Courses

Course #551 Reading, Writing, and Rigor: Helping Students Achieve Greater Depth Of Knowledge In Literacy *NEW*

By pwsadmin / February 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Course #551 Reading, Writing, and Rigor: Helping Students Achieve Greater Depth Of Knowledge In Literacy *NEW*

What does rigor really mean in literacy instruction? How does it relate to challenging standards-based assessments? This course will define, relate, and explain the thinking students will be expected to demonstrate using the Depth of Knowledge Framework.

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Course #552 Teaching With Clarity: How To Prioritize And Do Less So Students Understand More *NEW*

By pwsadmin / July 14, 2021 / Comments Off on Course #552 Teaching With Clarity: How To Prioritize And Do Less So Students Understand More *NEW*

This course focuses on three fundamental questions to help reduce curricular and organizational clutter in the interest of clarity and focus. What does it mean to understand? What is most important to understand? How do we prioritize our strategic effort to help students understand what is most important? By prioritizing, educators can clear away the…

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COURSE #553 Teaching With Empathy: How To Transform Your Practice By Understanding Your Students *NEW* Available Spring 2022

By pwsadmin / November 12, 2021 / Comments Off on COURSE #553 Teaching With Empathy: How To Transform Your Practice By Understanding Your Students *NEW* Available Spring 2022

Whether it is planning and delivering instruction or just interacting with others throughout the day, every action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate empathy toward your students, your colleagues, and yourself. Teaching With Empathy explores three types of empathy – affective, cognitive, and behavioral – and clarifies how they intertwine with curriculum, learning environment,…

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Course #684 Educating Oppositional and Defiant Students

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #684 Educating Oppositional and Defiant Students

Oppositional and defiant students present a major challenge for teachers and other educators. Students with serious behavior disorders can become aggressive, disruptive, and even violent. But instead of becoming frustrated with this antisocial behavior, educators need to approach each student individually with patience and understanding. In this course you will identify: The risk factors that…

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Course #886 Teaching with the Brain in Mind

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #886 Teaching with the Brain in Mind

In this course educators will be provided with an orientation to the brain and its various systems and how they affect learning. The course will go on to explore such topics as motivation, critical thinking skills, and environmental factors like the social brain, emotions, and memory and recall. The course will also offer insights on…

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Course #903 Classroom Instruction That Improves Student Learning

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #903 Classroom Instruction That Improves Student Learning

This course will expand your framework to implement classroom strategies for optimal learning. The ten design areas are: * Providing and communicating clear learning goals * Using assessments * Direct instruction lessons * Practicing and deepening lessons * Strategies for all lessons * Using engagement strategies * Implementing rules and procedures * Building relationships *…

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Course #906 Classroom Management That Works For Educators

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #906 Classroom Management That Works For Educators

In this course educators will explore how classroom management affects student achievement, what techniques educators find most effective, and how schoolwide policies and practices set the tone for individual classroom management. You will be provided with a series of action steps-specific strategies educators can use to improve classroom management and improve student learning and achievement…

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Course #986 Making the Middle Level the Best It Can Be

By pwsadmin / April 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Course #986 Making the Middle Level the Best It Can Be

In this course you will be exposed to the research, strategies, and models that best serve the needs of young adolescents. This course features: The latest discoveries in neuroscience that inform practical strategies for improving student learning. The most recent research on physical, socio-emotional, cognitive, and identity developmental processes. The impact of technology and social…

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