In this course Nick Croninger from American Institutes for Research discusses terminology related to behavior management and the basic steps in developing and implementing a behavior intervention plan (BIP). He uses example scenarios and activities to illustrate how to effectively define a problem behavior and the process of identifying the function of behaviors.
Managing behavior and practicing consistency with positive and negative consequences can be difficult for even seasoned teachers. This course includes a presentation by Nick Croninger from American Institutes for Research, exploring classroom factors that influence behavior and effective classroom management. Mr. Croninger uses a continuous example scenario throughout the course to illustrate different steps in the process of developing and implementing an effective classroom behavior management plan.
Using a classroom management plan that includes reasonable expectations for student behavior is helpful in maintaining consistency and creating positive student-teacher relationships. In this course Nick Croninger, from American Institutes for Research, describes effective strategies for classroom management plans that help with building strong student-teacher relationships and with maintaining consistency among students, teachers, and environments.
Improv in the Classroom: Using Improvisation to Teach Skills and Boost Learning (IAH17038)
"Games" are sometimes looked down upon by teachers who overlook the intrinsic value of play in the educational process. Katherine McKnight, Ph.D. shares several creative ways to get students moving and thinking in the classroom. She introduces a brief history of and justification for play in the classroom before calling on several groups of volunteers to help her energetically demonstrate improvisation activities and discuss their application across content areas. This course was recorded at the Teaching and Learning Conference at the Guy Fenter Co-op on October 6, 2016.
Featuring the AETN documentary Music in Arkansas: Origins, this course tracks the development of Arkansas’s rich musical heritage, beginning with the discovery of a 200 BC Hopewell panpipe and concluding as King Biscuit Time hits the airwaves in 1941 Helena. Origins explores Arkansas’s role in the development of fourteen distinct musical genres, as well as how the rich Arkansas soundscape has been influenced by shifts in culture and by Arkansas's unique geographical regions.
An educator guide and standards-alignment document is provided as a resource within this course for middle and secondary teachers who wish to use Origins in the classroom. The documentary and these classroom resources have been developed with the Arkansas State Standards and the College, Career and Civic Life Framework in mind.
RTI Arkansas: Preparing for PBIS is the second in a series of two courses on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS.The purpose of this course is to teach the basic steps necessary to begin building a PBIS framework.
In this course Anne Merten, PBIS Consultant at Arkansas State University, provides a supplemental guide for tier one training in PBIS. Ms. Merten explains each stage in the creation and implementation of a PBIS framework. She also shares many resources and suggestions helpful to the process. 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 October 25, 2016 at AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.
Even with Arkansas's Response to Intervention (RtI) Model, meeting lofty district goals as a school or implementing new plans in your own classroom can be intimidating. In this course Dr. Judy Elliott, education consultant, explains how to use the four-step problem solving process to make data-based decisions in RtI. She leads participants through a step-by-step study of this process, describing the elements of each step using real-world examples to illustrate the data-based decision making that occurs throughout the process.
This course, which was recorded on October 24, 2016 at AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas, is intended to assist school leaders and teachers in the implementation of data-driven problem solving, which is the backbone of RtI. It contains a variety of helpful resources, including a facilitation guide for those who would like to use the content within this course to facilitate whole-group professional development sessions in their schools or districts.
Section 504 Services Plans: A Sample Form (SPC17058)
In this course, Jose Martín, a lawyer with years of experience in disability law, discusses the model 504 plan form his firm has created.
OCR's Resource Guide on ADHD (SPC17057)
In this course, Jose Martín, a lawyer with years of experience in disability law, discusses the broad guidance included in the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) resource guide (with a focus on ADHD), issued in the form of a letter.
Discipline and the Section 504 Student (SPC17056)
In this course Jose Martín, a lawyer with years of experience in disability law, explains the provisions and guidelines for Section 504 and IDEA in terms of behavior and discipline.
Section 504 vs. IDEA: Understanding the Fundamentals (SPC17055)
Though Section 504 and IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) both exist to serve students with disabilities and have similar requirements, they have some fundamental differences as well. In this course, Jose Martín, a lawyer with years of experience working with schools, explains these differences and what schools need to do in order to be compliant with both.
Foundations in Special Education Modules One - Three are now available for the certified teachers and non-licensed audiences on the LMS.
The purpose of the series is to introduce and clarify various topics related to the foundations of special education.
Financial Literacy Unit Three - Five are now available for certified teachers on the LMS
In this course Jennifer Wray, a National Board Certified Family and Consumer Sciences teacher from Valley View High School, discusses six types of insurance, describing the purpose, coverage, and potential costs of each.
