Category "Teaching & Education"

  • Surviving an Active Shooter Situation

    Unfortunately, shooting situations are becoming commonplace in communities throughout the country. An active shooter situation can occur anywhere – in schools, public/private businesses, and places of worship. Are you prepared to defend yourself and your family against a shooter? Our Surviving an Active Shooter Situation course discusses the techniques for escaping, sheltering to hide, and sheltering to fight.
  • Project Based Learning Techniques

    One challenge for teachers trying to incorporate Project Based Learning (PBL) strategies into their classroom is having the knowledge to implement effectively. Our Project Based Learning Techniques course will help guide you through the process of setting up beneficial learning environments. We cover theories behind PBL, as well as planning activities, assessment, feedback, and reflection strategies.
  • IEPs for English Language Learners

    An Individualized Education Plan serves as a blueprint for learners who are eligible for special education services. English Language Leaners who also qualify for an IEP are a unique group of students who require specialized instruction and highly trained educators who understand their diverse needs. Placing students into special education programs is framed within a multi-tiered model that serves as a foundation of IEP development.
  • Creating Safe Classroom Environments

    As an educator, you work to make sure your students are in a physically safe classroom environment, but what about socially and emotionally? It is extremely important for students to feel valued, that their social identity and cultures are accepted, and that they are welcomed members of the classroom.
  • Improve Your Grammar and Punctuation

    Feel a little rusty with your grammar skills? Take our Improve Your Grammar and Punctuation course! Students taking this course will benefit from a review of English grammar, punctuation, and capitalization rules. Other topics covered include how to construct sentences and paragraphs that flow gracefully and we will provide clarification to some of the English language's most confusing and confounding words.
  • Raising Healthy Children

    There are real forces in our lives that trigger our bodies into putting on fat.  Stresses cause our bodies to act like human fat storage machines.  Turning off our FAT switch is the key to weight loss.  This course will examine the basic steps in turning off this switch, allowing our bodies to lose weight easily and automatically. Making subtle changes to feeding children and the psychology with which children are approached regarding healthy diet and lifestyle changes can make all the difference in the world.
  • Fueling Creativity in the Classroom

    All teachers want children to fulfill their creative potential, but teachers and other adults often unintentionally stifle creativity.  Fueling Creativity in the Classroom is designed to help teachers know and understand the skills that children need to thrive in the future: knowing how to learn, passion and curiosity, people skills, and creativity.  Teachers need to ensure that every single early childhood setting is a place where ideas can grow and our course will help new and seasoned teachers with their approach in fostering creativity for the students in their classrooms.
  • Differentiation for the Elementary Classroom

    The elementary classroom today, is more diverse, inclusive, and plugged in to technology than ever before and although schools today are changing so rapidly, the power of differentiation remains the same and the need is ever growing! 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.
  • Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant

    Our Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant courses provides a comprehensive overview of this rewarding career in the education field. Our course covers the various ways paraprofessionals support the overall development of the child and it also introduces effective instructional strategies and behavior management techniques. Understanding ways paraprofessionals support the classroom, academically and emotionally, will help define how vital this profession is.  
  • Rookie Teacher Survival Guide

    New teachers in the world of early childhood education can easily become overwhelmed by lesson plans, behavior management, and children's individual needs. This course provides an overview of proper reflective teaching practices, tools to reflect on lesson plan activities, and suggestions for monitoring and encouraging student achievement. Having the right tools as a new teacher provides valuable insight into the world of early education and its many challenges and rewards!