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Finally Getting it Right! Jennifer Krumins. Anthony Wells. Preparing for Life. JEd Baker. The Behavior Code Companion. Jessica Minahan. Classroom Management for Academic Success. Lee Canter. Patricia Kelly Ralabate. Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom. Joyce Cooper-Kahn. Carol Lozier. How to Beat Adult Dyslexia. Brain-friendly Learning. Ron Fitzgerald. Starting Points. Jill Hudson MS.
The Classroom Facilitator. Suzanne G. The New Inclusion. Kathy Perez. Productive Group Work. Nancy Frey. Online And Offline Parental Control. Sheila N. Co-Teaching That Works. Anne M. Judith B. Munday M. Differentiated Assessment Strategies. Carolyn M. The Co-Teaching Book of Lists. Katherine D. Deeper Learning. Eric P. Adam Simpson.
MacMillan, D. Teaching Exceptional Children, 40 4 , Art for Children Experiencing Psychological Trauma. That you lack important resources for yourself or your students? The good news is that while access to information and to you have increased exponentially, so have tools to help manage those streams of digital input and communication. Environmental Adaptations 7. Big Fat Notebook Series.
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Can't Play Won't Play. Elizabeth Atter. Discipline in the Secondary Classroom. Randall S. Therapeutic Communication. Herschel Knapp. Kathy Hoopmann. Instruction and Assessment for Struggling Writers. Gary A. Kimberly Carraway. The Dyslexia-Friendly Primary School. Barbara Pavey. Starting in kindergarten it continues to rise and progresses through elementary, middle, and the high school years. You can help. Learn to identify the key forms of anxiety: excessive anxiety; occasional anxiety; chronic anxiety disorder.
Apply tools and strategies from this course to help K students learn to manage their anxiety and succeed in school. Gain strategies for talking with parents about your concerns. This course is designed to open up communication lines by sharing techniques and strategies to build safety within effective learning environments for students of all genders and sexual orientations. K students will develop advocacy skills that will be reflected in their confidence and in their ability to thrive at school.
This course for all teachers, K, promotes a common vision for expectations and accountability both at home and in school. This course will help you, the teacher, and the parent create confident, self-motivated, and responsible children and students. Climate change, school shootings and political gridlock are indicators of world change.
It is good teaching to involve ourselves and our grade classrooms in being aware, caring and making a difference. You will explore a variety of critical issues and a variety of web sites including Facing the Future, Awakening the Dreamer and more. Your students will learn that it brings heart and meaning to their lives when they advocate for positive change in their community and in the world. Why do some children succeed while others fail? Have you experienced burnout with certain students and are not sure where to turn?
When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with ideas and strategies to build and maintain a growth mindset culture. All teachers are looking for tools that will ignite a love of learning while communicating that every student can succeed.
Do you want to find out how to capture and identify that mindset? Are you ready to create successful and resilient learners? Are you interested in learning the new research on IQ and brain plasticity in order to motivate and engage all students? Then join me for this exciting and transformative course.
I recommend this course to any teacher, student, administrator, parent or professional developer who is looking to up their game. The great wisdom traditions well as our own life stories point to the virtue of adversity. The obstacles and difficulties in our lives test us and can bring forth our greatest potential, leading to self-knowledge, character, courage and great achievement.
The material reflects on the trials and successes of each life, and explores K application of these themes.
Scientists now know so much more about how our students learn than thirty years ago and it is time to upgrade your learning. Did you know that our brains are not really designed for thinking? Did you know that most of what we learn is forgotten immediately? Unplug, de-stress and share together, as we rejuvenate and renewed our energy.
With these you will have the ability to orchestrate a vibrant learning environment that will delight both at-risk and high ability K students. These will help you become aware of red flags. This transformative course for K educators shows and explains, in concrete terms, winning techniques of master teachers. If you are a teacher who wants to improve your craft, then this course will give you the tools to do that. From field notes and observations of master teachers, Doug Lemov has compiled specific practices in his action packed book, Teach Like a Champion, which comes with a DVD as well.
Students see right through us when we are not being ourselves. Standing in our authentic self is the personal foundation of good K teaching, no matter what grade level, subject or personality type. In this course, you will draw upon the work of noted educator and writer, Parker Palmer, and researcher-author, Brene Brown, to help explore what may be getting in the way of being fully yourself. You will learn the steps you can take to reclaim your personal power. Learn to use visual learning techniques to help students at all levels achieve academic success.
