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ASU approved courses include:

ED 589 Coaching Staff To Intentional Best Practice: An Administrator’s Guide

  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Tuition: $55
  • Fees: $115

their practice and to ensure they meet the demands of No Child Left Behind requires administrators to become assured instructional leaders, thereby shaping a school’s culture to focus on the State’s curricular objectives. Collaboration and communication are essential to meeting the goal of all students learning well. Coaching is a research-proven and practical vehicle for administrators to use in guiding their staff to intentional best practice that will ensure students’ meeting their grade-level learning expectations.

ED 589 Coaching to Improve Reading

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Tuition: $165
  • Fees: $345

No skill is more important to student achievement than the ability to read and derive meaning from the printed page. School improvement plans in virtually every school, regardless of grade level configuration, underscore the importance of all teachers working toward helping students to learn to read and to use their reading skills to learn key information in each subject area. It is no surprise that reading skills are often the first consideration in overall student achievement and the subject of a host of initiatives in every state. State and national grants, professional development efforts, and specific school improvement plans all focus upon helping students to be effective readers who can ultimately use reading and reasoning skills independently for a variety of purposes. This is especially significant with wide ranges of reading abilities that are present in today’s classroom along with the challenge of teaching students who do not speak or read English. It is clear from the research that positive and intentional classroom practice toward this goal is enhanced through coaching. Using coaching principles, grounded in respectful interaction, can grow the skills of team members.

ED 589 Coaching To Improve Teaching and Learning

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Tuition: $165
  • Fees: $345

outcomes in terms of student learning. The format allows for reflection, practice, observation and analysis, and application of skills to current settings. Emphasis is upon intentional best practice, celebration of success, planning for increased effectiveness in subsequent observational episodes and relationship maintenance. While the emphasis of the course is on establishing an effective coaching team, individuals also report that the process of taking the course enhances their own instructional, assessment, and classroom management skills. ONLINE COURSE AVAILABLE 24/7 - MUST HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER & INTERNET TO COMPLETE COURSE LESSONS.

ED 589 Conducting the Parent Conference

  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Tuition: $55
  • Fees: $115

The Constructive Discipline Series, consisting of three courses, Giving Directives That Students Will Follow, Stopping Disruptive Behavior and Conducting the Parent Conference, offered separately and as a group, is derived from Dr. William Glasser’s Choice Theory of behavior. Dr. Glasser is the founder of the William Glasser Institute and has published many books and articles where he details his theories and provides much supporting data on the efficacy of his approach. His approach is self-empowering and emphasizes the individual’s own responsibility. The Constructive Discipline Series uses techniques that are used in the field of education as well as in the area public service and corporate management. The courses are designed specifically for teachers and paraprofessionals in the classroom.

ED 589 Developing Listening Comprehension in English Language Learners

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Tuition: $165
  • Fees: $345

This course explores a number of issues involved in helping learners to develop their listening comprehension of English as a second language or foreign language. Participants will explore and understand factors that affect the success or failure of listening comprehension, examine and adaptable lesson template that can be used to develop the listening comprehension of students, and look at specific listening activities targeted at novice-level, intermediate-level, and advanced-level students. The course will also highlight effective assessment methods, including computerized testing of listening ability.

ED 589 Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Tuition: $165
  • Fees: $345

VII. Course Description: Student populations in schools today are very diverse. Students differ in their readiness to learn, the ways in which they prefer to learn, and the areas of interest that motivate their learning. Differentiated instruction is based on the belief that classrooms where students are active learners, active inquirers, and active problem solvers are more effective than those where students passively receive a “one-size-fits-all” curriculum. This course introduces teachers to instructional strategies and methodologies that will enable them to create powerful learning experiences to meet the wide range of different student needs in their classrooms.

ED 589 Effective Content-Based Instruction Strategies for ELL

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Tuition: $165
  • Fees: $345

This course focuses on effective content-based instructional strategies for English language learners (ELL). Learn how to balance the dual focus on language and subject matter, and also learn a helpful framework for designing content-based classes and lessons. Examine different criteria for choosing and developing the content to teach, as well as factors influencing the choice, development, and adaptation of materials. Learn several useful activity types and how to integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing in content-based instruction with students at different proficiency levels. Explore and learn how to implement technological resources available for developing content-based curricula, and understand how assessment is affected by the use of content-based instruction.

ED 589 ELL Language Assessment and Related Issues in the K-12 Classroom: An Introduction

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Tuition: $165
  • Fees: $345

This course explores the legal history and politics surrounding language assessment and the different test structures and methods used to assess English language learners. Participants will examine how standardized tests are used to measure language proficiency and academic achievement. With that framework in place, participants will explore how to specifically assess listening, speaking, reading, and writing, both individually and in an integrated fashion. Participants will also examine test taking issues and strategies and will look at how technology can be used in assessment. Special needs students will also be addressed.

