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Summer 2019 Online Courses - All coursework must be completed by August 31st, 2019.

Fall 2019 Online Courses - Courses run from September 1-December 1, 2019. Registration closes November 1.

All online courses are asynchronous and self-paced. They are completed and graded independently. Your transcript will be sent when all YOUR class(es) are done (you don’t need to wait on the entire class or end of the semester). All courses are K-12 except where noted with *.

Once you register AND pay for your course (s) expect to hear from your faculty within 24-48 business hours of registration in the new year. You must receive email from faculty to begin courses (except for those that run in LEO). If you don’t hear from your faculty check your Spam/Junk folder. Then contact the Director of PD at 440.375.7379 or lstrausbaugh@lec.edu. 

 

ED 5700 W Google Classroom

Faculty: Joelle Warsh, 1 Graduate Semester Hour, $230

Does your school use Google Apps for Education? Have you heard the term paperless classroom and are ready to try having your own? If you answered yes to both questions, Google Classroom is for you. Google Classroom Is a platform developed by Google for schools that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments. Classroom allows teachers to give students instant feedback, easily track students’ progress, communicate with students and personalize learning. Hundreds of external applications work with Google Classroom and make it seamless to share information between Classroom and the apps, Come learn how Classroom can make your life easier and free up time so you can focus on what you do best: teaching.

ED 5705 W Be a Google Ninja

Faculty: Joelle Warsh, 1 Graduate Semester Hour, $230

Are you ready for the next step in the Google world? Do you already understand the basics of Google Drive, Docs, and Forms? If the answer is yes then it is time to become a Google Ninja. In this course you will learn: advanced organization and sharing features of Google Drive, how to create branching and prefilled forms. Tired of grading quizzes? Learn how Flubaroo can do that for you in Google Sheets. Discover how Google Apps and Extensions can be accessed from a Google Doc. The free graphic organizer Lucid Chart and Easy Bib will be the example add-ons but you will be able to browse the hundreds of other add-ons as well. Come take this course to discover new ways to help you and your students become more productive.

ED 5706 W 21st Century Skills: From Your Classroom to the Workplace and College

Faculty: Mike DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

The workplace and higher education settings we are preparing our students for is much different than what we as their teachers encountered coming out of high school 10. 20. or 30 years ago. The evolution of technology, collaboration and communication methods has rewritten what it means to be college and career ready in this century. Teachers in this class will look at methods and strategies for increasing the amount of 21st Century workplace and college skills in their classroom. Areas of exploration will include PBL, the flipped classroom, blended learning and blended learning and digital collaboration and sharing.

ED 5707 W Anti-Bullying Strategies for the Classroom

Faculty: Mike Demario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

We have all read the stories, seen the videos and experienced the impact of bullying. It is perhaps one of the longest lasting epidemics in the educational world. As a profession we have made great strides in preventing bullying in the school, yet there is so much more work to be done. This course will focus on establishing a safe learning environment where all students can learn. Strategies for preventing bullying and assisting the victims of bullying will be addressed.

ED 5708 W Auditory Processing Disorder

Faculty: Chris DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

APD is a disorder in affecting a person's ability to understand speech and process auditory information. The impact that this disorder can have on a student is profound. How often do you have a student ask you to repeat something or have a delay in answering your questions? The effects go beyond this. Their classwork, homework, test grades, comprehension and retention all suffer. A student who has trouble processing incoming information or directions, will give answers that seem odd or not even related at all. Their output is affected and can lead to countless errors. This course will focus on what APD is, diagnosing APD, distinguishing differences between APD and other disorders, treatment of APD, classroom modification, teaching strategies, and compensatory strategies to make these students more successful in the classroom.

ED 5709 W Alternatives to Suspension

Faculty: Mike DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

Suspending students has been a part of the school world we work in for decades. There are often very real and necessary reasons for suspending students. When we take a look at what a suspension is, and the impact it has on learning outcomes - we would be better served avoiding suspensions as much as possible. Teachers in this course will take a look at behavior and different approaches for avoiding suspensions that could be implemented both at the classroom and building levels. Teachers will develop strategies for making connections and addressing behaviors in a manner that prevents suspensions.

