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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.


*For ASCD Online Interactive courses, you will need to register, enroll, complete coursework, and pay fees to both CCC and ASCD. The $79 per unit CCC enrollment fee does not include the $155 ASCD per course fee. 

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 6005(F ,G ,H) Bullying: Taking Charge ASCD K-16
EDUX 6015(F ,G ,H) Classroom Management: Building Effective Relationships ASCD K-16
EDUX 6020(F ,G ,H) Classroom Management: Managing Challenging Behavior 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
EDUX 6045(F ,G ,H) Understanding Student Motivation Challenges ASCD K-16
EDUX 6455(F ,G ,H) Classroom Management: Understanding Diverse Learning Needs ASCD K-16
EDUX 6510(F ,G ,H) Differentiated Instruction: Creating an Environment that Supports Learning ASCD K-16
EDUX 6515(F ,G ,H) Differentiated Instruction: Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom ASCD K-16
EDUX 6520(F ,G ,H) Differentiated Instruction: Teaching with Student Differences in Mind ASCD K-16
Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
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 6415(F ,G ,H) Assessing Language Ability in Young Adults and Adults ASCD 9-16
EDUX 6416(G ,F ,H) Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom 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 6465(F ,G ,H) Content-Based Instruction for English Language Learners ASCD K-16
EDUX 6510(F ,G ,H) Differentiated Instruction: Creating an Environment that Supports Learning ASCD K-16
EDUX 6540(F ,G ,H) Differentiated Instruction: The Curriculum Connection ASCD K-16
EDUX 6545(F ,G ,H) Differentiated Instruction: Using Ongoing Assessment to Inform Instruction ASCD K-16
EDUX 6590(F ,G ,H) Project-Based Learning: An Answer to the Common Core Challenge ASCD K-16
EDUX 6600(F ,G ,H) Understanding the Common Core Writing Standards: Grades 6-12 ASCD 7-12
EDUX 6605(F ,G ,H) Understanding the Common Core Writing Standards: Grades K-5 ASCD K-6
EDUX 6610(F ,G ,H) An Introduction to the Whole Child ASCD K-16
EDUX 6630(F ,G ,H) The Next Generation Science Standards: An Introduction ASCD 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
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 6682(F ,G ,H) Designing Assessments for Higher-Order Thinking ASCD K-16
EDUX 6685(F ,G ,H) FIT Teaching in Action: Learning to Use the Framework for Intentional and Targeted Teaching 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 6689(F ,G ,H) Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Applications and Strategies ASCD K-16
Educational Theory and Issues
EDUX 6040(F ,G ,H) Understanding Student Motivation ASCD K-16
EDUX 6045(F ,G ,H) Understanding Student Motivation Challenges ASCD K-16
EDUX 6150(F ,G ,H) The Brain: Memory and Learning Strategies ASCD K-16
EDUX 6275(F ,G ,H) English Language Learners in the Mainstream ASCD K-16
EDUX 6280(F ,G ,H) Literacy Strategies: Special Needs ASCD K-16
EDUX 6370(F ,G ,H) Learning Theory in the Classroom ASCD K-16
EDUX 6430(F ,G ,H) Response to Intervention: An Introduction ASCD K-16
EDUX 6435(F ,G ,H) The Art and Science of Teaching ASCD K-16
EDUX 6450(F ,G ,H) Parents as Partners in Schooling ASCD K-16
EDUX 6455(F ,G ,H) Classroom Management: Understanding Diverse Learning Needs 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 6590(F ,G ,H) Project-Based Learning: An Answer to the Common Core Challenge 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
EDUX 6691(F ,G ,H) Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools ASCD K-16
Language, Literature & Literacy
EDUX 6190(F ,G ,H) Literacy Strategies: Mathematics ASCD K-16
EDUX 6195(F ,G ,H) Literacy Strategies: Science ASCD K-16
