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Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom

- 3 Credits - 

3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-step 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 teacher professional development course addresses the numerous issues and content utilized for teaching gifted learners in K-12 educational settings. It identifies ways of helping teachers enhance the general classroom content for gifted learners. The book provides strategies to modify and implement lessons for challenging students of all ages and contents areas. Methods for enhancing creative and critical thinking skills as well as effective teaching strategies for subject areas are presented. Educators will research this topic and develop a written application essay or a unit /lesson plans or activity/project for classroom implementation.

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits

Teaching Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives

  1. Educators will explore what it means to be a gifted learner, how to create a successful program and the basic beliefs and background about the education of gifted learners.
  2. Participants will review the categories of academically, intellectually and creative thinking giftedness. The areas of visual, performing arts and psycho-motor giftedness are defined. Using contracts and customizing strategies for differentiation are presented.
  3. Educators will examine issues such as underachievement, barriers to providing support for the gifted student and to understand this complex topic and for personalizing the program curriculum for gifted learners.
  4. Participants will be presented with eleven ways to differentiate instruction for gifted learners such as organization, teacher and student roles, techniques and strategies, special assignments and evaluation.
  5. Educators will learn about rubrics, instruction, enrichment and advanced placement strategies or for classroom implementation. Parenting Issues are also presented.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

Letter Grade

Teaching Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Trudy H. – OR –

“Awesome! I just finished the Gifted Learner course and will be e-mailing it right away. I will sign up for that course you suggested too. Thanks so much for helping me with this. It is so nice to talk to an actual person, especially one who is helpful. Be looking for my work.”

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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Five Love Languages for Educators

- 3 Credits - 

3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-step 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 psychological dynamics of Love Languages and their impact on social and family systems. Educators will become knowledgeable about the various types of love languages and how they apply to students in school settings. Teachers will research the issues and dynamics of attachment theory. They will discover their own type of love language and how they can apply the 5 Love Languages to education. The course examines social and psychological issues in human relations so teachers can work effectively with students and parents in classroom and school settings. (3 credits).

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits

Five Love Languages for Educators

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives

  1. Educators will have a working knowledge of the different types of love styles and attachment theory issues that people use for human needs and emotions.
  2. Teachers will analyze possible causes of divorce, family issues and the impact on the affective needs of children, adolescents and student applications.
  3. Participants will learn how to incorporate and evaluate the love languages of children, teens and students in classrooms and school environments.
  4. Educators will be able to discern the 5 languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service and Physical Touch and apply them appropriately.
  5. Educators will participate in family, friends as well as peer discussions and research topics related to the love language topics as applied to human relations.
  6. Teachers will write about love languages in family and society with an emphasis on attachment theory as applied to society, students and school environments.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

Letter Grade

Five Love Languages for Educators

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Ann H. – MD –

“Thank you so much for helping me to get my course graded in time for submission, I really appreciate 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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Empowered Behavior- Trauma-Informed Practices

- 3 Credits - 

3 Semester Credits

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

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

Instructor:

Drew Schwartz, M.A.

Accredited By:

- University of California San Diego
- Lindenwood University (Missouri)
(choose after course checkout)

Course Description

This video course offers research-based, trauma-informed tools designed to help you support students in taking RESPONSIBILITY for their behavior. Practical tools relate to topics including... 

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$489

3 Semester Graduate Credits

Empowered Behavior- Trauma-Informed Practices

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives


From this course, participants will:

  1. Deepen understanding of socioemotional and cognitive (thoughts) factors which
    contribute to student behavior
  2. Learn practical tools related to mindfulness which can be embedded into daily work
  3. Learn practical tools related to trauma-informed practices
  4. Develop practical tools related to proactive behavior management
  5. Develop proactive tools related to responding (not reacting) to behavioral issues
  6. Learn a practical tool related to restorative practices
  7. Develop strategies for your own (and your students’) wellness and socio-emotional success
  8. Learn tools which are a part of a system of support designed to empower student responsibility for their behavioral (and emotional) success

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Drew Schwartz, M.A.

Accredited By:

- University of California San Diego
- Lindenwood University (Missouri)
(choose after course checkout)

Grade Type

Letter Grade

Empowered Behavior- Trauma-Informed Practices

What Others Are Saying...

