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CPD Online

Valley City State University offers graduate professional development credits in conjunction with Customizable Professional Development (CPD) online classes.

CPD’s primary purpose is to improve educational outcomes for today’s student by providing high-quality, targeted professional development for teachers. CPD’s instructors are dedicated to providing meaningful professional development for teachers in order to increase their students’ learning outcomes. All professional development courses are offered online.

How to Get Started

Simply sign up through CPD for one or more of the classes listed below. Once you have completed the class, you may register for VCSU graduate professional development credit through your student account at CPD.

Visit the CPD website or select a class below and review the North Dakota offerings where you can read about classes and print a syllabus.

Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 Classes

TitleDescriptionSpring 2020Summer 2021Fall 2021
#NoFakeNews: Teaching Information LiteracyeMindfulness when integrated into the classroom, has the ability to transform classroom and school culture. We as educators understand that we are living in a time when social emotional learning is an urgent matter. Mental health issues and school violence are on the rise. Educators in this course will develop strategies for putting mindfulness activities into their classrooms to improve student learning outcomes and behaviors.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213136EDUC 2000 CPD# 214136EDUC 2000 CPD# 211136
21st Century Skills: From Your Classroom to the Workplace and CollegeThe evolution of technology, collaboration and communication methods has rewritten what it means to be college and career ready in this century. Teachers in this class will look at methods and strategies for increasing the amount of 21st Century workplace and college skills in their classroom. Areas of exploration will include PBL, the flipped classroom, blended learning and digital collaboration and sharing This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213164EDUC 2000 CPD# 214164EDUC 2000 CPD# 211164
A Classroom Band and Identity This course will explore ideas for parent communication, update classroom websites with engaging reinforcement & enrichment activities, and explore how to utilize QR Codes in the classroom. By utilizing professional Twitter accounts, students will have the latest educational updates and ideas from the gurus in education. This class will allow you to apply technology to any discipline of elementary education to make your teaching even more engaging.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213206EDUC 2000 CPD# 214206EDUC 2000 CPD# 211206
A New Bully - The Cyber Bully A primary goal of this course requires that teachers will learn various techniques that they can implement upon return to their classrooms. Additionally, teachers will reflect on what they are learning and propose a way to integrate cyber bullying content into the classroom curriculum. This course is appropriate for all K-12 school professionals.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213238EDUC 2000 CPD# 214238EDUC 2000 CPD# 211238
Achieving Literacy Gains for Students with Limited English In order to meet academic success, this population needs to make linguistic gains in order to begin to master course content. Participants will work with evidence-based practices and instructional intervention strategies to improve language skills for this population.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213246EDUC 2000 CPD# 214246EDUC 2000 CPD# 211246
Acquiring Parent Involvement and Support Educators in this course will examine methods for utilizing technology to engage parents and achieve their support in the education process.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213174EDUC 2000 CPD# 214174EDUC 2000 CPD# 211174
Adapting Instruction to Reduce Unwanted Behavior Educators in this course will examine dozens of research based strategies to address behavior through instruction. Each educator in this course will focus on specific behaviors from their classes and will utilize research based strategies for overcoming these barriers to learning.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213180EDUC 2000 CPD# 214180EDUC 2000 CPD# 211180
Adding Mindfulness and Meditation into Your ClassroomMindfulness when integrated into the classroom, has the ability to transform classroom and school culture. We as educators understand that we are living in a time when social emotional learning is an urgent matter. Mental health issues and school violence are on the rise. Educators in this course will develop strategies for putting mindfulness activities into their classrooms to improve student learning outcomes and behaviors.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213135EDUC 2000 CPD# 214135EDUC 2000 CPD# 211135
Adding Yoga Into Your Classroom Educators are bombarded by paperwork, testing requirements, classroom management issues, and now core curriculum expectations. Most teachers would say, "How do you expect me to fit yoga into my already jam-packed schedule?" The answer is , Incorporating yoga can be as simple as 10 minutes a day.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213252EDUC 2000 CPD# 214252EDUC 2000 CPD# 211252
