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Autism
Build an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and prepare to teach students with autism through this series of four courses: Positive Behavior Supports; Nature, Needs and Assessment; Communication Needs; and Diagnosis and Assessment. All courses include both instructional components and application activities that align with the objectives for the Florida K-12 Autism Endorsement.
Autism Endorsement Quick Fact Sheet

ESOL
Educators learn concepts and strategies to enhance the education of multicultural populations!
Investigate the core areas of ESOL instruction: methods of teaching, curriculum and materials, testing and evaluation, cross-cultural communications, and applied linguistics. This program provides content that is appropriate for a national audience. In Florida, it targets teachers of language arts and reading and may lead to endorsement. Beacon also provides programs for teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors. View the ESOL Endorsement Fact Sheet for more information and to see how the educator's subject area determines the course recommendations based on Florida Statute.
Florida ESOL Endorsement Quick Fact Sheet

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 content area.
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

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)
Module | Instructional | Professional Development Certification | 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).

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 20 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 20 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 20-hour SWD: ESE for All Educators (SB 1108) module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 8:00 PM.)
Cost:
40.00
Credit Hours:
20
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
SWD: Managing Challenging Student Behaviors (SB 1108)
Module | 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).

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 20 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 20 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 20-hour SWD: Managing Challenging Student Behaviors (SB 1108) module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 8:00 PM.)
Cost:
40.00
Credit Hours:
20
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Autism 1: Positive Behavior Support
Course | Instructional | Autism | Professional Growth

Develop classroom techniques for using applied behavior analysis principles and behavioral strategies for students with autism. Investigate data collection, functions of behavior, preventing challenging behaviors, and ethics in applying behavioral techniques. This is the first course in the series.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour Autism 1: Positive Behavior Support course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
March 18, 2019 - May 26, 2019 - Course requires student contact. - Registration Closing Soon
April 08, 2019 - June 16, 2019 - Course requires student contact.
August 12, 2019 - October 20, 2019 - Course requires student contact.
September 02, 2019 - November 10, 2019 - Course requires student contact.
October 07, 2019 - December 15, 2019 - Course requires student contact.
November 04, 2019 - February 02, 2020 - Course requires student contact - 3 extra weeks for holidays
Autism 2: Nature, Needs & Assessment
Course | Instructional | Autism

