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Learn how to build self-compassion to lead a more rewarding personal and professional life. Through course readings and asynchronous online discussion forums, participants will explore and discuss being kinder to ourselves, judging ourselves less, and embracing our imperfect selves as part of an imperfect world. Participants will also explore the benefits of self-compassion in the classroom. In a world where we’re bombarded with the drive to always be above average and have high self-esteem, self-compassion helps us change destructive emotional patterns and thrive
Required Text: Self Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff, Ph.D. (Obtain on your own)
Optional Additional Text: The Mindful Self- Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive by Kristin Neff, Ph.D. and Christopher Germer, Ph.D. (Obtain on your own) More
Dates: January 8 - May 16, 2024
Credits: 3 Graduate Credit and 45 CEU/CE
“A thinking student is an engaged student.” Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics presents 14 optimal practices that create an ideal setting for deep mathematics thinking and learning to occur. Peter Liljedahl provides the what, why, and how of each practice. The text includes macro and micro moves to shift instructional practices. Teachers will read firsthand accounts of how these practices foster thinking through teacher and student interviews and student work samples. When these 14 practices are combined, instruction moves beyond institutional norms and habits, providing the opportunity for learner-centered, student-owned deep mathematical thinking and learning. Required Course Materials: Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12: 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning by Peter Liljedahl Online Only - Weekly Assignments Due More
Dates: January 8 - May 3, 2024
Credits: 15 CEU/CE
Join us for this self-paced online book study. The book is actionable, well organized, and it helps you embed literacy strategies into any content-area classroom, to support English Learners with strategies that also help all students (including native English speakers). This is for anyone who works with English Learners and/or classroom teachers who want to build student literacy skills in content area classrooms. ~Flip-to guide for differentiating academic literacy ~Templates provided ~How to maintain high, academic standards, while also integrating and supporting academic language development ~Connect language development with content lessons Required Course Materials: EL Excellence Every Day- The Flip-to Guide for Differentiating Academic Literacy by Tonya Ward Singer Online Only Self-Paced (One Zoom Meeting Required-dates/times flexible) (IMPORTANT: you will register for free through us, if you would like to take for Graduate Credit you will complete that through instructor at a later time) More
Dates: January 19 - May 1, 2024
Credits: 15 CEU/CE
This course is centered around the Dave Burgess book "Teach Like a Pirate." We will focus on inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help increase student engagement, boost creativity, and transform your life as an educator.
You'll learn how to:
• Tap into and dramatically increase your passion as a teacher
• Develop outrageously engaging lessons that draw students in like a magnet
• Establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom
• Transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students
• Tie engagement strategies to the RCAS Instructional Framework
This course has due dates every two weeks. Learners have flexibility within the timeframe for when and how they want to complete the work (Zoom meetings every two weeks OR online discussion posts). Learners must meet deadlines.
Timely participation is key to making this course meaningful. Participants must be on time with discussion posts or live chat participation. If a participant misses 3 deadlines, he/she will be dropped from the course.
Required Course Materials: Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as in Educator by Dave Burgess More
Dates: February 1- May 6