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College Credit Connection, LLC has collaborated with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) to offer graduate semester credit through Vanguard University of Southern California (WASC accreditation) for Professional Development Courses.  ASCD interactive courses provide individual learners with flexibility without sacrificing meaningful content.  Each course includes audio and video clips, examples from actual classrooms, exercises, extensive reading materials, and access to an online forum. 

These courses are available for 1, 2, or 3 units. Please see Course Level pull-down menu to the right on the Course Information page for your selection.

*The enrollment fee for Online Interactive (ASCD) courses now is all inclusive. It includes both the CCC tuition fee and access to the ASCD course material on the new Wisby platform. Students must enroll and complete coursework with both ASCD (PD certificate) and CCC (credits through Vanguard University).


Note: Online Interactive (ASCD) courses are now available! CCC will schedule a course seat for you with ASCD shortly after you enroll in a course, and then you will receive a welcome email directly from ASCD.


To find courses, click on one or more of the following Subject Areas, click the ALL ONLINE INTERACTIVE tab below, or go to the ALL COURSES page to sort by Format and/or Subject Area.

All ONLINE INTERACTIVE Courses

COURSE # COURSE TITLE / SUBJECT AREA PROVIDER GRADE LEVEL
ASCD Conference and Workshop Courses
EDUX 6390(F ,G ,H) ASCD Educator Conference Practicum –A ASCD K-16
EDUX 6395(F ,G ,H) ASCD Educator Conference Practicum –B ASCD K-16
EDUX 6400(F ,G ,H) ASCD Educator Conference Practicum –C ASCD K-16
EDUX 6405(F ,G ,H) ASCD Educator Conference Practicum –D ASCD K-16
Classroom Management
EDUX 6003(F ,G ,H) Flexible Grouping ASCD K-16
EDUX 6005(F ,G ,H) Bullying: Taking Charge ASCD K-16
EDUX 6008(F ,G ,H) Improving Classroom Behavior ASCD 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
EDUX 6012(F ,G ,H) Managing Challenging Student Behavior ASCD K-16
EDUX 6020(F ,G ,H) Classroom Management: Managing Challenging Behavior ASCD K-16
EDUX 6022(F ,G ,H) Fostering Teacher Bandwidth ASCD K-16
EDUX 6030(F ,G ,H) Conflict Resolution: An Introduction ASCD K-16
EDUX 6040(F ,G ,H) Understanding Student Motivation ASCD K-16
Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
EDUX 6001(F ,G ,H) Advancing Formative Assessment ASCD K-16
EDUX 6002(F ,G ,H) Equity in Data ASCD K-16
EDUX 6003(F ,G ,H) Flexible Grouping ASCD K-16
EDUX 6007(F ,G ,H) Giving Effective Feedback ASCD K-16
EDUX 6009(F ,G ,H) Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into Instruction ASCD K-16
EDUX 6011(F ,G ,H) Intentional and Targeted Teaching ASCD K-16
EDUX 6016(F ,G ,H) Smarter Assessment Practices ASCD K-16
EDUX 6018(F ,G ,H) Student Discussions ASCD K-16
EDUX 6021(F ,G ,H) Teaching Listening and Speaking ASCD K-16
EDUX 6065(F ,G ,H) Assessment: Designing Performance Assessments ASCD K-16
EDUX 6080(F ,G ,H) Embracing Diversity: Effective Teaching ASCD K-16
EDUX 6085(F ,G ,H) Embracing Diversity: A Look in the Mirror ASCD K-16
EDUX 6095(F ,G ,H) Embracing Diversity: Global Education ASCD K-16
EDUX 6255(F ,G ,H) The Brain: Developing Lifelong Learning Habits ASCD K-16
EDUX 6417(F ,G ,H) Using Data to Determine Student Mastery ASCD K-16
EDUX 6430(F ,G ,H) Response to Intervention: An Introduction ASCD K-16
EDUX 6460(F ,G ,H) Technology in Schools: A Balanced Perspective ASCD K-16
EDUX 6610(F ,G ,H) An Introduction to the Whole Child ASCD K-16
EDUX 6640(F ,G ,H) Developing Grammar Skills in English Language Learners ASCD K-16
EDUX 6650(F ,G ,H) Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom ASCD K-16
EDUX 6655(F ,G ,H) Teaching the Critical Verbs: Closing the Vocabulary Gap ASCD K-16
EDUX 6675(F ,G ,H) Where Great Teaching Begins ASCD K-16
EDUX 6686(F ,G ,H) Grading Smarter, Not Harder ASCD K-16
EDUX 6688(F ,G ,H) Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Grades 6–12 ASCD 6,7,8,9,10,11,12
EDUX 6694(F ,G ,H) Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Grades K-5 ASCD 1,2,3,4,5
Educational Theory and Issues
EDUX 6002(F ,G ,H) Equity in Data ASCD K-16
EDUX 6004(F ,G ,H) Fostering Resillent Learners ASCD K-16
EDUX 6009(F ,G ,H) Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into Instruction ASCD K-16
EDUX 6012(F ,G ,H) Managing Challenging Student Behavior ASCD K-16
EDUX 6013(F ,G ,H) New Teacher Essentials ASCD K-16
EDUX 6014(F ,G ,H) Preventing Educator Burnout ASCD K-16
EDUX 6019(F ,G ,H) Teaching in High Poverty Schools ASCD K-16