EDUX 6200(H ,G ,F) Literacy Strategies: Social Studies ASCD K-16
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 6275(F ,G ,H) English Language Learners in the Mainstream ASCD K-16
EDUX 6280(F ,G ,H) Literacy Strategies: Special Needs ASCD K-16
EDUX 6415(F ,G ,H) Assessing Language Ability in Young Adults and Adults ASCD 9-16
EDUX 6425(F ,G ,H) An Introduction to Teaching English Language Learners ASCD K-16
EDUX 6475(F ,G ,H) Common Core and Literacy Strategies: English Language Arts ASCD K-16
EDUX 6495(F ,G ,H) Common Core Mathematics: Grades K - 5 ASCD K-6
EDUX 6600(F ,G ,H) Understanding the Common Core Writing Standards: Grades 6-12 ASCD 7-12
EDUX 6605(F ,G ,H) Understanding the Common Core Writing Standards: Grades K-5 ASCD K-6
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 6225(F ,G ,H) Leadership: Effective Critical Skills ASCD K-16
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 6615(F ,G ,H) Leading Professional Learning: Building Capacity through Teacher Leaders 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
EDUX 6684(F ,G ,H) FIT Teaching in Action for Instructional Leaders ASCD K-16
EDUX 6691(F ,G ,H) Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools ASCD K-16
Mathematics
EDUX 6190(F ,G ,H) Literacy Strategies: Mathematics ASCD K-16
EDUX 6495(F ,G ,H) Common Core Mathematics: Grades K - 5 ASCD K-6
EDUX 6625(F ,G ,H) STEM for All ASCD K-16
Methods of Instruction
EDUX 6220(F ,G ,H) Literacy Strategies for Learning ASCD K-16
EDUX 6265(F ,G ,H) Formative Assessment: The Basics ASCD K-16
EDUX 6270(F ,G ,H) Formative Assessment: Deepening Understanding ASCD K-16
EDUX 6275(F ,G ,H) English Language Learners in the Mainstream ASCD K-16
EDUX 6280(F ,G ,H) Literacy Strategies: Special Needs ASCD K-16
EDUX 6305(F ,G ,H) Multiple Intelligences: The Basics ASCD K-16
EDUX 6310(F ,G ,H) Multiple Intelligences: Designing a Classroom Environment ASCD K-16
EDUX 6320(F ,G ,H) Multiple Intelligences: Strengthening Your Teaching ASCD K-16
EDUX 6330(F ,G ,H) Your First Year of Teaching: Surviving and Thriving 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 6355(F ,G ,H) What Works in Schools: An Introduction ASCD K-16
EDUX 6370(F ,G ,H) Learning Theory in the Classroom ASCD K-16
EDUX 6416(G ,F ,H) Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom ASCD K-16
EDUX 6417(F ,G ,H) Using Data to Determine Student Mastery ASCD K-16
EDUX 6425(F ,G ,H) An Introduction to Teaching English Language Learners ASCD K-16
EDUX 6435(F ,G ,H) The Art and Science of Teaching ASCD K-16
EDUX 6465(F ,G ,H) Content-Based Instruction for English Language Learners ASCD K-16
EDUX 6515(F ,G ,H) Differentiated Instruction: Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom ASCD K-16
EDUX 6520(F ,G ,H) Differentiated Instruction: Teaching with Student Differences in Mind 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 6685(F ,G ,H) FIT Teaching in Action: Learning to Use the Framework for Intentional and Targeted Teaching 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 6689(F ,G ,H) Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Applications and Strategies ASCD K-16
Science / Health
EDUX 6195(F ,G ,H) Literacy Strategies: Science ASCD K-16
EDUX 6625(F ,G ,H) STEM for All ASCD K-16
Social Science
EDUX 6200(H ,G ,F) Literacy Strategies: Social Studies ASCD K-16
EDUX 6530(F ,G ,H) Teaching with Poverty in Mind ASCD K-16
Social Studies and History
EDUX 6200(F ,G ,H) Literacy Strategies: Social Studies ASCD K-16
EDUX 6630(F ,G ,H) The Next Generation Science Standards: An Introduction ASCD 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Special Education
Technology & Computer
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 6625(F ,G ,H) STEM for All 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


