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Course Length:
2.5 hrs

Restorative Practices: Bridging Differences and Transforming Culture
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

For a long time, schools have relied heavily on punitive discipline that often leads to kids being sent out of the classroom or school for misbehavior. This approach leaves students feeling like they hate school and don't belong there. Restorative practices takes a new approach- one that helps to build community in the classroom while also holding students accountable for their behavior when they cause harm within the school community. In this course, you will be introduced to the core philosophies of restorative practices and community building. You will explore affective language related to restorative practices and the basics of how to start shifting your disciplinary approach to this new way of thinking. You will also learn how to incorporate circles into your everyday classroom culture. This paradigm shift can be transformative when implemented properly.

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Course Length:
2 hrs

Restorative Practices: Deep Dive into Circles (Elementary)
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Restorative circles are a tool that can be used in schools to build relationships, improve community, and increase learning. They can be used at the beginning of the school year or throughout the year, and can be as short as 10 minutes or as long as a class period. Circles are used for a variety of purposes: everything from quick daily check ins to repairing harm and conflict in the classroom community. In this course, you will learn about two primary types of circles used in restorative practices: proactive circles and solutions circles. You will also get an inside look into elementary classroom and school examples showing how this community building strategy can boost engagement and improve student behavior and social skills.

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Course Length:
2.25 hrs

Restorative Practices: Deep Dive into Circles (Secondary)
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Restorative circles are a tool that can be used in schools to build relationships, improve community, and increase learning. They can be used at the beginning of the school year or throughout the year, and can be as short as 10 minutes or as long as a class period. Circles are used for a variety of purposes: everything from quick daily check ins to repairing harm and conflict in the classroom community. In this course, you will learn about two primary types of circles used in restorative practices: proactive circles and solutions circles. You will also get an inside look into secondary classroom and school examples showing how this community building strategy can boost engagement and improve student behavior and social skills.

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Course Length:
2.25 hrs

SIOP: Teaching ESL Students Through Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

How prepared are you to teach students who speak and understand very little English? If you’re like most classroom teachers, you have little to no training in the most effective methods for working with English language learners. In this course, you will learn key strategies to provide sheltered instruction for ELL students. The SIOP® model consists of instructional strategies that cover eight aspects of lesson design and delivery: lesson preparation, building background, comprehensible input, strategies, interaction, practice and application, lesson delivery, and review and assessment. Strategies are easy to implement and will have a positive impact for all students in your class.

Course Length:
7 hrs

Teacher Evaluation Lab: 2nd Grade (Furman)
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Develop your observation and appraisal skills by viewing a teacher and principal in action as they work through the complete observation cycle. Practice using your district's rubric and compare your ratings with colleagues and master score (when available). This course is a great way to develop inter-rater reiliability and have calibration conversations among your administrators, mentors and coaches.

Course Length:
7 hrs

Teacher Evaluation Lab 2: 5th Grade (Tuttle)
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Develop your observation and appraisal skills by viewing a teacher and principal in action as they work through the complete observation cycle. Practice using your district's rubric and compare your ratings with colleagues and master score (when available). This course is a great way to develop inter-rater reiliability and have calibration conversations among your administrators, mentors and coaches.

Course Length:
7 hrs

Teacher Evaluation Lab 3: 7th Grade (Lewis)
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Develop your observation and appraisal skills by viewing a teacher and principal in action as they work through the complete observation cycle. Practice using your district's rubric and compare your ratings with colleagues and master score (when available). This course is a great way to develop inter-rater reiliability and have calibration conversations among your administrators, mentors and coaches.

Course Length:
7 hrs

Teacher Evaluation Lab 4: 7th Grade (Strunk)
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Develop your observation and appraisal skills by viewing a teacher and principal in action as they work through the complete observation cycle. Practice using your district's rubric and compare your ratings with colleagues and master score (when available). This course is a great way to develop inter-rater reiliability and have calibration conversations among your administrators, mentors and coaches.

Course Length:
7 hrs

Teacher Evaluation Lab 5: 10th Grade (Kook)
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Develop your observation and appraisal skills by viewing a teacher and principal in action as they work through the complete observation cycle. Practice using your district's rubric and compare your ratings with colleagues and master score (when available). This course is a great way to develop inter-rater reiliability and have calibration conversations among your administrators, mentors and coaches.

Course Length:
7 hrs

Teacher Evaluation Lab 6: 11th Grade (Mahler)
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Develop your observation and appraisal skills by viewing a teacher and principal in action as they work through the complete observation cycle. Practice using your district's rubric and compare your ratings with colleagues and master score (when available). This course is a great way to develop inter-rater reiliability and have calibration conversations among your administrators, mentors and coaches.

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs

TISC: Moving Forward After a Traumatic Event Maui Wildfires
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Following the devastating wildfires on Maui, renowned trauma expert, Heather Forbes, offered HIDOE educators a special virtual session. This companion course includes the video recording and additional activities for extension, reflection and application. Gain insights into understanding and managing the emotional and psychological effects of trauma. You will gain practical tools to navigate these challenging times and foster resilience within ourselves and our community.

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Course Length:
1.5 hrs

REQ: Suicide Prevention - A Culture of Caring with T. Schiro +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Let's talk! Mental health awareness is on the rise in education, and with good reason. The numbers and statistics surrounding suicide and suicide attempts are staggering, eye-opening, and sadly, rising. In this course, you will watch a powerful presentation from Theodora and Steve Schiro who lost their son to suicide in 2011, Both former educators, they now focus on suicide prevention in schools, striving to build and normalize conversations around suicide. Everyone should hear their story, understand the statistics, and learn evidence-based strategies for prevention, postvention and intervention. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
1.25 hrs

REQ: Suicide Prevention - A Culture of Caring with T. Schiro
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Let's talk! Mental health awareness is on the rise in education, and with good reason. The numbers and statistics surrounding suicide and suicide attempts are staggering, eye-opening, and sadly, rising. In this course, you will watch a powerful presentation from Theodora and Steve Schiro who lost their son to suicide in 2011, Both former educators, they now focus on suicide prevention in schools, striving to build and normalize conversations around suicide. Everyone should hear their story, understand the statistics, and learn evidence-based strategies for prevention, postvention and intervention. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
1 hr

REQ: Youth Suicide Awareness +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Be Aware – Be Able – Be Prepared. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth age 15-24. The relationships school staff have with students can make a huge difference in helping them feel connected and intervening when we see the warning signs. In this course, you will learn how to talk about suicide, recognize the signs and risk factors and respond in a helpful way. Resources from the Jason Foundation, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Mayo Clinic are used throughout the course. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.75 hrs

REQ: Youth Suicide Awareness +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Be Aware – Be Able – Be Prepared. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth age 15-24. The relationships school staff have with students can make a huge difference in helping them feel connected and intervening when we see the warning signs. In this course, you will learn how to talk about suicide, recognize the signs and risk factors and respond in a helpful way. Resources from the Jason Foundation, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Mayo Clinic are used throughout the course. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.5 hrs

REQ: Diversity Awareness +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

While the unified purpose of K-12 education is for each student to reach their full potential, teachers and administrators should create and maintain conditions where everyone is treated fairly and equally. This course explores types of diversity (ability, religious, political persuasion, ethnic, cultural), unconscious bias, microaggressions and how to create an identity safe environment. Addressing diversity in schools means encouraging understanding, acceptance, and mutual respect. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.25 hrs

REQ: Diversity Awareness
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

While the unified purpose of K-12 education is for each student to reach their full potential, teachers and administrators should create and maintain conditions where everyone is treated fairly and equally. This course explores types of diversity (ability, religious, political persuasion, ethnic, cultural), unconscious bias, microaggressions and how to create an identity safe environment. Addressing diversity in schools means encouraging understanding, acceptance, and mutual respect. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
1.1 hrs

REQ: Sexual Harassement: Students and Faculty +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Prevention is the best tool to eliminate sexual harassment in schools. In this course, you will learn about two types of harassment; quid quo pro and hostile environments. Preventing sexual harassment starts with a clear understanding of inappropriate behavior. TItle IX legislation prohibits harassing conduct that is of a sexual nature if it is unwelcome and denies or limits a student's ability to participate in or benefit from a school's program. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.9 hrs

REQ: Sexual Harassement: Students and Faculty
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Prevention is the best tool to eliminate sexual harassment in schools. In this course, you will learn about two types of harassment; quid quo pro and hostile environments. Preventing sexual harassment starts with a clear understanding of inappropriate behavior. TItle IX legislation prohibits harassing conduct that is of a sexual nature if it is unwelcome and denies or limits a student's ability to participate in or benefit from a school's program. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
1.1 hrs

REQ: Child Abuse Awareness +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Child abuse and neglect are serious topics for educators. This course is designed to help teacher address the problem of child maltreatment by learning how to recognize possible abuse/neglect, report it to the appropriate agency and provide support to children who may have been victimized. Learn about the types of child abuse, how to respond to a child's disclosure, how to report abuse and some do's and don'ts when talking to children and parents.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.9 hrs

REQ: Child Abuse Awareness
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Child abuse and neglect are serious topics for educators. This course is designed to help teacher address the problem of child maltreatment by learning how to recognize possible abuse/neglect, report it to the appropriate agency and provide support to children who may have been victimized. Learn about the types of child abuse, how to respond to a child's disclosure, how to report abuse and some do's and don'ts when talking to children and parents. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
1.1 hrs

REQ: Bullying Prevention +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Bullying is a serious problem affecting youth in communities all across America, and all adults have a role in helping to stop it. The information in this course will ensure each participant has a better understanding of bullying and is equipped with the tools and resources to take action. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.75 hrs

REQ: Bullying Prevention
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Bullying is a serious problem affecting youth in communities all across America, and all adults have a role in helping to stop it. The information in this course will ensure each participant has a better understanding of bullying and is equipped with the tools and resources to take action. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
2.5 hrs

