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Improve your classroom effectiveness with these applicable and easy to master skills!  You'll learn how to create a warm, supportive classroom environment and learning community for your students to help students succeed.

Classroom Computing

  • Creating a Classroom Website

    Get a teaching tool that will help you become a more modern, effective and dynamic teacher. This easy-to-understand course will help build a published classroom website complete with content, images, animation, links, and a blog.

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  • Integrating Technology in the Classroom

    Discover simple ways to integrate technology in your classroom to enhance subject material and meet Common Core standards and other course goals. This course provides ways to integrate technology across curriculum with tools that will engage auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners.

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  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 in the Classroom

    Motivate your students with captivating lessons and attention-grabbing classroom presentations. This course provides step-by-step instructions for creating different types of classroom presentations, including lectures and interactive narrations for your students' independent use at computer stations.

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  • Teaching Smarter With SMART Boards

    Learn the unique and varied teaching applications of SMART technology. This course will help you master the use of SMART Board and SMART Notebook technology to create powerful, interactive lessons.

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  • Using the Internet in the Classroom

    Learn how to use the Internet to make teaching easier for you and more relevant to your students. This course will teach you how to help your students locate valuable resources, improve classroom discussions, and safeguard personal information online.

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Mathematics

  • Math Refresher

    Learn how to use math to your advantage in everyday life. The lessons in this course are filled with practical exercises and information that you can put to immediate use.

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  • Singapore Math Strategies: Advanced Model Drawing for Grades 6-9

    Turn math students into math lovers with model drawing in your classroom. This course will teach you how to use model drawings with different types of word problems and train parents in the basics of model drawing to help children continue building problem-solving skills.

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  • Singapore Math Strategies: Model Drawing for Grades 1-6

    Model drawing gives students a concrete, reliable set of seven steps they can use to solve 80% of all word problems they encounter. This course will help you learn to teach model drawing as a way to give word problems effective visual context so students can solve them.

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  • Singapore Math: Number Sense and Computational Strategies

    Learn how to make math purposeful, interesting and relevant. This course will help you discover how to use concrete, pictorial and abstract strategies to make addition, subtraction, multiplication and division a cinch for any student.

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  • Teaching Math: Grades 4-6

    Learn how to reinvent math instruction for grades 4-6. This course will show you how to get the students in your classroom excited about math through hands-on learning, inexpensive manipulatives, and real-world connections.

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Reading and Writing

  • Common Core Standards for English Language Arts K-5

    Gain confidence in applying Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts in K-5 classrooms. This course will provide you with easy-to-use, practical examples aligned with lessons that you can begin using immediately in your own classroom to teach Common Core Standards.

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  • Content Literacy: Grades 6-12

    Help your students succeed in school with well-developed literacy skills. This course will provide practical strategies for incorporating reading, writing, and the other literacy skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards into your content area for differentiated adolescent education.

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  • Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement

    Gain a classroom full of students who can negotiate increasingly challenging texts with unprecedented fluency. This class provides differentiated instruction tactics to better understand how your students learn and how to apply those tactics within the guided reading framework.

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  • Guided Reading: Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom

    Lead your students through new creative ways of approaching increasingly challenging texts. This course will help you discover how to build a balanced literary framework that gets results with even the most challenged learners.

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  • Reading Strategies Suite

    Learn creative ways to improve student literacy, turn guided reading strategies into opportunities, and bring differentiated instruction to life in your classroom.  This course bundle includes the following four courses: Ready, Set, Read!, Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement, Guided Reading: Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom, and Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies That Work.

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  • Ready, Set, Read!

    Learn how a child becomes literate from the moment of birth. This course allows you to explore the development of reading and writing from infancy to early school years as you discover what problems to look for and how to assist struggling young readers.

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  • Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies That Work

    Discover reading strategies that work without the need for special pull-outs or extra attention. This course will introduce you to the tools needed to creatively help your struggling readers and make steady progress throughout the school year.

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  • Teaching Writing: Grades 4-6

    Learn how to motivate and facilitate developing writers from an experienced educator. This course provides an overview of the writing basics and demonstrate how to organize materials and lessons to establish an inviting and supportive writing environment for middle grade students.

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Science

  • Teaching Science: Grades 4-6

    Learn how to increase your effectiveness as a science teacher for the middle grades. This course will equip you with engaging experiments, practical worksheets, winning lesson plans, and direct instruction methods you can use immediately in your own classroom.

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Tools for Teachers

  • Certificate in Online Learning

    Creating effective online learning courses and simulations can be a challenge. There are tools and techniques, as well as best practices, that can help those designing and creating online learning content for organizations and institutions of higher education.

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  • Creating Classroom Centers

    Boost independent learning in your classroom with centers. This course provides step-by-step instructions for create engaging, easy-to-maintain classroom center activities useful in all subjects that increase independent learning while enhancing small-group instruction time.

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  • Creating the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Success

    Understand how to reach the diverse mix of students you face every day with strategies that turn diversity into opportunity. This course provides creative, low-budget strategies for making your inclusive classroom a nurturing, supportive learning environment that helps every student.

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  • Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom

    Discover 10 practical Differentiated Instruction strategies including interest centers, and flexible grouping that will meet the needs of the diverse learners in your class. This course packs real-world examples into every lesson that will help you put these strategies immediately to use in your own classroom.

