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INDEPENDENT BOOK STUDIES (ONLINE)


This is an exciting new learning format for learners to gain university credit as they choose one or more books that are of interest to them as well as beneficial for their classroom or organization.  CCC’s self-paced Independent Book Studies courses offer the ultimate in convenience for busy educators.

These flexible on-line classes offer the learner graduate level college credit by 1) downloading the support materials from this site; and 2) completing the associated college credit assignments. The course book must be ordered separately.

 
Independent Book Studies is a new format.  This format allows the learner to use Books and Journals as the main focus of their research. 
 
To find courses, click on on the Subject Area below, click on the ALL INDEPENDENT BOOK STUDIES tab below, or go to the ALL COURSES page to sort by Format and/or Subject Area.

All INDEPENDENT BOOK STUDIES (ONLINE) Courses

COURSE # COURSE TITLE / SUBJECT AREA PROVIDER GRADE LEVEL
Arts and Humanities
EDUX 7828(G ,H) Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE, and Other Special Areas PDE K-16
EDUX 7829(G ,H) Geography Through Art PDE K-16
Classroom Management
EDUX 7828(G ,H) Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE, and Other Special Areas PDE K-16
Clinicians
EDUX 7800(H ,G) Use Your Brain to Change Your Age ACI K-16
EDUX 7801(H ,G) Change Your Brain, Change Your Life ACI K-16
EDUX 7802(H ,G) Unchain Your Brain ACI K-16
EDUX 7804(H ,G) Natural Highs – Feel Good All the Time ACI K-16
EDUX 7805(H ,G) Making a Good Brain Great ACI K-16
EDUX 7824(G ,H) How the Brain Learns PDE K-16
Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
EDUX 7816(G ,H) Reading Strategies: Developing Skilled Readers PDE K-16
EDUX 7818(G ,H) Teach Like a Champion 2.0: Path to College PDE K-16
EDUX 7821(G ,H) What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know PDE 6-8
Educational Theory and Issues
EDUX 7819(G ,H) The Growth Mindset Coach: Empowering Students to Achieve PDE K-16
EDUX 7822(G ,H) Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential PDE K-16
Language, Literature & Literacy
EDUX 7815(G ,H) The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades PDE K-6
EDUX 7816(G ,H) Reading Strategies: Developing Skilled Readers PDE K-16
EDUX 7820(G ,H) When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do PDE 7-12
Leadership and Administration
EDUX 7827(G ,H) Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools PDE K-16
Mathematics
EDUX 7817(G ,H) Number Talks: Whole Number Computation PDE K-16
EDUX 7822(G ,H) Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential PDE K-16
Methods of Instruction
EDUX 7803(H ,G) Secrets of Successful Students ACI K-16
EDUX 7818(G ,H) Teach Like a Champion 2.0: Path to College PDE K-16
EDUX 7819(G ,H) The Growth Mindset Coach: Empowering Students to Achieve PDE K-16
EDUX 7821(G ,H) What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know PDE 6-8
EDUX 7825(G ,H) Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12 PDE 7-12
EDUX 7826(G ,H) Teaching Science With Interactive Notebooks PDE K-16
Science / Health
EDUX 7802(H ,G) Unchain Your Brain ACI K-16
EDUX 7804(H ,G) Natural Highs – Feel Good All the Time ACI K-16
EDUX 7805(H ,G) Making a Good Brain Great ACI K-16
EDUX 7826(G ,H) Teaching Science With Interactive Notebooks PDE K-16
Social Science
EDUX 7801(H ,G) Change Your Brain, Change Your Life ACI K-16
EDUX 7802(H ,G) Unchain Your Brain ACI K-16
EDUX 7805(H ,G) Making a Good Brain Great ACI K-16
EDUX 7824(G ,H) How the Brain Learns PDE K-16
Social Studies and History
EDUX 7825(G ,H) Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12 PDE 7-12
EDUX 7829(G ,H) Geography Through Art PDE K-16
Special Education
EDUX 7801(H ,G) Change Your Brain, Change Your Life ACI K-16
EDUX 7823(G ,H) From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide PDE K-16

Clinicians


2

Use Your Brain to Change Your Age Enroll

EDUX 7800 Use Your Brain to Change Your Age

This course explores effective strategies for improving overall brain health, mental clarity and performance. Participants will examine how to boost memory, mood, attention and energy. The course offers suggestions for promoting the healing of brain damage, reducing the outward signs of aging, and dramatically increasing the chances of living longer. Students will learn a brain-smart plan to slow, or even reverse, the aging process in the brain.

