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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

Charlotte Danielson’s A Framework for Teaching

Subject PCG

Description

Charlotte Danielson’s A Framework for Teaching

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Credit Type:

SCECH


Charlotte Danielson’s A Framework for Teaching defines teachers responsibilities, which fall into four domains: planning and preparation, classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities. Through lectures, classroom observations, and vigorous panel discussions, educators work through how to use the Framework to scrutinize and strengthen classroom teaching practices to improve student learning. Punctuated by worksheets and activities, the course prepares educators to use the Framework to become their best professional selves. Required Text: Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching (Charlotte Danielson, ASCD, 2007).

Credit Hours: 45

Creating the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Success

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Note: Each of our ed2go courses is facilitated by an instructor and takes 6 weeks to complete. If you are looking to renew your teaching certificate by the June 30 deadline, please enroll in an ed2go class that begins BEFORE May 1 to ensure you have enough time to get your SCECHs processed for certificate renewal.

Creating the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Success

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


In this professional development course for teachers, you’ll get the training you need to reach the diverse mix of students you face every day-learning proven strategies for inclusion that turn diversity into opportunity. With a mix of students who have learning disabilities, neurobiological disorders, and physical challenges, the modern classroom requires an efficient and effective teacher who can prioritize under tight deadlines and be creative on demand. Over the next six weeks, you’ll learn how to be the kind of super teacher who can guide every student toward academic success. And do you know what the best part is? You don’t have to tear your hair out in order to adapt each lesson so that it makes sense for all your students!

We’ll start our journey by talking about how students with special needs became a part of the mainstream. Then we’ll discuss the inclusive classroom as a home for these students, exploring how all our kids can benefit from an adaptive learning environment. We’ll examine how each child learns and what you can do to help him or her develop new strengths. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities offered by inclusion and how to build collaborative partnerships with the special educator and classroom aides.

Over the course of 12 lessons, you’ll discover creative, low-budget strategies for turning your inclusive classroom into a nurturing, supportive learning environment that helps every student. If you’re looking for the right way to get all your students excited about coming to school, this is the course for you!

Credit Hours: 24

Empowering Students With Disabilities

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Note: Each of our ed2go courses is facilitated by an instructor and takes 6 weeks to complete. If you are looking to renew your teaching certificate by the June 30 deadline, please enroll in an ed2go class that begins BEFORE May 1 to ensure you have enough time to get your SCECHs processed for certificate renewal.

Empowering Students With Disabilities

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Teaching students with disabilities is a rewarding challenge, and this course gives you the tools you’ll need to succeed.  No matter what grade you teach-from preschool through high school-you’ll learn powerful strategies you can put to work immediately in your classroom. In addition, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to understand and cope with the most common disabilities you’ll encounter.

You’ll start by putting yourself in the shoes of students with special needs as you explore a wide variety of disabilities ranging from autism spectrum disorder to cerebral palsy. Simulations and real-life stories will give you a firsthand look at what it’s like to be a learner with special needs, and you’ll see how common disabilities affect classroom behavior and learning.

Then comes the best part: solutions! In each lesson, you’ll find dozens of tips for fostering the reading, writing, and math skills of students with special needs. In addition, you’ll master techniques for helping these learners behave appropriately and make friends in your classroom. You’ll also get the inside story on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and transition plans, and you’ll learn the most effective ways to collaborate with parents and professionals.

By the end of this course, you’ll feel confident in your ability to help any student who comes through your door. You’ll also discover that while the challenges can be big when you’re teaching students with disabilities, the victories are big as well.

Credit Hours: 24

Motivating and Engaging Students

Subject PCG

Description

Motivating and Engaging Students

Price:

$279

Credit Hours:

45

Credit Type:

SCECH


To be effective teachers must essentially find strategies to “manage it all”: establish a classroom environment that facilitates learning, differentiate instruction and assessment, facilitate learning through cooperative groups and, meet their own professional goals. In this course presenter Debbie Silver shares veteran classroom management techniques and strategies to maintain a well-run classroom.

Meaningful learning achievement requires a high level of student engagement. This course teaches educators how to foster and encourage engagement through a variety of techniques and strategies including crafting the classroom environment, structuring lesson plans and using innovative teaching techniques. The course features interviews with teachers and students, classroom footage, workshop activities, lectures and an accompanying eBook.

Credit Hours: 45

Podcast PD: Growing Student Agency and Implementing Google Classroom

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Podcast PD: Growing Student Agency and Implementing Google Classroom

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

5

Credit Type:

SCECH

Your students come from varying social, cultural, and academic backgrounds and, thus, follow different journeys on their way to adulthood. How can you help them grow their leadership of this journey? This practice-minded course focuses on student agency as a multi-faceted skill that can be grown and shaped and takes a look at how technology, like Google Classroom, can help grow this skill within a lesson cycle. 

This course is part of the Podcast PD series which is based upon content from the Digital Backpack, a podcast powered by Michigan Virtual.