Visual learners benefit from seeing material in representations other than printed words on paper, and these techniques can make a huge difference in student understanding. Visual representations such as graphic organizers, concept maps and outlines can can make a huge difference in understanding for IEP students, EL students and other K non-linear learners. There is a great variety of local, regional and national events, informal gatherings and self-paced learning activities which relate directly to a vision for an environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually fulfilling human presence on Earth.
Teachers with interests in any of the four World We Want focus areas: ecoliteracy, community service, inner well-being, or social justice may pursue their professional development needs by engaging in creative, self-directed learning experiences. Document your project activities in our easy-to-use online environment with personal mentorship from the instructor; take up to six months to complete your self-designed study. World We Want teachers have completed self-designed projects including school gardens, fundraisers for community service, overseas volunteer work and cultural immersion, documenting environmental justice issues, public art, bringing mindfulness and yoga into the classroom, bioregional sense of pace, stream habitat restoration, expressive arts therapy for special needs students, Waldorf school trainings, leadership development, personal healing, and more.
Educators of English language learners ELLs are important advocates for their students. Whether you are a regular classroom teacher with ELL students in your class, or an ELL specialist, you have an important role in understanding the needs of English language learners and in helping to create a school environment that supports their academic and social success. This course is appropriate for personnel at all grades, K including teachers, paraeducators, counselors, and other support people.
The authors provide the ultimate handbook of methods and specifics for motivating and for assisting ELL students to become bi-lingual thinkers and learners. Brain research reveals how Happiness Skills positively affect our state of mind. A conscious choice of attitudes, beliefs, intentions, personal philosophy, precepts and daily practices are under your control and teachable. All the learning in the world is worthless without happiness.
All general education teachers should have this book in their personal libraries!” —Laurie Emery, Pri. Practical Adaptations for Every Classroom [Beverly Holden Johns] on mehokojyja.tk *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Award-winning educator Beverley.
For K youth to be successful and motivated they need the skills and knowledge necessary to create happy lives. Learn how to shift perspective about difficult situations, and more, through readings and discussions. We live in a new era of technology and terminology, one that has created difficulties and boundaries between the common knowledge, language and perception of our students. This world has opened the doors to dangerous drugs; an inevitable problem our student population will face. Dive head first into the vast amount of online and community resources to combat this dynamic problem.
For many students, education goes beyond the classroom and traditional school day and extends into the world of sports. Sports teach important life skills such as leadership and teamwork. In this course, we will Emerging neuroscience and nutrition research show that a healthy diet improves mental and emotional well-being.
Learn how to make better food choices, how so many unhappy meals are reaching us, what foods are really good and review research to not only change your body but your brain. For K teachers, coaches, and parents. Our text "The Happiness Diet" clearly links food and mood. Without passion and a sense of purpose our youth are finding themselves adrift. Both in life and in school they are falling short of their potential and susceptible to drugs, alcohol and underperformance.
A proven system, "Natural High," engages grade students with what is important. You will review video stories of successful adults. The storytelling is followed by curriculum that guides discussion, provides worksheets and activities that take students deeper into the subject.
Diet is more important than we think. Look in your refrigerator, freezer, your cupboards and your root cellar, what exactly is there? Is it the best medicine ever, or is it the Standard American Diet that causes painful, degenerative diseases and a lack luster existence? Starting today K teachers can learn how to improve their well-being by eating more plant-based meals.
Required video, "Forks Over Knives, the movie," is free online. Are you planning to attend at least one Sports Camp this year? If so this course is for you. Sports camps are available for your particular sport and athlete program. You can attend and earn 3 continuing education quarter credits or 30 clock hours or PDUs. Attending more than one camp during the year?
Then contact the instructor directly. Sports Clinics are available that focus on a variety of aspects related to your particular sport and athlete program. Attending more than one clinic during the year? Contact the instructor directly. This course was designed to assist K educators to understand, develop and create their own standards based curriculum. In this course for K educators you finally will uncover the secret everyone wants to know, the real cause of weight gain.
Focus on integrating nutrition education, one of the most important tasks for teachers, into your curriculum. By selecting a wide variety of low glycemic index foods, students, everyone, can avoid and prevent excessive weight gain. Feel stressed? Feel as if there is not enough time in the day to get everything done? Feel as if you always put yourself last?
In this course, teachers K, you will learn how to balance your life so that you can feel more positive about yourself and teaching, feel better both physically and mentally, and determine your non-negotiables, what to let go of, and how to have a mindset of self-efficacy. In an era of social polarization and political gridlock grade students need the skills to respectfully tackle critical, contemporary issues.
