Can we be blunt?
ELA teachers create a brighter future in which more people treat one another with grace and dignity. That’s because you instill the quintessential values of critical thinking, strong communication, enhanced creativity, intelligent problem solving, and interpersonal skills that lead to a kinder and frankly more interesting world.
So, yeah, we’re pretty big fans of ELA teachers.
We’ve also spent a whole lot of time listening to what they need from their professional development and salary advancement courses. Whether you’re teaching youngsters learning their letter sounds, high schoolers about to ascend the college steps, or kids who need to grasp just how awesome reading is, we’ve got courses that helps you reach your goals. The question is: Which ELA course is right for you?
Which of the following most accurately describes your students?
Which of these would provide the most positive impact for your students?
What is your biggest challenge in the classroom right now?
Which of these benefits is most ideal for you?
What do you want your students to understand about reading and writing?
Cultivating Creativity with Literacy
In this course, you will explore the link between creativity and literacy, as well as important thinking habits that serve as a foundation for both. You will learn strategies to integrate the arts into your literacy block, analyze how student choice and self-direction facilitate students’ creative agency, and you’ll even get to explore your own creativity through the review of an art piece of your choice.
Focus on Phonics for Effective Reading, Writing, and Spelling Instruction
Through a review of reading fundamentals and direct phonics instruction, teachers will learn proven strategies of practice and repetition to support readers struggling with letter and word decoding automaticity. By investigating formative assessments for phonemic awareness and phonics, teachers will activate reading, writing, and spelling tools and teaching strategies with an eye on student engagement for better overall reading comprehension and achievement.
Visualize Success with Graphic Novels
This engaging experience will show you how to unlock the immense potential of graphic novels as a powerful educational tool. You’ll develop a sell sheet to showcase the merits of graphic novels, and explore innovative techniques in visual learning to boost student learning. Take the time to discover a treasure trove of captivating graphic novels to use with students, along with teaching tips and strategies tailored specifically to graphic novels.
Making Content Accessible For Your English Language Learners
In this course, you will discover strategies, templates, and activities to build a toolkit for working with ELs in your classroom. Explore the importance of academic conversations and teaching academic language in your classroom while implementing different scaffolds, vocabulary, and background knowledge activities. Most of all, you will learn how to create a collaborative environment that focuses on advocacy for creating a positive learning environment for ALL students, while making the content more comprehensible for students who may struggle with language.
Demystifying the College Application Essay
This course aims to demystify the college application essay and empower educators and students to use writing skills they already possess in order to write an engaging, dynamic, and successful narrative. Throughout the course, participants will learn tips and tricks for teaching students how to write college application essays using a variety of information from universities and will explore activities for teaching about the college application essay in the classroom.