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Oct
17
Sat
Online and/or Hybrid Teaching for the K-12 Classroom: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Oct 17 – Dec 12 all-day
Online and/or Hybrid Teaching for the K-12 Classroom: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

This class provides an examination and exploration of pedagogically sound online and/or hybrid teaching practices. It includes a review of technology tools to support online and hybrid teaching, Web-conferencing, learning management systems, video development, and online content creation. You will learn to manage your online and/or hybrid classes through content creation and organization.

This non-credit option provides the same content and experiences as our for-credit course for a lower cost. While you do not earn university credit with this option, it could still qualify for up to 90 recertification points (please check with your school system prior to enrolling).

Instructor: Dr. Julie Mersiowsky
Format: 8 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 90

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PEDU 595 Online and/or Hybrid Teaching for the K-12 Classroom @ Online Class
Oct 17 – Dec 12 all-day
PEDU 595 Online and/or Hybrid Teaching for the K-12 Classroom @ Online Class

PEDU 595: Online and/or Hybrid Teaching for the K-12 Classroom  Examination and exploration of pedagogically sound online and/or hybrid teaching practices. Includes a review of technology tools to support online and hybrid teaching, Web-conferencing, learning management systems, video development, and online content creation. Learn to manage your online and/or hybrid classes through content creation and management. 3 credits.

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Jan
8
Fri
Online and/or Hybrid Teaching for the K-12 Classroom: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Jan 8 – Mar 5 all-day
Online and/or Hybrid Teaching for the K-12 Classroom: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

This class provides an examination and exploration of pedagogically sound online and/or hybrid teaching practices. It includes a review of technology tools to support online and hybrid teaching, Web-conferencing, learning management systems, video development, and online content creation. You will learn to manage your online and/or hybrid classes through content creation and organization.

This non-credit option provides the same content and experiences as our for-credit course for a lower cost. While you do not earn university credit with this option, it could still qualify for up to 90 recertification points (please check with your school system prior to enrolling).

Instructor: Dr. Julie Mersiowsky
Format: 8 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 90

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PEDU 506: Contemporary Social Issues in American Education @ Online Course
Jan 8 – Mar 5 all-day
PEDU 506: Contemporary Social Issues in American Education @ Online Course

PEDU 506: Contemporary Social Issues in American Education This course provides foundation to the scope and nature of education in American society as reflected in the historical, philosophical, and sociological forces affecting the development and organization of schooling. Emphasis is given to contemporary cultural issues impacting teaching and learning in a diverse society. 3 credits.

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PEDU 595 Online and/or Hybrid Teaching for the K-12 Classroom @ Online Course
Jan 8 – Mar 5 all-day
PEDU 595 Online and/or Hybrid Teaching for the K-12 Classroom @ Online Course

PEDU 595: Online and/or Hybrid Teaching for the K-12 Classroom  Examination and exploration of pedagogically sound online and/or hybrid teaching practices. Includes a review of technology tools to support online and hybrid teaching, web-conferencing, learning management systems, video development, and online content creation. Learn to manage your online and/or hybrid classes through content creation and management. 3 credits.

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PSPE 515: Survey of Exceptional Students @ Online Course
Jan 8 – Mar 5 all-day
PSPE 515: Survey of Exceptional Students @ Online Course

PSPE 515: Survey of Exceptional Students  An introduction to all disabilities in special education.  Characteristics and needs of students with disabilities, legislation, litigation, inclusion, and the role of the classroom teacher as a member of the IEP team. 3 credits.

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Jan
11
Mon
Digital Images and Copyright in Your Classroom: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Jan 11 – Feb 8 all-day
Digital Images and Copyright in Your Classroom: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Learners in this class will locate and curate digital images for use in their classroom. Learners will explore the use and creation of digital images and how they can integrate them into their classroom. Learners will apply appropriate copyright regulations to their use and curation of their own photos.

Instructor: Dr. Julie Mersiowsky
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Jan
18
Mon
ELL Bootcamp: Culture, Assessment, and Professionalism @ Online Course
Jan 18 – Jan 31 all-day
ELL Bootcamp: Culture, Assessment, and Professionalism @ Online Course

PREA 595-P01: Culture, Assessment, and Professionalism  1 credit.
Topics include:

  • Understanding Culture
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Roles of the ESL Teacher
  • Professional Development
  • Knowledge of ESL Assessment Tools
  • ESL Standards
  • Use of ESL Assessments
  • Interpretation and Application of Assessment Data

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Jan
30
Sat
Creative Problem Solving for a Better Culture: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Jan 30 – Feb 27 all-day
Creative Problem Solving for a Better Culture: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

In this class, the teacher will learn how to adapt the 5 C’s–Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Citizenship–into his/her professional teaching scenarios that can build a positive learning culture in the classroom environment. We will develop classroom lesson plans for cultivating students’ skills applying the 5 C’s while exploring projects to improve effectiveness in team and individual problem solving that requires creativity for optimal solutions. Additional topics which will be studied include: growth and fixed mindsets, creative thinking techniques, and creative problem solving models.