ED 5710 W Approaches for Changing Student Behavior using PBIS

Faculty: Chris DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

The barriers that occur to learning cannot be single-handedly removed. Unfortunately, one such barrier occurs when behaviors are disrupting the learning community. The climate of each school community is different. Therefore, a “one size fits all” approach is not as effective as interventions based on the needs of each school. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. A system focused on creating school-wide, classroom and individual supports improves academic and behavioral results. This course will assist teachers in creating a support system for their classroom that will help to increase behavioral and academic results. This course is appropriate for all regular and special education teachers.

ED 5711 W Behavior Modification and Discipline Strategies

Faculty: Mike DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

Think about how much time you spend addressing behaviors in your class. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to control behaviors without interrupting your instructional practices? Classroom management and student discipline have been issues in the classroom since the one room school house. The decisions we make when disciplining a student are imperative for creating a safe and productive learning environment. Participants in this class will create, implement and assess behavior modification systems for their classroom, as well as examine several models of student discipline while evaluating some of their own discipline policies.

ED 5712 W Data Driven Instruction

Faculty: Chris DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

Data driven instruction is a precise and calculated approach to improve student comprehension throughout the school year. Implementing and utilizing data to drive instruction is perceived to be an overwhelming task. This course will help educator use data analysis to improve student learning. The use of data and student learning objectives (SLOs) are at the heart of data driven instruction. Participants will analyze data, focus on increasing rigor in the classroom, types of assessment, and the building blocks to successful data driven instruction implementation.

ED 5713 W Using Text Sets to Engage Student Readers

Faculty: Dr. Beth Walsh-Moorman, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

We know that good readers rely on background knowledge and life experiences to better understand a text, but what do we do when students don’t bring that to their reading? We bring it to them. In this course, we will look at how to use a variety of text types and genres into conversation so that we leverage these connections and help students develop a greater sense of agency in the reading classroom. A variety of online tools will be introduced and explored to help you create the most effective text sets possible.

ED 5714 W Differentiated Instruction for EL’s

Faculty: Chris DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours , $515

English Language Learners (ELs) need to have access to K-12 curriculum and be able to achieve the same level of success as their english speaking counterparts. This course prepares teachers to effectively understand ELs’ backgrounds and to differentiate their instructional approach. By providing the skills to differentiate their instruction through multiple modalities, this course gives a practical, classroom ready application of new learning to improve instructional practice. This course is appropriate for both regular and special education teachers.

ED 5715 W Unleash the Power of the Internet for Classroom Instruction

Faculty: Joelle Warsh, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $ 515

Are you tired of spending hours on the web trying to find a great lesson plan, assessment, rubric or web based activity for your lesson planning? Want to find a place where you can access your favorites list from any computer in the world? Would like to discover websites that help you find lessons connected with the state and common core standards? How about places where you can find Internet scavenger hunts and images for different topics? This class is designed to introduce you to a plethora of useful websites that will help make your job easier and your curriculum more engaging. All assignments will be posted from the start of the class so you can work at your own pace. Come and explore the Internet.

ED 5716 W Digital Storytelling and Presentation Using Web 2.0 Tools

Faculty: Joelle Warsh, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

Are you and your students tired of power point? Would you like to learn some web 2.0 tools that will improve the engagement of your students? Would like to discover great sites for cover digital storytelling, avatar creation, interactive posters, amazing presentation tools that can help make you more productive, come join the fun. This class is designed to expose you to a plethora of useful websites that will help make your job easier and your curriculum more fun for your kids. This as an asynchronous class meaning you work when you want and at your own pace. There is never a certain time you have to be online.

ED 5717 W Teaching Study Skills for the Special Education Student

Faculty: Mike DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

Sometimes we take it for granted that students “know how” to study. Study skills are a skill set that many of our special education students need to improve. With more and more focus on national standards and testing, how can we assist these students to meet the more rigorous requirements? This course will allow educators to build skills and instructional strategies for improving students’ ability to listen, note-taking, textbook reading, test taking strategies, and paper/essay writing. This course will also introduce strategies for teaching students anxiety and stress reduction techniques.

ED 5718 W Advancing ELL Family-School Relationships

Faculty: Chris DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

English Language Learners are the fastest growing group of students that today’s schools services. This course will assist teachers in developing strategies and skills to understand ELL students’ backgrounds and how to establish and grow strong family relationships. Teachers will develop classroom skills to use in their classrooms and improve instructional outcomes. Teachers will examine belief systems and research based practices for serving diverse cultures and languages in the classroom. Teachers taking this course will analyze and implement methods for ensuring a positive classroom culture and climate.

