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Social-Emotional Learning: Integrating SEL Into Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Subject Michigan Department of Ed

Description

Social-Emotional Learning: Integrating SEL Into Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

6

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course focuses on how to integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) into the daily work of classrooms and engagement strategies for students that promote SEL. For example, teachers can implement practices that support student-centered learning or use language in a way that promotes the development of social and emotional skills. In addition, this course will include cultural considerations for classrooms while implementing social and emotional programming and practices as well as potential barriers to implementing SEL.

Credit Hours: 6

Social-Emotional Learning: Creating a Professional Culture Based on SEL

Subject Michigan Department of Ed

Description

Social-Emotional Learning: Creating a Professional Culture Based on SEL

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

6

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course focuses on creating a social and emotional learning (SEL) culture within a school. Specifically, educators will engage in activities that focus on educator social and emotional competencies, exploring ways in which adults can engage in self-care to reduce stress and professional burnout, and ways in which implicit bias influences interactions with students and colleagues.

Credit Hours: 6

Social-Emotional Learning: Introduction to SEL

Subject Michigan Department of Ed

Description

Social-Emotional Learning: Introduction to SEL

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

6

Credit Type:

SCECH


This course provides an introduction to SEL, which will include its key components as defined by MDE: the five core social and emotional competencies; the research underpinning SEL; and comprehensive benefits and positive outcomes of SEL for staff, students, families, and other adults working with students.

Credit Hours: 6

Social-Emotional Learning: Trauma-Informed Support

Subject Michigan Department of Ed

Description

Social-Emotional Learning: Trauma-Informed Support

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

8

Credit Type:

SCECH


In recent years, there has been an increase in understanding the influence that childhood traumatic experiences can have on students in their learning environments. The intent of this course is to help educators gain some knowledge regarding trauma, how it impacts the developing brain, and thus potentially academic achievement. It is also to show how social and emotional learning can offer students skills to help combat those experiences.

Credit Hours: 8

Social-Emotional Learning: Embedding SEL Schoolwide

Subject Michigan Department of Ed

Description

Social-Emotional Learning: Embedding SEL Schoolwide

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

6

Credit Type:

SCECH


This course provides information about the various ways that SEL can be thoroughly integrated in a school’s policies and practices. The course includes a strong focus on leadership and delineating the actions that administrators and instructional leaders can take to embed SEL within the core functioning of the school, such as defining the collective values of the school through the development of an SEL vision and mission, and aligning SEL with other initiatives.

Credit Hours: 6

Transitioning to Remote Teaching 6: SEL Supports

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Transitioning to Remote Teaching 6: SEL Supports

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

SCECH

You will understand the importance of addressing social emotional learning, family support, and teacher self care.

Credit Hours: 2

Teaching High School Students

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Teaching High School Students

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


How can you reach students in the high school class? What can you do to motivate and teach so that your students are ready to succeed in life as well as school? In this course, you’ll learn about the latest teaching strategies and techniques that can help your secondary students achieve academically and behave responsibly.  

The course covers a broad range of topics, including differentiated instruction, classroom management and discipline, assessment strategies, and gaining parental support. We’ll cover tips for creating need-fulfilling lessons that engage students, suggestions for using simulations and games that make learning enjoyable, and how to teach your students the social-emotional skills they need to succeed both in school and in life.  You’ll also learn how to motivate students with recognition, rewards, and reinforcement, how to deal with discipline problems, and the value of varying your assessment strategies.

Throughout, you’ll view videos that illustrate the concepts you’re learning. You’ll hear from education experts and see actual classroom teachers demonstrating the techniques taught in this course.  Guest experts appearing in the videos include Dr. William Glasser (Choice Theory), Dr. Carol Tomlinson (The Differentiated Classroom), Dr. Jane Bluestein (The Win-Win Classroom), and Jon Erwin (Inspiring the Best in Students). By the end of this course, you’ll have mastered proven ways to help your high school students succeed both in school and in life!

Credit Hours: 24

MEMSPA: Braiding MTSS & SEL

Subject MEMSPA Department

Description

Braiding MTSS & SEL

Price:

$99

Credit Hours:

9

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is recommended for administrators and teacher leaders.

School leaders will demonstrate how social emotional learning instruction and practices that support academics and behavior are integrated through all tiers of the school’s multi tiered system of support.

Credit Hours: 9

Understanding Adolescents

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Understanding Adolescents (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.

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

DLN: Foundations of Restorative Practices & Circles

Subject DLN Department

Description

Foundations of Restorative Practices & Circles

Price:

$20

Credit Hours:

5

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is designed for Building Administrators along with Counselors, Social workers, Behavior Interventionist, Deans, and Building Team Leaders involved in the daily interactions with students. Learners will have the opportunity to explore Restorative Practices facts from myths, identify shame triggers and responses, analyze, measure, and improve adult student relationships, identify the physiological, emotional, and psychological needs of students, discuss the steps of the circle process, and review the serious Infractions and removal process.

