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10 Free Microsoft Tools that Make Learning Fun!

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$20

Credit Hours:

4

Credit Type:

SCECH

Who doesn’t love free tools? Come join us as we take a look at some of Microsoft’s top free tools for empowering teachers and students and making learning fun. Learn how these tools can be used across the curriculum to increase productivity and student engagement.

Credit Hours: 4
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21st Century Skills

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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
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A to Z Grant Writing

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Price:

$98

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
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Acknowledgements in SWPBIS: Understanding the How

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$0

Credit Hours:

1

Credit Type:

N/A

The goal of this session is to deepen understanding of how acknowledgement of expected behavior is used within an effective School-wide PBIS system.

Credit Hours: 1
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Acknowledgements in SWPBIS: Understanding the Why

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$0

Credit Hours:

1

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N/A

Given the importance of using acknowledgments to shape student behavior, this session provides participants with an understanding of the science behind the practice. During this session participants will learn about the “why” behind this practice in order to better understand how acknowledgments should be used within the School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) framework. This session is designed for individuals or teams working in school settings implementing or getting ready to implement SWPBIS.

Credit Hours: 1
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Active Shooter On Campus (A.L.I.C.E.) 2017-18

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$0

Credit Hours:

1

Credit Type:

N/A

Active shooter incidents on campuses have become a growing source of concern in recent years. This course is designed to help learners recognize recommended actions to take in an active shooter event, as well as common secondary hazards and recommended actions. This course focuses on the A.L.I.C.E. program (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) for reacting to an active shooter situation. It is intended for all students, employees and volunteers in education settings. While the A.L.I.C.E. program is a good set of guidelines for active, healthy adults, it may not be suitable for all people in all situations. SafetySkills assumes no liability for any injuries or damage that could occur while attempting these techniques.

Credit Hours: 1
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Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010

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Price:

$98

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
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Aiding Students with Learning Disabilities

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Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

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
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An Introduction to Teaching ESL/EFL

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Price:

$98

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Would you like to increase your effectiveness as an English language teacher? Would you like to go beyond the well-known methods that often leave teachers frustrated with their one-size-fits-all approach? This course will take you on a fascinating exploration of what it means to be a teacher, how to understand who your students are and the needs they have, and how to choose the most appropriate materials and activities for your classroom. You’ll learn how you can choose and fine-tune the principles that exactly fit your teaching situation.

During the next six weeks, we’ll rethink the traditional native vs. non-native speaker distinction, see why teaching English is so different from teaching other subjects, and explore innovative approaches like Communicative Language Teaching and the lexical approach. You’ll gain new insights and ideas for teaching vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You’ll also discover what some of your options are in designing fair and accurate tests. And you’ll learn how to keep learning and growing throughout your teaching career. Also, students who successfully complete this course will receive a TESOL Certificate of Completion.

So join us on this journey of becoming a more reflective and effective English language teacher!

Credit Hours: 24
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Anger Management & Effective Discipline to Prevent Violence, Part I

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Price:

$199

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
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Anger Management & Effective Discipline to Prevent Violence, Part II

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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
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AOD: Catechist Certification – Topic 1

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$0

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

N/A

Archdiocese of Detroit Catechist Certification Topic – Catechesis and the Call of the Catechist: This topic enables catechists to have a clear understanding of the nature of catechesis and to recognize, articulate, and appreciate the unique vocation of a catechist.

Credit Hours: 2
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AOD: Catechist Certification – Topic 2

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Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

N/A

Archdiocese of Detroit Catechist Certification Topic – Creative Methods to Foster Faith Growth: This topic explores various approaches to faith growth, moral and intellectual development as they relate to a deeper communion with Jesus Christ.

Credit Hours: 2
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AOD: Catechist Certification – Topic 3

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Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

N/A

Archdiocese of Detroit Catechist Certification Topic – Facilitating a Catechetical Session: This topic will help catechists become acquainted with general methods of group dynamics suitable to the many styles of catechesis in our faith communities.

Credit Hours: 2
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AOD: Catechist Certification – Topic 4

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Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

N/A

Archdiocese of Detroit Catechist Certification Topic – Foundations in Sacred Scripture: This topic familiarizes catechists with how Catholics approach Sacred Scripture with respect to content, structure, and interpretation.

Credit Hours: 2
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AOD: Catechist Certification – Topic 5

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$0

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

N/A

Archdiocese of Detroit Catechist Certification Topic – Meeting Jesus: This topic helps the catechist encounter Jesus Christ, leads the catechist to a deeper knowledge of His Person and message, and encourages a firm commitment to follow Him.

Credit Hours: 2
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AOD: Catechist Certification – Topic 6

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Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

N/A

Archdiocese of Detroit Catechist Certification Topic – Sacrament Sign and Symbol: This topic enables catechists to grow in their understanding of how the signs and symbols in the sacraments point to divine encounters with the living God, and helps catechists better appreciate the nature of the sacraments and their place in the life of the Church.

Credit Hours: 2
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Art Safety for Educational Facilities 2017-18

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Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

1

Credit Type:

N/A

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.

Credit Hours: 1
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Assessment and Grading for Student Achievement

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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
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Assessment and the Common Core State Standards

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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
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