ED 5719 W Let’s Get Googling: Google Doc and Google Sites

Faculty: Joelle Warsh, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

Everyone is talking about Google Docs and you would like to use them but you’re not sure how or where to start. This class can solve that problem for you! Learn how to create edit and share, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, forms and surveys in Google docs. You will also be directed to web sites with ideas for helping you use Google Docs to help you improve your own productivity and for integration into your curriculum. What about web sites! You want to have one but think it’s too hard to create and maintain. If you can word process you can create a Google site. Come learn how easy it is to create a Google site. This class will teach you how to create a site, insert pictures, and videos, upload documents to the site, embed a calendar and add useful and fun gadgets to make your site look cool.

ED 5720 W Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Does It Mean to be on the Spectrum?

Faculty: Chris DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

We have all heard the expression, “on the spectrum,” but what does it mean? What implications would this have on your classroom? This course will review the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Participants will examine best instructional practices and methodologies.

ED 5721 W EL’s: Meeting the Needs of English Learners

Faculty: Chris DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

English learners present special challenges for teachers in today’s classrooms. A successful EL teacher learns to balance the language learning needs of the students with the appropriate content. The knowledge and skills students gain in EL classes positively affect their lives at school and home. As the diversity of the United States increases, so too does the need for teachers of second language learners. Participants in this course will create lesson plans that incorporate strategies to reach EL students.

ED 5722 W Using Social Media in the Classroom

Faculty: Mike DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

Is there any escaping social media in today’s society? Especially in education, we hear a great amount about the harm and dangers of social media for our students. This course will help teachers move past the negative aspects of social media and allow for a focus on using social media in the classroom to help motivate students to learn. Teachers will examine how they can utilize tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to modernize their lessons. Teachers will also research and implement methods for using social media as a motivator in the classroom to keep students engaged in the learning experience.

ED 5723 W Improving Teacher Questioning Techniques

Faculty: Mike DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

The fastest way to get our students thinking at a higher level is to question them at higher level. With higher and more exhaustive standards being placed on our students, we must use our ability to question students in a manner that improves their ability to think critically and problem solve. This course will prepare teachers to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards and improve student learning outcomes.

ED 5724 W Technology in the Mathematics Classroom

Faculty: Chris DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

Technology is a ubiquitous part of children's lives. It is transparent. Most homes have connected computers or Internet-enabled devices. As prices of technology drop, computers and digital devices may replace television as we know it. Now, walk into a classroom. Are there computers and if so, how are they being used? Are they being used at all? Technology has revolutionized the way we think, work, and play. Technology, when integrated into the curriculum, revolutionizes the learning process. More and more studies show that technology integration in the curriculum improves students' learning processes and outcomes.

ED 5725 W Strategies for Working with Students with Emotional Disabilities

Faculty: Mike DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

Students with emotional disabilities are being educated in the mainstream setting at an increasing rate. This course will provide strategies and techniques for meeting the needs of the emotionally disabled student in the mainstream classroom. Participants will research, analyze and develop strategies on building positive personal relationships with students and behavior modification. This course will offer recent research on behavior modification programs and their implementation in the classroom. Through Internet research, websites and case studies, participants will focus on how to provide the essential structure that students with E.D. require, even during “unstructured” activities and transitions. This course is beneficial for both regular and special education teachers.

ED 5726 W Advanced Google: Using Add-ons to Make the Most of Google Forms and Docs

Faculty: Joelle Warsh, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

Have you discovered how useful Google Forms and Docs can be for you and your students? Do you want to learn about add-ons that can make your Forms and Docs even more functional? Join this course and learn about add-ons like; form limiter which let you set how many responses you want take on a form, docappender allows you to choose questions from a form and send them to a separate google doc, great for student/teacher observations, Kazina Mini lets you provide audio and video feedback in a Google doc or Text Help that highlights text and even groups highlights for use later. These are just the start. This course is for people who already know how to create Google docs and forms.

ED 5728 W ADHD and Learning Disabilities: Instructional Interventions and Classroom Strategies

Faculty: Mike DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

There isn’t a teacher who hasn’t come across a student in their class with ADHD or a Learning Disability. This course will allow teachers to examine current research geared at helping all teachers work effectively with students with ADHD and learning disabilities. Teachers will understand the impact of ADHD on a student’s performance, the difference between male and female students with ADHD and be made aware of basic instructional strategies to implement in their classrooms.

