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Lesson and Curriculum Planning

(9 Credit Hours) Assessment and assessing students is a key component of all effective educational programs, and often a critical component to student learning. While it is often equated with a traditional test given at the end of a unit, assessments and their importance goes well beyond that. This training is the second in a …
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(4 Credit Hours) This course will teach participants how to establish a classroom culture that is conducive to learning and sharing.  They will also learn a variety of ways to check their students’ understanding of elementary math content, so they are able to assess the effectiveness of their teaching.  Participants will also be able to …
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(6 Credit Hours) Lesson planning can be one of the most stressful aspects of an educator’s job – but it doesn’t have to be.  This training is the first in a series of three that will go through the three stages of planning using the Backwards Design Method.  The first stage in this process is …
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(6 CPE Credit Hours) Participants in this course will be exposed to a variety of methods to determine a student’s reading level, with the focus on Fountas and Pinnell’s Benchmark Assessment System, and their accompanying guide to reading behaviors. The training will provide specific ideas for mini-lessons, classroom activities, graphic organizers and anchor charts that …
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(4 Credit Hours) Children crave a predictable, safe, and orderly environment where they can learn and grow as individuals.  This training will look at six different strategies that can help provide this type of learning environment, as well as the implementation process for each. Course Guiding Question  CPE Credit Hours At the conclusion of the …
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(6 Credit Hours) Participants in this course will learn about the importance of direct phonics instruction and hands-on word work, and how this instruction directly helps to develop the reading and writing fluency of their students. The course will also cover how to group students according to their levels of spelling development, as well as …
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INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE: Student-led classrooms require a classroom management approach that is tailored to the student’s needs, ability level, and behaviors.  This course provides participants with specific methods to implement strategies in the classroom that foster student independence while still building a strong classroom culture, expectations, and appropriate methods to manage misbehavior.  Learning strategies …
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INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE: (6 Credit Hours) Integrating technology into the classroom is a challenging, yet valuable component to learning.  Purposeful and authentic technology integration helps to drive more effective content delivery and knowledge.  Participants of this course learn the main blended learning models,  explore the strategies involved in selecting the right blended learning model …
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Effective instruction requires educators to fully understand the depth of understanding in a concept for each child and to communicate this to students. Methods to check for understanding, and utilization of targeted assessments are critical for students to demonstrate knowledge and grow academically.  This training discusses strategies for teachers to develop targeted assessments as one …
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To effectively teach a concept so that students can demonstrate full mastery of content, methods for deep teaching of concepts are critical.  This training highlights specific strategies educators can use to deeply teach the writing TEKS. Participants are presented with an overview of the Texas writing standards and delve into the varied expectations at each …
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Students in a group or classroom tend to vary in understanding of content and various ability level, so differentiating instruction to all learners is a critical aspect of teaching. This training highlights multiple methods of reaching students so that all students are successful in understanding and applying new skills and concepts. Participants will learn strategies …
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(3 CPE Credit Hours) Response to intervention programs are reviewed, and a justification for its use in improving academic performance are outlined in this training. Differentiated instruction is explored as a fundamental component of intervention processes inside and out of the classroom.  Participants learn how instruction in the classroom can best support a response to …
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Peer- reviewed research supports peer teaching as one of the most effective methods of improving student performance. Participants will explore the instructional strategies used to support peer teaching and review its use and applicability for all learners. Course Guiding Question  CPE Credits At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 3 …
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Incorporating technology into the classroom is an ever- growing need for educators and a reality for all students.  This training will offer techniques to incorporate technology into lessons and provide a wealth of computer- based resources to incorporate into existing or future lessons. Course Guiding Question  CPE Credits At the conclusion of the course, you …
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Word problems always pose a significant challenge to students, and not only are the strategies used to solve word problems important for success in math class but the skills needed to master problem solving are relevant for real life critical thinking as well.  Educators will learn how to teach the specific steps involved in the …
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(9 Credit Hours) Participants in this course will learn strategies to teach expository writing for 4th through 8th grade students. The training will cover the entire writing process, from analyzing a prompt and creating a plan, to writing a first draft, as well as editing and revising. Participants will be provided with a variety of …
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Ensuring that math activities are planned, goal- oriented, and at appropriate levels of rigor for the grade level are critical components of a well- designed lesson.  In this training, participants explore the standards for an effective math or math- based science lesson and learn methods for proper problem development and analysis. Using a problem analyzer …
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Ensuring that reading activities are planned, goal-oriented, and at appropriate levels of rigor for the grade level are critical components of a well-designed lesson.  In this training, participants explore the standards for an effective literacy lesson and learn methods for proper text analysis. Using a text analyzer and lesson plan template, participants will use text …
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(6 CPE Credit Hours) Participants in this course will be exposed to a variety of methods to determine a student’s reading level, with the focus on Fountas and Pinnell’s Benchmark Assessment System, and their accompanying guide to reading behaviors. The training will provide specific ideas for mini-lessons, classroom activities, graphic organizers and anchor charts that …
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Numerous studies support the practice of providing specific formative assessment data directly to students to improve their academic outcomes.  This training explores the implementation and use of formative assessments in the classroom and its impact on understanding student progress.  Participants will practice methods of assessing and communicating student data directly to students in order to …
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INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE: Observation data and formative assessments both can provide support to teachers in the classroom to help improve student performance.  Administrators will learn how to take evidence from observations and assessments and provide specific and actionable feedback to teachers to improve teaching. Participants explore effective evidence and analyze methods for providing constructive …
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The most important aspect of an effective learning environment is the ability for students to complete learning and demonstrate mastery of content on their own.  This training explores best practices in student ownership & learning and provides an overview of specific strategies to allow students to take the lead of learning in the classroom. Course …
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Developing targeted and rigorous lessons using grade level and standards-aligned content is critical for educators to promote student success in the classroom. This training explores best practices in student instruction and provides an overview of specific strategies to ensure that all lessons are rigorous, goal-oriented, and appropriately aligned to state standards. Course Guiding Question  CPE …
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(6 Credit Hours) Understanding reading-level expectations for students and how to push students toward higher reading levels is a critical component of reading instruction.  Guided reading allows teachers to support students in reading by expanding their ability within and beyond the texts.    Participants in this course will learn about foundational reading skills and how …
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