All of our comprehensive online courses listed below are approved for educators within the state of Ohio.   Teachers will have the ability to select courses which will align with their Individualized Professional Development Plan (IPDP).”Ask your district for prior approval prior to registration.

Our professional development resources have been purposefully designed to support teachers in making transformative changes to their instructional practices. Combining strategies from leading research on behavioral change, design theory, and effective professional development TKL has designed a unique reflective methodology that allows us to bring teachers high-quality coaching, proven instructional strategies, and methods of critical reflection that help to ensure changes are made at the classroom instruction level.

Ashland University Graduate Credits – We also offer Graduate Credits through our partnership with Ashland University which can be applied towards your State License Renewal, Salary Advancement or Continuing Education needs. All courses may be applied toward the 6-Semester Hours/Graduate Credits or  180 Contact Hour License Renewal requirement for your 5 years renewal.

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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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 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.
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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. 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.
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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.
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Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension, Grades K – 5

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. Participants will review and specifically look to address Shift 6. 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? 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

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 6-12

To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students need to learn to use writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating an understanding of the subjects they are studying, and conveying real and imagined experiences and events. They learn to appreciate that a key purpose of writing is to communicate clearly to an external, sometimes unfamiliar audience, and they begin to adapt the form and content of their writing to accomplish a particular task and purpose. The goals and priorities for this course is intended to provide opportunities for teachers to proficiently master implementation of the more rigorous state standards for English Language Arts,
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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.
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Creating Enthusiastic Student Writers, Grades 6-8

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. Today’s students need to now learn not only the content, but how to work with that content in a manner that requires them to work collaboratively with others to analyze information and solve problems, communicate using academic language, take risks and try ideas, make judgments, and be innovative and creative. 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.
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Creating Learning Classrooms for Today’s Students, 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 such instructional methodologies as Design Thinking, Linked Learning, the art of Making in a Maker Space, and PBL. Teachers will be provided methods which will greatly enhance what may already exist at the classroom level, and determine ways to actively communicate with parents and encourage parents to participate in the educational process in a variety of ways.
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Creating Student Innovators, Grades K – 12

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. One way of developing this mathematical expertise is through the use of cognitively demanding tasks as a central lesson focus.Participants will learn about and implement strategies for developing students mathematical expertise through a problem centered classroom instruction. Participants will plan, implement, and critically reflect on instructional strategies essential to developing students’ expertise with math.
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Developing Mathematical Expertise in a Problem-Centered Classroom, Grades K – 12

Far too many students can be classified as inexperienced problem solvers who don't know what to do when they don't know what to do. These are the students who lack experiences in making sense of and solving problems, and in communicating and using precise, appropriate mathematics and mathematics language. 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

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 – 10

Rigorous learning opportunities, conceptual understanding, increased fluency. These are all underlying goals for mathematics teaching and learning in the 21st century and mathematics teachers are challenged daily to meet these goals with all students, regardless of the students’ prior instructional experiences or current mathematical understandings. 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.
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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. 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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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 a STEM Classroom, 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. Teachers will learn how to help struggling readers develop fluent reading patterns, expand their vocabulary and learn to self-monitor their reading comprehension.
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Helping the Struggling Reader Succeed in Grades 4-12

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. This comprehensive course provides educators with the strategies and tools for understanding how to increases the level of student engagement within every lesson, every day. We will also focus on instructional methods for helping students to meet the learning expectations for their state content standards and to be College and Career ready..
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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 Disorder (ASD), 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. Connections between the standards and the Danielson’s Framework will be integrated throughout the course with real-life, hands-on application by using assessment tools and data effectively to design differentiated tasks using a variety of techniques, such as tiered instruction, flexible grouping practices, R.A.F.T., questioning techniques, cubing, entry-point activities and jigsaw strategies to mention just a few.
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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. Teachers will learn specific strategies for helping students read content materials with deeper levels of understanding. This course will help content teachers meet Disciplinary Literacy standards for reading, writing, listening and speaking.
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Teaching Literacy Across Content Areas, Grades 6-12

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.
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Teaching Mathematics With Rigor and Results, Grades 3 – 10