Addressing Disciplinary Literacy This course will help educators to learn to create effective integrated literacy experiences for all students in every discipline. An important focus of the course is the development of discipline-specific and academic language. Teachers will examine and analyze the unique characteristics of the literacy patterns of their individual discipline and acquire strategies for addressing these patterns in order to improve comprehension.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213232EDUC 2000 CPD# 214232EDUC 2000 CPD# 211232
Addressing the Impact of PovertyFor educators to overcome the devastating impact poverty has on learning, they must first understand the relationship between academic achievement and socioeconomic status. Educators will gain strategies and tools to assist and meet the needs of impoverished youth.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213244EDUC 2000 CPD# 214244EDUC 2000 CPD# 211244
Adjusting the Norm - Strategies for Embracing All Cultures in the ClassroomEducators will review research-based strategies to better incorporate students from other cultures into the classroom. Educators in this course will become empowered to adjust instructional delivery to meet the needs of their classroom's changing demographics and improve educational outcomes for all students.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213242EDUC 2000 CPD# 214242EDUC 2000 CPD# 211242
Adolescent Literacy This course will prepare you to assist your adolescent students who struggle with literacy to achieve literacy success by providing strategies and techniques that you can incorporate into your secondary classroom in order to scaffold your students' literacy development. In this course, you will learn to implement research-based instructional practices that scaffold adolescents' literacy development in the areas of motivation, engagement, reading expository text, using prior knowledge, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and studying.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213222EDUC 2000 CPD# 214222EDUC 2000 CPD# 211222
Advancing ELL Family-School Relationships This course will examine belief systems and research-based practices for serving culturally and linguistically diverse students. Educators will create a student profile based on content and language data, as well as student strengths.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213168EDUC 2000 CPD# 21168EDUC 2000 CPD# 211168
Aiming Towards Eliminating Problem Behaviors Every teacher across the country deals with some form of a problem behavior in the classroom. This course will present strategies for preventing these behaviors and responding to them. Participants will develop the capacity to provide a caring, energetic and safe classroom atmosphere where all students are encouraged and engaged. Participants will also examine methods for adapting instruction to prevent behaviors before they occur.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213240EDUC 2000 CPD# 214240EDUC 2000 CPD# 211240
Aligning Your ELA Class to the Next Generation Learning StandardsThis course will assist educators in getting started with the Next Generation ELA Learning Standards, and aligning their materials and lessons to these new and improved requirements. Each educator will have the opportunity to create student resources, collaborate with their peers, and exchange ideas and best practices.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213202EDUC 2000 CPD# 214202EDUC 2000 CPD# 211202
Aligning Your Math Class to the Next Generation Learning Standards This course will assist educators in getting started with the Next Generation Math Learning Standards, and aligning their materials and lessons to these new and improved requirements. Each educator will have the opportunity to create student resources, collaborate with their peers, and exchange ideas and best practices.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213200EDUC 2000 CPD# 214200EDUC 2000 CPD# 211200
Aligning Your Science Class to the Next Generation Learning Standards This course will assist educators in getting started with the Next Generation Learning Standards, and aligning their materials and lessons to these new and improved requirements. Each educator will have the opportunity to create student resources, collaborate with their peers, and exchange ideas and best practices.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213204EDUC 2000 CPD# 214204EDUC 2000 CPD# 211204
All Learning Types: Differentiating Instruction to Meet the NGLSThis course is designed to provide educators with the resources to create a learning environment that will maximize the potential for student success by using the strategies associated with differentiated instruction. At the end of this course the educator will be able to modify, adapt, and design new approaches to instruction in response to students? needs, interests, and learning preferences.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213137EDUC 2000 CPD# 214137EDUC 2000 CPD# 211137
