Subject Area

Course Partner

#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


We are retiring this course, and it will no longer be available for enrollment after September 30, 2020.

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

5D+ Indicators of High-Quality Instruction

Subject DLN Department

Description

5D+ Indicators of High-Quality Instruction

Price:

$150

Credit Hours:

12

Credit Type:

SCECH

The 5D+ dimension specific module assists educators in developing a vision for rubric indicators within each dimension, authentic examples of what each indicator looks like in daily practice, suggested teacher and student moves to enact the distinguished performance level in daily lessons, and opportunities for participants to self-assess and determine areas of focus based on areas of strength and need. A district or mentor may supplement support around the modules using MASSP provided Facilitation Guides as each participant engages and completes the module independently.

Credit Hours: 12

A to Z Grant Writing

Subject ed2go Department

Description

A to Z Grant Writing (Self-Paced)

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


This is the SELF-PACED version of this course, meaning you have access to all material as soon as you are enrolled and can engage with the material at your own schedule. Assessments will be computer-graded, as there is no facilitator in the course guiding your learning. The course is also available as facilitated course. 

Please be aware, that sales on this course are final. We will not be able to accommodate ANY transfer or refund requests on this course.

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

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


We are retiring this course, and it will no longer be available for enrollment after September 30, 2020.

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


We are retiring this course, and it will no longer be available for enrollment after September 30, 2020.

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


We are retiring this course, and it will no longer be available for enrollment after September 30, 2020.

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

Assessment and Grading for Student Achievement

Subject PCG

Description

Assessment and Grading for Student Achievement

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Credit Type:

SCECH


We are retiring this course, and it will no longer be available for enrollment after September 30, 2020.

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

Assessments in the Blended Classroom

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Assessments in the Blended Classroom

Price:

$15

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

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher

Subject PCG

Description

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Credit Type:

SCECH


We are retiring this course, and it will no longer be available for enrollment after September 30, 2020.

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


We are retiring this course, and it will no longer be available for enrollment after September 30, 2020.

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

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


We are retiring this course, and it will no longer be available for enrollment after September 30, 2020.

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:

$15

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

Building a College List

Subject MACAC

Description

Note: This course has limited capacity. If all seats are taken, you will still be able to see the course description, but will not be able to enroll at the current moment. As the current learners complete the course, their seats will open up. If you are not able to enroll in this course today, please check back in a few days.

Building a College List

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

Counselor SCECH for College Prep. and Selection

Students need to build a college list based on a comprehensive review of all the options available to them. This course will familiarize the counselor with a wide array of college search resources, allowing the counselor the opportunity to support the student’s college search with confidence.

Building Academic Language, Grades 7-12

Subject PCG

Description

Building Academic Language, Grades 7-12

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Credit Type:

SCECH

We are retiring this course, and it will no longer be available for enrollment after September 30, 2020.

With the adoption of college and career standards, all students need support developing their understanding and use of language within an academic context. As students progress through school, subject matter becomes more complex and students must use language in more sophisticated ways to argue, to evaluate evidence, to analyze complex texts, to develop their own complex texts, and to engage in academic discussions. This course is designed to equip K-12 teachers with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to help their students grasp language principles and develop the academic language skills they need to reach their highest levels of academic achievement across all grade bands and content areas. Building Academic Language introduces teachers to the features and functions of academic language, strategies and activities for supporting the use of academic language, techniques for modeling academic language, and ideas for lesson planning and assessment that support academic language development.

Credit Hours: 45

Building Academic Language, Grades K-6

Subject PCG

Description

Building Academic Language, Grades K-6

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Credit Type:

SCECH


We are retiring this course, and it will no longer be available for enrollment after September 30, 2020.

With the adoption of college and career standards, all students need support developing their understanding and use of language within an academic context. As students progress through school, subject matter becomes more complex and students must use language in more sophisticated ways to argue, to evaluate evidence, to analyze complex texts, to develop their own complex texts, and to engage academic discussions. This course is designed to equip K-6 teachers with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to help their students grasp language principles and develop the academic language skills they need to reach their highest levels of academic achievement across all grade bands and content areas. Building Academic Language introduces teachers to the features and functions of academic language, strategies and activities for supporting the use of academic language, techniques for modeling academic language, and ideas for lesson planning and assessment that support academic language development.

Credit Hours: 45

Building Teams That Work

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Building Teams That Work (Self-Paced)

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


This is the SELF-PACED version of this course, meaning you have access to all material as soon as you are enrolled and can engage with the material at your own schedule. Assessments will be computer-graded, as there is no facilitator in the course guiding your learning. The course is also available as facilitated course. 

Please be aware, that sales on this course are final. We will not be able to accommodate ANY transfer or refund requests on this course.

Teams are becoming a staple in today’s workplace. In this course, you’ll learn the components of a successful team and the stages of its development. You’ll master the skills you’ll need to effectively manage projects, make decisions, and solve problems in a team setting. Plus, you’ll have a chance to learn the pitfalls of unhealthy group interaction and minimize any of its effects on your team.

Along the way, you’ll follow real-life examples and scenarios to help you identify with the team-building process. There’s a lot more to it than just getting a number of people together in a room at the same time. Are you eager to develop your leadership qualities and be a quality team participant? Many of today’s teams rotate leadership roles, so it’s crucial to understand both perspectives as you learn the best ways to communicate and work together for positive change.

Credit Hours: 24

Changing Minds to Address Poverty in the Classroom

Subject Michigan Department of Ed

Description

Changing Minds to Address Poverty in the Classroom

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

11

Credit Type:

SCECH

Educators are faced with new challenges as the number of students living in poverty increases across the country. These challenges raise several questions and concerns for schools: How do you support the academic achievement of students who have not eaten? Who do not know where they are going to sleep? Who have responsibilities that far exceed their age? 
Based on the work of Eric Jensen, this course provides background on the effects of poverty on learning in the classroom. The course moves beyond theory and provides practical classroom strategies tied to seven essential mindsets for the successful education of all students, especially those who are at-risk. Explore your own mindset, as well as how you convey that mindset to students through thoughtful and reflective activities and questioning. While identifying strategies to foster mindsets in your students, you will build an action plan to begin using these skills in your classroom immediately. Join this course to electrify the learning and empower students living in poverty with what they need to succeed in your classroom and in life.

Credit Hours: 11

Character Education, Part I

Subject PCG

Description

Character Education, Part I

Price:

$199

Credit Hours:

30

Credit Type:

SCECH


We are retiring this course, and it will no longer be available for enrollment after September 30, 2020.

The issue of Character Education has, in many districts, largely shifted from the job of the family and community to a critical component of classroom instruction. To create and maintain a positive and productive learning environment students must develop as moral, civic-minded, well-mannered, non-bullying and, generally well-socialized young people.

The pervasive influence of violence, drugs and gang activity and the shifting role of family structure and parents have contributed to the negative changes in the behavior dynamic among many students that negatively impacts schools, classrooms, teachers and, of course, the ability of everyone to learn.

This course helps educators identify character issues in their own classroom and provides strategies for how to mobilize resources including parents and community members. In addition educators will learn how to create a positive moral community and will explore historical and modern concepts of character and consider how to foreground those concepts for students’ learning sake.

As part of the curriculum, character education through insight, understanding, instruction, problem-solving and conflict-resolution activities will help educators improve relationships in their classroom communities and provide a safer environment for learning and collaboration among their students.

Credit Hours: 30

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