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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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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:
7 hrs
EI Video
185 min
Reading
1 min
Reflective Writing
110 min
Discussion Boards
2

1C: Setting Instructional Outcomes
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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 instructional outcomes and how to organize lessons and units around big ideas and essential understandings. You will also investigate how to involve students in the process so they know what successful learning looks like. By co-constructing success criteria with students, teachers can incorporate “assessment as learning” activities.

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Course Length:
3 hrs
EI Video
25 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
30 min
Discussion Boards
3

1D: Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources
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What does it take to demonstrate knowledge of resources? In this course, you will examine Component 1D in the Danielson Framework, build your inventory of classroom resources and consider ideas for effective integration of technology.

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Course Length:
7 hrs
EI Video
230 min
EI Assessments
4
Reflective Writing
30 min
Discussion Boards
2

1E: Designing Coherent Instruction
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This course will provide learners with research based instructional planning techniques based on the findings of such leading researchers as Charlotte Danielson, Bob Marzano and Jay McTighe. The course will show the results of research based instructional planning as seen in real classrooms while providing course participants with practical instructional planning tools and templates to facilitate actual classroom implementation.

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs
EI Video
70 min
Reading
50 min
Reflective Writing
105 min
Discussion Boards
3

1F: Designing Student Assessment
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Assessment design requires master teachers to consider the various ways to use assessment; assessment for learning, assessment as learning and assessment of learning. In this course, you will review the elements of assessment design from experts like Charlotte Danielson, Jay McTighe, Rick Stiggins and Grant Wiggins. This 4 hour course will deepen your understanding of formative assessments, demonstrate various assessment strategies and explain how to involve students in the process.

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Course Length:
3.5 hrs
EI Video
56 min
Other Video
14 min
Reading
75 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
50 min
Discussion Boards
3

2A: Building Respect and Rapport with your Students ‐ Elementary
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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.

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Course Length:
4.6 hrs
EI Video
52 min
Other Video
31 min
Reading
75 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
135 min
Discussion Boards
5

2A: Building Respect and Rapport with your Students ‐ Intermediate
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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.

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs
EI Video
65 min
Other Video
35 min
Reading
75 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
90 min
Discussion Boards
4

2A: Building Respect and Rapport with your Students ‐ Secondary
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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.

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Course Length:
7 hrs
EI Video
225 min
EI Assessments
2
Reflective Writing
25 min
Discussion Boards
2

2B: Establishing a Culture for Learning
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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, creating active learning activities and structuring student-centered projects.

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Course Length:
6.5 hrs
EI Video
90 min
EI Assessments
2
Reflective Writing
100 min
Discussion Boards
2

2C: Managing Classroom Procedures – 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:
5.5 hrs
EI Video
112 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
45 min
Discussion Boards
2

2D: Managing Student Behavior
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There is a direct correlation between student behavior and achievement. In order for students to be able to engage deeply with content, the classroom environment must be orderly. In a productive classroom, standards of conduct are clear to students; they know what they are permitted to do, and what they can expect of their classmates. Even when their behavior is being corrected, students should feel respected. In this course, you will explore key elements of behavior management and examine a positive support system that will help you teach behavior.

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Course Length:
4.25 hrs
EI Video
46 min
Other Video
18 min
Reading
75 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
110 min
Discussion Boards
3

2E: Organizing the Physical Space ‐ Elementary
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Research on the physical classroom environment has shown that the choices you make regarding arrangement can affect the behavior of both students and teachers and that 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.

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Course Length:
4 hrs
EI Video
75 min
Other Video
15 min
Reading
60 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
80 min
Discussion Boards
2

2E: Organizing the Physical Space ‐ Intermediate
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Research on the physical classroom environment has shown that the choices you make regarding arrangement can affect the behavior of both students and teachers and that 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.

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Course Length:
3 hrs
EI Video
18 min
Other Video
9 min
Reading
90 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
65 min
Discussion Boards
2

2E: Organizing the Physical Space ‐ Secondary
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Research on the physical classroom environment has shown that the choices you make regarding arrangement can affect the behavior of both students and teachers and that 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.

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs
EI Video
70 min
Reflective Writing
65 min
Discussion Boards
4

3A: Communicating with Students
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Often when students recall some of their favorite teachers, they give examples how a teacher was brilliant in explaining content and how expectations for learning and tasks were always very clear. In this course, you will explore central elements of teacher-student communication; expectations learning, directions and procedures, explanation of content and use of oral and written language. View video examples of real classrooms teachers and gain insight from teacher evaluation expert, Charlotte Danielson.