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2

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Enroll

EDUX 7801 Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

In this course, participants will study the brain systems and which mental disorder correlates with each different part of the brain. Students will review strategies to quell anxiety, fight depression, curb anger, conquer impulsiveness, and stop obsessive worrying. The course introduces Dr. Daniel Amen’s methodology to optimize brain function and improve one’s life.

Read More... Course Requirements


2

Unchain Your Brain Enroll

EDUX 7802 Unchain Your Brain

This course presents a practical, step-by-step program that shows how to improve brain health and function in order to overcome bad habits. Students will explore six different types of addiction based on brain types and how to find the best treatment solutions. The course provides an essential understanding of addictions and other psychological disorders, as well as strategies such as hypnosis and meditation to unchain the brain.

Read More... Course Requirements


2

Natural Highs – Feel Good All the Time Enroll

EDUX 7804 Natural Highs – Feel Good All the Time

This course presents a prescriptive breakthrough program based on nutritional supplements, herbs, and simple mind-body therapies that will help to increase energy, sharpen the mind, elevate mood, relax the body, and beat stress. Historical tidbits, ample charts and diagrams, scientific data, and case studies from the authors’ practices create a compelling argument for natural alternatives. Participants will learn various methods to reduce stress, increase energy, and enhance one’s life.

Read More... Course Requirements


2

Making a Good Brain Great Enroll

EDUX 7805 Making a Good Brain Great

This course provides a positive and practical road map for enriching and improving one’s greatest asset – the brain. Participants will learn how to protect the brain from injuries and toxic substances, nourish the brain with supplements, and rid the brain of negative thoughts. The principles and exercises in this course, based on years of cutting-edge neuroscience research and the experiences of thousands of people, provide a wealth of practical information on how to achieve the best brain possible.

Read More... Course Requirements


3

How the Brain Learns Enroll

EDUX 7824 How the Brain Learns

This course applies brain research to enhance student learning as presented by David A. Sousa in his book
How the Brain Learns. Students will explore practical activities and advice in cognitive processing and creativity. The course supports teachers in improving student working memory capacity, exploring how technology is affecting the brain, and examining brain hemispheric specialization.




Read More... Course Requirements

Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment


3

Reading Strategies: Developing Skilled Readers Enroll

EDUX 7816 Reading Strategies: Developing Skilled Readers

In this course, participants will examine practical strategies presented by Jennifer Serravallo in her book The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers to help developing readers make progress every day. Course participants will learn how to help their students develop reading goals, implement reading strategies, and increase their fluency and comprehension. This course will help teachers adjust their instruction to meet individual student needs and move their students forward.
Read More... Course Requirements


3

Teach Like a Champion 2.0: Path to College Enroll

EDUX 7818 Teach Like a Champion 2.0: Path to College

In this course, participants will perfect their teaching practice by implementing the strategies and resources presented by Doug Lemov in his book Teach Like a Champion 2.0. Course participants will learn how to help put their students on the path to college readiness.This course will help teachers create a safe environment in their classroom, maximize student engagement, and refine their lesson plans.
Read More... Course Requirements


3

What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know Enroll

EDUX 7821  What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know

In this course, participants will discover practical strategies presented by Dave Brown and Trudy Knowles in their book What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know to best serve the needs of young adolescents. Course participants will examine the impact of technology, recent research on developmental processes, and concrete ways to meet content standards. This course will help teachers integrate curriculum, create a democratic classroom, and provide their students with dynamic learning experiences.


Read More... Course Requirements

Educational Theory and Issues


3

The Growth Mindset Coach: Empowering Students to Achieve Enroll

EDUX 7819  The Growth Mindset Coach: Empowering Students toAchieve

This course provides effective strategies for fostering a growth mindset classroom as presented by Annie Brock and Heather Hundley in their book The Growth Mindset Coach.  Participants will examine hands-on lesson plans and research-based activities to unleash students’ potential. The course offers tools to motivate students to believe in themselves, understand that their intelligence is not limited, and become empowered to achieve.