Finding common ground forms the foundation of citizenship. Educators taking this course will be encouraged to engage their students on a multitude of issues by examining a subject from varying views. The text grapples with conflicting views of unresolved social issues such as gun control, marriage equality, Black Lives Matter, and immigration. In this diversified driving tour you will explore dozens of bridges in Western Oregon. Discover how to use bridge study as a stepping off point for regional history and other subject areas.
Learn about footbridges, arch, suspension, wooden, concrete and steel, vertical lift, bascule and fixed span bridges. In this driving tour experience, youll make your way to at least 30 cultural and historic sites in the Seattle Metro Area. Youll discover museums, historic sites, beautiful gardens, and a blend of the areas visual and performing arts. Youll develop dozens of ideas of Seattles culture to your students, both in the classroom and on field trips.
Appropriate for teachers of all subjects, grades K Course manual free of charge after registration. How did the world become so unequal with some societies developing more quickly? Help your students understand these big questions by using the Pulitzer-prize winning book, Guns, Germs and Steel. Learn how geography and natural resources enabled some countries to advance technologically.
In this diversified driving tour, you will travel Portland and surrounding suburban areas to discover a variety of forested parks, gorgeous gardens, wetlands sites and geologic sites, where you will learn about trees, plants, birds, ecosystems and natural formations. Most importantly, you will learn how to bring this information to your students across the curriculum, both in the classroom, and on field trips. Have fun building art into your teaching by exploring Portland's extensive collection of public art.
Course materials, tours of the city and the 'Percent for Art Program' will help you use historic murals, bronze and stone sculptures, paintings, carvings, ceramic tile work and more to enhance your elementary and secondary art and social studies programs. You will develop integrated art lessons that involve students in cooperative learning projects.
Enhance your students' historical literacy of Portland's colorful past. In this fun and informative course you will find dozens of ideas for K field trips, lesson plans and ways to integrate Portland's history with other subjects. Creating comics is a powerful teaching tool that sparks interest with struggling readers, writers, and creative visual artists.
Discover the power that an innovative comic creation and publication curriculum provides.
You will learn hands-on creative ready-to-use comic lessons, assessment tools, rubrics, vocabulary, character development, story ideas, online resources and ideas for developing a one of a kind published, collaboratively created comic book. How often do we get to simply read for pleasure and inspiration in ways that enrich our lives and our work? You will also reflect on the importance of engaging your students in productive reading. Students who struggle the most in their classes are the ones with poor reading skills.
You dont have to become a reading teacher to give your students a few reading strategies to build confidence. We know giving students a choice of reading materials and writing topics increases lifelong literacy. But how can one teacher manage that? Nancie Atwell's third edition of her popular text will explore details and procedures for organizing, launching, and maintaining successful writing and reading workshops.
With hundreds of mini-lessons, mentor texts, and techniques for teaching multiple genres and conferring with students, this material becomes the logical way to teach K English. This course helps young writers generate ideas for their writing. It will ignite their imagination and encourage their creativity. Writing prompts are an excellent tool for inspiration.
Your K students will have fun developing ideas. They may use brainstorming or written, visual or video prompts to come up with fun and exiting ways to express themselves. Designed for students with diverse learning styles. Gather some collegues, group learning is encouraged! Every teacher sees students who love to show what they know by speaking, but struggle to produce the same result in writing. The best way to engage these less confident grade writers is to give them something powerful to think about. You will develop a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding in English, social studies, math, and science.
Plus strategies that support young writers to unlock their writing skills. Though the entire book is worth studying, this course focuses on one of the two habits most essential for an effective teaching repertoire: Principles of Emphatic Communication: Habit 5. The course text present hands-on insights to help you become an inspirational leader in your school.
You will find practical information from the authors own experiences including research-based techniques covering topics from informal school communication networks, building lasting relationships, improving faculty meetings, keeping up with state mandates, dealing with surprises, and more. Climate change poses the single largest, global threat to life on Earth, and yet the United States and our schools lag far behind the international community in educating and acting responsibly to mitigate the causes and effects of a warming planet.
Many of your common science units can be modified with a climate change perspective ie ocean life, plants and animals. NGSS is a new way of looking at science instruction. With the Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science Practices, and Cross Cutting Concepts, focus is no longer on rote memorization, but on helping students understand the phenomena that are at the core of science teaching and learning. Course materials and references are located on-line. This happens because skills are so frequently taught in isolation from their application.
By participating in hands-on math activities, our students learn the connection between what is taught in the classroom and the real world. This course offers something for all teachers K; whether they are specialized math teachers at the high school level or elementary teachers who do it all, Hands-On Math will help students answer their own question………….. Create a mathematics classroom atmosphere where students no longer fear math, no longer have anxiety about math, and no longer think they are simply just not good at math.
