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Language: EnglishDescription: This Classroom Management Secrets course, offered by our accredited school partners, will give participants practical advice and step-by-step instructions for devising a classroom management plan that motivates their students to want to behave in the classroom. Among many things, topics will cover important information on how to handle difficult students, how to fuel intrinsic motivation, how to teach routines, and how to be a calmer, more effective teacher. Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.Certification: N/A

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: The elementary classroom today, is more diverse, inclusive, and plugged in to technology than ever before and although schools today are changing so rapidly, the power of differentiation remains the same and the need is ever growing! Teachers today are under tremendous pressure to help ensure students meet a set of rigorous, standardized learning topics. Differentiation in the Elementary Classroom, offered by our accredited school partners, will guide teachers with the division of time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct their students.After completing this course, you should be able to:• Define what constitutes a differentiated classroom• Identify the principles that can be applied to create an engaging classroom• List the various proven activities to use in the differentiated classroom• Recognize classroom management techniques and strategies for differentiating lessonsEnroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!Instructor Description: This course is instructor supported. The instructor for this course is Marissa Wilson, Marissa has seven years of preschool teaching experience in not for profit programs and large government organizations. She has worked with multiple age groups and trained staff on the use of technology tools, such as Teaching Strategies and SMART boards. Most recently, Marissa was a lead pre-kindergarten teacher with Head Start. She holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of North Dakota and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Online Learning & Teaching from The University of Wisconsin-Stout.Certification: Not Applicable.

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Tuition: $195.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: Are you looking for guidance for incorporating flipped techniques in your classroom? The basic principle of flipped learning involves providing direct instruction for the individual outside of class so that there is more strategic use of in-class time for group work. The Flipped Learning for Elementary Education course, offered by our accredited school partners, explores practical ways that educators can incorporate this model into their classrooms. Within this course, you'll learn how to teach different flipped subjects, incorporating technology, and how to provide differentiated instruction. After completing this course, you should be able to:Recall techniques for implementing flipping learning in a classroomRecognize ways to effectively plan lessons and how to provide individualized instructionIdentify ways to flip math, science, social studies, and language arts lessonsDescribe principles behind flipped-mastery, project-based learning, and student-created contentEnroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!Instructor Description: This course is instructor supported. The instructor for this course is Erin Fouse, Mrs. Fouse holds a Masters in the Science of Psychology, a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the State University of New York at Potsdam. Erin spent 15 years as a public school teacher. She began her career teaching Spanish in grades K-8 before moving to a self-contained 4th grade classroom. Mrs. Fouse subsequently spent 10 years teaching the Academically Gifted students in the areas of Reading and Language Arts. While teaching, she served as the Chairman of Climate and Safety committee, she is a North Carolina State Certified Mentor for beginning teachers, and was Grade-Level Chair for 7 years.Certification: Not Applicable.

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Tuition: $195.00

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Location : Online

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Language: EnglishDescription: All teachers want children to fulfill their creative potential, but teachers and other adults often unintentionally stifle creativity. Fueling Creativity in the Classroom, offered by our accredited school partners, is designed to help teachers know and understand the skills that children need to thrive in the future: knowing how to learn, passion and curiosity, people skills, and creativity. Teachers need to ensure that every single early childhood setting is a place where ideas can grow and our course will help new and seasoned teachers with their approach in fostering creativity for the students in their classrooms.After completing this course, you should be able to:• Recall ways to support creative thinking• Identify strategies to use to inspire creativity in children• List the various proven activities and games to use in the creative classroom• Identify ways to respect children’s imagination and creativityEnroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!Instructor Description: This course is instructor supported. The instructor for this course is Marissa Wilson, Marissa has seven years of preschool teaching experience in not for profit programs and large government organizations. She has worked with multiple age groups and trained staff on the use of technology tools, such as Teaching Strategies and SMART boards. Most recently, Marissa was a lead pre-kindergarten teacher with Head Start. She holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of North Dakota and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Online Learning & Teaching from The University of Wisconsin-Stout.Certification: Not Applicable.

