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Queen Bees: Working with Adolescent Girls

- 3 Credits - 

3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-lane increases
)

  • accredited nationwide
  • start any time
  • up to 5 months to complete
  • independent study
  • all course materials included with course tuition
  • view FAQ

Course Description

This course examines the issues of adolescent girls and the way they behave towards other girls. The feminine dynamics that occur in schools in-between girls such as cliques, popularity and bullying are explained. Teasing, gossip, power plays as well as appearance and beauty are analyzed. How girls interact with boys, dating, relationships and promiscuous behaviors are discussed. Approaches for teachers to use in schools to inform classroom instruction, and address and mitigate these concerns are presented. Educators will also research this topic along with an application essay or develop lessons or activities to work with girls.

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits

Adolescent Girls' Interaction: Queen Bees and Wannabees

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives

  1. Educators will review the changes that take place in adolescent girls as they become involved in more complex interpersonal interactions with other girls in school settings.
  2. Participants will examine the interpersonal behaviors such as gossip, cliques, teasing notes and appearance and how these behaviors play themselves out in schools.
  3. Educators will learn about power and influence in-between girls as well as jealously and judging behaviors that take place on the internet and in school settings.
  4. Participants will explore dating issues, the influences of boys, crushes, matchmaking and a variety of adolescent sexuality issues and dramas that take place in schools.
  5. Educators will research this topic to be able to provide guidance and solutions to teen girls in school settings. These wells help preventing young girls from the dangers of sex, drugs and negative interrelationships in school and society.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

University Transcript: Click Here For Details

Adolescent Girls' Interaction: Queen Bees and Wannabees

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Laurie R. – CO –

“Thank you! I sure appreciate your program – it is great for a single, busy mother/teacher like me!“

Marge M. – IL –

“I hope someday we can meet! You crack me up!! You seem like the kind of professor I would enjoy having a class with!Thanks for all your kind words! Have a wonderful weekend! I plan on working on working on some ideas this weekend for the next week of classes!“

Marge M. – IL –

“thank you!I enjoyed taking your courses and I am sending many fellow teachers your site to take additional courses! I wish I could have gotten started with your courses soon, I felt they were much more applicable to teachers.Have a great summer!“

Cathy L. – NY –

“Thanks so much. It was a fun course. I think I might actually be able to use some of the info I learned. 🙂“

Alexis L. – PA –

“Thank you very much for getting back to me so quickly! I just have one more question. Is there any way I can get an electronic copy of my receipt for these two courses? Thank you so much for your time. I’ll be sure to let more of my colleagues know about the wonderful opportunities you present to educators for continuing education!“

TLC Testimonials

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.” – Tina B. , Maryland
Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.” – Christine G. , Indiana
Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me” – J. Churchill. Danvers, MA
I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education” – M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…” – Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues

$395

(3 Semester Graduate Credits)


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Student Achievement for African Americans

- 3 Credits - 



3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-lane increases
)

  • accredited nationwide
  • start any time
  • up to 5 months to complete
  • independent study
  • all course materials included with course tuition
  • view FAQ

Course Description

This course addresses achievement for African-American students by describing the behaviors and interactions within urban African-American students. Planning lessons inclusive of African American culture and interests are presented. Teachers will examine the latest research as it applies to academic achievement amongst Afro-American students. Educators will learn about improving instruction and academic achievement for all students. They will research this issue and develop writings, lessons or activities for classroom application to help students become successful in school.

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits







African-American Student Achievement

- 3 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Teachers will develop a framework of knowledge and understanding of the various strategies for improving achievement for African-American students in the classroom and school situations.
  2. Educators taking this course will learn about planning lessons inclusive to Africa-American culture as well as capitalizing on student interests.
  3. Teachers will learn about the effective interactions with Urban African-American culture as well as awareness of African American gender issues.
  4. Educators will examine the involvement of African-American parents in their child's educational experience and ways to improve support for schools.
  5. Teachers will examine these complex issues and develop a lesson or unit plan strategies or activities in the book and how they can use instructional techniques for improving student achievement and behavior in schools.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits
(post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

University Transcript: Click Here For Details

African-American Student Achievement

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Jenise R. – CO –

“Thank you so much for all of your assistance along the way! I really appreciate your help.“

Rachel M. – MA –

“Thanks again for your fast reply. I appreciate your attention to all of my questions. “

