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ESOL
Investigate the core areas of ESOL instruction: methods of teaching, curriculum and materials, testing and evaluation, cross-cultural understanding, and applied linguistics. This program provides content that is appropriate for a national audience. In Florida, it targets teachers of language arts and reading.
Florida ESOL Endorsement Quick Fact Sheet
Explore issues related to teaching English-language learners (ELLs) in the content areas. These courses provide various options for content-area teachers to gain an understanding of effective ESOL instruction. Florida's Category 2 teachers (math, science, socials studies, and computer literacy) may meet ESOL requirements by completing one of the 60-hour ESOL endorsement courses or ESOL: Issues and Strategies. (Check district requirements.) Florida's Category 3 teachers (electives) may meet their requirement by completing ESOL: An Overview.
ESOL for Content-Area Teachers Quick Fact Sheet
Meet the challenge of educating a multicultural student population by understanding the background, legal requirements, and instructional strategies for English language learners (ELLs).

Gifted
Explore five key areas of gifted education: nature and needs, special populations, curriculum and instructional strategies, creativity, and guidance and counseling. All courses include both instructional components and application activities that align with the objectives for the Florida K-12 Gifted Endorsement. Courses are listed in the suggested order for completion. Check with your district staff development office for credit eligibility toward Gifted Endorsement.Gifted Endorsement Quick Fact Sheet

Mathematics
Beacon Educator's math program consists of four in-depth courses that provide close examination of math concepts leading to skill development. Each course offers classroom examples for coherent curriculum that is focused on important topics in mathematics.
K-8 Math Courses Quick Fact Sheet

New Teacher
Explore your role as a student advocate and become proactive as you learn management strategies, practice decision-making skills, and use a standards-based lesson planning process to guide your instructional planning.
New Teachers Quick Fact Sheet

Professional Development Certification
Participants must take all the courses listed below, in addition to meeting other district-specific requirements. We recommend taking courses in the order listed. Participants must also complete one 60-hour ESOL course. Check with your district to select the course from our ESOL page.
Professional Development Certification Quick Fact Sheet

Professional Growth
Explore your role as a student advocate and become proactive as you learn management strategies, practice decision-making skills, and use a standards-based lesson planning process to guide your instructional planning.
Professional Growth Quick Fact Sheet

Reading
Explore six core areas of reading: oral language, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. Included in each of the interactive courses in this series are both instructional components and application activities. The courses are designed to be completed sequentially, culminating in the practicum (Reading 5). Content aligns to the indicators for Florida's K-12 Reading Endorsement.
Reading Endorsement Quick Fact Sheet
Implement reading strategies—as well as reasoning and writing instruction—that give students the tools they need to comprehend text in your content area. Courses are specifically designed to enhance the ability of content-area teachers to deliver reading instruction.
Reading Strategies Quick Fact Sheet

Students With Disabilities (SWD)
Explore these highly interactive, self-paced modules on current educational issues. Participants must score 80% or better on an end-of-course mastery assessment.
On Demand Module Quick Fact Sheet

Individual Purchase


SWD: ESE for All Educators (SB 1108)
Instructional | Students With Disabilities (SWD) |

Explore the characteristics and learning needs of students with disabilities. Identify appropriate instructional strategies. Review the legal requirements for providing services and supports. Examine accommodations and modifications provided during instruction and assessment. This module addresses the needs of Students with Disabilities (SWD).

This module replaces On Demand: ESE for All Educators (SWD-SB 1108). It  can only be taken once per certification period.

Cost:
40.00
Credit Hours:
20
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
SWD: Managing Challenging Student Behaviors (SB 1108)
Instructional | Non-Instructional | Students With Disabilities (SWD) |

Compare students with identified emotional disabilities to those with acting-out behaviors. Review instructional and behavioral strategies for managing difficult classroom behaviors within the RtI/MtSS framework. Develop an awareness level knowledge of psychotropic medications and accompanying side effects. This is the second module in the Beacon Educator series that addresses the needs of Students with Disabilities (SWD).

This module replaces On Demand: Managing Challenging Student Behaviors (SB 1108). It  can only be taken once per certification period.