ED 5729 W Tools for Increasing Parent Teacher Communication

Faculty: Mike DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

This course will address an ongoing question that many educators voice every year- How do I increase communication with my students' parents? Every teacher can relate to spending their prep periods, lunch periods and time after the school day trying to get in touch with a parent. The frustration that can build up can leave educators feeling helpless. This course will introduce participants to a couple of highly effective methods for increasing parent contact.

In today's world of APPR, parent teacher communication is a must. Many districts' plans are assessing educators on such factors as communication skills with parents. By learning a few techniques you can increase the levels of communication and save yourself valuable time as well! Participants will research the impact of communication on addressing poor behavior and performance, as well as reinforcing achievement, improvement and positive behavior. This course will address online communication tools including teacher blogs, Remind101 and email distribution lists. Participants will also analyze how increased reliance on technology and social media is playing a role in the current trend of the "flipped classroom."

ED 5750 W Using Project Based Learning to Meet Ohio’s Learning Standards

Faculty: Mike DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

As we prepare the 21st Century Students for the 21st Century workforce, we need to arm them with the ability to problem solve and think critically. Project Based Learning is one method for improving critical thinking skills in our students. PBL prepares students for the problem solving activities the 21st Century workplace will demand. Teachers will focus on best practices related to PBL and how to increase critical thinking skills and performance.

ED 5754 W Conflict Resolution: How to Maintain the Peace in Your Classroom

Faculty: Mike DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

From the first year teacher to a seasoned veteran, classroom management is often identified as an area teachers would like to improve. Teachers are looking to build upon their ability to relate to students and address conflicts as they arise. This class will look at some easy to implement strategies to assist teachers in reducing conflict and outbursts in the room. Teachers will also examine some basic negotiation and mediation skills that are easy to execute and can help "keep the peace.

ED 5755 W Empowering Today’s Teenager

Faculty: Mike DeMario, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

The adolescent brain, like the rest of their body, is still growing and changing. Many teens deal with issues such as impulse control, erratic behavior, changing bodies, increased emotions and coping skills. Teachers need to be able to understand these issues and be equipped with strategies for assisting students through them. Teachers in this course will research the issues facing today’s teenager and how these issues impact the classroom. Teachers will develop lessons and instructional strategies for helping students learn to control their impulses, level out erratic behavior and deal with their changing bodies. This course is appropriate for grade 6-12 educators. Grade Level: 6-12.

ED 5757 W Conferring with Students to Meet Individual Needs

Faculty: Brittany Cribari, 1 Graduate Semester Hour, $230

Individual Student Conferences are a way to get to know your students' academic level and personal style. You can complete individual conferences in any academic area. Through this course, you will reflect and practice individual conferences through watching videos and looking at student work online. Leave this course ready to enter the new school year, prepared and ready to meet with students individually to help get to know their learning needs and personal interests. Grade Levels: Elementary.

ED 5758 W Creating and Managing PBL

Faculty: Brittany Cribari, 1 Graduate Semester Hour, $230

PBL is an effective and enjoyable way to learn. It gives students a way to collaborate with classmates while learning the standards. Students will problem solve, connect to the real world, and learn in an engaging, interactive way. Through this course, you will learn more about PBL, create your own projects, and walk away with a deeper understanding of how to effectively maximize instruction to improve student learning. Grade Levels: Elementary.

ED 5759 W Growth Mindset: Student Led Conferences

Faculty: Brittany Cribari, 1 Graduate Semester Hour, $230

Reflection is a major skill needed for the 21st-century learner. Students need this skill to help grow as learners and leaders. This course will take you through creating a data binder and the step by step process on how to complete student-led conferences. What better way to learn how a student feels they are doing than by asking them? Students will reflect on their learning and lead their parent-teacher conferences, while you act as the facilitator. This course takes you through the preparation and reflection process that takes place prior to the conferences to ensure students are prepared. Grade Levels: Elementary.

ED 5760 W Authentic Learning in Physical Education

Faculty: Andrew Unterweiser 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

Physical education teachers play an essential role in providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to engage in a lifetime of health and fitness. A physical educator is not only responsible for skill develop, but cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning as well. This course will help you develop stratieges you will need to design, modify, implement, and provide authentic assessment in physical education.