TLC Testimonials

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.”
– Tina B. , Maryland
Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.”
– Christine G. , Indiana
Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me”
– J. Churchill. Danvers, MA
I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education”
– M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…”
– Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues









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A Framework for Understanding Poverty

- 3 Credits - 



3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-lane increases
)

  • accredited nationwide
  • start any time
  • up to 5 months to complete
  • independent study
  • all course materials included with course tuition
  • view FAQ

Course Description

This course will study the patterns and behaviors of people in the culture of poverty. Social class rules and characteristics of generational poverty are explored. Teachers will examine the latest research as it applies to students in the classroom as well as parents. Educators will learn about improving instruction and academic achievement among students. Educators will research this issue for alternative or additional views to addressing the issue of poverty. Teachers may develop lessons or activities for classroom applications that help all students to be successful in school.

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits







A Framework For
Understanding Poverty

- 3 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Educators will acquire a framework of the culture of poverty and the role of language.
  2. Participants will learn about the hidden roles among social classes and how those roles influence how students work, behave and perceive the school experience.
  3. Educators will learn about the characteristics of generational poverty and how the patters of behavior, problems and world views are passed to future generations.
  4. Participants will explore the resources, role models, discipline and support systems.
  5. Educators will research the culture of poverty issue regarding alternative theories and conclusions presented in the book, as well as present a variety of solutions.
  6. Teachers will develop a lesson or unit plan that utilizes strategies or activities in the book and how to use instructional techniques to improve student achievement.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits
(post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

University Transcript: Click Here For Details

A Framework For Understanding Poverty

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Jane T. – IL –

“I learned a great deal in this class and appreciate it’s affordability.”                                    

Karen S. – IN –

“Thanks! I loved the book!!”                                    

Catherine H. – MI –

“got it, thanks for the quick response. And I really like hearing that it’s all about me! Cathy (the Poverty one, not the Dropout one) :)”

Dolores H. – MI –

” My name is Dolores Harley. I registered for the online course “Understanding Poverty” in September of 2010. I dove in and read the entire book and started applying the ideas and concepts right away. The book was fascinating and I couldn’t put it down. Due to an extremely heavy work load during the school year I was not able to dedicate the time I wanted to complete the course work. I am beginning that work now. It is my hope that you will accept my work between now and sometime in September, 2011. I am enjoying the work

Marshelle G. – ND –

” Thank you so much for getting this done in such a timely manner! I will be able to have it post marked by the 15th and this saved me paying double to have my SW license renewed! I really appreciate your time! I am glad that my assignments were up to your standards for an “A” grade! I learned so much from this book! Thank you again!”

TLC Testimonials

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.”
– Tina B. , Maryland
Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.”
– Christine G. , Indiana
Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me”
– J. Churchill. Danvers, MA
I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education”
– M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…”
– Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


$395

(3 Semester Graduate Credits)








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Essentials of World Languages

- 1 Credit - 



1 Semester Credit

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-lane increases
)

  • accredited nationwide
  • start any time
  • up to 5 months to complete
  • independent study
  • all course materials included with course tuition
  • view FAQ

Course Description

This course explores the new directions schools and districts are taking in designing and implementing flexible world languages programs. It creates a new framework for the value of language learning and for designing world language curriculums that use assessment targets. It discusses issues of instructional environments along with the roles of teachers and curriculum with performance based approaches. Setting various realistic expectations for student's second-language proficiency are also presented. Educators will also research various issues regarding world language instruction as well as develop lessons for classroom implementation.

Teacher feedback about this course

$195

1 Semester Graduate Credit







Essentials of World Languages, Grades K-12

- 1 Graduate Credit -






Course Objectives

  1. Teachers will examine the shift to performance-based model of language instruction programs and the challenges associated with new instructional activities, projects and academic assessments.
  2. Students will learn about setting more realistic expectations for attaining student's second-language proficiency using a variety of instructional approaches.
  3. Educators will be presented with new ways to arrange the instructional environment in languages classes as well as creating a new framework for the value of language learning in an increasing global social culture.
  4. Teachers learn about designing curriculum and corresponding assessments. They will review current research in the field of world languages and design new lessons and classroom strategies.
  5. Educators will review the new techniques and concepts that are being developed by teachers nationwide for possible implementation into their instruction.

