Courses

Course #517 Get Your Students to Work Harder Than You and Other Principles of Teaching

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #517 Get Your Students to Work Harder Than You and Other Principles of Teaching

If it ever feels like teaching is just too much work, this course will help you develop a more fluid and automatic way to respond to students and deliver great teaching experiences every time. This course will help you develop a master teacher mindset. Find out where you are on your journey to becoming a…

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Course #520 The Challenge of Grading

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #520 The Challenge of Grading

This course reveals how many of the assessment policies teachers adopt can actually prove detrimental to student motivation and achievement and shows how we can tailor policies to address what really matters: student understanding of content.

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Course #521 Improving the Performance of Economically Disadvantaged Students

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #521 Improving the Performance of Economically Disadvantaged Students

This course takes a look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the country and how schools and educators can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. In this course you will explore what poverty is and how it affects students in your classroom and school- what drives change…

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Course #522 Mathematical Mindsets: Creative Math and Innovative Teaching

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #522 Mathematical Mindsets: Creative Math and Innovative Teaching

This mathematics course is for all mathematics teachers regardless of grade level. It will present a wealth of ideas designed to guide mathematics teachers and provide interesting alternatives to familiar methods of instruction. Participants will discover models of effective approaches to the teaching of mathematics and illuminate mathematics to their students.

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Course #523 Write Like This: Teaching Real World Writing Grades 4-12

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #523 Write Like This: Teaching Real World Writing Grades 4-12

By helping teachers bring effective modeling practices into their classrooms, this course enables students to become better writers. The practices in this course will help students develop the writing skills they need to become adult writers in the real world. If students are to grow as writers, they need to read good writing, study good…

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Course #524 Strategies To Reverse Underachievement

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #524 Strategies To Reverse Underachievement

In this course you will focus on smart kids who get poor grades-not because they’re unable to do better in school, but because they don’t want to. In this course you will examine underachievement from a unique perspective. The reason students underachieve is influenced by a wide range of factors. Helping students achieve when they…

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Course #525 When Teaching Gets Tough: How To Reclaim Your Game

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #525 When Teaching Gets Tough: How To Reclaim Your Game

In this course you will reclaim and sustain your energy for teaching. Are you overwhelmed by unruly students, difficult parents, and never-ending classroom distractions? Do you wonder if anyone notices or cares about how much effort you put into your work everyday? If you answered yes to any of the above, this course is for…

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Course #526 Teaching To Strengths: Supporting Students Living With Trauma, Violence, And Chronic Stress

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #526 Teaching To Strengths: Supporting Students Living With Trauma, Violence, And Chronic Stress

In this course you will be provided with strategies for working with half of the students in the U.S. who are experiencing or have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. In the course, you will work from a strength-based perspective that draws from the personal, cultural, and world experiences that students and families bring with…

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Course #527 Cultivating Curiosity: How To Promote And Sustain Deep Learning

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #527 Cultivating Curiosity: How To Promote And Sustain Deep Learning

In this course you will create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise when inquiry guides authentic learning. We learn by engaging and exploring, asking questions and testing out answers, yet our classrooms are not always places where curiosity is encouraged and supported. This course will help you harness the powerful drive…

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Course #529 Student Mental Health

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #529 Student Mental Health

This is a unique and necessary course for all educators who would like a comprehensive and valuable resource in identifying and responding to the mental health needs of the students in our classrooms and schools. This course will provide educators with the descriptions of mental health conditions so that educators may be successful in ensuring…

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Course #530 Close Reading (K-5) Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #530 Close Reading (K-5) Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts

This course is for all educators K-5. Students will learn the instructional approach of close reading skills. This means the kinds of questions to ask, the process, the support to provide, the assessment strategies, unlocking meaning, and developing the thinking, speaking, and writing skills necessary to be successful.

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Course #530 Close Reading (6-12) Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts

By pwsadmin / April 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #530 Close Reading (6-12) Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts

This course is for all educators 6-12. Students will learn the instructional approach of close reading skills. This means the kinds of questions to ask, the process, the support to provide, the assessment strategies, unlocking meaning, and developing the thinking, speaking, and writing skills necessary to be successful.

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Course #531 Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #531 Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters

This course will help all educators recognize that reading should change students. Reading should lead to thinking that is disrupting, that shakes students up, and makes them wonder what challenges them. Such thinking sets them on a path to change, if not the world, then at least themselves.

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Course #532 End Bullying

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #532 End Bullying

This course will equip educators with practical strategies to tackle bullying head-on. Social media bullying, and the recent tragedies stemming from it, has given this widespread problem a new dimension. Adults can learn and implement many quick and easy techniques that can make a difference in the lives of students – from establishing meaningful connections…

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Course #533 A Teacher’s Guide To Special Education

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Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teachers receive the training on how to meet these student’s needs or how to navigate the legally mandated processes enumerated in the Individuals With Disabilities Act. What are their responsibilities? What is their role? What must they do to ensure that students…

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Course #534 Overcoming The Achievement Gap Trap

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #534 Overcoming The Achievement Gap Trap

Educators have grown accustomed to the academic achievement gap. This course examines the prevailing mindset that perpetuates unequal learning outcomes for some students, especially the poor and minority students, highlighting the need for learning equality and equity to be professional and societal priorities. Reducing inequality in education means adopting a new, liberating mindset that frees…

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