ED 5761 W Bringing PBL to Physical Education

Faculty: Andrew Unterweiser 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

Personalized learning is taking education by storm and we need to determine what it looks like in physical education. This course will help physical education teachers learn how to design and implement project based learning with voice and choice so they can offer more innovative lessons for their students.

ED 5762 W Combating Childhood Obesity

Faculty: Andrew Unterweiser 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

How can we as educators help prevent childhood obesity? It is not classified information that we have an obesity crisis in America. Children with obesity can suffer from physical, mental emotional, and social problems. As an educator it can be frustrating figuring out how to address these issues in physical education class. This course, will introduce you to the causes of childhood obesity. Knowledge of these factors and their
negative consequences will help you as an educator combat the causes of a childhood obesity. Using the techniques from this course, you will be able to promote healthy choices that can positively impact students for the rest of their lives.

ED 5763 W Health Sciences Related to Coaching

Faculty: Andrew Unterweiser 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

The course is a series of interactive exercises and activities designed to study Health Sciences as they apply to coaching sports. Through these activities, exercises and health application to coaching topics, participants will gain information, organize it for professional and personal use, and apply it to their programs. Health Sciences as applied to coaching will also help define: selected principles of biology, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology related to coaching; risk minimization; mixed competition; selection and classification of athletes; age and maturity of athletes.


ED 5764 W Principles, Philosophy and Organization of Athletics

Faculty: Andrew Unterweiser 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

The course covers basic philosophy and principles as integral parts of physical education and general education; State, local and national regulations and policies related to athletics; legal considerations; function and organization of leagues and athletic associations; personal standards for the responsibilities of the coach as an educational leader; public relations; general safety procedures; general principles of school budgets, records, purchasing and use of facilities.

ED 5765 W Theories and Techniques of Coaching

Faculty: Andrew Unterweiser 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

The course will begin with an introductory phase in which the basic concepts common to all sports will be discussed. Topics will include a history of interscholastic athletics. The objectives, rules, regulations and policies of athletics, as well as performance skills, technical information, and organization and management practices will also be among the topics covered. The special training and conditioning of the athletes in specific sports, the fitting of equipment, specific safety precautions and officiating methods will also be examined. An internship that will include practical experience as a coach in the specific sport and/or periods of observing other approved coaches will also be required.

Public Consulting Group’s Knowledge Delivery System Courses

Each of PCG’s KDS courses was developed in collaboration with industry recognized experts. The courses provide 45 hours of research-based instruction and include application into practice. The courses feature high quality videos of authentic classroom practices, documentary-style interviews with the nation’s leading education experts, teacher perspectives, and resources to enhance the effectiveness of practices across districts. Participants are challenged in each unit to reflect on current practice and apply learning to the classroom through reflection questions and application activities.

ED 5727 W Challenging Gifted and All Students with the Cluster Grouping Model

Instructional Coach/Grader: Janice Armstrong, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $550, Includes Required Textbook, allow for shipping time

Gifted students and struggling learners have much in common. Both ends of the academic bell curve deserve to have their special learning needs met. Attending to the needs of gifted students through the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM) techniques in the classroom-at all grade levels-can provide challenging curriculum options for advanced learners, lead to improved classroom behavior and, perhaps surprisingly, raise the performance of all students. Susan Winebrenner and Dina Brulles introduce course participants to a variety of teaching strategies, classroom management techniques, alternative assignments including extension menus, and differentiated instructional options that help teachers meet the needs of their gifted students in the heterogeneous classroom. Participants also view classroom segments of teachers utilizing essential components of the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model. The presenters cover placement of all students, emotional issues, teacher support issues, relevant research, and how to communicate with all stakeholders.

ED 5730 W Best Practices for Teaching African American Boys

Instructional Coach/Grader: Jennifer Jones,3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515 

According to the most recent statistics, the dropout rate for African American males in US schools is over 50%. Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu links this trend with the disproportionate placement of these students in special education classes, a dearth of African American male teachers, and a failure to teach to African American boys' learning styles. In Best Practices for Teaching African American Boys, Dr. Kunjufu prepares educators to implement solutions to these problems in their classrooms and schools. He offers strategies for preventing the referral of students to special education that include constructing Afro-centric classrooms, integrating black male role models, supporting students' transitions through school and boyhood, accommodating these students' needs for curriculum that appeals to their interests and other characteristics, and designing instruction that exploits the best of their energy and intelligence. The course is punctuated by workshop discussions and classroom footage that illustrate the complexity of and solutions to the issues at hand, so that African American boys have the same opportunities for success as all of their peers.

