Individual Enrollment:  Professional Growth: All

     
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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.
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Building Relationships with Parents Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 12 Cost: $60.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 06, 2017 - March 26, 2017    
       April 03, 2017 - April 23, 2017    
       May 08, 2017 - May 28, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - June 25, 2017    
       July 17, 2017 - August 06, 2017    
       August 28, 2017 - September 17, 2017    
       September 18, 2017 - October 08, 2017    

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:
       March 13, 2017 - April 09, 2017    
       April 10, 2017 - May 07, 2017    
       May 01, 2017 - May 28, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - July 02, 2017    
       July 10, 2017 - August 06, 2017    
       August 21, 2017 - September 17, 2017    
       September 04, 2017 - October 01, 2017    

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 20 Cost: $100.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 13, 2017 - April 16, 2017    
       April 03, 2017 - May 07, 2017    
       May 08, 2017 - June 11, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - July 09, 2017    
       July 17, 2017 - August 20, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - October 15, 2017    

Continuous Improvement Model for Administrators Syllabus

Review the research behind the Continuous Improvement Model (CIM) and explore the administrator’s role in creating and implementing a school-wide CIM plan.
Credit Hours: 12 Cost: $60.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 06, 2017 - March 26, 2017    
       May 01, 2017 - May 21, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - June 25, 2017    
       August 21, 2017 - September 10, 2017    
       September 18, 2017 - October 08, 2017    

Continuous Improvement Model for Teachers Syllabus

Identify explicit, systematic, instructional plans for implementing the Continuous Improvement Model in the classroom. Develop strategies for planning school-wide CIM efforts.
Credit Hours: 12 Cost: $60.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 20, 2017 - April 09, 2017    
       April 17, 2017 - May 07, 2017    
       May 08, 2017 - May 28, 2017    
       August 21, 2017 - September 10, 2017    
       September 18, 2017 - October 08, 2017    

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:
       March 06, 2017 - April 09, 2017    
       April 03, 2017 - May 07, 2017    
       May 01, 2017 - June 04, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - July 09, 2017    
       July 10, 2017 - August 13, 2017    
       August 21, 2017 - September 24, 2017    
       September 04, 2017 - October 08, 2017    

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:
       March 13, 2017 - April 02, 2017    
       April 10, 2017 - April 30, 2017    
       May 15, 2017 - June 04, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - June 25, 2017    
       July 03, 2017 - July 23, 2017    
       August 14, 2017 - September 03, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - October 01, 2017    

Foundations of Team Teaching (Co-Teaching) Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 10 Cost: $50.00
   Current Sections Available:
       April 03, 2017 - April 23, 2017    
       May 01, 2017 - May 21, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - June 25, 2017    
       August 21, 2017 - September 10, 2017    

Foundations of Team Teaching: Follow-up Syllabus

Analyze strategies learned in Foundations of Team Teaching. Then, reflect on how the team teaching strategies have been implemented in your professional experiences.
Credit Hours: 2 Cost: $10.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 06, 2017 - March 19, 2017    
       April 24, 2017 - May 07, 2017    
       May 22, 2017 - June 04, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - September 24, 2017    

Paraprofessionals: Instructional Strategies Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 12 Cost: $60.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 06, 2017 - April 02, 2017    
       April 10, 2017 - May 07, 2017    
       May 08, 2017 - June 04, 2017    
       July 10, 2017 - August 06, 2017    
       August 21, 2017 - September 17, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - October 08, 2017    

Introduction to Co-Teaching/Team Teaching Syllabus

Explore team building strategies. Learn to organize, operate, sustain, and evaluate teaching teams.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $30.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 06, 2017 - March 26, 2017    
       April 17, 2017 - May 07, 2017    
       May 08, 2017 - May 28, 2017    
       July 10, 2017 - July 30, 2017    

Introduction to Exceptionalities Syllabus

Learn about the various exceptionalities included in the ESE program, including characteristics of and educational implications for each exceptionality.
Credit Hours: 3 Cost: $15.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 20, 2017 - April 09, 2017    
       April 10, 2017 - April 30, 2017    
       May 15, 2017 - June 04, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - June 25, 2017    
       July 03, 2017 - July 23, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - October 01, 2017    

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:
       March 06, 2017 - April 16, 2017    
       April 03, 2017 - May 14, 2017    
       May 01, 2017 - June 11, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - July 16, 2017    
       July 10, 2017 - August 20, 2017    
       August 07, 2017 - September 17, 2017    
       September 04, 2017 - October 15, 2017    

Mentoring Classroom Teachers Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 12 Cost: $60.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 06, 2017 - March 26, 2017    
       April 03, 2017 - April 23, 2017    
       May 01, 2017 - May 21, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - June 25, 2017    
       July 03, 2017 - July 23, 2017    
       August 07, 2017 - August 27, 2017    
       September 04, 2017 - September 24, 2017    

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:
       March 13, 2017 - March 26, 2017    
       April 01, 2017 - April 14, 2017    
       May 08, 2017 - May 21, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - June 18, 2017    
       July 10, 2017 - July 23, 2017    
       August 21, 2017 - September 03, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - September 24, 2017    

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:
       March 06, 2017 - April 09, 2017    
       April 03, 2017 - May 07, 2017     Requires student contact.
       May 01, 2017 - June 04, 2017     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    

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:
       March 13, 2017 - April 09, 2017    
       April 03, 2017 - April 30, 2017    
       May 08, 2017 - June 04, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - July 02, 2017    
       July 03, 2017 - July 30, 2017    
       August 14, 2017 - September 10, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - October 08, 2017    

Support Staff: Classroom Management Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 5 Cost: $25.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 20, 2017 - April 02, 2017    
       April 10, 2017 - April 23, 2017    
       May 01, 2017 - May 14, 2017    
       August 28, 2017 - September 10, 2017    
       September 18, 2017 - October 01, 2017    

Support Staff: Instructional Strategies Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 5 Cost: $25.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 06, 2017 - March 19, 2017    
       April 03, 2017 - April 16, 2017    
       May 08, 2017 - May 21, 2017    
       June 05, 2017 - June 18, 2017    
       August 21, 2017 - September 03, 2017    
       September 18, 2017 - October 01, 2017    

Support Staff: Professional Practices Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 5 Cost: $25.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 13, 2017 - April 02, 2017    
       April 17, 2017 - May 07, 2017    
       May 08, 2017 - May 28, 2017    
       August 21, 2017 - September 10, 2017    
       September 25, 2017 - October 15, 2017