Cost:
40.00
Credit Hours:
20
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Building Relationships with Parents
Administrative | Instructional | Non-Instructional | Professional Growth |

Learn to build relationships with parents in order to enhance students' academic growth. Explore a variety of techniques to increase parent involvement. Create a classroom Website with the potential to increase communication with parents.

Cost:
60.00
Credit Hours:
12
September 03, 2018 - September 23, 2018
October 01, 2018 - October 21, 2018
November 05, 2018 - December 02, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
November 26, 2018 - December 16, 2018
January 07, 2019 - January 27, 2019
Classroom Management
Instructional | New Teacher | Professional Development Certification |

Explore the need for a proactive management system and design management tools for the classroom. Learn management strategies, explore a maintenance program, and develop routines for the beginning and ending of class.

Cost:
100.00
Credit Hours:
20
September 10, 2018 - October 07, 2018
October 01, 2018 - October 28, 2018
November 05, 2018 - December 09, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
December 03, 2018 - January 13, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - February 03, 2019
Classroom Management for Paraprofessionals & Substitutes
Non-Instructional | Professional Growth |

Learn ways to proactively manage students and resources for the classroom. Identify what should be accomplished before students arrive, during student contact time, and after students leave.

Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Common Core : An Overview of Standards
Instructional | Common Core |

Learn how and why the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were developed. Compare the CCSS and current Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS). Investigate how the CCSS will affect classroom instruction and consider the effects of CCSS for students and parents.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Common Core 6-12: Disciplinary Literacy
Instructional | Common Core |

Investigate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Explore text complexity and close reading. Examine instructional and assessment practices. Understand the impact of the CCSS on struggling students, ELLs, and students with disabilities.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Common Core 6-12: English Language Arts (ELA)
Instructional | Common Core |

Explore the CCSS ELA (6-12), including the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards. Investigate classroom implementation of the standards. Learn about the consortia developing assessments for the CCSS.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Common Core 6-8: Mathematics
Instructional | Common Core | Mathematics |

Explore the CCSS Math (6-8), including the College and Career Ready Mathematical Practice Standards. Investigate classroom implementation of the standards.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
April 01, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Common Core 9-12: Mathematics
Instructional | Common Core | Mathematics |

Explore the CCSS Math (9-12), including the College and Career Ready Mathematical Practice Standards. Investigate classroom implementation of the standards.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
April 01, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Common Core K-5: English Language Arts (ELA)
Instructional | Common Core | Literacy |

Explore the CCSS ELA (K-5), including the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards. Investigate classroom implementation of the standards. Learn about the consortia developing assessments for the CCSS.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Common Core K-5: Mathematics
Instructional | Common Core | Mathematics |

Explore the CCSS Math (K-5), including the College and Career Ready Mathematical Practice Standards. Investigate classroom implementation of the standards.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
Administrative | Instructional | Non-Instructional | Professional Growth |

Learn practical skills for understanding and resolving conflict in today’s changing workplace. Become familiar with how conflicts emerge and learn how to use proven conflict management techniques and styles. Discover strategies for handling difficult people and alternative dispute methods.

Cost:
100.00
Credit Hours:
20
September 03, 2018 - October 07, 2018
October 01, 2018 - November 04, 2018
November 05, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
December 03, 2018 - January 20, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Educational Technology in the Classroom
Instructional | Professional Development Certification | Professional Growth |

Investigate teacher tools, resources, and ideas for integrating educational technology (EdTech) into the classroom that align with International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) standards and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Examine how to use technology as a tool to improve both instruction and student learning.

