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Bullying and Harassment: A Legal Guide for Educators

- 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 will examine the legal ramifications relating to bullying and harassment issues that educators are exposed to in school environments. Educators in the elementary, middle-school, and high-school settings will gain a better understanding of these complex issues and their own authority and/or limitations. Other social, educational, behavioral, and legal dynamics regarding these issues will be directly addressed. Educators will also review numerous recommendations and action plans for understanding these issues as they apply to school environments.

Teacher feedback about this course

$195

1 Semester Graduate Credit.

Bullying and Harassment: A Legal Guide for Educators

- 1 Graduate Credit -

Course Objectives

  1. Educators will learn about the legal background associated with school bullying or harassment and their responsibility and authority to address these issues.
  2. Teachers will explore other areas of concern, such as sexual or gender-based bullying and other forms that may considered as student harassment in schools.
  3. Participants will evaluate how their school and district policies address these problems and what procedures they should and must follow in the reporting process.
  4. Participants will examine student threats and violence in schools, and analyze ways to address those issues. They will also look at harassment by adult staff personnel in schools.
  5. Educators will learn about the new internet forms of bullying, harassment, and threats that have developed with the use of "Face Book" and other internet forums.

Credit Hours

1 Semester Credit (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

Letter Grade

Bullying and Harassment: A Legal Guide for Educators

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Karen S. – WI –

“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

$195

(1 Semester Graduate Credit)


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School Law For Educators: What Every Teacher Should Know

- 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 examines the numerous school law and legal issues that affect the public school system. Educators will become knowledgeable about the various social, legal and political issues that are manifested in school systems. It will provide educators with a general understanding of how various legal issues have been decided. The course will provide teachers with a school law background so they can work with students or educators and feel more comfortable in their school settings.

$295

2 Semester Graduate Credits







School Law: What Every Educator Should Know

- 2 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Educators will have a working knowledge of basic legal issues that affect the teachers and the public schools system.
  2. Teachers will examine collective bargaining contracts, tenure and freedom of expression, association representation for educators and school environments.
  3. Educators will be able to discern the legal dynamics related to religion, prayer, and expression issues in schools as well as free of the press and speech.
  4. Teachers will study the legal issues related to due process, personnel management decisions as well as the legal concept of governmental immunity.
  5. Educators will write about legal issues relating to students, teachers, parents and administrators as they may apply to their school and personal experience.

Credit Hours

2 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

Letter Grade

School Law: What Every Educator Should Know

School Law For Educators: What Every Teacher Should Know

- 2 Credits - 2 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 examines the numerous school law and legal issues that affect the public school system. Educators will become knowledgeable about the various social, legal and political issues that are manifested in school systems. It will provide educators with a general understanding of how various legal issues have been decided. The course will provide teachers with a school law background so they can work with students or educators and feel more comfortable in

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


$295

(2 Semester Graduate Credits)








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Professional Learning Communities at Work: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement

- 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 explores the concepts of professional learning communities (PLC) and how to make them work. It reviews the history of school reform and the complexity of instructional change. A new model for PLC is presented with the mission, vision, values and goals to implement PLC in schools. The book provides researched-based information to transform a school into a PLC where all students can succeed. It provides best practices for school change, improvement and working collaboratively to design curriculum and effective staff development for PLC schools. Educators will research PLC and develop a application essay, lesson/unit plan or project activity.

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits







Professional Learning Communities at Work

- 3 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Educators will review the historical dynamics of "school reform" and the complexity of change involved in reforming the institution of public education.
  2. Participants will be presented with a foundation for developing a professional learning community, a mission and vision as well as the values and goals for the new PLC.
  3. Educators will examine embedding change in the school culture while sustaining the school improvement process to facilitate the professional learning community at work.
  4. Participants will explore the curriculums focus and how each of the roles: teachers, principal, students, and parents all contribute to the total PLC concept.
  5. Educators will then research the topic of PLC and combine the information in the book and their personal teaching experiences and develop a PLC application essay or unit plan for classroom or school implementation.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

Letter Grade

Professional Learning Communities at Work

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Kathleen M. – MA –

“Thank you for offering this course. I can say this is the most useful course I have taken. Let me know if there is anything I need to complete.”

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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Evaluating Teachers

- 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 assists educators in preparing for teacher evaluations in this era of increasing accountability. The four basic teaching styles: Knowing, Caring, Inventing, and Inspirational Teachers are explained. Respecting the unique gifts and styles that each teacher brings to the classroom is essential for objective evaluations. Educators will test themselves and learn about the positive or limits of each of the teaching styles. Teachers will study their districts Teacher Evaluation Policy Manual to prepare for their upcoming evaluation. They will develop an action plan utilizing the book content and evaluation manual to improve their instructional deliver and teaching methodology.

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits







Evaluating Teachers

- 3 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Educators will review the standard "Clinical Supervision" models historically developed by most school districts and how they are utilized in teacher evaluations.
  2. Teachers will test themselves and explore their preferred teaching style and then evaluate how they must also incorporate other teaching styles into their classroom.
  3. Educators will be presented with the characteristics of the Knowing, Inventing, Caring, and Inspiring teacher for a broader understanding of other teaching styles. 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. Supervising educators will examine their own preferences in light of objectivity when evaluating other teaching styles in order to strengthen instructional practices.
  5. Educators will examine their school districts teacher evaluation policy manual in order to develop an action plan to prepare for the teacher evaluation process.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

Letter Grade

Evaluating Teachers

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Giuseppe L. – NJ –

“As an Assistant Principal in the beginning stages of implementing PLC’s I found the book to be a useful resource. I hope that my work reflects the valid real life experiences I was able utilize in my position.“

Giuseppe L. – NJ –

“This is the third course I’ve completed through your program and again I will be able to incorporate what I have learned in my everyday experience.“

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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