Alternatives to SuspensionTeachers in this course will take a look at behavior and different approaches for avoiding suspensions that could be implemented both at the classroom and building levels. Teachers will develop strategies for making connections and addressing behaviors in a manner that prevents suspensions.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213170EDUC 2000 CPD# 214170EDUC 2000 CPD# 211170
Anti Bullying Strategies for the ClassroomThis course will focus on establishing a safe learning environment where all students can learn. Strategies for preventing bullying and assisting the victims of bullying will be addressed. This course is recommended for all K-12 educators.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213154EDUC 2000 CPD# 214154EDUC 2000 CPD# 211154
Anxiety and Stress Management in a School SettingThe purpose of this course is to enhance student performance by minimizing the negative effects of stress in the classroom. Participants learn a working definition of stress and anxiety, study research findings on the cause of stress, learn reasons explaining its impact upon teaching and learning, and conduct a thorough assessment of stress factors in their classrooms.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213220EDUC 2000 CPD# 214220EDUC 2000 CPD# 211220
Anxiety Disorders and Other Emotional DisturbancesThis course will offer recent research on behavior modification programs and their implementation in the classroom. Through internet articles, websites and case studies, participants will focus on how to provide a safe and predictable structure that students with E.D. require. This course is appropriate for both regular and special education teachers and PPS Staff.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213160EDUC 2000 CPD# 214160EDUC 2000 CPD# 211160
Applying Evidence Based Practices to Improve Classroom ManagementThis course will deeply analyze and develop strategies for improving classroom management. All strategies are evidence based and will help teachers improve their management of physical space, instruction, routine development, correcting behavior and issuing consequences. Teachers will develop proactive strategies that will improve student learning outcomes and behavioral outcomes. This course is appropriate for all K-12 teachers and assistants.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213182EDUC 2000 CPD# 214182EDUC 2000 CPD# 211182
Applying Research Based Strategies to Build Study SkillsThis course will allow educators to build skills and instructional strategies for improving students' ability to listen, note-taking, textbook reading, test taking strategies, and paper/essay writing. This course will also introduce strategies for teaching students' anxiety and stress reduction techniques.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213166EDUC 2000 CPD# 214166EDUC 2000 CPD# 211166
Approaches for Changing Student Behavior Using PBISParticipants will be able to examine what a PBIS System is and analyze how a PBIS System helps with problematic behaviors. They will also identify different interventions for behaviors.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213172EDUC 2000 CPD# 214172EDUC 2000 CPD# 211172
Are You a Culturally Responsive Teacher?This course will walk educators through the process of learning about the link between culture and neuroscience, as well as methods for infusing daily lessons with culturally responsive activities. A happier, focused classroom is the outcome.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213208EDUC 2000 CPD# 214208EDUC 2000 CPD# 211208
Assessment and Innovative Data InstructionThis course will help educator use data analysis to improve student learning. The use of different assessment types and data are at the heart of data driven instruction. Participants will analyze data, focus on increasing rigor in the classroom, types of assessment, and the building blocks to successful data driven instruction implementation. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213190EDUC 2000 CPD# 214190EDUC 2000 CPD# 211190
Auditory Processing DisorderTechnology has revolutionized the way we think, work, and play. Technology, when integrated into the curriculum, revolutionizes the learning process. More and more studies show that technology integration in the curriculum improves students' learning processes and outcomes.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213158EDUC 2000 CPD# 214158EDUC 2000 CPD# 211158
Authentic Assessment in Physical EducationThis course will help physical education teachers learn how to design and implement the knowledge and skills for students to engage in a lifetime of health and fitness.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213210EDUC 2000 CPD# 214210EDUC 2000 CPD# 211210
Autism Spectrum DisorderThis courses will review the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Participants will examine best instructional practices and methodologies. This course is appropriate for all teachers K-12.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213132EDUC 2000 CPD# 214132EDUC 2000 CPD# 211132