Credit Hours: 5

MI Excel Coaching: Being A Social Studies Coach

Subject MI Excel Content Coaches Department

Description

MI Excel Coaching: Being A Social Studies Coach

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

6

Credit Type:

SCECH

The MI Excel Coaching Modules are a series of modules on various topics related to instructional coaching. There are four core modules and five subject-area modules. Modules consist of a combination of videos, presentations, quizzes, and activities. 

Credit Hours: 6

DLN: Understanding Human Behavior Through Restorative Practices

Subject DLN Department

Description

Understanding Human Behavior Through Restorative Practices

Price:

$20

Credit Hours:

3

Credit Type:

SCECH

This online course introduces participants to the social science of human behavior and how to use this understanding to build and repair relationships in a school through restorative practices, which integrates best practices from a variety of disciplines and fields, including education, psychology, social work, criminology, sociology, organizational development, and leadership.

Credit Hours: 3

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

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

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

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

Content Literacy: Grades 6-12

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Content Literacy: Grades 6-12

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Students must develop literacy skills in order to access, learn, and comprehend. And with the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), teachers in all subject areas, science, humanities, history, social sciences, mathematics, and technology, are finding themselves actively involved in their students’ literacy development, including skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language. In this course, you’ll discover literacy development strategies that will make content come alive for each and every student.

We’ll review the new literacy standards to see how they relate to the content areas, and uncover the many ways adolescent development is connected to effective teaching. We’ll explore differentiated education and see how easy it can be to deliver content to students at varying levels of literacy development. You’ll also see how student learning centers can provide a valuable, real-world model of how content learning and literacy skill development can happen simultaneously in every classroom.

In addition, you’ll analyze your current teaching practices to identify the effective literacy development that you’re already doing. We’ll work together to adapt some of your favorite lessons to enhance reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language development. By the end of the course, you’ll be confident in your ability to utilize the best of what’s new, keep the best of what you’ve already got, and enjoy being a great 21st-century teacher!

Credit Hours: 24

Teaching Students With Autism: Strategies for Success

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Teaching Students With Autism: Strategies for Success

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Just 20 years ago, we didn’t see students with autism in our classrooms. But today, we teach children with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome right alongside their neurotypical peers. Reaching and teaching these students requires a delicate balancing act: understanding how their brains are wired, helping them turn challenges into opportunities, and learning to enjoy the rich perspective they bring to the classroom.

If you’ve ever had a student who blurted out in class, screamed when someone patted his or her shoulder, or rocked back and forth in the chair, you’ll appreciate the lessons ahead. We’ll discover the neurobiology behind these disorders and the way it affects students’ behavior, learning, and thinking. Most important, you’ll learn creative, easy, low-budget strategies to help these kids succeed in the classroom and beyond. 

Develop the skills to counter these students’ social awkwardness, sensory sensitivities, meltdowns, problems with homework completion, language reciprocity issues, and violent fixations. Even if you don’t have a student with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome in your class this year, these strategies will equip you to deal with any student who exhibits these characteristics on a regular basis.

Credit Hours: 24

The Creative Classroom

Subject ed2go Department

Description

The Creative Classroom (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.

Creativity will abound in your classroom as you tap your students’ hidden talents. Learn how to use creativity to teach reading, writing, visual arts, performing arts, social studies, science, mathematics, and physical and health education. Develop creative new approaches to field trips, learning labs, activities, exercises, assignments, and evaluation methods. Think beyond the textbook and challenge your students by making your classroom a creative classroom!

Credit Hours: 24

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Integrating Technology in the Classroom (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.

In this professional development course for teachers, you’ll learn the secrets of technology integration in the classroom, gaining the skills educators need to use tools such as wikis, podcasts, and blogs effectively. You’ll discover simple ways to integrate technology to enhance your subject material and meet your Common Core standards and other course goals. We’ll explore quick-and-easy, standards-based solutions for more interactive lesson plans, exciting WebQuests, and challenging assignments. We’ll also unleash the power of Web resources, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

You’ll learn how to design your presentation station based on auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles, identify kid-friendly Internet search tools, teach keyboarding and word processing, use tablets and assistive technology, and develop standards-based, integrated lesson plans in reading, writing, science, math, social studies, music, and art. We’ll delve into ways to reach special needs, GATE, and English language learners. Finally, we’ll look at computer ethics and integrating technology in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classroom and the flipped classroom.

Whether you’re new to the integration process or already use emerging technologies in your classroom, this course is a must for all of today’s teachers and future teachers who often have to produce more and more in less and less time. By the end of our time together, you’ll have a treasure of ideas for integrating all types of technology into your lesson plans across the curriculum!

Credit Hours: 24

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