3

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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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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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

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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Classroom Management: Building Effective Relationships Enroll

EDUX 6015 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).   In this 2nd Edition course, participants will investigate the various facets of classroom management and learn how to bring out the best in their students.  Participants will examine some common approaches to classroom management to find the one that is best for them, laying the foundation for their classroom management plan. They will then build on the foundation by examining the student-teacher relationship and uncovering the strategies that will support their approach to classroom management. Finally, participants will learn how all of these pieces can fit together to create a cohesive, school-wide model.


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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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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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Understanding Student Motivation Challenges Enroll

EDUX 6045 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).   In this 1st Edition course, educators will learn about the conditions that foster student motivation. Further, the participants will learn how to meet students’ needs to enhance motivation in the classroom, explore strategies to cope with challenges, and address ways to provide productive and positive choices for students.   
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Classroom Management: Understanding Diverse Learning Needs Enroll

EDUX 6455 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  In this 2nd Edition course, participants will investigate some of the diverse needs that today's students may be facing. Through readings and reflection, they will identify actions they can take to effectively meet the needs of their students. Participants will consider how, in the past, many students with diverse learning needs remained within the realm of the special education teacher. As our educational system has moved toward a model encouraging the least restrictive environment for all students, more and more students with diverse learning needs are now included in the regular classroom. Participants will consider how these students deserve to be treated with dignity and warrant the same learning gains that are expected for all students.

 

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Differentiated Instruction: Creating an Environment that Supports Learning Enroll

EDUX 6510 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  In this course, participants will gain an understanding of the role of the classroom environment in the differentiated classroom. Throughout this course, learners will explore the key elements of a supportive environment that encourage the implementation of the philosophy of differentiation. Furthermore, they will learn how to encourage and facilitate community building that creates a classroom where teachers and students work together to collaborate and share responsibility for learning. Along with creating the physical environment, participants will learn to use specific strategies to identify student needs, strengths, and interests. Finally, learners will be able to foster positive communication with students and provide constructive feedback on their growth and progress.
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Differentiated Instruction: Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom Enroll

EDUX 6515 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  In this course, participants will examine the issues and strategies for leading a differentiated classroom and managing the many details necessary for the class to run smoothly.  They will explore how the teacher’s vision sets the stage for students’ confidence and effectiveness in a responsive classroom.  Also, they will discover the direct link between teachers’ mindsets and their actions in the classroom, which influence how students come to see themselves as learners.  In addition, participants will learn to create buy-in from students, parents, and other stakeholders, which leads to effective partnerships. Learners will also review several challenges that many teachers encounter when trying to implement differentiation, as well as concrete ideas for addressing them.  Practical suggestions for managing the details of a classroom will include getting students into groups, giving multiple directions, calling on students, managing noise, getting help, transitions, and managing time.

 

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Differentiated Instruction: Teaching with Student Differences in Mind Enroll

EDUX 6520 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  In this course, participants will learn how teachers in a differentiated classroom plan for differentiation for readiness, interest, and learning profile, using multiple instructional strategies. They will also see how many of the components of differentiation previously discussed in this suite of courses come together to ensure solid planning and execution of high-quality differentiation.
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Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment


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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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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Assessing Language Ability in Young Adults and Adults Enroll

EDUX 6415 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  This course explores why language assessment is important and considers how teachers can assess language skills on an ongoing basis. Participants will examine the value, design, and scoring of language assessments and investigate the importance of analyzing the results of a language measure. To help translate theory into practice, participants also will learn a teacher-friendly means for calculating item difficulty and review a checklist for evaluating a language measure. The second half of the course moves to the assessment of English language learners’ writing, where participants will look through key concerns related to both the teaching and assessing of written language, describe possible formats for assessing written expression, and identify and critique scales that have been used to assess essays. The course concludes with an investigation of ways to conduct performance assessments, how computer-assisted language testing differs from traditional assessment, and guidelines for the ethical use of tests.
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Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom Enroll

