Summer is a wonderfully lazy time, and we hope you are all resting and refreshing! The Curriculum and Instruction team here at Learners Edge loves summer because it means that once again, we get to introduce a whole new slate of courses especially for you! These courses will be ready and available for registration beginning on July 16th – opening for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 session registrations. It’s like Christmas in July!
Take a look at the courses that we’ve been putting the finishing touches on and make sure to sign-up at the bottom of this article to receive a reminder when these courses are open and available for registration!
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
- Course 5031: Social Emotional Learning: Strengthening Hearts and Minds
(3 credits | PreK-12)
Learn why social-emotional learning (SEL) has been called the “missing piece” of education. Explore resources and strategies are provided to learn more and plan for future implementation to bring this learning to your students.
- Course 5055: Boosting Social Emotional Learning through Sport and Physical Education
(3 credits | K-12)
Coaches and physical education teachers – we are thinking about you! Learn about the concepts of building character, increasing community and developing growth mindsets in students and/or athletes. Dig in beyond sports and physical activity to build life-long skills with your students!
Culture and Language
- Course 5020: Teaching Students with Interrupted Formal Education: Compassion is Key
(3 credits | K-12)
As our country’s demographics are changing, so are the needs of our students, and educators find themselves with students who are refugees, or who have otherwise limited formal education. Connecting research to practice, you’ll reflect on your current practices and ways you can provide a nurturing, motivating classroom and school environment to support students’ needs.
- Course 5066: Growing Gifts: Stories, Supports and Strategies for Teachers in Gifted Education
(3 credits | K-12)
Learn the latest about working with students identified as gifted by exploring the dualities of giftedness, the attributes of students assessed as Twice Exceptional (2E), ideas for identifying giftedness in non-mainstream populations, and ways to guide students who struggle with social-emotional issues
- Course 806: Digital Citizenship in The Classroom
(2 credits | K-12)
Learn about the essential elements of digital citizenship appropriate for classroom teachers, such as passwords and online security, appropriate online behavior and etiquette, digital footprints, and the power of social media to create change.
- Course 5057: Move, Grow, Play! Using Play to Teach and Learn
(3 credits | PreK-2)
Did you know that students who are running and jumping are learning the laws of physics? That learning about surface tension involves blowing bubbles? This course will allow you to gather evidence that champions learning through play, and will return laughter, joy, and play to your classroom!
- Course 5065: Vocabulary Instruction and Word Learning for Secondary Content Areas
(3 credits | Gr. 6-12)
Word mastery and confidence is built from daily routines that engage students with new words in a classroom environment that promotes and practices word learning skills. You’ll review research to support vocabulary instruction using words carefully selected from existing curriculum and standards in any content area
Learners Edge is passionately committed to providing you with continuing education coursework, materials, and tools that will help you succeed in your classroom and in your career.
Offering more than 100 print-based or online courses for teachers, you can earn the graduate credit you need for salary advancement and meet your professional development needs. Contact us today to get started!