Credit Hours

1 Semester Credit (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

University Transcript: Click Here For Details

Essentials of World Languages, Grades K-12

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Darla M. – OH –

“Thanks for your help and patience. I will forward the course purchase email and the completed assignments emails to you for the Using Technology in the Classroom course separately. I apologize for the confusion. “

TLC Testimonials

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.”
– Tina B. , Maryland
Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.”
– Christine G. , Indiana
Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me”
– J. Churchill. Danvers, MA
I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education”
– M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…”
– Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


$195

(1 Semester Graduate Credit)








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Understanding Hispanic Students: Module A

- 3 Credits - 



3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-lane increases
)

  • accredited nationwide
  • start any time
  • up to 5 months to complete
  • independent study
  • all course materials included with course tuition
  • view FAQ

Course Description

This course will provide an overview of Hispano-Indo history and clarify the various ethnic labels. Mayan/Aztec and Arabic/Spanish contributions to the Americas will be reviewed. The Origins of Hispanic stereotypes and diversity are examined. Hispanic religious, cultural traits and acculturation levels will be presented. Current social, political, and educational issues that affect Hispanos will be discussed. This course will help educators improve their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic history, culture, and address schooling and student academic achievement issues.

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits







Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues: Module A

- 3 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Educators will analyze statistical, educational, and social demographics that are related to Hispanic students and schooling trends in the United States.
  2. Participants will clarify the origins of Hispanic ethnic labels and accurate use of them as well as the cultural contributions of the Maya, Aztecs, and Islamic Spain.
  3. Educators will examine the origins of Hispanic stereotypes and myths regarding Spanish history or culture and explore them from a Spanish perspective.
  4. Participants will learn about and contrast various Hispanic cultural views, behaviors, and traits to distinguish them from U.S. culture and/or normal adolescent behavior.
  5. Educators will understand Hispanic religious beliefs and practices as well as the current immigrant assimilation and acculturation process.
  6. Participants will review and explore the current social, educational and political issues affecting U.S. Hispanos in school and society
  1. Educators will review learning theory and methodology for improving their instructional effectiveness regarding teaching Hispanic student's basic skills and core knowledge.
  2. Educators will synthesize the course content, power point shows and DVD's to develop a comprehensive approach to effective teaching and improving student achievement.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits
(post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

University Transcript: Click Here For Details

Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues: Module A

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Gail W. – MA –

“I found the course very informative. I really liked the videos – they were all about topics that I had limited experience in so they were very useful to me.”                                    

John H. – RI –

” I am very impressed with the course material as well as the way the information is causing me to question my own teaching methods. This course will have an influence on my teaching and my students. So, thank you for suggesting it.”

TLC Testimonials

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.”
– Tina B. , Maryland
Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.”
– Christine G. , Indiana
Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me”
– J. Churchill. Danvers, MA
I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education”
– M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…”
– Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


$395

(3 Semester Graduate Credits)








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The Epidemic – Rot of American Culture

- 3 Credits - 



3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-lane increases
)

  • accredited nationwide
  • start any time
  • up to 5 months to complete
  • independent study
  • all course materials included with course tuition
  • view FAQ

Course Description

This course will examine the moral decline of American culture, absentee or permissive parenting and the resulting plague of joyless, selfish children. Numerous social issues related to technology, media content, marriages, sexuality, values and family systems in the current culture are examined. The ramifications of these social issues on schools and students who bring those social behaviors into classroom settings are discussed. Recommendations for helping educators know what they can do to reach students in school settings are presented. Educators will research these issues and develop a written application essay, lesson/unit plan or project activity for school implementation.

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits







Epidemic: Rot of American Culture: Absentee & Permissive Parenting

- 3 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Educators will review the historical progression and decline of marriages and family system dysfunction and the impact they have on society, values and raising children.
  2. Participants will be presented with a model for teaching children to love and respect other people and numerous positive strategies to utilize when teaching children.
  3. Educators will examine early childhood education and the affects of day care on children and families as well as the social and economic issues families struggle with.
  4. Participants will review the impact of media violence, blatant sexuality and other negative social behaviors that the media presents and how to instill morality and values in an indifferent world.
  5. Educators will look at the issue of students growing up in an adult world of sex and violence without enjoying the innocence of childhood experiences and how that affects their development and ability to be successful in schools.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits
(post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

University Transcript: Click Here For Details

Epidemic: Rot of American Culture: Absentee & Permissive Parenting

What Others Are Saying About This Course

TLC Testimonials

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.”
– Tina B. , Maryland
Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.”
– Christine G. , Indiana
Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me”
– J. Churchill. Danvers, MA
I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education”
– M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…”
– Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


$395

(3 Semester Graduate Credits)








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