Basics of Blended LearningThis course will explain the basics of blended learning and introduce the participant to basic and easy resources to start implementing blended learning into their classrooms tomorrow! Participants will create worksheets, lesson plans and a unit plan that put blended learning into practice. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213118EDUC 2000 CPD# 214118EDUC 2000 CPD# 211118
Battling Teacher BurnoutTeachers in today?s classrooms have more expectations and pressures placed on them than ever before. The rapid change that we have seen in education is nothing like previous teacher generations faced. Educators will examine methods for improving morale and avoiding burnout feelings.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213138EDUC 2000 CPD# 214138EDUC 2000 CPD# 211138
Behavior Modification and Discipline StrategiesParticipants in this class will create, implement and assess behavior modification systems for their classroom, as well as examine several models of student discipline while evaluating some of their own discipline policies. This class is appropriate for all K-12 educators.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213192EDUC 2000 CPD# 214192EDUC 2000 CPD# 211192
Behavior Modifications and Discipline StrategiesThe purpose of this course is to uncover how motivation to behaviors have adapted due to technology and to adequately address and intervene with problem behavior through behavior modification techniques. This course is appropriate for all student support staff members, regular and special education teachers.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213162EDUC 2000 CPD# 214162EDUC 2000 CPD# 211162
Bring PBL to Physical EducationPersonalized learning is taking education by storm and we need to determine what it looks like in physical education. This course will help physical education teachers learn how to design and implement project based learning with voice and choice so they can offer more innovative lessons for their students.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213186EDUC 2000 CPD# 214186EDUC 2000 CPD# 211186
Bringing More Formative Assessment Into Your ClassroomTeachers in the class will review the research on formative assessment as well as explore dozens of instructional tools that can be used for formative assessments. Teachers will leave this course with concrete and easy to use examples for embedding more formative assessments into their lessonsEDUC 2000 CPD# 213188EDUC 2000 CPD# 214188EDUC 2000 CPD# 211188
Bringing PBL Into Your Math ClassroomAs we prepare the 21st Century Students for the 21st Century workforce, we need to arm them with the ability to problem solve and think critically. Participants will work with resources that focus specifically on using PBL with students with disabilities and multi-language learners.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213139EDUC 2000 CPD# 214139EDUC 2000 CPD# 211139
Building a Classroom Culture of ResilienceThis course will help physical education teachers learn how to design and implement project based learning with voice and choice so they can offer more innovative lessons for their students.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213228EDUC 2000 CPD# 214228EDUC 2000 CPD# 211228
Character EducationSchools can foster this development in and out of the classroom by focusing on intellectual, social, emotional, and ethical character in students. Implementing character development programs that focus on these needs give students the optimal chance at success. Character education is a primary prevention tool used to promote positive youth development, academic achievement, and character development.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213184EDUC 2000 CPD# 214184EDUC 2000 CPD# 211184
Co-Teaching Methods that WorkThis course will refresh teachers on special education law, the IEP and other regulations. The relationship between the special education and general education teachers will be examined. This course is appropriate for K-12 General and Special Education Teachers.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213152EDUC 2000 CPD# 214152EDUC 2000 CPD# 211152
Combating Childhood Obesity Through Physical EducationThis course, will introduce you to the causes of childhood obesity. Knowledge of these factors and their negative consequences will help you as an educator combat the causes of a childhood obesity. Using the techniques from this course, you will be able to promote healthy choices that can positively impact students for the rest of their lives.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213212EDUC 2000 CPD# 214212EDUC 2000 CPD# 211212
Common Core and the Special Education StudentParticipants will examine how to increase reading and writing skills to meet the diverse needs of learners in today's schools. This course will examine the curriculum changes that have resulted from Common Core and how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of special education students. Participants will develop strategies for teaching note taking skills, reading comprehension skills, math and writing skills. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213114EDUC 2000 CPD# 214114EDUC 2000 CPD# 211114