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Tuition: $195.00

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Location : Online

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Discover why girls waste 30% of their study time, why boys get worse grades than girls, why boys do less homework than girls, and the 5 learning habits girls get in school that hurts them in the workplace. Your female students learn differently than your male students. Discover how girls learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping girls learn more, and the 5 tips to help girls succeed more. Then discover how boys learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping boys learn more, and the 5 tips to help boys succeed more. Get info about research not available anywhere else. Agenda Unit 1 The Brain and Gender Differences The brain and learning The female brain The male brain Summary of neurological and hormonal differences Unit 2 Helping Girls Learn More How girls learn Classroom techniques and activities that help girls learn Helping girls with spatial skills and STEM The 10 strategies for helping girls learn more Unit 3 Helping Boys Learn More How boys learn Classroom techniques and activities that help boys learn Helping boys with language skills The 10 strategies for helping boys learn more Unit 4 Helping Both Girls and Boys Succeed More Helping girls succeed in the workplace Helping boys succeed with college Grading learning and knowledge Gender neutral grading

Start date: 10/01/18

End date: 10/26/18

Tuition: $145.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: This course will take special education teachers through the tasks that are necessary for meeting needs of the students with disabilities successfully. The primary goal of this class, offered by our accredited school partners, is to provide pertinent and practical information for teaching in the special education field, whether it is a special education classroom or just needing assistance with inclusion for students with special needs in the classroom setting. Professionals will learn to identify resources to assist with establishing a productive and satisfying career as a special education teacher. After completing this course, you should be able to:Recall the key principals of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)Identify ten actions that will provide the foundation of your work as a special education teacherList key evidence-based practices in the different content areasRecognize strategies for managing the different roles and non-teaching responsibilitiesEnroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!Instructor Description: This course is instructor supported. The instructor for this course is Erin Fouse, Mrs. Fouse holds a Masters in the Science of Psychology, a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the State University of New York at Potsdam. Erin spent 15 years as a public school teacher. She began her career teaching Spanish in grades K-8 before moving to a self-contained 4th grade classroom. Mrs. Fouse subsequently spent 10 years teaching the Academically Gifted students in the areas of Reading and Language Arts. While teaching, she served as the Chairman of Climate and Safety committee, she is a North Carolina State Certified Mentor for beginning teachers, and was Grade-Level Chair for 7 years.Certification: Not Applicable.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

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Discover the fascinating world of online learning and teaching. Specifically for K-12 teachers, you will find out why and how your students learn online. Find out about all the wonderful eTools being used, from drag-and-drop games to virtual labs. Then find out how you can begin to use the web in your own teaching. See why web-enhanced courses are being introduced in K-12 schools. Then take home online strategies for helping your students to learn more and preparing them for the workplace. Agenda Unit 1 How the Internet is Changing How We Learn Why your students are learning online Why virtual schools and online courses are growing How online learning prepares students for the work world Why you as a teacher are more important than ever Unit 2 Introduction to Online Courses The technology of online courses How online courses work How knowledge is organized differently online Communication in the online classroom Unit 3 Advanced Features of Online Courses Audio and slide presentations Video, Animations, Simulations Virtual labs, what can be done better online Testing and assessment online Unit 4 How K-12 Teachers Can Use Online Classrooms How hybrid or blended courses are created What can be done better face-to-face in your classroom Incorporating the web into your teaching Simple effective online teaching techniques for K-12RequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 10/01/18

End date: 10/26/18

Tuition: $195.00

Online 24/7 (10/01/2018-10/26/2018)

Location : Online

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Language: EnglishDescription: New teachers in the world of early childhood education can easily become overwhelmed by lesson plans, behavior management, and children's individual needs. This course, offered by our accredited school partners, provides an overview of proper reflective teaching practices, tools to reflect on lesson plan activities, and suggestions for monitoring and encouraging student achievement. Having the right tools as a new teacher provides valuable insight into the world of early education and its many challenges and rewards! Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

