Online Professional Development Courses

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VCSU has partnered with ed2go to provide a wide range of short, affordable online professional development courses. We offer a wide range of instructor-led courses that start monthly and allow students to study and interact with a cohort over a six-week schedule. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Topics include child development, classroom technology, language, and more

TitleDescriptionPrice
A to Z Grant WritingLearn how to research and develop relationships with potential funding sources, organize grant writing campaigns, and prepare proposals.$125
A to Z Grant Writing II - Beyond the BasicsSharpen your grant research skills, write the most important sections of grant applications, and learn the types of grants available.$125
Advanced Grant Proposal WritingGain a full understanding of the criteria funders use to determine whether your grant proposal gets funded or rejected$125
Blogging and Podcasting for BeginnersLearn how to create your very own blog and podcast using the tools that you already have a available on your computer.$125
Common Core Standards for English Language Arts K-5Gain confidence in applying the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language) to the K-5 classroom.$125
Content Literacy: Grades 6-12Learn practical strategies for incorporating reading, writing, and the other literacy skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards into your content area for Adolescent$125
Creating a Classroom WebsiteLearn how to create a classroom website and how having one can make you a more effective and dynamic teacher.$125
Creating Classroom CentersLearn how to create engaging, easy-to-maintain classroom center activities that boost independent learning while increasing small-group instruction time.$125
Creating the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for SuccessIn this professional development course for teachers, you will get the training you need to reach the diverse mix of students you face every day--learning proven strategies that turn diversity into opportunity.$125
Differentiated Instruction in the ClassroomImprove your ability to reach diverse learners with real-world examples from elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.$125
Differentiating K-12 AssessmentsLearn effective strategies for differentiating your assessments and empowering every student in your class to succeed.$125
Empowering Students with DisabilitiesExplore common disabilities you'll encounter in the classroom and master techniques for promoting academic, behavioral, and social skills in students with special needs.$125
Enhancing Language Development in ChildhoodEnrich the lives of your children by learning fun and natural ways to help them become proficient speakers and thinkers.$125
Get Assertive!Find out how you can stop others from intimidating you or treating you poorly.$125
Get Grants!Learn how to develop successful, fundable grant proposals from experts in the field.$125
Grammar RefresherDevelop your English grammar skills and take your writing and speaking to the next level of excellence in this course.$125
Grammar Refresher IITake your grammar and language mechanics skills to the next level, and master the building blocks of effective writing.$125
GRE Preparation - Part 1 (Verbal and Analytical)Discover powerful strategies for success in the verbal reasoning and analytical writing sections of the GRE revised General Test (course 1 of 2).$125
GRE Preparation - Part 2 (Quantitative)Learn a variety of useful techniques for tackling the quantitative reasoning sections of the computerized GRE revised General Test (Course 2 of 2).$125
Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student AchievementGet the professional development training you need to improve student literacy.$125
Guided Reading: Strategies for the Differentiated ClassroomLearn creative ways to bring differentiated instruction and guided reading to life in your classroom.$125
Handling Medical EmergenciesThis course will teach you how to identify common medical emergencies, recognize signs and symptoms, and how to render appropriate emergency care.$125
Homeschool With SuccessDiscover how to homeschool your children in a way that ensures they get what they need both academically and socially.$125
Integrating Technology in the ClassroomIn this professional development course for teachers, you will learn about technology integration in the classroom and gain the skills needed to use tools like apps, assistive technology, and blogs effectively.$125
Introduction to AlgebraUnderstand how algebra is relevant to every aspect of your daily life and become skilled at solving a variety of algebraic problems.$125
LeadershipGain the respect and admiration of others, exert more control over your destiny, and enjoy success in your professional and personal life.$125
LSAT Preparation - Part 1Learn about law school entrance procedures, developing analytical reasoning skills, and improving your test-taking skills (course 1 of 2)$125
LSAT Preparation - Part 2Improve your reading comprehension and logical reasoning skills, and discover proven approaches for selecting correct exam answers (course 2 of 2).$125