Financial Literacy Unit Two: Credit is now available for certified teachers on the LMS
Gaining and maintaining good credit can open many doors and aid in reaching goals, while bad credit can cause trouble. In this course Jennifer Wray, a National Board Certified Family and Consumer Sciences teacher from Valley View High School, examines the world of credit.
Financial Literacy Unit One: Money, Budgeting, and Banking is now available for certified teachers on the LMS
A degree of financial literacy is necessary in order to become financially successful and maintain that success. In this course Jennifer Wray, a National Board Certified Family and Consumer Sciences teacher from Valley View High School, delves into the basics of financial literacy.
An Overview of Developmental Dyslexia and Specific Reading Disability is now available for certified teachers on the LMS
Dr. Timothy N. Odegard presents the biological factors of dyslexia and explains its neurological origin. Dr. Odegard reviews what happens in the brain of a dyslexic individual and discusses the act of reading language as a process related to, but fundamentally distinct from, hearing language.
Teaching Math for Robust Understanding: Part One, Two, Three, and Four are now available for certified teachers on the LMS.
Teaching for Robust Understanding of Mathematics, or TRU Mathematics, is a five-dimensional framework for creating effective learning environments, classroom activities, and professional development for teachers.
Literacy Design Collaborative: An Introduction is now available for certified teachers on the LMS
Eleanor Dougherty, EDThink Consultant and author of Assignments Matter, has helped to develop the Literacy Design Collaborative's task and module templates since their inception.
Success Favors Well-Prepared Adults: Unpacking Your Personality Package is now available for certified teachers on the LMS.
In this course, Todd Parker, CEO of Parker Education and Development and his team guide their audience through the steps of developing a Personality Package™.
Literacy Connections is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
Fort Smith Southside High School teacher Oretha Ferguson shares several activities that have been proven to motivate students to read outside of class and make connections within texts, between texts, and with texts and their own world.
Building for Middle Level Success: Advisory and Advocacy Programs is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
Dr. Dru Tomlin describes the features of an effective advisory program and how it can fit into an existing curriculum and schedule.
ASBA Inspired Training and Leadership is now available for the School Boards Members audience on the LMS.
Paul Vitale uses a lively mix of engaging speech, audience participation, and illustrative anecdotes to demonstrate how school board members can improve to be community leaders who plan and dynamically follow through without giving up.
Increasing Student Effort and Engaging Students is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
Denise Riley, an educational consultant with more than thirty-nine years of experience in alternative education, addresses many aspects of student effort and shares strategies for increasing motivation.
The Status of Computer Science in Arkansas is now available on the LMS for the certified teachers audience.
Mr. Anthony Owen, Coordinator of Computer Science for the Arkansas Department of Education, presents an overview of developing K-12 computer science education standards and courses.
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: Making What Matters Happen! is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
Dr. Judy Elliott, former Chief Academic Officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District, clarifies the common understanding and language of effective MTSS and RTI.
LDC Peer Review: The Jurying Process is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
This course, which is intended for educators and coaches who are already familiar with LDC and the LDC CoreTools system but would like to become more familiar with the peer review procedure, provides the opportunity to learn about each component of jurying while using the peer review rubric to evaluate a selection of LDC Anchor Modules.
Sample Lessons: Diverse Learners in Sheltered English Immersion Classrooms - Elementary is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
After implementing teaching strategies and classroom management techniques in a real classroom, Dr. Anastasia Filipek discusses them in depth with Stephanie Flinn, an ESL teacher in Fayetteville Public Schools.
Making Teaming Work in the Middle Grades is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
Dr. Tomlin discusses interdisciplinary teams that work in middle-level schools, presenting the traits of an effective team and describing the "life" of a team.
Breaking the Status Quo for Dyslexic Students: The Creation of the GRASP Academy in Duval County Public Schools is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, Ed.D., describes his school district's unique and award-winning strategy for meeting the needs of dyslexic, dysgraphic, or dyscalculic students: the establishment of the GRASP Academy.
Grab Your Students By Their Brains with Humor and Passion is now available for the certified teacher audience on the LMS.
Lou Anne Johnson, author of Dangerous Minds, uses the experiences she had at the beginning of her teaching career to teach others how to engage and motivate their students.
Closing the Attitude Gap is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
Mr. Baruti Kafele presents advice to help educators transform student attitudes, emphasizing the importance of teacher self-reflection, overwhelmingly positive environments, and the students' will to strive.
Curriculum Framework Revision: Fine Arts - Music is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
Casey Buck explains the organization and language of the newly-revised Fine Arts Curriculum Framework, using examples with an emphasis on music education.
