These courses are on-demand and self-paced. Participants will receive a certificate of completion once all assignments are successfully completed, and a quiz is passed with at least 80%.

Aligned to: Danielson Domain 2, Marzano Domain 4. Organizing and maintaining classroom environments of respect and rapport are the high thoughtful strategy, while facilitating respectful peer review among students. Active participation will further learning about students’ while aiding in the development of assignments and activities that build from high expectations for all students. Classroom management strategies will further group work, student engagement, and peaceful transitions between and among activities.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Take an active role in learning about students in order to establish a successful classroom environment.

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of behavior management strategies and organization of physical space that contributes to an effective classroom environment.
  • Memorize and practice successful attributes of student peer review that leads to course organized priorities.
  • Practice facilitating and building upon environments of respect and rapport through caring, and peaceful transitions and student collaboration.

This course is 20 hours

Research-based practices are those that have been legitimized by virtue of having been field-tested.  Using sound and approaches that help us understand the learning styles of our students in order to better meet their needs in our classrooms, participants will learn to scaffold strategy with increased intensity using best classroom practices. Engaging our students is the beginning to opening up the gateway to learning. Participants will learn and practice with learning style theories, engaging 21st century approaches, and crafting activities around performance tasks that tap into students’ interests.  From maximizing structure, to development of predictable routines, learning in natural contexts, observing students and using anecdotal data to inform instruction with, participants will learn how to find, use, and fully develop research-based practices in order to effectively engage positive classroom behaviors that lead to high student engagement and academic achievement.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply age and grade-appropriate research-based strategy to evaluate students and use this data to plan and/or modify instruction with.
  • Analyze various age and grade-appropriate behavior management theories as they align the needs of exceptional learners.
  • Identify and align behavioral theory with learning theory to craft effective lessons that engage positive student behavior. 
  • Apply, through planning and job-embedded action, specific and measurable behavioral management goals and strategies as they align with identified student learning objectives.

This course is 20 hours

Organizing and maintaining multi-cultural classroom environments of respect and rapport are the high priorities of this e-course. Teachers will learn strategy and examine practices that build environments of respect and rapport through caring, thoughtful strategy, while facilitating respectful peer review among students. Active participation will further learning about students’ while aiding in the development of assignments and activities for ELLs while building high expectations for all students. Classroom management strategies will further group work, student engagement, and peaceful transitions between and among activities.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Take an active role through planning and instruction in learning about students in order to establish a successful classroom environment that include the language needs of ELLs.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of engaging language strategies and the organization of physical space that contributes to an effective classroom environment.
  • Implement new strategies and evaluate on-going practices that build multi-cultural environments of respect and rapport.

This course is 20 hours

The social and emotional dynamics that underlie bullying will be examined closely for solution and strategies that work into solutions. Specific to classrooms, participants will glean new strategies for dealing with bullying behavior and creating safe, nurturing classrooms in all content areas.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Investigate and explain the social and emotional dynamics that underlie bullying behaviors.
  • Produce new strategies for bullying prevention in classrooms and schools.
  • Import new anti-bullying strategies into lessons across all content areas.

This course is 20 hours

The social-emotional learning that leads to academic success has strong links to character development. This e-course will analyze the research, theory and strategy behind effective classroom management as it feeds high student engagement and a motivated classroom.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Develop working knowledge of research-based theory and strategy for effective classroom management and high student engagement.
  • Construct lesson plans that embed cognitive and developmentally appropriate strategy that nurtures social and emotional learning.

This course is 20 hours

The social-emotional learning that leads to academic success has strong links to character development. This e-course will analyze the research, theory and strategy behind effective classroom management as it feeds high student engagement and a motivated classroom.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Generate ideas and justify working knowledge of research-based theory and strategy for effective classroom management and high student engagement.
  • Design and implement lesson plans with embedded cognitive and developmentally appropriate strategy that nurtures social and emotional learning.

This course is 20 hours

The building of student grit is counterpart to the rigor and academic success that results of it - particularly when preparing students for college and career readiness. This e-course will focus on approaches that build perseverance, character and grit through trial and error learning, reflection on failure, building of mental stamina and strategies for self-control. The catalysts to character development that build student capacity, and ultimately the grit needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond, will take front and center.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Appraise the theory and research behind strength and stamina building as it works into academic rigor and grit.
  • Generate and employ new strategies for facilitating student stamina and academic rigor as it builds student capacity to become independent readers, writers and thinkers. 

This course is 20 hours