Curriculum & Instruction: Understanding by Design

Curriculum & Instruction: Understanding by Design

This course provides a general foundation of knowledge, skills, and principles of curriculum and assessment. Through this course, participants will focus on the major influences on curriculum-and the concomitant development of valid and reliable assessments that will allow educators to make formative and summative judgments regarding the curriculum. A major emphasis will be on developing assessment skills and competencies that promote the learning of children and youth.

Using Google Tools In School Leadership

Using Google Tools In School Leadership

The purpose of this course is to help current and future educators and principals become organized so that they can use technology, specifically the free Google Apps to lead, learn, and manage. Participants will learn how to: Create, and share a Google Document with others. The Google calendar feature will also be demonstrated including examples of adding items to the calendar, such as agendas, documents, and more.

Book Study: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Book Study: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

This course is designed to introduce teachers to the importance of Carol Dweck’s work on mindset. The workshop will use the book- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. In the book, Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. Parents will also find this course helpful.

Growth Mindset and GRIT

Growth Mindset and GRIT

This course is designed to explore different strategies and instructional approaches to help students succeed in the classroom. Teachers will learn to recognize the role of teaching students about a Growth Mindset and Grit.  The course is targeted for educators in the K-12 grade levels, including special education, counselors, administration, sports coaches, and instructional coaches.

S.T.E.A.M., Maker Movement, & Hands-on Learning

S.T.E.A.M., Maker Movement, & Hands-on Learning

This course is designed to explore different strategies and instructional approaches to bring STEAM into the classroom. Teachers will learn to recognize the role STEAM plays in the classroom. Teachers will learn ways for students to get exposure to hands-on learning that challenges them to think critically and creatively, and lets them apply important content knowledge in meaningful ways.

Book Study: Curriculum & Instruction: Understanding by Design

Book Study: Curriculum & Instruction: Understanding by Design

This course is designed to provide educators with an opportunity to engage in a Book Study of Understanding by Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. This course provides a general foundation of knowledge skills and principles in curriculum and assessment. A major emphasis will be on developing assessment skills and competencies that promote the learning of children and youth.

Substitute Teacher 101

Substitute Teacher 101

Substitute teachers and are often placed into the classroom feeling unsure and nervous. The problem is that the substitute teacher often feels isolated and insecure. If the problem is not solved, the substitute teacher is likely to stop teaching or suffer from career dissatisfaction.The lessons in this course will help substitute teachers feel more confident in behavior management, building relationships, and feeling like a professional. If you’re just starting out, you will have specific tried and true steps to reach your students and feel like a superstar teacher. If you have experience, the course will help you polish your skills. You will feel more confident while gathering “just in time” tips and tools.