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*(Featured) Meeting ELL Students' Needs in Today's Classroom

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
*(NEW) Managing the Virtual Classroom: Keeping it Positive!

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

In this course, participants will gain insight into virtual and hybrid classroom management and ways to keep a positive focus. Shifts in classroom practices in the virtual and hybrid classroom will be highlighted, including setting up a positive classroom culture, explicitly teaching expectations and reinforcing positive behaviors, and building positive relationships with students. Research shows ... more

$90
21st Century Learning and the 4Cs; Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Academic Achievement For English Language Learners (ELLs)

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Addressing Attention Deficits in the Classroom

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Adopting Mindfulness for Today’s Learning Environment

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

In the course Adopting Mindfulness for Today’s Learning Environment, participants will learn how to use mindfulness, which is a research-based strategy, to improve social and emotional wellness for themselves and their students during these historically difficult times. In addition, they will understand how mindfulness also impacts concentration, focus, and organization, which have suffered imme... more

$90
An Introduction to Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Anti-Bullying: Guiding Girls Through Relational Aggression

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Becoming a Mindful Teacher & Avoiding Burnout

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

This course was developed to teach educators how to use mindfulness to help reduce stress and to prevent burnout. Being a teacher can be very challenging and overwhelming. Educators have the demands of students, parents, administrators and the community, along with their personal responsibilities. Decades of research suggest that mindfulness is an effective strategy to use to improve mental, em... more

$90
Building A Community of Writers, Grades 1-8

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

This course fosters opportunities for teachers to explore effective writing strategies to create a safe and brave learning environment where students can build their own confidence as writers. The goal of this course is to build a community of writers in which each and every student has a unique ‘student voice’ that is heard and mutually respected. Teachers will use the model of “Writer... more

$90
Building Academic Language Skills with English Language Learners (ELL) through Dialogue, Discussion, and Discourse

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

It has been said that we are all language learners; we never learn all of the words in a given language. Our vocabulary continually expands as we learn new concepts and skills, or integrate new technology in our lives. For our students, the demands of the newer more rigorous state standards and increased instructional demand for all students to develop deeper academic language. Throughout the c... more

$90
Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension, Grades 6-12

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension, Grades.K-5

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Classroom Management Keeping It Positive, Grades 6-12

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Classroom Management Keeping It Positive, Grades K-5

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Close Reading Made Easy for English Language Arts, Grades 2-5

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

Selecting appropriate reading material for students is hard. For decades, teachers have known that quality Instruction requires a careful matching of reading materials to students. The goal of selecting materials that are neither too difficult nor too easy for students is a task that needs constant attention and adjustments on the part of the teacher. To ensure that students learn to read increasi... more

$90
Creating Student Innovators

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Developing Responsible Decision-Making Skills (Mini-Course)

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

Each day, we make thousands of choices, some of them unconscious, others we are keenly aware of. Many of our choices lead to positive outcomes and, of course, some do not! As teachers, we make many professional decisions on a daily basis: decisions about what and how to teach, what to say or not to say to students and colleagues, how to manage our classrooms, and more. We also are aware of student... more

$50
Developing Students’ Self-Awareness and Self-Management (Mini-Course)

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

Research clearly indicates the benefit of incorporating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into instruction. Positive emotions and strong relationships can greatly benefit and facilitate learning in the classroom, and conversely, negative emotions, stress, and a lack of positive relationships can hinder or even stop the learning process. Negative and destructive behaviors such as bullying and drug us... more

$50
Differentiated Instruction Driven by Assessments (Foundations)

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

Differentiation can’t be successful without a strategically developed and implemented an assessment system that includes pre-instruction assessment, continuing assessment, and culminating evaluation that frequently collaborates and incorporates students self-assessments to promote. Assessments and differentiation of instruction are inseparable. The goals and priorities for this course are i... more

$90
Digging Deeper into Social Emotional Learning

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Effective Strategies for Building Language for Diverse Learners (Mini-Course)