Cost:
150.00
Credit Hours:
30
September 10, 2018 - October 14, 2018
October 08, 2018 - November 11, 2018
November 05, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
December 03, 2018 - January 20, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - February 10, 2019
ESOL : Applied Linguistics
Instructional | ESOL |

Explore concepts and principles of applied linguistics such as phonology, principles of English, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, and second language acquisition. Identify how these concepts and principles relate to English language learners (ELLs) as they progress through ESOL programs and mainstream classrooms.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
August 27, 2018 - November 04, 2018
September 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018
September 24, 2018 - December 09, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
October 22, 2018 - January 13, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
November 05, 2018 - January 27, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
December 03, 2018 - February 24, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 14, 2019 - March 24, 2019
ESOL : Cross-Cultural Communication
Instructional | ESOL |

Gain awareness of various cultures to promote intercultural communication and enhance instruction and learning for diverse populations. Learn about cultural orientations of various groups and use your knowledge to enhance instruction for ELLs and other students.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
August 27, 2018 - November 04, 2018
September 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018
September 24, 2018 - December 09, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
October 22, 2018 - January 13, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday
November 05, 2018 - January 27, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
December 03, 2018 - February 24, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 14, 2019 - March 24, 2019
ESOL : Curriculum and Materials
Instructional | ESOL |

Learn to understand and apply concepts, research, best practices, and evidenced-based strategies to plan classroom instruction in a supportive learning environment for ELLs. Learn to select and adapt standards-based materials, resources, and technologies.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
August 27, 2018 - November 04, 2018
September 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018
September 24, 2018 - December 09, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
October 22, 2018 - January 13, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday
November 05, 2018 - January 27, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
December 03, 2018 - February 24, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 14, 2019 - March 24, 2019
ESOL : Methods of Teaching
Instructional | ESOL |

Apply principles of differentiated instruction. Explore methods and strategies for identifying the needs of individual students who are in the process of acquiring English. Learn about differentiating content, process, and/or product in order to address and accommodate the different needs of students.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
August 27, 2018 - November 04, 2018
September 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018
September 24, 2018 - December 09, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
October 22, 2018 - January 13, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday
November 05, 2018 - January 27, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
December 03, 2018 - February 24, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 14, 2019 - March 24, 2019
ESOL : Testing and Evaluation
Instructional | ESOL |

Identify factors that affect assessment of English language learners (ELLs) including linguistic bias, test adaptations, and accommodations. Additionally, explore federal assessment policies and interpretation of assessment data.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
August 27, 2018 - November 04, 2018
September 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018
September 24, 2018 - December 09, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
October 22, 2018 - January 13, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday
November 05, 2018 - January 27, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
December 03, 2018 - February 10, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 14, 2019 - March 24, 2019
ESOL for Administrators
Administrative | Administrative | ESOL |

Investigate instructional leadership skills necessary to help teachers meet the needs of English language learners. Gain an understanding of the background and legal requirements for ELL programming, learn how culture affects communication, and develop the knowledge to evaluate teachers who are using appropriate ESOL/ESL instructional strategies.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
September 03, 2018 - November 11, 2018
October 01, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
November 05, 2018 - January 27, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday
December 03, 2018 - February 24, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - March 17, 2019
ESOL for Guidance Counselors
Administrative | Instructional | ESOL |

Gain an understanding of the background and legal requirements for ESOL. Learn how to promote development and achievement of English Language Learners (ELLs). Enhance your ability as a guidance counselor to provide post-secondary and career development guidance.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
September 03, 2018 - November 11, 2018
October 01, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
November 05, 2018 - January 27, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday
December 03, 2018 - February 24, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 14, 2019 - March 24, 2019
ESOL: An Overview
Instructional | ESOL |

Engage in an overview of how to meet the educational needs of students for whom English is not their native language. This course meets Florida's ESOL requirements for Category 3 (elective) teachers.

Cost:
90.00
Credit Hours:
18
September 10, 2018 - October 07, 2018
October 08, 2018 - November 04, 2018
November 05, 2018 - December 09, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
December 03, 2018 - January 13, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 14, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Ethics for M-DCPS

Explore the code of ethics for educators recommended by the National Education Association (NEA) and the Association of American Educators (AAE). Learn the basic principles of ethical expectations and potential consequences for not following them. This module provides an overview of the Florida Code of Ethics for Educators and the Principles of Professional Conduct. THIS MODULE WAS CUSTOMIZED TO SERVE EDUCATORS FROM MIAMI-DADE SCHOOLS.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
Foundations of Assessment
Instructional | New Teacher | Professional Development Certification |

Learn to use classroom assessments to shape teaching and learning. Explore assessments that address the intent of a targeted standard.

