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Overview Taking our Classroom Management Secrets course will give participants practical advice and step-by-step instructions for devising a classroom management plan that motivates their students to want to behave in the classroom. Among many things, topics will cover important information on how to handle difficult students, how to fuel intrinsic motivation, how to teach routines, and how to be a calmer, more effective teacher. Languages English Course Access Time Students have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of their enrollment. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Prerequisites/Audience There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $169.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 



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Discover why girls waste 30% of their study time, why boys get worse grades than girls, why boys do less homework than girls, and the 5 learning habits girls get in school that hurts them in the workplace. Your female students learn differently than your male students. Discover how girls learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping girls learn more, and the 5 tips to help girls succeed more. Then discover how boys learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping boys learn more, and the 5 tips to help boys succeed more. Get info about research not available anywhere else. Agenda Unit 1 The Brain and Gender Differences The brain and learning The female brain The male brain Summary of neurological and hormonal differences Unit 2 Helping Girls Learn More How girls learn Classroom techniques and activities that help girls learn Helping girls with spatial skills and STEM The 10 strategies for helping girls learn more Unit 3 Helping Boys Learn More How boys learn Classroom techniques and activities that help boys learn Helping boys with language skills The 10 strategies for helping boys learn more Unit 4 Helping Both Girls and Boys Succeed More Helping girls succeed in the workplace Helping boys succeed with college Grading learning and knowledge Gender neutral grading

Start date: 10/03/16

End date: 10/28/16

Tuition: $145.00

Online 24/7 (10/03/2016-10/28/2016)

Location : Online

Instructor : Julie Coates 



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Regardless of your age, it is always helpful to increase your understanding of how your current students learn and what your future students might need. Students learn in a variety of ways, this course will focus on the influence of generational characteristics on learning styles. Your students learn differently than you do. Come find out how to help your students learn more. And discover something new about yourself too! We will explore fascinating information on the brain and how each generation has responded to their unique “cohort experience”. You will acquire the skills and information needed to facilitate Gen Y and the emerging generation of learners. Understand how your own generational characteristics impact your learning AND your teaching. Come away with our top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Generational Learning Styles The origin of generational learning styles & foundation of learning style theories Learning theory and the brain What defines a generation - the concept of the cohort experience Unit 2 Understanding generational factors influencing how you learn and teach Characteristics of the Baby Boomers Characteristics and definitions for Generation X Learning characteristics of both Baby Boomers and Gen Xers How YOUR generational characteristics influence your approach to teaching: Baby Boomer, Gen X, Gen Y Unit 3 Understanding Generation Y Core values of Gen Y Impact of technology on generational learning The impact of generational characteristics on approaches to and expectations of education, perceptions of time, prioritizing work/life/school, goals and ambition, collaborative vs. individual, worldview, inputs versus outcomes and other value differences Unit 4 Helping Your Gen Y Students to Learn More Communication tips with Gen Y students and the emerging generation Classroom instruction tips for Gen Y and the emerging generation Addressing awkwardness and other social characteristics of Gen Y Understanding and using technology to facilitate learning The top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more RequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 11/07/16

End date: 12/02/16

Tuition: $195.00

Online 24/7 (11/07/2016-12/02/2016)

Location : Online

Instructor : Kassia Dellabough 



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Discover the fascinating world of online learning and teaching. Specifically for K-12 teachers, you will find out why and how your students learn online. Find out about all the wonderful eTools being used, from drag-and-drop games to virtual labs. Then find out how you can begin to use the web in your own teaching. See why web-enhanced courses are being introduced in K-12 schools. Then take home online strategies for helping your students to learn more and preparing them for the workplace. Agenda Unit 1 How the Internet is Changing How We Learn Why your students are learning online Why virtual schools and online courses are growing How online learning prepares students for the work world Why you as a teacher are more important than ever Unit 2 Introduction to Online Courses The technology of online courses How online courses work How knowledge is organized differently online Communication in the online classroom Unit 3 Advanced Features of Online Courses Audio and slide presentations Video, Animations, Simulations Virtual labs, what can be done better online Testing and assessment online Unit 4 How K-12 Teachers Can Use Online Classrooms How hybrid or blended courses are created What can be done better face-to-face in your classroom Incorporating the web into your teaching Simple effective online teaching techniques for K-12RequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 10/03/16

End date: 10/28/16

Tuition: $195.00

Online 24/7 (10/03/2016-10/28/2016)