REQ: Students with Disabilities - Overview +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Students come to our classrooms with a variety of diverse learning needs. This course will introduce you to three common issues that our students are faced with: autism, ADD/ADHD, and learning disabilities. You will learn about the definitions, diagnoses and some new insights from students living with these challenges. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
2.25 hrs

REQ: Students with Disabilities - Overview
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Students come to our classrooms with a variety of diverse learning needs. This course will introduce you to three common issues that our students are faced with: autism, ADD/ADHD, and learning disabilities. You will learn about the definitions, diagnoses and some new insights from students living with these challenges. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
1.1 hrs

REQ: Embracing Diversity in the Classroom with Fred Frye +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Embracing diversity in education provides a wonderful opportunity to create a better sense of community for our kids. Embracing diversity means accepting differences in others. To raise broad-minded and well-educated children we need to teach them to stand up to intolerance and discrimination and to reject stereotypes. Teachers play a vital role as they shape the children’s world. Educators lead by example, provide guidance and set rules to follow, thus their behavior and habits are modeled by the children. In this course, you will hear from veteran teacher, Fred Frye, from Raceland Junior High School, Thibodaux, LA. He discusses embracing diversity in the classroom and how to be a relevant teacher to all of your students, regardless of backgrounds. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.9 hrs

REQ: Embracing Diversity in the Classroom with Fred Frye
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Embracing diversity in education provides a wonderful opportunity to create a better sense of community for our kids. Embracing diversity means accepting differences in others. To raise broad-minded and well-educated children we need to teach them to stand up to intolerance and discrimination and to reject stereotypes. Teachers play a vital role as they shape the children’s world. Educators lead by example, provide guidance and set rules to follow, thus their behavior and habits are modeled by the children. In this course, you will hear from veteran teacher, Fred Frye, from Raceland Junior High School, Thibodaux, LA. He discusses embracing diversity in the classroom and how to be a relevant teacher to all of your students, regardless of backgrounds. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
1 hrs

REQ: Diversity and Multiple Perspective with J. Baughn +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Teaching from multiple perspectives not only teaches students to view information from the viewpoint of those who are different from themselves. It also can lead to valuable conversations that teach young minds how to express their opinions, debate respectfully, and expand their range of understanding. Using multicultural literature and curriculum materials that reflect different cultures will help you teach students to analyze and appreciate multiple perspectives. In this course, you will learn from Juan Baughn, a Lecturer at Lehigh University who teaches courses on multi-culural studies. He is also a former teacher, Principal, and Superintendent. Through his presentation, you will learn more about the importance and benefits of teaching from multiple perspectives as well as strategies to implement this is your own teaching practice. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.75 hrs

REQ: Diversity and Multiple Perspective with J. Baughn
Rating not available
COURSE OVERVIEW:

Teaching from multiple perspectives not only teaches students to view information from the viewpoint of those who are different from themselves. It also can lead to valuable conversations that teach young minds how to express their opinions, debate respectfully, and expand their range of understanding. Using multicultural literature and curriculum materials that reflect different cultures will help you teach students to analyze and appreciate multiple perspectives. In this course, you will learn from Juan Baughn, a Lecturer at Lehigh University who teaches courses on multi-culural studies. He is also a former teacher, Principal, and Superintendent. Through his presentation, you will learn more about the importance and benefits of teaching from multiple perspectives as well as strategies to implement this is your own teaching practice. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
2.25 hrs

REQ: Understanding and Teaching Students with Dyslexia +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

For many of us, reading is as automatic as breathing. But for the millions of students with dyslexia, reading is a difficult task that poses constant academic and emotional challenges. In addition to quality intervention, students with dyslexia benefit from classroom accommodations that take into account their unique processing challenges and allow them to demonstrate their content understanding and access the curriculum with more ease. Modifications are also often needed. In this course, you will explore the difference between accommodations and modifications and be introduced to new strategies that will benefit your students.

Compliance required

Course Length:
2 hrs

REQ: Understanding and Teaching Students with Dyslexia
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

For many of us, reading is as automatic as breathing. But for the millions of students with dyslexia, reading is a difficult task that poses constant academic and emotional challenges. In addition to quality intervention, students with dyslexia benefit from classroom accommodations that take into account their unique processing challenges and allow them to demonstrate their content understanding and access the curriculum with more ease. Modifications are also often needed. Throughout this course, you will gain in-depth knowledge of dyslexia and will have the chance to explore classroom strategies as well as accommodations and modifications for dyslexic students.

Compliance required

Course Length:
1.5 hrs

REQ: ADHD Overview +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

ADHD is often more complex than most people realize. Like an iceberg, many problems related to ADHD are not visible. ADHD may be mild, moderate or severe, is likely to coexist with other conditions, and may be a disability for some students. Is it over-diagnosed? Do children outgrow it? Does medication help? ADHD is likely the single-most common learning and behavioral problem for kids. It’s also a major problem for adults, resulting in relationship breakups, job failures, drug abuse and a great deal of underachievement . Throughout this course, you will learn the answers to some commonly asked questions about ADHD, you will examine the diagnostic criteria, gain new insight into what it’s like to have ADHD and explore effective teaching strategies that make a difference for students with ADHD.

Compliance required

Course Length:
1 hrs

REQ: ADHD Overview
Rating not available
COURSE OVERVIEW:

ADHD is often more complex than most people realize. Like an iceberg, many problems related to ADHD are not visible. ADHD may be mild, moderate or severe, is likely to coexist with other conditions, and may be a disability for some students. Is it over-diagnosed? Do children outgrow it? Does medication help? ADHD is likely the single-most common learning and behavioral problem for kids. It’s also a major problem for adults, resulting in relationship breakups, job failures, drug abuse and a great deal of underachievement . Throughout this course, you will learn the answers to some commonly asked questions about ADHD, you will examine the diagnostic criteria, gain new insight into what it’s like to have ADHD and explore effective teaching strategies that make a difference for students with ADHD. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
1 hrs

REQ: Active Shooter with J. Harris +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

We've all seen the horrific news images that play on a constant loop after an active shooter incident at a school. What if it was your school? Would you know what to do? In this presentation, Jack Harris, a SWAT Team Commander with a long list of credentials as a law enforcement officer, spells out what to do and what to expect if a terrible tragedy were to happen at your school. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.75 hrs

REQ: Active Shooter with J. Harris (+quiz)
Rating not available
COURSE OVERVIEW:

We've all seen the horrific news images that play on a constant loop after an active shooter incident at a school. What if it was your school? Would you know what to do? In this presentation, Jack Harris, a SWAT Team Commander with a long list of credentials as a law enforcement officer, spells out what to do and what to expect if a terrible tragedy were to happen at your school. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
1 hrs

REQ: Creating a School Safety Plan with J. Rennick +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Having a school safety plan in place is imperative to everyone in the school community if a crisis were to happen. Unfortunately, more and more incidence of school crisis events taking place. Would you know what to do if a crisis happened in your school? In this course, you will learn from Judy Rennick, the founder of the Texas School Safety Center. During her presentation, Ms. Rennick will share the in's and out's of developing a district and school safety team as well as the critical elements that should be included in every school safety plan. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.75 hrs

REQ: Creating a School Safety Plan with J. Rennick
Rating not available
COURSE OVERVIEW:

Having a school safety plan in place is imperative to everyone in the school community if a crisis were to happen. Unfortunately, more and more incidence of school crisis events taking place. Would you know what to do if a crisis happened in your school? In this course, you will learn from Judy Rennick, the founder of the Texas School Safety Center. During her presentation, Ms. Rennick will share the in's and out's of developing a district and school safety team as well as the critical elements that should be included in every school safety plan. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.9 hrs

REQ: Handling a School Hostage Crisis with B. Sage +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

In this course, Byron Sage discusses the critical importance of responding during a hostile hostage situation within a school. Sage began his FBI career in 1970. He has worked in fugitive, extortion, and organized crime investigations and served as primary hostage negotiator. From his presentation, you will learn effective communication, steps to safety, and de-escalation strategies that could mean the difference between life and death in a hostile situation. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.5 hrs

REQ: Handling a School Hostage Crisis with B. Sage
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

In this course, Byron Sage discusses the critical importance of responding during a hostile hostage situation within a school. Sage began his FBI career in 1970. He has worked in fugitive, extortion, and organized crime investigations and served as primary hostage negotiator. From his presentation, you will learn effective communication, steps to safety, and de-escalation strategies that could mean the difference between life and death in a hostile situation. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
1.1 hrs

REQ: Emergency Safety Intervention with H. Forbes +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Incidents of explosive and unsafe behaviors in the classroom have been on the rise for the past several years. Teachers who build relationships and take proactive steps greatly decrease the likelihood of a crisis. When things escalate, proactive teachers know to intervene. In this module, learn proactive steps and what to do in a moment of crisis. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.9 hrs

REQ: Emergency Safety Intervention with H. Forbes
Rating not available
COURSE OVERVIEW:

Incidents of explosive and unsafe behaviors in the classroom have been on the rise for the past several years. Teachers who build relationships and take proactive steps greatly decrease the likelihood of a crisis. When things escalate, proactive teachers know to intervene. In this module, learn proactive steps and what to do in a moment of crisis. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
1 hrs

REQ: Bus Drivers - Beyond the Wheel +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Bus drivers are the most highly trained, tested and scrutinized drivers on the road. They play an important role in the education and development of students, and can have a direct impact on how their day starts and finishes. Throughout this course, you will explore how school bus drivers can effectively impact students through their leadership, communication, relationship building, and positive discipline.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.75 hrs

REQ: Bus Drivers - Beyond the Wheel
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Bus drivers are the most highly trained, tested and scrutinized drivers on the road. They play an important role in the education and development of students, and can have a direct impact on how their day starts and finishes. Throughout this course, you will explore how school bus drivers can effectively impact students through their leadership, communication, relationship building, and positive discipline.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.5 hrs