Develop a working knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with emphasis on a historical perspective, the impact of the disability, environmental impact, planning, goal setting, and strategies for working with individuals with ASD. This is the second course in a series.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour Autism 2: Nature, Needs & Assessment course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
May 06, 2019 - July 14, 2019
May 27, 2019 - August 04, 2019
June 17, 2019 - August 25, 2019
August 12, 2019 - October 20, 2019
September 02, 2019 - November 10, 2019
October 21, 2019 - January 19, 2020 - 3 extra weeks for holidays
November 11, 2019 - February 09, 2020 - 3 extra weeks for holidays
Building Relationships with Parents
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 12 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 1 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 12-hour Building Relationships with Parents course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/25/2019.)
Cost:
60.00
Credit Hours:
12
April 01, 2019 - April 21, 2019
May 06, 2019 - May 26, 2019
June 03, 2019 - June 23, 2019
July 08, 2019 - July 28, 2019
August 12, 2019 - September 01, 2019
September 09, 2019 - September 29, 2019
October 07, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Classroom Management
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 20 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 2 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 20-hour Classroom Management course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/26/2019.)
Cost:
100.00
Credit Hours:
20
April 01, 2019 - April 28, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 02, 2019
June 03, 2019 - June 30, 2019
July 08, 2019 - August 04, 2019
August 12, 2019 - September 08, 2019
September 02, 2019 - September 29, 2019
October 07, 2019 - November 03, 2019
Classroom Management for Paraprofessionals & Substitutes
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 2 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 2 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 2-hour Classroom Management for Paraprofessionals & Substitutes module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 2:00 AM.)
Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Common Core : An Overview of Standards
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Common Core : An Overview of Standards module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Common Core 6-12: Disciplinary Literacy
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Common Core 6-12: Disciplinary Literacy module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Common Core 6-12: English Language Arts (ELA)
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Common Core 6-12: English Language Arts (ELA) module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Common Core 6-8: Mathematics
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Common Core 6-8: Mathematics module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Common Core 9-12: Mathematics
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Common Core 9-12: Mathematics module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Common Core K-5: English Language Arts (ELA)
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Common Core K-5: English Language Arts (ELA) module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Common Core K-5: Mathematics
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Common Core K-5: Mathematics module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 20 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 2 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 20-hour Conflict Resolution in the Workplace course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/26/2019.)
Cost:
100.00
Credit Hours:
20
April 01, 2019 - May 05, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 09, 2019
June 10, 2019 - July 14, 2019
August 05, 2019 - September 08, 2019
September 09, 2019 - October 13, 2019
October 14, 2019 - November 17, 2019
Educational Technology in the Classroom
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 30 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 3 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 30-hour Educational Technology in the Classroom course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/27/2019.)
Cost:
150.00
Credit Hours:
30
April 01, 2019 - May 05, 2019
April 29, 2019 - June 02, 2019
May 13, 2019 - June 16, 2019
June 10, 2019 - July 14, 2019
July 08, 2019 - August 11, 2019
August 12, 2019 - September 15, 2019
September 09, 2019 - October 13, 2019
ESOL : Applied Linguistics
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour ESOL : Applied Linguistics course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
March 25, 2019 - June 02, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 08, 2019 - June 16, 2019
April 22, 2019 - June 30, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 16, 2019 - Fast Paced - 6 week section
May 06, 2019 - July 14, 2019
May 20, 2019 - July 28, 2019
June 03, 2019 - August 11, 2019
June 17, 2019 - August 25, 2019
July 01, 2019 - September 08, 2019
July 29, 2019 - October 06, 2019
August 12, 2019 - October 20, 2019
August 26, 2019 - November 03, 2019
ESOL : Cross-Cultural Communication
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour ESOL : Cross-Cultural Communication course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
March 25, 2019 - June 02, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 08, 2019 - June 16, 2019
April 22, 2019 - June 30, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 16, 2019 - Fast Paced - 6 week section
May 20, 2019 - July 28, 2019
June 03, 2019 - August 11, 2019
June 17, 2019 - August 25, 2019
July 01, 2019 - September 08, 2019
July 29, 2019 - October 06, 2019
August 12, 2019 - October 20, 2019
August 26, 2019 - November 03, 2019
ESOL : Curriculum and Materials
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour ESOL : Curriculum and Materials course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
March 25, 2019 - June 02, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 08, 2019 - June 16, 2019
April 22, 2019 - June 30, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 16, 2019 - Fast Paced - 6 week section
May 20, 2019 - July 28, 2019
June 03, 2019 - August 11, 2019
June 17, 2019 - August 25, 2019
July 01, 2019 - September 08, 2019
July 29, 2019 - October 06, 2019
August 12, 2019 - October 20, 2019
August 26, 2019 - November 03, 2019
ESOL : Methods of Teaching
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour ESOL : Methods of Teaching course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
March 25, 2019 - June 02, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 08, 2019 - June 16, 2019
April 22, 2019 - June 30, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 16, 2019 - Fast Paced - 6 week section
May 20, 2019 - July 28, 2019
June 03, 2019 - August 11, 2019
June 17, 2019 - August 25, 2019
July 01, 2019 - September 08, 2019
July 29, 2019 - October 06, 2019
August 12, 2019 - October 20, 2019
August 26, 2019 - November 03, 2019
ESOL : Testing and Evaluation
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour ESOL : Testing and Evaluation course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
March 25, 2019 - June 02, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 08, 2019 - June 16, 2019
April 22, 2019 - June 30, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 16, 2019 - Fast Paced - 6 week section
May 20, 2019 - July 28, 2019
June 03, 2019 - August 11, 2019
June 17, 2019 - August 25, 2019
July 01, 2019 - September 08, 2019
July 29, 2019 - October 06, 2019
August 12, 2019 - October 20, 2019
August 26, 2019 - November 03, 2019
ESOL for Administrators
Course | Administrative | ESOL | Leadership

