Individual Enrollment:  Professional Development Certification (Alt Cert)

     
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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.
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Classroom Management Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 20 Cost: $100.00
   Current Sections Available:
       November 27, 2017 - January 07, 2018     Two extra weeks for holidays
       December 04, 2017 - January 14, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays
       January 15, 2018 - February 12, 2018    

Professional Practices for Educators Syllabus

Practice decision making skills on issues such as school safety and security procedures, educational liability, professional responsibilities, and ethics in this video-based course.
Credit Hours: 5 Cost: $25.00
   Current Sections Available:
       December 04, 2017 - December 17, 2017    
       January 22, 2018 - February 12, 2018    

Student Advocacy and Legal Issues Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 20 Cost: $100.00
   Current Sections Available:
       December 04, 2017 - January 14, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays
       January 29, 2018 - February 26, 2018    

Foundations of Assessment Syllabus

Learn to use classroom assessments to shape teaching and learning. Explore assessments that address the intent of a targeted standard.
Credit Hours: 10 Cost: $50.00
   Current Sections Available:
       December 04, 2017 - January 07, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays
       January 15, 2018 - February 05, 2018    

Standards-Based Lesson Planning Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 20 Cost: $100.00
   Current Sections Available:
       December 04, 2017 - January 28, 2018     3 extra weeks for holidays
       January 22, 2018 - February 26, 2018     Requires student contact!

Implementing Reading, Writing, & Math Strategies Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 30 Cost: $150.00
   Current Sections Available:
       December 04, 2017 - January 21, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays
       January 22, 2018 - February 26, 2018     Requires student contact!

Enhancing the Classroom with Technology Syllabus

Investigate teacher tools, resources, and ideas for managing the classroom technology environment. Enrich the classroom experience as you learn to use the suggested activities and helpful hints that are aligned to the National Education Technology Standards (NETS).
Credit Hours: 30 Cost: $150.00
   Current Sections Available:
       December 04, 2017 - January 21, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays
       February 19, 2018 - March 26, 2018    

Learning Theory and Practice Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 30 Cost: $150.00
   Current Sections Available:
       December 04, 2017 - January 28, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays
       January 29, 2018 - March 12, 2018    

Reading 2: Research-Based Practices (60) Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 60 Cost: $300.00
   Current Sections Available:
       December 18, 2017 - March 11, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays
       January 15, 2018 - March 26, 2018