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21st Century Learning and the 4Cs; Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

As the world economy shifts away from manufacturing jobs and towards more creative jobs, there’s a consensus among parents, educators, politicians and business leaders that it is crucial students complete their K-12 education with the ability to identify and solve complex problems, think critically about information, work effectively in teams and communicate clearly about their thinking. In t... more

$175
Academic Achievement For English Language Learners (ELLs)

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

The focus of this course is to support educators in identifying the needs of their English Language Learners and learning how to plan and facilitate a classroom where all learners can engage in structured interactions to develop and practice Academic English tied to content concepts. Teachers will be introduced to a seven-step process including; organizing a classroom where all children are involv... more

$175
Addressing Attention Deficits in the Classroom

Salary Credits/Points: 3    Clock Hours: 113    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

Before teachers can engage students with attention deficits in challenging “minds-on” activities, they must first fully understand the challenges and barriers to students’ learning that attention deficits may cause. Through this course and the embedded classroom activities, teachers will understand each of the characteristics of attention deficits and the situations in their classroom in whi... more

$195
An Introduction to Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

One of the greatest challenges today facing classroom teachers is to educate and to assist in the development of children who are knowledgeable, responsible, caring, and socially competent. This course is designed to help teachers learn about the importance and effectiveness of integrating social-emotional learning into classroom instruction. Throughout the course, teachers will learn practical... more

$175
Anti-Bullying: Guiding Girls Through Relational Aggression

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

The stereotype of a bully is that he’s male, overweight, and a stranger. But a lot of what we are learning about girls is that they hurt their friends. Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls This course provides proven classroom strategies for working with students dealing with relational aggression, female bullying, and the dynamics that lead to the... more

$175
Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension, Grades 6-12

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

What is one of the most critical indicators of students’ success in school, in life, and standardized tests? A student’s expansiveness of vocabulary, coupled with their ability to leverage it in enhancing their reading, speaking, listening, and writing abilities. In order to be College and Career ready, students must have a rich and varied vocabulary that can help them understand what is being... more

$175
Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension, Grades.K-5

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

What is one of the most critical indicators of students’ success in school, in life and standardized tests? A student’s expansiveness of vocabulary, coupled with their ability to leverage it in enhancing their reading, speaking, listening, and writing abilities. In order to be College and Career ready, students must have a rich and varied vocabulary that can help them understand what is bei... more

$175
Challenging Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

As teachers, We all have a wide range of learners in our classrooms, from the very bright to those with special needs. As we know, teachers are expected to meet the diverse needs of all groups of students who arrive at their classroom door. It is a monumental task for which many educators, despite their best intentions to support their students and help them grow and prosper, feel ill-prepared. It... more

$175
Classroom Management Keeping It Positive, Grades 6-12

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

A positive classroom environment is a goal that we all look to create in our classrooms. Numerous studies conducted over the past few decades have outlined the importance of having a classroom where students and teachers are clear on behavioral expectations as well as consequences for inappropriate behavior. The reality of our every day is that it is often challenging based on a number of differen... more

$175
Classroom Management Keeping It Positive, Grades K-5

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

A positive classroom environment is a goal that we all look to create in our classrooms. Numerous studies conducted over the past few decades have outlined the importance of having a classroom where students and teachers are clear on behavioral expectations as well as consequences for inappropriate behavior. Various areas of classroom management will be explored, including classroom set-up and ... more

$175
Creating Meaningful Math Engagement

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

We have come to a tipping point in math education when we must look to provide higher demanding math experiences for our students. We have to change students' relationship with math, and one way to do that is by changing the types of math experiences they have. Perhaps the way to help students the most, both in terms of success and attitude, lies in the counter-intuitive notion of finding th... more

$175
Creating Student Innovators

Salary Credits/Points: 3    Clock Hours: 113    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

When information is ubiquitous and free, and when basic education is available to billions of people worldwide, only one set of skills can ensure this generation's economic future - the capacity for innovation. What must teachers, parents, mentors, and employers do to develop the capacities of many more young people to be the innovators that they want to be—and that we need them to become? What ... more

$195
Digging Deeper into Social Emotional Learning

Salary Credits/Points: 3    Clock Hours: 113    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

This course will explore ways to dive deeper into social-emotional learning strategies and learning to increase student well-being and academic achievement. This course is a follow-up to An Introduction to Social Emotional Learning. While it is not a prerequisite to have taken the introductory course to take this one, this course will continue the discussions and learning that took place in the fi... more

$195
Effective Survival Skills for Student Empowerment

Salary Credits/Points: 3    Clock Hours: 113    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

The structure of this course explores the increasing new challenges that diverse students are faced with at school and/or at home, including increased technology addictions, anxiety and other social, emotional, personal, and school stressors. Then, there is the identification of the additional needs of reluctant learners, which has become more prevalent in schools. We will be looking to focus on a... more

$195
Engaging Parents in Support of Student Learning

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

Without parents, schools would not exist. Parents send their children to school so for a variety of reasons, and all parents want what is best for their children. They want their children to learn and to thrive, to grow and develop, to become independent and productive people in society. It is clear, though, that parents of school-age children come from a variety of backgrounds, and are diverse in... more

