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BEST PRACTICES IN CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND CULTURE

BEST PRACTICES IN CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND CULTURE

Effective teaching begins with a positive classroom culture and structured management procedures.  This training explores best practices in management & culture and provides an overview of specific strategies that may be implemented into the classroom.

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BEST PRACTICES IN STUDENT INSTRUCTION AND CONTENT

BEST PRACTICES IN STUDENT INSTRUCTION AND CONTENT

Developing targeted and rigorous lessons using grade level and standards-aligned content is critical for educators to promote student success in the classroom. This training explores best practices in student instruction and provides an overview of specific strategies to ensure that all lessons are rigorous, goal-oriented, and appropriately aligned to state standards.

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BEST PRACTICES IN STUDENT OWNERSHIP AND LEARNING

BEST PRACTICES IN STUDENT OWNERSHIP AND LEARNING

The most important aspect of an effective learning environment is the ability for students to complete learning and demonstrate mastery of content on their own.  This training explores best practices in student ownership & learning and provides an overview of specific strategies to allow students to take the lead of learning in the classroom.

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BLENDED LEARNING-INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO THE CLASSROOM

BLENDED LEARNING-INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO THE CLASSROOM

Participants of this course learn the main blended learning models,  explore the strategies involved in selecting the right blended learning model for the classroom,  and develop a blended learning lesson for immediate use in the classroom.

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COLLABORATIVE LEARNING METHODS

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING METHODS

Peer- reviewed research supports peer teaching as one of the most effective methods of improving student performance. Participants will explore the instructional strategies used to support peer teaching and review its use and applicability for all learners.

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EXPOSITORY WRITING STRATEGIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

EXPOSITORY WRITING STRATEGIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

This training offers an introduction to proper writing practices and teaching methods for student success in expository essays- an important requirement of the 4th grade writing STAAR. Educators learn specific skills required for student success in writing and practice strategies to implement with students to improve their writing ability.

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FUNDAMENTALS OF RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

FUNDAMENTALS OF RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

Response to intervention programs are reviewed, and a justification for its use in improving academic performance are outlined in this training. Differentiated instruction is explored as a fundamental component of intervention processes inside and out of the classroom.  Participants learn how instruction in the classroom can best support a response to intervention model.

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GUIDELINES FOR ASSESSING AND ANALYZING STUDENT MASTERY AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL

GUIDELINES FOR ASSESSING AND ANALYZING STUDENT MASTERY AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL

Effective instruction requires educators to fully understand the depth of understanding in a concept for each child and to communicate this to students.  This training discusses strategies for teachers to develop targeted assessments as one method of checking for student understanding, and delves into the use and analysis of data as an instructional tool.

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IMPROVING SELF, IMPROVING STUDENTS- A CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT APPROACH

IMPROVING SELF, IMPROVING STUDENTS- A CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT APPROACH

This novel training explores a participant’s individual personality characteristics using a confidential NEO® personality assessment. Educators learn how the “big-five” personalities traits can align or clash with individual students thus affecting the classroom environment.  Participants will self- reflect and analyze their own personality traits before then applying this knowledge to build effective classroom settings.

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INQUIRY BASED LEARNING: USING INQUIRY AS A TEACHING STRATEGY

INQUIRY BASED LEARNING: USING INQUIRY AS A TEACHING STRATEGY

The process of learning through inquiry strengthens critical thinking and everyday life skills in students and is an important component of classroom instruction. Participants of this course explore the strategies involved in planning and executing inquiry-based lesson plans.  The components of an inquiry-led lesson will be outlined and discussed, and participants will learn to develop and plan an inquiry-led lesson.

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INTRODUCTION TO GUIDED READING DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION

INTRODUCTION TO GUIDED READING DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION

This course will review how to differentiate instruction for all learners, how to analyze leveled books, how assessments and other running records work to target reading instruction, how to build student phonics, fluency, & vocabulary, and how to incorporate guided reading strategies into small group settings within or outside of the classroom.

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MATH PROBLEM ANALYSIS AND LESSON PLANNING

MATH PROBLEM ANALYSIS AND LESSON PLANNING

In this training, participants explore the standards for an effective math or math- based science lesson and learn methods for proper problem development and analysis. Using a problem analyzer and lesson plan template, participants will use math problem samples to explore various levels of complexity, and then practice building a tailored lesson plan that meets state standards and builds on appropriate problem solving strategies and procedures.

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MATH PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES

MATH PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES

Educators will learn how to teach the specific steps involved in the problem-solving process and to help students process and apply the content they see in word problems.  This course will also explore the various methods of math representation in word problems and how to dissect information to arrive at the correct solution.

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PROVIDING ACTIONABLE FEEDBACK TO STUDENTS

PROVIDING ACTIONABLE FEEDBACK TO STUDENTS

This training explores the implementation and use of formative assessments in the classroom and its impact on understanding student progress.  Participants will practice methods of assessing and communicating student data directly to students in order to increase and improve academic performance in the classroom.

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PROVIDING ACTIONABLE FEEDBACK TO TEACHERS

PROVIDING ACTIONABLE FEEDBACK TO TEACHERS

Observation data and formative assessments both can provide support to teachers in the classroom to help improve student performance. Administrators will learn how to take evidence from observations and assessments and provide specific and actionable feedback to teachers to improve teaching. Participants explore effective evidence and analyze methods for providing constructive feedback and strategies to teachers.