REQ: FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act with M. Goulet +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a complex federal law addressing the privacy of students’ educational records. FERPA applies only to educational agencies or institutions that receive funds from programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education. As an educational staff member, it is important to know the components of FERPA and understand how they apply, impact, and protect you, your students, and parents. Attorney and FERPA Specialist, Mark Goulet, will walk through key components of FERPA, define various aspects of the law, explain the privacy of student records, discuss rights, roles, expectations, and penalties, and address frequently asked questions. You will notice a common theme throughout the course..."Student records are confidential! Always err on the side of caution!" To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.25 hrs

REQ: FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act with M. Goulet
Rating not available
COURSE OVERVIEW:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a complex federal law addressing the privacy of students’ educational records. FERPA applies only to educational agencies or institutions that receive funds from programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education. As an educational staff member, it is important to know the components of FERPA and understand how they apply, impact, and protect you, your students, and parents. Attorney and FERPA Specialist, Mark Goulet, will walk through key components of FERPA, define various aspects of the law, explain the privacy of student records, discuss rights, roles, expectations, and penalties, and address frequently asked questions. You will notice a common theme throughout the course..."Student records are confidential! Always err on the side of caution!" To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.75 hrs

REQ: Indoor Air Quality and School Building Hazards +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

According to the U.S. Department of Education, about 40 percent of schools report at least one unsatisfactory environmental condition, such as poor ventilation, heating or lighting problems or poor physical security. Poor indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is a serious issue that can result in adverse health effects for both students and staff. Common symptoms include headache; fatigue; shortness of breath; sinus congestion; coughing; sneezing; dizziness; nausea; irritation of the eye, nose, throat and skin; allergic reactions; and, finally, aggravation of asthma and other respiratory illnesses. This course will address the major factors that affect the indoor environment, the health consequences and how to identify, prevent and resolve issues.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.5 hrs

REQ: Indoor Air Quality and School Building Hazards
Rating not available
COURSE OVERVIEW:

According to the U.S. Department of Education, about 40 percent of schools report at least one unsatisfactory environmental condition, such as poor ventilation, heating or lighting problems or poor physical security. Poor indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is a serious issue that can result in adverse health effects for both students and staff. Common symptoms include headache; fatigue; shortness of breath; sinus congestion; coughing; sneezing; dizziness; nausea; irritation of the eye, nose, throat and skin; allergic reactions; and, finally, aggravation of asthma and other respiratory illnesses. This course will address the major factors that affect the indoor environment, the health consequences and how to identify, prevent and resolve issues.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.9 hrs

REQ: Gang Awareness with J. Renick +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

If someone were to ask you if there was any gang activity in your school, what would you say? Some people might live and teach in areas where gang activity and violence runs rampant. While others may be blissfully unaware that gang activity is happening right in their own school building. In this presentation, Judy Renick, a former supervisor at a gang rehabilitation center in Chicago and a Founding Director of the Texas School Safety Center, will provide you with an overview of how you can identify gang activity and gang affliation in your school. She will also provide you with tips and strategies to help students you might suspect are involved in gangs. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.5 hrs

REQ: Gang Awareness with J. Renick
Rating not available
COURSE OVERVIEW:

If someone were to ask you if there was any gang activity in your school, what would you say? Some people might live and teach in areas where gang activity and violence runs rampant. While others may be blissfully unaware that gang activity is happening right in their own school building. In this presentation, Judy Renick, a former supervisor at a gang rehabilitation center in Chicago and a Founding Director of the Texas School Safety Center, will provide you with an overview of how you can identify gang activity and gang affliation in your school. She will also provide you with tips and strategies to help students you might suspect are involved in gangs. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.5 hrs

REQ: Blood Borne Pathogens +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

As sure as the sun comes up every day, children end up with cuts, scraped knees, and bruises. Students of all ages hurt themselves in the classroom, on the playground, and on the playing field. As a professional in the educational system, it is vitally important that you become aware of the potential danger of bloodborne pathogens. It is the school district's responsibility to identify and train you on what to do if you are exposed to blood and potentially infectious bodily fluid. Hopefully you will never need the information and training provided to you in this course. However, it is important for you to understand the dangers of infection and the safety procedures to minimize risks if they do occur. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.25 hrs

REQ: Blood Borne Pathogens
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

As sure as the sun comes up every day, children end up with cuts, scraped knees, and bruises. Students of all ages hurt themselves in the classroom, on the playground, and on the playing field. As a professional in the educational system, it is vitally important that you become aware of the potential danger of bloodborne pathogens. It is the school district's responsibility to identify and train you on what to do if you are exposed to blood and potentially infectious bodily fluid. Hopefully you will never need the information and training provided to you in this course. However, it is important for you to understand the dangers of infection and the safety procedures to minimize risks if they do occur. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
TBD

REQ: Title IX +quiz
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Over five decades ago President Nixon signed an omnibus education bill that would change the paths of millions of women and girls in the United States. Today, the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights oversees compliance with Title IX and investigates multiple types of discrimination with regards to admissions, athletics, recruitment, discipline, gender harassment, scholarships, sexual harassment and sexual violence. In this course, you will learn more about how Title IX requires schools to protect all students, faculty, and staff from sex-based discrimination, a term that includes both sexual harassment and sexual violence. If the administration is made aware of an incident, schools must take immediate steps to address the issue. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
TBD

REQ: Title IX
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Over five decades ago President Nixon signed an omnibus education bill that would change the paths of millions of women and girls in the United States. Today, the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights oversees compliance with Title IX and investigates multiple types of discrimination with regards to admissions, athletics, recruitment, discipline, gender harassment, scholarships, sexual harassment and sexual violence. In this course, you will learn more about how Title IX requires schools to protect all students, faculty, and staff from sex-based discrimination, a term that includes both sexual harassment and sexual violence. If the administration is made aware of an incident, schools must take immediate steps to address the issue. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.5 hrs

REQ: Asthma Awareness +quiz
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Let’s all “breathe a little easier” and learn how to create an asthma-friendly school. Students with asthma need proper support at school to keep their asthma under control and be fully active and successful in the overall learning environment. Asthma management in schools requires a comprehensive approach, including improving Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and providing proper training for school staff. This course will outline what your school staff should know about asthma, discuss common triggers and symptoms, review prevention techniques, and explain what to do in an emergency. To complete this course, achieve 80% or better on the multiple choice assessment at the end.

Compliance required

Course Length:
.25 hrs

REQ: Asthma Awareness
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Let’s all “breathe a little easier” and learn how to create an asthma-friendly school. Students with asthma need proper support at school to keep their asthma under control and be fully active and successful in the overall learning environment. Asthma management in schools requires a comprehensive approach, including improving Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and providing proper training for school staff. This course will outline what your school staff should know about asthma, discuss common triggers and symptoms, review prevention techniques, and explain what to do in an emergency.

Compliance required

Course Length:
3 hrs

SC-INSTRUCTION 1: Standards and Objectives
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

We teach because we want to cause learning. That seems obvious, doesn’t it? But setting instructional outcomes requires a conscientious effort to go beyond creating activities to ensure lessons have clear learning goals. In this course, you will learn about the key elements of setting objectives and how to organize lessons and units around big ideas and essential understandings. You will also explore the power of creating clear, measurable, and high expectations for each student.In this course, explore how isolation, stress and anxiety may have impacted your students during the global pandemic. Consider what new supports your students need as you focus on building connections, creating a family culture and looking after everyone’s physical safety. Teachers can act as a powerful buffer against the adverse effects of trauma by helping to establish a safe and supportive environment for learning. From morning meetings to regular check-ins with students, strategies that center around relationship-building will be key. This course features a powerful keynote presentation by trauma expert, Heather T. Forbes.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
4 hrs

SC-INSTRUCTION 2: Igniting Student Motivation
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

As teachers, we are passionate about what we teach and want our students to be engaged in our lessons and be motivated to learn. But how do we plan for that? What do motivation and engagement look like? How can they be assessed? Throughout this course, you will learn about how to plan lessons that inspire, how to spark curiosity and passion in your students, and how to use the power of positive praise and feedback to motivate your students.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
3.5 hrs

SC-INSTRUCTION 3: Presenting Instructional Content
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Visual aids, illustrations, concise instruction, and modelling are just a few examples of instructional strategies used by effective teachers. Presenting content and instructing students using a variety of techniques is crucial to promoting student engagement and retention. Throughout this course, you will see classroom examples of exemplary teachers in action you will have the opportunity to learn how to present instructional content in ways that maximize student success.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
4 hrs

SC-INSTRUCTION 4: Lesson Structure and Pacing
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Lesson structure and pacing is key to maximizing learning time and keeping students engaged, on task, and learning. Throughout this course, you will be provided with tips and tricks for creating coherent, well-paced, structured lessons. You will learn about the importance of managing classroom procedures like transition times and material distribution and will discover the importance of planning lessons with a clear beginning, middle, and end.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
3 hrs

SC-INSTRUCTION 5: Activities and Materials
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Choosing and creating materials and activities that support lesson objectives, are complex and challenging, sustain a student's attention and provide time for interaction and reflection can be difficult for teachers. In order for lessons to be successful activities and materials need to provide students with choice, spark their curiosity, and be relevant to their lives. By using technology and multimedia, and using resources that go beyond the school curriculum teachers can engage their students and maximize their potential for learning.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
3.5 hrs

SC-INSTRUCTION 6: Questioning
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Questioning plays a central role in teaching and learning. Because it plays such a central role, we, as teachers need to understand it and become skilled at using it well. In most situations, questions need to be carefully thought out and planned, and students need to be encouraged to take an active role in the questioning process, not only by providing thoughtful answers but by asking their own questions.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
3 hrs