Location : Online

Instructor : William Draves 



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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, it’s seems everyone, including your students, talk about ways the Internet let’s them stay in touch and see what others are doing. Since many of your students are already there, have you been curious if any of these tools might keep them engaged in your class? Do you ever wonder if there might be some effective ways to communicate with their parents? GoogleDocs, Adobe ConnectNow, iGoogle, Flicker, animoto, earth album, Teacher Tube, blogs, virtual labs and yes, even Facebook and Twitter can help you add dimension and interest to your class. Discover tips to use a variety of social media and online tools to help your students. You will also spend some time discussing ways to overcome resistance you might encounter in using these programs. For any teacher interested in social media, from beginners to advanced social networkers. Agenda Unit 1. Social Media & Online Tools The evolution of social media A sampling of the tools Role of smartphones Overcoming your fear Unit 2. Enhancing Instruction Tools to encourage student group work Graphics, Videos & Virtual Labs Tools to strengthen your collaboration with colleagues Develop a web presence for you class Unit 3. Communicating With Parents Tools for regular updates Online calendars Virtual scrapbooks Unit 4. Techno Resistance and Future Trends What do you mean you aren’t on Facebook? The non-techno members of a web savvy generation. The “wave” of the future Overcoming district and parental resistanceRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 10/03/16

End date: 10/28/16

Tuition: $195.00

Online 24/7 (10/03/2016-10/28/2016)

Location : Online

Instructor : Dan Torrez 



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Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder)—a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. The effects of this disorder vary widely, but it is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate Asperger’s Syndrome. In this course, you take away strategies for working effectively with Asperger’s students. You will find out how to work effectively with parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens with this disorder. The course is geared for K-12 teachers, but it is also relevant for counselors, faculty in higher education, parents and anyone else interested in understanding this important issue. Agenda Unit 1. What is Asperger’s Syndrome -How is AS diagnosed -What kinds of behaviors are common among AS Students -What experiences are typical for AS students in school Unit 2. Effective communication and learning environment -What constitutes a comfortable environment -How to tell if your AS child is feeling lost -Bullying and inclusion Unit 3. Effective Interventions -Enforcing the IEP and 504 Plans -Teens and AS Unit 4. Working with Teachers -Stating your Parental Concerns -Understanding teachers’ experiences and perspective -Creating Parent/Teacher TeamworkRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 10/03/16

End date: 10/28/16

Tuition: $195.00

Online 24/7 (10/03/2016-10/28/2016)

Location : Online

Instructor : Julie Coates 



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Overview Are you ready to flip your classroom? Thinking about using a less than traditional method of teaching in your class? After learning about the history of the flipped classroom, you will look at how the roles and expectations of students and teachers change when using this model. No longer are students using textbooks and sitting in rows with a chalkboard. Todays generation is using the Internet and technology to approach learning. Teachers are facilitators and encourage learning through interacting with the students, not lecturing. The Flipped Classroom course will give you strategies and tips to effectively implement the model into your class. Languages English Course Access Time Students have 4 months to complete this course from date of their enrollment. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 



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Class, turn your cell phones - - on! Most of your students have cell phones, and now you can use this valuable tool in your classroom to engage and involve your students more in their learning. Discover how to implement cell phones in your classroom from a teacher who has done it successfully. Come away with a step-by-step how-to plan on enhancing your students’ learning, and your teaching. Agenda Unit One Trends: Cell Phones in the 21st Century – The Research -Texting a central means for communication -Demographics of the Texting Generation -Cell Phones: What they are capable of and how they are used? Unit Two Benefits of a mobile classroom -Current issues and concerns -Paradigm shift: Importance of transitioning from a social to educational and professional use. -Discover the power of cell phone technology in the 21st century. Unit Three Implementing Social Media in the classroom -What is Edmodo? -Making your classroom a community: by connecting with students, parents, and other professionals. -Edmodo Mobile Apps: store and access course work on a virtual library, vote on polls, post assignments, notes, quizzes, grade student work and post grades in a virtual grade book. Unit Four Resources for Integrating cell phones in the 21st century classroom. -Cell Phones: Lesson Plan Integrations for all disciplines. -Classroom projects and Research Tools: Web 2.0, Audio and Video resources. -There is an App for that! Evernote, Dropbox, Google Voice, poll everywhere, Remind101, Wiffiti and other free resources.RequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 11/07/16

End date: 12/02/16

Tuition: $195.00

Online 24/7 (11/07/2016-12/02/2016)

Location : Online

Instructor : Ryan Moore 



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