Cost:
50.00
Credit Hours:
10
September 17, 2018 - October 07, 2018
October 08, 2018 - October 28, 2018
November 05, 2018 - December 02, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
November 26, 2018 - December 16, 2018
January 07, 2019 - January 27, 2019
Foundations of Team Teaching (Co-Teaching)

Learn to organize, operate, sustain, and evaluate teaching teams. Explore team building strategies that are critical as educators confront the struggles and triumphs that accompany the team teaching endeavor. Note: This course addresses the team-teaching training requirement of Florida’s Class Size Reduction Amendment. A Follow-Up course is available.

Cost:
50.00
Credit Hours:
10
September 10, 2018 - September 30, 2018
October 08, 2018 - October 28, 2018
November 05, 2018 - December 02, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
November 26, 2018 - December 16, 2018
January 14, 2019 - February 03, 2019
Gifted: Curriculum and Instructional Strategies
Instructional | Gifted |

Investigate research-based practices, models, and strategies designed to meet the needs of gifted learners. Discover resources for aligning state standards and the gifted curriculum. Become an advocate for gifted students and programs.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
August 20, 2018 - October 28, 2018 - Registration Closing Soon
September 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018
October 01, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
October 15, 2018 - January 06, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday.
November 05, 2018 - January 27, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday.
November 26, 2018 - February 17, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
December 10, 2018 - March 03, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Gifted: Educating Special Populations
Instructional | Gifted |

Gain an understanding of the unique needs of gifted students from special populations. Learn to identify and serve these groups of gifted students.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
August 20, 2018 - October 28, 2018 - Registration Closing Soon
September 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018
October 01, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
October 15, 2018 - January 06, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday
November 05, 2018 - January 27, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday.
December 10, 2018 - March 03, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Gifted: Guidance and Counseling
Instructional | Gifted |

Explore socio-emotional needs and issues related to gifted learners, and discover guidance and counseling strategies that can be used to address these issues. Develop an understanding of developmental characteristics as well as the unique strengths and vulnerabilities of the gifted learner.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
August 20, 2018 - October 28, 2018 - Registration Closing Soon
September 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018
October 01, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
October 15, 2018 - January 06, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday
November 05, 2018 - January 27, 2019
December 10, 2018 - March 03, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Gifted: Nature and Needs
Instructional | Gifted |

Investigate the nature and needs of gifted learners, including traditional and alternative tools for identifying giftedness, curriculum and instruction services, program models, and advocacy. Examine cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics. Understand the history and current research concerning gifted education.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
August 20, 2018 - October 28, 2018 - Registration Closing Soon
September 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018
October 01, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
October 15, 2018 - January 06, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday
November 05, 2018 - January 27, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday.
December 10, 2018 - March 03, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Gifted: Theory and Development of Creativity
Instructional | Gifted |

Explore creativity as it pertains to giftedness. Investigate methods for teaching creative attitudes and encouraging creative thinking across various disciplines.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
August 20, 2018 - October 28, 2018 - Registration Closing Soon
September 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018
October 01, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
October 15, 2018 - January 06, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday
November 05, 2018 - January 27, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday.
December 10, 2018 - March 03, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - March 17, 2019
HR: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
Administrative | Instructional | Non-Instructional | Human Resources |

Learn practical skills for understanding and resolving conflict in today’s changing workplace. Discover strategies for handling difficult people and alternative dispute methods.

Cost:
24.00
Credit Hours:
12
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
HR: Diversity in the Workplace
Administrative | Instructional | Non-Instructional | Human Resources |

Review legal and ethical issues involving stereotyping, racism, prejudice, and discrimination. Explore and apply methods for improving cross-cultural communication and enhance cultural diversity in the workplace.

Cost:
6.00
Credit Hours:
3
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
HR: Effective Customer Service
Administrative | Instructional | Non-Instructional | Human Resources |

Learn strategies to anticipate and provide effective customer service that meet the needs of all stakeholders in the educational environment. Explore the principles of effective communication to work effectively with others and prevent conflicts.