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  • Differentiating K-12 Assessments

    Learn effective strategies for differentiating assessments and empowering every student in your class to feel success. This course explores strategies and real-life examples of how differentiated assessment provides direction for improvement, promotes confidence, and motivates your learners to do their best.

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  • Empowering Students with Disabilities

    Discover the tools you need to help any student who comes through your door. This course provides tips for fostering the reading, writing, and math skills of students with special needs and techniques for helping these learners behave appropriately and make friends in your classroom.

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  • Enhancing Language Development in Childhood

    Help your children become proficient speakers and thinkers. This course provides ways to stimulate your child's continued speech, brain, and language development in enjoyable, age-appropriate, and natural ways.

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  • Handling Medical Emergencies

    Learn how to help family, friends, and anyone in an emergency when every second counts. This course will help you recognize the early signs and symptoms of common medical conditions and emergencies, so you can provide appropriate treatment while waiting for the EMS to arrive.

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  • Homeschool With Success

    Discover how to homeschool your children in a way that ensures they get what they need both academically and socially. This course offers a lot of information and guidance to plot your homeschooling course for years to come.

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  • Introduction to Online Learning

    Learners who are engaging in online coursework have high expectations for their learning experience. And many institutions try to develop online coursework as a way to reduce cost and control the content of the training, but without regard for the complexities of the technology. 

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  • Narrative Learning

    Storytelling and the use of narrative case studies can be a highly effective way to teach. Often, we learn best by doing, and in the context of online learning, "doing" often means utilizing case study and role-playing methods.

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  • Online Learning Accessibility

    In developing any online learning material, federal regulations require adherence to specific accessibility standards. Students with disabilities must be given equal access to learn the content. This can be a major road block to an organization trying to develop online coursework.

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  • Solving Classroom Discipline Problems

    Part 1:  Enjoy a more peaceful, orderly classroom that is free of common discipline problems. This course provides a step-by-step approach to effective, positive classroom discipline, and it's continually rated by teachers as one of the most valuable they've ever taken.

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    Part 2:   Gain the teacher training you need to deal effectively with serious discipline problems and help even the most challenging students make more responsible choices. This course offers a step-by-step approach to discipline and numerous real-life examples clearly showing you how to put the ideas into action.

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  • Spanish in the Classroom

    Bridge the communication gap between you, your Spanish-speaking students and parents with essential Spanish for teachers. This course starts with Spanish basics and provides survival phrases for parent-teacher conferences so you can discuss progress, deal with academic and behavior problems, and provide grades and homework.

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  • Survival Kit for New Teachers

    Learn the keys to success from an experienced educator so you can thrive as a classroom teacher. This course is designed to help teachers build motivational classrooms, reach diverse learners, write engaging lesson plans, communicate clearly, and keep stress at bay.

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  • Teaching Adult Learners

    Learn the most powerful techniques for reaching and motivating adult learners. This course will teach you the latest and greatest educational methods to create the perfect student-centered classroom.

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  • Teaching High School Students

    Learn the latest teaching strategies and techniques for helping secondary students achieve their dreams. This course will teach you how to differentiate instruction, manage a classroom, develop assessment strategies, gain parental support, and teach social-emotional skills that will help your students succeed in school and in life.

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  • Teaching Math: Grades 4-6

    Learn how to reinvent math instruction for grades 4-6. This course will show you how to get the students in your classroom excited about math through hands-on learning, inexpensive manipulatives, and real-world connections.

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  • Teaching Online

    Even the most experienced teachers often need help transitioning into the world of teaching online. When you don't meet your students face-to-face teachers must adjust their tactics and strategies to help them identify struggling students and to ensure students are engaging and learning the material.

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  • Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons

    Learn how to develop creative and balanced preschool lesson plans for every month of the school year. This course will equip you with a solid lesson plan template, plus over 100 engaging and interchangeable activities for circle-discussion, art, literacy, motor skills, science, and music.

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  • Teaching Students With ADHD

    Learn the simple and practical steps you can take to help children with ADHD thrive in their school environment. This course will teach you how classroom space, structure, rules, and expectations can be adapted to suit the needs of students with ADHD and help them manage their own behavior.

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  • Teaching Students With Autism: Strategies for Success

    Learn how to help your students with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome unlock their full learning potential. This course will help you develop the knowledge and strategies you will need to ensure your students with autism succeed in the classroom and beyond.

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  • Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities

    Learn how to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities in your classroom through easy, practical, and creative strategies developed by an experienced special educator. This course explores the total special education process and help you understand and empower your special needs students.

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  • The Creative Classroom

    Learn how to use creativity as a powerful engagement tool in the classroom, regardless of what subject you teach. This course provides new approaches to field trips, learning labs, exercises, and evaluation methods that will challenge and motivate your students to become creative thinkers.

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  • The Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention Connection

    Learn how to combine two powerful educational approaches so you can enable every student in your classroom to succeed. This course shows you how to use Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention in your day-to-day classroom teaching and lesson planning.

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  • Understanding Adolescents

    Uncover the secrets of the adolescent mind. This course provides valuable information on how adolescents feel, how their identities develop, and how you can best meet their needs.

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  • Working Successfully With Learning Disabled Students

    Learn how to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities in your classroom through easy, practical, and creative strategies developed by an experienced special educator. This course explores the total special education process and help you understand and empower your special needs students.

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