EDUX 6022(F ,G ,H) Fostering Teacher Bandwidth ASCD K-16
EDUX 6040(F ,G ,H) Understanding Student Motivation ASCD K-16
EDUX 6150(F ,G ,H) The Brain: Memory and Learning Strategies ASCD K-16
EDUX 6280(F ,G ,H) Literacy Strategies: Special Needs ASCD K-16
EDUX 6430(F ,G ,H) Response to Intervention: An Introduction ASCD K-16
EDUX 6450(F ,G ,H) Parents as Partners in Schooling ASCD K-16
EDUX 6470(F ,G ,H) Embracing Diversity: Managing Diverse Schools and Classrooms ASCD K-16
EDUX 6530(F ,G ,H) Teaching with Poverty in Mind ASCD K-16
EDUX 6610(F ,G ,H) An Introduction to the Whole Child ASCD K-16
EDUX 6670(F ,G ,H) Total Participation Techniques ASCD K-16
Language, Literature & Literacy
EDUX 6205(F ,G ,H) Literacy Strategies: Improving Comprehension ASCD K-16
EDUX 6210(H ,G ,F) Literacy Strategies: Phonemic Awareness and Vocabulary Building ASCD K-16
EDUX 6215(F ,G ,H) Six Research-Based Approaches for the Elementary Classroom ASCD K-6
EDUX 6220(F ,G ,H) Literacy Strategies for Learning ASCD K-16
EDUX 6280(F ,G ,H) Literacy Strategies: Special Needs ASCD K-16
EDUX 6640(F ,G ,H) Developing Grammar Skills in English Language Learners ASCD K-16
EDUX 6655(F ,G ,H) Teaching the Critical Verbs: Closing the Vocabulary Gap ASCD K-16
EDUX 6681(F ,G ,H) Building a Schoolwide Independent Reading Culture ASCD K-16
EDUX 6690(F ,G ,H) Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking ASCD K-16
Leadership and Administration
EDUX 6340(F ,G ,H) Understanding by Design: An Introduction ASCD K-16
EDUX 6450(F ,G ,H) Parents as Partners in Schooling ASCD K-16
EDUX 6470(F ,G ,H) Embracing Diversity: Managing Diverse Schools and Classrooms ASCD K-16
EDUX 6635(F ,G ,H) Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success: Instructional Coaching Essentials ASCD K-16
EDUX 6681(F ,G ,H) Building a Schoolwide Independent Reading Culture ASCD K-16
Mathematics
EDUX 6017(F ,G ,H) STEM-Powered Instruction ASCD K-16
EDUX 6692(F ,G ,H) Engaging Students in Math Practices ASCD K-16
Methods of Instruction
EDUX 6001(F ,G ,H) Advancing Formative Assessment ASCD K-16
EDUX 6007(F ,G ,H) Giving Effective Feedback ASCD K-16
EDUX 6008(F ,G ,H) Improving Classroom Behavior ASCD 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
EDUX 6011(F ,G ,H) Intentional and Targeted Teaching ASCD K-16
EDUX 6013(F ,G ,H) New Teacher Essentials ASCD K-16
EDUX 6016(F ,G ,H) Smarter Assessment Practices ASCD K-16
EDUX 6018(F ,G ,H) Student Discussions ASCD K-16
EDUX 6021(F ,G ,H) Teaching Listening and Speaking ASCD K-16
EDUX 6220(F ,G ,H) Literacy Strategies for Learning ASCD K-16
EDUX 6270(F ,G ,H) Formative Assessment: Deepening Understanding ASCD K-16
EDUX 6280(F ,G ,H) Literacy Strategies: Special Needs ASCD K-16
EDUX 6335(F ,G ,H) Achievement Gaps: The Path to Equity ASCD K-16
EDUX 6340(F ,G ,H) Understanding by Design: An Introduction ASCD K-16
EDUX 6417(F ,G ,H) Using Data to Determine Student Mastery ASCD K-16
EDUX 6620(F ,G ,H) Blended Learning: An Introduction ASCD K-16
EDUX 6635(F ,G ,H) Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success: Instructional Coaching Essentials ASCD K-16
EDUX 6650(F ,G ,H) Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom ASCD K-16
EDUX 6655(F ,G ,H) Teaching the Critical Verbs: Closing the Vocabulary Gap ASCD K-16
EDUX 6670(F ,G ,H) Total Participation Techniques ASCD K-16
EDUX 6683(F ,G ,H) Enhancing Teaching with Technology ASCD K-16
EDUX 6686(F ,G ,H) Grading Smarter, Not Harder ASCD K-16
EDUX 6688(F ,G ,H) Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Grades 6–12 ASCD 6,7,8,9,10,11,12
EDUX 6694(F ,G ,H) Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Grades K-5 ASCD 1,2,3,4,5
Science / Health
EDUX 6017(F ,G ,H) STEM-Powered Instruction ASCD K-16
Social Science
EDUX 6004(F ,G ,H) Fostering Resillent Learners ASCD K-16
EDUX 6009(F ,G ,H) Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into Instruction ASCD K-16
EDUX 6014(F ,G ,H) Preventing Educator Burnout ASCD K-16
EDUX 6022(F ,G ,H) Fostering Teacher Bandwidth ASCD K-16
EDUX 6530(F ,G ,H) Teaching with Poverty in Mind ASCD K-16
Social Studies and History
EDUX 6019(F ,G ,H) Teaching in High Poverty Schools ASCD K-16
Special Education
Technology & Computer
EDUX 6017(F ,G ,H) STEM-Powered Instruction ASCD K-16
EDUX 6380(F ,G ,H) Technology in Schools: Planning Using the LOCATE Model ASCD K-16
EDUX 6460(F ,G ,H) Technology in Schools: A Balanced Perspective ASCD K-16
EDUX 6620(F ,G ,H) Blended Learning: An Introduction ASCD K-16
EDUX 6675(F ,G ,H) Where Great Teaching Begins ASCD K-16
EDUX 6683(F ,G ,H) Enhancing Teaching with Technology ASCD K-16

