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Fundamentals

Fundamentals

  

 

  • English Language Learner: Language Acquisition
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $475.00
    Delivery Method: Online
    Language Acquisition was written to help teachers understand concepts and terms related to educating students whose first language is not English. This course discusses developmental theories and how they apply to English language learners. The focus of this course is on the process of second language acquisition and the role of the classroom teacher. Included in this course is information about the legal obligations of schools and teachers to provide services and about the types of programs schools might provide. Included is information on communicating with parents/guardians.

 

  • English Language Learner: Methods & Materials
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $475.00
    Delivery Method: Online
    Methods & Materials was written to help teachers understand concepts and terms related to educating students whose first language is not English. This course discusses how to apply instructional methods in creating lessons; how to create a motivating and caring learning environment; how to integrate teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills; how to differentiate instruction for English language learners; and how to identify culturally appropriate curriculum and instructional resources.

 

  • Reading & Writing in Content Area
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $325.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    Reading & Writing in Content Area offers instruction in teaching reading and writing in various subject matter fields at the secondary level. The material stresses the skills of vocabulary building, comprehension, and writing, as well as methods for motivating adolescents to read and write. The course also provides information on recognizing reading difficulties, assessing textbooks, and the integration of reading strategies within a content area. The strategies taught are aligned with the Praxis Reading Across the Curriculum test guide and the Reading in the Content Area national standards.


 

  • Reading Fundamentals #1: An Introduction to Scientifically-based Research
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $325.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    The purpose of this course is to improve your knowledge of science and the scientific process. This is the first course in a three-course series. Reading Fundamentalssupports the concept of using scientifically-based reading research to develop an effective approach to reading assessment, instruction, evaluation, and remediation.


 

  • Reading Fundamentals #2: Laying the Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $325.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    Designed to lay the foundation for effective reading instruction, this course will teach you about the elements of effective instruction and the importance of reading instruction. Learning to read is the most important skill students learn in school because it serves as the foundation for all other coursework. Given the importance of this foundational skill, evidence-based practices in literacy development should be employed. This three-course Reading Fundamentals series will help improve your knowledge of evidence-based practices. This knowledge will make you a more informed consumer and an even better advocate for students.


 

  • Reading Fundamentals #3: The Elements of Effective Reading Instruction & Assessment
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $475.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    This course will focus on learning to read, reading to learn, and an introduction to reading assessment. As part of these key areas of reading instruction, the five elements of effective reading instruction will be highlighted, including definitions, implications for instruction, and future directions.


 

  • Six Traits of Writing Model: Teaching & Assessing
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $325.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    This course discusses why writing is important and why teachers should include writing as often as possible in all content areas. The course also includes practical applications for assessing and teaching writing, including teaching students how to self-assess their own writing. The first chapter of this course discusses why teaching writing is important and give you an introduction to the Six Traits of Writing Model. Through chapters 2, 3, and 4 we will discuss the elements of the Six Traits of Writing Model. Throughout those elements we will look at practical ways to use this model in your classroom.


 

  • Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually: A New Paradigm
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $325.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    This course is designed to expand your methodology for teaching Mathematics. The course will explore an innovative teaching model that incorporates strategies for teaching concepts constructively and contextually. The goal is for you to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts of various math topics and to explore the principles of teaching those concepts to learners. This course will focus on the topics of number sense, basic operations, and fractions.


 

  • Teaching Secondary Math Conceptually: Meeting Mathematics Standards
  • Registration: Open Enrollment
    Fee: $475.00
    Delivery Method: Online

    This course explores an instructional methodology that incorporates strategies for teaching concepts, constructively, and contextually. The goal is for you to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts of various math topics and explore the principles of teaching those concepts to learners. The course also explores teaching methodologies that support many federal and state standards. This course focuses on the topics of integers, fractions, factoring, and functions.