Cost:
6.00
Credit Hours:
3
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Implementing Reading, Writing, & Math Strategies
Instructional | New Teacher | Professional Development Certification | Professional Growth |

Investigate and implement a variety of teaching strategies that make the processes of reading, writing, and math computations visible to the learner. Note: Access to students is required to complete this course.

Cost:
150.00
Credit Hours:
30
August 27, 2018 - September 30, 2018 - Course requires student contact!
September 10, 2018 - October 14, 2018 - Course requires student contact!
October 01, 2018 - November 04, 2018 - Course requires student contact!
November 05, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - Course requires students contact - scheduled 1 extra week for holidays.
December 03, 2018 - January 20, 2019 - Course requires students contact - scheduled 2 extra weeks for holidays.
January 14, 2019 - February 17, 2019 - Course requires student contact!
Instructional Practices: Argumentation
Instructional | Instructional Practices |

Identify the role of argumentation in using evidence to evaluate and substantiate assertions Learn the core components of argumentation. Explore strategies for teaching argumentation in a variety of classroom environments.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Instructional Practices: Classroom Management
Instructional | Instructional Practices |

Explore management strategies that lead to improved student motivation and achievement across all content areas and grade levels. Identify methods for creating a positive collaborative learning environment.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Instructional Practices: Differentiated Instruction
Instructional | Instructional Practices |

Acquire an understanding of differentiated instruction within the K-12 environment. Recognize the purpose of differentiated instruction as it relates to content mastery. Identify strategies included in the planning and instructional processes.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Instructional Practices: Questioning by Students
Instructional | Instructional Practices |

Explore how students can use questioning techniques as a learning tool to become better problem solvers and critical thinkers. Explore strategies for teaching students to create effective questions, to use a range of question types, and to improve question quality.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Instructional Practices: Questioning Techniques
Instructional | Instructional Practices |

Recognize the importance of using questioning techniques to assess student understanding and drive instruction. Gain an understanding of how to develop questions that vary in complexity and align to the content. Identify strategies for using questioning techniques in the classroom.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Learning Theory & Practice
Instructional | New Teacher | Professional Development Certification |

Investigate how we learn, remember, and recall information. Examine characteristics of learners at different stages of development. Evaluate instructional practices that support learners' various needs.

Cost:
150.00
Credit Hours:
30
September 03, 2018 - October 14, 2018
October 01, 2018 - November 11, 2018
October 29, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
November 26, 2018 - January 20, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holiday
December 03, 2018 - January 27, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Literacy: Close Reading
Instructional | Literacy | Reading |

Recognize that learning to read complex text closely prepares students for college and careers. Explore the process of conducting close readings with students. Identify strategies for scaffolding close reading instruction.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Literacy: Disciplinary Literacy
Instructional | Literacy |

Examine the unique ways each discipline requires students to think about the subject area. Explore the role of collaboration and various literacy strategies to increase student achievement across the content areas.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Literacy: Understanding Text Complexity
Instructional | Literacy | Reading |

Recognize the need for complex text in preparing students to be college and career ready. Explore the components of text complexity used to identify appropriate texts for readers. Identify strategies for using complex texts in the classroom.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Math for K-8 Teachers: Algebraic Thinking
Instructional | Mathematics |

Make connections between patterns and functions. Explore mathematical models and strategies to increase understanding of quantitative and qualitative relationships, including problem solving using the analysis of change.

Cost:
100.00
Credit Hours:
20
September 03, 2018 - September 30, 2018
October 01, 2018 - October 28, 2018
November 05, 2018 - December 09, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
December 03, 2018 - January 13, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - February 03, 2019
Math for K-8 Teachers: Number Concepts
Instructional | Mathematics |

Learn strategies for teaching whole numbers, place value, fractions and decimals, and estimation and problem solving. Investigate and practice multiple strategies for problem solving.