ED 589 ELL Reading: Effective Teaching Strategies for K-12

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Tuition: $165
  • Fees: $345

This course focuses on effective strategies for English language reading instruction. Learn practical techniques and methods for teaching reading in any ELL environment. Explore key issues related to the successful teaching of reading, such as the role of reading within an ELL curriculum and detailed classroom teaching techniques. Topics include engagement, motivation, modeling, intensive and extensive reading, vocabulary challenges, comprehension skills, reading rate, reading strategies lesson planning, selecting materials and assessment. This course provides many practical approaches and strategies to improve teaching and learning in the ELL reading environment. Research base, among others: Aebersold, Anderson, Dornyei, Krashen, Nunam, Porteer

ED 589 Giving Directives Students Will Follow, #1 Constructive Discipline Series

  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Tuition: $55
  • Fees: $115

The Constructive Discipline Series, consisting of three courses, Giving Directives That Students Will Follow, Stopping Disruptive Behavior and Conducting the Parent Conference, offered separately and as a group, is derived from Dr. William Glasser’s Choice Theory of behavior. Dr. Glasser is the founder of the William Glasser Institute and has published many books and articles where he details his theories and provides much supporting data on the efficacy of his approach. His approach is self-empowering and emphasizes the individual’s own responsibility. The Constructive Discipline Series uses techniques that are used in the field of education as well as in the area public service and corporate management. The courses are designed specifically for teachers and paraprofessionals in the classroom.

ED 589 How to “Read and Write” in Math: Improving Problem Solving and Communication in Mathematics

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Tuition: $165
  • Fees: $345

The ability to solve problems is not just a math skill, it’s a life skill. Problem solving is – what we do when we don’t know what to do. It requires that we think – critically and creatively – to come up with a solution. Once we’ve solved it, we want be able to explain how we did it. Math communication is putting math into words.

ED 589 Improving English Language Instruction Through the Use of Technology: K-12 Teachers

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Tuition: $165
  • Fees: $345

This course explores technologies that support language development as well as academic achievement for K-12 English language learners. Emphasis is on technologies that support English language development and communication skills such as dedicated software programs, websites, and other technology resources. In addition, participants will learn how technologies that were developed for other purposes, such as word processing, can be used in targeted ways to promote English language development. Participants will benefit from numerous resource links for improving English Language Instruction through the use of technology.

ED 589 Rights and Responsibilities in the Disciplinary Process

  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Tuition: $55
  • Fees: $115

This course will guide teachers and administrators toward understanding their school's discipline policies and to better understand and manage disruptive and violent behaviors. It is designed to help create and maintain safe and orderly environments. Participants will identify the practical and legal definitions of force as well as their rights and responsibilities, particularly regarding the use of physical restraint. They will also learn to correctly describe and document incidents and explore strategies and techniques that are preventative. This course is an essential tool for all school personnel.

ED 589 Stopping Disruptive Behavior

  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Tuition: $55
  • Fees: $115

The Constructive Discipline Series, consisting of three courses, Giving Directives That Students Will Follow, Stopping Disruptive Behavior and Conducting the Parent Conference, offered separately and as a group, is derived from Dr. William Glasser’s Choice Theory of behavior. Dr. Glasser is the founder of the William Glasser Institute and has published many books and articles where he details his theories and provides much supporting data on the efficacy of his approach. His approach is self-empowering and emphasizes the individual’s own responsibility. The Constructive Discipline Series uses techniques that are used in the field of education as well as in the area public service and corporate management. The courses are designed specifically for teachers and paraprofessionals in the classroom.

ED 589 Teaching English Language Learners (ELL): An Introduction

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Tuition: $165
  • Fees: $345

This course focuses on effective strategies for English language instruction. Participants will go beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to explore and implement innovative ways of teaching vocabulary and grammar, listening and speaking, reading and writing, and designing fair and accurate assessments. Learn more about ELL (English language learner) students and their needs and how to choose the most appropriate materials and activities for the classroom. Explore how teachers can choose and fine-tune the principles that exactly fit their teaching situation. Participants will rethink the traditional native vs. non-native distinction, see why teaching English is so different from teaching other subjects, and explore innovative approaches like Communicative Language Teaching and the lexical approach.

