We’re in the middle of summer, but we’re still heating up your professional development game with 8 brand new courses that launched July 16th! Read through these beauties to find your next learning experience.

5225: Creativity Reboot for the Art Teacher’s Classroom

In this one-of-a kind course for PreK-12th grade visual art teachers, you’ll reconnect with your creative process, foster student creativity in the classroom, support students’ social-emotional skills and identity, engage with “artivism,” and design meaningful assessments. Incorporate new ideas for a creativity reboot in your classroom!

 

 

5226: Best Practices in Teaching Expository Writing

Looking for engaging ways to improve both student expository writing, and writing instruction in general? Using key resources and examples, you’ll learn to differentiate between the typical structures of expository writing, understand how to use mentor texts for writing support, and activate the writing process for students and colleagues. 

 

 

5231: Empowering Action with Environmental Science

Whether you’re a Science teacher, or an educator committed to making a difference, this course offers the tools you need to prepare students to take meaningful action for a sustainable future. Combine environmental science with project-based learning and empower students to engage with authentic, real-world challenges in this timely course. 

 

 

5233: The Legacy of Racial Injustice

Learning about racial injustice takes courage. It is not a simple task to to explore the truth. Films are a powerful teaching tool, and in this course you will watch the documentary, “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality,” about the legacy of racial injustice in the Black community during specific times in our nation’s history. In this brave course, teachers will go on an eye-opening exploration of resources to teach hard history.

 

 

5238: Practical Strategies for High Impact Leadership

Use John Hattie’s body of research to learn about and apply high-impact practices in your role. Discover important influences on learning like estimates of achievement, school climate, and feedback. Move new learning to practice by collaborating with others to build collective efficacy, develop shared mastery learning goals, create an implementation plan for micro-teaching, and use questioning to dialogue with teachers about student learning.

 

 

5240: Scaffolding Success for Students with Disabilities

This course provides key information to understand scaffolds, identify them for use, and integrate them into lessons and learning activities. You will complete the course with several pre-planned and “on the spot” scaffolds to use as you help students with disabilities reach new heights. 

 

 

5301:Choose Your Own EdTech Adventure

Note: This exciting new course is a re-imagining of Course 997: Tech Study, which is unavailable.

In this “Choose Your Own Adventure”-style learning experience, engage in a guided exploration of a specific edtech tool of your choice. Whether you’re a beginner looking to integrate a tool to support student learning, or an advanced user ready to take your tech implementation to the next level, we’ve got you covered! 

 

 

5329:Transforming Schools Through Equity Coaching

Through the study of Elena Aguilar’s Transformational Coaching model, you’ll learn practical strategies to help teachers reflect on their practice, understand themselves better, surface and shift their beliefs, and build new habits. Apply coaching moves that attend to emotions and the building of trusting relationships that create the conditions for risk-taking.

 

 

With these choices, you’re sure to start the new year with new ideas, techniques, and strategies to inspire you, and engage students!