Read More... Course Requirements


3

Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential Enroll

EDUX 7822 Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential

This course bridges the gap between theory and practice in math education as presented by Jo Boaler in her book Mathematical Mindsets. Students will explore practical activities and advice in improving math education for all. The course supports teachers in giving students a positive math mindset, turning mistakes into valuable learning experiences, and providing rich mathematical activities in the classroom.

Read More... Course Requirements

Language, Literature & Literacy


3

The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades Enroll

EDUX 7815  The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades

This course explores effective strategies for improving literacy and math in the elementary classroom as presented by Joan Moser and Gail Boushey in their book The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades.Participants will examine how to structure class time to increase student independence and allow for individualized attention. The course offers suggestions for engaging learners, addressing common challenges, and developing student accountability. Students will learn how to successfully integrate the Daily 5 and enhance their classroom practice.

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3

Reading Strategies: Developing Skilled Readers Enroll

EDUX 7816 Reading Strategies: Developing Skilled Readers

In this course, participants will examine practical strategies presented by Jennifer Serravallo in her book The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers to help developing readers make progress every day. Course participants will learn how to help their students develop reading goals, implement reading strategies, and increase their fluency and comprehension. This course will help teachers adjust their instruction to meet individual student needs and move their students forward.
Read More... Course Requirements


3

When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do Enroll

EDUX 7820  When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do


This course explores effective strategies for helping middle and high school students who can’t read. Through a book written by Kylene Beers, When Kids Can't Read - What Teachers Can Do:A Guide for Teachers 6-12, participants will examine how to assist struggling readers with comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, word recognition, and motivation. The course offers suggestions for improving readers skills, attitudes, and confidence.
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Mathematics


3

Number Talks: Whole Number Computation Enroll

EDUX 7817  Number Talks: Whole Number Computation

This course supports teachers in implementing classroom talks as presented by Sherry Parris in her book Number Talks: Whole Number Computation. Students will explore classroom conversations around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally. The course supports teachers in understanding how to build student understanding in mathematics, how to design purposeful number talks, and how to develop specific strategies for their grade level.

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3

Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential Enroll

EDUX 7822 Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential

This course bridges the gap between theory and practice in math education as presented by Jo Boaler in her book Mathematical Mindsets. Students will explore practical activities and advice in improving math education for all. The course supports teachers in giving students a positive math mindset, turning mistakes into valuable learning experiences, and providing rich mathematical activities in the classroom.

Read More... Course Requirements

Methods of Instruction


2

Secrets of Successful Students Enroll

EDUX 7803 Secrets of Successful Students

In this course, participants will examine strategies to recognize and change their student’s bad study habits. Course participants will learn how to help their students prepare for classes, decrease overall study time, and organize their class work. This course will help teachers show their students how to reach their full potential. Participants will discover how to help their students choose the best study methods, increase their retention of information, and maximize their use of resources.

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3

Teach Like a Champion 2.0: Path to College Enroll

EDUX 7818 Teach Like a Champion 2.0: Path to College

In this course, participants will perfect their teaching practice by implementing the strategies and resources presented by Doug Lemov in his book Teach Like a Champion 2.0. Course participants will learn how to help put their students on the path to college readiness.This course will help teachers create a safe environment in their classroom, maximize student engagement, and refine their lesson plans.
Read More... Course Requirements


3

The Growth Mindset Coach: Empowering Students to Achieve Enroll

EDUX 7819  The Growth Mindset Coach: Empowering Students toAchieve

This course provides effective strategies for fostering a growth mindset classroom as presented by Annie Brock and Heather Hundley in their book The Growth Mindset Coach.  Participants will examine hands-on lesson plans and research-based activities to unleash students’ potential. The course offers tools to motivate students to believe in themselves, understand that their intelligence is not limited, and become empowered to achieve.

Read More... Course Requirements


3

What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know Enroll

EDUX 7821  What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know

In this course, participants will discover practical strategies presented by Dave Brown and Trudy Knowles in their book What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know to best serve the needs of young adolescents. Course participants will examine the impact of technology, recent research on developmental processes, and concrete ways to meet content standards. This course will help teachers integrate curriculum, create a democratic classroom, and provide their students with dynamic learning experiences.


