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#GoOpen: Open Educational Resources in Michigan

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

#GoOpen: Open Educational Resources in Michigan

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

4

Credit Type:

SCECH

In this course, you will learn more about Open Educational Resource: how and why to use them, where to find them, and how to incorporate them into your instructional design.

Credit Hours: 4

21st Century Skills

Subject PCG

Description

21st Century Skills

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Credit Type:

SCECH


With so much emphasis on content-based standards, and the high stakes testing that accompanies them, it’s sometimes easy to miss the forest for the trees. In this course, nationally-known experts address the missing pieces, the 21st century skills students will need to survive and thrive in college, in careers, and as global citizens, now and in the very near future.

This course features personal interviews with change leaders in the areas that most impact 21st century education:

  • Ken Kay presents the big picture and the work of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  • James Bellanca compares “old school” traditions with what’s needed now
  • Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey explain how, in technology, form follows function
  • Richard DuFour describes the role of professional learning communities
  • Robin Fogarty and Brian Pete lend a global perspective Bill Ferriter creates classroom environments that matter to kids
  • Will Richardson explores the role of technology

The interviewees answer the intriguing questions that are commanding international attention, and highlight the activities of schools taking the lead on these issues. Their interviews are accompanied by a collection of essays that summarize their work.

A panel discussion provides practical tips for integrating technology and social media into the learning environment. And we visit a high school in New Jersey where digital devices are becoming an increasingly important part of the school day, with positive results.

Credit Hours: 45

A to Z Grant Writing

Subject ed2go Department

Description

A to Z Grant Writing

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! You’ll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You’ll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package.

This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors.  It’s also an excellent primer for individuals wishing to become grant writing consultants or community grant writing volunteers.

Many of this course’s elements also easily translate to the for-profit field and to individual artists, and material specifically designed for businesses and individuals is included.  No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you’ll find the A to Z of writing and submitting successful proposals here!

Credit Hours: 24

Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Any proficient Microsoft Excel user will agree that this program is a very powerful analytical tool. Wouldn’t it be great to learn how to effectively use all the advanced Excel features? In this practical and information-packed course, you’ll see how to maximize this program’s functions and capabilities.

Most organizations rely heavily on Excel to consolidate, analyze, and report financial information. Your company is probably no exception. By learning these advanced techniques, you can become more valuable to your organization.

You’ll see how to work with the additional analytical tools provided by Excel add-ins and become skilled in using validation to protect the integrity of your worksheets from less experienced users. Impress your coworkers by learning how to add functional and eye-catching custom controls to any worksheet and how to use scenarios and data tables to quickly perform what-if data analyses. You’ll discover advanced techniques for PivotTables, such as creating calculated fields and calculated items. Become adept at consolidating and importing external data, and master the art of conditional formatting to highlight duplicate entries and other common worksheet problems.

Learn how Excel 2010 table tools take the complexity out of table creation and management. As you become proficient at nesting functions within other functions, you’ll be able to accomplish just about anything Microsoft Excel has to offer!

Credit Hours: 24

Aiding Students with Learning Disabilities

Subject PCG

Description

Aiding Students with Learning Disabilities

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Course Duration:

60 days (From date of registration)

Credit Type:

SCECH


This course, presented by leaders in the field of brain-based education, addresses the special teaching challenges of students with diverse learning needs including reading disorders, emotional and behavioral disorders, attention disorders and autism. The course emphasizes developing an understanding of the impact of neurobiological differences that present in learning disabled students in a regular classroom. 

Instructors will provide teachers with a systems approach with the key components of Multi-Memory system, Self-System, Metacognitive System and Cognitive system to develop declarative and procedural knowledge.

Using innovative, yet practical instructional strategies, teachers will be able to provide tools to students which they can integrate into their daily classroom work and homework, including advanced use of graphic organizers and methods for resolving common problems.

The course is based on an assumption that students can gain knowledge and the skills necessary to perform in today’s world through access to a learning menu of strategies and systems to promote learning in all areas of instruction.

