Category "Teaching & Education"

  • Instructional Strategies for Academic Success

    No single strategy can guarantee that a child will learn. Instructional strategies work in collaboration with other educational methods to influence student learning. Our Instructional Strategies for Academic Success course explores over 330 specific instructional strategies. We discuss how to use assessments, how to conduct lessons, and implement rules and procedures all while building positive relationships with students. 
  • Threat Assessment in Schools

    Our Threat Assessment in Schools course provides guidance on a wide spectrum of issues related to the threat-assessment process. We’ll discuss how to develop, operate, and manage a threat-assessment strategy by using the Salem-Keizer System Threat Assessment as a model. This course also delves into additional issues that school districts are having to deal with – domestic violence, teen dating, and stalking.
  • Security and Strategies for Counteracting the Mass Shooter Threat

    Sadly, mass shootings are affecting our country more and more every day. Violence isn't limited to any specific economic area, state or building. Our most sacred places such as schools, churches, and the workplace are targets of violence that we are hearing about too often.
  • Bullying in Schools

    Over the last three decades, school shootings have become increasing more frequent. Why is this happening? Our Bullying in Schools course discusses the connections between school shootings, bullying, and gender and social demands placed on children in our schools. Bullying has reached disturbing levels across the country and no one is immune.
  • Surviving an Active Shooter in School

    Unfortunately, gun violence within our schools has become an epidemic that needs to be addressed by communities, law enforcement, and school districts. Our Surviving an Active Shooter in School course presents ideas for parents, children, and school administrators on how to mitigate, prepare for, and fight back against an active shooter.
  • Teaching Gifted Learners

    To meet the needs of every gifted student, differentiating curriculum is not an option, it’s a necessity! Our Teaching Gifted Learners course demystifies challenges that teachers may face when creating curriculum for the gifted learner. By taking this course, you’ll be able to identify gifted students and recognize how to implement research-supported strategies in the classroom.
  • STEM for Teachers in Grades 4 - 8

    Are you an educator in grades 4-8 who is struggling with STEM concepts and techniques for incorporating them into your classroom? Or are you new in the STEM field? As an educator, our STEM for Teachers in Grades 4-8 course will help you create, select, and adapt quality STEM lesson plans that will energize and help your students grow academically and as individuals.
  • Learning Disabilities: Practical Information for the Special Education Teacher

    This course will take special education teachers through the tasks that are necessary for meeting needs of the students with disabilities successfully. The primary goal of this class is to provide pertinent and practical information for teaching in the special education field, whether it is a special education classroom or just needing assistance with inclusion for students with special needs in the classroom setting.
  • Flipped Learning for Elementary Education

    Are you looking for guidance for incorporating flipped techniques in your classroom? The basic principle of flipped learning involves providing direct instruction for the individual outside of class so that there is more strategic use of in-class time for group work. Our Flipped Learning for Elementary Education course explores practical ways that educators can incorporate this model into their classrooms.
  • Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Are you looking for ways to enhance your practice of teaching? Do you need to find new and exciting ways to engage your students? Our Student Engagement and Learning course explores the potential of formative assessment and techniques for improving student learning. We summarize key research on classroom formative assessment and show how these practices have a greater impact on educational achievement than most other reforms.

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