ASCD Conference and Workshop Courses


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ASCD Educator Conference Practicum –A Enroll

EDUX 6390 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  This course is designed to examine how an educator’s professional development experiences (conferences, workshops, institutes, etc.) have influenced his or her teaching or educational leadership.  Students will summarize, reflect, evaluate and further research the topic(s) covered in their professional development experience.  This is a creative and unique opportunity for teachers and administrators to gain university credit as they analyze their previous professional development experiences, enhance their instructional practice, and establish future goals for their school or classroom.
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3

ASCD Educator Conference Practicum –B Enroll

EDUX 6395 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  Prerequisite: EDUX 6390. This course is designed to examine how an educator’s professional development experiences (conferences, workshops, institutes, etc.) have influenced his or her teaching or educational leadership.  Students will summarize, reflect, evaluate and further research the topic(s) covered in their professional development experience.  This is a creative and unique opportunity for teachers and administrators to gain university credit as they analyze their previous professional development experiences, enhance their instructional practice, and establish future goals for their school or classroom.
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3

ASCD Educator Conference Practicum –C Enroll

EDUX 6400 (1, 2 or 3 Units available).  Prerequisite: EDUX 6395. This course is designed to examine how an educator’s professional development experiences (conferences, workshops, institutes, etc.) have influenced his or her teaching or educational leadership.  Students will summarize, reflect, evaluate and further research the topic(s) covered in their professional development experience.  This is a creative and unique opportunity for teachers and administrators to gain university credit as they analyze their previous professional development experiences, enhance their instructional practice, and establish future goals for their school or classroom.
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ASCD Educator Conference Practicum –D Enroll

EDUX 6405 (1, 2 or 3 Units available).  Prerequisite: EDUX 6400. This course is designed to examine how an educator’s professional development experiences (conferences, workshops, institutes, etc.) have influenced his or her teaching or educational leadership.  Students will summarize, reflect, evaluate and further research the topic(s) covered in their professional development experience.  This is a creative and unique opportunity for teachers and administrators to gain university credit as they analyze their previous professional development experiences, enhance their instructional practice, and establish future goals for their school or classroom.
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Classroom Management


3

Flexible Grouping Enroll

EDUX 6003 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available) 

Course participants will learn how to purposefully group students to promote cooperative learning. In this course, participants will explore how flexible grouping consistently combines and reorganizes students in different ways to pursue a wide range of academic and social-emotional goals.  This course will demonstrate how flexible grouping is a powerful and effective practice for improving learning.

 

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3

Bullying: Taking Charge Enroll

EDUX 6005 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).   This course reviews the three categories of speech not protected by the First Amendment and the four key principles that identify successful intervention programs. Participants will explore why it is important to address this subject on the student, teacher, and school level. They will also learn practical tools for confronting and preventing bullying. Through video examples, in-depth readings, and problem-solving scenarios, participants will learn how to recognize and detect bullying, address bullying with the bully as well as the victim, discuss bullying with students through classroom activities, and implement a community-wide bullying prevention program.
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Improving Classroom Behavior Enroll

EDUX 6008 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available)  Course participants will learn the tools and strategies to purposefully demonstrate and affirm the behaviors they wish to see and cultivate in their students.  In this course, participants will implement effective strategies and procedures to foster positive, prosocial student behavior that supports learning. This course will demonstrate how to establish an orderly learning environment. Read More... Course Requirements


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Managing Challenging Student Behavior Enroll

EDUX 6012 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available) 

In this course, participants will discover a multitude of classroom management approaches to handle challenging student behaviors from many different angles. This course explores how educators can create a calm, structured, productive classroom environment.  Participants will learn techniques to manage challenging student behaviors.