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4 CPE CREDITS (TEXAS TEA)

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QUESTION AND ANSWER ANALYSIS: STAAR MATH TEST PREPARATION

QUESTION AND ANSWER ANALYSIS: STAAR MATH TEST PREPARATION

Participants learn general problem solving and critical thinking strategies to improve student skills in a test preparation content.  Participants analyze questioning prompts and connect them to specific content aligned TEKS, learn strategies to teach the answer justification process to students, and explore specific testing strategies in math content areas. The skills addressed in this training are critical to improve student performance on the Texas Math STAAR through the use of deep analysis of content and practice in problem solving skills and techniques.

QUESTION AND ANSWER ANALYSIS: STAAR READING TEST PREPARATION

QUESTION AND ANSWER ANALYSIS: STAAR READING TEST PREPARATION

Participants learn general problem solving and critical thinking strategies to improve student skills in test preparation content.  Participants analyze questioning prompts and connect them to specific content aligned TEKS, learn strategies to teach the answer justification process to students, and explore specific testing strategies in reading content areas. The skills addressed in this training are critical to improve student performance on the Texas Reading STAAR through the use of deep analysis of content and practice in problem solving skills and techniques.

QUESTION AND ANSWER ANALYSIS: STAAR WRITING TEST PREPARATION

QUESTION AND ANSWER ANALYSIS: STAAR WRITING TEST PREPARATION

Participants learn general problem solving and critical thinking strategies to improve student skills in test preparation content.  Participants analyze questioning prompts and connect them to specific content aligned TEKS, learn strategies to teach the answer justification process to students, and explore specific testing strategies in writing content areas. The skills addressed in this training are critical to improve student performance on the Texas writing STAAR through the use of deep analysis of content and practice in problem solving skills and techniques.

READING TEXT ANALYSIS AND LESSON PLANNING

READING TEXT ANALYSIS AND LESSON PLANNING

In this training, participants explore the standards for an effective literacy lesson and learn methods for proper text analysis. Using a text analyzer and lesson plan template, participants will use text samples to explore the complexity of various texts, and then practice building a tailored lesson plan that meets state standards and builds on appropriate reading strategies and procedures.

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STRATEGIES FOR DEEP TEACHING IN TEXAS MATH CONTENT

STRATEGIES FOR DEEP TEACHING IN TEXAS MATH CONTENT

This training highlights specific strategies educators can use to fully and deeply teach the Texas math TEKS. Participants are presented with an overview of the Texas math standards and delve into the varied expectations at each grade level, then learn strategies to teach and check for content mastery, with emphasis on word problems and the readiness standards.

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STRATEGIES FOR DEEP TEACHING IN TEXAS READING CONTENT

STRATEGIES FOR DEEP TEACHING IN TEXAS READING CONTENT

This training highlights specific strategies educators can use to fully and deeply teach the Texas reading TEKS. Participants are presented with an overview of the Texas reading standards as they delve into the varied expectations and reading behaviors at each reading level, finally learn strategies to teach and check for content mastery with emphasis on figure 19.

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STRATEGIES FOR DEEP TEACHING IN TEXAS WRITING CONTENT

STRATEGIES FOR DEEP TEACHING IN TEXAS WRITING CONTENT

This training highlights specific strategies educators can use to deeply teach the writing TEKS. Participants are presented with an overview of the Texas writing standards and delve into the varied expectations at each grade level, then learn strategies to teach and check for content mastery. This training reviews methods for teaching both expository essay writing and revising and editing.

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STRATEGIES FOR DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION

STRATEGIES FOR DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION

This training highlights multiple methods of reaching students so that all students are successful in understanding and applying new skills and concepts. Participants will learn strategies for differentiating lesson content and methods for facilitating student success in the classroom.

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STRATEGIES TO CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING

STRATEGIES TO CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING

Effective instruction requires students to demonstrate complete mastery of taught concepts.  In order for educators to ensure learning occurs at a deep level, methods to check for understanding must be incorporated into all lessons and ingrained in the teaching and learning process. This training provides several strategies of incorporating multiple methods to check for understanding in the classroom.

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SUPPORTING READING AND WRITING INSTRUCTION FOR ALL LEARNERS

SUPPORTING READING AND WRITING INSTRUCTION FOR ALL LEARNERS

The use of models, anchor charts, and graphic organizers are critical for students to practice and internalize appropriate reading strategies at multiple levels.  This training reviews strategies and resources to implement into the literacy-focused classroom that reaches all learners, including close reading strategies, text annotation, using text evidence, context clues for vocabulary development, and other important literacy-focused activities.

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TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

Incorporating technology into the classroom is an ever- growing need for educators and a reality for all students.  This training will offer techniques to incorporate technology into lessons and provide a wealth of computer- based resources to incorporate into existing or future lessons.

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THE GRADUAL RELEASE OF RESPONSIBILITY MODEL

THE GRADUAL RELEASE OF RESPONSIBILITY MODEL

This review of the gradual release model of instruction focuses on learning strategies for the instructor, whole group, peer groups, and individual student to utilize in a classroom. The course reviews the method of gradual release as a structural plan for the course and provides activities and strategies that can be used to fully incorporate the model into the classroom.

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