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November 27, 2023

Which Continuing Education Course Should You Take Based on How You Spend the Holidays?

We understand the importance of professional development tailored to educators’ unique preferences and interests. To add a touch of festive flair this holiday season, we’ve crafted a fun quiz to help you decide which of our graduate-level continuing education courses is right for you!

Whether you’re a savvy teacher who wants to spend the holidays getting to know the latest tech or an educator who can’t wait to curl up with a good book by the fireplace, discover the perfect course that resonates with your holiday spirit. So, why not infuse a bit of merriment into your professional growth? Take the quiz and embark on a learning adventure tailored just for you!

Which holiday drink are you cozying up with this season?

If you travel for the holidays, where are you going?

What is your favorite activity during the holidays?

What kind of holiday meal are you having this year?

What gift are you hoping to receive this year?

Which Continuing Education Course Should You Take Based on How You Spend the Holidays?

Course 5286: Unlocking the Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Education

You are the Tech-Savvy Teacher! Your commitment to blending technology with education is like a holiday light display—bright, captivating, and full of innovation.

In the spirit of the season, we have the perfect present for you, Course 5286: Unlocking the Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Education. Once science fiction, AI technologies are increasingly embedded in our lives. In this 3-credit, continuing education course, you’ll discover how to personalize learning with adaptive technologies, inform instruction with AI-powered assessment, and prepare students to understand and use AI responsibly.

Course 5116: Connection and Calming Strategies for Today’s Teachers

Congratulations, you are a Wellness Warrior! Like a soothing cup of tea on a chilly day, you bring warmth and tranquility to your teaching approach.

In light of your commitment to well-being, we're thrilled to recommend Course 5116: Connection and Calming Strategies for Today’s Teachers. Picture the transformative power of understanding and managing your innate stress response by focusing on gratitude, empathy, compassion, and hope. This course will help you break free from the bonds of stress as you learn why cortisol floods our bloodstream when we are under stress, and how somatic awareness, mindfulness, and emotional resilience can help you live your happiest life.

Course 5534: The Powerful Effects of Music on the Brain

Bravo! You're a Creative Conductor, infusing your teaching with the harmonious magic of music and the arts. Your classrooms are vibrant stages where learning takes center stage, and creativity knows no bounds.

For someone as tuned in to the transformative potential of music, we recommend Course 5534: The Powerful Effects of Music on the Brain. In this course, you will explore current research supporting the connection between music and the brain and design learning experiences aligned to that science. Whether you are a music teacher, general educator, or teach a specialist subject, you will walk away with strategies to use in your classroom that benefit each learner and knowledge that will strengthen your professional philosophy.

Course 5643: Trust, Humor, Praise, and Connection for Meaningful Relationships with Students

Fantastic news! You're a Family and Friends Facilitator, recognizing the profound importance of building meaningful connections in and out of the classroom. Your teaching style is like a warm gathering, where every student feels valued and included.

Given your commitment to fostering genuine relationships, we wholeheartedly recommend Course 5643: Trust, Humor, Praise, and Connection for Meaningful Relationships with Students. This course focuses on 4 key ideas for making connections and developing relationships: trust, humor, praise, and connection. You’ll take a look at how you praise your students, and create phrases to make sure your students are getting positive, constructive feedback to improve and develop their skills.

Course 5590: Learning Life Lessons with Literature

Kudos, Bookworm Extraordinaire! Your love for books and dedication to nurturing literacy in your classroom sets you apart as a true aficionado of the written word.

Your enthusiasm for storytelling creates a literary haven where minds flourish, that’s why we're delighted to recommend Course 5590: Learning Life Lessons with Literature. This course will focus on the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) and social and emotional learning (SEL) including the use of literature to teach it. As a participant, you will learn how to assess SEL and EI, create a new routine to do so, and then use the assessment results to plan the next right instructional step. 
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