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Welcome to the Heritage Institute, a leader in educator professional development since 1975. Our self-paced distance courses may be started at any time and have six months to complete. Tuition for credit courses includes continuing education quarter credit from Antioch University, Seattle, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Credits may be used for salary enhancement and teaching certificate renewal. Assignments for courses with an envelope symbol are sent by email whereas those with a computer symbol are done in our customized online learning environment. 

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Welcome to the Heritage Institute, a leader in educator professional development since 1975. Our self-paced distance courses may be started at any time and have six months to complete. Tuition for credit courses include continuing education quarter credit from Antioch University, Seattle, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Credits may be used for salary enhancement and teaching certificate renewal. Assignments for courses with an envelope symbol are sent by email whereas those with a computer symbol are done in our customized online learning environment. 

92% of teachers say that our courses helped them to improve their student’s performance. Below are our newest course offerings that will invigorate your teaching and deliver real results. 

Questions? Read our FAQs or Contact Us.

Welcome to the Heritage Institute, a leader in educator professional development since 1975. Our self-paced distance courses may be started at any time and have six months to complete. Tuition for credit courses include continuing education quarter credit from Antioch University, Seattle, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Credits may be used for salary enhancement and teaching certificate renewal. Assignments for courses with an envelope symbol are sent by email whereas those with a computer symbol are done in our customized online learning environment. 

Please enjoy a special discount on this month's featured course. Read more about this course in our blog

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THI President Mike Seymour says, "Learning is about finding a way to light the spark, it is not rote." Our workshops, field studies and travel courses get you out of the house and into the world to refuel your passion for teaching. All courses award your choice of credit, clock hours, PDU's, or CEUs except travel courses. Travel courses may be taken for Washington State Clock Hours, Oregon State PDU's or THI CEUs only. 

Tuition for credit courses include continuing education quarter credit from Antioch University, Seattle, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Credits may be used for salary enhancement and teaching certificate renewal. 

Workshops and field study courses are seasonal and will be listed when instructors have begun accepting registrations. Please check back on this page or sign up for our newsletter for new course announcements.

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Art

Course No. ED444L, ED544L

Instructor: Debora Supplitt

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Since 1938, the American Library Association has awarded the Caldecott Medal annually for to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This fun-filled guided independent study course will cover the history of the medal and Randolph Caldecott, explore the creative artists who have received this medal, delve into selected winners and honors books, and create various art media lessons for the classroom.

Course No. ED433C, ED533C

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $130 ‑ $175

Quarter Credits 2

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.

Course No. ED463e, ED563e

Instructor: Debora Supplitt

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Course No. ED444S, ED544S

Instructor: Debora Supplitt

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Research has shown that art education provides challenges for students on all levels. This course is designed for teachers of all grades, K-12, with little to no art experience.
Email

Course No. ED450J, ED540J

Instructor: Doug Larson

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Learn how to use drama techniques to make everyday classroom lessons come to life. Drama Games give teachers a new educational tool for any subject by using improvisational theatre concepts as an active form of learning.

Course No. ED457S, ED557S

Instructor: Debora Supplitt

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

This course incorporates Observational Drawing Skills (ODS) based on drawing and design principles that guide participants through the process of creating successful, realistic looking, still life drawings. Teacher-artists who want to develop, support or advance their ODS will purchase the “Introduction To Advanced Observational Drawing” video course to access thirty (30) online teaching videos constituting approximately 5 hours of step-by step ODS content. The lessons are open to all ability levels, from emerging to advance drawing skills. Lessons are broken down into a series of small concepts that build upon each other so that participants can practice each concept before incorporating it into their overarching still life project. From hands on practice projects, exemplars and skill building, lesson plans will be developed for implementation for any studio and/or classroom setting.
Classroom Management

Course No. ED448H, ED548H

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

The book for this course introduces you to the most typical student types and how best to work with them such as: the Good Kids, the Rebels, the Perfectionists, the Invisibles and more.  With each introduction, there will be ample information on what is needed and how to work best with that student.

Course No. ED448G, ED548G

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

The 99 strategies explored in this course are going to help you engage your students. And you will find boredom's been banished from your classroom and from your teaching as well.