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Course Length:
7.5 hrs
EI Video
210 min
EI Assessments
2
Reflective Writing
45 min
Discussion Boards
1

3B: Raising the Rigor with High Level Questioning and Discussion Strategies
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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 gain insight into your own questioning and discussion techniques.

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Course Length:
7 hrs
EI Video
155 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
100 min
Discussion Boards
3

3C: Active Learning Strategies for Elementary Teachers
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We know that students retain about 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear and 90% of what they do. Research shows that students learn more when they are engaged in active learning. In this course, you will learn some quick strategies for increasing the level of activity in your lessons and gain insight into the important elements of an active learning classroom. Learning is not a spectator sport!

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Course Length:
6.5 hrs
EI Video
115 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
90 min
Discussion Boards
2

3C: Active Learning Strategies for Intermediate Teachers
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We know that students retain about 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear and 90% of what they do. Research shows that students learn more when they are engaged in active learning. In this course, you will learn some quick strategies for increasing the level of activity in your lessons and gain insight into the important elements of an active learning classroom. Learning is not a spectator sport!

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Course Length:
6.5 hrs
EI Video
115 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
90 min
Discussion Boards
2

3C: Active Learning Strategies for Secondary Teachers
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We know that students retain about 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear and 90% of what they do. Research shows that students learn more when they are engaged in active learning. In this course, you will learn some quick strategies for increasing the level of activity in your lessons and gain insight into the important elements of an active learning classroom. Learning is not a spectator sport!

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Course Length:
7 hrs
EI Video
255 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
15 min
Discussion Boards
2

3C: Engaging Students in Learning with Real World Connections
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Students are different today. We no longer need to prepare them for a job in industrial times. Today, we need to equip students with 21st Century skills so they can be successful in a rapidly changing world. This course will help you gain insight into the paradigm shift that is happening today and the need to make learning relevant. Real world connections will help your students apply what they are learning and make learning more meaningful.

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Course Length:
6 hrs
EI Video
105 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
60 min
Discussion Boards
5

3C: Student Engagement Strategies for Elementary Teachers
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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 practice that supports engaging students in learning. Student engagement is a central component in every teacher evaluation system and incorporates critical thinking activities and high level questioning strategies.

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Course Length:
6 hrs
EI Video
130 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
70 min
Discussion Boards
5

3C: Student Engagement Strategies for Intermediate Teachers
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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 practice that supports engaging students in learning. Student engagement is a central component in every teacher evaluation system and incorporates critical thinking activities and high level questioning strategies.

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Course Length:
6 hrs
EI Video
130 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
70 min
Discussion Boards
5

3C: Student Engagement Strategies for Secondary Teachers
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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 practice that supports engaging students in learning. Student engagement is a central component in every teacher evaluation system and incorporates critical thinking activities and high level questioning strategies.

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

3D: Using Assessment for Learning
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Learn the difference between “assessment for learning” and “assessment of learning”. This course will deepen your understanding of formative assessments, demonstrate various ways to quickly check for comprehension and explain how to involve students in self-assessing. You will be empowered to take corrective steps in the learning process by using assessments for learning. You will also be guided through the process of selecting the right assessment for each situation. Lastly, you will view excellent examples of teachers in action modeling different assessment strategies.

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Course Length:
8.5 hrs
EI Video
225 min
EI Assessments
2
Reflective Writing
30 min
Discussion Boards
13

3E: Flexibility, Responsiveness and Differentiation
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A master teacher demonstrates flexibility in her instruction, can make changes on the fly and is responsive to the diverse needs of learners. In this course, you will examine learning styles and focus on specific strategies for differentiating instruction in your classroom. Learn from top educational experts like Dr. Carol Tomlinson, watch a PD workshop delivered by lead teachers and view classroom examples.

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs
Other Video
42 min
Reading
145 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
45 min
Discussion Boards
4

4 Key Strategies for Students with Dyslexia
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Dyslexia is a lifelong condition. With proper help, many people with dyslexia can learn to read and write well. Early identification and treatment is the key to helping individuals with dyslexia achieve in school and in life. Schools can implement academic accommodations and modifications to help students with dyslexia succeed. Accommodations level the playing field for students with dyslexia...they do not give an unfair advantage. An accommodation can be the bridge between success and failure. In this course, you will review the signs of dyslexia and explore easy accommodations all teachers can make in their classrooms.

