Category "Teaching & Education"

  • Surviving an Active Shooter Situation

    Unfortunately, shooting situations are becoming commonplace in communities throughout the country. An active shooter situation can occur anywhere – in schools, public/private businesses, and places of worship. Are you prepared to defend yourself and your family against a shooter? Our Surviving an Active Shooter Situation course discusses the techniques for escaping, sheltering to hide, and sheltering to fight.
  • Project Based Learning Techniques

    One challenge for teachers trying to incorporate Project Based Learning (PBL) strategies into their classroom is having the knowledge to implement effectively. Our Project Based Learning Techniques course will help guide you through the process of setting up beneficial learning environments. We cover theories behind PBL, as well as planning activities, assessment, feedback, and reflection strategies.
  • IEPs for English Language Learners

    An Individualized Education Plan serves as a blueprint for learners who are eligible for special education services. English Language Leaners who also qualify for an IEP are a unique group of students who require specialized instruction and highly trained educators who understand their diverse needs. Placing students into special education programs is framed within a multi-tiered model that serves as a foundation of IEP development.
  • Bullying in Schools

    Over the last three decades, school shootings have become increasing more frequent. Why is this happening? Our Bullying in Schools course discusses the connections between school shootings, bullying, and gender and social demands placed on children in our schools. Bullying has reached disturbing levels across the country and no one is immune.
  • Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Are you looking for ways to enhance your practice of teaching? Do you need to find new and exciting ways to engage your students? Our Student Engagement and Learning course explores the potential of formative assessment and techniques for improving student learning. We summarize key research on classroom formative assessment and show how these practices have a greater impact on educational achievement than most other reforms.
  • Student Engagement and Learning

    Are you looking for ways to enhance your practice of teaching? Do you need to find new and exciting ways to engage your students? Our Student Engagement and Learning course explores the potential of formative assessment and techniques for improving student learning. We summarize key research on classroom formative assessment and show how these practices have a greater impact on educational achievement than most other reforms.
  • STEM in the Elementary Classroom

    Are you looking for new ways to foster communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills for your students? Are you interested in STEM concepts but aren’t sure how to incorporate them into your elementary classroom? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math which are all vital content areas for knowledge and development.
  • Raising Healthy Children

    There are real forces in our lives that trigger our bodies into putting on fat.  Stresses cause our bodies to act like human fat storage machines.  Turning off our FAT switch is the key to weight loss.  This course will examine the basic steps in turning off this switch, allowing our bodies to lose weight easily and automatically. Making subtle changes to feeding children and the psychology with which children are approached regarding healthy diet and lifestyle changes can make all the difference in the world.
  • Fueling Creativity in the Classroom

    All teachers want children to fulfill their creative potential, but teachers and other adults often unintentionally stifle creativity.  Fueling Creativity in the Classroom is designed to help teachers know and understand the skills that children need to thrive in the future: knowing how to learn, passion and curiosity, people skills, and creativity.  Teachers need to ensure that every single early childhood setting is a place where ideas can grow and our course will help new and seasoned teachers with their approach in fostering creativity for the students in their classrooms.
  • Differentiation for the Elementary Classroom

    The elementary classroom today, is more diverse, inclusive, and plugged in to technology than ever before and although schools today are changing so rapidly, the power of differentiation remains the same and the need is ever growing! Teachers today are under tremendous pressure to help ensure students meet a set of rigorous, standardized learning topics.  Differentiation in the Elementary Classroom will guide teachers with the division of time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct their students.