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Explore these highly interactive, self-paced modules on current educational issues. Participants must score 80% or better on an end-of-course mastery assessment.
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On Demand: ESE for All Educators (SWD - SB 1108) Syllabus

Explore the characteristics and learning needs of students with disabilities in ESE for All Educators. 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).
Credit Hours: 20 Cost: $40.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       April 01, 2017 - October 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

On Demand: Managing Challenging Student Behaviors (SWD-SB 1108) Syllabus

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).
Credit Hours: 20 Cost: $40.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

On Demand: Building Relationships with Parents Syllabus

Learn to build relationships with parents to enhance students' academic growth. Explore a variety of techniques to increase parent involvement.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

On Demand: Co-Teaching Compliance 2017 Syllabus

Learn strategies for co-teaching and cooperative planning that impact academic achievement.
Credit Hours: 4 Cost: $8.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

HR: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace Syllabus

Learn practical skills for understanding and resolving conflict in today’s changing workplace. Discover strategies for handling difficult people and alternative dispute methods.
Credit Hours: 12 Cost: $24.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

HR: Diversity in the Workplace Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 3 Cost: $6.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

HR: Effective Customer Service Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 3 Cost: $6.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

HR: La Diversidad en el Lugar de Trabajo Syllabus

Revisar temas legales y éticos relacionados con estereotipos, racismo, prejuicios, y discriminación. Explorar y aplicar métodos para mejorar comunicaciones interculturales y para mejorar la diversidad cultural en el lugar de trabajo.
Credit Hours: 3 Cost: $6.00
   Current Sections Available:
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Instructional Practices: Argumentation Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Instructional Practices: Classroom Management Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Instructional Practices: Differentiated Instruction Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Instructional Practices: Questioning by Students Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Instructional Practices: Questioning Techniques Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Literacy: Close Reading Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Literacy: Disciplinary Literacy Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Literacy: Understanding Text Complexity Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Math: Gateway to Algebra 6-8 Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Math: Standards of Practices 9-12 Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Common Core An Overview of Standards Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Common Core K-5: Text Complexity Syllabus

Investigate the Common Core State Standards requirement for text complexity at the elementary level. Explore the components of text complexity used to identify appropriate texts for readers.
Credit Hours: 3 Cost: $6.00
   Current Sections Available:
       April 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Common Core K-5: English Language Arts (ELA) Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Common Core K-5: Close Reading Syllabus

Explore the CCSS ELA (K-5), including the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards. Investigate classroom implementation of close reading with both literary and informational texts.
Credit Hours: 3 Cost: $6.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Common Core K-5: Mathematics Syllabus

Explore the CCSS Math (K-5), including the College and Career Ready “Habits of Mind,” Mathematical Practice Standards. Investigate classroom implementation of the standards. Learn about the consortia developing assessments for the CCSS.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       April 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Common Core 6-12: Text Complexity Syllabus

Investigate the Common Core State Standards requirement for text complexity at the secondary level. Explore the components of text complexity used to identify appropriate texts for readers.
Credit Hours: 3 Cost: $6.00
   Current Sections Available:
       April 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Common Core 6-12: English Language Arts (ELA) Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Common Core 6-12: Disciplinary Literacy Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Common Core 6-8: Mathematics  Syllabus

Explore the CCSS Math (6-8), including the College and Career Ready “Habits of Mind,” Mathematical Practice Standards. Investigate classroom implementation of the standards. Learn about the consortia developing assessments for the CCSS.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       June 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Common Core 9-12: Mathematics Syllabus

Explore the CCSS Math (9-12), including the College and Career Ready “Habits of Mind,” Mathematical Practice Standards. Investigate classroom implementation of the standards. Learn about the consortia developing assessments for the CCSS.
Credit Hours: 6 Cost: $12.00
   Current Sections Available:
       June 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

Classroom Management for Paraprofessionals & Substitutes Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 2 Cost: $4.00
   Current Sections Available:
       March 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

TIP: Assessment Syllabus

Explore the use of formative and summative assessments. Develop an understanding of using assessment data to measure achievement and drive student learning.
Credit Hours: 2 Cost: $4.00
   Current Sections Available:
       June 01, 2017 - October 31, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

TIP: Confidentiality Issues Syllabus

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).
Credit Hours: 2 Cost: $4.00
   Current Sections Available:
       May 01, 2017 - October 31, 2017    
       June 01, 2017 - October 31, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

TIP: Differentiated Classroom Syllabus

Explore strategies to individualize instruction to meet each student's needs.
Credit Hours: 2 Cost: $4.00
   Current Sections Available:
       June 01, 2017 - October 31, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

TIP: ESE 101 Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 2 Cost: $4.00
   Current Sections Available:
       June 01, 2017 - October 31, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

TIP: ESOL Implications for the Classroom Syllabus

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.
Credit Hours: 2 Cost: $4.00
   Current Sections Available:
       June 01, 2017 - October 31, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

TIP: Ethics Syllabus

Learn about teachers' obligation to the student, the public, and the profession of education. Understand that teachers are held to a higher moral standard.
Credit Hours: 2 Cost: $4.00
   Current Sections Available:
       June 01, 2017 - October 31, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

TIP: Homeless Issues Syllabus

Explore how teachers can help homeless students. Get ideas, learn the law, and understand rights of homeless students.
Credit Hours: 2 Cost: $4.00
   Current Sections Available:
       June 01, 2017 - October 31, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

TIP: Physical and Behavioral Indicators of Child Abuse Syllabus

Learn to identify typical indicators of child abuse.
Credit Hours: 2 Cost: $4.00
   Current Sections Available:
       June 01, 2017 - October 31, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

TIP: Response to Intervention (RtI) Syllabus

Investigate the Response to Intervention (RtI) model along with its stages. Identify how to identify the problem and options for intervention.
Credit Hours: 2 Cost: $4.00
   Current Sections Available:
       June 01, 2017 - October 31, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017    

TIP: Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Emotional Distress Syllabus

Recognize signs of stress and depression in students. Identify how to help students deal with these issues.
Credit Hours: 2 Cost: $4.00
   Current Sections Available:
       June 01, 2017 - October 31, 2017    
       July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2017