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs
EI Video
80 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
15 min
Discussion Boards
2

4A: Reflecting on Teaching
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Teachers face a myriad of daily choices and decisions that need to be made in the midst of a lesson, student discussion or intervention. Taking time to reflect on these decisions is key to becoming a reflective practitioner. If you believe that all students can learn at a high level and that your performance as a teacher has a direct impact on student learning, than reflection should be an integral part of what you do. In this course, examine questions and principal conferences that ensure you play an active role in your own professional growth.

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Course Length:
5.5 hrs
EI Video
150 min
EI Assessments
3
Reflective Writing
40 min
Discussion Boards
2

4B: Accurate Records and Data Analysis
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Using data is no longer an option for teachers and administrators. Today, the amount and types of data collected by school systems is larger than ever. But, what do we do with all of this information?..... And more importantly, how will it help us improve student achievement? This course will help you make sense of the large quantity of data that your school collects, including state student achievement results as well as other qualitative and quantitative data.

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Course Length:
4 hrs
EI Video
80 min
Reflective Writing
35 min
Discussion Boards
2

4C: Enhancing Learning with Family Involvement
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Effective parent-teacher communication builds working relationships that can support strong home-school collaboration and improved educational outcomes. Recent changes in school policies and practices--such as the accountability movement, inclusion, and response to intervention--necessitate that all teachers possess effective communication skills for successfully meeting the needs of a diverse student population. In this course, you will learn the central importance of communication strategies that elicit family members' opinions and promote a sense of equality through shared decision making.

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Course Length:
5 hrs
EI Video
100 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
35 min
Discussion Boards
1

4D: Teacher Leaders and Professional Learning Communities
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This course is designed to support your growth as a teacher leader in your school. The role of a teacher leader can be initially challenging as you work with new teachers, colleagues and administration. Skills gained in this program will lay a foundation for new leadership skills. By leveraging the power of teacher leaders, you can make a significant impact on school effectiveness and student achievement.

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs
EI Video
120 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
30 min
Discussion Boards
2

4E: Leveraging Principal‐Teacher Conferences to Impact Teacher Effectiveness
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Becoming a great teacher requires a constant pursuit of excellence. Teachers who seek out professional development opportunities and feedback from colleagues and supervisors show their commitment to their profession. In this course, Charlotte Danielson describes component 4E and provides insight into how you can leverage pre and post conferences to impact teacher growth and development.

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Course Length:
5 hrs
EI Video
30 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
60 min
Discussion Boards
1

4F: Professional Responsibilities of Distinguished Teachers
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Every teacher evaluation system includes at least one component about professionalism. Students, parents and administrators maintain very high expectations of their staff. This course will provide teachers with insight into their professional responsibilities. Distinguished teachers are reflective practitioners, effective communicators and active in their professional community. This course provides opportunities for reflection and self assessment.

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

5 Star Rating: Why Great Schools Need Great Customer Service
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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:
3 hrs
Other Video
21 min
Reading
40 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
70 min
Discussion Boards
5

6 Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia
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While dyslexia is a life-long condition, early identification, support from a parent or teacher, and access to digital or audio books and other learning materials may help your child to improve their learning outcomes and be better prepared to successfully work around their learning disability. Research now demonstrates that when children with LD are given accessible instructional materials (often referred to as AIM) —textbooks or learning materials that are delivered in audio and/or digital formats — they can excel in school and also learn to enjoy reading. In this course, you will explore six key accommodations for students with dyslexia.

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Course Length:
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1
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7 Keys to Teacher Wellness
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There are only so many hours in a day and it seems like we are all stretched to the limits, all the time. Teaching is an intensive job and many of us put the needs of others ahead of our own. This can lead to serious stress and burn out. Self-care is a critical element that ensures you keep yourself healthy physically and emotionally. It’s common for educators to dismiss the self-care movement as “selfish” or “superficial.” But for teachers, self-care is so much more than breakfast in bed or treating yourself to a spa day. It’s about taking care of your health so that you’re prepared to be the best teacher you can be for yourself and your students. When teacher self-regulation is a priority, everyone wins. In this course, you will learn more about the importance of taking time for "self-care", gain new strategies and increase awareness of your own triggers.

