September 24, 2017

CE Credits Online

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Each course is designed using an adult learning model that includes research-based best practices, video – modeling, job-embedded exercises, and one-on-one instruction. The platform is asynchronous, allowing teachers to work anytime day or night with no “live chats” to log on for.  Highly  trained moderators experienced in education provide one-on-one feedback.   These courses are all for the K-12 classroom teachers! To register for these workshops, fill out a registration form and mail along with the fee for workshop.  You will receive an email with the access code and information to get started.  Grad credit is available at an additional cost; you will be prompted at the end of course and informed of the process on how to apply and pay for grad credit.  Cost listed here is for the course only, payable to ROE.

Due to the great response to these courses, the ROE will continue to partner with CE Credits Online for another year. These will be ongoing offerings through the school year.  In order to get these courses for the cost shown, you must register through your ROE.  Please do not include the cost of grad credit when you pay for your course.  This will be collected through CE Credits Online and you will be prompted at the end of your course to fill out some paper work and pay your grad credit then.  For additional information on registration please  contact Julie Cox at 309/736-1111 or email julie.cox@riroe.com

Selection of courses as follows:

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#11339  Bullying and Beyond:  Tools for Understanding and Engaging 21st Century Students as Dual Citizens
This course covers a lot of ground but it is ultimately about designing and maintaining safe and supportive learning conditions for 21st Century learners.  As a result, it is important to understand the needs of these learners and where any barriers to learning occur.  When learning stops for any reason – significant negative outcomes can be predicted.  The reality is that a great deal has changed for educators to “catch up” on to effectively serve the needs of “millennial learners”.

This course is about understanding why it will take a more thoughtful and comprehensive approach and what educators can do today to help prevent any number of undesirable outcomes for their students.  It is also about providing a reflective learning process designed for you to self-assess your own approach, self-determine areas where you want to make instructional shifts, and the tools to do so.  The title of the course is intentional – if we seek to “end bullying” we might miss out on so much of what our students need to be prepared for the 21st century learning opportunities they have.  By focusing on how to design learning conditions that prepare students for those opportunities, we will also have made significant strides in putting an end to bullying in all its forms.
3 University credits available        Cost: $345

#11338  Engaging Parents Effectively to Remove Barriers in Learning
While it seems to be very common sense, creating  the conditions for effective engagement of parents and community is also more challenging to implement than we want to admit.  There are a number of reasons for this, but regardless of those reasons it doesn’t change the fact that we cannot set parent and community engagement aside for “more important things.”  In almost every area of education, effective parent engagement increases the likelihood of success for the community, for families, for educators – and most importantly-for students.  National resources to keep these efforts at the forefront f our minds take place amidst many worthy competitors for our professional attention.  For example, the USDOE’s recent efforts to engage families and communities is to provide a framework intended to guide practitioners.  This is an important effort we need to be aware of.  There are a number of dimensions to the work but it also states explicitly a major challenge in a form of an assumption that must be addressed.  Over 50 years of research links the various roles that families play in a child’s education-as supporters of learning, encouragers of grit and determination, models of lifelong learning, and advocates of proper programming and placements for their child. Given this research base, the increase in policies promoting family engagement is a sign of progress toward improving educational opportunities for all children.  Yet these mandates are often predicated on a fundamental assumption:  that the educators and families charged with developing effective partnerships between home and school already possess the requisite successfully implement and sustain these important home-school relationships.  Unfortunately, this assumption is deeply flawed.  Principals and teachers receive little training for engaging families and report feeling under-prepared, despite valuing relationships with families.
3 University credits available        Cost: $345

#11337  Creating a Culture for Learning- Classroom and Behavior Management Plans that Work
This course is designed to teach how to create classroom and behavior management plans that create orderly classrooms where students can and want to do the hard work that is required to succeed.
The Safety, Order and Rights value set is used as the framework for clarifying and communicating the classroom expectations, and it is compatible with other value sets that simply and easily communicate the rationale for expectations and procedures.  This course discusses what motivates students to ensure what is communicated to them is relevant and meaningful.  In addition to designing a classroom management plan that will work in their classroom, participants will learn two verbal techniques that help keep behaviors optimal and in line with the expectations in the classroom.  The techniques are constructed to teach stduents about making choices, consequences and likely outcomes that result from their choices.  Successfully implementing a classroom management plan that works to create clarity of expectations, order (not regimentation), respect and the rewards of hard work and learning is essential to your students’ academic achievement and psychosocial development.  It is also essential in creating a work environment for yourself that results in tremendous job satisfaction.
3 University credits available        Cost: $345