Course No. ED430C

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $130 ‑ $175

Quarter Credits 2

This course provides authoritative and reality-based best practices in classroom management from some of our best educational researchers, including Robert Marzano, Jana Marzano and Debra Pickering. It clarifies both what to do, and how to do it, with ample examples and action steps.

Course No. ED445X, ED545X

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

How do we set boundaries and guidelines without it turning into a power struggle? Is the way we set up rules at the beginning of a year that important? Is there a way to help children understand parameters without getting them frustrated?

Course No. ED465i, ED565i

Instructor: Lori Boll

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Course No. ED447E, ED547E

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Based on the best-selling book ever on classroom management and student achievement, this course will help you make the first day of school, and every day, a success! This First Days of School: How to be an Effective Teacher is a must-have for new teachers and veterans alike. Regardless of your level of experience, you will enjoy the text so much that you will want to savor it instead of rushing through.

Course No. ED448i, ED548i

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

This course provides an intriguing and unique look at the subject of differentiation. Part I of our text includes three completely fresh techniques for helping students understand why they will not all be doing the same things at the same time. 

Course No. ED437P, ED537P

Instructor: Lawrence Rzeznik

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Support kindness, respect for others, an attitude for service and a variety of other positive character traits by learning how to incorporate the literature and themes found in Dr. Seuss books, one of the most beloved of children's authors.

Course No. ED442W, ED542W

Instructor: Suzanne Warner

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

This independent study course focuses on practical solutions for the day-to-day frustrations and challenges common in today’s classroom.

Course No. ED429W, ED529W

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Throughout each day, educators are expected to balance academic demands with the personal aspects of each child. The purpose of this course is to help educators to become more organized in their preparation time and in their teaching style.

Course No. ED446H, ED546H

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $180

Quarter Credits 3

As a teacher, there are so many different things you have to keep track of and organize.

Course No. SS401Q, SS501Q

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Research and teacher experience has demonstrated the importance of positive family involvement to student achievement. How can we create relationships and a climate where all families are allies and not adversaries of education?

Course No. ED444o, ED544o

Instructor: Suzanne Warner

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

This independent study course focuses on putting the teacher in control of the classroom. The list of obstacles facing today’s teachers is enormous and this class will teach you alternatives to the typical methods that leave teachers feeling worn down and unsuccessful. 

Course No. SS401V, SS501V

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Poor social skills are the leading reason why people lose jobs, according to Labor and Industry research. While educators know the importance of social skills, schools do not provide adequate training in this area.

Course No. ED419G, ED519G

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Psychologist Abraham Maslow noted specific human needs including safety and belonging. Unfortunately put-downs, gossip, and criticism abound throughout our schools leaving many students feeling isolated, picked-on and unsafe.

Course No. ED435J, ED535J

Instructor: Julie Bora

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

With or without lesson plans, you can be a super substitute. Discover tried and true K-12 procedures you can implement successfully while the regular teacher is away. Find out how to pack your bag, set the course, and ride the waves of any given day. Learn about being prepared with your substitute's suitcase from a seasoned veteran and you and your students will have an extraordinary time together.

Course No. ED461q, ED561q

Instructor: Kelly Lickteig

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Course No. ED461A, ED561A

Instructor: Suzanne Warner

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

As a teacher do you ever feel overwhelmed? Burned-out? Do you feel as if you can’t get through to some students? That you lack administrative support? That you cannot connect with some parents? That you can’t get away from negativity when you go to the lunchroom or pass certain teachers in the hallway? That you lack important resources for yourself or your students? Perhaps you just can’t break out of your own rut.

When Teaching Gets Tough offers practical strategies teachers can use to make things better right away. The text offers specific and distinct examples and strategies for addressing a plethora of difficult situations, as well providing as reflective opportunities and specific sections designed for administrators. The supplemental readings offer even more ideas and opportunities for exploring solutions. Once the course is completed, teachers will feel back on top of their game, re-energized, and know that they are making a positive difference in their lives and the lives of their students.

Counseling & Special Ed

Course No. ED450H, ED550H

Instructor: Lori Gibson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Traditional discipline plans usually frustrate chronically disruptive students and can be overkill for well- adjusted kids. Dr. Ross Greene's “Plan B” is a better approach for dealing with disruptive behavior. It assumes that even disruptive students want to succeed in school, but that they have obstacles in their lives which prevent them from being successful.

