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.
  • 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.
  • Instructional Strategies for Academic Success

    No single strategy can guarantee that a child will learn. Instructional strategies work in collaboration with other educational methods to influence student learning. Our Instructional Strategies for Academic Success course explores over 330 specific instructional strategies. We discuss how to use assessments, how to conduct lessons, and implement rules and procedures all while building positive relationships with students. 
  • Threat Assessment in Schools

    Our Threat Assessment in Schools course provides guidance on a wide spectrum of issues related to the threat-assessment process. We’ll discuss how to develop, operate, and manage a threat-assessment strategy by using the Salem-Keizer System Threat Assessment as a model. This course also delves into additional issues that school districts are having to deal with – domestic violence, teen dating, and stalking.
  • Security and Strategies for Counteracting the Mass Shooter Threat

    Sadly, mass shootings are affecting our country more and more every day. Violence isn't limited to any specific economic area, state or building. Our most sacred places such as schools, churches, and the workplace are targets of violence that we are hearing about too often.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Preschool Fun Ideas!

    Preschool Fun Ideas is an overview of age appropriate practices for early childhood educators. This course covers the fundamentals of creating engaging and nurturing learning centers, discusses the importance of each learning domain, gives examples of activities to incorporate into your daily schedule, and gives you a hands on experience creating your own lesson plan.

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