Conflict Resolution - How to Maintain the Peace in Your ClassroomThis class will look at some easy to implement strategies to assist teachers in reducing conflict and outbursts in the room. Teachers will also examine some basic negotiation and mediation skills that are easy to execute and can help "keep the peace".EDUC 2000 CPD# 213138EDUC 2000 CPD# 214138EDUC 2000 CPD# 211138
Constructing Critically Conscious Learning EnvironmentsIn this course participants will be introduced to the concept and theory of Critical Consciousness and how It can be applied to classroom instruction to directly affect student outcome and success. This course is also beneficial to all educators that work in the school, not just the traditional classroom, but counselors, psychologists, and those working within the small group and/or alternative settingsEDUC 2000 CPD# 213141EDUC 2000 CPD# 214141EDUC 2000 CPD# 211141
Constructing the Creative ClassroomThis course will identify basic concepts associated with creativity and review key questions about creativity.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213224EDUC 2000 CPD# 214224EDUC 2000 CPD# 211224
Data Driven InstructionThis course will help educator use data analysis to improve student learning. The use of data and student learning objectives (SLOs) are at the heart of data driven instruction. Participants will analyze data, focus on increasing rigor in the classroom, types of assessment, and the building blocks to successful data driven instruction implementation. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213156EDUC 2000 CPD# 214156EDUC 2000 CPD# 211156
Deconstructing the Opportunity GapA consequence of the widening income gap in the United States is its effects on education in underserved communities. This course will explore opportunities, introduce educators to available resources, and ultimately support teachers in their desire to close the achievement gap of our underserved student populations.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213140EDUC 2000 CPD# 214140EDUC 2000 CPD# 211140
Differentiated Instruction for English Language LearnersThis course prepares teachers to effectively understand ELLs' backgrounds and to differentiate their instructional approach. By providing the skills to differentiate their instruction through multiple modalities, this course gives a practical, classroom ready application of new learning to improve instructional practice. This course is appropriate for both regular and special education teachers.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213176EDUC 2000 CPD# 214176EDUC 2000 CPD# 211176
Discipline Models for the Classroom TeacherParticipants in this class will examine several models of student discipline while evaluating some of their own classroom management and discipline policies. This class is appropriate for all K-12 educators.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213116EDUC 2000 CPD# 214116EDUC 2000 CPD# 211116
Effective Co-Teaching PracticesThis course will provide knowledge and discuss the successful current practices in the co-teaching field, and ways for teachers to plan effective lessons together. The models discussed in the course will offer guidelines to create a dynamic co-teaching relationship to ensure the students needs are being addressed within the classroom.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213214EDUC 2000 CPD# 214214EDUC 2000 CPD# 211214
ELLs: Meeting the Academic Needs of English Language LearnersAs the diversity of the United States increases, so too does the need for teachers of second language learners.  Participants in this course will create lesson plans that incorporate strategies to reach ELL students. This class is appropriate for all K-12 teachers.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213142EDUC 2000 CPD# 214142EDUC 2000 CPD# 211142
Emotional Disabilities - Best PracticesThis course will offer recent research on behavior modification programs and their implementation in the classroom. Through internet articles, websites and case studies, participants will focus on how to provide the essential structure that students with E.D. require, even during “unstructured” activities and transitions. This course is beneficial for both regular and special education teachers.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213126EDUC 2000 CPD# 214126EDUC 2000 CPD# 211126
Emotional Security and Safe SchoolsBy addressing emotional security in schools, students will be more engaged in learning, staff will be more aware of the individual needs of students and risk prevention strategies will fall into place. This course is appropriate for all K-12 teachers and school professionals.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213218EDUC 2000 CPD# 214218EDUC 2000 CPD# 211218
Empowering Today's TeenagerTeachers in this course will research the issues facing today’s teenager and how these issues impact the classroom. Teachers will develop lessons and instructional strategies for helping students learn to control impulses, level out erratic behavior and deal with their changing bodies. This course is appropriate for grade 6-12 educators.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213104EDUC 2000 CPD# 214104EDUC 2000 CPD# 211104
