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Teaching Strategies

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 class and time …
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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: 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 for the classroom,  …
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INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE This review of the gradual release model of instruction focuses on learning strategies for the instructor, whole group, peer groups, and individual student to utilize in a classroom. The course reviews the method of gradual release as a structural plan for the course and provides activities and strategies that can be …
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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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Methods for deep teaching are critical to student concept mastery and their overall success on standardized assessments.  With this in mind, this training highlights specific strategies educators can use to fully and deeply teach the Texas reading TEKS. Participants are presented with an overview of the Texas reading standards as they delve into the varied …
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Methods of deep teaching are critical to effectively teach a concept so that students can demonstrate full mastery of content on standardized assessments.  This training highlights specific strategies educators can use to fully and deeply teach the Texas math TEKS. Participants are presented with an overview of the Texas math standards and delve into the …
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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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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 intervention model. Course Guiding …
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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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Early writers need extensive support and guidance on proper writing strategies in order to be successful- not just in literacy-based classes but also in the real world.  This training offers an introduction to proper writing practices and teaching methods for student success in expository essays- an important requirement of the 4th grade writing STAAR. Educators …
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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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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 will allow teachers to …
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Understanding the subtleties of individual personalities and character traits are critical for establishing strong relationships with individuals in any setting. This novel training explores a participant’s individual personality characteristics using a confidential NEO® personality assessment. Educators learn how the “big-five” personalities traits can align or clash with individual students thus affecting the classroom environment.  Participants …
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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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Effective teaching begins with a positive classroom culture and structured management procedures.  This training explores best practices in management & culture and provides an overview of specific strategies that may be implemented into the classroom. Course Guiding Question  CPE Credits At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 6 CPE credit …
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Effective instruction requires students to demonstrate complete mastery of taught concepts.  In order for educators to ensure learning occurs at a deep level, methods to check for understanding must be incorporated into all lessons and ingrained in the teaching and learning process. This training provides several strategies of incorporating multiple methods to check for understanding …
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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 they build upon …
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INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE: The process of learning through inquiry strengthens critical thinking and everyday life skills in students and is an important component of classroom instruction. Participants of this course explore the strategies involved in planning and executing inquiry-based lesson plans.  The components of an inquiry-led lesson will be outlined and discussed, and participants …
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