Instructor: Shelly Madden, Ed.S.
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Target Audience: All K-12 teachers
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Feb
1
Mon
A Quick Constitutional Review of: Discrimination: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Feb 1 – Mar 1 all-day
A Quick Constitutional Review of: Discrimination:  Non-Credit Class @ Online Class | Los Angeles | California | United States

Discrimination has long been an issue in American politics and society.  While America has come a long way in its views of those that are different, movements such as Black Lives Matter and #MeToo show that we still have a long way to go.  Participants in this course will use case law to explore the Constitutional history of the 14th Amendment as it applies to various groups of American citizens.  This course will focus on cases focusing on African-Americans, Women, Ethnic and Religious Minorities (Hispanic, Asian and American Indian; as well as Mormons, Santerias, Jews and American Indians), and Sexual Minorities (gays, lesbians, and transgendered).

Instructor: Dr. Mary Carver
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Reading Like a Writer: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Feb 1 – Mar 1 all-day
Reading Like a Writer: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Teaching writing can be a challenging, time-consuming, and draining process but it does not have to be — and you do not need to teach alone! Writers learn what they need to know about writing from reading and examining how authors use words and structures to effectively convey meaning. You and your students are surrounded by hundreds of authors in your classrooms and libraries. In this class we will discuss what it means to read like a writer, examine numerous examples of writer’s craft through focused, children’s book text sets, and develop learning experiences that will help both teacher and student separate what a books is about from how it is written. Learning how to write by studying the work of excellent writers is fun, engaging, and extremely effective. When that happens, so does amazing growth and progress in writing.

Instructor: Dr. Jeannine Perry
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Teaching with Google Apps Part 1: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Feb 1 – Mar 1 all-day
Teaching with Google Apps Part 1: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Learners in this class will develop an understanding of and implementation of creative uses of Google Apps, Forms and Sheets. Learners will explore how to use these applications to foster collaboration, communication and to enhance engagement. Learners will gain experience, insight, and create learning materials that can be integrated into their classroom immediately.

Instructor: Dr. Julie Mersiowsky
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Feb
15
Mon
ELL Bootcamp: Development and Delivery of Instruction @ Online Course
Feb 15 – Feb 28 all-day
ELL Bootcamp:  Development and Delivery of Instruction @ Online Course

PREA 595-P02: Development and Delivery of Instruction  1 credit.
Topics include:

  • Instructional Theory
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Selection of Appropriate Instructional Materials
  • Managing the ESL Classroom

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Mar
1
Mon
Best New Books for Elementary Students: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Mar 1 – Mar 29 all-day
Best New Books for Elementary Students: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

This course is all about new books for elementary students. We’re going to be looking at picture books, informational books, and chapter books appropriate for PreK-5th grade. During the four weeks, we’ll look at trends in children’s literature, ways to share children’s literature, diversity in children’s literature, and how to keep up with children’s literature. Together we will build a database of books that will give you a whole list of options for the next school year.

Instructor: Carl Harvey
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Blending & Flipping Your Classroom: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Mar 1 – Mar 29 all-day
Blending & Flipping Your Classroom: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Are you blending or flipping your classroom? Are your students blending and flipping? In this interactive workshop, you will learn about different models of blended and flipped teaching and how to lead meaningful discussions within the online world. After this course you will be ready to use the online activities that you create to complement your face-to-face learning.

Instructor: Dr. Julie Mersiowsky
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Mar
5
Fri
PEDU 543 Curriculum Development in the Middle & Secondary School @ Online Course
Mar 5 – May 1 all-day
PEDU 543 Curriculum Development in the Middle & Secondary School @ Online Course

PEDU 543: Curriculum Development in the Middle & Secondary School A study of principles and current patterns of curriculum development at the middle and secondary levels.  3 credits.

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PEDU 550: Classroom and Behavior Management @ Online Course
Mar 5 – May 1 all-day
PEDU 550: Classroom and Behavior Management @ Online Course

Examination of classroom and behavior management techniques and the development of skills necessary to foster a supportive classroom learning environment congruent with norms and rules. Includes an examination of system problems and solutions within traditional and alternative education settings. Includes a variety of behavioral, cognitive and theoretical approaches that are developmentally appropriate. Designed for practicing regular education teachers or for licensure in PreK-12 classrooms.  3 credits.