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3

Classroom Management: Managing Challenging Behavior Enroll

EDUX 6020 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).   This course offers strategies to help teachers look at behaviors more objectively, perhaps even from the student's point of view. By understanding the student, the teacher can shift the focus from controlling the student to teaching the student personal responsibility, allowing the student to become a self-regulated learner. For many teachers, managing student behavior has become a challenge. Behavioral problems such as noncompliance, defiance, inattention, and aggression are an everyday occurrence. These day-to-day challenges steadily wear down the good and positive attitudes present at the beginning of the school year. 
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Fostering Teacher Bandwidth Enroll

EDUX 6022 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available)  Course participants will learn the tools and strategies to reduce stress, avoid burnout, and regain the time that gets lost to interruptions, temptations, competing demands, and task-switching. In this course, participants will explore six key factors that contribute to bandwidth. Participants will examine the latest neuroscience research in order to lay the foundation of the most effective strategies and habits that can help one manage mental bandwidth and prioritize drains on mental energy.  This course will demonstrate how to feel more engaged, centered, and effective in the classroom. Read More... Course Requirements


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Conflict Resolution: An Introduction Enroll

EDUX 6030  (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  This course introduces teachers to the concept of conflict resolution, its value in a school environment, and the many ways to handle it.  It will help teachers understand how they can—and why they should—emphasize conflict resolution in the classroom and, if feasible, throughout the school.  Read More... Course Requirements


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Understanding Student Motivation Enroll

EDUX 6040  (1, 2, or 3 Units available).    This course explores the importance of finding out what motivates children and the ways that educators can put themselves in each student's shoes to frame the learning process around that child. Participants will define motivation within the context of the classroom, understand how a sense of belonging affects student motivation, and explore ways to build competence.   

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Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment


3

Advancing Formative Assessment Enroll

EDUX 6001 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available)

Course participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of formative assessment as an active, ongoing process that enhances student learning and teacher effectiveness. In this course, participants will discover the transformative power of formative assessment to elevate both student learning outcomes and teacher excellence.  This course will equip educational leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to implement formative assessment effectively.

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3

Equity in Data Enroll

EDUX 6002 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available)

In this course, participants will explore ways to foster the growth and success of all students. This course will help educators improve how to gather data and turn the information into meaningful practice. Participants will expand their understanding of data and strengthen their knowledge of data principles.

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3

Flexible Grouping Enroll

EDUX 6003 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available) 

Course participants will learn how to purposefully group students to promote cooperative learning. In this course, participants will explore how flexible grouping consistently combines and reorganizes students in different ways to pursue a wide range of academic and social-emotional goals.  This course will demonstrate how flexible grouping is a powerful and effective practice for improving learning.

 

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3

Giving Effective Feedback Enroll

EDUX 6007 (1, 2, or 3 Units Available) 

In this course, participants will explore how to provide accurate, constructive feedback that truly reaches each student. This course provides clear, actionable steps to help educators develop and implement best practices around feedback.  Participants will learn what makes feedback effective, how to develop criteria for student work, use feedback to plan, and to customize feedback to student needs.

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Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into Instruction Enroll

EDUX 6009 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available) 

In this course, participants will explore how to incorporate social-emotional learning (SEL) into their classroom. This course introduces SEL, its benefits, and its importance along with a five-part SEL model that can be easily integrated into instruction.  Participants will learn strategies and real-life examples that focus on providing opportunities for students’ social and emotional development so that all students thrive.

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3

Intentional and Targeted Teaching Enroll

EDUX 6011 (1, 2, or 3 Units Available) 

Course participants will learn a research based, field-tested, and experience-honed process that captures the essentials of the best educational environments.  In this course, participants will understand why and how purposeful planning and cultivating a positive learning climate lays the groundwork for the instructional strategies teachers can use to increase learning opportunities and engagement for their students.  This course will demonstrate the five components foundational to intentional and targeted teaching.

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Smarter Assessment Practices Enroll

EDUX 6016 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available)

Course participants will learn how to enhance assessment practices to ensure the results are accurate, significant, enlightening, and equitable.  In this course, participants will develop student-friendly rubrics linked to standards and learn how to involve students in ongoing assessment procedures.  This course highlights the significance of aligning assessment policies and procedures with the crucial objective of fostering students' understanding of the subject matter.

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Student Discussions Enroll

EDUX 6018 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available) 

Course participants will explore how to implement purposeful, student-led discussion.  In this course, participants will investigate the role that conversation plays throughout instruction toward student self-efficacy in subject matter knowledge. This course provides strategies and examples for how to teach, structure, and engage students in academic conversations.

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Teaching Listening and Speaking Enroll

EDUX 6021 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available) 

Course participants will explore how to confidently address overlooked speaking and listening standards, providing all students with vital,lifelong communication skills.  In this course, participants will learn how to promote accountable, respectful dialogue in and outside of the classroom.  This course offers practical, proven ways to teach students how to become better listeners, critical thinkers, and confident, competent speakers.

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3

Assessment: Designing Performance Assessments Enroll

EDUX 6065  (1, 2, or 3 Units available).    This course focuses on the purpose of performance assessments and shows participants how to develop performance assessment tasks. In addition to explaining what performance assessment is, this course provides a model to guide each educator in developing performance assessments that provide meaningful feedback concerning student learning to students, teachers, and parents. 

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3

Embracing Diversity: Effective Teaching Enroll

EDUX 6080  (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  This 1st Edition course will give participants an opportunity to explore curricula and lessons that focus on tolerance and diversity. Participants will learn about instructional approaches that have been recommended by tolerance professionals and used by teachers. The goal is to help students learn to embrace diversity and respect others.
 