SC-INSTRUCTION 7: Academic Feedback
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The practice of giving students feedback enhances successful learning through all phases of instruction. Feedback achieves great results especially when students make errors or demonstrate a lack of understanding. Whether the feedback comes from the teachers or the students themselves, feedback is a key factor in providing students with the opportunity to think critically and deepen their learning.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
3.5 hrs

SC-INSTRUCTION 8: Grouping Students
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Student grouping involves much more than just seating students at tables together or randomly assigning work to be completed with a partner or group. Grouping students involves careful thought and preparation so that students know and understand their roles, are accountable for their contribution to the group, and each group member maximizes their potential for learning through reflection and goal setting. Throughout this course, you will learn valuable grouping strategies and will see examples of how careful grouping of students can result in successful learning.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
3.5 hrs

SC-INSTRUCTION 9: Teacher Content Knowledge
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

How important is subject matter knowledge for teachers? It makes sense that teachers are experts in their field in order to effectively instruct students. However, some teachers think that staying one step ahead of their students is enough. This is not true. In fact, knowledgeable teachers can make use of their subject knowledge to organize content more effectively for their students to understand. That doesn't mean that every teacher needs to have a Master's degree or PHD in their field, there are ways that every teacher can improve their content knowledge and pedagogical approach to teaching. Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of content knowledge and how to use instructional strategies to promote in-depth learning in your students.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
3 hrs

SC-INSTRUCTION 10: Teacher Knowledge of Students
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Knowing your students is a critical element to engaging them in the content that you teach. When you have relationships and know about your students lives outside of school, you can create lessons that connect with their interests. This course will establish a foundation for creating a classroom of mutual respect, care, and trust between students and teachers. Participants will explore the qualities that characterize effective, caring teachers and identify the ways in which their beliefs and expectations about teaching and learning can impact the success of their students. We will also explore the teacher’s role of interacting and building relationships with students. Participants will learn how fostering positive relationships with students will help promote enthusiasm and engagement.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
3 hrs

SC-INSTRUCTION 11: Thinking
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Learning theories remind us that the person who is doing the thinking is the person doing the learning. Are your students truly engaged in challenging activities that require them to think, evaluate, justify and synthesize? This course includes classroom examples, ideas for questioning, a review of Bloom's Taxonomy and a compare/contrast strategy that can be adapted for every grade level. In addition, you will reflect on your own questioning and discussion techniques through an insightful self-assessment activity.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
2 hrs

SC-INSTRUCTION 12: Problem Solving (Elementary)
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

When children tackle problems on their own, or in a group, they become resilient. They learn to look at challenges from a fresh perspective. Problem solving is important in child development because confident, capable children usually grow into confident, capable adults. Instead of giving up or getting frustrated when they encounter a challenge, kids with problem-solving skills manage their emotions, think creatively, and persist until they find a solution. Problem solving skills need to be taught, developed and practiced...these skills don't develop overnight. In this course, you will learn more about the importance of teaching problem solving skills and various strategies for incorporating problem solving skills into your classroom repertoire.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
1.5 hrs

SC-INSTRUCTION 12.2: Problem Solving (Secondary)
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

When children tackle problems on their own, or in a group, they become resilient. They learn to look at challenges from a fresh perspective. Problem solving is important in child development because confident, capable children usually grow into confident, capable adults. Instead of giving up or getting frustrated when they encounter a challenge, kids with problem-solving skills manage their emotions, think creatively, and persist until they find a solution. Problem solving skills need to be taught, developed and practiced...these skills don't develop overnight. In this course, you will learn more about the importance of teaching problem solving skills and various strategies for incorporating problem solving skills into your classroom repertoire.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
3.5 hrs

SC-PLANNING 1: Instructional Plans
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Teaching is much more than just the face-to-face interaction between a student and their teacher. Without adequate planning, even the best-intentioned and most engaging teachers can fail at achieving their learning goals. Throughout this course, you will see how instructional planning helps the teacher to construct goals, objectives, instructional and assessment methodology for the classroom. You will learn how systematic planning helps in developing, evaluating, and managing the instructional process.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
3 hrs

SC-PLANNING 2: Student Work
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Creating quality assignments requires exceptional planning. Careful examination of student work lets teachers know if their students are organizing, synthesizing, and interpreting information instead of just reproducing it. If students can show, through their work that they can draw conclusions, make generalizations and connect their learning to prior experiences, teachers know that they are on the right track and no adjustments need to be made. Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to listen to experts talk about the importance of designing quality student work and will learn how to examine student work as evidence of learning.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
2.5 hrs

SC-PLANNING 3: Assessment
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Assessment plays a crucial role in the process of learning and motivation. The types of assessment tasks that we ask students to do determine how they will approach the learning task and what study behaviors they will use. Given the importance of assessment for student learning, teachers must decide how to best measure the learning that they want their students to achieve. Well-designed assessment methods provide valuable information about student learning. They tell teachers what students learned, how well they learned it, and where they struggled. Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to learn more about how to plan for assessment and the different strategies you can choose for assessing your students.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
2.5 hrs

SC3-ENVIRONMENT 1: Expectations
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Student-driven learning begins with carefully planned instruction by teachers. We have to carefully craft lessons that allow students to take the reigns and drive the learning in a way that best suits them. When we do this, students will be motivated and want to take the lead. This course will focus on targets for the indicator Expectations from the South Carolina Teacher Standards rubric. You will learn strategies for boosting motivation that will help students become self-motivated thinkers and explorers of learning. You will be challenged to think about high expectations and maximizing your instructional time by ensuring smooth procedures and routines.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
2.5 hrs

SC3-ENVIRONMENT 2: Managing Student Behavior
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Student engagement is critical to so many aspects of students' school experience. Engagement has many positive benefits including stronger connection to school, increased academic abilities, and a more positive sense of social-emotional well-being. On the flip side, low levels of engagement are associated with a host of negative outcomes like delinquency, violence, and school drop out. It's vital for us to make that connection between engagement and behavior management in the classroom. In this course, you will learn various strategies for keeping students engaged in learning and minimizing behavioral issues in the process.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
3 hrs

SC3-ENVIRONMENT 3: Environment
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Arranging the physical environment of the classroom is one way to improve the learning environment and to prevent problem behaviors before they occur. Research on the physical classroom environment has shown that the choices you make regarding arrangement and organization can affect the behavior of both students and teachers. IN addition, a well-structured classroom tends to improve student academic and behavioral outcomes. Room preparation and arrangement of materials allows more class time for learning. This course will get you thinking about your classroom environment and how you have organized your physical space.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
2 hrs

SC3-ENVIRONMENT 4: Respectful Culture
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

When you develop a culture of respect in the classroom, students feel safe and confident to take academic risks and are more open to learning. But how can we encourage students to respect one another? And how do we, as the teacher, earn the respect of our students? Building relationships is at the heart of it all! In this course you will learn more about building relationships with and among students so that your classroom environment has that culture of respect that everyone deserves.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
2 hrs

SC4-PROFESSIONALISM 1: Growing and Developing Professionally
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Professional learning benefits the teacher and students in multiple areas including curriculum and instruction, differentiation, and self-reflection. Effective professional development enhances the teacher's skills and adds value to the school as a whole. It's one way teachers can improve their skills and, in turn, boost student outcomes. | Learning can take place in formal or informal settings and aims to improve all aspects of teaching, including content knowledge and pedagogy. Throughout this course, you will learn about the importance of growing and developing professionally and will learn ways to make your professional plan valuable and effective.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
1.5 hrs

SC4-PROFESSIONALISM 2: Reflecting on Teaching
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Thoughtfully assessing lessons, striving to improve, accepting responsibility, and using data to inform decisions are all ways in which a teacher can use self-reflection to improve their teaching on a daily basis. Whether it is done individually or with a colleague or learning team, exceptional reflection leads to improved teaching practices and a better understanding of individual student needs. Throughout this course, you will hear from experts about the importance of regular self-reflection and will learn strategies for improving your own reflective practices.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
1 hrs

SC4-PROFESSIONALISM 3: Community Involvement
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Clubs, sports teams, mentoring, special events....extra-curricular activities help children to develop their social skills and learn how to work in a team to achieve a shared goal. Without teachers to run these activities and get involved in their school community students suffer. A well-rounded teacher works hard to connect with students - inside the classroom and out of it. Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of becoming involved in the school community and will gain tips on how you can do more to become involved in your school.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
1.5 hrs

SC4-PROFESSIONALISM 4: School Responsibilities
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Teacher leadership is critical for helping a school build its capacity to increase student learning and student achievement. This can be done not only by what the teacher does inside the school building but how that teacher leader works with the larger community to drive engagement and support for school goals. Throughout this course, you will learn how teacher leaders can become facilitators within their schools and communities and how they can be an important element in spreading and strengthening school improvement. You will also learn more about how you can become involved in teacher-leadership roles in your school.

South Carolina Instruction

Course Length:
25 mins

Video Reflection - Questioning
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Watch classroom videos and complete a written reflection.

Video Reflection

Course Length:
20 mins

Video Reflection - Academic Feedback
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Watch classroom videos and complete a written reflection.

Video Reflection

Course Length:
20 mins

Video Reflection - Grouping
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Watch classroom videos and complete a written reflection.

Video Reflection

Course Length:
25 mins

Video Reflection - Thinking
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Watch classroom videos and complete a written reflection.

Video Reflection

Course Length:
20 mins

Video Reflection - Problem Solving
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Watch classroom videos and complete a written reflection.

Video Reflection

Course Length:
2.5 hrs
EI Video
80 min
Reading
20 min
Reflective Writing
20 min
Discussion Boards
3

COVID-19: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supporting Students and Teachers
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In this course, explore how isolation, stress and anxiety may have impacted your students during the global pandemic. Consider what new supports your students need as you focus on building connections, creating a family culture and looking after everyone’s physical safety. Teachers can act as a powerful buffer against the adverse effects of trauma by helping to establish a safe and supportive environment for learning. From morning meetings to regular check-ins with students, strategies that center around relationship-building will be key. This course features a powerful keynote presentation by trauma expert, Heather T. Forbes.