Engaging, Motivating and Exciting LearnersStudents need to be engaged and excited about learning to meet their full potential. This course will allow educators to develop and implement strategies that increase student motivation and engagement.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213142EDUC 2000 CPD# 214142EDUC 2000 CPD# 211142
Gifted Teaching and Learning in Every ClassroomIn this course, educators will learn how to identify gifted students, address the unique challenges they experience, create appropriate assignments & differentiate your own pre-existing plans.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213143EDUC 2000 CPD# 214143EDUC 2000 CPD# 211143
Google Apps - The Paperless ClassroomEach participant will create worksheets, presentations, quizzes and activities that exist ?sans paper? and allow their students to work collaboratively around essential 21st Century tools that they will need to master for success in the workplace.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213144EDUC 2000 CPD# 214144EDUC 2000 CPD# 211144
Growth Mindset in Your ClassroomTeachers in this course will develop methods for reflecting on their current practices and materials in a manner that will assist their students in growing this essential capacity. Present research and best practices will be evaluated and utilized to improve student learning outcomes in the classroom.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213194EDUC 2000 CPD# 214194EDUC 2000 CPD# 211194
Health Sciences Applied to CoachingThe course is a series of interactive exercises and activities designed to study Health Sciences as they apply to coaching sports. Through these activities, exercises and health application to coaching topics, participants will gain information, organize it for professional and personal use, and apply it to their programs.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213402EDUC 2000 CPD# 214402EDUC 2000 CPD# 211402
How to Flip Your ClassroomFlipped lessons provide for more active learning opportunities with students taking more responsibility reaching learning objectives. This course will analyze the theories and research supporting flipped lessons, as well as introduce educators to online tools and resources to create a successful and meaningful flipped experience. Participants will explore and utilize many free resources including TED TALKS, Khan Academy and the NY Times.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213122EDUC 2000 CPD# 214122EDUC 2000 CPD# 211122
Improving Student Outcomes Through Effective HomeworkWe can leverage our homework policies to improve student learning outcomes. Participants will assess their current homework practices and evaluate the components of an effective homework assignment. Teachers will also develop paperless assignments as well as flipped lessons and homework assignments. This class is appropriate for all K-12 educators.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213136EDUC 2000 CPD# 214136EDUC 2000 CPD# 211136
Improving Teacher Questioning TechniquesWith higher and more exhaustive standards being placed on our students, we must use our ability to question students in a manner that improves their ability to think critically and problem solve. This course will prepare teachers to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards and improve student learning outcomes.  This course is appropriate for K-12 teachers.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213148EDUC 2000 CPD# 214148EDUC 2000 CPD# 211148
Incorporating Social and Emotional Skills in Your ClassesIn order to teach the whole child, we as educators must understand that learning is also a social and emotional experiences. Knowing one’s emotions, how to manage them, and ways to express them constructively are essential life skills. These skills enable one to handle stress, control impulses, and motivate oneself to persevere when faced with personal, academic, or work-related obstacles.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213236EDUC 2000 CPD# 214236EDUC 2000 CPD# 211236
iPads and Tablets in the 21st Century ClassroomParticipants will research educational applications and analyze how the ipad/tablet can improve student academic performance and provide differentiated instruction to close the learning gaps for struggling students. Finally, participants will explore the obstacles teachers face when using ipads/tablets in the classroom and strategies to overcome them.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213216EDUC 2000 CPD# 214216EDUC 2000 CPD# 211216
LGBTQI EducationThis course will examine the scientific research on Transgender and gender non-conforming youth in the context of the practical challenges faced by these individuals and their families. This course is imperative as it will enable any counselor or educator to be a reliable source for those youth who feel marginalized due to their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. This course is appropriate for all K-12 school professionals.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213230EDUC 2000 CPD# 214230EDUC 2000 CPD# 211230