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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour ESOL for Administrators course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
April 01, 2019 - June 09, 2019
May 06, 2019 - July 14, 2019
June 03, 2019 - August 11, 2019
July 01, 2019 - September 08, 2019
August 05, 2019 - October 13, 2019
September 09, 2019 - November 17, 2019
ESOL for Guidance Counselors
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour ESOL for Guidance Counselors course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
April 01, 2019 - June 09, 2019
May 06, 2019 - July 14, 2019
June 03, 2019 - August 11, 2019
July 01, 2019 - September 08, 2019
August 12, 2019 - October 20, 2019
September 02, 2019 - November 10, 2019
ESOL: An Overview
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 18 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 2 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 18-hour ESOL: An Overview course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/26/2019.)
Cost:
90.00
Credit Hours:
18
April 01, 2019 - April 28, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 02, 2019
June 03, 2019 - June 30, 2019
July 08, 2019 - August 04, 2019
August 12, 2019 - September 08, 2019
September 09, 2019 - October 06, 2019
October 07, 2019 - November 03, 2019
Ethics for Florida Leaders
Course | Administrative | Leadership

This course provides an overview of ethics in government, public records, and public meetings. It meets Florida’s requirement that elected officials and certain other employees complete this annual training.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 4 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 0 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 4-hour Ethics for Florida Leaders course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/24/2019.)
Cost:
20.00
Credit Hours:
4
April 15, 2019 - May 12, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 02, 2019
June 03, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Ethics for M-DCPS
Module

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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Ethics for M-DCPS module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
Ethics for School Leaders
Course | Administrative | Instructional | Leadership | Professional Growth

Investigate Florida's Code of Ethics, Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession, and the Florida Principal Leadership Standards. Effective school leaders demonstrate personal and professional behaviors that adhere to these expectations. This course meets Florida’s requirement for annual training in ethics and related topics.   

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 4 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 0 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 4-hour Ethics for School Leaders course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/24/2019.)
Cost:
20.00
Credit Hours:
4
April 15, 2019 - May 12, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 02, 2019
June 03, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Foundations of Assessment
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 10 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 1 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 10-hour Foundations of Assessment course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/25/2019.)
Cost:
50.00
Credit Hours:
10
April 08, 2019 - April 28, 2019
May 06, 2019 - May 26, 2019
June 03, 2019 - June 23, 2019
July 08, 2019 - July 28, 2019
August 12, 2019 - September 01, 2019
September 09, 2019 - September 29, 2019
October 07, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Foundations of Team Teaching (Co-Teaching)
Course

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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 10 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 1 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 10-hour Foundations of Team Teaching (Co-Teaching) course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/25/2019.)
Cost:
50.00
Credit Hours:
10
April 08, 2019 - April 28, 2019
May 06, 2019 - May 26, 2019
June 03, 2019 - June 23, 2019
July 08, 2019 - July 28, 2019
August 05, 2019 - August 25, 2019
September 09, 2019 - September 29, 2019
October 07, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Gifted: Curriculum and Instructional Strategies
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour Gifted: Curriculum and Instructional Strategies course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
March 18, 2019 - May 26, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 08, 2019 - June 16, 2019
April 29, 2019 - July 07, 2019
May 13, 2019 - June 23, 2019 - Fast Paced - 6 week course
May 13, 2019 - July 21, 2019
May 27, 2019 - August 04, 2019
June 17, 2019 - August 25, 2019
July 08, 2019 - September 15, 2019
July 22, 2019 - September 29, 2019
August 05, 2019 - October 13, 2019
August 26, 2019 - November 03, 2019
September 16, 2019 - November 24, 2019
Gifted: Educating Special Populations
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour Gifted: Educating Special Populations course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
March 18, 2019 - May 26, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 08, 2019 - June 16, 2019
April 29, 2019 - July 07, 2019
May 13, 2019 - June 23, 2019 - Fast Paced - 6 week section
May 13, 2019 - July 21, 2019
May 27, 2019 - August 04, 2019
June 17, 2019 - August 25, 2019
July 08, 2019 - September 15, 2019
July 22, 2019 - September 29, 2019
August 05, 2019 - October 13, 2019
August 26, 2019 - November 03, 2019
Gifted: Guidance and Counseling
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour Gifted: Guidance and Counseling course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
March 18, 2019 - May 26, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 08, 2019 - June 16, 2019
April 29, 2019 - July 07, 2019
May 13, 2019 - June 23, 2019 - Fast Paced - 6 week section
May 13, 2019 - July 21, 2019
May 27, 2019 - August 04, 2019
June 17, 2019 - August 25, 2019
July 08, 2019 - September 15, 2019
July 22, 2019 - September 29, 2019
August 05, 2019 - October 13, 2019
August 26, 2019 - November 03, 2019
Gifted: Nature and Needs
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour Gifted: Nature and Needs course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
March 18, 2019 - May 26, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 08, 2019 - June 16, 2019
April 29, 2019 - July 07, 2019
May 13, 2019 - June 23, 2019 - Fast Paced - 6 week section
May 13, 2019 - July 21, 2019
May 27, 2019 - August 04, 2019
June 17, 2019 - August 25, 2019
July 08, 2019 - September 15, 2019
July 22, 2019 - September 29, 2019
August 05, 2019 - October 13, 2019
August 26, 2019 - November 03, 2019
Gifted: Theory and Development of Creativity
Course | Instructional | Gifted