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs
EI Video
70 min
Reflective Writing
40 min
Discussion Boards
3

A+ Teaching Strategies that Work
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Student engagement, communication and social-emotional learning skills are of central importance for all teachers, K-12. You can learn a lot from watching exceptional teachers in action and apply their ideas to your own setting. In this course, you will have the opportunity to watch classroom examples of good teaching and gain new insight from top educational experts. It includes videos from several of Educational Impact's most popular courses and is offered to all educators free of charge as an invitation to virtual PD.

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Course Length:
5 hrs
EI Video
20 min
Reading
110 min
Reflective Writing
140 min
Discussion Boards
2

TECH - 6 C’s of Technology Integration
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

People have been using the term "21st Century Skills" for more than two decades. What does this actually mean and what impact does it have on instruction? Gain insight from experts, Michael Fullan and Alan November, and examine how to use technology to build character, global citizenship, communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity.

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs

Return to Learning - First Step to Learning Recovery: Baseline Assessments
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Pandemic learning loss is a very real challenge we are facing as we return to in-person instruction. And just like each of our students in an individual, the individual level of learning loss varies from student to student. As teachers, how are we supposed to support our students when their levels are all over the place? This is where baseline assessments come in. In this course, you will learn how to use various forms of assessments to uncover students' current levels so that you can better reach and teach them.

return to learning Return to Learning

Course Length:
2.75 hrs

Return to Learning - COVID-19's Impact on Students' Mental Health
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

It is no secret that the pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of many, and youth are no exception. From disrupted schooling to family stress and social isolation, our youth have suffered greatly over the past two years. Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the specific impacts of the pandemic on students' mental health and well-being and will learn ways to help those students who are struggling.

Return to Learning

Course Length:
3 hrs

Return to Learning - What Student Behavior is Telling You
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

In every classroom, students’ behavior is an important form of communication. Students may call out in class, push in line, or withdraw with their heads down on their desks. In each case, the behavior is a sign that they may not have the skills to tell you what they need. Sometimes, students may not even know what they need. What are your students trying to communicate? How can you respond to the student, not the behavior? In this course, you will be challenged to think about behavior as a state of regulation and learn to look into what is driving the negative behavior. Knowing the function of the behavior will allow you to be proactive in identifying ways to prevent behavior issues in the future.

Return to Learning

Course Length:
2 hrs

Return to Learning - Ready, Set, Learn: Recovering from Learning Loss
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Pandemic learning loss is real...and there's plenty of data out there that supports this. But, we can help our students to recover from the backslide that happened as a result of living through a pandemic. This course will begin by teaching you some critical steps that will ensure that your students are in a headspace that is ready to learn. Then, you will learn strategies for personalizing learning so that we can effectively meet all our students where they are now.

Return to Learning

Course Length:
2.25 hrs

Return to Learning - Resetting School Culture and Relationships Post-COVID
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused both unprecedented disruptions and massive changes to education. Students are not the same children they were when they left their classrooms in March of 2020 - they have experienced learning loss, grief, anxiety, and trauma. The pandemic has created a unique opportunity for positive changes in schools. Now, more than ever there is a need to refocus efforts to develop relationships and improve school culture. In this course, you will gain insights into the importance of prioritizing relationships and improving your own interactions with struggling students.

Return to Learning

Course Length:
2.5 hrs

TISC: Nurtured Heart Approach with Howard Glasser
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

You are likely familiar with positive behavior approaches and the idea of "catching a child being good." In the book "Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach" by Howard Glasser, the author details the importance of going beyond just saying "good job" and explaining to children in detail what they are doing that makes that behavior appropriate. Think about the last conversation you had with a child when they were doing something you didn’t want them to do. Did you just tell them "bad job"? No, most likely you, like so many of us, gave the child a great deal of your time, energy, passion, and closeness. The Nurtured Heart approach teaches us to put the same level of energy into telling a child when they are doing something right as we do when they are doing something wrong. By identifying and acknowledging greatness, children will know and understand the behaviors they need to repeat and will make a decision to be "great". Through our reassurance and celebration of greatness, we build positive connections with the child. In this course, you will learn the key concepts and methodologies for implementing the Nurtured Heart Approach.

Trauma informed school conference TISC

Course Length:
4 hrs

TU: Four Kinds of Thinking Skills
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Learning theories remind us that the person who is doing the thinking is the person doing the learning. Are your students truly engaged in challenging activities that require them to think, evaluate, justify and synthesize? This course includes classroom examples, ideas for questioning, a review of Bloom's Taxonomy and a compare/contrast strategy that can be adapted for every grade level. In addition, you will reflect on your own questioning and discussion techniques through an insightful self-assessment activity.

Tennessee

Course Length:
6 hrs
EI Video
240 min
EI Assessments
2
Reflective Writing
45 min
Discussion Boards
2

K-12: Creating a Student-Centered Learning Environment
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

In this course, you will learn what it means to have a student centered learning environment. Key elements are establishing a culture for learning, getting to know your students, providing choices, reating active learning activities and structuring student-centered projects.

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Course Length:
4 hrs

The Prepared Substitute Teacher Elementary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Are you a substitute teacher wondering how you are going to survive and thrive in each new classroom assignment? Be prepared, be professional, and never let them see you sweat! In this course, you will be provided with practical ideas for your substitute teacher bag of tricks. Review teacher professionalism and explore quick and effective strategies for establishing rapport and managing classroom behavior. You will love the printable filler activities available for each grade level.

K-12 Substitute

Course Length:
3.5 hrs

The Prepared Substitute Teacher Intermediate
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Are you a substitute teacher wondering how you are going to survive and thrive in each new classroom assignment? Be prepared, be professional, and never let them see you sweat! In this course, you will be provided with practical ideas for your substitute teacher bag of tricks. Review teacher professionalism and explore quick and effective strategies for establishing rapport and managing classroom behavior. You will love the printable filler activities available for each grade level.

K-12 Substitute

Course Length:
4 hrs

The Prepared Substitute Teacher Secondary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Are you a substitute teacher wondering how you are going to survive and thrive in each new classroom assignment? Be prepared, be professional, and never let them see you sweat! In this course, you will be provided with practical ideas for your substitute teacher bag of tricks. Review teacher professionalism and explore quick and effective strategies for establishing rapport and managing classroom behavior. You will love the printable filler activities available for each grade level.

K-12 Substitute

Course Length:
5.5 hrs

The Prepared Substitute Teacher All Levels
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Are you a substitute teacher wondering how you are going to survive and thrive in each new classroom assignment? Be prepared, be professional, and never let them see you sweat! In this course, you will be provided with practical ideas for your substitute teacher bag of tricks. Review teacher professionalism and explore quick and effective strategies for establishing rapport and managing classroom behavior. You will love the printable filler activities available for each grade level.

K-12 Substitute

Course Length:
3 hrs
EI Video
40 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
50 min
Discussion Boards
1

1A: Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
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Many teacher evaluation frameworks assess it but what does “knowledge of content and pedagogy” really mean? Successful teachers have knowledge of their subject matter and an understanding of how best to teach it. This is a critically important aspect of teaching. Teachers can’t teach things they don’t know! Today, pedagogy is undergoing a significant shift as we look for more effective ways to teach 21st century learners. Throughout this course, you will examine your own knowledge of content and pedagogy and be challenged to think differently about the art and science of teaching.

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new

Course Length:
1 hr.

RDG: Best Learning Environment and Procedures for Reading
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Your students spend the whole day in classrooms. Cold, hard chairs carefully aligned in straight rows do little to encourage student interaction and engagement with each other or text. Walls that are barren, except for exit signage, and classrooms that include few books and materials for students to read aren't inspiring nor do they support student learning. The way a classroom is set up, the materials that are accessible and the way interaction with materials is modeled will influence how students engage with literacy in it. A literacy-rich environment is not only important for early literacy but supports content-specific learning as well. Literacy is everyone's business.

new

Course Length:
1 hr.

RDG: Explicit Instruction in Text and Text Structures
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Text structure instruction has been found to be effective at improving reading comprehension. Text structure is the way an author organizes information in order to achieve a purpose. By explicitly teaching students the characteristics of specific text structures and providing them with targeted practice opportunities, students’ comprehension of texts encountered across the curriculum may improve. In this course, you will learn about various text types and structures and how to provide explicit instruction that will improve your students' ability to comprehend that many types of text they will encounter.

new

Course Length:
2.5 hr.

Rethinking Detention
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Many schools have outdated rules and policies that can lead to increased numbers of detentions. A great starting point for decreasing the number of detentions and suspensions is to form a staff committee or engage the entire staff in a discussion about school rules, policies, and what type of infractions really necessitate a detention or suspension. Consider which infractions could be handled differently.

new

Course Length:
2.5 hr.

Morning Meetings and Proactive Circles
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

It's a big world out there and in life, we need to know how to get along with others, perspective-take, and problem solve. School can sometimes seem like a "big world" too, which is why we need to teach students early in their school years how to be comfortable recognizing, expressing, and managing emotions/responses and allow consistent opportunities to practice these skills. Simply put, social curriculum is just as important as academic curriculum and should become a regular part of every school day. Creating the right environment in which this concept can be most effectively utilized is just as important as teaching the skills themselves. The Responsive Classroom is designed to create safe, joyful, and engaging classrooms and school communities for both students and teachers, and consists of a set of practices and strategies that can relieve mental stress and contribute to stronger academic and social-emotional competencies.

Restorative practices

new

Course Length:
5.5 hr.

Foundational Reading Skills for Secondary Students
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As a secondary teacher, you are probably very familiar with the challenges of engaging adolescent students. Don't be fooled by the blank stares or eye rolls...these may actually just be a cover for students who are struggling. Too many students slip out of elementary school lacking in critical foundational reading skills. Reading happens all day long in every content area. If students are struggling with basic reading and writing skills, reading to learn is a challenge. This course will provide you with strategies and tips for students who are learning to read and reading to learn.

