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Credit Courses for Teachers From One of the Most Trusted Brands in Professional Development

In cooperation with our university partners, Teaching Channel is now offering self-paced courses to help satisfy your continuing education requirements, increase your salary, and advance your career. Featuring the Teaching Channel videos you already love, plus additional resources for an engaging learning experience you can immediately put to use in your classroom.

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  • What is differentiated instruction and why do instructors need to know how to differentiate? Participants enrolled in this course will explore a variety of evidence-based strategies and tools that help to effectively meet the diverse needs of learners in the classroom. With opportunities to observe, analyze, plan, and execute differentiated instructional practices, participants in this course will deepen their understanding through direct application and self-reflection.
    Who should take the course: 21st-century educators in the P-12 classroom looking to expand their knowledge of differentiated teaching and learning, as well as the use of digital tools to impact student learning.
    What will they learn: Strategies for differentiating instruction and learning, while also leveraging digital tools to communicate, organize, and showcase talent.
    What the course includes or value adds of taking the course: This course gives you the chance to expand on your own awareness and hands-on use of digital resources and tools that will add value to your professional practice and impact student learning.

    Differentiation | Teaching Strategies | K-12

  • This course examines the concepts of social and emotional learning and mindset and their potential impact on teaching and learning. Participants in this course analyze how strategies related to social and emotional learning and having a growth mindset enhance student learning, engagement, and motivation in the classroom. Participants will leave with a repertoire of strategies to infuse social emotional learning into their practice.
    Who should take the course: 21st-century educators in the P-12 classroom who strive to support all learners to reach their full potential by integrating social and emotional learning skills into their instruction.
    What they will learn: Explore the powerful concepts of mindset and grit, both inherently related to social and emotional learning, and learn to integrate these skills into instruction.
    What the course includes or value adds of taking the course: Engaging activities and robust conversations relevant to using a growth mindset in your own instructional practice, which can radically shift the way in which teachers communicate with their students and how students perceive their own abilities.

    Social/Emotional Learning | Mindset | K-12

  • This course takes a deeper look at assessment, focusing on how teachers can effectively design and use multiple types of assessments to inform instruction and make data-driven decisions about students. Formal, informal, formative, and summative assessments will be evaluated and linked to key objectives based on standards for learning. Critical elements of assessment will be explored including the role of assessment in a teacher’s planning and design of curriculum, management of data, consideration of special populations, and monitoring of student progress.
    Who should take the course: 21st-century educators in the P-12 classroom looking to understand the relationship between standards and assessment, revealing ways to integrate a variety of assessment-types through data-driven decisions impacting the design of their instruction.
    What will they learn: By unpacking learning standards and building a firm foundation for standards-based instruction, you’ll discover how to strengthen your own cycle of planning, assessing, and adjusting instruction to support student needs and achievement.
    What the course includes or value adds of taking the course: Build upon your understanding of how formative assessments support, improve, and inspire your instruction and assess learning in relevant and engaging ways.

    Assessment | Teaching Strategies | K-12

  • This course provides participants with opportunities to discover and implement a variety of classroom management strategies. With a focus on evidence-based practices, participants will explore and apply methods for creating positive classroom culture, engaging learning environments, and proactive behavior management. Through inquiry-based learning, participants will have ample opportunities for practical application in their own classroom settings.
    Who should take the course: 21st-century educators in the P-12 classroom looking to create and maintain a well-managed classroom environment that promotes student engagement.
    What will they learn: How to create a well-managed learning environment that promotes engagement during the learning process, with an increased understanding of the relationship between classroom management and learner motivation.
    What the course includes or value adds of taking the course: Weekly meaningful and practical activities showcasing critical concepts in action shared through Teaching Channel videos that you can apply to your own teaching practice.

    Classroom Culture | Classroom Management | K-12

  • Are you tired of following a scripted curriculum that assumes that your students are all the same? Do you want to increase engagement in your learning environment so students are excited to learn what you’re teaching? Are you concerned that some of your students will not be prepared for success in the future? Are you frustrated by how long it takes to plan lessons to meet the needs of all your students?
    If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you need to learn more about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This course explains what UDL is, how it’s different from differentiated instruction (DI), and most importantly, how to implement it in your practice to meet the needs of all your students. The course provides authentic examples of UDL strategies in practice and is universally designed, providing numerous opportunities to personalize your learning experience and create authentic products you can utilize immediately in your classroom.

    Teaching Strategies | Special Needs | K-12

  • Are you looking for strategies for creating consistently engaging lessons that promote critical thinking, capture student attention, and provide real-world connections? If so, project-based learning (PBL) may be for you. In project-based learning, students work for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. PBL engages students in solving real-world problems, often reaching across subject areas and encouraging students to see connections between disciplines.
    This course introduces you to frameworks and techniques that enable your students to complete a learning project based on the questions they’re asking themselves about the world around them, all while building cooperative learning and 21st-century skills. After developing a clear understanding of what project-based learning is and isn’t, you will brainstorm project ideas, driving questions, and culminating products. Using backward design, you will design a project based on student interests and curricular requirements. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to plan and implement project-based learning in your classroom to inspire and engage your students.

    Teaching Strategies | K-12

  • As an instructional coach, you can make or break a new teacher’s experience. Whether you are a brand new or a seasoned coach, this course will give you all the tools you need to support beginning teachers. You will learn how to build strong coaching relationships and support teachers through each phase of a coaching cycle, including giving effective feedback, taking helpful observational notes, and much more.
    Through your culminating project, you will conduct a complete coaching cycle, documenting it through notes and videos and reflecting on how it went. If you’re not currently working with teachers, no problem! We will have modifications available so that you can complete the culminating project independently. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with strategies to help you take your coaching to the next level.

    Coaching, Instructional Coach, Coaching and Mentoring | K-12