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Language: EnglishDescription: Are you looking for new ways to foster communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills for your students? Are you interested in STEM concepts but aren’t sure how to incorporate them into your elementary classroom? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math which are all vital content areas for knowledge and development. This STEM in the Elementary Classroom course, offered by our accredited school partners, will introduce you to STEM-infusion concepts and discuss why these concepts are important for children’s overall growth and development. Sample lesson plans, lesson plan templates, and STEM challenge ideas help to jump start brainstorming activities for integrating STEM into your classroom. We’ll also discuss ideas that support ways to engage other teachers, parents, and administrators.After completing this course, you should be able to:• Recognize the need for STEM-infusion and why STEM is critical to children’s growth• Recall learning approaches for integrating STEM concepts• Identify how to integrate content areas that provide both rigor and relevance to instruction• Describe how student collaboration and proper leadership help to foster learningEnroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!Instructor Description: This course is instructor supported. The instructor for this course is Marissa Wilson, Marissa has seven years of preschool teaching experience in not for profit programs and large government organizations. She has worked with multiple age groups and trained staff on the use of technology tools, such as Teaching Strategies and SMART boards. Most recently, Marissa was a lead pre-kindergarten teacher with Head Start. She holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of North Dakota and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Online Learning & Teaching from The University of Wisconsin-Stout.Certification: Not Applicable.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

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Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

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Language: EnglishDescription: Are you looking for ways to enhance your practice of teaching? Do you need to find new and exciting ways to engage your students? This Student Engagement and Learning course, offered by our accredited school partners, explores the potential of formative assessment and techniques for improving student learning. We summarize key research on classroom formative assessment and show how these practices have a greater impact on educational achievement than most other reforms. Finally, practical techniques are discussed to help educators incorporate strategies into classroom practice. After completing this course, you should be able to:• Recall the impact of teacher quality and the importance of professional development when it comes to formative assessment• Recognize learning intentions and criteria and how to elicit evidence of learning• Identify techniques for cooperative learning and ways to move learning forward• Define applications for student self-assessment and self-testingEnroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!Instructor Description: This course is instructor supported. The instructor for this course is Marissa Wilson, Marissa has seven years of preschool teaching experience in not for profit programs and large government organizations. She has worked with multiple age groups and trained staff on the use of technology tools, such as Teaching Strategies and SMART boards. Most recently, Marissa was a lead pre-kindergarten teacher with Head Start. She holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of North Dakota and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Online Learning & Teaching from The University of Wisconsin-Stout.Certification: Not Applicable.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

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Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

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Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder)—a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. The effects of this disorder vary widely, but it is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate Asperger’s Syndrome. In this course, you take away strategies for working effectively with Asperger’s students. You will find out how to work effectively with parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens with this disorder. The course is geared for K-12 teachers, but it is also relevant for counselors, faculty in higher education, parents and anyone else interested in understanding this important issue. Agenda Unit 1. What is Asperger’s Syndrome -How is AS diagnosed -What kinds of behaviors are common among AS Students -What experiences are typical for AS students in school Unit 2. Effective communication and learning environment -What constitutes a comfortable environment -How to tell if your AS child is feeling lost -Bullying and inclusion Unit 3. Effective Interventions -Enforcing the IEP and 504 Plans -Teens and AS Unit 4. Working with Teachers -Stating your Parental Concerns -Understanding teachers’ experiences and perspective -Creating Parent/Teacher TeamworkRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 10/01/18

End date: 10/26/18

Tuition: $195.00

Online 24/7 (10/01/2018-10/26/2018)

Location : Online

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Language: EnglishDescription: In order to adequately meet the needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, professionals need to understand the characteristics of this disorder and how to properly implement assessment tools. This Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders course, offered by our accredited school partners, aims to provide school-based professionals with practical information for identifying, assessing, and intervening with school-age children on the autism spectrum. Throughout this course, you will examine challenges, evidence-based practices, and applications of evidence-based interventions within the school setting. After completing this course, you should be able to:• Recognize the concepts behind autism spectrum disorders and how the disorder has evolved over time • Recall how to perform behavioral screenings in order to document presence and severity of symptoms• Identify best practices in assessment, treatment, intervention, and special education • Describe the future direction for autism research and practice in schoolsEnroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!Instructor Description: This course is instructor supported. The instructor for this course is Marissa Wilson, Marissa has seven years of preschool teaching experience in not for profit programs and large government organizations. She has worked with multiple age groups and trained staff on the use of technology tools, such as Teaching Strategies and SMART boards. Most recently, Marissa was a lead pre-kindergarten teacher with Head Start. She holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of North Dakota and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Online Learning & Teaching from The University of Wisconsin-Stout.Certification: Not Applicable.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

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Location : Online

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