Medical MathMaster the math skills you need to succeed in the medical field ranging from calculating dosages to using scientific formulas.  The hands-on activities in this course will help you perform day-to-day math tasks quickly and easily.$125
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 in the ClassroomIn this course for teachers, you'll learn how to motivate students and enrich lessons by bringing Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 presentations into your classroom.$125
Ready, Set, Read!A learning specialist shows you how to raise a successful reader and writer.$125
Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies that WorkLearn response to intervention (RTI) strategies that ensure the struggling readers in your classroom get the help and education they need.$125
Singapore Math Strategies: Advanced Model Drawing for Grades 6-9Master model drawing, a revolutionary technique for teaching middle school math students how to triumph over word problems and learn to love math.$125
Singapore Math Strategies: Model Drawing for Grades 1-6In this professional development course for teachers, you'll get the training you need to start teaching model drawing, the powerful Singapore Math Strategy that gives word problems a visual context.$125
Singapore Math: Number sense and Computational StrategiesIn this teacher training course, you'll learn Singapore's innovative and practical strategies for solving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems.$125
Solving Classroom Discipline ProblemsVeteran teacher reveals the secrets to an orderly classroom.  A step-by-step approach to effective, positive discipline.$125
Solving Classroom Discipline Problems IIIn this professional development course, you'll get the teacher training you need to deal effectively with serious discipline problems and help even the most challenging students you're teaching make more responsible choices.$125
Spanish in the ClassroomLearn essential Spanish for teachers so that you can bridge the communication gap with your Spanish-speaking students and parents!  By the end of this course, you will be well on your way to becoming a Spanish speaker and effectively communicating with the Spanish-speakers around you.$125
Survival Kit for New TeachersLearn the secrets for success in your first year of teaching.$125
Teaching Adult LearnersThis course will introduce numerous ways to motivate and teach adult students.  You'll learn dozens of powerful teaching techniques that will keep your adult learners excited and help them absorb your material effortlessly.  By the end of the course, you'll know all the tricks and techniques for winning over this fun, exciting, and very demanding group of students.$125
Teaching High School StudentsMaster the latest teaching strategies to help you reach high school students, including differentiated instruction and classroom management.$125
Teaching Math: Grades 4-6Reinvent math instruction for grades 4-6 by bringing hands-on learning, inexpensive manipulatives, and a real-world connections into your classroom.$125
Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring LessonsIn this course on teaching preschoolers, you will learn how to come up with creative and balanced preschool lesson plans for every month of the school year.$125
Teaching Science: Grades 4-6Increase your effectiveness as a science teacher for children in fourth through sixth grades.$125
Teaching Smarter with SMART BoardsMaster the use of SMART Board and SMART Notebook technology so you can create powerful interactive lessons that capture your students' attention.$125
Teaching Students with ADHDLearn practical strategies for helping children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) succeed in school.$125
Teaching Students With Autism: Strategies for SuccessHelp your students with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome unlock their potential in the classroom.$125
Teaching Writing: Grades 4-6In this teacher-training course, you'll learn from an experienced educator how to motivate and assist developing writers.$125
Teaching Writing: Grades K-3Learn how to nurture student writers in the early elementary$125
The Creative ClassroomEnrich your teaching talents and encourage your students' creative thinking as you learn to turn your classroom into a creative classroom.$125
The Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention ConnectionLearn how to combine two powerful educational approaches - Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention - so you can enable every student in your classroom to succeed.$125
Understanding AdolescentsUncover the secrets of the adolescent mind.  This course helps you gain valuable information on how adolescents feel, how their identities develop, and how you can best meet their needs.$125
Using the Internet in the ClassroomDiscover how you can use the internet to make teaching easier for you and more relevant to your students.$125
Writing Effective Grant ProposalsLearn to prepare grant proposals that get solid results for your favorite organization or charity.$125

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