EDUX 6416 (1, 2, or 3 Units available). This course is designed for educators who are interested in learning more about how assessment in a differentiated classroom can assist teachers in promoting student learning.  Course participants will be equipped to plan a range of assessments from pre-assessments, to formative or ongoing assessments, to summative assessments, that will inform their instruction to best meet the needs of all students in the 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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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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Content-Based Instruction for English Language Learners Enroll

EDUX 6465 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  This 2nd Edition course will provide participants with an understanding of the main characteristics and types of content-based instruction. It will guide them through ways of balancing the dual focus on language and content, as well as introduce them to a helpful framework for designing content-based courses and lessons. This practical course examines several useful activity types and considers how to integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing in content-based instruction for students at different proficiency levels.

 

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3

Differentiated Instruction: Creating an Environment that Supports Learning Enroll

EDUX 6510 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  In this course, participants will gain an understanding of the role of the classroom environment in the differentiated classroom. Throughout this course, learners will explore the key elements of a supportive environment that encourage the implementation of the philosophy of differentiation. Furthermore, they will learn how to encourage and facilitate community building that creates a classroom where teachers and students work together to collaborate and share responsibility for learning. Along with creating the physical environment, participants will learn to use specific strategies to identify student needs, strengths, and interests. Finally, learners will be able to foster positive communication with students and provide constructive feedback on their growth and progress.
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Differentiated Instruction: The Curriculum Connection Enroll

EDUX 6540 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available).  In this course, participants will explore the attributes of high-quality curriculum and what it means to teach for understanding. Participants will discover how teachers in a differentiated classroom write objectives that adhere to standards documents. This course will examine the role of rigor and relevance in designing differentiated curriculum that leads to these objectives.
  
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Differentiated Instruction: Using Ongoing Assessment to Inform Instruction Enroll

EDUX 6545 (1, 2 or 3 Units Available).  In this course, participants will learn how teachers in a differentiated classroom plan for ongoing assessment and use information collected from assessments to inform instruction. Through video examples, in-depth readings, practical applications, and personal reflections, participants will gain the tools needed to start planning both formative and summative assessments in their differentiated classroom and begin using the data collected for instructional and evaluative purposes.
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3

Project-Based Learning: An Answer to the Common Core Challenge Enroll

EDUX 6590 (1, 2 or 3 Units available).   Participants in this course will learn how to prepare students for Project-Based Learning, a well-researched pedagogy that supports the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Participants will come to understand the roles that teachers and students play in planning for and conducting project-based learning experiences. The importance of assessment, formative and summative, to student success in Project-Based Learning is emphasized. The key motivational elements, including student voice and choice, creation of products, and presenting findings to an authentic audience are described in detail.
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Understanding the Common Core Writing Standards: Grades 6-12 Enroll

EDUX 6600 (1, 2 or 3 Units available).  In this course, educators in secondary grades will explore the new standards for writing, their spiraling structure, and the classroom implications of implementing the standards. Through a variety of resources in the course, teachers in all content areas will grow in understanding the new writing standards and what instructional changes they will need to make to integrate the standards while scaffolding students for success.  Participants will be able to apply their understanding of the three main writing text types—argumentative, informative/explanatory, and narrative—to different purposes and subject areas.
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Understanding the Common Core Writing Standards: Grades K-5 Enroll

EDUX 6605 (1, 2 or 3 Units available).  In this course, K-5 educators will explore the new standards for writing, their spiraling structure, and the classroom implications of implementing the standards. Through a variety of resources in the course, teachers in all content areas will grow in understanding the new writing standards and what instructional changes they will need to make to integrate the standards while scaffolding students for success.  Participants will be able to apply their understanding of the three main writing text types—argumentative, informative/explanatory, and narrative—to different purposes and subject areas.
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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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The Next Generation Science Standards: An Introduction Enroll