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

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour Gifted: Theory and Development of Creativity course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
March 18, 2019 - May 26, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 08, 2019 - June 16, 2019
April 29, 2019 - July 07, 2019
May 13, 2019 - June 23, 2019 - Fast Paced - 6 week course
May 13, 2019 - July 21, 2019
May 27, 2019 - August 04, 2019
June 17, 2019 - August 25, 2019
July 08, 2019 - September 15, 2019
July 22, 2019 - September 29, 2019
August 05, 2019 - October 13, 2019
August 26, 2019 - November 03, 2019
HR: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 12 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 12 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 12-hour HR: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 12:00 PM.)
Cost:
24.00
Credit Hours:
12
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
HR: Diversity in the Workplace
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 3 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 3 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 3-hour HR: Diversity in the Workplace module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 3:00 AM.)
Cost:
6.00
Credit Hours:
3
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
HR: Effective Customer Service
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 3 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 3 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 3-hour HR: Effective Customer Service module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 3:00 AM.)
Cost:
6.00
Credit Hours:
3
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Implementing Reading, Writing, & Math Strategies
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 30 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 3 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 30-hour Implementing Reading, Writing, & Math Strategies course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/27/2019.)
Cost:
150.00
Credit Hours:
30
April 08, 2019 - May 12, 2019 - Course requires student contact!
April 22, 2019 - May 26, 2019 - Course requires student contact!
May 06, 2019 - June 09, 2019 - Course requires student contact!- Last section for 2018-19
August 12, 2019 - September 15, 2019 - Course requires student contact!
September 02, 2019 - October 06, 2019 - Course requires student contact.
October 07, 2019 - November 10, 2019 - Course requires student contact.
November 04, 2019 - December 15, 2019 - Course requires student contact. - 1 extra week for holiday
Instructional Practices: Argumentation
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Instructional Practices: Argumentation module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Instructional Practices: Classroom Management
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Instructional Practices: Classroom Management module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Instructional Practices: Differentiated Instruction
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Instructional Practices: Differentiated Instruction module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Instructional Practices: Questioning by Students
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Instructional Practices: Questioning by Students module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Instructional Practices: Questioning Techniques
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Instructional Practices: Questioning Techniques module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Learning Theory & Practice
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 30 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 3 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 30-hour Learning Theory & Practice course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/27/2019.)
Cost:
150.00
Credit Hours:
30
April 01, 2019 - May 12, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 16, 2019
June 03, 2019 - July 14, 2019
July 08, 2019 - August 18, 2019
August 05, 2019 - September 15, 2019
September 02, 2019 - October 13, 2019
October 07, 2019 - November 17, 2019
November 04, 2019 - December 22, 2019 - 1 extra week for holiday
Literacy: Close Reading
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Literacy: Close Reading module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Literacy: Disciplinary Literacy
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Literacy: Disciplinary Literacy module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Literacy: Understanding Text Complexity
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Literacy: Understanding Text Complexity module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Math for K-8 Teachers: Algebraic Thinking
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 20 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 2 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 20-hour Math for K-8 Teachers: Algebraic Thinking course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/26/2019.)
Cost:
100.00
Credit Hours:
20
April 01, 2019 - April 28, 2019
May 13, 2019 - June 09, 2019
June 10, 2019 - July 07, 2019
July 15, 2019 - August 11, 2019
August 19, 2019 - September 15, 2019
September 09, 2019 - October 06, 2019
October 07, 2019 - November 03, 2019
Math for K-8 Teachers: Number Concepts
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 24 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 3 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 24-hour Math for K-8 Teachers: Number Concepts course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/27/2019.)
Cost:
120.00
Credit Hours:
24
April 08, 2019 - May 05, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 02, 2019
June 03, 2019 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - July 28, 2019
August 12, 2019 - September 08, 2019
September 09, 2019 - October 06, 2019
October 14, 2019 - November 10, 2019
Math for K-8 Teachers: Number Operations
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 20 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 2 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 20-hour Math for K-8 Teachers: Number Operations course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/26/2019.)
Cost:
100.00
Credit Hours:
20
March 18, 2019 - April 14, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 08, 2019 - May 05, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 02, 2019
June 10, 2019 - July 07, 2019
July 08, 2019 - August 04, 2019
August 12, 2019 - September 08, 2019
September 09, 2019 - October 06, 2019
October 07, 2019 - November 03, 2019
Math for K-8 Teachers: Space and Shape
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 24 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 3 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 24-hour Math for K-8 Teachers: Space and Shape course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/27/2019.)
Cost:
120.00
Credit Hours:
24
March 18, 2019 - April 14, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 15, 2019 - May 12, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 02, 2019
June 03, 2019 - June 30, 2019
July 08, 2019 - August 04, 2019
August 05, 2019 - September 01, 2019
September 16, 2019 - October 13, 2019
October 14, 2019 - November 10, 2019
Math: Gateway to Algebra 6-8
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Math: Gateway to Algebra 6-8 module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Math: Standards of Practice 9-12
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour Math: Standards of Practice 9-12 module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Mentoring Classroom Teachers
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 12 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 1 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 12-hour Mentoring Classroom Teachers course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/25/2019.)
Cost:
60.00
Credit Hours:
12
April 01, 2019 - April 21, 2019
May 06, 2019 - May 26, 2019
June 03, 2019 - June 23, 2019
July 08, 2019 - July 28, 2019
August 12, 2019 - September 01, 2019
September 09, 2019 - September 29, 2019
October 07, 2019 - October 27, 2019
November 04, 2019 - November 24, 2019
Mentoring Classroom Teachers M-DCPS
Course | 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. THIS COURSE WAS CUSTOMIZED TO SERVE EDUCATORS FROM MIAMI-DADE SCHOOLS.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 9 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 1 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 9-hour Mentoring Classroom Teachers M-DCPS course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/25/2019.)
Cost:
45.00
Credit Hours:
9
On Demand: Building Relationships with Parents
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 6 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 6 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 6-hour On Demand: Building Relationships with Parents module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 6:00 AM.)
Cost:
12.00
Credit Hours:
6
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
On Demand: Co-Teaching Compliance
Module | Instructional | Professional Growth

