Improving Reading in the Content Areas

Literacy development does not end in the elementary grades. As middle and secondary textbooks become more specialized, and the vocabulary and concepts contained in them become more abstract, students need more sophisticated reading comprehension strategies. With this graduate-level course, you will gain practical strategies that can be used across grade levels and subject areas to build your students’ literacy skills, and to help them both to succeed in your content area and to become indepe...
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Helping Struggling Readers With Content-Area Learning

In today’s classroom, many students struggle to meet subject standards due to reading difficulties. This graduate-level course focuses on what you need to know about helping struggling readers, including how to identify and meet their needs. Discover what support resources are available to you as a content area teacher, such as parents and reading professionals. Learn research-based strategies for teaching struggling readers that will maximize your ability to help all of your students, parti...
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Using Data to Guide School Improvement™

Designed for principals and school leaders, this course presents a step-by-step process for identifying, collecting, synthesizing, and applying the data essential to school improvement and informed decision making. Using a hands-on approach, you’ll learn how to ask the “right” questions to identify your school’s needs, and collect and analyze data to address those needs. The course covers the various types and sources of data available and the principles and techniques for effectively ...
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How to Get Parents on Your Side®

Discover how to improve your students’ achievement by recruiting their parents to support your efforts in the classroom. With this graduate-level course, you will learn how to encourage parents to take an active role in their children's education by creating clear guidelines for collaboration. Begin by assessing your parental involvement needs and then explore ways to develop more effective relationships that feature mutual respect and open lines of communication. You will also examine how t...
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The High-Performing Teacher®

This graduate-level course was developed in the belief that teaching is one of the most valuable and meaningful professions an individual can choose. After all, it is a profession that literally shapes the future for all of us. If you are seeking ways to refresh and revitalize your commitment to teaching, this course offers proven strategies used by other successful teachers consistently to bring out the best in themselves and their students. See how practical strategies and technologies can m...
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Returning Creativity to the Classroom®

Imagine your excitement in having a repertoire of proven strategies that will spark creative teaching in you and creative thinking in your students. This graduate-level course focuses on the important role creativity plays in student learning and achievement, and explores the process and strategies that lead to a classroom where creative teaching and learning thrive. Learn the current research on creativity while you study the attitudes and best practices of creative teachers and learners. Par...
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Motivating Today’s Learner™

Are your students lacking the energy, enthusiasm, and motivation to learn? Student motivation can be a major hurdle to classroom learning, and motivating students, particularly when competing with the latest advances in technology, has become one of the greatest challenges facing teachers today. And when your students aren’t motivated, it is more difficult for you to remain motivated. This graduate-level course will help you refresh and revitalize your instruction with easy-to-use strateg...
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Math: Teaching for Understanding (Grades K–6)

With this course, you will learn how to deliver high-quality, engaging mathematics instruction while developing your own understanding of foundational mathematics concepts. You will examine methodology to assist students in absorbing new ideas, calculating efficiently and accurately, as well as formulating alternative solutions. Also addressed are the five primary content areas of elementary mathematics including communication and problem-solving. These processes are applied to the five primar...
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Differentiation in the Mathematics Classroom (6-12)

Within one math class, you’ll find middle school or high school students with a wide range of skills, learning styles, and attitudes toward math. How do you bring students of diverse abilities and needs to an equal level of competence, especially given the cumulative nature of mathematics proficiency? In this graduate course, you’ll learn how to apply grade-appropriate, differentiated instruction methods to provide students with multiple paths to understanding content. Through these strate...
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The Adolescent Brain™

Adolescence can be a perplexing time not just for teens but for their teachers as well. This graduate-level course, developed by experts in the emerging field of neuroeducation, examines the mysteries of the adolescent brain and shows you how teens learn best. Develop a practical understanding of the brain’s anatomy and the extraordinary changes it undergoes during the adolescent years. Pair this knowledge with brain-compatible teaching strategies that work with the teen mind to make lessons...
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Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities: Strategies for Success

If you are a general education teacher who has or may have a student with learning disabilities in your classroom, this graduate-level course is for you. You’ll begin the course by learning the types and characteristics of learning disabilities and the challenges that students with learning disabilities may experience in school. Then you will explore research-based instructional methods and strategies designed to support student learning in core academic areas, including reading, writing, sp...
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Meeting the Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

Today’s classrooms serve students and families of great diversity. In order to effectively meet the needs of all your students, it is essential that you, as a teacher, increase your awareness of the complex influences of culture, language, and life experiences. This graduate-level course will help you explore your own views on linguistic and cultural diversity, and discover a variety of resources and strategies that promote academic achievement for culturally and linguistically diverse stude...
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Learning Differences: Effective Teaching with Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences®

Each of your students brings something unique to the classroom, including distinct learning styles and preferences. Understanding the individual differences of your students, and using that understanding as you design instruction, can help you become more effective in the classroom. This graduate-level course addresses these aspects of student diversity, and offers practical strategies that allow you to enhance each student’s strengths. Teaching Tangibles Explore learning styles and mult...
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Helping Students Become Self-Directed Learners®