Cost:
120.00
Credit Hours:
24
September 10, 2018 - October 07, 2018
October 08, 2018 - November 04, 2018
November 05, 2018 - December 09, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
December 03, 2018 - January 13, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 14, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Math for K-8 Teachers: Number Operations
Instructional | Mathematics |

Investigate strategies for proficiency in number operations, computing fluency, computing with fractions, and computing with decimals. Practice problem solving using number operations to make real-world connections.

Cost:
100.00
Credit Hours:
20
August 20, 2018 - September 16, 2018 - Registration Closing Soon
September 17, 2018 - October 14, 2018
October 15, 2018 - November 11, 2018
November 12, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
December 03, 2018 - January 13, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 21, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Math for K-8 Teachers: Space and Shape
Instructional | Mathematics |

Explore problem solving using two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. Identify strategies for teaching accurate measurement, estimation of measurement, and real-world problem solving.

Cost:
120.00
Credit Hours:
24
August 27, 2018 - September 23, 2018
September 24, 2018 - October 21, 2018
October 22, 2018 - November 18, 2018
November 12, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
December 03, 2018 - January 13, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 28, 2019 - February 24, 2019
Math: Gateway to Algebra 6-8
Instructional | Mathematics |

Explore the Critical Foundations of Algebra - whole numbers, fractions, and geometry & measurement. Investigate specific key concepts using activities that highlight major themes. Learn to use scaffolding techniques to build student learning through algebraic thinking.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Math: Standards of Practice 9-12
Instructional | Mathematics |

Acquire strategies for embedding the eight mathematical practices into everyday instruction. Identify changes in instructional practice necessary to engage students in mathematical thinking and understanding.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Mentoring Classroom Teachers
Instructional | Professional Growth |

This course helps prepare the veteran teacher to become a mentor by sharing the basic concepts and models that make mentoring a successful strategy for new teacher induction. These basic concepts can be adapted for use by reading coaches and mentors for struggling teachers.

Cost:
60.00
Credit Hours:
12
September 10, 2018 - September 30, 2018
October 01, 2018 - October 21, 2018
November 05, 2018 - December 02, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
November 26, 2018 - December 16, 2018
January 07, 2019 - January 27, 2019
On Demand: Building Relationships with Parents
Administrative | Instructional | Non-Instructional | Professional Growth |

Learn to build relationships with parents to enhance students' academic growth. Explore a variety of techniques to increase parent involvement.

Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 06, 2017 - December 11, 2018
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
On Demand: Co-Teaching Compliance
Instructional | Professional Growth |

Learn strategies for co-teaching and cooperative planning that impact academic achievement.

Cost:
8.00
Credit Hours:
4
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Paraprofessionals: Instructional Strategies
Non-Instructional | Professional Growth |

Examine the role of an instructional paraprofessional in creating a positive classroom learning environment. Learn basic instructional strategies and classroom management techniques to assist the classroom teacher.

Cost:
60.00
Credit Hours:
12
September 03, 2018 - September 30, 2018
October 08, 2018 - November 04, 2018
November 05, 2018 - December 09, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
January 07, 2019 - February 03, 2019
Professional Practices for Educators
Instructional | New Teacher | Professional Development Certification | Professional Growth |

Practice decision making skills on issues such as school safety and security procedures, educational liability, professional responsibilities, and ethics in this video-based course.

Cost:
25.00
Credit Hours:
5
September 17, 2018 - October 07, 2018
October 01, 2018 - October 21, 2018
November 05, 2018 - December 02, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
November 26, 2018 - December 16, 2018
January 07, 2019 - January 27, 2019
Professional Practices for Paraprofessionals & Substitutes
Non-Instructional | Professional Growth |

Gain an awareness of school safety and security procedures, educational liability, professional responsibilities, and ethics. The video-based module uses scenarios to provoke consideration of five topics: creating a positive learning environment, eliminating harassing behaviors, promoting safety and classroom order, maintaining professional distance, and practicing professionalism with colleagues and community.