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Embracing Diversity: A Look in the Mirror Enroll

EDUX 6085 (1, 2 or 3 Units available.)  This course is designed to give teachers the tools they need to create environments of acceptance and harmony in our schools.  The course describes the diverse landscape that is the United States and its schools today.  Educators are in a wonderful position to help young people understand that our nation is strong because of its diversity.  Participants will investigate the diverse landscape that is the United States, examine today's schools, and reflect on their own beliefs and biases.  They also will explore how to emphasize diversity and tolerance throughout the curriculum, in their instructional practice, and in the school culture. Read More... Course Requirements


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Embracing Diversity: Global Education Enroll

EDUX 6095  (1, 2, or 3 Units available).   This 1st Edition course provides an introduction to teaching using a global perspective. Participants will explore elements of global education, observe how others have incorporated global education into their classrooms or schools, critique classroom-tested lesson plans and units, infuse global education into a lesson, unit, or theme already being taught in the classroom, and explore teaching strategies.
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The Brain: Developing Lifelong Learning Habits Enroll

EDUX 6255 (1-3 Units available).   In this 2nd Edition course, participants will learn about the thinking and learning skills that today’s students should be cultivating in order to become successful adults in the dynamic, rapidly changing, and “flattened” world into which they will graduate. Participants will be introduced to the idea of “habits of mind,” survey 16 distinct ways of seeing, understanding, and interacting with the world, and learn instructional strategies to help their students develop each of these thinking and learning “habits.” In Modules 3-6, participants also will be provided activity suggestions and materials that can be downloaded and used in the elementary or secondary classroom.
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Using Data to Determine Student Mastery Enroll

EDUX 6417 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).   In this course, participants will learn why and how the definition, measurement, and statistics need to be aligned in order to provide an accurate record of the impact instructional practice is making on student mastery. Teachers will explore how to interpret data figures, determine areas where students are strongest and weakest, and use data analytics to drive student achievement.
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3

Response to Intervention: An Introduction Enroll

EDUX 6430 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  This course explores the purpose and requirements of Response to Intervention (RTI) along with Margaret Searle. The course includes examples of the three major components (assessment, interventions, and problem-solving process).  Participants will differentiate between the first two levels of the assessment process, distinguish among the three tiers of intervention, and identify the stages of the RTI problem-solving process. The course also provides practical strategies for implementing the RTI framework and tiered interventions in each participant’s classroom or school.

 

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Technology in Schools: A Balanced Perspective Enroll

EDUX 6460 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  In this 2nd Edition course, participants will learn about the challenges and benefits of incorporating technology into instruction. They will discover engaging and meaningful ways to encourage proper technology integration in schools and work toward increasing access for all students. Participants will also examine the importance of helping students and their families think critically about the role technology plays in their daily lives.

 

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3

An Introduction to the Whole Child Enroll

EDUX 6610 (1, 2 and 3 Units available).  In this course, participants examine how the whole child approach works in relation to a school’s culture and climate, curriculum and instruction, assessment, classroom management, and outside of the classroom practices. After being introduced to the whole child approach, participants will have the opportunity to review characteristics of it while comparing and contrasting their current professional practices with the approach through assessments, articles and other readings, videos featuring noted education experts, and applications to implement new ideas and strategies.
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Developing Grammar Skills in English Language Learners Enroll

EDUX 6640 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units).  This course explores the role grammar plays in helping English Language Learners improve their language skills. Participants will begin from a more global perspective by exploring seven definitions of grammar and then move to the differences between patterns and rules and why second-language learners benefit from instruction on both.  Participants will analyze why students need to understand the three dimensions of grammar—form, meaning, and use—and how viewing grammar as a dynamic and changing system helps students overcome many challenges. Participants will discover why teaching grammar in a way that makes it personally meaningful to students brings the best results. Read More... Course Requirements


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Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom Enroll

 

EDUX 6650 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units).  In this course, participants will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge, hone their self-reflective skills, and build their capacity for success. This course is carefully constructed for the classroom teacher—no matter the years of experience or amount of expertise. Participants will maximize their influence through continuous improvement and grow as reflective practitioners and skilled educators.

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Teaching the Critical Verbs: Closing the Vocabulary Gap Enroll

EDUX 6655 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units).  In this course, participants will be exposed to the most critical verbs that all students must learn. Researchers estimate 85% of achievement test results are based on the vocabulary of the standards. The verbs used in all standards are based on critical thinking processes.Participants will explore research-based strategies for vocabulary instruction.Course participants will resolve to provide their students the opportunity to grow, learn, and succeed. Read More... Course Requirements


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Where Great Teaching Begins Enroll

EDUX 6675 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units).  This course provides teachers and teacher leaders a deeper understanding of how to effectively plan for student thinking and learning. Using chapter readings and the ideas of “deep design” from Anne Reeves’s book Where Great Teaching Begins, the course focuses on the critical role that student learning objectives play in the learning process. It also examines how these learning objectives inform assessment and instruction.Course participants will use the ideas of deep design to decide how to take proper advantage of technology tools for instruction in the 21st century. Read More... Course Requirements


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Grading Smarter, Not Harder Enroll

EDUX 6686 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units). 

This course will provide educators with specific tools, resources, and research to substantiate and incorporate new methods. The course readings, videos, assignments, and prompts will help participants in examining their grading, evaluating assessment, and reporting beliefs and routines.

