CUSTOMIZABLE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

Welcome to Valley City State University where you can get Graduate Professional Development Credit in conjunction with Customizable Professional Development (CPD) Online classes.

Customizable Professional Development’s (CPD) 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 Customizable Professional Development 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 Customizable Professional Development.

Click on the Customizable Professional Development link HERE or select a class below and link to the North Dakota classes where you can read about the classes and print a syllabus.

Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020 Classes

TitleDescriptionSpring 2020Summer 2020Fall 2020
21st Century Skills: From Your Classroom to the Workplace and College


The 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#
203164
EDUC 2000
CPD#
204164
EDUC
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#
203206
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204206
EDUC
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#
203238
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204238
EDUC
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#
203246
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204246
EDUC
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#
203174
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204174
EDUC
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#
203180
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204180
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211180
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#
203252
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204252
EDUC
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#
203232
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204232
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211232
Addressing the Impact of Poverty


For 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#
203244
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204244
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211244
Adjusting the Norm – Strategies for Embracing All Cultures in the Classroom
Educators 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#
203242
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204242
EDUC
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#
203222
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204222
EDUC
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#
203168
EDUC
2000
CPD#
20168
EDUC
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# 203240
EDUC 2000 CPD#
204240
EDUC 2000
CPD#
211240
Aligning Your ELA Class to the Next Generation Learning Standards

This 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# 203202
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204202
EDUC 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#
203200
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204200
EDUC
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#
203204
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204204
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211204
Alternatives to Suspension
Teachers 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#
203170
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204170
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211170
Anti Bullying Strategies for the Classroom

This 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#
203154
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204154
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211154
Anxiety and Stress Management in a School Setting

The 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#
203220
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204220
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211220
Anxiety Disorders and Other Emotional Disturbances

This 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#
203160
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204160
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211160
Applying Evidence Based Practices to Improve Classroom Management

This 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#
203182
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204182
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211182
Applying Research Based Strategies to Build Study Skills

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.EDUC 2000
CPD#
203166
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204166
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211166
Approaches for Changing Student Behavior Using PBIS

Participants 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#
203172
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204172
EDUC
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#
203208
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204208
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211208
Assessment and Innovative Data Instruction

This 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#
203190
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204190
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211190
Auditory Processing Disorder

Technology 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#
203158
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204158
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211158
Authentic Assessment in Physical Education

This 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#
203210
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204210
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211210
Autism Spectrum Disorder

This 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#
203132
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204132
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211132
Basics of Blended Learning

This 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#
203118
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204118
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211118
Behavior Modification and Discipline Strategies

Participants 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#
203192
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204192
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211192
Behavior Modifications and Discipline Strategies

The 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#
203162
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204162
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211162
Bring PBL to Physical Education

Personalized 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#
203186
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204186
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211186
Bringing More Formative Assessment Into Your Classroom

Teachers 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#
203188
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204188
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211188
Building a Classroom Culture of Resilience

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#
203228
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204228
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211228
Character Education

Schools 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#
203184
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204184
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211184
Co-Teaching Methods that Work

This 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#
203152
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204152
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211152
Combating Childhood Obesity Through Physical Education

This 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#
203212
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204212
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211212
Common Core and the Special Education Student

Participants 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#
203114
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204114
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211114
Conflict Resolution - How to Maintain the Peace in Your Classroom

This 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#
203138
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204138
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211138
Constructing the Creative Classroom

This course will identify basic concepts associated with creativity and review key questions about creativity.EDUC
2000
CPD#
203224
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204224
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211224
Data Driven Instruction

This 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#
203156
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204156
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211156
Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners

This 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#
203176
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204176
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211176
Discipline Models for the Classroom Teacher

Participants 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#
203116
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204116
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211116
Effective Co-Teaching Practices

This 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#
203214
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204214
EDUC
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#
203142
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204142
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211142
Emotional Disabilities - Best Practices

This 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#
203126
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204126
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211126
Emotional Security and Safe Schools

By 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#
203218
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204218
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211218
Empowering Today's Teenager

Teachers 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#
203104
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204104
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211104
Growth Mindset in Your Classroom

Teachers 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#
203194
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204194
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211194
Health Sciences Applied to Coaching

The 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#
203402
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204402
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211402
How to Flip Your Classroom

Flipped 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#
203122
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204122
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211122
Improving Student Outcomes Through Effective Homework
We 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#
203136
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204136
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211136
Improving Teacher Questioning Techniques

With 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#
203148
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204148
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211148
Incorporating Social and Emotional Skills in Your Classes

In 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#
203236
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204236
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211236
iPads and Tablets in the 21st Century Classroom

Participants 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#
203216
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204216
EDUC
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#
203230
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204230
EDUC
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#
203110
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204110
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211110
Multi Cultural Education for the 21st Century

Teachers 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#
203196
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204196
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211196
Parent Contact Made Easy

This 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#
203130
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204130
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211130
Principles, Philosophy and Organizations of Athletics

The 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#
203400
EDUC
2000
CPD#
20400
EDUC
2000
CPD#
21100
Strategies for Improving Study Skills

Sometimes 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#
203108
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204108
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211108
Tackling Trauma

Many 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#
203234
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204234
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211234
Teacher as a Counselor: Appropriate Strategies for the Classroom

Today’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#
203140
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204140
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211140
Teaching Students in Grit and Ownership

In 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#
203198
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204198
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211198
Technology in the Common Core Math Classroom

Technology 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#
203128
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204128
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211128
Technology Tools for Every Classroom

This 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#
203124
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204124
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211124
The Paperless Classroom

Each 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#
203102
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204102
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211102
Theory and Techniques of Coaching

The 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#
203404
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204404
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211404
Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness

Mental 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#
203226
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204226
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211226
Using Project Based Learning to Meet the CCS

Project 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#
203150
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204150
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211150
Using Social Media in the Classroom

This 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#
203146
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204146
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211146
Wake them Up! - Motivating Lessons

Keeping 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#
203144
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204144
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211144
What You Need to Know About Vaping

The 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#
203250
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204250
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211250
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#
203134
EDUC
2000
CPD#
204134
EDUC
2000
CPD#
211134

Office Information

Coordinator:
Misty Lindgren
800.532.8641 ext. 37303
701.845.7303
extend@vcsu.edu

Dean:
James Boe, Ph.D.
800.532.8641 ext. 37304
701.845.7304
extend@vcsu.edu

Registrar:
800.532.8641 ext. 37295
701.845.7295

Business Office:
800.532.8641 ext. 37232
701.845.7232