The concept of “automaticity” or the ability to recognize and comprehend written words reflexively is explained and teachers will be exposed to a host of “best practices” tools for a truly inclusive, brain-based learning environment.

 

Credit Hours: 45

Anger Management & Effective Discipline to Prevent Violence, Part I

Subject PCG

Description

Anger Management & Effective Discipline to Prevent Violence, Part I

Price:

$199

End Date:

60 days from date of registration

Credit Hours:

30

Credit Type:

SCECH


Outbursts of anger among students can be a major “disruption” in classrooms and have the capacity to escalate out of control and frighten, even harm fellow students and their teachers. Research overwhelmingly shows that a well-managed classroom with discipline and consistent guidelines is the ideal learning environment and this course is designed to help educators gain control over anger issues-their own as well as their students’ – to manage classrooms more effectively. 

Participants will be introduced to current brain research that will explain neurological and bio-chemical responses in anger-evoking situations. Practical coping strategies will help teachers deal with related emotions such as shame and help students prevent their anger emotions from interfering with learning.

This course can be taken alone or with Effective Classroom Discipline: Anger Management, Part II.

Credit Hours: 30

Anger Management & Effective Discipline to Prevent Violence, Part II

Subject PCG

Description

Anger Management & Effective Discipline to Prevent Violence, Part II

Price:

$199

Credit Hours:

30

Credit Type:

SCECH


The expression of anger at school can disrupt instruction, create a hostile environment, and make students and teachers feel unsafe. This course explores the relationship between anger, violence prevention, and effective discipline in schools. Participants study how to better manage and respond to anger-their own and others and thereby enrich their classrooms and schools. Participants also learn to support calm brain states for students and to promote emotionally safe climates in which students’ productivity can thrive. Adopting a healthy philosophy of anger will make participants adept managers of that unruly emotion. 

This course can be taken alone or with Effective Classroom Discipline: Anger Management, Part I.

Credit Hours: 30

Art Safety for Educational Facilities

Subject Compliance Course Department

Description

Art Safety for Educational Facilities

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

None

Credit Type:

None

Art is a creative process. However, some of the tools and methods artists use to create their work can pose hazards. Some are pretty obvious, such as paint pigments, but there are other hazardous chemicals in art studio environments that may not be as obvious. Different art forms come with unique hazards, so artists will need to take the right precautions for their specific work. Learners who successfully complete this course should be able to identify hazardous chemicals common in art studio environments, hazard controls common to art studios, safe work practices in art studio environments, and recommended emergency procedures. This course is designed for students or employees in art studio environments.

Assessment and Grading for Student Achievement

Subject PCG

Description

Assessment and Grading for Student Achievement

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Credit Type:

SCECH


In this course, Damian Cooper and Ken O’Connor present the need to rethink assessment practices in order to help students learn and become more efficient. Participants analyze their current practice and begin to implement improvements based on newly considered distinctions between assessments “FOR” learning as opposed to assessments “OF” learning. The course also examines the critical distinctions between formative assessment and summative grades, evaluates whether grades promote learning at all, and what functions they serve in a standards-based system and, most importantly, when, what and how to grade students. Interviews with teachers and in-classroom workshops illustrate the key points throughout the course and provide examples in actual practice.

Credit Hours: 45

Assessment and the Common Core State Standards

Subject PCG

Description

Assessment and the Common Core State Standards

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Credit Type:

SCECH


Using a Common Core State Standards-based assessment and grading approach, Dr. Kay Burke teaches a comprehensive course on the critical role that assessments play in today’s classrooms, both formative and summative. Dr. Burke promotes the use of performance-based tasks that make real-life connections, and explains how to use rubrics to assess the critical skills and understanding that the tasks target. In the course, you’ll see Dr. Burke working with teams of teachers to plan instruction, create common assessments, and implement them in real classroom settings.

