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Thursday, August 18, 2016 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Inquiry-based learning aims to increase student engagement by helping learners develop hands-on, minds-on skills. This education and teacher training course explores the 5E instructional model and its uses in the classroom. You will have the opportunity to learn from videos of classroom teachers modeling a 5E lesson and access teacher commentary as they use inquiry-based strategies with their students. As a result, you will develop the skills...

Monday, September 12, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016

Course Overview:

There are numerous reports about the impact of inquiry-based instruction on student learning and retention. The level of guidance during such instruction is also a subject for debate. What is consistently agreed upon is the need for students to be active problem solvers in an effective mathematics classroom. While the participants in this course will fully develop a working definition of inquiry-based...

Monday, September 12, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016

Course Overview:

Mobile devices are being used in schools across the country more each year. One-to-one technology initiatives have also gained popularity with many school districts. Teachers must be thoughtful planners of how to effectively incorporate this technology into their classrooms. They should be mindful of not allowing mobile technology to simply become a shiny textbook where students do nothing but consume...

Monday, September 12, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016

Course Overview:

Students in today's classrooms are collaborators, creative thinkers, information consumers and producers, technologists, problem solvers, and self-directed learners. Teachers are redefining classroom management strategies to maximize the development of these skills and minimize disruptions to teaching and learning.     

Learning Objectives:

  • Research attributes of a...
Monday, September 12, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016

Course Overview:

Mentoring programs provide a way to bring on new staff and support them during their beginning years, but mentoring programs are also important for the professional growth of established teachers. A strong mentoring program is the hallmark of a successful school. This course is designed for educators to mentor their colleagues and design successful mentoring programs for their school.

By the end...

Monday, September 12, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016

Course Overview:

The flipped classroom is a much-publicized model. But flipping "bad" instruction won't lead to good instruction. This course introduces a flipped classroom model that combines key elements of inquiry-based learning and sound student engagement strategies to enhance the learning experience both in and out of the classroom.

Learning Objectives:

  • Draw on prior knowledge...
Monday, September 12, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016

Course Overview:

Diversity in America’s public schools is a fact, so it’s not a question of whether to differentiate instruction, but how. This course will introduce you to the key concepts of differentiating content, process, and product based on student readiness, interest, and learning profile. You will also learn strategies for implementing each of these differentiated instruction concepts. You...

Monday, September 12, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016

Course Description

Today's students are “digital natives” and only know a world in which they constantly have access to unlimited information and the ability to connect with others effortlessly, usually with a mobile phone, tablet or laptop computer.

How does the practicing teacher use these technologies to enhance student engagement, allow for richer explorations and activities, foster collaboration both in and...

Monday, September 12, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016

Course Overview:

This course is designed for educators who are interested in learning more about how to support English Language Learners (ELLs).

The course draws upon recent publications, current scholarly articles, web based resources and video material that focus on a particular module’s topic. Each module also contains a choice of application tasks that will help teachers use key concepts and...

Monday, September 12, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016

Course Overview:

Inquiry-based learning is the hallmark of the UTeach program’s model for preparing pre-service teachers and a key element of the UTeach professional development framework for practicing teachers. Foundations of Inquiry Teaching and Learning is designed for educators who may not be familiar with or who need a refresher on inquiry-based learning and the 5E Instructional Model developed by the...

Monday, September 12, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016

Course Overview:

In today’s diverse classrooms, formative assessment is a critical tool to help teachers increase the success of all of their students. This course is designed for educators who are interested in learning more about formative assessment and strategies to improve classroom teaching through the gathering of data associated with student understanding.

By the end of this course you’ll be equipped to...

Monday, October 10, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016

Course Overview:

Students in today's classrooms are collaborators, creative thinkers, information consumers and producers, technologists, problem solvers, and self-directed learners. Teachers are redefining classroom management strategies to maximize the development of these skills and minimize disruptions to teaching and learning.     

Learning Objectives:

  • Research attributes of a...
Monday, October 10, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016

Course Overview:

There are numerous reports about the impact of inquiry-based instruction on student learning and retention. The level of guidance during such instruction is also a subject for debate. What is consistently agreed upon is the need for students to be active problem solvers in an effective mathematics classroom. While the participants in this course will fully develop a working definition of inquiry-based...

Monday, October 10, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016

Course Overview:

In today’s diverse classrooms, formative assessment is a critical tool to help teachers increase the success of all of their students. This course is designed for educators who are interested in learning more about formative assessment and strategies to improve classroom teaching through the gathering of data associated with student understanding.

By the end of this course you’ll be equipped to...