ED 5731 W Building Academic Language

Instructional Coach/Grader: Janice Armstrong, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

This course is designed to equip K-12 students with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to help their students grasp language principles and develop the academic language skills they need to reach their highest levels of academic achievement across all grade bands and content areas. Building Academic Language with Jeff Zwiers introduces teachers to the features and functions of academic language, strategies and activities for supporting the use of academic language, techniques for modeling academic language, and ideas for lesson planning and assessment that support academic language development.

ED 5732 W Differentiating Teaching and Instruction: Why, How, Why?

Instructional Coach/Grader: Kristi Alfaro, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

As a result of this course, participants will be able to describe and implement the concept of differentiation as a response to the needs, interests and abilities of learners by modifying curriculum, instruction, and classroom environment. You will explore how to reconstruct an objective with Sandra Kaplan so it is responsive to the needs, interests and abilities of diverse learners. You will discover how to use grouping patterns as a differentiation strategy, and you will explore how to effectively implement Independent Study to help your students meet their own needs within the boundaries of the learning process. You will explore varied models of instruction, including direct instruction and inquiry-based teaching, in order to effectively respond to diversity amongst your students.

ED 5733 W Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher

Instructional Coach/Grader: Jennifer Jones, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515 

In this course, participants will gain the knowledge and skills to reach students who are culturally and racially different from you. You will explore your own assumptions about race, class, and culture; and learn strategies for creating classrooms that are culturally inviting to all. You will learn principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching with Gary Howard, including affirming students’ cultural connections, stressing collectivity as well as individuality, and managing the classroom with firm, consistent, caring control.

ED 5734 W Facilitating Learning for Speakers of Non-Standardized English

Instructional Coach/Grader: Kristi Alfaro, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515 

This course prepares K-12 educators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to support the academic language proficiency and achievement of Standardized English learners (SELs) with Uju Anya. The course provides teachers with the tools they need to help Standardized English learners develop academic English and promotes their access to academic content and material in their subject areas. Upon completion of this course, participants will be empowered to engage an increasingly diverse student body more effectively through culturally responsive pedagogy.

ED 5735 W Relationally Responsive Classroom Management

Instructional Coach/Grader: Joanna Smith, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

There is a widespread need to address low levels of student engagement in urban classrooms, particularly among racially, economically and culturally diverse students. This course with Alan Green empowers educators to effectively teach an increasingly diverse student body by cultivating meaningful relationships with students. The course builds educators' ability to plan and implement methods for connecting with all students, increasing student motivation, reducing behavior problems and improving academic achievement by fundamentally changing teacher to student, student to student and student to teacher relationships and engagement.

ED 5736 W Student Learning Objectives: Using SLOs to Improve Instruction and Advance Student Growth

Instructional Coach/Grader: Kristi Alfaro, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to plan and deliver content more effectively by using Student Learning Objectives (SLOs} with William J Slotnik. SLOs are carefully planned goals for what students will learn over a given time period. You will learn a process for planning and implementing SLOs in order to strengthen your practice and improve student learning. This course complements CTAC's face-to-face training and serves as training for K-12 teachers in districts implementing SLOs.

ED 5737 W Shifting Instruction with the Five Core Practices

Instructional Coach/Grader: Janice Armstrong, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515 

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to implement five key core practices in your instruction that have the potential to create powerful results for students and prepare them for success in college and career with Insight Education Group. You will apply the concrete actions and characteristics of each practice to help align your instruction with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Through illustrations, teacher modeling and interactive exercises, you will identify the areas of your practice that are strong, and those that need to be further developed. By the end of this course, you will have designed lesson plans that incorporate each of the five Core Practices in order to effectively integrate them into your own instruction. Research has shown these specific practices to be very high impact, aligned to state standards and linked to positive outcomes, specifically showing how high school students can be best prepared for college and career. The five Core Practices of the Insight Core Framework are:

Core Practice #1: Know the Discipline Well

Core Practice #2: Prioritize Evidence over Opinion

Core Practice #3: Grow and Improve Students' Knowledge Base

Core Practice #4: Assess Progress towards Mastery

Core Practice #5: Promote Intellectual Risk Taking and Persistence

ED 5738 W Survival Strategies for New Teachers

Instructional Coach/Grader: Jennifer Jones, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

This course provides new teachers with strategies and tools that enable them to develop confidence skills as they improve their classroom practice with Julia W. Thompson. You will learn to identify your professional responsibilities and develop strategies to help you navigate the school environment. You will explore the importance of relationships with your students, as well as your colleagues and supervisors as well as with parents/guardians. You explore ways to motivate students, build relationships amongst the students in your class, and establish a culture of high achievement in which all students can succeed. You will explore effective strategies for designing and delivering instruction and proactively managing your classroom. As a final focus, you will identify ways to continue to grow throughout your career as an educator.

