ArkansasIDEAS Course Catalog

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IAC17004: RTI Arkansas: Special Populations Within the RTI Framework
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Credit Hours: 1

Meeting the needs of all students can be challenging for novice and experienced teachers alike, especially in a diverse classroom. In this course Yvonne Furniss, RTI Literacy Coordinator at ADE, addresses the essential components of RTI with a focus on special populations of students. She shares strategies and resources to assist in planning and adapting instruction for students with disabilities and/or diverse learning needs.

This course was recorded on September 7, 2016 at AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

IAC17033: RTI Arkansas: PBIS Overview
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Credit Hours: 1.5

RTI Arkansas: PBIS Overview is the first in a series of two courses on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS. The purpose of this course is to increase understanding of PBIS and how it works.

The way behavior is addressed in a school defines its culture and has a large impact on its success in many areas. In this course, Anne Merten, PBIS Consultant at Arkansas State University, explains what PBIS is, as well as how and why to use it. She addresses teaching, acknowledging, and responding to different types of behavior. She also discusses data-based decision making and PBIS teams. Relevant responses from Arkansas teachers and administrators, interviewed about the use of PBIS in their own schools, are included throughout this course.

This course was recorded on August 25, 2016 at AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

IAD14485: Achievement Gaps: An Introduction
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Credit Hours: 2.5

This course explores the multiple causes for gaps in achievement, examines issues that ready children for learning, and considers how to enhance a child's readiness to learn. Learners will explore what it means to strive for equity in achievement by considering the types of learning environments that promote student achievement and ways to measure student achievement.

IAD14486: Achievement Gaps: The Path to Equity
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Credit Hours: 2.5

This course explores the many factors that contribute to unequal patterns of achievement among different groups of students. One inescapable reality lies at the root of the problem: disparities in achievement occur because some students are better prepared to achieve than others. Although educators can address some of the issues that affect students readiness to learn, it will take a network of concerned people and institutions to help students overcome other barriers to academic achievement.

IAD14487: Assessment: Designing Performance Assessments, 2nd Edition
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Credit Hours: 14.5

This course makes connections between student motivation and types of assessment used in the classroom. It also covers how to unpack learning standards and benchmarks, so that all assessment yields information about student progress and mastery of instructional goals. Performance assessment can be designed in a multitude of ways, in which both students and teachers can work together to determine the best product or performance to exemplify student understanding, knowledge, and ability to use what they’ve learned.

IAD14488: Assessment: Getting Started With Student Portfolios, 2nd Edition
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Credit Hours: 9.5

In Assessment: Getting Started with Student Portfolios, you’ll explore the research behind implementing a portfolio assessment as well as practical ways to implement the portfolio assessment in the classroom. Using the strategies presented in the course, you’ll be better equipped to increase your students’ ownership of their learning, help them develop positive reflection skills, and engage them in projects that are meaningful to them.

IAD14489: Assessment: Measurement That's Useful
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Credit Hours: 2.5

This course provides the opportunity to think about current assessment practices and learn the key ingredients to any effective assessment. It presents an overview of exemplary assessment and is designed for anyone who is interested in learning about exemplary assessment, or who is questioning their own classroom or school assessment practices and is looking for general ways to improve them.

IAD14490: Assessment: Promoting Assessment for Learning
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Credit Hours: 2

This course shows educators how to shift focus and use assessment for learning. Participants will explore the teacher behaviors that promote student learning and support sound assessment known as the Bes. These principles come from the many practices that teachers can adapt to promote assessment to enhance student learning. Participants will consider the implications of these ideas in their own practice, as well as in schools and districts, and create a plan for ongoing professional growth in assessment literacy. Refer to "Assessment: Designing Performance Assessments, 2nd Edition" for continued learning.

IAD14491: Classroom Management: Managing Challenging Behavior
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Credit Hours: 2

For many teachers, managing student behavior has become a challenge. Behavioral problems such as noncompliance, defiance, inattention, and aggression are an everyday occurrence. These day-to-day challenges steadily wear down the good and positive attitudes present at the beginning of the school year. This course offers strategies to help teachers look at behaviors more objectively, perhaps even from the students point of view. By understanding the student, the teacher can shift the focus from controlling the student to teaching the student personal responsibility, allowing the student to become a self-regulated learner. Refer to "Classroom Management: Understanding Diverse Learning Needs, 2nd Edition" for continued learning.

IAD14492: Classroom Management: Building Effective Relationships, 2nd Edition
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Credit Hours: 11

We have all seen teachers who seem to effortlessly bring out the best in their students. It may seem as if these teachers were born with an innate skill, allowing   them to manage their classrooms with ease; however, effective classroom managers are made, not born. In Classroom Management: Building Effective Relationships, you’ll investigate the various facets of classroom management. You will examine some common approaches to classroom management to find the one that is best for you, laying the foundation for your classroom management plan. You will then build on the foundation by examining the student-teacher relationship and uncovering the strategies that will support your approach to classroom management. Finally, you will learn how all of these pieces can fit together to create a cohesive, schoolwide model.  

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