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Reaching Young Readers: Improving Reading Skills
Course EDULR-965
Recommended: K-3

Explore the five core instructional areas and how each affects student achievement: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This course will expand your repertoire of teaching strategies and help you put students on the road to literacy.

Fully Wired: Understanding and Empowering Adolescents
Course EDULR-969
Recommended: 4-12

This eye-opening course will explore the various changes occurring in adolescent brain and will show teachers how to understand, communicate, and stay connected with these students. With the arsenal of strategies discussed in this course, teachers can help their students learn to control impulses, manage erratic behavior, and cope with their changing bodies.

Sticks and Stones: The No-Bully Zone
Course EDULR-971

This course will help make your school/classroom a safer place for all students to learn. Explore school-wide anti-bullying measures, problem solving dialogue, the role of the bystander, building staff-to-student connections, supporting and empowering the targets of bullies, and more. Discover new ways to reduce bullying, regardless of what level/subject you teach.

Succeeding with the Struggling Student
Course EDULR-975

Many struggling students have never been taught strategies that are compatible with the way they think and learn. Once we teach them the appropriate techniques, their learning problems diminish significantly. Explore a myriad of ways to help any student become a successful learner—without remediating, watering down content, or lowering expectations.

Across The Spectrum: Teaching Students with Autism
Course EDULR-977

Finally, a course specifically designed to help you work with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Explore characteristics and types of ASD, the role of assistive technology, intervention models, proven instructional approaches, parent involvement techniques, and available support services.

What Great Teachers Do
Course EDULR-985

Discover the specific things that great teachers do…that others do not. This course explores the beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, and interactions that form the fabric of life in the best classrooms and schools. Fourteen recommendations explore such issues as classroom management, testing, decision-making, and classroom relationships.

Parent Trap: Achieving Success with Difficult Parents & Difficult Situations
Course EDULR-989

Explore ways to establish positive, constructive relationships with parents of your students. Learn how to work with the most challenging parents in the most challenging situations, learn strategies to help deliver “less than positive” news, and build your credibility in the process.

Teach Well, Learn Well: RTI
Course EDULR-992

Struggling to address learning difficulties prior to special education services? Learn about the innovative model that is sweeping the country, RTI. Response to Intervention (RTI) assists in raising all student achievement and provides an alternative process for student identification, using proven methods and instructional tools/strategies to support the learner. This course is applicable to MTSS/RtI in Iowa.

Follow the Leader: What Great Teacher- Leaders Do
Course EDULR-996

This course explores the concepts and perceptions of what makes an effective teacher-leader. Explore practical and constructive strategies on how to grow, or maintain, the qualities necessary to be a successful teacher leader. Learn how to lead effectively, be a catalyst for positive change, and influence the direction of your school. Ideal for team leaders and administrators.

ADHD: Focusing, Learning, Teaching
Course EDULR-907

This course will shed some light on the questions/issues you likely struggle the most with, and help you better meet the needs of the students. Explore such issues as diagnosis, recommended interventions, and methods for increasing appropriate behaviors. And discover some relaxation and stress management techniques for you – the educator – to help you along the way.

Successful Strategies in Literacy
Course EDULR-904
Recommended: K-6

Empower your students to be independent learners as they navigate deliberate steps in literacy instruction at their own pace. The Daily Five will provide strong examples of structure that you can incorporate immediately as you build upon your students’ literacy skills. This course may challenge the way you view literacy instruction, and will invigorate your overall approach in the classroom.

Assignment Homework: Where, When & Why?
Course EDULR-905

Take a fresh look at one of the traditional pillars of American schooling: homework. Examine the role it has played in the culture of schooling over the years, and explore what research and educators’ common sense tell us about its impact on student learning. View multiple perspectives on the topic—and do some deep thinking about how you approach homework.

Igniting Creativity, Comprehension and Collaboration Through Inquiry
Course EDULR-908

There IS a more energizing/engaging way to teach and learn – through Inquiry! Join with your students to explore rich content within and beyond the curriculum – to wonder, care, question, build knowledge and take action in the world. Explore the critical ingredients of inquiry and inquiry circles, delving into the foundational concepts of comprehension instruction, classroom collaboration, and classroom management as they relate to successful inquiry.

Teach Like a Champ: Effective Strategies for an Engaged Classroom
Course EDULR-903

Time to stop, reflect, and analyze why you run your classroom the way that you do. Realign the focus to a flow of content and learning (instead of housekeeping and maintaining order) by utilizing proven techniques that speak to all aspects of the instructional framework. This course will renew educators in the quest for efficient, effective and engaging teaching that demands the best of all students. Whether this is your first or your fifteenth year in the classroom, you will be enlightened and reminded why you are good at what you do, and how students can thrive in your space. DVD component included.

The Culturally Competent Educator
Course EDULR-902

Culture is part of everything that is taught and caught. “Cultural Competence” seeks to increase awareness of the variety of cultures represented in our classrooms today, to appreciate the backgrounds and contributions of all students, and encourages us to cultivate a depth of understanding that all educators must possess.

Refocus & Recharge: Strategies for Finding Balance in Teaching
Course EDULR-909

With the ever-increasing demands on teachers, the subject of teacher wellness is a timely and important one. This course explores a wealth of strategies teachers can enlist to attain professional and personal balance, avoid teacher burnout, and recharge. Strategies include how to manage stress, ways to be a part of the larger community, teaching with a sense of purpose, the importance of self-efficacy, positive engagement, and planning of one’s time and energy.

Learning to Learn: Student Skills for School and for Life
Course EDULR-901

• Forgetting to write down assignments.
• Not turning in homework.
• Inability to adjust to change.
• Expressing extreme emotion.

Executive skills are becoming a focal point for many educational professionals, as students are showing deficits in basic organizational, emotional, and cognitive processes. This course seeks to define executive skills, and offers a variety of ways to assess, intervene, and adapt to help all students to be successful.