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Creating the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Success

Subject ed2go Department

Description

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

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

Podcast PD: Growing Student Agency and Implementing Google Classroom

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Podcast PD: Growing Student Agency and Implementing Google Classroom

Price:

$15

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

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems (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, 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

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

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

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

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

Keep up with the latest Michigan Virtual has to offer

Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.