This course is open to coaches Nation Wide attending ANY Sports Clinic. Sports Clinics are available that focus on a variety of aspects related to your particular sport and athlete program. Often these Sports Clinics have Professional and/or College coaches lecturing. You can attend and earn three (3) continuing education quarter credits or 30 clock hours or PDUs. Attending more than one clinic during the year? Contact the instructor directly.
This course is designed to help teachers to learn various ways to connect and support students virtually. Course participants will learn how to effectively create, facilitate, and distribute content to virtual learners. Educators will create motivational and relevant classroom activities, teacher support materials, and assessment tools.
(Ex. - Seesaw, Google Classroom, Epic!, Remind, Screencastify, and more)
Who could imagine that by being fully present the nature of our mind and life could improve so noticeably? You see, there is only this present moment. The past is gone and the future has not yet come. Being led around by an undisciplined mind, we are trapped in thoughts, old emotions, outmoded biases and wrong attitudes, all of which cause stress, fatigue, conflict and suffering over which we have seemingly little control. Participants in this course will appreciate and benefit greatly from Jon Kabat Zinn’s ground-breaking book, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Daily Life, a best-seller that made mindfulness a household word. Through the reading accompanied by videos you will learn:
Various forms of meditation using the breath, including different postures (sitting, walking, lying down)
To use nature as an object of meditation, such as a mountain, lake tree or favorite area in your garden
How to deal with common difficulties in meditation
How to monitor and cultivate healthy attitudes and let go of unworkable ones
The benefits and techniques of loving-kindness meditation
Ways to bring mindful practices to your work with students
Student anxiety is rising at an alarming rate. Starting in kindergarten it continues to rise and progresses through elementary, middle, and the high school years. You can help. Learn to identify the key forms of anxiety: excessive anxiety; occasional anxiety; chronic anxiety disorder. Apply tools and strategies from this course to help K-12 students learn to manage their anxiety and succeed in school. Gain strategies for talking with parents about your concerns. Text is about $32 at Amazon.
Research shows that children benefit by encountering math concepts in their reading. Pre-K to 3rd grade teachers will be guided in how to use childrens books to teach math concepts. Easily modified to fit any K-3 language or math program. You will use books that are already in your classrooms as well as other easy to locate books from your local or school library.
Are you overwhelmed with the sheer volume of digital communication each day? This course will help you take advantage of the storage and organization systems available that will simplify your digital life and free up your time. You will learn about personal digital assistants, getting to Inbox Zero, note-taking systems, task management systems, the power of RSS, collaboration tools, and how to bring this suite of efficiency tools all together into one place.
Follow Eric Jensen's guidebook, Arts With the Brain in Mind, to enhance students' creative, expressive and reflective abilities. The arts are a wonderfully humanistic way to teach all subjects better, for arts educators and other teachers alike, and Jensen has proven to be one of the most readable and enthusiastic authors for educators.
Uncover insider information to support your role as a top-notch substitute teacher, one who is in demand by administrators, teachers and of course, students. Whether just starting out or a veteran, you will tap into whimsical ways, helpful hints, and proven practices to use on any subbing assignment. Investigate effective strategies and collect carefully chosen activities and ideas that activate learning. By the conclusion of this course you will be able to enjoy and manage any K-12 class, in any situation, with the confidence and polished sureness of a master teacher.
Google Earth is a free, revolutionary computer application gaining in popularity among K-12 educators. It features satellite imagery of the entire Earth, and has great potential to expand our students' global awareness. Identify and explore major river deltas, research the effects of planetary ...
Based on classroom observations as well as the research of many psychologists, we know self-esteem is important to student achievement. Too often schools see children whose low self esteem interferes with their learning and too often we fail to relate to troubled students in an affirming way.