Credit Hours: 45

Assessments in the Blended Classroom

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Assessments in the Blended Classroom

Price:

Limited time only price of $10

Credit Hours:

4

Credit Type:

SCECH

In this course, you will have an opportunity to look at various tools that offer students options to demonstrate their learning as well as create a blended assessment to utilize in your classroom. It is HIGH RECOMMENDED that you first take “Blended Classroom Design” prior to this course.

Credit Hours: 4

Authentic Innovation in the 21st Century Classroom

Subject PCG

Description

Authentic Innovation in the 21st Century Classroom

Price:

$199

Credit Hours:

30

Credit Type:

SCECH


Today’s global high-tech world requires instruction and assessment that incorporate the latest social, learning, and neuroscience research on critical thinking, multi-tasking, multimodal learning, collaboration, and engagement. Educators will learn from classroom footage and lecture how to use technologically advanced tools that extend students thinking by serving as a means to explore ideas, research questions, test hypotheses, compose thoughts, and come to conclusions. Educators will learn to teach their students to use these tools as vehicles for exploring rigorous academic concepts in authentic environments, i.e. in the world around them.

Credit Hours: 30

Basic First Aid

Subject Compliance Course Department

Description

Basic First Aid

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

None

Credit Type:

None

Emergencies can happen any time, any place. This course will teach employees the basics of first aid procedures and how to apply them to real-world scenarios. Employees will learn how to identify the steps for conducting basic first aid. They will also learn how to recognize the symptoms and procedures for common first aid situations. This course is presented in English and Spanish.

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher

Subject PCG

Description

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Credit Type:

SCECH


How do you reach students who are culturally and racially different from you? This course provides thought-provoking background and practical suggestions for teachers seeking the answer to this question. Participants explore their own assumptions about race, class, and culture; and learn strategies for creating classrooms that are culturally inviting to all. Classroom footage illustrates principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching, including affirming students’ cultural connections, stressing collectivity as well as individuality, and managing the classroom with firm, consistent, caring control.

Join presenter Gary Howard as he leads workshop participants in activities that explore historical and personal perspectives. What groups were empowered to take part in government when the Constitution was drafted? What voices have been added to the conversation since then, and how has a history of disenfranchisement affected the ways in which we view each other? Mr. Howard makes a compelling case for knowing who your students really are, advocating an approach that celebrates culture and history, rather than requiring students to give up parts of their identities in order to survive in school.

Credit Hours: 45

Becoming a Reflective Teacher

Subject PCG

Description

Becoming a Reflective Teacher

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Credit Type:

SCECH


Presenter Robert J. Marzano is one of the nation’s leading education researchers and teacher training instructors and this course is designed to give teachers insight and practical guidance on how to create a structure and mindset that focuses on continually improving their skills.

The course explains the latest research and theory on “reflective practice” meaning improving teacher skills by identifying personal strengths and weaknesses, setting goals and engaging in focused practiced to meet those goals. Teachers will also learn how to examine their practices, set realistic growth goals and use focused practice and feedback for improved performance. Research and theory on reflective practice are then put to the test in applications in real classroom workshops. Teachers will learn how to combine a model of effective instruction with goal setting, focused practice, and focused feedback, observations and discussion to improve their instructional practices.

Credit Hours: 45

Beginning Conversational French

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Beginning Conversational French

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


This course will teach you how to communicate easily and comfortably with those who speak French. You’ll learn practical, common phrases that will make your trip to the many French-speaking regions of the world more pleasant. You’ll learn dialogue specific to various settings, and you’ll be surprised how easy it can be to speak another language!

Each lesson introduces a scenario, presented in short dialogues. You’ll be able to practice and learn both sides of the conversation, so you’ll easily understand and expect common responses. Every lesson also has cultural tips, which will make you more comfortable in a foreign setting.