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Course Length:
6 hr.

New Teacher Academy - Six Fundamentals for New Teachers
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This course provides an introduction to six fundamental classroom components; Planning, Environment, Connection, and Literacy. As you work through each component, you will observe classroom examples and be challenged to apply new ideas to your setting.

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Course Length:
5 hr.

What's New in 2022: A Guide to the 2022 Danielson Framework
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Through detailed commentary from teacher evaluation expert, Charlotte Danielson and subject matter experts familiar with the 2022 Danielson Framework, you will gain a thorough understanding of 4 domains, 22 components and their elements. Practical classroom insights are provided to bring these components to life. In addition, you will compare and contrast the 2011 and 2022 Frameworks. Use the insights presented to guide teacher growth in each domain. A helpful overview of the 2022 Framework for Teaching can be referenced on the Danielson Group's website.

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Course Length:
1 hr.

RDG: The Impact of Research and Theories on Reading Instruction
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There are many theories and theorists that seeks to provide an explanation of why and how people learn. An understanding of learning theories helps teachers connect to all different kinds of students. Teachers can focus on different learning styles to reach different students, creating teaching that focuses directly on student needs and aptitudes. In this course, we will review several of the most well-known and long-standing theories and theorists.

Course Length:
1 hr.

Mini - Creating a Culture for Learning
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Welcome to this Mini-Course focused on Domain 1: Creating a Culture for Learning. This professional learning opportunity is designed to provide you with a short, but informative review of instructional topics. Each completed Mini will appear on your PLL transcript.

Course Length:
1 hr.

Mini - Assessment
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Welcome to this Mini-Course focused on Assessment. This professional learning opportunity is designed to provide you with a short, but informative review of instructional topics. Each completed Mini will appear on your PLL transcript. These courses are targeted to support your Professional Growth and Development plan.

Course Length:
1 hr.

Mini - Lesson Planning
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Welcome to thIs Mini-Course focused on Lesson Planning. This professional learning opportunity is designed to provide you with a short, but informative review of instructional topics. Each completed Mini will appear on your PLL transcript. These courses are targeted to support your Professional Growth and Development plan.

Course Length:
1 hr.

Mini - Instruction and Assessing Student Achievement
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Welcome to this Mini-Course focused on Domain 3: Instruction and Assessing Student Achievement. This professional learning opportunity is designed to provide you with a short, but informative review of instructional topics. Each completed Mini will appear on your PLL transcript. These courses are targeted to support your Professional Growth and Development plan.

Course Length:
1 hr.

Mini - Professional Commitment
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Welcome to this Mini-Course focused on Domain 4: Professional Commitment. This professional learning opportunity is designed to provide you with a short, but informative review of instructional topics. Each completed Mini will appear on your PLL transcript. These courses are targeted to support your Professional Growth and Development plan.

Course Length:
1 hr.

Mini - Don't You Dare Throw that Chair Elementary scenarios
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Safety of our students is a number one priority in the classroom. Students come to us with so much baggage, there is always a chance that their mental state is going to have an impact on their ability to learn or stay focused. In this course, you will learn to identify dysregulation and determine the best ways to deal with issues in the classroom. You will view life-like classroom scenarios that show both the unproductive and productive versions of situations you might face in the classroom. These scenarios will give you a window into the classroom of other teachers to see how you can best apply trauma-informed practices with your students.

Course Length:
2.75 hrs
EI Video
45 min
Reading
80 min
Reflective Writing
45 min
Discussion Boards
2

Innovating with Technology: Blended Learning - Secondary
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Teachers are facing an enormous challenge as we move forward with various blended learning models, combining face-to-face instruction with both synchronous and asynchronous learning. In this course, explore different models for blended learning and watch a classroom example that demonstrates how to stay focused on the same good teaching principles like student engagement, assessment and coherent lesson design.

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Course Length:
6 hrs
EI Video
180 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
45 min
Discussion Boards
2

ESE: Managing the Defiant Child
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Teachers who cannot manage student behavior in their classroom are limited in their overall effectiveness in almost every other area of teaching. In this course, you will learn from Dr. Anthony Scannella, a straight talking educator and psychotherapist. What strategies work well with students who are defiant? Add some new communication strategies to your repertoire and find out if your own personality style clashes with the challenging students in your classroom.

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Course Length:
3.5 hrs

CA-CSTP1: Engaging and Supporting All Students in Learning
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Some of us are very attuned, on a daily basis, to what our students are learning, to what they are understanding, and to what they can do with their knowledge. Others of us are less so. What makes the difference? Our effectiveness, in large part, is enhanced or limited by the depth and breadth of our understanding of our students. In this course, you will learn how to create effective lesson plans that support student learning. You will learn how to use a variety of resources, materials, and activities to engage students and meet diverse learning needs. You will also learn about the importance of setting high expectations and the importance of assessment in guiding instruction.

Course Length:
4 hrs

CA-CSTP2: Creating and Maintaining Effective Environments for Student Learning
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The professional teacher creates a culture for learning that builds positive relationships with and among students, acknowledges and supports the value of diversity and differences among students, fosters a safe environment, and sets high expectations for student learning. This teacher organizes and maintains the physical environment for maximum learning, implements effective classroom procedure, and skillfully manages student behavior. When you develop a culture of respect in the classroom, students feel safe and confident to take academic risks and are more open to learning. But how can we encourage students to respect one another? And how do we, as the teacher, earn the respect of our students? Building relationships is at the heart of it all! In this course you will learn more about building relationships with and among students so that your classroom environment has that culture of respect that everyone deserves.

Course Length:
4 hrs

CA-CSTP3: Understanding and Organizing Subject Matter for Student Learning
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A professional teacher demonstrates a deep understanding of subject content and uses highly effective instructional practices, which sustain instructional momentum and include meaningful, concise, and coherent instructions to students. Instruction includes quality questioning and discussion techniques that encourage higher-order thinking (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation). Instructional technology is utilized effectively as a component of instruction. The professional teacher modifies and adjusts instruction (differentiates) to meet the ongoing needs of individual students; includes remediation, re-teaching, and enrichment lessons; and guides students in goal setting and student self-assessment and self-monitoring. Lesson structure and pacing are key to maximizing learning time and keeping students engaged, on task, and learning. Assessment also plays a crucial role in the process of learning and motivation. The types of assessment tasks that we ask students to do determine how they will approach the learning task and what study behaviors they will use. In this course, you will be provided with tips and tricks for creating coherent, well-paced, structured lessons. You will also learn more about the role of assessment in guiding instruction and assessing student achievement.

Course Length:
6 hrs

CA-CSTP4: Planning Instruction and Designing Learning Experiences for all Students
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Knowing your students is a critical element to engaging them in the content that you teach. When you have relationships and know about your students' lives outside of school, you can create lessons that connect with their interests. This course will establish a foundation for creating a classroom of mutual respect, care, and trust between students and teachers. Participants will explore the qualities that characterize effective, caring teachers and identify the ways in which their beliefs and expectations about teaching and learning can impact the success of their students. We will also explore the teacher’s role of interacting and building relationships with students. Participants will learn how fostering positive relationships with students will help promote enthusiasm and engagement.

Course Length:
3 hrs

CA-CSTP5: Assessing Student Learning
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Assessment plays a crucial role in the process of learning and motivation. The types of assessment tasks that we ask students to do determine how they will approach the learning task and what study behaviors they will use. Given the importance of assessment for student learning, teachers must decide how to best measure the learning that they want their students to achieve. Well-designed assessment methods provide valuable information about student learning. They tell teachers what students learned, how well they learned it, and where they struggled. Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to learn more about how to plan for assessment and the different strategies you can choose for assessing your students.

Course Length:
3 hrs

CA-CSTP6: Developing as a Professional Educator
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Great teachers help create great students. In fact, research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement, so it is critical to pay close attention to how we train and support both new and experienced educators. The professional teacher engages in continuous professional development aligned to specific goals, as determined by school and district needs, data analysis, and self-reflection. The teacher’s professional commitment is characterized by collaboration with colleagues to achieve school and district objectives and to foster mutual professional development. The teacher’s professional commitment includes developing positive community relationships and communicating effectively with students’ families as well as a commitment to school-related professional responsibilities. This course will guide your through the components of this domain and help you to grow professionally in your practice.

Course Length:
13.5 hrs
EI Video
540 min
EI Assessments
8
Reflective Writing
40 min
Discussion Boards
2

EVAL: Teacher Evaluation Using the Danielson Framework
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Designed and hosted by teacher evaluation expert, Charlotte Danielson, this course includes strategies that apply to any teacher evaluation framework. Every administrator will benefit by observing the completion evaluation cycle including pre-conferences, classroom lessons, artifacts and reflection conferences. Build foundation skills in teacher observation and practice gathering and interpreting evidence from real classroom examples. This must watch teacher-principal conference will have everyone laughing and reflecting on their own conferencing practices.

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Course Length:
1.5 hrs

T2T: 1 - Transition 2 Teaching: From Military to the Classroom
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Over the last two decades, thousands of U.S. military veterans have entered teaching as a second career, as the skills veterans acquire during their service are incredibly useful within the classroom. Whether it's honing communication skills or developing the courage to face things head-on, the values learned in the military can come in very handy in the classroom. This course will focus on the first steps in "Bringing the "Best, Brightest, and Bravest to the Classroom!" Throughout your assignments, you will have the opportunity to learn strategies and helpful tips from fellow marine veteran, Charles Morrison, on how you can transition your military skills and experience from the front lines to the classroom. Remember, these aren't new recruits to be whipped into shape, stand at attention, or do 200 push-ups on command. Instead, think of yourself as a "Navigator," who can dream up goals and lessons that will provide your students with the opportunity to be their own leader, learn and succeed.

