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Individual Excellence

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Individual Excellence

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Develop career-enhancing skills in a single course that covers twelve popular one-day seminar topics, including goal setting, time management, and personal organization. You’ll learn how to improve your creative abilities, gain confidence with financial matters, and how to minimize conflict in your life. Develop a fulfilling career plan and improve relationships with co-workers, friends, and family.

Credit Hours: 24

Understanding Adolescents

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Understanding Adolescents

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Yesterday, she was a sweet young girl. Today, you swear aliens have abducted her and put an evil twin in her place. 

To know your kids is to love them. In this course, an experienced social worker will help you gain a deep understanding and appreciation of your adolescent’s development and behavior. You’ll uncover the secrets of the adolescent mind and gain valuable information on how they think, how they feel, and how their identities develop. 

Parents, family members, teachers and related support staff, child and youth workers, counselors, nurses and the like will all benefit from the information shared in this course.

You’ll learn about the many physical, emotional, and cognitive changes that affect the teens in your life, and you’ll understand the significance of these changes both for you and the adolescent. You’ll look into relationships both in and outside of the home and the development of a teen’s identity. You’ll explore personality, moral development and the role of faith. 

Finally, you’ll gain an understanding as to how teens are affected by stress, including common defense mechanisms, coping techniques, and common mental health issues.

By the time you finish this course, you should be very well-prepared to understand, appreciate, and meet the needs of the teens in your life.

Credit Hours: 24

Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies That Work

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies That Work

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could be proactive in helping our struggling readers? Well, we can! In this six-week course, you’ll learn response to intervention (RTI) strategies that ensure the struggling readers in your classroom get the help and education they need. RTI is research based and gives us a strategic plan to bring tiered interventions to our students, at their reading level and with their unique challenges in mind. Helping them with phonics, fluency, vocabulary mastery, comprehension, and writing, these intervention strategies tackle the toughest literacy problems with flexibility and creativity.

During our time together, you’ll discover tools like Elkonin Boxes, alphabetic arcs, Bloom’s Taxonomy, and new and exciting graphic organizers. Whether you’re working with struggling readers in kindergarten or 12th grade, you’ll find that these strategies work with a full 80% of students, without the need for special pull-outs or extra IEP intervention. Why? Because RTI gets to the root of the problem quickly!

If you’re eager to learn the right ways to help your struggling readers make steady progress throughout the year, you’ll find that this course gives you the power to teach flexibly and creatively, without the need for extra training in literacy or fluency. As an added bonus, there’s nothing quite like helping students discover the pleasures of reading!

Credit Hours: 24

Speed Spanish II

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Speed Spanish II

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Have you ever seen a non-native speaking Spanish fluently? Were you impressed? Would you like to become more conversational and more comfortable in Spanish-speaking situations? Now you can. Our Speed Spanish courses are unlike any other Spanish classes you may have ever taken. You’ll see words, hear them pronounced properly, and be granted plenty of opportunities to practice your pronunciation. Then, you’ll learn several clever recipes that you can use to glue the words together into sentences. Enroll in Speed Spanish II, and you’ll see an immediate improvement in your Spanish fluency from the very first lesson.

Credit Hours: 24

Spanish in the Classroom

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Spanish in the Classroom

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


If you’re struggling to communicate with your Spanish-speaking students and their families, and you don’t know your cabeza from your codo (that’s your head from your elbow), don’t worry help is here!

Whether you took a Spanish class 20 years ago and just want to brush up a bit, or you have never taken a Spanish class, you’ll learn the essential Spanish for teachers and bridge the communication gap with your Spanish-speaking students and parents. Rest assured that this won’t be anything like your typical high school Spanish course. We’ll skip the frills and focus on “survival Spanish” you can put to work immediately. We’ve tossed out long vocabulary lists and complex grammar rules and replaced them with games and stories to make learning easy, painless, and even fun. You’ll learn new words in easy-to-digest bites, and each lesson will include Supplementary Material to help you keep expanding your vocabulary. 