EDUX 6630 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  In this course, participants will learn about the background and genesis of the standards, discover the relationship between A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), explore science learning progressions, 3-D learning and instruction, the intentions behind the integration of engineering practices and design in science education, and conclude with approaches to assessment of the three dimensions of science learning with the standards. Through the in-depth readings, video examples, and supplementary resources, the learner will begin implementing ways to use these standards for this revolutionary new mode of teaching science into their classroom, district, or state.
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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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Designing Assessments for Higher-Order Thinking Enroll

EDUX 6682 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units). 

This course will show you how to design and carry out a range of assessments that involve higher-order thinking, whether for formative or summative purposes. Course participants will learn how to develop open-ended questions, conduct enriching discussions, and design brief and extended performance tasks all aimed at getting students to use higher-order thinking.The final module focuses on the creation and use of appropriate rubrics to evaluate higher-order thinking, a key practice for keeping the focus on student learning outcomes rather than on mere activity completion.

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FIT Teaching in Action: Learning to Use the Framework for Intentional and Targeted Teaching Enroll

EDUX 6685 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units). 

This course shows teachers how to use the five components of the Framework for Intentional and Targeted (FIT) Teaching developed by Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey.   Course participants will understand, through readings, job-embedded applications, and classroom video,why and how purposeful planning and cultivating a positive learning climate lays the groundwork for the instructional moves teachers can use to give clarity, guidance, and structures that increase learning opportunities and engagement for their students.

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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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Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Applications and Strategies Enroll

EDUX 6689 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units). 

This course will help educators to integrate creativity into content to meet and extend curriculum standards. Course participants will learn how to use a creativity road map to plan instruction, how to use strategies to enhance creative tasks, and how to assess creativity lessons.

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Educational Theory and Issues


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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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Understanding Student Motivation Challenges Enroll

EDUX 6045 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).   In this 1st Edition course, educators will learn about the conditions that foster student motivation. Further, the participants will learn how to meet students’ needs to enhance motivation in the classroom, explore strategies to cope with challenges, and address ways to provide productive and positive choices for students.   
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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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English Language Learners in the Mainstream Enroll

EDUX 6275 (1-3 Units available).  This course aims to prepare teachers to work more effectively with English language learners in mainstream classes. Among other goals, participants will learn how demographic changes affect schools, the importance of culture when teaching ELL students, and supportive strategies that can be implemented in any classroom.  Read More... Course Requirements


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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


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Learning Theory in the Classroom Enroll

EDUX 6370 (1-3 Units available).  This course explores several influential teaching models and discusses the role of personalization through the incorporation of learning and teaching styles into the educational paradigm. Participants will investigate the strengths and weaknesses of behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism.    Read More... Course Requirements


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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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The Art and Science of Teaching Enroll

EDUX 6435 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  In this course, Robert Marzano leads participants on an exploration of the research behind effective classroom instruction as well as practical ways to put the research to work in the classroom. Participants will examine methods for helping their students effectively interact with new knowledge, deepen their understanding of this new knowledge, and test hypotheses about new knowledge.  Using the strategies presented in the course, participants will be better equipped to meet the diverse needs of their students.
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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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Classroom Management: Understanding Diverse Learning Needs Enroll

EDUX 6455 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  In this 2nd Edition course, participants will investigate some of the diverse needs that today's students may be facing. Through readings and reflection, they will identify actions they can take to effectively meet the needs of their students. Participants will consider how, in the past, many students with diverse learning needs remained within the realm of the special education teacher. As our educational system has moved toward a model encouraging the least restrictive environment for all students, more and more students with diverse learning needs are now included in the regular classroom. Participants will consider how these students deserve to be treated with dignity and warrant the same learning gains that are expected for all students.