$175
Getting Started with a STEM Classroom

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education is believed by many to be the conduit between the learning of the past and learning of the future. How will our students succeed in the future workforce when it is dominated by highly skilled positions which will focus on math, science, engineering, and technology? The Department of Commerce estimates that STEM occupations will grow 1.... more

$175
Getting Started with Project-Based Learning, Grades K-12

Salary Credits/Points: 3    Clock Hours: 113    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

Every day teachers look for ways to meet all of their content objectives in a way that is meaningful, purposeful, and engaging to their students. Project-based learning not only provides meaningful, purposeful, and engaging opportunities for learning, but also helps students to develop the skills needed for college and career readiness, to develop deep conceptual understanding, and to apply what t... more

$195
Helping Struggling Readers Succeed in Grades 4-12

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

Every day in classrooms across the country we run into students who struggle to read and must find the strategies that we can implement to help these struggling readers succeed. This course provides an understanding of why students struggle with reading, what barriers prevent students from becoming more fluent and efficient readers and what teachers can do to help struggling students become more e... more

$175
Meeting ELL Students' Needs in Today's Classroom

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

Nationally, an average of 10 percent of students in public schools are English Language Learners (ELL), with the percentages higher in primary grades where students often first enter school systems with little or no English proficiency. The teacher is charged with what can often seem to be a daunting task; that of teaching content and language simultaneously. This course is designed to provide ... more

$175
Meeting the Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Salary Credits/Points: 3    Clock Hours: 113    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

According to Autism Speaks (2018) the CDC has increased its estimate of autism’s prevalence by 15 percent, to 1 in 59 children. Before teachers can engage students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in their classroom, they must first fully understand the challenges and barriers to students’ learning that ASD may cause. This comprehensive instructional course provides you with proven meth... more

$195
Motivating Reluctant Learners

Salary Credits/Points: 3    Clock Hours: 113    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

According to educational research from Joyce M. Herzog, a reluctant learner is a student that is not interested in what the teacher is teaching and consequently, not able to learn within the time frame nor the manner of presentation provided (2002, as cited by 123HelpMe, February 2019). The goals and priorities for this course are intended to provide opportunities for teachers to proficiently i... more

$195
Raising Rigor in Your Classroom

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

We know about the three Rs of reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic but now we have a fourth R: rigor. We hear this buzzword everywhere in education but what does it really mean for teachers and their students? Not only do we have trouble identifying what this word actually means but educators also have trouble knowing how to put rigor into the classroom without overwhelming their students. I... more

$175
Supporting Mathematical Proficiency for Students with Learning Disabilities

Salary Credits/Points: 3    Clock Hours: 113    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

Becoming mathematically proficient can be daunting for any student, but for those students who do struggle due to learning disabilities, the challenge of becoming mathematically proficient is even more overwhelming. These students may have huge barriers to their success in math such as possessing knowledge and skill gaps, exhibiting learned helplessness or passive learning traits, being diagnosed ... more

$195
Supporting Our Students Through Childhood Trauma

Salary Credits/Points: 3    Clock Hours: 113    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

The Supporting Our Students Through Childhood Trauma course provides opportunities for educators to identify a variety of classroom, environmental and societal factors that contribute to why students often experience intense stress, anxiety and trauma in their lives and to provide information on what to do to support and help students overcome any barriers they face to their personal and academic ... more

$195
Teaching Literacy Across Content Areas

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

This course is for content area teachers in grades 6-12 who wish to deepen their own understanding of how to help their students become more effective and efficient readers, writers, listeners, speakers, and deep thinkers. Participants will explore how content teachers can support the ELA standards within the subjects of History, Social Studies, Science and/or Technical subjects. Teachers will ... more

$175
Teaching Mathematics With Rigor and Results

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

Teachers will explore real instructional challenges that many teachers face in their classrooms, and will identify strategies to address such complex issues. This professional development is teacher-directed and student-centered. Throughout this course include many classroom video segments which will allow teachers to engage in a virtual lesson study process. Teachers will reflect on their inst... more

$175
Understanding Complex Textual Reading, Grades 6-12

Salary Credits/Points: 3    Clock Hours: 113    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

The goal of the Understanding Complex Textual Reading Course is to provide opportunities to identify a variety of factors and instructional strategies to help your students become effective and fluent readers. In this course, you will be able to identify and apply the qualitative and quantitative factors that help you choose reading materials that match student needs, interests and proficiencies. ... more

$195
Using Games to Make Math Fun, Grades K-6

Salary Credits/Points: 2    Clock Hours: 60    Available for: California - CATerm End Date: Jan 29, 2022

If there was a way to maximize the teaching and learning of mathematics, by making it an engaging and exciting experience, would you want to know? This is it! Games help to make learning fun, engaging and they are so motivating for our students. Using games is a great way for students to get the much-needed practice they need to build computational fluency and develop a deep conceptual unders... more

$175