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

A+ Teaching Strategies that Work
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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:
2 hrs
EI Video
26 min
Other Video
25 min
Reflective Writing
45 min
Discussion Boards
4

ACES 101 ‐ The Profound Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences
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The impact of trauma and its long-term effects on overall health has garnered a great deal of media attention in the last few years. More than likely, you've heard terms like trauma-informed or trauma-aware. Although you've heard these terms, you may be wondering, what does this have to do with me, as a teacher?

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Course Length:
5 hrs
EI Video
41 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
100 min
Discussion Boards
2

ADHD: What Teachers Need to Know
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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.

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

An Introduction to Dyslexia Accommodations and Modifications
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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.

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs
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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:
1.5 hrs
EI Video
18 min
Other Video
21 min
Reading
10 min
Reflective Writing
35 min
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3

Circle of Support: School-Wide Connections with Special Education Students
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A positive student-teacher relationship is one of the most important aspects of effective education. Although the importance of building positive connections applies to all student-teacher relationships, it may be even more important in special education. Building on the foundation of a positive relationship and teaching students in a way that capitalizes on their abilities, strengths and experiences can help improve their learning and achievement. In turn, this can foster improved student self-confidence, leading to continued learning and success. In this course, you will learn strategies to build positive relationships with you unique students of all abilities.

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Course Length:
3 hrs
EI Video
45 min
Reading
20 min
Reflective Writing
80 min
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4

Culturally Responsive Teaching
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Culturally responsive teaching helps create environments, activities and instructional methods that validate and reflect the diversity, identities, and experiences of all students. When we do that, we raise the level of academic rigor for all learners. It also sends the message that all students are valued. Learn how to create culturally responsive lessons and a classroom environment that welcomes and engages all students. This course will introduce you to the definition and rationale behind this important shift in classroom practices.

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

Decision Making, Problem Solving and Change
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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.

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Course Length:
2.5 hrs
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15 min
Other Video
25 min
Reflective Writing
50 min
Discussion Boards
3

ECE: Instructional Strategies for Early Childhood Educators
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Teaching and learning in an early childhood classroom can look more like fun and play than instruction and that is exactly how it should be! Always keeping things fresh and fun can be a challenge at times. In this course, you will learn strategies for effectively teaching a young child language and literacy, math, science and social studies in age-appropriate ways. These strategies will assist you in the important job of preparing your students for kindergarten.

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

ECE: Play, Move and Feel – ECE Developmental Milestones
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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:
6 hrs
EI Video
205 min
EI Assessments
4
Reflective Writing
15 min
Discussion Boards
5

EVAL: 22 Components of Great Teaching
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Through detailed commentary from Charlotte, you will gain a thorough understanding of Domain 1: Planning and Preparation, Domain 2: Classroom Environment, Domain 3: Instruction and Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities. Designed and hosted by Charlotte Danielson, this course will ensure you understand how the components are intertwined and observable in the classroom. The multiple choice assessments allow you to check for understanding of each domain.

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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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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:
8 hrs
EI Video
310 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
125 min
Discussion Boards
7

EVAL: Conferencing and Goal Setting
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Classroom observations are an integral part of every teacher evaluation system. How do you learn more about a teacher’s planning skills, family communication strategies and professionalism? This course, you will learn how to lead effective teacher conferences and collaborative artifact parties. Gain insight from teacher evaluation expert Charlotte Danielson and real examples of principals and teachers in action.

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Course Length:
11 hrs
EI Video
380 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
25 min
Discussion Boards
5

EVAL: Essential Skills for Classroom Observation
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A good evaluation system relies on data which is why it is critical that observers gather evidence and are aware of any biases that may cloud their judgment. This course provides an overview of the importance of teacher evaluation and builds foundation skills in classroom observation. Gain insight from three top educational experts, Robert Marzano, Charlotte Danielson and James Stronge.

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Course Length:
15.6 hrs
EI Video
10.25 hrs
Reading
5.5 hrs
Reflective Writing
6.5 hrs
Discussion Boards
9

EVAL: Teacher Evaluation Practice ‐All Levels
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Examine pre-conferences, classroom lessons, artifacts, classroom photographs and post-conferences as you practice gathering evidence. These comprehensive videos also allow administrators to critique principal-teacher conferences and gather ideas for communicating effectively with teachers. Real examples are provided with engaging discussion board activities that allow you to compare your observations with colleagues.