ED 589 Today's Classroom: Foundations of and Current Trends in Education

  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Tuition: $110
  • Fees: $230

The Today’s Classroom: Foundations of and Current Trends in Education is a course designed to cover a number of areas. This course is being used in an alternative certification program for beginning teachers for Los Angeles School District (and was developed in partnership with them), as well as in a number of school districts for their paraprofessionals’ training programs. As a survey course, it is designed to teach the history of public education and the policies and theories; psychological, academic and governmental that have guided and shaped it. This course also covers diversity in the classroom, differentiated lesson plans, assessments—alternative and traditional, differentiated learners, motivation and creating optimal learning environments in the classroom. Because there have been so many changes in the classroom over the last twenty years, this course is also beneficial to those teachers whose college curriculum did not include these areas. It meets the requirements for university accreditation at both Humboldt State University and Seattle Pacific University.

ED 589 Transforming Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems - An Overview

  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Tuition: $55
  • Fees: $115

This course will introduce you to the transformative possibilities that interactive whiteboard systems can have on your instruction. An interactive whiteboard system is comprised of many separate components from many companies, but when integrated into a whole system, it becomes a powerful instructional tool in the hands of a trained teacher. The first section of this course will provide a brief overview of different digital whiteboard systems and current research of their effectiveness in the classroom. The next section will build a strong foundation of skills necessary to successfully control the hardware and software used. These skills include basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. The last section will show you how to integrate these skills into general lesson activities which you will then apply to create a lesson of your own. This course features 29 videos comprising over three hours of core video-based training, allowing you to see a credentialed teacher/ certified trainer actually using an interactive whiteboard system. The skills and their integration into general activities covered in this course are designed to be transferable to any hardware or software platform.

ED 589 Transforming Language Arts Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Tuition: $165
  • Fees: $345

This course will introduce you to the transformative possibilities that interactive whiteboard systems can have on your language arts curriculum. An interactive whiteboard system is comprised of many separate components from many companies, but when integrated into a whole system, it becomes a powerful instructional tool in the hands of a trained teacher. The first section of this course will provide a brief overview of different digital whiteboard systems and current research of their effectiveness in the classroom. The next section will build a strong foundation of skills necessary to successfully control the hardware and software used. These skills include basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. The last section will show you how to integrate these skills into several language arts lessons which then you will apply this knowledge to create a lesson of your own. This course features over 45 videos comprising over five hours of core video-based training, allowing you to see a credentialed teacher/ certified trainer actually using an interactive whiteboard system. The skills and their integration into language arts instruction covered in this course are designed to be transferable to any hardware or software platform.

ED 589 Transforming Math Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Tuition: $165
  • Fees: $345

This course will introduce you to the transformative possibilities that interactive whiteboard systems can have on your math curriculum. An interactive whiteboard system is comprised of many separate components from many companies, but when integrated into a whole system, it becomes a powerful instructional tool in the hands of a trained teacher. The first section of this course will provide a brief overview of different digital whiteboard systems and current research of their effectiveness in the classroom. The next section will build a strong foundation of skills necessary to successfully control the hardware and software used. These skills include basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. The last section will show you how to integrate these skills into several math lessons which then you will apply this knowledge to create a lesson of your own. This course features over 45 videos comprising over five hours of core video-based training, allowing you to see a credentialed teacher/ certified trainer actually using an interactive whiteboard system. The skills and their integration into math instruction covered in this course are designed to be transferable to any hardware or software platform.

ED 589 Transforming Science Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Tuition: $165
  • Fees: $345

This course will introduce you to the transformative possibilities that interactive whiteboard systems can have on your science curriculum. An interactive whiteboard system is comprised of many separate components from many companies, but when integrated into a whole system, it becomes a powerful instructional tool in the hands of a trained teacher. The first section of this course will provide a brief overview of different digital whiteboard systems and current research of their effectiveness in the classroom. The next section will build a strong foundation of skills necessary to successfully control the hardware and software used. These skills include basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. The last section will show you how to integrate these skills into several science lessons which then you will apply this knowledge to create a lesson of your own. This course features over 45 videos comprising over five hours of core video-based training, allowing you to see a credentialed teacher/ certified trainer actually using an interactive whiteboard system. The skills and their integration into science instruction covered in this course are designed to be transferable to any hardware or software platform.

ED 589 Transforming Social Studies Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Tuition: $165
  • Fees: $345

This course will introduce you to the transformative possibilities that interactive whiteboard systems can have on your social studies curriculum. An interactive whiteboard system is comprised of many separate components from many companies, but when integrated into a whole system, it becomes a powerful instructional tool in the hands of a trained teacher. The first section of this course will provide a brief overview of different digital whiteboard systems and current research of their effectiveness in the classroom. The next section will build a strong foundation of skills necessary to successfully control the hardware and software used. These skills include basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. The last section will show you how to integrate these skills into several social studies lessons which then you will apply this knowledge to create a lesson of your own. This course features over 45 videos comprising over five hours of core video-based training, allowing you to see a credentialed teacher/ certified trainer actually using an interactive whiteboard system. The skills and their integration into social studies instruction covered in this course are designed to be transferable to any hardware or software platform.

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