Since proper pronunciation is important to good communication, this course will help you master the best pronunciations. Simply click on each word to hear it spoken! Every word and sentence is also written out phonetically using sounds that you are already very familiar with from English words. This course has been carefully crafted to ensure you will have no trouble pronouncing French words correctly. The first three lessons give you an introduction to the basics you’ll need for most conversations, such as “please” and “thank you.” You’ll also learn numbers, days of the week, months of the year, and telling time. After the introduction and basic conversation lessons, you’ll learn what to say at the airport. Then, you’ll need to get to your hotel, so the next lesson teaches you about transportation. The following lesson will show you how to talk to hotel employees. After you’re settled into your hotel, you’ll probably be hungry, so next you’ll learn about restaurants. The entire course is structured in this logical, systematic method. Since each lesson presents its own setting, you will want to print your lessons and take them with you on your trip for quick reference. Each lesson also includes cultural tips. Hand and body gestures mean different things in different cultures. For example, do you know the proper way to point to avoid offending people? This course will tell you. That tip and the many others that you will learn will help you better blend in and avoid misunderstandings when you travel. This course makes learning French fun and surprisingly easy. You’ll be pleased with your quick progress, and you’ll be prepared for your next trip!

Credit Hours: 24

Best Practices for Teaching African American Boys

Subject PCG

Description

Best Practices for Teaching African American Boys

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Credit Type:

SCECH


A 2010 Schott Foundation for Public Education report showed an alarming downward trend for black male students in American education: the overall graduation rate for black males in the USA was only 47% and in New York City, the district with the highest enrollment of black students, only 28% graduate on time. In this timely and topical course teachers will study the intersection of rigor, relevance and relationships that create a supportive learning environment for African-American boys in the classroom. The presenters focus on effective instructional strategies and how to bridge culture, language, learning styles and perceptions of self-image.

Credit Hours: 45

Blended Classroom Design

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Blended Classroom Design

Price:

Limited time only price of $10

Credit Hours:

4

Credit Type:

SCECH

In this course, you will begin designing a blended unit for your students after learning about the blended pathway to personalization, instructional design and creating a blended learning environment.

Credit Hours: 4

Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


If you’re thinking of starting a blog or just beginning one, this course is for you. Perhaps you’d like to try out podcasting too. You can and it’s easy. In this course, you’ll learn how to create, manage, and promote your own blog and audio and video podcast using tools that you already have on your computer-no paid software or equipment is needed.

You’ll begin by developing a plan for the content, setup, and long-term maintenance of a blog, and then you’ll use free blogging software like Blogger and WordPress to put that plan into action. After that, you’ll learn how to record a professional-sounding audio podcast with a very simple recording tool you already have. You’ll edit the file with another free software program, add music to it, and then post it online for others to enjoy. Your instructor will guide you through all these steps. Finally, you’ll find out how to record a video podcast. You’ll use pre-recorded video to learn the editing process, and then you’ll apply what you’ve learned to your own video file. You’ll edit it, add special effects, drop in a podcasting-safe music file, and then publish it online.

Through hands-on exercises, you’ll discover the benefits of using free web tools like Blogger, WordPress, Audacity, and YouTube. Guided by an expert instructor, you’ll find that creating a blog and podcast is much easier than you ever imagined. And by the end of this course, you’ll be amazed how much you’ve accomplished.

Credit Hours: 24

Bloodborne Pathogens

Subject Compliance Course Department

Description

Bloodborne Pathogens

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

None

Credit Type:

None

This course has been designed as a bloodborne pathogens (BBP) awareness training specifically for educational professionals.  It will meet your annual compliance training requirements for bloodborne pathogens while providing information that is relevant in your classroom, lunchroom, school bus, playground, or front office. This training does not meet the requirements for OSHA Category A employees. Learners must earn at least an 80% on all four quizzes to earn a certificate of completion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define bloodborne pathogens (BBP) and related hazardous materials
  • Explain how BBP relate to your job, position, or role
  • Distinguish between the primary three BBP, their symptoms, and vaccine options
  • Explain the methods of transmission of BBP
  • Explain the medical response options available after BBP exposure
  • Identify proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for different BBP situations
  • Choose the correct disposal methods for BBP contaminated items
  • Communicate appropriate instructions to students regarding blood spills
  • Identify where to find your Exposure Control Plan (ECP)

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