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Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
EDUC1441 Creating a Classroom Web Site

Description: Learn how to create a classroom Web site in this fun, easy-to-understand course for teachers. In no time, you'll build a site with text, images, animations, tables, links, and more. Then you'll create a WebQuest and a blog to add to your site. You'll do all this and more as you discover how simple creating a classroom Web site can be and how having one can make you a more effective and dynamic teacher. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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BUS1992 Creating Classroom Centers

Description: Discover how easy and effective classroom centers can really be! In this course, you'll learn how to create and implement activities that boost independent learning in the classroom.

You'll start out by learning what centers are (and aren't), what benefits they offer, and how to make the most of them. Next, you'll explore some very common mistakes teachers make with centers and gain tips for keeping your planning time to a minimum. You'll also get step-by-step instructions for creating a centers schedule all your students can use independently—even if they can't read. The insights you'll gain will show you how to adjust your centers routine for both your fastest learners and those who need more time.
Short on classroom space? You'll get great ideas for storing your centers and explore some alternatives to having a permanent spot for every center. You'll master an easy, effective process for introducing centers and their materials to your students, and develop strategies for what to do when things don't go quite as planned.
Increased small-group instruction time is one of the biggest benefits of centers, and you'll explore the kinds of instruction you can pursue during centers time.
Think centers can only be used for reading and language arts? Think again! We'll explore ideas for using centers to support instruction in math, science, and social studies. You'll also see how you can use technology (such as virtual bulletin boards, apps, and interactive white boards) in your centers to help keep your students engaged. By the time you finish the course, you'll not only have the knowledge you need to get the most out of centers—you'll have a wealth of resources and center ideas you can take and try so you can get started right away!
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1451 Creating the Inclusive Classroom - Strategies for Success

Description: In this professional development course for teachers, you'll get the training you need to reach the diverse mix of students you face every day with learning proven strategies that turn diversity into opportunity. With students who have learning disabilities, neurobiological disorders, and physical challenges, the modern classroom requires an efficient and effective teacher who can prioritize under tight deadlines and be creative on demand. Learn how to be the kind of super teacher who can guide every student toward academic success. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1660 Differentiating K-12 Assessments

Description: Differentiated assessment is the key to helping every student succeed—and no matter what grade you're teaching, this course will give you the tools you need to gather your assessment data quickly and easily. Whether you're a new or experienced teacher, you'll gain skill and confidence as you get hands-on practice in using a wide range of assessment techniques.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1555 Empowering Students with Disabilities

Description: Teaching students with disabilities is a rewarding challenge, and this course gives you the tools you'll need to succeed. No matter what grade you teach—from preschool through high school—you'll learn powerful strategies you can put to work immediately in your classroom. In addition, you'll gain the knowledge you need to understand and cope with the most common disabilities you'll encounter.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1421 Enhancing Language Development in Childhood

Description: Follow your child's lead and have fun while enhancing language development! In this fun and user-friendly course for parents, teachers, and caregivers, you will discover how children learn to process language and how they become proficient speakers and thinkers. This course will help you enrich your child's life by stimulating his or her continued speech, brain, and language development in an enjoyable, age-appropriate, and natural way. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1416 Guided Reading and Writing - Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement

Description: Now more than ever, today's teachers are grappling with the question of how to reach struggling readers. While there are no quick fixes, thousands of teachers are combining the principles of differentiated instruction and guided reading with unparalleled success. Mixed in the right proportion, these popular strategies will help you build a balanced literary framework that gets results with even the most challenged learners. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1411 Guided Reading-Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom

Description: This course will provide practical techniques and methods for teaching reading in any ESL or EFL environment. It will guide you through key issues related to teaching reading and will provide practical ways that you can become a more effective teacher of reading. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
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EDUC1466 Ready, Set, Read!