We’ll start with the basics of Spanish pronunciation, and then we’ll move right into simple words for everyday things, such as colors, numbers, and question words. Then you’ll learn more of the basics of conversational phrases, family names, and directions. Next, we’ll get into what it’s like on the first day of school as we go over words related to enrolling new students, conversing in the classroom, talking about rules and behavior, and basic vocabulary for various academic subjects. We’ll also cover Spanish words and phrases to use in the cafeteria, on the playground, and even in the nurses office! Finally, we’ll delve into some survival phrases for the parent-teacher conference as you learn to describe how a child is doing, talk about academic or behavior problems, and discuss grades and homework

By the end of this course, you’ll be well on the path to being a Spanish speaker and communicating more effectively with the Spanish-speakers all around you. Vamos! (Let’s go!)

Credit Hours: 24

Speed Spanish III

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Speed Spanish III

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Master your ability to speak, understand, and read Spanish by taking the final installment in our unique three-part Speed Spanish learning series. In this advanced-level course, you’ll learn the final six recipes that will serve as templates to help you create any Spanish sentence you want. Guided practice will include lots of new vocabulary, pronunciation, and speed drills, as well as in-depth study of Spanish parts of speech to help you speak and understand Spanish in a snap. The goal of this course is not just learning the recipes it’s also to help you use them spontaneously so that you’ll never be at a loss for words!

Credit Hours: 24

Speed Spanish

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Speed Spanish

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish! This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You’ll learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you’ll be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish.

Credit Hours: 24

Personal Finance

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Personal Finance

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Do you have clear financial goals? Do you know if you have enough money to buy a car or house, if you can afford to take a cut in pay in order to go back to school, if you will have enough money to retire? 

Do you know how much tax you will be expected to pay this year and next, or what you might be able to do right now that will lower your tax long into the future? Do you have enough insurance? Have you developed a household budget and are you sticking to it? 

Will your assets be passed to your chosen heirs when you die? Do you know how your creditors judge you and do you know how to change your credit report to reduce your expenses and increase your financial security? 

Are you confident you can choose stocks and mutual funds wisely and do you know how to decide how much money you should allocate to these types of investments? Do you know how to keep good financial records and do you know which types of records you should keep and for how long? 

If your answer to any of these questions is “No,” you need this course. This course will prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning. The tools you will learn are useful, realistic, and easy to work into your regular routine. They will help you gain control over the financial impact of the choices you make. 

You’ll learn to create and use a budget, borrow and invest wisely, make intelligent decisions about insurance, and plan for your financial future. You’ll develop a retirement savings plan, and you’ll be better prepared to make large purchases and plan for taxes. You’ll learn the essentials of household bookkeeping, record-keeping requirements, and much, much more.

Credit Hours: 24

Mastering Public Speaking

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Mastering Public Speaking

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


You can become an effective public speaker! In this fun and hands-on course, you’ll find out how to talk confidently and persuasively to both large audiences and small groups. You’ll learn how to plan and deliver your presentations skillfully and how to manage one of the most common public speaking barriers-fear.

As you build your skills step-by-step, you’ll find out how to present a short or long speech, how to handle questions and manage conflict in meetings, and even how to shine in a job interview. You’ll get tips for training your voice and learn how to use both verbal and nonverbal communication effectively.

By the time you finish this course, you’ll have an entire set of skills you can use on the job, in social settings, and in any other situation where you need to communicate with ease and authority. Along the way, you’ll explore many real-world examples and have lots of opportunities to practice your new skills.

Credit Hours: 24

Prepare for the GED Test

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Prepare for the GED Test

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


If you’re comfortable reading a high school textbook, doing math basic operations like fractions and decimals without a calculator, and writing a short letter in English, you’re ready to get started! This course will help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses so you can focus your studying on the areas that you need most. You’ll get the basics of what you need to know to succeed on the four GED test modules: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning. After completion of this course, you should be well-equipped to take and pass the GED test!


Important: Some GED Testing Centers require proof that you have passed a GED test preparation course or the official practice tests before you can take the official GED tests. Before enrolling in this course, please check with the official GED Testing Center where you intend to take your tests to make sure that this course will meet their requirements. As of 2014, not all states use the GED test as their test for high school equivalency diploma. 


*GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and may not be used without permission. The GED and GED Testing Service brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license. THIS WORK IS NOT AUTHORIZED, ENDORSED , OR LICENSED BY AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION OR GED TESTING SERVICE, AND ANY REFERENCE TO “GED” IN THE TITLE OR BODY OF THIS WORK IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO IMPLY AN AFFILIATION WITH, OR SPONSORSHIP BY, GED TESTING SERVICE OR ANY STATE OR ENTITY AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE GED BRANDED GOODS OR SERVICES.