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Course Length:
8.8 hrs
EI Video
260 min
Reading
170 min
Reflective Writing
145 min
Discussion Boards
4

EVAL: Teacher Evaluation Practice ‐ Elementary
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Examine pre-conferences, classroom lessons, artifacts, classroom photographs and post-conferences as you practice gathering evidence. These comprehensive videos also allow administrators to critique principal-teacher conferences and gather ideas for communicating effectively with teachers. Real examples are provided with engaging discussion board activities that allow you to compare your observations with colleagues.

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Course Length:
9 hrs
EI Video
4.5 hrs
Reading
135 min
Reflective Writing
125 min
Discussion Boards
3

EVAL: Teacher Evaluation Practice ‐ Intermediate
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Examine pre-conferences, classroom lessons, artifacts, classroom photographs and post-conferences as you practice gathering evidence. These comprehensive videos also allow administrators to critique principal-teacher conferences and gather ideas for communicating effectively with teachers. Real examples are provided with engaging discussion board activities that allow you to compare your observations with colleagues.

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Course Length:
6.5 hrs
EI Video
188 min
Reading
135 min
Reflective Writing
55 min
Discussion Boards
3

EVAL: Teacher Evaluation Practice ‐ Secondary
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Examine pre-conferences, classroom lessons, artifacts, classroom photographs and post-conferences as you practice gathering evidence. These comprehensive videos also allow administrators to critique principal-teacher conferences and gather ideas for communicating effectively with teachers. Real examples are provided with engaging discussion board activities that allow you to compare your observations with colleagues.

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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.

Course Length:
1.25 hrs
EI Video
30 min
Reading
15 min
Reflective Writing
3 min
Discussion Boards
4

Element 13: Reflecting on Learning
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Of course we all want our students to look back and think, "Wow, I learned so much during that lesson. Now I understand..." But self-reflection isn't an innate ability. In our rush-rush world, students often think they are just learning for a test and then moving right along. This course will develop your understanding of the importance of student reflection, as well as provide activities and resources for effectively implementing student reflection in the classroom.

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Course Length:
1 hr
EI Video
15 min
Reading
35 min
Reflective Writing
3 min
Discussion Boards
2

Element 19: Practicing Skills, Strategies, and Processes
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We can’t expect our students to spit out information like computers but there are certain skills and knowledge that require a level of automaticity. In order to achieve this, we need to provide opportunities for practice of skills, strategies and processes so that they become second nature. This course will focus on strategies and activities to provide such opportunities for our students.

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Course Length:
55 min
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20 min
Reading
30 min
Reflective Writing
3 min
Discussion Boards
3

Element 24: Noticing When Students Are Not Engaged
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Despite all your planning and best efforts, do you ever look out at your class and notice, the students just aren’t engaged? What do you do? This course will provide you with information on choosing specific resources and creating activities to captivate students' attention and get them engaged in the content we are presenting.

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Course Length:
50 min
EI Video
15 min
Reading
30 min
Reflective Writing
2 min
Discussion Boards
3

Element 26: Managing Response Rates
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Just because your students are looking at you, doesn’t mean they are engaged. But delivering information and then calling on students to answer questions doesn't provide a complete picture of student learning and engagement. This course will teach you how managing response rates will boost engagement in your classroom.

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Course Length:
1 hr 10 min
EI Video
15 min
Reading
45 min
Reflective Writing
3 min
Discussion Boards
3

Element 36: Understanding Students’ Interests and Backgrounds
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Think about the last time you chose a professional development training or course to take. Did you choose a training that sounded relevant to what you wanted to learn more about? Or did you see something you thought was totally boring and select that instead? Connecting content to students’ interests and backgrounds in a key component to whole-class engagement. This course will focus on strategies to build understanding of students’ interests and backgrounds.

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Course Length:
1 hr 10 min
EI Video
20 min
Reading
40 min
Reflective Writing
3 min
Discussion Boards
2

Element 39-41: Setting High Expectations for All Students
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Set the bar high! Students want to meet and surpass our expectations. In order for them to do that, we need to raise the bar. This course will focus on ways to get all of your students striving to be their very best.

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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:
1 hr 25 min
EI Video
20 min
Reading
50 min
Reflective Writing
4 min
Discussion Boards
4

Elements 14-15: Reviewing Content, Practicing and Deepening Knowledge
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Taking time to review previously taught content and giving students time to practice new skills in crucial to developing deep understanding. It is also a critical piece to developing knowledge retention. This course will focus on ways to review content for the purpose of practicing and deepening knowledge and building enduring understandings.