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

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 4 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 4 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 4-hour On Demand: Co-Teaching Compliance module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 4:00 AM.)
Cost:
8.00
Credit Hours:
4
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Paraprofessionals: Instructional Strategies
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 12 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 1 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 12-hour Paraprofessionals: Instructional Strategies course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/25/2019.)
Cost:
60.00
Credit Hours:
12
April 01, 2019 - April 28, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 02, 2019
July 15, 2019 - August 11, 2019
August 19, 2019 - September 15, 2019
September 09, 2019 - October 06, 2019
October 07, 2019 - November 03, 2019
November 04, 2019 - December 08, 2019 - 1 extra week for holiday
Prerequisite for the Reading Endorsement
Module | Administrative | Instructional | Reading

Learn about the features of a Beacon Educator course. This module will explain the differences between a Beacon Educator module and course. There is an overview of the Reading Endorsement Program along with information about how to successfully complete a Beacon Educator course.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 3 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 3 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 3-hour Prerequisite for the Reading Endorsement module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 3:00 AM.)
Cost:
6.00
Credit Hours:
3
Professional Practices for Educators
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 5 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 0 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 5-hour Professional Practices for Educators course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/24/2019.)
Cost:
25.00
Credit Hours:
5
April 01, 2019 - April 21, 2019
May 06, 2019 - May 26, 2019
June 03, 2019 - June 23, 2019
July 08, 2019 - July 28, 2019
August 12, 2019 - September 01, 2019
September 02, 2019 - September 22, 2019
October 07, 2019 - October 27, 2019
November 04, 2019 - November 24, 2019
Professional Practices for Paraprofessionals & Substitutes
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 9 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 9 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 9-hour Professional Practices for Paraprofessionals & Substitutes module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 9:00 AM.)
Cost:
18.00
Credit Hours:
9
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Reading 1: Foundations of Instruction
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour Reading 1: Foundations of Instruction course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
April 01, 2019 - June 09, 2019
April 15, 2019 - June 23, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 16, 2019 - Fast Paced - 6 week section
May 06, 2019 - July 14, 2019
June 03, 2019 - August 11, 2019
July 01, 2019 - September 08, 2019
August 05, 2019 - October 13, 2019
August 19, 2019 - October 27, 2019
September 02, 2019 - November 10, 2019
September 23, 2019 - December 08, 2019 - 1 extra week for holiday
Reading 2: Evidence-based Practices (NEW)
Course | Instructional | Reading

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. This course meets Florida’s requirement for Reading 2: Research-based Practice.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour Reading 2: Evidence-based Practices (NEW) course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
March 18, 2019 - May 26, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 01, 2019 - June 09, 2019
April 15, 2019 - June 23, 2019
May 13, 2019 - June 23, 2019 - Fast Paced - 6 week section
May 13, 2019 - July 21, 2019 - 6 week section
June 10, 2019 - August 18, 2019
June 24, 2019 - September 01, 2019
July 15, 2019 - September 22, 2019
August 12, 2019 - October 20, 2019
September 09, 2019 - November 17, 2019
September 23, 2019 - December 08, 2019 - 1 extra week for holiday
October 14, 2019 - January 05, 2020 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
Reading 3: Assessment
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour Reading 3: Assessment course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
March 18, 2019 - May 26, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 15, 2019 - June 23, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 16, 2019 - Fast Paced - 6 week section
May 06, 2019 - July 14, 2019
May 27, 2019 - August 04, 2019
June 10, 2019 - August 18, 2019
June 24, 2019 - August 04, 2019 - Fast Paced - 6 week section
June 24, 2019 - September 01, 2019
July 22, 2019 - September 29, 2019
August 19, 2019 - October 27, 2019
September 02, 2019 - November 10, 2019
September 23, 2019 - December 08, 2019 - 1 extra week for holiday
Reading 4: Differentiated Instruction
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour Reading 4: Differentiated Instruction course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
March 18, 2019 - May 26, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 01, 2019 - June 09, 2019
April 15, 2019 - June 23, 2019
April 29, 2019 - July 07, 2019
May 13, 2019 - July 21, 2019
May 27, 2019 - August 04, 2019
June 24, 2019 - September 01, 2019
July 15, 2019 - September 22, 2019
August 05, 2019 - October 13, 2019
August 19, 2019 - October 27, 2019
September 02, 2019 - November 10, 2019
September 30, 2019 - December 08, 2019 - 1 extra week for holiday
October 14, 2019 - January 05, 2020 - 2 extra weeks for holidays
Reading 5: Demonstration of Accomplishment
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 60 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 7 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 60-hour Reading 5: Demonstration of Accomplishment course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/31/2019.)
Cost:
300.00
Credit Hours:
60
August 19, 2019 - November 10, 2019 - Course requires student contact.
September 02, 2019 - December 01, 2019 - Course requires student contact - 1 extra week for holiday
September 23, 2019 - December 22, 2019 - Course requires student contact. - 1 extra week for holiday
October 14, 2019 - January 26, 2020 - Course requires student contact - 3 extra weeks for holidays
October 28, 2019 - February 09, 2020 - Course requires student contact - 3 extra weeks for holidays
November 11, 2019 - February 23, 2020 - Course requires student contact - 3 extra weeks for holidays
December 09, 2019 - March 15, 2020 - Course requires student contact - 2 extra weeks for holidays
January 06, 2020 - March 29, 2020 - Course requires student contact.
Standards-Based Lesson Planning
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 20 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 2 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 20-hour Standards-Based Lesson Planning course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/26/2019.)
Cost:
100.00
Credit Hours:
20
April 01, 2019 - May 05, 2019 - Course requires student contact.
April 22, 2019 - May 26, 2019 - Course requires student contact.
May 06, 2019 - June 09, 2019 - Course requires student contact.
August 12, 2019 - September 15, 2019 - Course requires student contact.
September 09, 2019 - October 13, 2019 - Course requires student contact.
October 07, 2019 - November 10, 2019 - Course requires student contact.
November 04, 2019 - December 15, 2019 - 1 extra week for holiday
Student Advocacy and Legal Issues
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 20 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 2 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 20-hour Student Advocacy and Legal Issues course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/26/2019.)
Cost:
100.00
Credit Hours:
20
April 08, 2019 - May 05, 2019
May 06, 2019 - June 02, 2019
June 03, 2019 - June 30, 2019
July 08, 2019 - August 04, 2019
August 05, 2019 - September 01, 2019
September 02, 2019 - September 29, 2019
October 07, 2019 - November 03, 2019
Support Staff: Classroom Management
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 5 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 0 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 5-hour Support Staff: Classroom Management course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/24/2019.)
Cost:
25.00
Credit Hours:
5
April 01, 2019 - April 21, 2019
May 06, 2019 - May 26, 2019
August 12, 2019 - September 01, 2019
September 09, 2019 - September 29, 2019
October 14, 2019 - November 03, 2019
Support Staff: Instructional Strategies
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 5 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 0 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 5-hour Support Staff: Instructional Strategies course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/24/2019.)
Cost:
25.00
Credit Hours:
5
April 08, 2019 - April 28, 2019
May 06, 2019 - May 26, 2019
August 19, 2019 - September 08, 2019
September 09, 2019 - September 29, 2019
October 14, 2019 - November 03, 2019
Support Staff: Professional Practices
Course | 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.