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Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Grades 6–12 Enroll

EDUX 6688 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units). 

In this course, participants will embark on a learning journey designed to open up new vistas and offer new insights to make classroom discussion a manageable process.  The course introduces meaningful discussion skills to engage in productive discussion. Course participants will plan disciplined discussions in which students’ skills are intentionally targeted for development.

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3

Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Grades K-5 Enroll

EDUX 6694 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 Units). 

In this course, educators will learn how to make classroom discussion a manageable process.  Course participants will explore four quality questioning practices that drive productive discussion: Framing a focus question, Promoting equitable participation, Scaffolding student responses to deepen thinking, and Creating a culture for thoughtful discussion. The course explores research-based skills in three key categories: social, cognitive, and use-of-knowledge. Using the threefold framework, learners will plan disciplined discussions in which students’ skills are intentionally targeted for development.

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Educational Theory and Issues


3

Equity in Data Enroll

EDUX 6002 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available)

In this course, participants will explore ways to foster the growth and success of all students. This course will help educators improve how to gather data and turn the information into meaningful practice. Participants will expand their understanding of data and strengthen their knowledge of data principles.

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3

Fostering Resillent Learners Enroll

EDUX 6004 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available) 

In this course, participants will explore the urgent and growing issue of childhood trauma and its profound effect on learning and development. This course will help educators understand the ways in which trauma affects the brain, as well as tips and techniques for how to create a trauma-sensitive classroom.  Participants will learn how to create a trauma-sensitive learning environment by using strategies that allow students to grow, thrive, and learn at high-levels.

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3

Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into Instruction Enroll

EDUX 6009 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available) 

In this course, participants will explore how to incorporate social-emotional learning (SEL) into their classroom. This course introduces SEL, its benefits, and its importance along with a five-part SEL model that can be easily integrated into instruction.  Participants will learn strategies and real-life examples that focus on providing opportunities for students’ social and emotional development so that all students thrive.

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3

Managing Challenging Student Behavior Enroll

EDUX 6012 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available) 

In this course, participants will discover a multitude of classroom management approaches to handle challenging student behaviors from many different angles. This course explores how educators can create a calm, structured, productive classroom environment.  Participants will learn techniques to manage challenging student behaviors.

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3

New Teacher Essentials Enroll

EDUX 6013 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available) 

Course participants will learn essential skills and knowledge required for them to thrive in their teaching careers.  In this course, participants will be able to apply the essential skills, knowledge, and mindsets necessary to succeed as effective and impactful teachers.  This course empowers participants to become confident, empathetic, and impactful teachers who make a positive difference in the lives of their students.

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3

Preventing Educator Burnout Enroll

EDUX 6014 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available) 

In this course, participants will discover pragmatic, specific steps related to mindfulness, empathy, gratitude, and altruism that teachers can use on their own and with students.  This course is grounded in research on social-emotional learning and positive psychology and explains how shifts in awareness, attitudes, and actions can be transformational for teachers and their students.  Participants will learn practical and effective strategies to bring back joy to the teaching profession.

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2

Teaching in High Poverty Schools Enroll

EDUX 6019 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available) 

In this course, participants will explore how to address the needs of all students, but particularly those who live in poverty.  This course offers strategies for educators to teach in authentic, culturally-responsive ways.  Participants will be empowered to take advantage of opportunities to improve outcomes for students in their school.

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3

Fostering Teacher Bandwidth Enroll

EDUX 6022 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available)  Course participants will learn the tools and strategies to reduce stress, avoid burnout, and regain the time that gets lost to interruptions, temptations, competing demands, and task-switching. In this course, participants will explore six key factors that contribute to bandwidth. Participants will examine the latest neuroscience research in order to lay the foundation of the most effective strategies and habits that can help one manage mental bandwidth and prioritize drains on mental energy.  This course will demonstrate how to feel more engaged, centered, and effective in the classroom. Read More... Course Requirements


3

Understanding Student Motivation Enroll

EDUX 6040  (1, 2, or 3 Units available).    This course explores the importance of finding out what motivates children and the ways that educators can put themselves in each student's shoes to frame the learning process around that child. Participants will define motivation within the context of the classroom, understand how a sense of belonging affects student motivation, and explore ways to build competence.   

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3

The Brain: Memory and Learning Strategies Enroll

EDUX 6150 (1-3 Units available).  This course examines teaching strategies that have been proven to enhance learning and explores why such strategies might be effective in terms of how the brain remembers. The course focuses on memory and seeks to relate it to classroom practices. Specifically, the course will explain the two memory systems that have been definitively identified by neuroscience—explicit and implicit—and show how certain instructional strategies may promote particular types of memory formation. 
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3

Literacy Strategies: Special Needs Enroll

EDUX 6280 (1-3 Units available).  This course explains why it's important for every teacher to become involved in teaching students how to read, write, and comprehend the subject matter being presented to them, with a focus on strategies for teaching special needs. Participants also will explore the common misperception that a lack of reading skills is the root of failure in content-area courses and learn several strategies relevant to special needs.  Read More... Course Requirements


3

Response to Intervention: An Introduction Enroll

EDUX 6430 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  This course explores the purpose and requirements of Response to Intervention (RTI) along with Margaret Searle. The course includes examples of the three major components (assessment, interventions, and problem-solving process).  Participants will differentiate between the first two levels of the assessment process, distinguish among the three tiers of intervention, and identify the stages of the RTI problem-solving process. The course also provides practical strategies for implementing the RTI framework and tiered interventions in each participant’s classroom or school.