Managing ADHD and LD in the ClassroomThis course will allow teachers to examine current research geared at helping all teachers work effectively with students with ADHD and learning disabilities. Teachers will understand the impact of ADHD on a student’s performance, the difference between male and female students with ADHD and be made aware of basic instructional strategies to implement in their classroom.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213110EDUC 2000 CPD# 214110EDUC 2000 CPD# 211110
Multi Cultural Education for the 21st CenturyTeachers in this course will develop lessons and instructional strategies that benefit all students, native English speaking and ELL students. Teachers will develop competencies and skills to teach within their content and implement an understanding of how language is structured, acquired, developed, and how they vary.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213196EDUC 2000 CPD# 214196EDUC 2000 CPD# 211196
Parent Contact Made EasyThis course will address online communication tools including teacher blogs, Remind101 and email distribution lists. Participants will also analyze how increased reliance on technology and social media is playing a role in the current trend of the "flipped classroom".  This course is appropriate for all grade level/subject teachers.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213130EDUC 2000 CPD# 214130EDUC 2000 CPD# 211130
Principles, Philosophy and Organizations of AthleticsThe course covers basic philosophy and principles as integral parts of physical education and general education; State, local and national regulations and policies related to athletics; legal considerations; function and organization of leagues and athletic associations; personal standards for the responsibilities of the coach as an educational leader; public relations; general safety procedures; general principles of school budgets, records, purchasing and use of facilities.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213400EDUC 2000 CPD# 21400EDUC 2000 CPD# 21100
Strategies for Improving Study SkillsSometimes we take it for granted that students “know how” to study. Study skills are a skill set that many of our special education students need to improve.  This course will allow educators to build skills and instructional strategies for improving students ability to listen, note-taking, textbook reading, test taking strategies, and paper/essay writing. This course will also introduce strategies for teaching students anxiety and stress reduction techniques. This class is appropriate for all K-12 general and special education teachers.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213108EDUC 2000 CPD# 214108EDUC 2000 CPD# 211108
Tackling TraumaMany students are unable to regulate internal behaviors and as a result display withdrawal, shutting down and zoning out.  Educators will examine the impact of trauma on cognitive and emotional growth, the learning challenges that result from trauma, and trauma-informed classroom strategies.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213234EDUC 2000 CPD# 214234EDUC 2000 CPD# 211234
Teacher as a Counselor: Appropriate Strategies for the ClassroomToday’s teacher has much more on their plate when it comes to counseling students within the classroom. This course will introduce teachers to some basic strategies for assisting students through many common issues, such as anxiety, bullying, conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder. Participants in this course will also analyze methods for setting up appropriate boundaries with students.  This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213140EDUC 2000 CPD# 214140EDUC 2000 CPD# 211140
Teaching Students in Grit and OwnershipIn some cases, students in poverty have to overcome many obstacles just to make it to school which is a demonstration of grit in itself. The purpose of this course is to examine the approaches that educators among all grade levels can utilize in taking attention to teaching beyond the classroom. Rather than reciting curriculum, participants of this course will apply these practices within their lessons while developing a more fluid and flexible approach to teaching students with various needs. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213198EDUC 2000 CPD# 214198EDUC 2000 CPD# 211198
Teaching TogetherThis course is designed to assist all educators in developing and utilizing effective practices to successfully mentor novice teachers and teachers in need of help. This course supports the premise that all educators are lifelong learners and that working in partnership with colleagues enhances classroom practices, improves students? learning and builds social communities.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213145EDUC 2000 CPD# 214145EDUC 2000 CPD# 211145
Technology in the Common Core Math ClassroomTechnology has revolutionized the way we think, work, and play. Technology, when integrated into the curriculum, revolutionizes the learning process. More and more studies show that technology integration in the curriculum improves students' learning processes and outcomes.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213128EDUC 2000 CPD# 214128EDUC 2000 CPD# 211128