Course Revised February 2016

Credit Hours: 24

Music Made Easy

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Music Made Easy

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


If you enjoy music and would like to know more about what makes it work, this is the course for you. You’ll gain a complete understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony, and you’ll be able to recognize pitches on the musical staff and on the keyboard. 

Each lesson will build on previous lessons, while also introducing new musical concepts. Your course begins with an introduction to rhythm and the various aspects of rhythm; including beat, meter, note, and rest values. 

You’ll then learn about the role of melody in music, and you’ll gain proficiency in identifying pitches by octave, building major scales, and understanding the role of keys in creating melodies. 

You’ll explore the keyboard in full detail, with an emphasis on the structure of major scale and the signatures of major keys. And you’ll understand the many significant contributions early music theorists made to our understanding of music. 

You’ll also be able to build intervals, major scales, and chords. By the time you complete this comprehensive and full-featured course, you’ll be able to read, write, and even play simple musical pieces on a keyboard.

Credit Hours: 24

Ready, Set, Read!

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Ready, Set, Read!

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Take this opportunity to find out how children really learn to read and write. Explore current research that cuts through the media messages about reading wars and the right way to teach children. Learn by reading stories about children, doing interactive assignments, and exploring the latest in parent and childcare information. You will see everyday children’s play with a new eye as you understand how play can connect to literacy.

You’ll learn how a child becomes literate from the moment of birth. First, you’ll investigate the many things a child’s growing mind must do to make sense of the written word and create writing. From there, you’ll explore the development of reading and writing from infancy to the early school years. You’ll know what problems to look for and how to assist a struggling reader. You will see how you can boost literacy growth during daily routines and child’s play.

Gain confidence in your ability to guide a child’s literacy development, and take pleasure in seeing how even the littlest events can lead to really big steps in reading and writing success.

Credit Hours: 24

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Take your PowerPoint presentations from ordinary to extraordinary! In these lessons, you’ll learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 or PowerPoint 365 to create professional-quality slide presentations that grab and hold your audience’s attention from start to finish.  

You’ll see how to plan a presentation for your audience, format it with themes and color, and use slide and layout masters to make global changes. You’ll embellish your slides with text and objects, including pictures, shapes, WordArt, and SmartArt, and learn to add multimedia effects to create animated presentations. 

And that’s just the start! With this PowerPoint training, you’ll explore the options on the PowerPoint Ribbon, including the new Online Pictures command, File menu options, and Backstage View, and you’ll learn how to print slides, handouts, and even an outline. And you’ll discover the best view for creating and editing your slides and running your presentations.  

You’ll have fun creating a PowerPoint photo album with your digital pictures, and become acquainted with OneDrive and PowerPoint Online to save, edit, and share your presentations online. Finally, you’ll add versatility to your PowerPoint skills as you learn how to use the new Share and Export commands to save presentations as PDF files, videos, and more. If you want to become a PowerPoint pro, this is the course for you!

Credit Hours: 24

Leadership

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Leadership

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Leadership skills can help you gain the respect and admiration of others, while also allowing you to enjoy success in your career and more control over your destiny. Contrary to popular belief, leadership skills can be learned and developed. Even if you don’t hold a leadership position, this course will teach you how to use the principles of great leaders to achieve success in almost every aspect of your daily life.

Credit Hours: 24

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Knowing how to write reports and letters using Microsoft Word is a basic skill needed in nearly any job. This powerful word-processing program lets you professionally type, edit, format, spell check, and print documents.

In this course, you’ll master all the basics of Microsoft Word. You’ll learn how to add, move through, and edit text; move words from one part of your document to another; work on two or more documents simultaneously; change the size or appearance of text; change margins and tab settings; automatically center, right align, justify, and indent text; use tools such as the grammar checker, spell checker, and thesaurus; and save, retrieve, copy, organize, and print your documents.

You’ll also learn dozens of different ways to modify the appearance and content of your documents by adjusting page margins, paragraph tab settings, and line spacing to create great-looking documents quickly and easily. By the time you’re done with the step-by-step lessons and hands-on activities in this course, you’ll be able to use Word confidently at home or on the job.

Credit Hours: 24

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Do you work with numbers? Then you need to master Microsoft Excel 2013 and this is the place to do it. Even “non-techie” beginners will find it easy to learn Excel in this fun, step-by-step online course.

