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:
       July 31, 2017 - August 20, 2017    
       August 28, 2017 - September 17, 2017    
       September 18, 2017 - October 08, 2017    
       October 09, 2017 - October 29, 2017    
       November 06, 2017 - December 03, 2017     1 extra week for holiday
       November 27, 2017 - December 17, 2017    
       December 11, 2017 - January 14, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays

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

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:
       August 21, 2017 - September 24, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - October 15, 2017    
       October 16, 2017 - November 19, 2017    
       November 13, 2017 - December 17, 2017    
       December 11, 2017 - January 28, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays

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:
       August 21, 2017 - September 10, 2017    
       September 18, 2017 - October 08, 2017    
       October 02, 2017 - October 22, 2017    
       November 13, 2017 - December 10, 2017     1 extra week for holiday
       December 11, 2017 - January 14, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays

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:
       August 21, 2017 - September 10, 2017    
       September 18, 2017 - October 08, 2017    
       October 30, 2017 - November 19, 2017    
       November 13, 2017 - December 10, 2017     1 extra week for holiday
       December 11, 2017 - January 14, 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

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

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:
       August 21, 2017 - September 10, 2017    
       September 25, 2017 - October 15, 2017    
       October 16, 2017 - November 05, 2017    
       November 30, 2017 - December 20, 2017    
       December 11, 2017 - January 14, 2018     2 extra weeks for holidays

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:
       September 11, 2017 - September 24, 2017    
       October 23, 2017 - November 05, 2017    
       November 26, 2017 - December 09, 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:
       August 21, 2017 - September 17, 2017    
       September 11, 2017 - October 08, 2017    
       October 02, 2017 - October 29, 2017    
       November 06, 2017 - December 10, 2017     1 extra week for holiday
       November 27, 2017 - January 14, 2018     3 extra weeks for holidays

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:
       September 04, 2017 - September 24, 2017    
       October 23, 2017 - November 12, 2017    
       November 27, 2017 - December 17, 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:
       September 11, 2017 - October 01, 2017    
       October 23, 2017 - November 12, 2017    
       November 20, 2017 - December 10, 2017    
       December 04, 2017 - December 31, 2017     1 extra week for holiday

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

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:
       August 07, 2017 - August 27, 2017    
       September 04, 2017 - September 24, 2017    
       October 02, 2017 - October 22, 2017    
       November 06, 2017 - December 03, 2017     1 extra week for holiday
       December 04, 2017 - January 07, 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    

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

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

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:
       August 28, 2017 - September 10, 2017    
       September 18, 2017 - October 01, 2017    
       October 02, 2017 - October 15, 2017    
       November 06, 2017 - November 19, 2017    
       December 04, 2017 - December 17, 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:
       August 21, 2017 - September 03, 2017    
       September 18, 2017 - October 01, 2017    
       October 16, 2017 - October 29, 2017    
       November 27, 2017 - December 10, 2017    
       December 04, 2017 - December 17, 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:
       August 21, 2017 - September 10, 2017    
       September 25, 2017 - October 15, 2017    
       October 09, 2017 - October 29, 2017    
       November 06, 2017 - December 03, 2017     1 extra week for holiday
       November 27, 2017 - December 17, 2017