Individual Enrollment:  Professional Development Certification (Alt Cert)

     
Sections start
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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:
       August 21, 2017 - September 17, 2017    
       September 04, 2017 - October 01, 2017    
       October 02, 2017 - November 05, 2017     1 extra week for holiday
       November 06, 2017 - December 10, 2017     1 extra week for holiday
       November 27, 2017 - January 07, 2018     Two extra weeks for holidays
       December 04, 2017 - January 14, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays

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:
       August 21, 2017 - September 03, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - September 24, 2017    
       October 02, 2017 - October 15, 2017    
       November 06, 2017 - November 19, 2017    
       December 04, 2017 - December 17, 2017    

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:
       August 14, 2017 - September 10, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - October 08, 2017    
       October 09, 2017 - November 05, 2017    
       November 06, 2017 - December 10, 2017     1 extra week for holiday
       December 04, 2017 - January 14, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays

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:
       August 14, 2017 - September 03, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - October 01, 2017    
       October 09, 2017 - October 29, 2017    
       November 06, 2017 - December 03, 2017     1 extra week for holiday
       December 04, 2017 - January 07, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays

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:
       August 07, 2017 - September 10, 2017     Course requires student contact!
       August 21, 2017 - September 24, 2017     Course requires student contact!
       September 11, 2017 - October 15, 2017     Course requires student contact!
       October 09, 2017 - November 12, 2017     Requires student contact!
       November 06, 2017 - December 17, 2017     Requires student contact, 1 extra wk. for holiday
       December 04, 2017 - January 28, 2018     3 extra weeks for holidays

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:
       August 21, 2017 - September 24, 2017     Course requires student contact!
       September 11, 2017 - October 15, 2017     Course requires student contact!
       September 25, 2017 - November 29, 2017     Requires student contact.
       October 09, 2017 - November 12, 2017     Requires student contact!
       November 06, 2017 - December 17, 2017     Requires student contact! (1 extra wk)
       December 04, 2017 - January 21, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays

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:
       August 07, 2017 - September 10, 2017    
       August 21, 2017 - September 24, 2017    
       September 04, 2017 - October 08, 2017    
       October 09, 2017 - November 12, 2017    
       November 06, 2017 - December 17, 2017     1 extra week for holiday
       December 04, 2017 - January 21, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays

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:
       August 07, 2017 - September 17, 2017    
       September 04, 2017 - October 15, 2017    
       October 02, 2017 - November 12, 2017    
       November 06, 2017 - January 07, 2018     3 extra weeks for holidays
       December 04, 2017 - January 28, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays

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:
       August 14, 2017 - October 22, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - November 19, 2017    
       September 25, 2017 - December 10, 2017     1 extra week for holiday
       October 16, 2017 - January 14, 2018     3 extra weeks for holidays
       November 13, 2017 - February 11, 2018     3 extra weeks for holidays
       December 18, 2017 - March 11, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays