Category Archives for Professional Development

ELL – 99 Ideas for Teaching English Learners

- 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 is a perfect complement or stand-alone course with our Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners course. This course will provide understanding and pedagogy of how English Language Learners (ELL) best acquire English. By focusing on the 8 Main Components of The Siop Model, educators can glean 99 Ideas to implement in the classroom setting. Through the researched based SIOP model, this course seeks to improve teaching instruction to ELL’s through integration. By exploring effective teaching strategies and supportive practices in the classroom, the new or veteran teacher will improve method delivery strategies. With recent Common Core standards and the steady increase of ELL’s in the academic setting, teachers find themselves underprepared. Expansion of second language acquisition pedagogy will be crucial to the next generation of educators. Through the clear demonstration of creating comprehensible content in the classroom. Teachers will complete written assignments to demonstrate mastery of the provided content.


$295

2 Semester Graduate Credits

99 Ideas for Teaching English Learners

- 2 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives

  1. Educators will have a working knowledge of SIOP model features and provided frameworks
  2. Educators will analyze the underlining challenges ELL’s face upon entering the academic setting.
  3. Educators will be able to demonstrate differentiation to meet a diverse student population and their needs. English Language Learners and Special Education needs will be addressed for best scaffolding practices. Strategies to assess the difference between a struggling student due to language vs disability will be clearly defined.
  4. Educators will explain a clear understanding of which assessment best promotes student advancement.
  5. Teachers will write chapter outline reviews, develop an application essay, and create a lesson project. Educators will utilize the course content as it applies to classroom instruction and learning environments.

Credit Hours

2 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

Letter Grade

99 Ideas for Teaching English Learners

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

$295

(2 Semester Graduate Credits)


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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...

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

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

$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...

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...

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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