Technology Tools for Every ClassroomThis course will allow educators to explore online tools and other strategies for integrating technology into their daily lesson plans. Course participants will research and develop classroom strategies for surrounding blended learning, flipped classroom, QR Codes, instructional games, TED Talks and lesson plans, Khan Academy, instructional videos, and utilizing mobile devices in the classroom. Teachers will also explore technology options for communicating with parents.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213124EDUC 2000 CPD# 214124EDUC 2000 CPD# 211124
The Paperless ClassroomEach participant will create worksheets, presentations, quizzes and activities that exist “sans paper” and allow their students to work collaboratively around essential 21 st Century tools that they will need to master for success in the workplace.  This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213102EDUC 2000 CPD# 214102EDUC 2000 CPD# 211102
Theory and Techniques of CoachingThe course will begin with an introductory phase in which the basic concepts common to all sports will be discussed. Topics will include a history of interscholastic athletics in New York State. The objectives, rules, regulations and policies of athletics, as well as performance skills, technical information, and organization and management practices will also be among the topics covered. The special training and conditioning of the athletes in specific sports, the fitting of equipment, specific safety precautions and officiating methods will also be examined.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213404EDUC 2000 CPD# 214404EDUC 2000 CPD# 211404
Understanding Mental Health and Mental IllnessMental health and illness is a component of teaching that has evolved and increased in importance in recent years.  Educators in this course will examine methods for addressing the mental health of their students through academic supports, interventions and relationship building.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213226EDUC 2000 CPD# 214226EDUC 2000 CPD# 211226
Using Project Based Learning to Meet the CCSProject Based Learning is one method for improving critical thinking skills in our students. PBL prepares students for the problem solving activities the 21st Century workplace will demand. Teachers will focus on best practices related to PBL and how to increase critical thinking skills and performance.  This course is appropriate for all K-12 teachers.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213150EDUC 2000 CPD# 214150EDUC 2000 CPD# 211150
Using Social Media in the ClassroomThis course will help teachers move past the negative aspects of social media and allow for a focus on using social media in the classroom to help motivate students to learn. Teachers will examine how they can utilize tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to modernize their lessons. Teachers will also research and implement methods for using social media as a motivator in the classroom to keep students engaged in the learning experience.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213146EDUC 2000 CPD# 214146EDUC 2000 CPD# 211146
Wake them Up! - Motivating LessonsKeeping students engaged and active participants in the learning process is the most important aspect of lesson planning. This course will discuss strategies for “hooking” students and keeping them as active participants in the learning process.  This class is appropriate for all K-12 teachers.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213144EDUC 2000 CPD# 214144EDUC 2000 CPD# 211144
What You Need to Know About VapingThe VAPING EPIDEMIC has created an immediate resource crisis for parents, schools, agency workers, administrators, counselors and support staff.  This course will cover all pertinent facts and fictions related to electronic nicotine delivery devices including up-to-date information on the changes in vaping regulations, and the what-we-know-to-date on the pulmonary cases outbreak across 38 states will be addressed.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213250EDUC 2000 CPD# 214250EDUC 2000 CPD# 211250
You've Got it Backwards: Understanding By DesignThough there are many criticisms and labels given to UbD or Understanding by Design templates and course structures, the overwhelming research shows that when teachers plan using this method, they are ensuring the curriculum, content, and assessment are aligned with specific student outcomes and transferable skills. Each educator in this course will focus on understanding how backwards planning can improve his or her teaching.EDUC 2000 CPD# 203146EDUC 2000 CPD# 204146EDUC 2000 CPD# 211146
Your School is a BYOD - Now What?As schools look to integrate technology and create digitally well-versed students, many are arriving at the decision to implement “bring your own device” policies (BYOD).  This course will focus on formative assessments, cloud syncing, content sharing, expression, link sharing, screen casting, electronic note taking, online presentations and many other tools to leverage the BYOD classroom. This course is appropriate for all grade level/subject teachers.EDUC 2000 CPD# 213134EDUC 2000 CPD# 214134EDUC 2000 CPD# 211134