 

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3

Parents as Partners in Schooling Enroll

EDUX 6450 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  This 2nd Edition course examines the best practices that suggest when communities, schools, and families work together, the results are stronger communities that support the success of young people. Participants will explore some of the challenges schools face today in fostering true parental engagement that are the result of a multitude of complex issues. By the end of this course, participants will complete an in-depth analysis of ways schools are successfully meeting the parent-school connection challenge. In addition, they will explore and adapt strategies to create that connection in ways that meet the specific needs of their school and community.

 

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3

Embracing Diversity: Managing Diverse Schools and Classrooms Enroll

EDUX 6470 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  In this 2nd Edition course, participants will explore the importance of promoting diversity and tolerance at both the classroom and school level. They will learn about many of the challenges that diverse schools face. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to study classroom activities, procedures, and school-wide initiatives that focus on tolerance and diversity, including ways to involve parents of all types in the school community. Through video examples and in-depth readings, participants will learn practical ways to manage diverse classrooms and schools for the benefit of all students.

 

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3

Teaching with Poverty in Mind Enroll

EDUX 6530 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).   This course will introduce learners to the latest research on poverty and how it affects the cognitive development and academic performance of students.  In this course, participants will learn how to differentiate among different types of poverty and understand the unique aspects and effects of each; they will learn about the real and physical effects that poverty can have on a developing brain; and they will learn school-wide and classroom-level strategies for countering those negative effects to help their students grow, thrive, and find academic success. 
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3

An Introduction to the Whole Child Enroll

EDUX 6610 (1, 2 and 3 Units available).  In this course, participants examine how the whole child approach works in relation to a school’s culture and climate, curriculum and instruction, assessment, classroom management, and outside of the classroom practices. After being introduced to the whole child approach, participants will have the opportunity to review characteristics of it while comparing and contrasting their current professional practices with the approach through assessments, articles and other readings, videos featuring noted education experts, and applications to implement new ideas and strategies.
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3

Total Participation Techniques Enroll

EDUX 6670 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units).  Course participants will learn how to use a more intentional approach to student engagement. In this course, participants will explore the societal and personal costs of disengagement and the importance of higher-order thinking in creating environments that meaningfully engage students in content learning.  This course will introduce participants to practical techniques for cognitively engaging students during lessons. Read More... Course Requirements

Language, Literature & Literacy


3

Literacy Strategies: Improving Comprehension Enroll

EDUX 6205 (1-3 Units available).  This course introduces teachers to strategies that they can use to help struggling readers. The course also gives teachers an opportunity to synthesize what they learn and create a program that will assist them in helping their struggling readers. Participants will learn ways to address reading difficulties, explore instructional strategies that improve comprehension, andsee different models of sustained silent reading.  Read More... Course Requirements


1

Literacy Strategies: Phonemic Awareness and Vocabulary Building Enroll

EDUX 6210 (1-3 Units available).  This course will share strategies that have been effective in helping students learn to read. Participants will define phonemic awareness and phonics, explore strategies that help K–12 students, and learn about the importance of early identification.    Read More... Course Requirements


3

Six Research-Based Approaches for the Elementary Classroom Enroll

EDUX 6215 (1-3 Units available).  This course provides participants with six research-based components of a balanced literacy program that any elementary teacher can use to build literacy skills and increase content knowledge.  Participants will learn to integrate the six research-based components into their literacy instruction. Participants will learn how to demonstrate skills students can imitate by reading aloud to them, use shared reading to teach and model strategic reading, and use guided reading to individualize and differentiate instruction, build fluency, and reinforce strategic reading in a wide range of text difficulties.  Read More... Course Requirements


3

Literacy Strategies for Learning Enroll

EDUX 6220 (1-3 Units available).  This course will help participants understand why it's important for every teacher to become involved in teaching students how to read, write, and comprehend the subject matter being presented to them and provide teaching strategies in the content areas. Participants will consider the rationale for building literacy skills and learn several strategies relevant to different content areas.  Read More... Course Requirements


3

Literacy Strategies: Special Needs Enroll

EDUX 6280 (1-3 Units available).  This course explains why it's important for every teacher to become involved in teaching students how to read, write, and comprehend the subject matter being presented to them, with a focus on strategies for teaching special needs. Participants also will explore the common misperception that a lack of reading skills is the root of failure in content-area courses and learn several strategies relevant to special needs.  Read More... Course Requirements


3

Developing Grammar Skills in English Language Learners Enroll

EDUX 6640 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units).  This course explores the role grammar plays in helping English Language Learners improve their language skills. Participants will begin from a more global perspective by exploring seven definitions of grammar and then move to the differences between patterns and rules and why second-language learners benefit from instruction on both.  Participants will analyze why students need to understand the three dimensions of grammar—form, meaning, and use—and how viewing grammar as a dynamic and changing system helps students overcome many challenges. Participants will discover why teaching grammar in a way that makes it personally meaningful to students brings the best results. Read More... Course Requirements