Course No. ED451Z, ED551Z

Instructor: Lori Gibson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Are kids at your school mean to each other? Of course they are. When kids are cruel to other kids not only does it do direct harm to the victims, it also affects the learning environment for everyone.

Course No. ED436U, ED536U

Instructor: Lori Gibson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

If you have students with one of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and you don’t know what they’re thinking or feeling, your days will be difficult – and theirs will be too. Most Pre-K through 12th grade educators have worked with ASD students already, and the prevalence of ASD is increasing. This course is an essential introduction to this puzzling disorder. 

Course No. ED445Y, ED545Y

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

There are many students who appear to lack social understanding, have difficulties with communication and with basic learning skills.  The general term of “Autism” is often thrown about and quickly attached to these types of children.  What is Autism? What are the causes?  ...

Course No. ED452Y, ED552Y

Instructor: Lori Gibson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Our boys are struggling. They are academically disengaged and facing social challenges alone. What will their place will be in the wider world once they leave high school (if they even make it that far)? Let's look at the troubling symptoms our boys are presenting, and then we will pull back the curtain on their inner lives. We will look at the cultural expectations they are under, cultivate new understanding of boys and their world, and much more.

Course No. ED437Q, ED537Q

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

This class will help K-12 educators develop proactive strategies to minimize and prevent bullying and teasing behaviors. We will discuss victims, rescuers, bystanders, and bullies and how they are intertwined in life.

Course No. ED456T, ED556T

Instructor: Jacquie  Johansson

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Learn powerful communication skills and successful strategies for working with challenging colleagues. You will learn the 10 specific behaviors that represent people at their worst and the underlying causes of these behaviors. Also, learn how to bring out the best in people when they are at their worst. Become proficient at understanding motivating issues behind unwanted behavior. You will uncover insights about yourself and your work place. Appropriate for teachers K-12, administrators and support staff.

Course No. ED409R, ED509R

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

You don't have to be a counselor to apply some basic counseling skills. You will find the techniques this course provides invaluable in working with a wide variety of K-12 student situations. You will read and practice the kind of interview and listening skills which will help you to achieve greater understanding...

Course No. ED437G, ED537G

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $130 ‑ $175

Quarter Credits 2

Learn the causes and misconceptions that surround the development and treatment of oppositional children. Learn how specialists would engineer classroom environments, routines, and tasks to maximize positive results.

Course No. SS406K, SS506K

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Gangs, drugs and violence have all moved together into America's smaller towns and communities, leaving many teachers unprepared for their impact on education. Use this course to identify, assess and intervene when signs of gang behavior appear.

Course No. ED453i, ED553i

Instructor: Lori Gibson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Imagine looking out on your classroom and knowing that every student has a clear, receptive mind, is engaged, and is ready to learn. Unfortunately, this is rarely what we see in our classrooms. Instead, too many students seem preoccupied, isolated, withdrawn, nervous or overwhelmed. It is estimated that 1 out of every 5 students in America suffers from a diagnosable anxiety disorder. And it is further suggested that, unchecked, anxiety can result in school failure, social isolation and missed opportunities. The purpose of this course is for educators to increase their understanding of anxiety and learn how to support students, and their parents, who are dealing with this disorder. This independent study course is appropriate for Pre-K through grade12 teachers, administrators, support staff and parents. Note: The book, Growing Up Brave, was written for parents, however it is an excellent resource for understanding and supporting our anxious students and their parents.

Course No. SS409F, SS509F

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Investigate the many aspects of high needs people and their behaviors. Gain a greater understanding of how to interact with student and adult explosive behavior, dependent behavior, poor listener behavior and more.

Course No. SS401P, SS501P

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

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.

Course No. ED456u, ED556u

Instructor: Jacquie  Johansson

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Most students experience some form of loss in their lives, and the grief that results can profoundly affect their academic performance, emotional stability, and social interactions. This class will help educators understand and respond to the extraordinary challenges that children may face when dealing with grief and loss. Participants will learn strategies to help students affected by divorce, the death of a parent, relative, friend, or pet; violence; chronic illness, and more. This class will examine grief experiences at different developmental levels and will give you strategies to: 1. Respond appropriately to expressions of grief from children and adolescents 2. Help students handle some of the emotions associated with loss 3. Determine when to refer a child to a specialist 4. Respect cultural attitudes towards grief and loss 5. Understand and identify risk taking behaviors and suicide This course is appropriate for those working in all grades, K-12 including teachers, para-educators, counselors, and other support personnel.