Read More... Course Requirements


3

Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12 Enroll


3

Teaching Science With Interactive Notebooks Enroll

Science / Health


2

Unchain Your Brain Enroll

EDUX 7802 Unchain Your Brain

This course presents a practical, step-by-step program that shows how to improve brain health and function in order to overcome bad habits. Students will explore six different types of addiction based on brain types and how to find the best treatment solutions. The course provides an essential understanding of addictions and other psychological disorders, as well as strategies such as hypnosis and meditation to unchain the brain.

Read More... Course Requirements


2

Natural Highs – Feel Good All the Time Enroll

EDUX 7804 Natural Highs – Feel Good All the Time

This course presents a prescriptive breakthrough program based on nutritional supplements, herbs, and simple mind-body therapies that will help to increase energy, sharpen the mind, elevate mood, relax the body, and beat stress. Historical tidbits, ample charts and diagrams, scientific data, and case studies from the authors’ practices create a compelling argument for natural alternatives. Participants will learn various methods to reduce stress, increase energy, and enhance one’s life.

Read More... Course Requirements


2

Making a Good Brain Great Enroll

EDUX 7805 Making a Good Brain Great

This course provides a positive and practical road map for enriching and improving one’s greatest asset – the brain. Participants will learn how to protect the brain from injuries and toxic substances, nourish the brain with supplements, and rid the brain of negative thoughts. The principles and exercises in this course, based on years of cutting-edge neuroscience research and the experiences of thousands of people, provide a wealth of practical information on how to achieve the best brain possible.

Read More... Course Requirements


3

Teaching Science With Interactive Notebooks Enroll

Social Science


2

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Enroll

EDUX 7801 Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

In this course, participants will study the brain systems and which mental disorder correlates with each different part of the brain. Students will review strategies to quell anxiety, fight depression, curb anger, conquer impulsiveness, and stop obsessive worrying. The course introduces Dr. Daniel Amen’s methodology to optimize brain function and improve one’s life.

Read More... Course Requirements


2

Unchain Your Brain Enroll

EDUX 7802 Unchain Your Brain

This course presents a practical, step-by-step program that shows how to improve brain health and function in order to overcome bad habits. Students will explore six different types of addiction based on brain types and how to find the best treatment solutions. The course provides an essential understanding of addictions and other psychological disorders, as well as strategies such as hypnosis and meditation to unchain the brain.

Read More... Course Requirements


2

Making a Good Brain Great Enroll

EDUX 7805 Making a Good Brain Great

This course provides a positive and practical road map for enriching and improving one’s greatest asset – the brain. Participants will learn how to protect the brain from injuries and toxic substances, nourish the brain with supplements, and rid the brain of negative thoughts. The principles and exercises in this course, based on years of cutting-edge neuroscience research and the experiences of thousands of people, provide a wealth of practical information on how to achieve the best brain possible.

Read More... Course Requirements


3

How the Brain Learns Enroll

EDUX 7824 How the Brain Learns

This course applies brain research to enhance student learning as presented by David A. Sousa in his book
How the Brain Learns. Students will explore practical activities and advice in cognitive processing and creativity. The course supports teachers in improving student working memory capacity, exploring how technology is affecting the brain, and examining brain hemispheric specialization.




Read More... Course Requirements

Special Education


2

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Enroll

EDUX 7801 Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

In this course, participants will study the brain systems and which mental disorder correlates with each different part of the brain. Students will review strategies to quell anxiety, fight depression, curb anger, conquer impulsiveness, and stop obsessive worrying. The course introduces Dr. Daniel Amen’s methodology to optimize brain function and improve one’s life.

Read More... Course Requirements


3

From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide Enroll

EDUX 7823 From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide

This course provides effective strategies to plan, prepare, organize and acquire quality special education services as presented by Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright in their book
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide.  Participants will examine hands-on lesson plans and research-based activities to unleash students’ potential. The course offers tools to motivate students to believe in themselves, understand that their intelligence is not limited, and become empowered to achieve.




Read More... Course Requirements