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

$489

(3 Semester Graduate Credits)


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The Essentials of World Languages, Grades K-12

- 1 Credit - 

1 Semester Credit

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-step 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

Letter Grade

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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English Language Learners: Instruction that Works 

- 2 Credits - 



2 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-step 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 uses the research-based strategies from the bestselling book Classroom Instruction that Works and applies them to English language learners to help teachers improve the language levels of these students. This book examines stages of language acquisition and non-linguistic representations. It presents data that explains the teaching strategies that can raise student achievement and English literacy skills. (2 credits)

Teacher feedback about this course

$295

2 Semester Graduate Credits







English Language Learners: Instruction That Works

- 2 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Educators will understand and be able to utilize the teaching methods discussed in Classroom Instruction that Works, and learn how to apply those strategies to English language learners in the classroom.
  2. Participants will learn about the various stages of language acquisition and how to incorporate them into their teaching objectives, instructional lessons and assessments.
  3. Teachers will learn about non-linguistic representations, their role in language development and how to utilize them in their lessons and instructional techniques.
  4. Participants will learn how to incorporate instructional cues, student questions and advanced organizations to improve teaching techniques and organizational strategies for lesson plans.
  5. Teachers will understand how to teach summarizing, note taking and homework skills. They will learn to practice positive reinforcement as well as how to generate and test a hypothesis for improving lesson development and classroom instruction.

Credit Hours

2 Semester Credits
(post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

Letter Grade

English Language Learners: Instruction That Works

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Barbara H. – CO –

” I have enjoyed all of our contacts! Cheers to a good school year! Thanks so much!”

TLC Tetimonials

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


$295

(2 Semester Graduate Credits)








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English Language Learners: 50 Strategies

- 3 Credits - 



3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-step 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 present 50 research-based ELL strategies that help teachers convey content material while simultaneously giving their students English-language skills. Step-by-step instructions and concrete examples will help teachers quickly and easily use the strategies in any K-12 classroom and subject area. New strategies and suggestions for assessments are also incorporated throughout the book. Educators will view the enclosed book DVD to apply researched-based instructional strategies and concepts for increasing English proficiency for students in school settings.

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits







English Language Learners: 50 Strategies

- 3 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Educators will learn about enhancing instruction through planning and visual scaffolding for language support and connecting communication to the real world.
  2. Participants will learn how to create language-focused lessons, including read aloud techniques, to support ELL vocabulary building.
  3. Educators will be exposed to academic language scaffolding and creating frameworks for language acquisition in skill level groupings while supporting individualized instructional needs.
  4. Participants will be presented with dictoglos, GIST, and syntax surgery concepts for manipulating English grammar to comprehend a variety of language forms.
  5. Educators will view the DVD 50 Instructional Strategies provided in the back of the book and complete activities to improve teaching techniques for ELL classrooms.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

Letter Grade

English Language Learners: 50 Strategies

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Megan S. – OR –

“Thank you very much! As discussed, I modified my final essay to be more of a working document for the preparation to guide our newly formed bullying awareness and prevention group in our county. My research outside of the book has really helped to supplement ideas for implementation, as well. I hope you enjoy my work! I have to renew my license by June, so I just wanted to be sure I got this in to you right away!”                                    

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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Boys and Girls Learn Differently

- 3 Credits - 



3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-step 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 learning differences between girls and boys. Their inherent learning and social dynamics are explored. The development differences, structure and spectrum of gender brain operations are explained. Practical considerations for creating the ultimate classroom environments for elementary and secondary schools are profiled. This course will focus on classroom applications for an understanding of how brain-based gender learning affects teaching. The course covers behavior, math instruction, testing and academic achievement to teaching applications in school environments.

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits







Boys and Girls Learn Differently

- 3 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Students will have a working knowledge of the inherent differences in learning approaches between boys and girls and how their minds are different.
  2. Participants will analyze the social and psychological dynamics involving gender differences such as brain functional and chemical differences, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of taking a gender approach.
  3. Educators will learn how to identify high-performing at-risk students and what parents can do to intervene when their child begins to fail in school.
  4. Educators will examine the ideal classroom environments for pre-school, elementary, middle and high school classrooms. Strategies that stimulate and nurture student learning are also provided.
  5. Teachers will write chapter reviews, research the topic and develop an application paper or lesson project activities that utilize the course content as it applies to classroom instruction and learning environments.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits
(post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

Letter Grade

Boys and Girls Learn Differently

Boys and Girls Learn Differently

- 3 Credits - 3 Semester Credits(post-baccalaureate PD credits for re-certification andpay-step increases)accredited nationwidestart any timeup to 5 months to completeindependent studyall course materials included with course tuitionview FAQCourse DescriptionThis course will examine the learning differences between girls and boys. Their inherent learning and social dynamics are explored. The development differences, structure and spectrum of gender brain operations are explained. Practical considerations for creating the ultimate classroom environments for elementary and secondary schools are profiled. This course will focus on classroom applications for an understanding of how brain-based gender learning affects teaching. The course covers behavior, math instruction, testing and academic achievement

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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