#6714 Giving Directives that Students Will Follow
Learn theory, rationale and techniques for giving irresistible directives to students.  This quick but powerful 4-step verbal tactic focuses attention on student’s responsibility for his or her own positive outcomes.
1 University credit available       Cost:   $130

#6715  Stopping Disruptive Behaviors
Learn constructive techniques for managing student behavior focusing on strategies resulting on students examining their choices and consequences.
1 University credit available          Cost: $130

#6716  Conducting the Parent Conference
Learn persuasive and effective 7-step strategies for conducting parent conferences to help them become committed participants in the solution.
1 University credit available            Cost: $130

#6941 Differentiated Instruction
Discover new instructional approaches that will maximize achievement for all of your students.
3 University credits available        Cost: $345

#6719  Building Capacity for Effective Reading through Collaborative Inquiry (formerly called: Coaching to Improve Reading)
Students who can read effectively and efficiently have a door-opening skill: an ability to decode understand and successfully interact with information in a host of subject areas, and an opportunity to be a successful learner.  Because the focus of this course is to learn and apply specific coaching strategies in the teaching of reading, the course will not address every aspect of reading instruction, nor is it intended as a course on a particular methodology of reading instruction.  However, when you are referencing a particular methodology of reading instruction, you will be asked to tie it to your state standards for the grade you are teaching.  Effective coaching strategies are paired with intentional best practice in reading in an effort to grow both kinds of skills.  The methods of coaching intentional best practice in reading will help every teacher to be more effective and intentional in the teaching of reading and will provide a methodology to support any and all specific reading programs.
3 University credits available         Cost:   $345

#6717 Foundations of Today’s Classroom and Current Trends in Education
Create and maintain effective learning environments using important concepts in American education including history, governmental policy, early childhood development theories, individual learning differences, student motivation factors, traditional versus alternative assessment methods, classroom management and best practices in the classroom.
2 University credits available             Cost: $240

#6718 Coaching to Improve Teaching and Learning
Learn how to use a variety of effective coaching communication skills to ensure quality outcomes for students, such as, mutual purpose and response, reflection, observation, analysis, intentional best practice, celebration of success, and relationship maintenance.
3 University credits available.          Cost: $345

#6942 Rights and Responsibilities in the Disciplinary Process
Designed to help school personnel maintain a safe and orderly environment in an era of increasing disruption and violence.
1 University credit available               Cost:  $130

#8353  How to Read and Write in Math: Improving Problem Solving and Communication in  Mathematics
Designed to help students solve word problems successfully and describe their solution processes successfully.
3 University Credits are Available      Cost:  $345

#9183  Transforming Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems – An Overview
Taught in three sections, will introduce you to the many ways interactive whiteboard systems can enhance instruction.  Section 1: Different digital whiteboard systems: Section 2: Basic operations of hardware and software; Section 3: Applying skills to create lesson plans.
1 University Credit is available              Cost:  $130

Transforming Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems  for Separate Subject Areas
In addition, the course features video-based training of a credentialed teacher in the specific content area.  When registering for these classes please use the numbers below to reference the subject you are signing up for.

#9184  Transforming Language Arts Instruction with Whiteboard Systems
3 University credits are available          Cost:  $345

#9185  Transforming Math Instruction with Whiteboard Systems
3 University credits are available          Cost:  $345

#9186  Transforming Science Instruction with Whiteboard Systems
3 University credits are available          Cost:  $345

#9187  Transforming Social Studies Instruction with Whiteboard Systems
3 University credits are available          Cost:  $345

