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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: 04/03/17

End date: 04/28/17

Online 24/7 (04/03/2017-04/28/2017)

Instructor : Kassia Dellabough 

Class Fee: $145.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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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: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Online 24/7 (06/05/2017-06/30/2017)

Instructor : William Draves 

Class Fee: $145.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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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: 05/01/17

End date: 05/26/17

Online 24/7 (05/01/2017-05/26/2017)

Instructor : Julie Coates 

Class Fee: $145.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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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: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Online 24/7 (06/05/2017-06/30/2017)

Instructor : Julie Coates 

Class Fee: $145.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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To be a substitute today it takes student respect, skills and a portfolio of ideas and workable presentations. You may get the first call but the successful substitute gets the second and third call to report. Understand what is expected of a substitute and how to maximize your value to a school. Find out about how to develop a sub notebook, understand classroom management, the latest techniques in developing lesson plans, how to use your own portfolio to assist in teaching, and much more. With information applicable to any U.S. state, this course will provide you with the information you need to know to be successful at any level in any school. It will start you on the teaching path with a working knowledge and a portfolio of ideas to use the day you walk in to a new teaching environment. It will also assist you in finding important information to make you a valuable asset to any school system. Agenda Unit 1 The new role of a substitute - The job and duties of a substitute today -Classroom management, class rules, and room layout. -Teaching as a Substitute -Portfolio lesson plans, standards, your Sub Notebook. Unit 2 Class rules -Existing classroom rules and your own classroom rules -Dealing with discipline and behavior on your own -When you need to get assistance Unit 3 Teaching as a Substitute -Lesson plans, standards and your Sub Notebook -Reading, understanding and writing a lesson plan -Strategies for ESOL and ESE Unit 4 Developing Your Portfolio -Classroom Rules -Lesson Plans for various levels (Elem, Middle and High School) To Core Standards -Your Sub Notebook and data sheetRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Online 24/7 (06/05/2017-06/30/2017)

Instructor : David Reilly 

Class Fee: $145.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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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: 04/03/17

End date: 04/28/17

Online 24/7 (04/03/2017-04/28/2017)

Instructor : Ryan Moore 

Class Fee: $145.00

Materials Fee: $0.00



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