NOTICE: This course takes AT LEAST 5 hours to complete. Course completion cannot be marked until 0 days after registration. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 5-hour Support Staff: Professional Practices course and submitting all summatives on the same day, the course can be approved after 03/24/2019.)
Cost:
25.00
Credit Hours:
5
March 18, 2019 - April 07, 2019 - Registration Closing Soon
April 01, 2019 - April 21, 2019
April 29, 2019 - May 19, 2019
May 06, 2019 - May 26, 2019
August 12, 2019 - September 01, 2019
September 02, 2019 - September 22, 2019
October 07, 2019 - October 27, 2019
TIP: Assessment
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 2 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 2 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 2-hour TIP: Assessment module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 2:00 AM.)
Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
TIP: Assessment and Accountability (Bay)
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 2 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 2 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 2-hour TIP: Assessment and Accountability (Bay) module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 2:00 AM.)
Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
TIP: Confidentiality Issues
Module | 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).

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 2 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 2 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 2-hour TIP: Confidentiality Issues module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 2:00 AM.)
Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
TIP: Differentiated Classroom
Module | Instructional | New Teacher

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

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 2 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 2 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 2-hour TIP: Differentiated Classroom module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 2:00 AM.)
Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
TIP: ESE 101
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 2 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 2 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 2-hour TIP: ESE 101 module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 2:00 AM.)
Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
TIP: ESOL Implications for the Classroom
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 2 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 2 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 2-hour TIP: ESOL Implications for the Classroom module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 2:00 AM.)
Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
TIP: Ethics
Module | 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.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 2 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 2 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 2-hour TIP: Ethics module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 2:00 AM.)
Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
TIP: Homeless Issues
Module | Instructional | New Teacher

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

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 2 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 2 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 2-hour TIP: Homeless Issues module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 2:00 AM.)
Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
TIP: Physical and Behavioral Indicators of Child Abuse
Module | Instructional | New Teacher

Learn to identify typical indicators of child abuse.

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 2 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 2 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 2-hour TIP: Physical and Behavioral Indicators of Child Abuse module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 2:00 AM.)
Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
TIP: Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Emotional Distress
Module | Instructional | New Teacher

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

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 2 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 2 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 2-hour TIP: Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Emotional Distress module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 2:00 AM.)
Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019
TIP: Response to Intervention (RtI)
Module | Instructional | New Teacher

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

NOTICE: This module takes AT LEAST 2 hours to complete. The Exit Exam will become available after the section has begun and 2 hours after registration has passed. (Example: If registering at midnight for the 2-hour TIP: Response to Intervention (RtI) module and a current section, the Exit Exam will be available at 2:00 AM.)
Cost:
4.00
Credit Hours:
2
December 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019
July 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019