#10694  Supporting UDL and the Common Core Standards with Interactive Whiteboards Systems
This course will introduce you to ways an interactive whiteboard (IWB) system can support Universal Designs for Learning (UDL) frameworks and the Common Core State Standards in subjects across the curriculum. All IWB systems (regardless of brand or configuration) can be powerful instructional tools in the hands of a trained teacher to meet the needs of diverse learners. The first section of this course explores several current themes in instruction including the Common Core Standards, Universal Design for Learning, and measuring effective teaching. The next section provides a brief overview of different IWB systems before digging in deeper to build a strong foundation of IWB skills such as using the basic software tools and integrating other software and hardware. The section following shows how these skills can be integrated into multiple curricular areas including language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education, music, and art. Throughout, there are connections to common core standards in multiple grade levels and UDL differentiation suggestions. In the last section, you will apply your knowledge to create and teach a lesson of your own, using at least seven of the IWB skills you have learned in this course and identify the standard(s) it supports and at least one differentiation extension. This course includes over 40 videos of a credentialed, SMART® certified teacher demonstrating the skills and how they support instruction.
3 University credits are available             Cost: $345

#9218 English Language Learners in Your Classroom
Presents and analyzes the foundations of bilingual education for teachers to understand and incorporate the most relevant aspects needed in their classrooms for ELL students. Both Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills (BICS) and Cognitive Academic Language proficiency (CALP) are covered.
3 University credits are available           Cost: $345

#9367 Teaching English Language Learners (ELL): An Introduction
Focuses on how to choose the most appropriate materials and activities for the classroom ELL Student.
3 University credits are available            Cost: $345

#9368 Content-based Instructional Strategies for ELL
Applies the “Six-T’s Approach” to develop content-based lessons. Originally developed by Stoller and Grabe, the Six T’s is a framework for integrating listening, speaking, reading, and writing into content-based instruction.
3 University credits are available           Cost: $345

#9369 ELL Language Assessment and Related Issues in the K-12 Classroom: An Introduction
Explores the legal history and politics surrounding language assessment and the different test structures and methods used to assess ELL students.
3 University credits are available             Cost: $345

#9370 Improving ELL Instruction through the Use of Technology
Explores technologies that support English language development and communication skills, such as dedicated software programs, websites, and other academic technology resources for K-12 ELL Students.
3 University credits are available             Cost: $345

#9371 Developing Listening Comprehension in ELLs
Explores the factors that affect success or failure of listening comprehension, examine an adaptable lesson template that can be used to develop the listening comprehension of ELL Students, and look at specific listening activities targeted at novice-level, intermediate-level, and advanced-level students.
3 University credits are available             Cost: $345

#9372 ELL Reading: Teaching Strategies for K-12
Learning practical techniques and methods for teaching reading in any ELL environment: engagement, motivation, modeling, intensive and extensive reading, vocabulary challenges, comprehension skills, reading rate and strategies, selecting materials and assessment.
3 University credits are available                Cost: $345

#10257 Choice Theory in the Classroom: Every Student Can Succeed
This course focuses on conveying strategies to help teachers develop choice theory connections with and among the students in their classrooms. It is intended to present the basic concepts of choice theory and how it is applied in the classroom at any grade level.
3 University credits are available               Cost: $345

#10258 Creating Compassionate Schools
This course offers insight into challenges faced by professionals across the educational spectrum in identifying, addressing, and collaborating around the complex needs of students impacted by adverse childhood experiences.
3 University credits are available             Cost: $345

#10268  Maximizing Engagment for All Learners
As teachers begin teaching witht he CCSS framework they will quickly recognize an even greater emphasis needs to be placed on student engagement.  There is widespread recognition that teachers are tasked with creating favorable learning conditions for a diverse population of learners.  Teaching within the CCSS framework requires teachers to create equity of outcomes as well as equity of access to learning.  In order for teachers to move deeper into teaching with the CCSS it is important that they develop a solid understanding of the underlying principles of the CCSS and how maximizing student engagement is an essential part of teaching effectively with in the CCSS.
3 University credits are available             Cost: $345

 

Please note:   Cost listed  is for the course only; payable to the ROE.  University Credit is an additional cost; you will be prompted during the online course to apply for and pay for that credit.  Most courses are through Humboldt University and/or Aurora University at an additional cost through the online course at the end.  The ROE fee must be paid before your access codes to get started are sent to you, please be sure a correct email address is included.