Course Length:
5.5 hrs

T2T: 2 - Lesson Planning, Pacing and Backwards Design
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Lesson structure and pacing is key to maximizing learning time and keeping students engaged, on task, and learning. Throughout this course, you will be provided with tips and tricks for creating coherent, well-paced, structured lessons. You will learn about the importance of managing classroom procedures like transition times and material distribution and will discover the importance of planning lessons with a clear beginning, middle, and end.

Course Length:
4.25 hrs

T2T: 3.1 - Building Positive Relationships Elementary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

This course will establish a foundation for creating a classroom of mutual respect, care, and trust between students and teachers. Participants will explore the qualities that characterize effective, caring teachers and identify the ways in which their beliefs and expectations about teaching and learning can impact the success of their students. We will also explore the teacher’s role of interacting and building relationships with students. Participants will learn how fostering positive relationships with students will help promote enthusiasm and engagement.

Course Length:
4 hrs

T2T: 3.2 - Building Positive Relationships Intermediate
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

This course will establish a foundation for creating a classroom of mutual respect, care, and trust between students and teachers. Participants will explore the qualities that characterize effective, caring teachers and identify the ways in which their beliefs and expectations about teaching and learning can impact the success of their students. We will also explore the teacher’s role of interacting and building relationships with students. Participants will learn how fostering positive relationships with students will help promote enthusiasm and engagement.

Course Length:
4 hrs

T2T: 3.3 - Building Positive Relationships Secondary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

This course will establish a foundation for creating a classroom of mutual respect, care, and trust between students and teachers. Participants will explore the qualities that characterize effective, caring teachers and identify the ways in which their beliefs and expectations about teaching and learning can impact the success of their students. We will also explore the teacher’s role of interacting and building relationships with students. Participants will learn how fostering positive relationships with students will help promote enthusiasm and engagement.

Course Length:
3 hrs

T2T: 3.4 - What Student Behavior is Telling You
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

In every classroom, students’ behavior is an important form of communication. Students may call out in class, push in line, or withdraw with their heads down on their desks. In each case, the behavior is a sign that they may not have the skills to tell you what they need. Sometimes, students may not even know what they need. What are your students trying to communicate? How can you respond to the student, not the behavior? In this course, you will be challenged to think about behavior as a state of regulation and learn to look into what is driving the negative behavior. Knowing the function of the behavior will allow you to be proactive in identifying ways to prevent behavior issues in the future.

Course Length:
2.5 hrs

T2T: 4 - Positive Behavior Supports
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

When students know how to behave in the classroom, not only will they feel safe, but they will be better able to achieve academic success. Throughout this course you will be introduced to the Positive Behavior Support system for managing student behavior in the classroom. You will learn how to create effective rules, and will learn how a three-tiered system of support can be effective in creating an atmosphere of positive discipline in your school.

Course Length:
2.5 hrs

T2T: 5.1 - Don't You Dare Throw That Chair! Elementary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

In this course, you will view life-like classroom scenarios that show both the unproductive and productive versions of situations you might face in the classroom. These scenarios will give you a window into the classroom of other teachers to see how you can best apply trauma-informed practices to identify dysregulation, de-escalate potential conflict and respond proactively to your students' needs.

Course Length:
3 hrs

T2T: 5.2 - Don't You Dare Throw That Chair! Secondary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

In this course, you will view life-like classroom scenarios that show both the unproductive and productive versions of situations you might face in the classroom. These scenarios will give you a window into the classroom of other teachers to see how you can best apply trauma-informed practices to identify dysregulation, de-escalate potential conflict and respond proactively to your students' needs.

Course Length:
4 hrs

T2T: 6.1 - Exceptional Teaching in Action Elementary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

This course will focus on characteristics of exceptional teachers and strategies to help you become an even more amazing teacher than you already are. Participants will explore the qualities that outstanding teachers embody as well as practical ideas to use in the classroom that will help evolve your own teaching practice. You will get a sneak peek into real classrooms where exceptional teaching is happening and evaluate a lesson to see how the teacher in the example is measuring up.

Course Length:
4 hrs

T2T: 6.2 - Exceptional Teaching in Action Intermediate
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

This course will focus on characteristics of exceptional teachers and strategies to help you become an even more amazing teacher than you already are. Participants will explore the qualities that outstanding teachers embody as well as practical ideas to use in the classroom that will help evolve your own teaching practice. You will get a sneak peek into real classrooms where exceptional teaching is happening and evaluate a lesson to see how the teacher in the example is measuring up.

Course Length:
4 hrs

T2T: 6.3 - Exceptional Teaching in Action Secondary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

This course will focus on characteristics of exceptional teachers and strategies to help you become an even more amazing teacher than you already are. Participants will explore the qualities that outstanding teachers embody as well as practical ideas to use in the classroom that will help evolve your own teaching practice. You will get a sneak peek into real classrooms where exceptional teaching is happening and evaluate a lesson to see how the teacher in the example is measuring up.

Course Length:
6 hrs

T2T: 7.1 - Student Engagement Strategies Elementary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Student engagement is not the same as student participation! Busy students are not necessarily engaged cognitively. This course is designed to provide you with an overview of research based instructional practices like high level questioning, critical thinking activities and project-based learning. You will learn why and how to become a facilitator of learning as you move away from being a "sage on the stage" and embrace your role as a "guide on the side".

Course Length:
6 hrs

T2T: 7.2 - Student Engagement Strategies Intermediate
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Student engagement is not the same as student participation! Busy students are not necessarily engaged cognitively. This course is designed to provide you with an overview of research based instructional practices like high level questioning, critical thinking activities and project-based learning. You will learn why and how to become a facilitator of learning as you move away from being a "sage on the stage" and embrace your role as a "guide on the side".

Course Length:
6 hrs

T2T: 7.3 - Student Engagement Strategies Secondary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Student engagement is not the same as student participation! Busy students are not necessarily engaged cognitively. This course is designed to provide you with an overview of research based instructional practices like high level questioning, critical thinking activities and project-based learning. You will learn why and how to become a facilitator of learning as you move away from being a "sage on the stage" and embrace your role as a "guide on the side".

Course Length:
3.5 hrs

T2T: 8 - Scaffolding and Differentiation to Meet All Learners' Needs
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

To effectively meet diverse learning needs, teachers use scaffoldiing and differentiation. Differentiated instruction does not mean that all children are doing different things! Learn how to deliver a differentiated lesson by starting with a pre-assessment and "I can" statements. To support learners, scaffolding helps everyone. The gradual release of responsibility model of instruction shows how to incorporate modeling, guided practice and independent practice activities also known as "I do, We do, You do."

T2T: 9 - Professionalism
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Great teachers inspire great students. In fact, research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement. In this course, gain insight into the professional commitment needed by teachers including collaboration with colleagues, ongoing reflection, positive community relationships, communicating effectively with students’ families and school-related professional responsibilities.

Course Length:
2.5 hrs
EI Video
45 min
Reading
40 min
Reflective Writing
100 min
Discussion Boards
3

LEAD: Monitoring Classroom Environment
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School leadership is an increasingly difficult job. Parents are becoming more vocal, students are presenting with a greater number of special needs, teacher effectiveness needs to be monitored, government mandates are demanding reports and disclosures...all of these pressures require a leader who can make critical decisions and solve problems. This course will challenge you to think about your school vision and decision making process. Learn how to create a change process that results in whole school reform.

Course Length:
2.5 hrs
EI Video
73 min
Reading
15 min
Reflective Writing
65 min
Discussion Boards
5

TRAUMA 1: ACES and Trauma Awareness
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In this introductory course, the focus will be on building your awareness around trauma. You will learn from Heather Forbes as she explains adverse childhood experiences and the impact on brain development, relationships and learning. Being trauma-aware helps you change the way you interact and respond to your most challenging students.

Course Length:
2 hrs
EI Video
0 min
Reading
90 min
Reflective Writing
20 min
Discussion Boards
2

RDG: The Daily Five
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

In classrooms that implement the Daily 5, students select from five authentic reading and writing choices and work independently while the teacher facilitates whole-group, small-group or one-on-one lessons. Explore each choice and examine the benefits to implementing

Course Length:
1.1 hrs
EI Video
34 min
Other Video
5 min
Reflective Writing
25 min
Discussion Boards
1

TRAUMA-C180-The Classroom180 Framework
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The Classroom180 Framework answers the essential question, "What is a trauma-informed classroom" Through extensive research, field study and personal experiences, Heather Forbes shares a comprehensive set of components and criteria to help schools create, sustain and assess trauma-informed classrooms. In this introductory course, you will explore the rationale, research and 5 domains.

Course Length:
2 hrs
EI Video
0 min
Other Video
14 min
Reflective Writing
50 min
Discussion Boards
3

ECE: Play, Move and Feel – ECE Developmental Milestones
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

As an Early Childhood Educator, you are shaping the foundation of your students’ development every day. Wow- what a responsibility! In this course, you will explore the physical and emotional milestones and consider how they impact a child's ability to learn and form successful connections throughout their lives.

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Course Length:
1 hrs
EI Video
40 min
Other Video
10 min
Reflective Writing
15 min
Discussion Boards
2

STEM for All Series Elementary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Creating engaging STEM lessons may seem complicated or too time consuming. But once you start looking for ways to enhance your lessons with STEM, you will realize how easy it is to create interdisciplinary activities that really engage your students. This course will provide you with practical strategies and resources to get you started. You will also see a real elementary classroom example of a STEM lesson that captivated students while integrating multiple content areas.