ED 5739 W Making Student Thinking Visible

Instructional Coach/Grader: Joanna Smith, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515 

In this course, educators will learn about that strategies used to Make Students Thinking Visible (MSTV). Educators will hear from Jon Saphier and Lucy West on the concepts, embedded values, and operating principles of MSTV. They will conduct a deep dive into the operating principles of cultivating a talk environment, developing student confidence, relinquishing control of the classroom, extending student capacity to manage discussions all in support of helping students make their thinking visible. They will also learn about the preparation and planning needed to fully integrate MSTV operating principles into their classroom.

ED 5740 W Using Data for Meaningful Classroom Change

Instructional Coach/Grader: Jennifer Jones, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515 

This course provides teaching professionals with the strategies and tools needed to systematically evaluate and analyze student performance with Diana Nunnaley. Participants will learn a structured process for the ongoing investigation of data that focuses on collaborative inquiry. Participants will explore the phases of data analysis using multiple sources of data including aggregate, disaggregate, item data, and student work. Upon reviewing the data you will learn to identify student learning problems, generate and implement solutions, and monitor results. Additionally, participants will read and engage with a case study conducted at a middle school that outlines the Using Data approach to continuously, collaboratively, and effectively improve teaching and learning.

ED 5743 W Pedagogical Strategies for English Learners

Instructional Coach/Grader: Kristi Alfaro, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $515

In this course, educators will gain the knowledge and skills to support the specific needs of English learners with. Educators will learn to establish a language-rich classroom. They will explore the role of language in literacy development and academic achievement through deconstructing language demands and creating an Academic Language Bank. Educators will demonstrate pedagogical practices to guide English learners to think about content in critical and creative ways. They will employ multiple strategies for scaffolding thinking and apply knowledge and language about ELLs to make informed instructional decisions to enhance learning.

ED 5744 W Courageous Conversations about Race

Instructional Coach/Grader: Joanna Smith, 3 Graduate Semester Hours, $560, Includes Required Textbook, allow for shipping time

In this course, educators will gain the knowledge and skills to understand and examine the impact of race on student achievement and the role that racism plays in institutionalized racial disparities. Educators will learn a practical and accessible protocol that supports them in challenging their personal beliefs around race. By the end of this course educators will have the knowledge, skills, and practical strategies to engage in courageous conversations about race on a daily basis in both personal and professionally.

 

 

 

 