Credit Hours: 5

POWERful Coaching

Subject PCG

Description

POWERful Coaching 

Price:

$199

Credit Hours:

30

Credit Type:

SCECH


This course provides a dynamic series of sessions to develop coaching as a process, a relationship, a specific set of skills, and a powerful strategy for creating change in people and organizations. The role of “coach” is becoming more widely used in our schools. This course clarifies the roles and skills necessary for effective coaching which leads to successful change.

This workshop illustrates techniques of a leader in coaching as teachers, superintendents, and other educators role play and determine effective and appropriate coaching scenarios to improve academic achievement, professional development and organizational change.

Credit Hours: 30

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Note: Each of our ed2go courses is facilitated by an instructor and takes 6 weeks to complete. If you are looking to renew your teaching certificate by the June 30 deadline, please enroll in an ed2go class that begins BEFORE May 1 to ensure you have enough time to get your SCECHs processed for certificate renewal.

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


In this professional development course, you’ll get the teacher training you need to deal effectively with serious discipline problems and help even the most challenging students you’re teaching make more responsible choices. You’ll discover how to use a new research-based six-step approach to solve severe and chronic discipline problems, including bullying, fighting, using abusive language, stealing, and refusing to work. 

You’ll learn how to deal with the special problem of attention deficit disorder, find out how to use time-outs effectively, and see how class meetings can help solve class-wide discipline problems. 

We’ll cover numerous preventative strategies, including 12 actions you and your colleagues can take to prevent problems from occurring in the common areas of your school, and six practical strategies that can prevent student violence.

You’ll gain a new understanding of what motivates severe and chronic misbehavior and, more important, what actions will help you effectively find solutions. We’ll look at numerous real-life examples set in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms so you can see how to put the ideas into action in your own teaching situation.

Credit Hours: 24

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems II

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Note: Each of our ed2go courses is facilitated by an instructor and takes 6 weeks to complete. If you are looking to renew your teaching certificate by the June 30 deadline, please enroll in an ed2go class that begins BEFORE May 1 to ensure you have enough time to get your SCECHs processed for certificate renewal.

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems II

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


In this professional development course, you’ll get the teacher training you need to deal effectively with serious discipline problems and help even the most challenging students you’re teaching make more responsible choices. You’ll discover how to use a new research-based six-step approach to solve severe and chronic discipline problems, including bullying, fighting, using abusive language, stealing, and refusing to work. 

You’ll learn how to deal with the special problem of attention deficit disorder, find out how to use time-outs effectively, and see how class meetings can help solve class-wide discipline problems. 

We’ll cover numerous preventative strategies, including 12 actions you and your colleagues can take to prevent problems from occurring in the common areas of your school, and six practical strategies that can prevent student violence.

You’ll gain a new understanding of what motivates severe and chronic misbehavior and, more important, what actions will help you effectively find solutions. We’ll look at numerous real-life examples set in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms so you can see how to put the ideas into action in your own teaching situation.

Credit Hours: 24

Teaching Students With ADHD

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Note: Each of our ed2go courses is facilitated by an instructor and takes 6 weeks to complete. If you are looking to renew your teaching certificate by the June 30 deadline, please enroll in an ed2go class that begins BEFORE May 1 to ensure you have enough time to get your SCECHs processed for certificate renewal.

Teaching Students With ADHD

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are always hearing things like “Try harder,” “Pay attention,” and “Sit still.” And they’d love to do these things-but they don’t know how!  

In this course, you’ll discover practical ways to help children with ADHD control their behavior and succeed in school. And you’ll be learning from the real experts: the children themselves. You’ll find out how Kristi controls her behavior and how Wanda handles boredom. You’ll see how Adam jump-starts his thought processes, how Harry satisfies his need to move without bothering his teacher, and how Darren aces his homework. 

In addition, you’ll hear from parents and teachers about the amazing benefits of relatively simple adaptations in space, structure, rules, and expectations. You’ll also explore myths and facts about ADHD and see how this condition affects motivation, activity level, attention, and memory.  

These lessons will arm you with powerful strategies you can put to use immediately in your own classroom. By the time you’re done, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to help students with ADHD compensate for their problems and achieve their full potential.

Credit Hours: 24

Teaching Students With Autism: Strategies for Success

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Note: Each of our ed2go courses is facilitated by an instructor and takes 6 weeks to complete. If you are looking to renew your teaching certificate by the June 30 deadline, please enroll in an ed2go class that begins BEFORE May 1 to ensure you have enough time to get your SCECHs processed for certificate renewal.

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

Understanding Adolescents

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Note: Each of our ed2go courses is facilitated by an instructor and takes 6 weeks to complete. If you are looking to renew your teaching certificate by the June 30 deadline, please enroll in an ed2go class that begins BEFORE May 1 to ensure you have enough time to get your SCECHs processed for certificate renewal.

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

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