All courses listed are at least 24 SCECH credits and can be completed between 4-6 weeks
Develop your skills as an elementary school teacher. These courses will teach you to assess your students' abilities correctly and create tailor your lesson plans to meet your students' needs.
Discover the Common Core state standards for English language arts, and gain confidence in applying them to the K-5 classroom. In this course, you will explore the basic elements of the standards—strands, anchor standards, and grade articulations—and you will see how they relate to each other. You will be empowered to speak knowledgeably with parents, peers, and the community. An online course approved for SCECHs.
Differentiated assessment is the key to helping every student succeed. No matter what grade you're teaching, this course will give you the tools you need to gather your assessment data quickly and easily. An online course approved for SCECHs.
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. An online course approved for SCECHs.
In this professional development course for teachers, you will get the training you need to start teaching model drawing, the powerful Singapore Math strategy that gives word problems a visual context. As a teacher, you know that many students groan when it's time to solve word problems. Why is that? Are the problems too difficult? Do students get lost trying to decipher the wording or figure out the computation? Do they simply not know which strategy to use? Actually, it's a combination of all these issues. Luckily, model drawing, a Singapore Math strategy for working word problems, will help your students start to enjoy math in a way they may never have before. An online course approved for SCECHs.
From the time that a young child picks up a crayon and makes marks on a paper to when an older child puts the finishing sentence on an autobiography or a poem, a young author is developing the skills that will be used for a lifetime. In this course, you will examine the developmental stages of writing, from scribbling to the standard spelling stage, so that you can foster your students' skills and gently nudge them to grow as authors. This course is full of practical ideas that you can use to motivate students in your classroom. An online course approved for SCECHs.
Are you an educator in grades 4-8 who is struggling with STEM concepts and techniques for incorporating them into your classroom? Or are you new in the STEM field? As an educator, our STEM for Teachers in Grades 4-8 course will help you create, select, and adapt quality STEM lesson plans that will energize and help your students grow academically and as individuals. This course covers how to assess students’ understanding of concepts and procedures, how to utilize project-based learning styles, and how to focus on your students’ creative side so they develop important critical thinking and collaboration skills. An online course approved for SCECHs.
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. Our STEM in the Elementary Classroom course will introduce you to STEM-infusion concepts and discuss why these concepts are important for children’s overall growth and development. Sample lesson plans, lesson plan templates, and STEM challenge ideas help to jumpstart brainstorming activities for integrating STEM into your classroom. We’ll also discuss ideas that support ways to engage other teachers, parents, and administrators. An online course approved for SCECHs.
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