Assessment course
ED 5712 W Data Drive Instruction SYLLABUS (.docx, 662K)
ED 5740 W Using Data for Meaningful Classroom Change SYLLABUS (.pdf, 542K)
Classroom Management courses
ED 5707 W Anti-Bullying Strategies for the Classroom SYLLABUS (.docx, 663K)
ED 5709 W Alternatives to Suspension SYLLABUS (.docx, 684K)
ED 5710 W Approaches for Changing Behavior Using PBIS SYLLABUS (.docx, 673K)
ED 5711 W Behavior Modifications and Discipline Strategies SYLLABUS (.docx, 684K)
ED 5723 W Improving Teacher Questioning SYLLABUS (.docx, 664K)
ED 5754 W Conflict Resolution How to Maintain Peace in the Classroom SYLLABUS (.docx, 673K)
Coaching courses
ED 5760 Authentic Learning and Physical Education SYLLABUS (.docx, 78K)
ED 5761 Bring PBL to Physical Education SYLLABUS (.docx, 98K)
ED 5762 Combatting Childhood Obesity SYLLABUS (.docx, 94K)
ED 5763 W Health Sciences Related to Coaching SYLLABUS (.docx, 29K)
ED 5764 Principles, Philosophies and Organization of Athletics (.docx, 114K)
ED 5765 Theories and Techniques of Coaching (.docx, 112K)
College and Career Readiness courses with PCG/KDS
ED 5731 W Building Academic Language, K-6 SYLLABUS (.pdf, 552K)
ED 5731 W Building Academic Language Grades 7-12 SYLLABUS (.pdf, 532K)
ED 5736 W Student Learning Objectives: Using SLOs to Improve Instruction and Advance Student Growth SYLLABUS (.pdf, 214K)
ED 5737 W Shifting Instruction with the 5 Core Practices SYLLABUS (.pdf, 186K)
ED 5739 W Making Student Thinking Visible SYLLABUS (.pdf, 251K)
Cross Categorical courses
ED 5729 W Tools for Increasing Parent Teacher Communication SYLLABUS (.docx, 1019K)
ED 5755 W Empowering Today's Teenager SYLLABUS (.docx, 670K)
ED 5757 W Conferring with Students to Meet Individual Needs SYLLABUS (.docx, 75K)
ED 5759 W Growth Mindset: Student Led Conferences SYLLABUS (.docx, 72K)
English Learners courses
ED 5714 W Differentiated Instruction for English Learners SYLLABUS (.docx, 677K)
ED 5718 W Advancing English Learner Family-School Relationships SYLLABUS (.docx, 680K)
ED 5721 W Meeting the Needs of English Learners SYLLABUS (.docx, 663K)
Equity, Cultural Competency & Diverse Learners courses with PCG/KDS
ED 5727 W Challenging Gifted and All Students with the Cluster Grouping Model SYLLABUS (.pdf, 251K)
ED 5730 W Best Practices for Teaching African-American Boys SYLLABUS (.pdf, 348K)
ED 5732 W Differentiating Teaching and Instruction SYLLABUS (.pdf, 487K)
ED 5733 W Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher SYLLABUS (.pdf, 237K)
ED 5734 W Facilitating Learning for Speakers of Non-Standard English SYLLABUS (.pdf, 407K)
ED 5735 W Relationally Responsive Classroom Management SYLLABUS (.pdf, 513K)
ED 5743 W Pedagogical Strategies for English Learners SYLLABUS (.pdf, 469K)
ED 5744 W Courageous Conversations about Race SYLLABUS (.pdf, 267K)
New Teacher Induction, Leadership and Instructional Coaching courses with PCG/KDS
ED 5738 W Survial Strategies for New Teachers, Grades K-5 SYLLABUS (.pdf, 288K)
ED 5738 W, Survival Strategies for New Teachers, Grades 6-8 SYLLABUS (.pdf, 287K)
ED 5738 W Survival Strategies for New Teachers, Grades 9-12, SYLLABUS (.pdf, 287K)
Pedagogy/PBL course
ED 5750 W Using PBL to Meet Ohio's Learning Standards SYLLABUS (.docx, 662K)
ED 5757 W Creating & Managing PBL (1 SH) SYLLABUS (.docx, 72K)
Reading courses
ED 5713 W Using Text Sets to Engage Student Readers SYLLABUS (.docx, 25K)
Special Education courses
ED 5708 W Auditory Processing Disorder SYLLABUS (.docx, 661K)
ED 5717 W Teaching Study Skills for the Special Education Student SYLLABUS (.docx, 680K)
ED 5720 W Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Does It Mean to be on the Spectrum? SYLLABUS (.docx, 664K)
ED 5725 W Strategies for Working with Students with Emotional Disabilities SYLLABUS (.pdf, 515K)
ED 5728 W ADHD and Learning Disabilities: Instructional Interventions and Classroom Strategies SYLLABUS (.docx, 1017K)
Technology courses
ED 5700 W Google Classroom SYLLABUS (.docx, 51K)
ED 5705 W Be a Google Ninja SYLLABUS (.docx, 648K)
ED 5706 W 21st Century Skills: From Your Classroom to the Workplace and College SYLLABUS (.docx, 687K)
ED 5715 W Unleash the Power of the Internet for Classroom Instruction SYLLABUS (.docx, 653K)
ED 5716 W Digital Storytelling and Presentation Using Web 2.0 Tools SYLLABUS (.docx, 655K)
ED 5719 W Let’s Get Googling: Google Doc and Google Sites SYLLABUS (.docx, 650K)
ED 5722 W Using Social Media in the Classroom SYLLABUS (.docx, 660K)
ED 5724 W Technology in the Mathematics Classroom SYLLABUS (.docx, 669K)
ED 5726 Advanced Google:Using Add-ons to Make the Most of Google Forms, Docs and Slides SYLLABUS (.docx, 70K)
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