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    Teacher Professional Development

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    Technology and content area curriculum should be partnered in such a way to enhance not just learning for the students, but also increase enthusiasm for the teachers. Student’s today have at their fingertips access to a variety of information and communications that did not exist when their teachers were children. Students seamlessly integrate new technologies into their lives in ways that mystify many adults. Our classrooms must capture and keep students attention and focus. Today that means utilizing as much technology throughout each subject every day. Our course promotes the use of technology throughout all curriculum.

    Our Threat Assessment in Schools course provides guidance on a wide spectrum of issues related to the threat-assessment process. We’ll discuss how to develop, operate, and manage a threat-assessment strategy by using the Salem-Keizer System Threat Assessment as a model. This course also delves into additional issues that school districts are having to deal with – domestic violence, teen dating, and stalking. By developing a strategic threat-assessment process, you’ll be able to provide appropriate services to those involved in your classroom and school district.

    Are you ready to flip your classroom? Thinking about using a less than traditional method of teaching in your class? After learning about the history of the “flipped classroom,” you will look at how the roles and expectations of students and teachers change when using this model. No longer are students using textbooks and sitting in rows with a chalkboard. Today’s generation is using the Internet and technology to approach learning. Teachers are facilitator’s and encourage learning through interacting with the students, not lecturing. The Flipped Classroom course will give you strategies and tips to effectively implement the model into your class.

    This bundle package includes three teacher professional development courses: Using Technology in the Classroom SMARTBoard Training The Flipped Classroom Technology and content area curriculum should be partnered in such a way to enhance not just learning for the students, but also increase enthusiasm for the teachers. Student’s today have at their fingertips access to a variety of information and communications that did not exist when their teachers were children. Students seamlessly integrate new technologies into their lives in ways that mystify many adults. Our classrooms must capture and keep students attention and focus. Today that means utilizing as much technology throughout each subject every day. Our course promotes the use of technology throughout all curriculum.

    Everyone who reads written language employs reading strategies. When teaching students to read, you are showing learners the kinds of reading decisions that proficient readers make rapidly and automatically to understand the text. When readers use these strategies often enough in a conscious and deliberate way, at some point, the practices become unconscious skills that they apply automatically whenever they read. This course focuses on practical "how-to" instructions to practice while helping students gain a greater understanding of what they are reading. Our Teaching the Struggling Reader course provides strategies for teachers and parents to use to help give their young readers the confidence they need to gain a love of reading!

    To meet the needs of every gifted student, differentiating curriculum is not an option, it’s a necessity! Our Teaching Gifted Learners course demystifies challenges that teachers may face when creating curriculum for the gifted learner. By taking this course, you’ll be able to identify gifted students and recognize how to implement research-supported strategies in the classroom. We will target the three components of differentiation – context, process, and product. Not all gifted students are alike – that’s why differentiating curriculum is so important.

    Teaching Adults
    $195.00

    The way you teach is as important as what you teach. If you are interested in working with adult learners, our course will provide you with a better understanding of what it takes to aid in the education of working professional adult students. Today, teaching requires more creativity and understanding. Instructors need to be aware of the diversity of adult learners and instructors must retain a greater depth of skills than ever before. In this course, you will learn how to use the most current methods in adult learning to give you the confidence you need to succeed and overcome the challenges that accompanies the adult learner.

    All of the changes that have affected learners in the 21st century from technology changes to forms of communication have left a gap in the learning experience. In this course, we will discuss twenty-first century learners and how the times have impacted education today.

    Unfortunately, gun violence within our schools has become an epidemic that needs to be addressed by communities, law enforcement, and school districts. Our Surviving an Active Shooter in School course presents ideas for parents, children, and school administrators on how to mitigate, prepare for, and fight back against an active shooter. Various indicators and triggers for violence, strategies for keeping yourself safe, and techniques for handling and reacting to a violent situation are all discussed.

    In order to adequately meet the needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, professionals need to understand the characteristics of this disorder and how to properly implement assessment tools. Our Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders course aims to provide school-based professionals with practical information for identifying, assessing, and intervening with school-age children on the autism spectrum. Throughout this course we will examine challenges, evidence-based practices, and applications of evidence-based interventions within the school setting.

    Many educators struggle daily to support students with special needs or considerations. Understanding different types of diversity will better prepare educators to support students in a successful learning environment. In this course, we will discuss student special needs and cultural and linguistic diversity as well as how student diversity is a factor in education.

    Are you looking for ways to enhance your practice of teaching? Do you need to find new and exciting ways to engage your students? Our Student Engagement and Learning course explores the potential of formative assessment and techniques for improving student learning. We summarize key research on classroom formative assessment and show how these practices have a greater impact on educational achievement than most other reforms. Finally, practical techniques are discussed to help educators incorporate strategies into classroom practice.