Eureka! The Art of Being is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
This course features a documentary that focuses on the Ozark town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, home to over three hundred artists, writers, and musicians.
Curriculum Framework Revision: Fine Arts - Theatre and Dance is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
This course explores the organization and layout of the new Fine Arts Curriculum Framework and includes a crosswalk with the old standards, lesson plan alignment, resource sharing, and more.
Foundations for C3 Inquiry and The Inquiry Design Model (IDM): Part One is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
Professor John Lee (North Carolina State University) and Professor Kathy Swan (University of Kentucky) give an overview of the inquiry-based C3 Framework for teaching social studies at all grade levels.
Foundations for C3 Inquiry and The Inquiry Design Model (IDM): Part Two is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
Professors John Lee and Kathy Swan present part two of their presentation about the C3 Framework for social studies instruction and its primary pedagogical tool, the Inquiry Design Model.
Sample Lessons: Diverse Learners in Sheltered English Immersion Classrooms - Middle School is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
In this course, Dr. Anastasia Filipek provides demonstration lessons featuring teaching strategies that help ELLs to thrive in the content areas.
Education for the 21st Century: Leadership and Academic Innovation is now available for the Certified Teachers audience on the LMS.
Through an engaging "storytelling-style" presentation, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski describes challenges in modern education and discusses how we might better meet the needs of all students.
Understanding by Design: Day Two is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
In this course, Allison Zmuda facilitates fluent use of the UbD Template, goal clarification, and solidification of element connections.
Understanding by Design: Day One is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
In this course, participants will learn about the components of Understanding by Design (UbD) as well as how to use the UbD Template to develop units that require deep thinking and application of concepts.
AR History: Sanatorium Hill is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
This course features Sanatorium Hill, a documentary about the victims of tuberculosis who were isolated in a sanatorium located in Booneville, Arkansas.
AR History: War in the '60s - A Civil War Documentary is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
This course features War in the '60s, an hour-long documentary film that recounts the military history and the human story of what happened in Arkansas during the American civil war.
Function-Based Intervention is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
This course takes a look at function-based interventions and strategies that must be included in a Behavior Intervention Plan, or BIP.
Critical Features of Behavior Intervention Planning is now available for the certified teachers audience on the LMS.
This course focuses on the critical features of the Behavior Intervention Plan, or BIP, including the Competing Behavior Pathway and function-based behavior interventions.
Functional Behavioral Assessment: Interviewing and Observing is now available on the LMS for the certified teachers audience.
This course provides details for interviewing and observing during the Functional Behavioral Assessment, or FBA, process.
Defining and Understanding Behavior is now available on the LMS for the certified teachers audience.
This course provides an in-depth guide to understanding and defining behaviors using the Functional Behavioral Assessment, or FBA, in accordance with Arkansas law.
RTI Arkansas: Multi-Tiered System of Support for High School is now available on the LMS for the certified teachers audience.
The purpose of this module is for your RTI team to work through the Response to Intervention High School Handbook to define and describe RTI within your school.
Growing Vocabulary for Student Achievement (ELB16062) is now available for the certified teachers audience in the LMS.
This course discusses the importance of providing research-based vocabulary instruction in order to improve reading comprehension.
Teaching Vocabulary So Kids Will Beg For More is now available for the Certified Teachers audience on the LMS.
The presenter explains techniques that make vocabulary instruction meaningful and fun for students.
Elementary Science and Safety Guidelines (SIC15047)
Dr. Irene Cesa, retired Director of Technical Services for Flinn Scientific, addresses specific safety issues and concerns to help current and prospective teachers safely and effectively use hands-on inquiry-based science activities in the elementary classroom.
School-Based Identification of Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia (DYC15034)
Led by Vicki King, Dyslexia Specialist for the Arkansas Department of Education, this course covers a review of the current definition of dyslexia, the core principles of dyslexia identification, case studies, and step-by-step procedures for analyzing evaluations.
The Latest in Heat Illness, Recognition, and Treatment (HWG16014)
This course provides an overview of the different types of heat illness, detailing the prevention, recognition, and treatment for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
Shifts in Science Education: Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction (LAC15041)
In addition to exploring the major instructional shifts, this course provides background information on the development of the standards, recommendations for curriculum planning and development, and resources helpful for implementing the three dimensions of science education.
State Board of Education Adopts Arkansas K-12 Science Standards for Grades K-4 and 5-8
The Arkansas State Board of Education unanimously voted today to adopt the Arkansas K-12 Science Standards for Grades K-4 and 5-8.