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

Teachers need to be sensitive to the diverse needs of ELL/high poverty students, by establishing an environment where all students feel safe and are free to take risks. Teachers should provide opportunities for literacy-rich, classroom interactions (both listening and speaking) that develop concepts and academic language in the disciplines, opportunities for ELL/high poverty students to interact w... more

$50
Effective Survival Skills for Student Empowerment

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Engaging Parents in Support of Student Learning

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Equalizing Mathematics through Differentiated Instruction

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

Rigorous learning opportunities, conceptual understanding, increased fluency. These are all underlying goals for mathematics teaching and learning in the 21st century and mathematics teachers are challenged daily to meet these goals with all students, regardless of the students’ prior instructional experiences or current mathematical understandings. To meet these challenges, teachers are expecte... more

$90
Fostering Critical Inquiry Through Arts Integration, Grades K-12

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

This course takes the unique approach by encouraging each and every teacher to be mindful of how to incorporate the arts deeply within their own curriculum, including visual arts, dance, music, drama, or other creative arts expression. The design of this course will support critical inquiry for students by using a variety of strategies to help them acquire new information considering many diffe... more

$90
Getting Kids Ready to Learn, Grades PreK- 2

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

As Early Childhood educators, we have the great responsibility of helping our students create their school identity and set the foundation for their future school success. With that in mind, have you ever wondered how some classes seem to function better than others? Have you ever wondered how you could get your students to be independent workers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the... more

$90
Getting Started with a STEM Classroom

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Getting Started with Project-Based Learning, Grades K-12

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Helping Struggling Readers Succeed in Grades 4-12

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Increasing Student Engagement and Motivation (Mini-Course)

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

When we think about engaging and motivating students through the use of rigorous lessons, an aspect that we must attend to is the context in which students are learning. What we mean here by context is the setting, situation, or role that students engage with and/or take on when learning and applying new understandings. In this course, we will look at how to engage and motivate students to rea... more

$50
Integrating Academic Discourse into Mathematics Lessons (Mini Course)

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

Often, classroom talk is centered on the teacher presenting information, the teacher asking quick answer questions, and students answering those questions. When we think about learning classrooms we want to change these teaching interactions to learning interactions. Research has shown that engaging students in academic discourse plays a key role in student learning, and to better engage studen... more

$50
Meeting the Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Motivating Reluctant Learners

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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 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 ident... more

$90
Motivating Reluctant Learners: A Guide for Paraprofessionals

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

The focus of this course is designed to provide paraprofessionals with a deeper understanding of the factors and attributes that may result in challenges for students, who may then become reluctant learners. This includes reviewing the supporting educational research that investigates a wide range of influences that impact and shape how students are motivated within various learning contexts wh... more

$90
Raising Rigor in Your Classroom

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Setting Up Your Classroom for Positive Management (Mini-Course)

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

How our classroom is arranged can have a profound impact on student management. Emmer, Evertson, and Anderson reported results from a study of elementary schools that stated that attention to management at the beginning of the school year as well as making changes throughout the school is an essential element of a well-run classroom. At times, teachers may feel that their classrooms are small ... more

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Strategies for Assessment-Driven Differentiated Instruction

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

Instruction can be differentiated by content (teaching different content to different learners, readiness depending on what they are ready to learn); by process (using different instructional strategies with different learners, depending on different needs and “learning styles”); and/or by-product (having students produce different work products, depending on different interests and abilities)... more

$90
Supporting Mathematical Proficiency for Students with Learning Disabilities

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Supporting Our Students Through Childhood Trauma

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Teachers - Reboot, Refuel, Reignite

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

This course was designed with the whole teacher in mind. Many times in education we focus on best practices as it relates to the teacher’s instructional strategies and prowess; however, there are many other areas of a teacher’s skills that must be developed in order for him or her to be effective. One of those areas that are overlooked is teacher morale. In this course, you will take a look... more

$90
Teaching Literacy Across Content Areas

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Understanding Complex Textual Reading, Grades 6-12

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
Using Games to Make Math Fun

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90
XX - Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Available for: Wisconsin - WITerm End Date: Jul 05, 2021

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

$90