Jo Boaler is a Stanford University professor with research-based and field-tested strategies whose book Mathematical MIndsets will help you create a math classroom where students experience mathematics though a positive growth mindset method. Videos and additional website readings will complement the Mathematical Mindsets book.
Teachers will learn to create mathematical tasks, assessments, and feedback that encourage student growth, understanding, and joy as their students master mathematical ideas and concepts. In this exciting preschool math course, you will learn how to teach activity centered, basic math concepts that meet national standards for early childhood students.
Your students will find that math is fun through engaging activities in the areas of numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability. You will walk away with classroom tools and resources that will keep your students absorbed. You will also learn to use rich resources, creative activities and templates to enhance student learning and confidence. Your students will discover the many occupations STEM learning translates into.
Discover dozens of ways to involve your students in fun environmentally sustainable, earth-friendly projects. Learn how to create native plant gardens, water and energy conservation programs, recycling and composting stations and functional, earth-friendly eco-roofs. In addition, low energy transportation options will be discussed, including bicycling and public transportation. Learn about community-based art projects to beautify schools and your neighborhoods. Many students lack basic numeracy — the ability to think through math problems logically, solve problems, and apply math outside the classroom.
This independent study course outlines nine critical thinking habits that foster numeracy and details practical ways to incorporate these habits into your instruction. No more will students arrive at wildly wrong answers and have no idea how or why! When mathematics is taught with real-world lessons, students develop long-term conceptual understanding. The challenge for K-8 teachers is where and how to integrate these lessons. The three pedagogical practices of Problem-based learning, Project-based learning and Inquiry around five foundational skills for mathematics are key concepts.
You will learn to create tasks rooted in a real-life connection to these concepts. Research suggests that a strong foundation in these areas is key for math success. Research shows that children benefit by encountering math concepts in their reading. Pre-K to 3rd grade teachers will be guided in how to use childrens books to teach math concepts. Easily modified to fit any K-3 language or math program. You will use books that are already in your classrooms as well as other easy to locate books from your local or school library.
Our students come to school every day to work on the outcomes, goals, and assignments provided by fantastic teachers. Capturing that learning and asking students to reflect in a way that is easily shared and maintained, can be achieved by using digital portfolios. Digital portfolios provide unique and compelling opportunities for students to document and share their learning with teachers and students.
Appropriate for teachers of grades K Google is currently offering schools a hosted solution for their email, calendar, documents, websites, and chat through Google Apps for Education, an integrated communication and collaboration cloud-based network. Email storage and search tools that help find information fast. Use of Google Classroom to create a more organized, coherent classroom feed geared toward student success. You will maximize communication with guardians. Discussions, Rubrics, and Grading will also be explored.
You will experiment with add-on functions to tailor the learning experience to individual needs. For K educators proficient in Google Classroom who want to go to the next level. Collaboration is possible. No required text for this class, all materials are free online. Do you want to take your PreK iPad curriculum to the next level? In this course you will learn the basic app foundation for your digital education toolkit.
Discover evaluative app rubrics and formative assessments for your individualized curriculum areas. Additional equipment and download costs may apply. Art, history, science, math, and literature can come alive through digital storytelling. Short video modules help you create animated stories and presentations.
Lessons incorporating art, science, technology, math, and design are available for grades This course will help you blend these content areas to enhance learning across the curriculum. Your students will begin to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, problem solve, collaborate, and explore the creative process. Make a difference to your Hispanic students when you master a few Spanish phrases. This course will introduce Spanish with a goal of learning to say basic vocabulary and sentences for communicating with Spanish-speaking students and parents.
Create peace in your classroom this year. Request A Catalog. This month's courses are:. More Information Register Now. Email Address Submit. Please try logging in with instead Try Again. Password Forgot Password? Log In Forgot Password? Sign Up Cancel. Professional Development Courses for Educators. Find the Course That's Right for You. Refine Search. By Format Email Online. Since , the American Library Association has awarded the Caldecott Medal annually for to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
This fun-filled guided independent study course will cover the history of the medal and Randolph Caldecott, explore the creative artists who have received this medal, delve into selected winners and honors books, and create various art media lessons for the classroom. Follow Eric Jensen's guidebook, Arts With the Brain in Mind, to enhance students' creative, expressive and reflective abilities. The arts are a wonderfully humanistic way to teach all subjects better, for arts educators and other teachers alike, and Jensen has proven to be one of the most readable and enthusiastic authors for educators.
Research has shown that art education provides challenges for students on all levels. This course is designed for teachers of all grades, K, with little to no art experience. Learn how to use drama techniques to make everyday classroom lessons come to life. Drama Games give teachers a new educational tool for any subject by using improvisational theatre concepts as an active form of learning.
