Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) is an approved and registered CPE Provider by the State Board of Education and the Texas Education Agency for educators Grades K-12. You can download a List of CPE providers approved by TEA (Excel) For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.

We are pleased to provide the following comprehensive online courses listed below for educators within the state of Texas. Each course is directly aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. All courses in our catalog are approved for 45 CPE Clock Hours.

Completion of each comprehensive online courses will earn educators 45 Clock Hours toward your 150 hours of professional development requirement for re-certification renewal purposes.

Andrews University Graduate Credits – 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.

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.
Bundle Pricing Image BOX

Course Bundled Pricing Packages

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.
21st Century Learning 250

21st Century Learning and the 4Cs  Critical Thinking Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity, 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.
ADHDCourseLogo

Addressing Attention Deficits in the Classroom, Grades K-12

his 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.
SELPathwrightLogo

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.
NY-Anti-Bullying-Guiding-Girls-Through-Relational-Aggression

Anti-Bullying: Guiding Girls Through Relational Aggression, Grades K – 12

As a result of this course, participants will increase the amount of discourse in the classroom, thereby also deepening students’ reading and writing skills. Research shows that as students increase academic discourse, their reading and writing skills are also enhanced as they more deeply learn the academic vocabulary and text structures of the content area. 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..
ELLDiscourse250

Building Academic Language Skills with English Learners through Dialogue, Discussion, and Discourse (Grades 6-12)

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.
Building academic Vocabulary K-5 250

Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension, Grades K – 5

With the implementation of more rigorous state standards, teachers are expected to combine reading and writing in the ELA block to encompass all components of literacy. 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 the Standards for English Language Arts with, using various components of Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop in conjunction with writing in response to reading and one-on-one student conferences.
Building academic Vocabulary 6-12 250

Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension, Grades 6-12

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.
ELLDiscourse250

Building Academic Language Skills and English Language Learners (ELL) through Dialogue, Discussion, and Discourse, 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.
Classroom-Management-Keeping-it-Positive-(Elem)

Classroom Management: Keeping it Positive (Elementary)

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.
CMimage1

Classroom Management: Keeping it Positive (Secondary)

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

This course will address strategies for teachers who work with students in Grades 6-8. 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 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. To be successful in the 21st Century students need to be engaged in learning classrooms, where the actions and learning are focused on student outcomes and classroom practices that strengthen and deepen not only students’ content knowledge but their overall ability to think deeply, communicate, analyze, problem solve, and take responsibility for their learning.
Creating a Learning Classroom

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

Teachers 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. 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.
Math Problem Centered Classroom 250

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.Participants will be immersed with resources and strategies which lead to the development of classroom experiences that will promote learning through problem-solving, making and using abstractions in their lessons, and applying mathematical theories with greater opportunities for developing student mathematical habits of mind.
Neurons in the Brain

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.
DIImage

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.
Parent Engagement TKL

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.
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. 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.
PBLCourseLogo

Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (PBL), Grades K-12

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education is believed by many to be the conduit between the learning of the past and learning of the future. How will our students succeed in the future workforce when it is dominated by highly skilled positions which will focus on math, science, engineering, and technology? 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.
STEM

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.
Struggling Readers 250

Helping the Struggling Reader Succeed in Grades 4-12

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.
Increasing Student Engagement 250

Increasing Student Engagement: Planning Outside the Box, Grades K-12

his 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.
Autism TKL

Meeting the Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Grades K-12

n 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

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.
DI Strategies2

Strategies for Assessment-Driven Differentiated Instruction, Grades K-12

With the implementation of more rigorous state standards, teachers are expected to combine reading and writing in the ELA block to encompass all components of literacy. 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 the Standards for English Language Arts with, using various components of Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop in conjunction with writing in response to reading and one-on-one student conferences.
readingwriting

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts Made Easy, Grades K-5

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. Teachers will learn effective ways of helping students with ASD reduce stress, develop improved social skills that will allow students to be more successful in the classroom, cope with change, and improve classroom behavior.
mathinstruction

Teaching Mathematics with Rigor and Results (Gr 3-10), Grades K-12