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    The ability to manage a classroom is one of the most crucial skills any educator can cultivate. The Classroom Management Secrets course is designed to develop these skills through practical advice and step-by-step instructions. Educators will learn to create a classroom management plan that motivates students to practice proper behavior in the classroom, as well as handle difficult students, fuel intrinsic motivation, teach routines, and be a calmer, more effective teacher.

    New teachers in the world of early childhood education can easily become overwhelmed by lesson plans, behavior management, and children's individual needs. This course provides an overview of proper reflective teaching practices, tools to reflect on lesson plan activities, and suggestions for monitoring and encouraging student achievement. Having the right tools as a new teacher provides valuable insight into the world of early education and its many challenges and rewards!

    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!

    This course is intended to teach educators or business professionals how to use the SMART Board interactive whiteboard. SMART Board is designed to engage students and deliver unique presentations. Our course will allow participants will explore SMART Board software and learn how to create interactive lessons or presentations for the classroom and business world.

    All teachers want children to fulfill their creative potential, but teachers and other adults often unintentionally stifle creativity. Fueling Creativity in the Classroom is designed to help teachers know and understand the skills that children need to thrive in the future: knowing how to learn, passion and curiosity, people skills, and creativity. Teachers need to ensure that every single early childhood setting is a place where ideas can grow and our course will help new and seasoned teachers with their approach in fostering creativity for the students in their classrooms.

    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.

    Are you looking for new ways to foster communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills for your students? Are you interested in STEM concepts but aren’t sure how to incorporate them into your elementary classroom? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math which are all vital content areas for knowledge and development. Our STEM in the Elementary Classroom course will introduce you to STEM-infusion concepts and discuss why these concepts are important for children’s overall growth and development. Sample lesson plans, lesson plan templates, and STEM challenge ideas help to jump start brainstorming activities for integrating STEM into your classroom. We’ll also discuss ideas that support ways to engage other teachers, parents, and administrators.

    This course will take special education teachers through the tasks that are necessary for meeting needs of the students with disabilities successfully. The primary goal of this class is to provide pertinent and practical information for teaching in the special education field, whether it is a special education classroom or just needing assistance with inclusion for students with special needs in the classroom setting. Professionals will learn to identify resources to assist with establishing a productive and satisfying career as a special education teacher.

    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.

    Are you an educator in grades 4-8 who is struggling with STEM concepts and techniques for incorporating them into your classroom? Or are you new in the STEM field? As an educator, our STEM for Teachers in Grades 4-8 course will help you create, select, and adapt quality STEM lesson plans that will energize and help your students grow academically and as individuals. This course covers how to assess students’ understanding of concepts and procedures, how to utilize project-based learning styles, and how to focus on your students’ creative side so they develop important critical thinking and collaboration skills.

    One challenge for teachers trying to incorporate Project Based Learning (PBL) strategies into their classroom is having the knowledge to implement effectively. Our Project Based Learning Techniques course will help guide you through the process of setting up beneficial learning environments. We cover theories behind PBL, as well as planning activities, assessment, feedback, and reflection strategies. By taking our course, you’ll discover the fascinating world of PBL by using hands-on and engaging learning techniques.