3

Teaching the Critical Verbs: Closing the Vocabulary Gap Enroll

EDUX 6655 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units).  In this course, participants will be exposed to the most critical verbs that all students must learn. Researchers estimate 85% of achievement test results are based on the vocabulary of the standards. The verbs used in all standards are based on critical thinking processes.Participants will explore research-based strategies for vocabulary instruction.Course participants will resolve to provide their students the opportunity to grow, learn, and succeed. Read More... Course Requirements


3

Building a Schoolwide Independent Reading Culture Enroll

EDUX 6681 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units).  This course will help school and district leaders build or enhance a schoolwide culture where independent reading in self-selected texts occurs daily in all classrooms and at home. Participants will learn about and use surveys and a classroom visit instrument to determine the status of independent reading throughout a school community. The course demonstrates how to apply resources to look-for implementation of instructional practices taught and discussed during professional learning. Read More... Course Requirements


3

Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking Enroll

EDUX 6690 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units).  This course provides course participants with an understanding of the crucial skills of listening and speaking. This course will help teachers develop competent oral communicators in their classrooms. Course participants will apply the principles they learn to help students become more engaged, deeper listeners and well-spoken communicators. Read More... Course Requirements

Leadership and Administration


3

Understanding by Design: An Introduction Enroll

EDUX 6340 (1-3 Units available).  This course offers a clear and accessible introduction to the Understanding by Design (UbD) program. Staff developers, in particular, can use it to introduce the framework to their district.  Additionally, districts can use the course content to audit their existing curriculum management system using UbD principles and strategies. Educators will explore how the principles and practices of Understanding by Design can help them get the most out of their instructional time.  Read More... Course Requirements


3

Parents as Partners in Schooling Enroll

EDUX 6450 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  This 2nd Edition course examines the best practices that suggest when communities, schools, and families work together, the results are stronger communities that support the success of young people. Participants will explore some of the challenges schools face today in fostering true parental engagement that are the result of a multitude of complex issues. By the end of this course, participants will complete an in-depth analysis of ways schools are successfully meeting the parent-school connection challenge. In addition, they will explore and adapt strategies to create that connection in ways that meet the specific needs of their school and community.

 

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3

Embracing Diversity: Managing Diverse Schools and Classrooms Enroll

EDUX 6470 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  In this 2nd Edition course, participants will explore the importance of promoting diversity and tolerance at both the classroom and school level. They will learn about many of the challenges that diverse schools face. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to study classroom activities, procedures, and school-wide initiatives that focus on tolerance and diversity, including ways to involve parents of all types in the school community. Through video examples and in-depth readings, participants will learn practical ways to manage diverse classrooms and schools for the benefit of all students.

 

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3

Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success: Instructional Coaching Essentials Enroll

EDUX 6635 (1, 2 or 3 units available).  In this course, participants will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and hone their skills of instructional coaching. Instructional coaching is an innovative approach to providing job-embedded professional development for teachers. This course has been carefully constructed to highlight the most salient elements of effective instructional coaching techniques, enabling participants to become stronger, more successful instructional leaders. This course provides clarity on the coach's role; a plethora of strategies; and a compelling, strengths-based focus to guide the participants with the many unique teachers in their domain. Read More... Course Requirements


3

Building a Schoolwide Independent Reading Culture Enroll

EDUX 6681 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units).  This course will help school and district leaders build or enhance a schoolwide culture where independent reading in self-selected texts occurs daily in all classrooms and at home. Participants will learn about and use surveys and a classroom visit instrument to determine the status of independent reading throughout a school community. The course demonstrates how to apply resources to look-for implementation of instructional practices taught and discussed during professional learning. Read More... Course Requirements

Mathematics


3

STEM-Powered Instruction Enroll

EDUX 6017 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available) 

In this course, participants will discover the value of integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into the curriculum at each grade level.  This course offers examples of STEM integration in the classroom and through co-curricular opportunities. Participants will learn how to plan equitable and engaging STEM instruction for all students.

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3

Engaging Students in Math Practices Enroll

EDUX 6692 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available) 

This course provides expertise that educators should seek to develop in their learners at all grade levels. Course participants will examine problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections. The overarching goal of this course is to familiarize teachers with the Standards for Mathematical Practice in a way that is applicable across all states and to help develop students who are mathematically proficient. This course provides an in depth look at the eight mathematics practice standards and allows teachers the opportunity to explore ways to implement each standard into their classroom.

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Methods of Instruction


3

Advancing Formative Assessment Enroll

EDUX 6001 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available)

Course participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of formative assessment as an active, ongoing process that enhances student learning and teacher effectiveness. In this course, participants will discover the transformative power of formative assessment to elevate both student learning outcomes and teacher excellence.  This course will equip educational leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to implement formative assessment effectively.

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3

Giving Effective Feedback Enroll

EDUX 6007 (1, 2, or 3 Units Available) 

In this course, participants will explore how to provide accurate, constructive feedback that truly reaches each student. This course provides clear, actionable steps to help educators develop and implement best practices around feedback.  Participants will learn what makes feedback effective, how to develop criteria for student work, use feedback to plan, and to customize feedback to student needs.