Monday, October 10, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016

Course Overview:

Mobile devices are being used in schools across the country more each year. One-to-one technology initiatives have also gained popularity with many school districts. Teachers must be thoughtful planners of how to effectively incorporate this technology into their classrooms. They should be mindful of not allowing mobile technology to simply become a shiny textbook where students do nothing but consume...

Monday, October 10, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016

Course Overview:

Inquiry-based learning is the hallmark of the UTeach program’s model for preparing pre-service teachers and a key element of the UTeach professional development framework for practicing teachers. Foundations of Inquiry Teaching and Learning is designed for educators who may not be familiar with or who need a refresher on inquiry-based learning and the 5E Instructional Model developed by the...

Monday, October 10, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016

Course Overview:

Mentoring programs provide a way to bring on new staff and support them during their beginning years, but mentoring programs are also important for the professional growth of established teachers. A strong mentoring program is the hallmark of a successful school. This course is designed for educators to mentor their colleagues and design successful mentoring programs for their school.

By the end...

Monday, October 10, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016

Course Overview:

Diversity in America’s public schools is a fact, so it’s not a question of whether to differentiate instruction, but how. This course will introduce you to the key concepts of differentiating content, process, and product based on student readiness, interest, and learning profile. You will also learn strategies for implementing each of these differentiated instruction concepts. You...

Monday, October 24, 2016 to Sunday, December 11, 2016

Course Overview:

This course is designed for educators who are interested in learning more about how to support English Language Learners (ELLs).

The course draws upon recent publications, current scholarly articles, web based resources and video material that focus on a particular module’s topic. Each module also contains a choice of application tasks that will help teachers use key concepts and...

Monday, October 24, 2016 to Sunday, December 11, 2016

Course Description

Today's students are “digital natives” and only know a world in which they constantly have access to unlimited information and the ability to connect with others effortlessly, usually with a mobile phone, tablet or laptop computer.

How does the practicing teacher use these technologies to enhance student engagement, allow for richer explorations and activities, foster collaboration both in and...

Monday, October 24, 2016 to Sunday, December 11, 2016

Course Overview:

The flipped classroom is a much-publicized model. But flipping "bad" instruction won't lead to good instruction. This course introduces a flipped classroom model that combines key elements of inquiry-based learning and sound student engagement strategies to enhance the learning experience both in and out of the classroom.

Learning Objectives:

  • Draw on prior knowledge...
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Sunday, December 11, 2016

Course Overview:

Mobile devices are being used in schools across the country more each year. One-to-one technology initiatives have also gained popularity with many school districts. Teachers must be thoughtful planners of how to effectively incorporate this technology into their classrooms. They should be mindful of not allowing mobile technology to simply become a shiny textbook where students do nothing but consume...

Monday, November 7, 2016 to Sunday, December 11, 2016

Course Overview:

Inquiry-based learning is the hallmark of the UTeach program’s model for preparing pre-service teachers and a key element of the UTeach professional development framework for practicing teachers. Foundations of Inquiry Teaching and Learning is designed for educators who may not be familiar with or who need a refresher on inquiry-based learning and the 5E Instructional Model developed by the...

Monday, November 7, 2016 to Sunday, December 11, 2016

Course Overview:

Students in today's classrooms are collaborators, creative thinkers, information consumers and producers, technologists, problem solvers, and self-directed learners. Teachers are redefining classroom management strategies to maximize the development of these skills and minimize disruptions to teaching and learning.     

Learning Objectives:

  • Research attributes of a...
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Sunday, December 11, 2016

Course Overview:

Diversity in America’s public schools is a fact, so it’s not a question of whether to differentiate instruction, but how. This course will introduce you to the key concepts of differentiating content, process, and product based on student readiness, interest, and learning profile. You will also learn strategies for implementing each of these differentiated instruction concepts. You...

Monday, November 7, 2016 to Sunday, December 11, 2016

Course Overview:

There are numerous reports about the impact of inquiry-based instruction on student learning and retention. The level of guidance during such instruction is also a subject for debate. What is consistently agreed upon is the need for students to be active problem solvers in an effective mathematics classroom. While the participants in this course will fully develop a working definition of inquiry-based...

Monday, November 7, 2016 to Sunday, December 11, 2016

Course Overview:

Mentoring programs provide a way to bring on new staff and support them during their beginning years, but mentoring programs are also important for the professional growth of established teachers. A strong mentoring program is the hallmark of a successful school. This course is designed for educators to mentor their colleagues and design successful mentoring programs for their school.

By the end...

Monday, November 7, 2016 to Sunday, December 11, 2016

Course Overview:

In today’s diverse classrooms, formative assessment is a critical tool to help teachers increase the success of all of their students. This course is designed for educators who are interested in learning more about formative assessment and strategies to improve classroom teaching through the gathering of data associated with student understanding.

By the end of this course you’ll be equipped to...