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

Innovating with Technology: Blended Learning - Elementary
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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:
4 hrs
EI Video
132 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
50 min
Discussion Boards
2

K-12: 21st Century Teaching and Learning
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Students in the 21st Century are estimated to have several career changes in their lifetime. Renowned for their work in school technology, Alan November, Ian Jukes and David Warlick, provide powerful insights and empower you to rethink and retool your curriculum in innovative and exciting ways. Examine the characteristics of 21st Century teachers and make a plan for improving your skills.

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Course Length:
6 hrs
EI Video
162 min
Other Video
30 min
Reading
70 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
105 min
Discussion Boards
3

K-12: Active Learning Series ‐ Elementary
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We know that students retain about 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear and 90% of what they do. Research shows that students learn more when they are engaged in active learning. In this course, you will learn some quick strategies for increasing the level of activity in your lessons and gain insight into the important elements of an active learning classroom.

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Course Length:
5.4 hrs
EI Video
111 min
Other Video
28 min
Reading
40 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
145 min
Discussion Boards
3

K-12: Active Learning Series ‐ Intermediate
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We know that students retain about 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear and 90% of what they do. Research shows that students learn more when they are engaged in active learning. In this course, you will learn some quick strategies for increasing the level of activity in your lessons and gain insight into the important elements of an active learning classroom.

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Course Length:
4.75 hrs
EI Video
96 min
Other Video
16 min
Reading
40 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
115 min
Discussion Boards
2

K-12: Active Learning Series ‐ Secondary
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We know that students retain about 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear and 90% of what they do. Research shows that students learn more when they are engaged in active learning. In this course, you will learn some quick strategies for increasing the level of activity in your lessons and gain insight into the important elements of an active learning classroom.

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Course Length:
5.5 hrs
EI Video
185 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
55 min
Discussion Boards
3

K-12: Assessment for Learning
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There’s so much more to assessment than paper and pencil tests. This course will deepen your understanding of formative assessments and provide ideas for demonstrate quickly checking for comprehension and involving students in self-assessing. You will be empowered to take corrective steps in the learning process by using assessments for learning. You will also be guided through the process of selecting the right assessment for each situation.

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Course Length:
3.5 hrs
EI Video
15 min
Reading
75 min
Reflective Writing
25 min
Discussion Boards
3

K-12: Backwards Teaching: Using 3 Part Lessons in Math
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Are you looking for a new way to engage your students in Math instruction? In this practical course, learn how to incorporate Activation, Problem-Solving and Consolidation. Teachers act as facilitators by allowing students to share solutions to make connections between their own ideas and the ideas of others. This course explains each phase and provides examples, strategies and tips for implementing this lesson template into your math classroom.

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Course Length:
5.5 hrs
EI Video
125 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
135 min
Discussion Boards
2

K-12: Connecting Lessons to Big Ideas and Background Knowledge
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Research has shown that prior knowledge is one of the most important factors in determining comprehension. Prior knowledge is critical for interpreting text. As a result, teachers must make connections to students’ background knowledge when introducing new concepts. This course will help you activate prior knowledge by designing lessons around big ideas, using graphic organizers, making cross curricular connections and incorporating hooks and bridges.

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Course Length:
5.5 hrs
EI Video
250 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
50 min
Discussion Boards
1

K-12: Connecting to Students’ Learning Styles
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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 and multiple intelligences. Most importantly, you will be challenged to think about the big picture and how to teach your students self awareness.

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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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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:
2 hrs
EI Video
68 min
Reflective Writing
20 min
Discussion Boards
2

K-12: Differentiation by Process, Product and Content
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Differentiation does not mean that all children are doing different things! In this brief course, you will gain insight into differentiation methods and observe a classroom lesson that differentiates by process, product and content.

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Course Length:
5.7 hrs
EI Video
145 min
Reading
45 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
108 min
Discussion Boards
3

K-12: Exceptional Teaching in Action Series ‐ Elementary
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What makes a teacher truly exceptional? Why do students move on with their lives but remember and talk about certain teachers for the rest of their lives? This course will focus on best practices of exceptional teachers. You will have the unique opportunity to watch them in action and hear play-by-play commentary from experts as they point out exactly what each teacher is doing right. Expert commentary is based on three popular teacher evaluation rubrics; Danielson, Marzano and Stronge.

