relational aggression, many girls don’t realize their ways of relating might actually be bullying. Some girls know exactly what they’re doing. Without intervention, relational aggression can persist.
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Blended Learning: Fostering College and Career Readiness, (Grades K-12)

What is one of the most critical indicators of students’ success in school, in life and standardized tests? 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)

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 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?
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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.
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Classroom Management: Keeping it Positive, Grades K-5

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 6-12

This course focuses on the quantitative and qualitative factors of identifying texts that are neither too difficult nor too easy for students but rather, helps them stretch and grow as readers. We also examine how close reading of complex texts scaffolds student understanding of what they are reading at deeper levels and allows them to develop the skills necessary to read informational text like a detective.

Close Reading Made Easy for English Language Arts, Grades K-5

Selecting appropriate reading material for students is hard. For decades, teachers have known that quality instruction requires a careful matching of reading materials to students. The goal of selecting materials that is neither too difficult nor too easy for students is a task which needs constant attention and adjustments on the part of the teacher. To ensure that students learn to read increasingly complex texts, teachers have to understand what makes a text hard but also engaging. This course focuses on the quantitative and qualitative factors of text complexity as well as the ways to engage students in this process. We also examine how close readings of complex texts scaffold students understanding and allow them to develop the skills necessary to read like a detective.
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Complex Textual Reading Made Easy, Grades 6-12

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 these best writing practices, and provides a context for implementation within the classroom.
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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.
Writer’s Workshop is based upon the premise of three components to encourage such dialogue, through short, concise mini-lessons, leading into independent writing/conferencing and concluding with share time, known as Author’s Chair.
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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. 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 for Today’s Students (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 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 (Foundations)

Participants will focus on how to create 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 student reach higher levels of performance through focused self-analysis and feedback, peer feedback and teacher feedback. This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods to implement rigorous state standard requirements into daily classroom practices, easily and efficiently using Project-based Learning (PBL) instructional strategies.
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Engage Your Students With Project-Based Learning (PBL)

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

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

The major focus of this course is to identify what causes some readers to struggle and what can be done to help them to be more successful. Using practical instructional strategies, we will help these struggling readers develop fluent reading patterns, expand their vocabulary and learn to self-monitor their own reading comprehension.
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Helping Struggling Readers 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.
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Highly Effective Writing Instruction for Secondary ELA Classrooms 

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.
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Increasing Student Engagement: Planning Outside the Box, (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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Me? Teach Reading and Writing? Teaching Literacy Across Content Areas (Gr 6-12)

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. Teachers will be able to make informed choices when selecting instructional materials, strategies, and assessments for screening and testing ELLs.
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Meeting ELL Students’ Needs in Today’s Classroom, Grades K-12

The course will not only help teachers understand the nature and needs of the student with an ADHD disability, it will also provide them with concrete skills to design engaging lessons that will help students with ADHD work more effectively, develop organizational skills and support them in becoming a more successful student within the general education classroom.
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Meeting the Needs of Students with ADHD in the Regular Classroom

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. 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.
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Raising Rigor In Your Classroom, Grades K-12

We have come to a tipping point in education when we must change our assessment beliefs and act accordingly. Assessment may be the most powerful tool available to us for ensuring universal student mastery of the more rigorous State Standards. This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods to implement instruction and assessments aligned to the current state math requirements into daily classroom practices, easily and efficiently.
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Preparing Students for More Rigorous Math Assessments (Gr. 3-10)

This course is intended to provide opportunities for teachers to master implementation of the Common Core 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.
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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 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 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)