 

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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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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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Project-Based Learning: An Answer to the Common Core Challenge Enroll

EDUX 6590 (1, 2 or 3 Units available).   Participants in this course will learn how to prepare students for Project-Based Learning, a well-researched pedagogy that supports the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Participants will come to understand the roles that teachers and students play in planning for and conducting project-based learning experiences. The importance of assessment, formative and summative, to student success in Project-Based Learning is emphasized. The key motivational elements, including student voice and choice, creation of products, and presenting findings to an authentic audience are described in detail.
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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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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


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Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools Enroll

EDUX 6691 (Available for 1, 2 or 3 units).  In this course, participants will gain new understandings of families living in poverty and the concrete steps that high-poverty, high-performing schools have taken to improve outcomes for all students. Course participants will also have opportunities to read research, case studies, and anecdotal reports of how schools have welcomed students and families living in poverty to transition from wherever they are into high-performing schools. This course provides resources to guide participants through activities to assess their schools and create action plans. Read More... Course Requirements

Language, Literature & Literacy


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Literacy Strategies: Mathematics Enroll

EDUX 6190 (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 mathematics.  Participants will also explore the common misperception that a lack of reading skills is the root of failure in content-area courses. Read More... Course Requirements


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Literacy Strategies: Science Enroll

EDUX 6195 (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 science.  Participants will also explore the common misperception that a lack of reading skills is the root of failure in content-area courses. Read More... Course Requirements


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Literacy Strategies: Social Studies Enroll

EDUX 6200 (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 social studies.  Participants will also explore the common misperception that a lack of reading skills is the root of failure in content-area courses.  Read More... Course Requirements


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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


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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


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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


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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


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English Language Learners in the Mainstream Enroll

EDUX 6275 (1-3 Units available).  This course aims to prepare teachers to work more effectively with English language learners in mainstream classes. Among other goals, participants will learn how demographic changes affect schools, the importance of culture when teaching ELL students, and supportive strategies that can be implemented in any classroom.  Read More... Course Requirements


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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


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Assessing Language Ability in Young Adults and Adults Enroll

EDUX 6415 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  This course explores why language assessment is important and considers how teachers can assess language skills on an ongoing basis. Participants will examine the value, design, and scoring of language assessments and investigate the importance of analyzing the results of a language measure. To help translate theory into practice, participants also will learn a teacher-friendly means for calculating item difficulty and review a checklist for evaluating a language measure. The second half of the course moves to the assessment of English language learners’ writing, where participants will look through key concerns related to both the teaching and assessing of written language, describe possible formats for assessing written expression, and identify and critique scales that have been used to assess essays. The course concludes with an investigation of ways to conduct performance assessments, how computer-assisted language testing differs from traditional assessment, and guidelines for the ethical use of tests.
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An Introduction to Teaching English Language Learners Enroll

EDUX 6425 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  This course explores what it means to be a teacher of English Language Learners. Participants will learn how to better understand their students and the needs they have, discover how to choose the most appropriate materials and activities for their classroom, and determine how to fine-tune the principles that best fit their teaching situation. Learners will examine how English is different from and similar to other languages and how these differences affect teaching other subjects. They will learn about methods for understanding their students’ unique needs and read about several general language-teaching principles. Additionally, participants will examine reasons why students benefit from learning grammar and explore methods for picking the right activities to aid in their study.  The will investigate why writing is such a particular challenge for language learners and what they can do to help them overcome it. The course concludes with an overview of effective assessment design, administration, and scoring.
     
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Common Core and Literacy Strategies: English Language Arts Enroll

EDUX 6475 (1, 2, or 3 Units available).  This course will explore how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) approach literacy in new and important ways. Students will see a new emphasis on critical thinking skills in the area of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Through video examples, in-depth readings, and downloadable applications, participants will learn practical ways to put CCSS to work in classrooms.
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