As your classroom changes, so does your role as a teacher. You may find yourself acting more as a coach and facilitator as your students become more active in their own learning. In this graduate-level course, you will explore how to foster and encourage self-directedness in your students and create a learning environment that encourages collaboration and creativity. Learn how you can help your students manage, monitor, and modify their own learning, and inspire them to develop the self-discip...
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Differentiating Instruction for Student Success

All students are not alike, and the “one-size-fits-all” approach to curriculum and instruction is no longer relevant in today’s diverse classrooms. So how do you maximize learning for every student in your class? This graduate-level course examines the practice of differentiated instruction and what differentiation is and what it is not. You will learn what, when, and how to differentiate your instruction to appeal to student interest and readiness, and how to use assessment to constantl...
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Building Your Repertoire of Teaching Strategies

In today’s diverse classrooms, your ability to reach all your students requires a full repertoire of teaching strategies. This graduate-level course features several dynamic strategies that build on your existing teaching skills, and gives you insights on when and how to use them. Explore four innovative models of effective instruction that range from traditional knowledge acquisition to fostering creative problem-solving and collaboration. Each model is supported by a variety of strategies ...
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Including Students with Special Needs: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

As more students with special needs are integrated into general education classrooms, many teachers are challenged by the goal of addressing the needs of all their students. This graduate-level course will help you gain the skills to support an inclusive classroom environment and to provide a high-quality learning experience, so that students with special needs can succeed alongside their grade-level peers. You will also learn how to support students who, by federal law, are eligible for servi...
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Teaching Students to Get Along®

Many students today lack the skills for resolving everyday conflicts in a positive manner. As a result, your classroom can erupt in teasing, arguing, and bullying. With this graduate-level course, you can learn how to create a positive learning environment where students get along, leaving you free to teach. Gain a variety of proven strategies that can be integrated into your existing lessons and activities. Teaching Tangibles Learn how to increase students’ ability to resolve arguments ...
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Succeeding With Difficult Students®

Do you find yourself in a constant struggle with the same students day after day? This graduate-level course offers a framework for succeeding with difficult students. You will learn to see the world from the difficult student’s perspective so that you may begin to build trust and ultimately the foundation for a positive relationship. Discover how to develop behavior management techniques that meet your difficult student’s individual needs. You may discover that helping hard-to-reach stude...
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Classroom Management to Promote Student Learning

In today’s diverse classrooms, where students come with a range of learning needs as well as social and emotional needs, there is no single formula or model for effective classroom management. This graduate-level course explores several approaches to creating a supportive and respectful learning environment. Build a repertoire of research-based strategies that work best for you, and reclaim class time once lost to handling classroom disruptions and behavior problems. Credit is not availab...
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Assertive Discipline® and Beyond (Grades K–12)

Discover how you can create a safe, positive learning environment where your students behave responsibly and feel good about themselves. Through this graduate-level course, you’ll learn behanior management strategies to help you become an assertive, empowered, and influential teacher. Explore how to create a learning environment where your students flourish and where you can feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. Teaching Tangibles Implement behavior management in the clas...
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Designing Curriculum and Instruction with the Learner in Mind

How do you meet the diverse needs of learners while ensuring that all your students achieve at high levels? Through this graduate-level course, you’ll explore how curriculum, instruction, and assessment can work together to challenge your students while making learning a rewarding and meaningful experience. You’ll have current research findings translated into a practical and flexible process for designing effective curriculum and instruction in a standards-based environment. Teaching T...
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Assessment to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Do you know what your students do not understand but struggle with determining why they do not understand? Effective assessment both incorporates standardized testing and goes beyond it, measuring not just what students are learning, but how they are learning. This course uses an Understanding by Design® (UbD) framework, which emphasizes your role as the key designer in your students’ learning and success. In your coursework, you will apply diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments t...
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TEST ANXIETY IN A HIGH STAKES WORLD

We have been in the era of high stakes testing for over a decade now. As educators we must both prepare our students to take standardized tests and regularly give them tests ourselves. Yet we know that some students don’t do well with tests and can even get extremely anxious about them. This anxiety can manifest itself during the testing experience, and cause some students to perform well below their abilities. In addition to poorer performance on tests themselves, some students in a high s...
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RENEWING OURSELVES & OUR TEACHING

Our best teaching comes from bringing who we are (our passions and creativity) to what we do. But this kind of authentic, heart-centered engagement with our work is hard to maintain in the face of the energy-draining demands of today’s education system that appears to focus more on test results than on the humanity of teachers and their students. We need time to reconnect with ourselves and find new inspiration within the subjects we teach. This course will help renew participants' enthus...
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REASONS STUDENTS DON'T LIKE SCHOOL

Scientists now know so much more about how our students learn than thirty years ago and it is time to upgrade your learning. Did you know that our brains are not really designed for thinking? Did you know that most of what we learn is forgotten immediately? Our course text offers you the research and arguments that explain the answers to these questions and much, much more. All K-12 and university educators in all disciplines will benefit greatly from understanding the biological and cogniti...
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NURTURING COMPASSION WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS

Help children move from complacency to compassion and social responsibility in their interactions with other people. Too often, children miss opportunities to support, encourage, and help those around them. Through literature, hands on activities and discussion topics we will emphasize acts of kindness, reading social situations, increasing sensitivity to others, and phrases and actions that lead toward compassion. This exciting class for K-12 will be enjoyable, energizing, and filled with str...
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MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS

If you are looking for a refreshing change of pace, this course is for you! Written by psychologist, Carol Dweck, Mindset, focuses on research that shows the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you live your life. This has huge implications for all educators and their students. How can a simple belief have the power to transform your thinking? Take this course to find out. You will explore the concept of Fixed vs. Growth Mind Sets. You will delve into each one and learn ...
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INSPIRATIONAL EDUCATION

Children accomplish at a higher rates and with greater effectiveness when they are excited about learning. This course will investigate strategies to increase enthusiasm in students. Each educator will read and view inspiring stories of success within the classroom and community. Specific interventions and ideas will be presented that allow each individual to match his/her personality with engagement approaches. Each participant will come away with a bank of strategies, activities and idea...
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GET THE HELP YOU NEED: CASE CONSULTATION WITH BRENDA MCKINNEY - 3 CR

Get the help you need with your most challenging students via consultation with veteran educator Brenda McKinney. This course involves reading, some written papers and consultations with Brenda to develop a customized plan of action for one or more students who are struggling. Your plan will include: understanding motivation, building a stronger classroom community, keeping the flame burning, and describing and planning the learning classroom. Skills presented will work with an individual or y...
The Heritage Institute

GET THE HELP YOU NEED: CASE CONSULTATION WITH BRENDA MCKINNEY - 2 CR

Get the help you need with your most challenging students via consultation with veteran educator Brenda McKinney. This course involves reading, some written papers and consultations with Brenda to develop a customized plan of action for one or more students who are struggling. Your plan will include: understanding motivation, building a stronger classroom community, keeping the flame burning, and describing and planning the learning classroom. Skills presented will work with an individual or y...
The Heritage Institute

GET THE HELP YOU NEED: CASE CONSULTATION WITH BRENDA MCKINNEY - 1 CR

Get the help you need with your most challenging students. Consult with veteran educator Brenda McKinney. Brenda will help you develop a customized plan of action for one or more students who are struggling. Your plan will include: understanding motivation, building a stronger classroom community, keeping the flame burning, and describing and planning the learning classroom. Skills presented will work with individuals or a class. NOTE: Either 1, 2 & 3 credits, or 10, 20 & 30-hour options avail...
The Heritage Institute

CREATING A LOVE & LOGIC SCHOOL CULTURE

Create a school culture based on the philosophies and strategies of Love & Logic, where teachers love to teach and students love to learn. This course, for K-12 administrators, counselors, and teachers, will teach you how to promote a school-wide common vision for expectations and accountability, as well as a school-home connection. This course will help you create a school culture where all school personnel have common expectations, goals, and strategies when interacting with all students.
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BOYS IN TROUBLE: TURNAROUND STRATEGIES FOR EDUCATORS

Our boys are struggling. They are academically disengaged and facing social challenges alone. What will their place will be in the wider world once they leave high school (if they even make it that far)? Let's look at the troubling symptoms our boys are presenting, and then we will pull back the curtain on their inner lives. We will look at the cultural expectations they are under, cultivate new understanding of boys and their world, and much more. Used text $15 from Amazon.
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ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS 2014: #4

This course is open to teachers Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Academic Camp or Professional Development Workshop of their choosing at anytime throughout the year. Some examples of these types of camps and/or workshops are Math Camp, Science Camp, Language Arts Camp, PLC Workshop, Instructional Workshop, TAH Workshop, Gilder- Lehrman Workshop, NEH Workshop, etc. There are many National as well as local Academic camps/workshops available to teachers that focus on a variety of aspec...
The Heritage Institute

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS 2014: #3

This course is open to teachers Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Academic Camp or Professional Development Workshop of their choosing at anytime throughout the year. Some examples of these types of camps and/or workshops are Math Camp, Science Camp, Language Arts Camp, PLC Workshop, Instructional Workshop, TAH Workshop, Gilder- Lehrman Workshop, NEH Workshop, etc. There are many National as well as local Academic camps/workshops available to teachers that focus on a variety of asp...
The Heritage Institute

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS 2014: #2

This course is open to teachers Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Academic Camp or Professional Development Workshop of their choosing at anytime throughout the year. Some examples of these types of camps and/or workshops are Math Camp, Science Camp, Language Arts Camp, PLC Workshop, Instructional Workshop, TAH Workshop, Gilder- Lehrman Workshop, NEH Workshop, etc. There are many National as well as local Academic camps/workshops available to teachers that focus on a variety of asp...
The Heritage Institute

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS 2014: #1

This course is open to teachers Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Academic Camp or Professional Development Workshop of their choosing at anytime throughout the year. Some examples of these types of camps and/or workshops are Math Camp, Science Camp, Language Arts Camp, PLC Workshop, Instructional Workshop, TAH Workshop, Gilder- Lehrman Workshop, NEH Workshop, etc. There are many National as well as local Academic camps/workshops available to teachers that focus on a variety of aspec...
The Heritage Institute

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