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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.

IAD14541: Substitute Teaching: Creating an Effective Training Program
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Credit Hours: 1.5

This course identifies characteristics of an effective substitute teacher program, investigates several model training programs, and introduces alternative methods of finding and training substitute teachers.

IAD14542: Substitute Teaching: More Strategies
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Credit Hours: 2.5

This course investigates whats needed to become an effective substitute teacher from classroom management, to teaching strategies and working with special-needs students. The lessons explore the difference between reactive and proactive discipline strategies and identify cognitive, affective, and organizational accommodations.

IAD14543: What Works in Schools: What Schools Can Do To Improve
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Credit Hours: 2

This course begins with an overview of the 11 factors Robert J. Marzano summarizes in his groundbreaking work What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action. Marzano also identifies five school-level factors that make a statistically significant difference in student achievement. These factors involving a combination of policy, procedure, and practice have proven highly effective in helping make schools genuine communities of learning. The course includes suggestions about how to use them to improve schools and districts. Refer to "What Works in Schools: School Leadership in Action, 2nd Edition" for continued learning.

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