Description: Learn what the newest research says about how children really learn to read and write and become a powerful guide to literacy development when you work with young children. Gain confidence in your ability to guide a child's literacy development, and take pleasure in seeing how even the littlest events can be really big steps in reading and writing success. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
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EDUC1436 Solving Classroom Discipline Problems

Description: Why do some teachers enjoy peaceful, orderly classrooms while other teachers face daily discipline battles? The answer is that many teachers have not been taught the secrets to solving discipline problems. This course reveals those secrets and presents a step-by-step approach to effective, positive classroom discipline. Teachers continually rate this course one of the most valuable they have ever taken. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
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EDUC1650 Teaching Adult Learners

Description: If you're excited about the challenge of reaching and teaching adult learners, you're in the right place! In this course, you'll discover how to use the newest educational methods to create a student-centered classroom that's perfectly suited for adult learners.

First, we'll explore the unique needs and motivations of adult students and find out just what they're expecting from your class. After that, we'll examine your students' different learning styles and multiple intelligences and look at how you can teach to each learner's strengths. We'll also talk about ways to get misbehaving or under-achieving students back on track.

Next, we'll delve into a host of innovative teaching techniques that will turn your students into active learners and set them up for success. We'll also look at high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech educational tools you can use to capture and hold your students' attention.

We'll follow that up by tackling a challenging topic: how to organize your material effectively and design strong lesson plans. We'll also talk about creating a warm, welcoming classroom environment and preparing a fun orientation.

In addition, we'll look at how to create effective tests and how to teach your students good study skills. We'll also check out a wide range of assessments that will help you grade anything from a hairstyle to an ESL essay. And finally, we'll talk about making your classroom accessible and enjoyable for students with disabilities.

If you're training to teach adults, the information and hands-on activities in this course will give you the confidence you need to succeed—and you'll know all the tricks and techniques for winning over this fun, exciting, and very demanding group of students.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1700 Teaching High School Students

Description: How can you reach students in the high school class? What can you do to motivate and teach so that your students are ready to succeed in life as well as school? In this course, you'll learn about the latest teaching strategies and techniques that can help your secondary students achieve academically and behave responsibly.
The course covers a broad range of topics, including differentiated instruction, classroom management and discipline, assessment strategies, and gaining parental support. We'll cover tips for creating need-fulfilling lessons that engage students, suggestions for using simulations and games that make learning enjoyable, and how to teach your students the social-emotional skills they need to succeed both in school and in life. You'll also learn how to motivate students with recognition, rewards, and reinforcement, how to deal with discipline problems, and the value of varying your assessment strategies.
Throughout, you'll view videos that illustrate the concepts you're learning. You'll hear from education experts and see actual classroom teachers demonstrating the techniques taught in this course. Guest experts appearing in the videos include Dr. William Glasser (Choice Theory), Dr. Carol Tomlinson (The Differentiated Classroom), Dr. Jane Bluestein (The Win-Win Classroom), and Jon Erwin (Inspiring the Best in Students). By the end of this course, you'll have mastered proven ways to help your high school students succeed both in school and in life!
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1770 Teaching Math Grades 4-6

Description: Reinvent math instruction for grades 4-6 by bringing hands-on learning, inexpensive manipulatives, and real-world connections into your classroom. Whether you're a new teacher or a seasoned pro, this course will help you get your students excited about math!

Over the next six weeks, you'll learn the best ways to walk students through the complexities of elementary school math. From teaching them the best way to learn complicated vocabulary to turning them into problem-solving detectives, you'll discover lots of fun and practical ways to extend your students' learning into their homes, the community, and the world. Whether you end up using clever geometry manipulatives or handmade fraction bars, math journals or Family Math nights, you'll soak up dozens of strategies that require little or no money if you supply a lot of imagination.