Cost:
18.00
Credit Hours:
9
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Reading 1: Foundations of Instruction
Instructional | Reading |

Explore reading as a process of student engagement in construction of meaning. Gain substantive understanding of six components of reading as a process: comprehension, oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and vocabulary.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
September 03, 2018 - November 11, 2018
October 01, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
November 05, 2018 - February 03, 2019 - 3 extra weeks for holiday
December 03, 2018 - February 24, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Reading 2: Evidence-based Practices (NEW)
Instructional | Reading |

THIS NEW COURSE VERSION WILL BE AVAILABLE BEGINNING IN SEPTEMBER 2018. It meets Florida’s requirement for Reading 2: Research-based Practice.
Discover how to scaffold student learning by applying the principles of research-based reading instruction and integrating the six components of reading. Engage in the systematic problem-solving process.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
September 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018
September 24, 2018 - December 02, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
October 08, 2018 - December 23, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
October 15, 2018 - January 13, 2019 - 3 extra weeks for holidays
November 12, 2018 - February 03, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
December 10, 2018 - March 03, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Reading 2: Evidence-Based Practices
Instructional | Reading |

A NEW VERSION OF THIS COURSE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER 2018.

Discover how to scaffold student learning by applying the principles of research-based reading instruction and integrating the six components of reading. Engage in the systematic problem-solving process.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
September 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Reading 3: Assessment
Instructional | Reading |

Examine the concepts and characteristics of different types of assessment. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to administer, interpret, and use formal and informal reading assessments for diverse students. Open new pathways for possible prevention, identification, and remediation of reading difficulties.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
August 20, 2018 - October 28, 2018 - Registration Closing Soon
September 24, 2018 - December 02, 2018
October 08, 2018 - January 06, 2019 - 3 extra weeks for holidays
November 26, 2018 - February 17, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
December 03, 2018 - February 24, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Reading 4: Differentiated Instruction
Instructional | Reading |

Understand cognitive, language, and reading development, including difficulties in six major reading components. Explore the foundations and principles of differentiated instruction and strategies for implementation to enrich and extend student learning.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
August 20, 2018 - October 28, 2018 - Registration Closing Soon
September 03, 2018 - November 11, 2018
September 24, 2018 - December 09, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
October 15, 2018 - January 06, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
November 05, 2018 - February 03, 2019 - 3 extra weeks for holidays
December 03, 2018 - February 24, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Reading 5: Demonstration of Accomplishment
Instructional | Reading |

Through a culminating practicum, teachers demonstrate knowledge of the reading components, assessment, and data analysis by creating and implementing comprehensive, research-based instructional plans.Participants must have completed Reading Competencies 1-4 and have access to students. Verify district acceptance of course prior to registration.

Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
August 20, 2018 - November 11, 2018 - Course requires student contact! - Registration Closing Soon
September 03, 2018 - November 25, 2018 - Course requires student contact!
September 24, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - Course requires student contact!
October 15, 2018 - January 27, 2019 - Course requires student contact - 3 extra weeks for holidays
October 29, 2018 - February 10, 2019 - Course requires student contact - 3 extra weeks for holidays
November 12, 2018 - February 24, 2019 - Course requires student contact - 3 extra weeks for holidays
December 10, 2018 - March 17, 2019 - Course requires student contact - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 07, 2019 - March 31, 2019
Standards-Based Lesson Planning
Instructional | New Teacher | Professional Development Certification | Professional Growth |

Use a standards-based lesson planning process to guide your instructional planning. Examine the Curriculum-Assessment-Instruction (CAI) Model and design a lesson that aligns assessment and instruction to selected standards. Note: Access to students is required to complete this course.

Cost:
100.00
Credit Hours:
20
August 27, 2018 - September 30, 2018 - Course requires student contact.
September 10, 2018 - October 14, 2018 - Course requires student contact.
October 01, 2018 - November 04, 2018 - Course requires student contact.
November 05, 2018 - December 16, 2018 - Course requires student contact. 1 extra week for holiday!
December 03, 2018 - January 20, 2019 - Course requires student contact. Scheduled 2 extra weeks for holiday!
January 14, 2019 - February 17, 2019 - Course requires student contact.
Student Advocacy and Legal Issues
Administrative | Instructional | New Teacher | Professional Development Certification | Professional Growth |

Explore the teacher's role as student advocate. Examine the ethical expectations and obligations. Investigate the legal issues of district policies, state statutes, and federal guidelines.