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Mar
15
Mon
Classroom Management for the 21st Century: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Mar 15 – Apr 12 all-day
Classroom Management for the 21st Century: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Using actual  classroom scenarios, collaboration between Instructional Coaches, Teachers, Counselors and Administration to problem solve the growing task of managing a classroom.  Learning from each other, we can address common and unique classroom scenarios to problem solve situations.

Instructor: Cindy Odum Harris, M.S., Instructional Coach
Format: 4 week class, 100% online, helpful to all K-12 educators.
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Performance Based Assessment: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Mar 15 – Apr 12 all-day
Performance Based Assessment: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

To truly understand what students have learned on any given topic, Performance Based Assessment will demonstrate such. Include the 5 “C’s” in 21st century learning in your classroom through Performance Based Assessment: Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Community and Creativity!

Instructor: Cindy Odum Harris, M.S., Instructional Coach
Format: 4 week class, 100% online, helpful to all K-12 educators.
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Mar
18
Thu
LCSW Clinical Supervision Training Workshop
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day
Mar
22
Mon
ELL Bootcamp: Linguistics @ Online Course
Mar 22 – Apr 4 all-day
ELL Bootcamp:  Linguistics @ Online Course

PREA 595-P03: Linguistics  1 credit.
Topics include:

  • Linguistic Theory
  • Language and Culture
  • Second Language Learning
  • Literacy and Language Development

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Apr
5
Mon
Nonfiction Books Elementary Students: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Apr 5 – May 3 all-day
Nonfiction Books Elementary Students: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

This course is all about informational books for elementary students (PreK-5th grade).  During the four weeks, we’ll look at types of informational books, narrative nonfiction, and pairing nonfiction and fiction texts together, and ways of using nonfiction books.   Together we will build a database of books that will give you a whole list of options for the next school year.

Instructor: Carl Harvey
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Teaching Reading Comprehension: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Apr 5 – May 3 all-day
Teaching Reading Comprehension: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Have you ever said, or heard a colleague say, “My students can ‘read the words’ but they just don’t understand what they are reading”? This class offers an overview of the reading comprehension process, outlines primary comprehension strategies, and explores instructional techniques that can help students become proficient in using those strategies to understand and appreciate both narrative and expository texts.

Instructor: Dr. Jeannine Perry
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Teaching with Google Apps Part 2: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Apr 5 – May 3 all-day
Teaching with Google Apps Part 2: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Learners in this class will enhance their understanding of and develop an implementation of creative uses of additional Google Apps in the classroom. Part 2 will go deeper into the use of Google apps learned in Part 1 as well as introduce the additional apps of Google Slides, Hangouts, Sites. Learners will develop products to be integrated in their classroom immediately as well as learn ways to keep or become more organized.

Prerequisite: Teaching with Google Apps Part 1

Instructor: Dr. Julie Mersiowsky
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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May
3
Mon
Teaching Social Studies through Children’s Literature: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
May 3 – May 31 all-day
Teaching Social Studies through Children's Literature: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Through this course you will explore some great Children’s Literature while applying the content to your Social Studies curriculum to increase a love of learning, language, and social studies content.

Instructor: Dr. Julie Mersiowsky
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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May
31
Mon
Technology-Rich Living History: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
May 31 – Jun 28 all-day
Technology-Rich Living History: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Teachers will learn to use technology tools to bring history to life through primary and secondary sources, audio, video and digital images.

Instructor: Dr. Julie Mersiowsky
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Your State Parks in the Classroom: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
May 31 – Jun 28 all-day
Your State Parks in the Classroom: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Learners will visit a state park of their choice and explore the significance and history of the area. The learner will research when and why the park was added into the State Park System. The learner will also learn about the wildlife and plant life, through their exploration, and why the state park they selected is important to the conservation of natural resources and integrate this newfound knowledge into their classroom through the development of a unit plan.

Instructor: Dr. Julie Mersiowsky
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Jun
20
Sun
PTHE 295: Technical Theatre for Middle and High Schools @ Online Course
Jun 20 – Aug 14 all-day
PTHE 295: Technical Theatre for Middle and High Schools @ Online Course

This course will give the student a basic understanding and appreciation of technical theatre as it relates to middle and high school level productions. It will provide a knowledge of: drafting and building scenery, model making, scene painting and the safe and proper way to handle scene shop equipment. 3 credits.

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Jul
16
Fri
LCSW Clinical Supervision Training Workshop
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day