This course provides authoritative and reality-based best practices in classroom management from some of our best educational researchers, including Robert Marzano, Jana Marzano and Debra Pickering. It clarifies both what to do, and how to do it, with ample examples and action steps. How do we set boundaries and guidelines without it turning into a power struggle? Is the way we set up rules at the beginning of a year that important? Is there a way to help children understand parameters without getting them frustrated? Based on the best-selling book ever on classroom management and student achievement, this course will help you make the first day of school, and every day, a success!
Regardless of your level of experience, you will enjoy the text so much that you will want to savor it instead of rushing through. This course provides an intriguing and unique look at the subject of differentiation. Part I of our text includes three completely fresh techniques for helping students understand why they will not all be doing the same things at the same time. Support kindness, respect for others, an attitude for service and a variety of other positive character traits by learning how to incorporate the literature and themes found in Dr.
Seuss books, one of the most beloved of children's authors. Throughout each day, educators are expected to balance academic demands with the personal aspects of each child. The purpose of this course is to help educators to become more organized in their preparation time and in their teaching style. As a teacher, there are so many different things you have to keep track of and organize. A Cooperative Approach. Research and teacher experience has demonstrated the importance of positive family involvement to student achievement. How can we create relationships and a climate where all families are allies and not adversaries of education?
Poor social skills are the leading reason why people lose jobs, according to Labor and Industry research. While educators know the importance of social skills, schools do not provide adequate training in this area. Psychologist Abraham Maslow noted specific human needs including safety and belonging. Unfortunately put-downs, gossip, and criticism abound throughout our schools leaving many students feeling isolated, picked-on and unsafe.
Traditional discipline plans usually frustrate chronically disruptive students and can be overkill for well- adjusted kids. It assumes that even disruptive students want to succeed in school, but that they have obstacles in their lives which prevent them from being successful. This course is an essential introduction to this puzzling disorder. There are many students who appear to lack social understanding, have difficulties with communication and with basic learning skills. What is Autism? What are the causes?
Our boys are struggling. They are academically disengaged and facing social challenges alone. What will their place will be in the wider world once they leave high school if they even make it that far? Let's look at the troubling symptoms our boys are presenting, and then we will pull back the curtain on their inner lives.
We will look at the cultural expectations they are under, cultivate new understanding of boys and their world, and much more. This class will help K educators develop proactive strategies to minimize and prevent bullying and teasing behaviors. We will discuss victims, rescuers, bystanders, and bullies and how they are intertwined in life.
Learn powerful communication skills and successful strategies for working with challenging colleagues. You will learn the 10 specific behaviors that represent people at their worst and the underlying causes of these behaviors. Also, learn how to bring out the best in people when they are at their worst. Become proficient at understanding motivating issues behind unwanted behavior.
You will uncover insights about yourself and your work place. Appropriate for teachers K, administrators and support staff. You don't have to be a counselor to apply some basic counseling skills. You will find the techniques this course provides invaluable in working with a wide variety of K student situations. You will read and practice the kind of interview and listening skills which will help you to achieve greater understanding Learn the causes and misconceptions that surround the development and treatment of oppositional children.
Learn how specialists would engineer classroom environments, routines, and tasks to maximize positive results. Gangs, drugs and violence have all moved together into America's smaller towns and communities, leaving many teachers unprepared for their impact on education. Use this course to identify, assess and intervene when signs of gang behavior appear. Imagine looking out on your classroom and knowing that every student has a clear, receptive mind, is engaged, and is ready to learn.
Unfortunately, this is rarely what we see in our classrooms. Instead, too many students seem preoccupied, isolated, withdrawn, nervous or overwhelmed. It is estimated that 1 out of every 5 students in America suffers from a diagnosable anxiety disorder. And it is further suggested that, unchecked, anxiety can result in school failure, social isolation and missed opportunities. The purpose of this course is for educators to increase their understanding of anxiety and learn how to support students, and their parents, who are dealing with this disorder.
This independent study course is appropriate for Pre-K through grade12 teachers, administrators, support staff and parents. Note: The book, Growing Up Brave, was written for parents, however it is an excellent resource for understanding and supporting our anxious students and their parents. Investigate the many aspects of high needs people and their behaviors. Gain a greater understanding of how to interact with student and adult explosive behavior, dependent behavior, poor listener behavior and more.
Based on classroom observations as well as the research of many psychologists, we know self-esteem is important to student achievement. Too often schools see children whose low self esteem interferes with their learning and too often we fail to relate to troubled students in an affirming way.