If you've been waiting to jumpstart your math instruction, now's the time to double your teaching power without adding a lot of work.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1740 Teaching Smarter with SMART Boards

Description: SMART Boards are revolutionizing today's classroom. Using these exciting interactive whiteboards, you can create multimedia lessons that engage learners and address their diverse needs.
But having SMART Boards in the classroom and knowing how to use them to provide quality instruction are two different things! If you have a Smart Board in your classroom but have little training in using it, you may be wondering—"What on earth do I do with it?"
In this class, you'll discover how to create outstanding presentations with SMART Board and SMART Notebook technology. You'll explore the basics of using these tools and discover how to create your own SMART board lessons blending text, videos, and graphics. You'll also go beyond the bells and whistles and look at specific ways to use SMART technology to broaden your content and make your lessons accessible to all students. Finally, you'll get some simple trouble-shooting tips that will come in handy if your SMART board isn't acting as smart as it should.
By the time you're done with this course, you'll be an expert at using your new high-tech tools to plan SMART board lessons that provide engaging, thought-provoking, and easy-to-update material for today's media-savvy learners.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1640 Teaching Students with ADHD

Description: Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are always hearing things like "Try harder," "Pay attention," and "Sit still." And they'd love to do these things—but they don't know how! In this course, you'll learn practical ways to help children with ADHD control their behavior and succeed in school. These lessons, based on real students in real classrooms, will arm you with powerful strategies you can put to use immediately.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1690 Teaching Students with Autism: Strategies for Success

Description: Just 20 years ago, we didn't see students with autism in our classrooms. But today, we teach children with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome right alongside their neurotypical peers. Reaching and teaching these students requires a delicate balancing act: understanding how their brains are wired, helping them turn challenges into opportunities, and learning to enjoy the rich perspective they bring to the classroom.
If you've ever had a student who blurted out in class, screamed when someone patted his or her shoulder, or rocked back and forth in the chair, you'll appreciate the lessons ahead. We'll discover the neurobiology behind these disorders and the way it affects students' behavior, learning, and thinking. Most important, you'll learn creative, easy, low-budget strategies to help these kids succeed in the classroom and beyond.
Develop the skills to counter these students' social awkwardness, sensory sensitivities, meltdowns, problems with homework completion, language reciprocity issues, and violent fixations. Even if you don't have a student with high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome in your class this year, these strategies will equip you to deal with any student who exhibits these characteristics on a regular basis
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1730 The Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention Connection

Description: Today's teachers are using two powerful approaches—Differentiated Instruction (DI) and Response to Intervention (RTI)—to help every child succeed academically. In this course, you'll learn how to put this "dynamic duo" to work in your own classroom teaching and lesson plans.
You'll start by exploring different learning styles and delving into a concept called multiple intelligences. In addition, you'll look at the factors that motivate students to learn in a child-centered classroom.
After that, you'll master the basics of both DI and RTI and learn how these two approaches work hand-in-hand to enhance children's learning. You'll find out how to perform different types of assessments, monitor your students' progress, select research-based teaching materials, address learners' diverse needs, and move students up or down the RTI tiers so they're getting just the right help they need.
In addition, you'll find out why collaboration is crucial when you're implementing RTI and DI. You'll discover how you and your colleagues will work together as a team to identify at-risk students, plan solutions, and address problems quickly and efficiently. And finally, you'll learn how to get parents involved as active partners in the education process.
Case studies and examples will help you see how DI and RTI strategies work in the real world, and you'll get lots of ideas for hands-on activities you can start using right away in your own classroom. Throughout this course, you'll have opportunities to practice new techniques and exchange ideas with fellow educators and your instructor. You'll come away armed with powerful and easy-to-implement strategies that will benefit every student you teach.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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EDUC1431 Working Successfully With Learning Disabled Students

Description: Learn how to successfully meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities in your classroom from an experienced special educator. We'll dissect the whole special education process, from working with individualized education programs (IEPs) to helping students struggling with reading comprehension, math skills, and writing.

We'll also talk about fun games you can incorporate, tips for modifying your classroom, and lots of tested methods for bringing out the best behavior in your students. Whether you're already in the classroom, studying for the Praxis Special Education exam, or getting ready to work with students in a variety of settings, this course will prepare you to understand and empower your kids with learning disabilities. In this course, you'll discover easy, practical, and creative strategies that will help your struggling students find their light bulb moments!

NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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