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Course Length:
5.1 hrs
EI Video
119 min
Reading
50 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
110 min
Discussion Boards
3

K-12: Exceptional Teaching in Action Series ‐ Intermediate
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What makes a teacher truly exceptional? Why do students move on with their lives but remember and talk about certain teachers for the rest of their lives? This course will focus on best practices of exceptional teachers. You will have the unique opportunity to watch them in action and hear play-by-play commentary from experts as they point out exactly what each teacher is doing right. Expert commentary is based on three popular teacher evaluation rubrics; Danielson, Marzano and Stronge.

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Course Length:
4.5 hrs
EI Video
99 min
Reading
65 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
95 min
Discussion Boards
3

K-12: Exceptional Teaching in Action Series ‐ Secondary
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What makes a teacher truly exceptional? Why do students move on with their lives but remember and talk about certain teachers for the rest of their lives? This course will focus on best practices of exceptional teachers. You will have the unique opportunity to watch them in action and hear play-by-play commentary from experts as they point out exactly what each teacher is doing right. Expert commentary is based on three popular teacher evaluation rubrics; Danielson, Marzano and Stronge.

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Course Length:
6.5 hrs
EI Video
150 min
EI Assessments
4
Reflective Writing
45 min
Discussion Boards
2

K-12: Instructional Planning in Real Classrooms
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There’s no better way to learn instructional planning strategies than by watching other teachers in action. This course will provide learners with instructional planning techniques based on the findings of leading researchers like Charlotte Danielson, Bob Marzano and Jay McTighe. The results of instructional planning will be seen in real classrooms. Gain practical tools and templates to facilitate actual classroom implementation.

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Course Length:
7 hrs
EI Video
110 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
145 min
Discussion Boards
3

K-12: K-12: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction
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Differentiation is the key to meeting the varying needs of the students in your classroom. In this course, you will watch several videos from differentiated instruction workshops around the country. Your facilitators will take you through the basics of DI including myths, definitions, preassessments, grouping strategies and tiered activities.

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

K-12: Learning Goals and Success Criteria
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In this course, you will learn about the key elements of instructional outcomes and how to organize lessons and units around big ideas and essential understandings. You will also investigate how to involve students in the process so they know what successful learning looks like. By co-constructing success criteria with students, teachers can incorporate “assessment as learning” activities.

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

K-12: Marzano, Silver and Strong: 5 Practices of Highly Effective Classrooms
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What are the characteristics of highly effective schools and classrooms? In this practical course, you will learn five important practices that make a huge impact on student achievement. This research based program was designed by top educational experts, Robert Marzano, Richard Strong and Harvey Silver and includes excerpts from their live workshop called "The Thoughtful Classroom."

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K-12 Best Practices

Course Length:
6 hrs
EI Video
190 min
EI Assessments
3
Reflective Writing
80 min
Discussion Boards
1

K-12: Project Based Learning
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Project based learning allows students to take charge of their learning and discover the answers to essential questions. This course will show you the step-by-step process for implementing PBL in your classroom. You will learn how to promote student engagement, avoid chaos and see real teachers in action.

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Course Length:
5.5 hrs
EI Video
150 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
95 min
Discussion Boards
1

K-12: Raise the Rigor with Higher Level Thinking Skills
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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.

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Course Length:
7.5 hrs
EI Video
210 min
EI Assessments
2
Reflective Writing
110 min
Discussion Boards
2

K-12: Strategies for Differentiated Instruction
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A master teacher demonstrates flexibility in her instruction, can make changes on the fly and is responsive to the diverse needs of learners. In this course, you will examine learning styles and focus on specific strategies for differentiating instruction in your classroom. Learn from top educational experts like Dr. Carol Tomlinson, watch a PD workshop delivered by lead teachers and view classroom examples.

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Course Length:
5.2 hrs
EI Video
131 min
Reading
25 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
91 min
Discussion Boards
5

K-12: Student Engagement Series ‐ Elementary
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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 practice like critical thinking activities and high level questioning strategies. This practical course is filled with real classroom examples specific to your grade level.

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Course Length:
6.25 hrs
EI Video
146 min
Reading
30 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
183 min
Discussion Boards
5

K-12: Student Engagement Series ‐ 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 practice like critical thinking activities and high level questioning strategies. This practical course is filled with real classroom examples specific to your grade level.

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Course Length:
5.5 hrs
EI Video
150 min
Reading
35 min
EI Assessments
1
Reflective Writing
143 min
Discussion Boards
5

K-12: Student Engagement Series ‐ Secondary