This course provides in-service teachers with exposure to current best practices in instruction and assessment. Topics vary, but may include formative assessment, differentiated instructional methods, strategic instruction models, and methods to reach and engage all learners. The specific focus for each course offering will be provided in the course description, prior to registration. Prerequisite: None. 08/27/2018-12/21/2018
Adequate reading and writing skills are essential for all students. This course provides in-service teachers the opportunity to learn additional strategies and tools to foster students continuing progress towards literacy. Topics vary, but may include the validity of using different literacy strategies, learn methods to integrate reading and writing across the curriculum, find ways to use reading comprehension strategies, and appropriate literacy assessments. The specific focus for each course offering will be provided in the course description, prior to registration. Prerequisite: None. 08/27/2018-12/21/2018
A vital part of an effective learning environment is a culture that maximizes positive interactions throughout a school and within a community. Intended for in-service teachers, this course focuses on different facets of cultivating positive school cultures. Topics vary, but may include collegiality, advocacy, communication skills, and professional learning environments. The specific focus for each course offering will be provided in the course description, prior to registration. Prerequisite: None. 08/27/2018-12/21/2018
Adequate reading and writing skills are essential for all students. This course provides in-service teachers the opportunity to learn additional strategies and tools to foster students continuing progress towards literacy. Topics vary, but may include the validity of using different literacy strategies, learn methods to integrate reading and writing across the curriculum, find ways to use reading comprehension strategies, and appropriate literacy assessments. The specific focus for each course offering will be provided in the course description, prior to registration. Prerequisite: None. 08/27/2018-12/21/2018