Cost:
100.00
Credit Hours:
20
September 17, 2018 - October 14, 2018
October 08, 2018 - November 04, 2018
November 05, 2018 - December 09, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
December 03, 2018 - January 13, 2019 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 14, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Support Staff: Classroom Management
Non-Instructional | Professional Growth |

Learn several ways to proactively manage the students and important resources for the classroom. Identify what can be accomplished before students arrive, during student contact time, and after students leave to make your substitute teaching assignment productive and enjoyable.

Cost:
25.00
Credit Hours:
5
September 10, 2018 - September 30, 2018
October 01, 2018 - October 21, 2018
November 05, 2018 - December 03, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
November 26, 2018 - December 16, 2018
January 14, 2019 - February 03, 2019
Support Staff: Instructional Strategies
Non-Instructional | Professional Growth |

Learn to maintain academic focus in the absence of the regular classroom teacher. Develop knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques to facilitate student engagement and achievement.

Cost:
25.00
Credit Hours:
5
August 20, 2018 - September 09, 2018 - Registration Closing Soon
September 17, 2018 - October 07, 2018
October 08, 2018 - October 28, 2018
November 05, 2018 - December 02, 2018 - 1 extra week for holiday
January 07, 2019 - January 27, 2019
Support Staff: Professional Practices
Non-Instructional | Professional Growth |

Gain an awareness of school safety and security procedures, educational liability, professional responsibilities, and ethics. The video-based content utilizes scenarios to provoke consideration of five topics: creating a positive learning environment, eliminating harassing behaviors, promoting safety and classroom order, maintaining professional distance, and practicing professionalism with colleagues and community.

Cost:
25.00
Credit Hours:
5
September 03, 2018 - September 23, 2018
October 15, 2018 - November 04, 2018
November 26, 2018 - December 16, 2018
January 07, 2019 - January 27, 2019
TIP: Assessment
Instructional | New Teacher |

Explore the use of formative and summative assessments. Develop an understanding of using assessment data to measure achievement and drive student learning.

Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
TIP: Assessment and Accountability (Bay)
Instructional | New Teacher |

Explore the use of formative and summative assessments. Develop an understanding of using assessment data to measure achievement and drive student learning. Review the six principles of the Assessment Practices and Principles (APSS) for Bay District schools. THIS MODULE WAS CUSTOMIZED TO SERVE EDUCATORS FROM BAY DISTRICT SCHOOLS.

Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
TIP: Confidentiality Issues
Instructional | New Teacher |

Learn about teachers' obligation to maintain confidentiality of student information as specified in the Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida (Florida Code of Ethics).

Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
TIP: Differentiated Classroom
Instructional | New Teacher |

Explore strategies to individualize instruction to meet each student's needs.

Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
TIP: ESE 101
Instructional | New Teacher |

Learn the recognized categories of disabilities included in Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program. Examine the general characteristics of each exceptionality and implications for addressing the students’ needs.

Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
TIP: ESOL Implications for the Classroom
Instructional | New Teacher |

Become familiar with state and federal laws that govern ESOL programs and your school district's ELL Plan. Identify ESOL teacher performance standards, timelines, ELL standards, and ESOL teacher strategies.

Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
TIP: Ethics
Instructional | New Teacher |

Learn about teachers' obligation to the student, the public, and the profession of education. Understand that teachers are held to a higher moral standard.

Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
TIP: Homeless Issues
Instructional | New Teacher |

Explore how teachers can help homeless students. Get ideas, learn the law, and understand rights of homeless students.

Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
TIP: Physical and Behavioral Indicators of Child Abuse
Instructional | New Teacher |

Learn to identify typical indicators of child abuse.

Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
TIP: Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Emotional Distress
Instructional | New Teacher |

Recognize signs of stress and depression in students. Identify how to help students deal with these issues.

Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018
TIP: Response to Intervention (RtI)
Instructional | New Teacher |

Investigate the Response to Intervention (RtI) model along with its stages. Identify how to identify the problem and options for intervention.

Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
March 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
July 01, 2018 - December 31, 2018