Courses

Course #535 Hanging In There: Strategies For Teaching Students Who Challenge Us The Most

By pwsadmin / July 23, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #535 Hanging In There: Strategies For Teaching Students Who Challenge Us The Most

Just as teaching the students who challenge us most is among our most frustrating experiences as educators, sticking with students until they finally “get it’ is among our most rewarding. In this course you will find the inspiration and field-tested ideas necessary to create a patient and supportive environment for even the most demanding cases…

Read More

Course #536 Keeping Students Safe: How To Prepare And Respond To School Violence, Natural Disasters, And Other Hazards

By pwsadmin / July 23, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #536 Keeping Students Safe: How To Prepare And Respond To School Violence, Natural Disasters, And Other Hazards

Course Description: Is your school prepared to deal with a crisis? Does your school have an up to date plan to deal with hazards of all types? Do staff members know how to protect their students and themselves? In this course educators will receive information and a guide to prepare them for the specific skills…

Read More

Course #537 Success Factors For Literacy Intervention In The Elementary Grades

By pwsadmin / July 23, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #537 Success Factors For Literacy Intervention In The Elementary Grades

Short Description

Read More

Course #538 Dealing With Difficult Parents and With Parents in Difficult Situations

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #538 Dealing With Difficult Parents and With Parents in Difficult Situations

This course will help teachers, principals, superintendents, and all educators develop a repertoire of tools and skills for comfortable and effective interaction with parents. It shows you how to deal with the parent who is bossy, volatile, argumentative, aggressive, or maybe the worst- apathetic. It provides specific phrases to use with parents to help you…

Read More

COURSE #539 Building Students’ Problem-Solving Skills Through Complex Challenges

By pwsadmin / February 28, 2019 / Comments Off on COURSE #539 Building Students’ Problem-Solving Skills Through Complex Challenges

The best way to unleash students’ problem-solving and creativity and prepare them to face real-world problems is to incorporate complex challenges that teach students to respond productively to uncertainty. This course will enable teachers at every grade level to design a full range of challenges in any subject area.

Read More

Course #540 Effective Questioning for Classroom Discussion

By pwsadmin / February 28, 2019 / Comments Off on Course #540 Effective Questioning for Classroom Discussion

This course provides a systematic way to improve our questioning while intentionally helping students develop the skills for a productive discussion. Through thoughtful planning, intentional modeling, strategic scaffolding, and differentiated coaching this course will spark your students’ minds and spur discussion.

Read More

Course #541 Partnering With Parents

By pwsadmin / February 28, 2019 / Comments Off on Course #541 Partnering With Parents

How can we make it easier for schools and families to work together on behalf of students? It all begins by tapping into the different strengths that educators, parents, and caregivers can contribute to building a strong partnership. Through field-tested advice, and vivid examples from schools that put the advice into practice, this is a…

Read More

COURSE #542 What Makes A Star Teacher

By pwsadmin / July 15, 2019 / Comments Off on COURSE #542 What Makes A Star Teacher

This course will provide a framework that will help ensure that you are your students’ greatest asset-and a “Star Teacher” in your classroom. How to expertly manage to engage students in deep learning, harmonize mandated standards with individual student needs, and create trusting relationships in the classroom will be addressed. Full of insightful authentic examples,…

Read More

Course #543 Learning To Love Teaching Again

By pwsadmin / July 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Course #543 Learning To Love Teaching Again

This course will energize you to maintain or regain a positive outlook and love of teaching. Specific, immediate actions will be provided to you to enhance your well-being and thrive both on and off the job. In the course you will analyze how shifts in awareness, attitudes, and actions can be transformational for you and…

Read More

COURSE #544 Universal Design For Learning

By pwsadmin / November 12, 2019 / Comments Off on COURSE #544 Universal Design For Learning

In this course you will learn how to use UDL guidelines to plan lessons, choose materials, assess learning and improve instructional practice. Key concepts such as scaffolding, vocabulary building, using student feedback to improve instruction, engaging students, and recruiting students as partners in the teaching process will be explored. UDL is an effective program for…

Read More

Course #545 Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner

By pwsadmin / March 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Course #545 Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner

This course will provide educators with classroom-tested alternatives to the “stand and deliver” teaching techniques that cause so many students to tune out. These techniques will motivate students to participate in learning, as they build confidence and are supported by compelling and safe ways to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of lessons.

Read More

Course #546 Even On Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student’s Best Hope

By pwsadmin / March 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Course #546 Even On Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student’s Best Hope

This course will help you find and/or continue the passion to connect with all students who desperately need someone to show them a path to a more positive future. This course is a reminder of the incredible power every educator has to help young people rewrite their destinies.

Read More

Course #547 Cultural Competence Now: Helping Educators Understand And Challenge Bias, Racism And Privilege

By Caitlin Cahill / July 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Course #547 Cultural Competence Now: Helping Educators Understand And Challenge Bias, Racism And Privilege

This course provides a structure to begin meaningful conversations about race, culture, bias, privilege, and power within the time constraints of an ordinary school. It includes activities, discussions, and readings which educators can use to facilitate learning about these issues. Cultural Competence Now responds to the urgent need to build the cultural competency of educators.

Read More

Course #548 What We Say and How We Say It Matter

By Caitlin Cahill / July 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Course #548 What We Say and How We Say It Matter

We want our students to feel safe, collaborate well with others, feel ownership for their learning, and be engaged in their work. Nevertheless, many educators end up using language patterns that undermine these goals. What educators say to students-when they praise or discipline, give directions or ask questions, and introduce concepts-affects student learning and behavior.…

Read More

Course #549 Social Emotional Learning: Strategies To Help Your Students Thrive *NEW*

By pwsadmin / February 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Course #549 Social Emotional Learning: Strategies To Help Your Students Thrive *NEW*

Today’s educators face a challenge of how to ensure a positive school experience for their students, many of whom carry the burden of adverse childhood experiences such as abuse, poverty, divorce, abandonment and numerous other serious social issues.

Read More

Course #550 Improving Student Learning One Teacher At A Time *NEW*

By pwsadmin / February 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Course #550 Improving Student Learning One Teacher At A Time *NEW*

This course will demonstrate how consistent, timely feedback from multiple sources can help students monitor their own understanding and help teachers align assignments, quizzes, and tests. The focus shifts away from the basis of what makes a good teacher toward what makes good learning happen for every student every day.

Read More