Blended learning is a term increasingly used to describe the way e-learning is being combined with traditional classroom methods. It represents a much greater change in basic technique than simply adding computers to classrooms. This course will explain the basics of blended learning and introduce the participant to basic and easy resources to start implementing blended learning into their classrooms tomorrow!
As an educator, are you concerned about the lack of creativity, interest, and initiative in your students in the classroom? Would you like to find instructional methods that will tap into your students’ interests and ingenuity? Are you concerned about how you can best prepare students for the workforce and combat the high rate of unemployment in the nation? Would you like to offer instructional units in your classroom that foster innovation and entrepreneurialism in your students?
This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods to integrate the Arts with the implementation of the Common Core ELA/History and Social Studies requirements. This course provides an understanding of how to use the Arts with the Common Core Learning Standards of ELA/History and Social Studies for creative, engaging, and effective lessons or instructional units. This course will improve teacher effectiveness and engagement of urban students for increased student achievement.
An inclusive classroom welcomes students of all ability levels. There may be students with learning disabilities, students who are gifted and/or talented, students who work at grade level, and students who work below grade level in one class. How does a teacher not only provide instruction for such a wide variety of abilities, but also assess student growth and progress? This online learning environment explores how inclusion interventions, grounded on principles like establishing prior knowledge, differentiated instruction, universal design for learning, multiple intelligences, multi-sensory approaches, peer mentoring, self-determination, and cooperative learning organize an inclusive general education classroom.
This course is designed to offer educators insight into identifying those students as young as elementary age who suffer from depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and tendencies. The class will discuss the differences between having a bad day and depression, the difference between being anxious and having anxiety disorder and why so many kids are suffering with these disorders. Unfortunately, untreated or undiagnosed depression and anxiety can often lead to suicidal thoughts and tendencies. This course will take a look at why people commit suicide, the warning signs of suicide and how we can help loved ones, friends, students when they are in fact depressed and suicidal.
Teachers will explore a variety of types of questions, consider the applications and intentions of those questions and identify the specific characteristics of essential questions. Participants will design EQs using various strategies and tips. Processes for implementing EQs will be provided and teachers will use those frameworks to design a unit or to string units together where the exploration is spiral-like – requiring deeper thinking and arriving at more insightful understandings.
This course provides strategies for staff that instructs or develops instructional programs for students with dyslexia and other reading differences. Objectives include an investigation of the characteristics of dyslexia and other reading differences. Learners evaluate the reading research and apply the evidence-based strategies to strengthen skills with sound-symbol association, fluency, spelling, comprehension, and vocabulary. Learners apply multi-sensory approaches and technology applications that value the reading knowledge and levels of their students.