These lessons will teach you dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You’ll also learn the secrets behind writing powerful mathematical formulas and discover how to use the function wizard to quickly and automatically calculate statistics, loan payments, future value, and more.

In addition, you’ll get tips on sorting and analyzing data, designing custom charts and graphs, creating three-dimensional workbooks, building links between files, endowing your worksheets with decision-making capabilities, and automating frequently-repeated tasks with macros and buttons. This informative course covers the new Quick Analysis, Flash Fill, and charting capabilities available in Excel 2013.

This is not a tutorial, but an in-depth class where you’ll get training, help, and personal support from an experienced instructor as you’re learning Excel basics step-by-step. By the time you’re done, you’ll be using this vital Office 2013 application like a pro.

Credit Hours: 24

Keys to Effective Communication

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Keys to Effective Communication

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


If you often find yourself at a loss for words or lack confidence in your communication abilities, you’ll appreciate this course. With the help of a patient instructor and a supportive community of your fellow students, you’ll work step by step through the process of becoming a great conversationalist. You’ll learn to use communication to build rapport and create environments of trust, warmth, and respect. Become more confident, create a great first impression, get along well with others, and create more and better personal and professional relationships.

Credit Hours: 24

Get Grants!

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Get Grants!

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


What makes Gets Grants a different kind of grantwriting course?

For starters, your instructors have raised millions of dollars in grant funds and will share what they have learned over the years with you.  More importantly, we will walk you through both federal and foundation grantwriting, pointing out the differences and similarities.  In this course, you will learn how to develop successful, grant-fundable proposals.

Over the 6-week course you’ll be shown step-by-step the process of grant proposal writing, whether you are tackling a federal grant, one from a national private foundation or a smaller grant from your local foundation.

You’ll learn to recognize what makes a project attractive to a funding agency and see how to create a compelling case. In just a few weeks, you’ll be prepared to convert an idea into a complete, well-developed package. 

In addition, you’ll discover how to target the best funding agencies for your project and learn insider secrets for approaching them in the right way. You’ll also see how to follow up on a proposal, and you’ll find out when it’s possible to turn a “no” into a “yes.”

Whether you’re interested in writing grant proposals as a career or in obtaining funding for your organization, this course will give you the grant-writing skills you need to outshine your competition. Highly recommended for development professionals, educators, nonprofit agency staff members or volunteers, and anyone else involved in fundraising for a large or small organization.

While the skills you’ll learn during this course are transferable, we do want to emphasize that the focus of this class is on obtaining grant funding for nonprofit organizations.

Credit Hours: 24

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


In this course, we’ll cover some more advanced topics that we didn’t have time for in Human Anatomy and Physiology I.  We’ll start with basic histology-the study of the different tissues in the body.  You’ll learn about the structure and function of epithelial, connective, nervous, and muscular tissue.  You’ll come to understand the different sub-types of these tissues, where they’re located, and the special jobs they perform.

From there, we’ll move on to a discussion of the different senses.  We’ll study how your brain receives and processes information from your skin, joints, muscles, and special balance organs in your ears.  Then we’ll discuss the sensations of sight, sound, taste, and smell.  You’ll learn about the organs that receive these sensations and how the brain makes sense of them.

We’ll also delve into the important topic of cellular metabolism-the chemical reactions that occur in cells.  You’ll find out about the major types of chemical reactions and see why food, oxygen, and water are essential for these chemical reactions to occur.   And you’ll learn about classes of chemicals called acids, bases, and salts, and their significance in the body.

Then we’ll focus on the human life span.  We’ll start with a detailed explanation of the process of fertilization, proceed to a discussion of pregnancy and childbirth, and finally, talk about significant events that occur from infancy through old age.   You’ll also discover ways to slow down the aging process. 

By the end of this course, you’ll have an even greater appreciation of the complexity and wonder of the human body!

Credit Hours: 24

Grammar Refresher

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Grammar Refresher

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Whatever your goals, a grasp of English grammar is important if you want to improve your speaking and writing skills. This course will help you gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct work. You’ll explore the basics of English grammar like sentence structure and punctuation as well as more sophisticated concepts like logic and clarity. A patient instructor, memorable lessons, vivid examples, and interactive exercises will give you ample opportunity to put what you learn into practice. Reacquaint yourself with old, forgotten rules, meet some new ones, and discover your own grammatical strengths.

Credit Hours: 24

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