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IAD14526: The Art and Science of Teaching
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Credit Hours: 12.5

Robert Marzano guides you through a framework for classroom practice using 10 questions for guiding and planning an effective instructional unit.

IAD14527: The Reflective Educator, 2nd Edition
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Credit Hours: 7.5

In The Reflective Educator, you will explore the role of reflection in your professional growth, as well as the role that reflection plays in student learning. This course will provide information on self-reflection, reflection in action, the benefits of professional learning communities, the importance of reflection in developing thoughtful learners, inquiry-based lesson planning, teacher inquiry, and taking an inquiry stance in your teaching practice.

IAD14528: Teaching with Poverty in Mind
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Credit Hours: 19.5

Teaching with Poverty in Mind will introduce you to the latest research on poverty and how it affects students' cognitive development and academic performance. In this course, you will learn how to differentiate among different types of poverty and understand the unique aspects and effects of each; you will learn about the real, physical effects that poverty can have on a developing brain; and you will learn schoolwide and classroom-level strategies for countering those negative effects to help your students grow, thrive, and find academic success.

IAD14529: The Core Six: Teaching with the Common Core State Standards in Mind
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Credit Hours: 3

Includes a digital copy of the best-selling book "The Core Six: Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core." Educators throughout the United States are preparing to implement the Common Core State Standards, the national initiative first introduced in 2010. Harvey Silver, Thomas Dewing, and Matthew Perini have written a practical e-book that serves as the basis for this online course. The course e-book, The Core Six, provides in-depth coverage of six essential strategies that deliver a central focus for faculties and a common ground for schoolwide efforts to improve performance and increase student engagement.

NOTE:  This course does NOT count toward the 45 hours used for Disciplinary Literacy Endorsement. For credit, ALL courses MUST be taken as part of Disciplinary Literacy Program of Study.  To enroll in the Program of Study, please see the Programs of Study box on the left side of the home tab.

IAD14531: Project-Based Learning: An Answer to the Common Core Challenge
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Credit Hours: 7

In this course, you will learn how to prepare your students for Project-Based Learning (PBL) and guide them through the process. You will come to understand the roles that teachers and students play in planning for and conducting project-based learning experiences. The importance of assessment, both formative and summative, to student success in PBL is emphasized. And the key motivational elements of PBL, including student voice and choice, creation of products, and presenting findings to an authentic audience are described in detail.

IAD14532: Text Complexity: Understanding the Literacy Shifts in the Common Core Standards - Grades 6-12
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Credit Hours: 8

By the end of the course, users will have a clear understanding of what makes a text complex and practical skills for planning and implementing the use of complex texts at the classroom or school level. Users will know how to develop and use text-dependent questions, other close reading techniques, and listening and speaking, and writing activities that help students deepen their understanding and thinking about complex texts.

IAD14533: Understanding the Common Core Writing Standards: Grades K-5
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Credit Hours: 7

By the end of the course, users will be able to apply their understanding of the three main writing text types—opinion, informative/explanatory, and narrative—to different purposes and subject areas, and understand the role of formative assessment in writing, the writing process, the role of mentor texts, how to use a writers’ workshop approach across content areas, and the reading-writing connection as the basis for research and learning.

NOTE:  This course does NOT count toward the 45 hours used for Disciplinary Literacy Endorsement. For credit, ALL courses MUST be taken as part of Disciplinary Literacy Program of Study.  To enroll in the Program of Study, please see the Programs of Study box on the left side of the home tab.

IAD14534: Understanding the Common Core Writing Standards: Grades 6-12
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Credit Hours: 8

In Understanding the Common Core Writing Standards: Grades 6–12, educators will explore the new standards for writing, their spiraling structure, and the classroom implications of implementing the standards. Through a variety of resources in the course, teachers in all content areas will grow in understanding the new writing standards and what instructional changes they will need to make to integrate the standards while scaffolding students for success.

NOTE:  This course does NOT count toward the 45 hours used for Disciplinary Literacy Endorsement. For credit, ALL courses MUST be taken as part of Disciplinary Literacy Program of Study.  To enroll in the Program of Study, please see the Programs of Study box on the left side of the home tab.

IAD14539: Leadership: Effective Critical Skills
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Credit Hours: 2

This course examines the critical skills that are important for educational leaders. These skills include communicating effectively, problem solving and decision making, resolving conflict, and building highly effective teams. Finally, this course offers practical advice on emphasizing the importance of consistency in achieving change within the educational environment and avoiding several common obstacles to leadership success.

IAD14540: Substitute Teaching: The Basics
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Credit Hours: 1.5

This course introduces the basics of effective substitute teaching that include the use of a sub pack, the value of preparation, and activities appropriate for any age group or subject. In completing this course, substitute teachers are helping to ensure that the absence of the students regular teacher does not result in a lack of learning.

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