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Course Length:
2.6 hrs
EI Video
57 min
Reading
35 min
Reflective Writing
65 min
Discussion Boards
3

LEAD: 5 Star Rating: Why Great Schools Need Great Customer Service
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Customer service and schools....what does one have to do with the other? First impressions in schools are a lot like first impressions in business. This is why every encounter with someone in the school becomes an opportunity to provide excellent customer service. Treating customers (meaning parents, students, or other visitors to a school), with kindness, responsiveness and a sense of value is critical to their happiness within the school. You will learn about communicating with tact and professionalism and how to handle situations with difficult or angry "customers". You will learn effective ways to handle complaints and manage expectations. Through these units, we will weave together the connection between education and customer service and how making schools more welcoming can benefit everyone who walks through the doors.

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Course Length:
1.1 hrs
EI Video
15 min
Reading
15 min
Reflective Writing
3 min
Discussion Boards
2

Element 6: Identifying Critical Information
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In our fast-paced world, people are constantly bombarded with information. How do we know what to believe and what to disregard? For this reason, we need to teach our students how to decipher what information is critical and what isn’t. This course will build your capacity to teach students this important skill and provide you with activities and resources to support this element.

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Course Length:
5 hrs
EI Video
193 min
Reflective Writing
100 min
Discussion Boards
3

LEAD: Decision Making, Problem Solving and Change
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

School leadership is an increasingly difficult job. Parents are becoming more vocal, students are presenting with a greater number of special needs, teacher effectiveness needs to be monitored, government mandates are demanding reports and disclosures...all of these pressures require a leader who can make critical decisions and solve problems. This course will challenge you to think about your school vision and decision making process. Learn how to create a change process that results in whole school reform.

School Leadership

Course Length:
5.5 hrs
EI Video
85 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
75 min
Discussion Boards
2

MGMT: Maximizing Instructional Time
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Have you ever done the math to calculate how many hours in the day your students spend actively engaged in learning? Student achievement is impacted directly by having more hours of good quality teaching. Seems obvious, doesn’t it?! In this course, you will consider the importance of streamlining your classroom routines and managing student behavior through practical tips and examples.

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Course Length:
3.5 hrs

K12: Universal Design for Learning
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

It's teachers who design students' learning experiences, build student relationships and ultimately have the power to change the trajectory of our students' lives. It takes intentional planning to ensure our classrooms are places where every student has the opportunity to succeed. In this course, you will learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and concrete strategies for designing and delivering instruction that offers options so all students find success. You will learn about the three pillars that build the foundation of UDL and how to apply this lesson planning framework in your classroom. You will gain insight into providing multiple means of engagement, representation, action and expression. You will also learn how UDL can play an important role in reducing special education referrals by allowing you to meet the various needs of learners in the general education classroom.

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Course Length:
3 hrs

K12: Writing in the Science of Reading
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Writing and reading...they're part of the same team! When you look closely at strategic writing and reading skills, and concepts such as phonics, fluency, vocabulary, decoding, punctuation, and background knowledge, you will notice many similarities that overlap in both teaching and learning. This course will focus on how writing fits into the world of reading and how explicit instruction and focusing on target skills can better support this theory and enhance the overall learning experience. Writing like reading is not an innate skill we are born with and requires explicit instruction. Additionally, it is important to remember that the teaching of writing across all content areas can enhance not only students' fluency and comprehension when reading, but can also strengthen oral language skills. Simply put, because of their relationship, it is extremely important that our curriculum and instruction supports both reading and writing instruction equally, across all grade levels, and in all content areas. Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the concept, identify key components and strategies, define the teachers' role, and observe real life teachers reinforcing related skills in the classroom.

Course Length:
6 hrs
EI Video
60 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
115 min
Discussion Boards
3

1B: Understanding your Students
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Your students are unique in their interests, needs, skills and learning styles. In order to differentiate instruction and truly create a student-centered learning environment, it is imperative that teachers really know their students. In this course, you will explore learning styles, multiple intelligences, interest inventories and class profiles. Most importantly, you will be challenged to think about your own classroom as you complete activities that will help you gather knowledge about your own students. You will use the criteria in the Danielson Framework for Teaching to analyze your level of performance in component 1B, Knowledge of Students.

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Course Length:
2.25 hrs

RDG-FL Teaching Phonics: Back to Basics
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Phonics is a critical component to reading as students learn to map sounds onto letters and spellings. This course will explore the importance of explicit phonics instruction as a foundation to reading. You will also learn classroom strategies for teaching phonics in a systematic, explicit way that will have a positive impact on students’ growth in reading.

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Visual Tools and Graphic Organizers 2

Course Length:
4.9 hrs
EI Video
185 min
Reading
20 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
5 min
Discussion Boards
7

K12: Visual Tools and Graphic Organizers 2.0
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Be a virtual participant in a workshop hosted by David Hyerle. Explore tools such as webbing, graphic organizers and concept mapping and learn how these tools can be pulled together in a whole school environment. Through taking this course, you will learn how to use visual tools to facilitate literacy and develop an understanding of how these supports can help students make sense of and retain information from the content you teach.

Trauma-Informed Online Academy basic

Course Length:
3.1 hrs
EI Video
101 min
Reading
5 min
Reflective Writing
77 min
Discussion Boards
6

TRAUMA 2: Dysregulation
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Build knowledge and skills necessary for trauma-informed care through a new understanding of the different states of regulation. You will learn how a person's state of regulation affects their ability to communicate effectively and function properly. You will also learn valuable classroom techniques that you can apply to help shift both your students' and your own state of regulation.

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Course Length:
1.45 hr
Other Video
29 min
Reading
10 min
Reflective Writing
45 min
Discussion Boards
1

Youth Suicide Awareness and Intervention
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

While adolescence is a time of tremendous growth and potential, navigating new milestones can be overwhelming. Working together, we can help our students find the help they need should they be struggling with life’s issues or thoughts of suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth age 15-24. The relationships school staff have with students can make a huge difference in helping them feel connected and intervening when we see the warning signs. In this course, you will learn how to talk about suicide, recognize the signs and risk factors and respond in a helpful way. Resources from the Jason Foundation, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Mayo Clinic are used throughout the course. Be Aware – Be Able – Be Prepared.

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Course Length:
14.2 hrs
EI Video
130 min
Other Video
85 min
Reading
200 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
420 min
Discussion Boards
20

TT: Professional Educator Competencies ‐ Elementary
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Establish a positive classroom environment from day one and reduce behavior issues with proactive strategies and streamlined procedures. This course will focus on first year teachers and the components of a positive classroom environment. Learn how to create a classroom environment that fosters respect and rapport between and among students. This course will focus on the importance of planning in your lessons to maintain student engagement and provide differentiated instruction. Explore common issues faced by first year teachers and gain new strategies through a valuable new teacher toolkit.

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs
EI Video
49 min
Other Video
5 min
Reading
15 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
82 min
Discussion Boards
3

TRAUMA-C180-D1: Relationships and Family Culture
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

The process for creating a trauma-informed classroom begins with the four components of Domain 1: Relationships and Family Culture. It takes expanding our perspective to see the school classroom more like a family —a place where every student is accepted and supported unconditionally. When students are connected, they are able to function at their highest levels. Learn how to build connection in this foundational course.

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Course Length:
7 hrs
EI Video
140 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
20 min
Discussion Boards
5

REQ: Teaching the Gifted and Talented
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Studies conducted during the last few decades have demonstrated both the need for and the benefits of gifted education programs. Of special interest are the benefits that occur for ALL children when gifted education strategies are implemented effectively. In this course, you will explore the nature of giftedness and strategies to connect with high ability students.

Exceptional Student Education ESE Required Compliance Training classroom teacher new teacher special ed special-ed student engagement Special Education RTI

Course Length:
10.5 hrs
EI Video
350 min
EI Assessments
4
Reflective Writing
185 min
Discussion Boards
3

EVAL: An Introduction to the Danielson Framework for Teaching
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

This popular course is used by many districts to ensure all staff clearly understand each domain and component and can observe the complete evaluation cycle in progress through real classroom video. Having a common definition of “good teaching” is imperative if we are to truly understand how to make teaching better. Teacher evaluation expert, Charlotte Danielson, has designed a series of learning activities for teachers and administrators.. Demystify the evaluation process by watching teachers and principals in action.

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Course Length:
10.5 hrs

FLS 1: Professional and Ethical Norms
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Teachers want to work for you, parents and community members respect you, and students love you because you truly are invested in them. You are committed to your school and your profession. You are an effective school principal. Throughout this course, you will gain insight into ethics, integrity, resiliency and commitment by exploring two case studies of urban school leaders. They illustrate personal and professional behaviors consistent with quality practices in education and community leadership.

Administration, administrator

Course Length:
4.25 hrs

FLS 2: Vision and Mission
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Can you remember your high school’s vision statement? You might have vague memories of handmade posters that mentioned educating “life-long learners” or “global citizens,” but it’s probably difficult to recall anything more specific. This is common not just for students, but also for professionals who work at every level of the school. The ripple effect goes all the way to school administrators. It's difficult to unify everyone around a vision and mission if no one knows what it is. For many educators, vision statements have become little more than empty words. In this course, you will gain insight into creating and communicating your school's mission and vision. You will also be introduced to a variety of different leaders in different settings, each with their own unique goals and objectives for developing an engaging environment, involving their staff and bringing the school and community together for success. Get inspired as you listen to school leaders focused on their vision and mission at all times.

Administration, administrator

Course Length:
13 hrs

FLS 3: School Operations and Management
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COURSE OVERVIEW:

Education quality and change can only happen when teachers are supported by effective management and leadership. In this course, principals will examine strategies for allocating resources, creating collaboration, and managing staff. When it comes to school safety and violence prevention, there are no excuses. Gain insight into the issues of “teenage time bombs”, early warning signs and effective interventions. Building security experts, law enforcement officials and national hostage experts will help you separate fear from fact. Learn about school security, bomb threats, hostage situations, crisis planning and law enforcement. Learn how to create or update your school’s emergency response plans to ensure you are prepared for all possible scenarios. This course will help all school staff be better prepared should a school crisis ever occur.

Administration, administrator