Course No. SS406M, SS506M

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Anger management strategies have become an important topic in schools, businesses, homes and communities. We regularly hear how dangerous our society has become, especially the youth population. Focus on ways of handling violence without getting involved in the typical power struggles.

Course No. ED464z, ED564z

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Course No. ED404D, ED504D

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

How can we help aggressive, out-of-control students and not simply spend time on tiresome control tactics? This course starts with a review of the social, emotional and environmental factors underlying childhood verbal and physical aggression then provides specific strategies for de-escalation.

Course No. ED458T, ED558T

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Why does one K-12 student get argumentative and another becomes withdrawn? What does it mean when a child makes negative comments about assignments? This course explores the motivation of these behaviors and helps you understand their function. You will increase motivation, reduce power struggles, encourage positive relationships while evaluating various stages of behavior, development, and interventions to support change.

Course No. SS404U, SS504U

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Suicide continues to claim the lives of many individuals each year. Suicidal behavior and youth suicides are one of the leading causes of death among those age 15 to 24. Depression is common during this period and when prolonged it becomes a serious risk of suicidal behavior.
Education

Course No. ED457T, ED557T

Instructor: Julie Bora

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

In this course for Pre-K12 educators we will delve into ten easy to implement techniques used by master teachers to Check for Understanding (CFU.) We also will normalize error and enhance understanding by combining other champion techniques that work synergistically with the ten. You will enjoy field-testing CFU techniques in your very own learning environment and be delighted to observe and share the magical effects of these powerful practices with colleagues and friends. So come join the team of teacher champions and make an impact.

Course No. ED459L, ED559L

Instructor: Julie Bora

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Classroom culture is a mysterious mix with no recipe and yet it is the special sauce for a happy curriculum and student learning. Refresh your teaching as you learn more about enhancing a culture of thinking in your pre-K-12 classroom. Review the 8 familiar forces which focus students on learning vs. work and build a supportive matrix with your colleagues while you do it. Text $16 at Amazon.

Course No. ED461t, ED561t

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $120 ‑ $210

Quarter Credits 3

This course is open to teachers Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Academic Camp or Professional Development Workshop of their choosing at anytime throughout the year. Some examples of these types of camps and/or workshops are Math Camp, Science Camp, Language Arts Camp, PLC Workshop, Instructional Workshop, TAH Workshop, Gilder- Lehrman Workshop, NEH Workshop, etc. There are many National as well as local Academic camps/workshops available to teachers that focus on a variety of aspects related to the development of their particular subject matter and/or discipline.

Course No. ED461u, ED561u

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $120 ‑ $210

Quarter Credits 3

This course is open to teachers Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Academic Camp or Professional Development Workshop of their choosing at anytime throughout the year. Some examples of these types of camps and/or workshops are Math Camp, Science Camp, Language Arts Camp, PLC Workshop, Instructional Workshop, TAH Workshop, Gilder- Lehrman Workshop, NEH Workshop, etc.

Course No. ED461v, ED561v

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $120 ‑ $210

Quarter Credits 3

This course is open to teachers Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Academic Camp or Professional Development Workshop of their choosing at anytime throughout the year. Some examples of these types of camps and/or workshops are Math Camp, Science Camp, Language Arts Camp, PLC Workshop, Instructional Workshop, TAH Workshop, Gilder- Lehrman Workshop, NEH Workshop, etc.

Course No. ED461w, ED561w

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $120 ‑ $210

Quarter Credits 3

This course is open to teachers Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Academic Camp or Professional Development Workshop of their choosing at anytime throughout the year. Some examples of these types of camps and/or workshops are Math Camp, Science Camp, Language Arts Camp, PLC Workshop, Instructional Workshop, TAH Workshop, Gilder- Lehrman Workshop, NEH Workshop, etc.

Course No. ED437A, ED537A

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $95 ‑ $120

Quarter Credits 1

Thomas Armstrong's Awakening Genius encourages a renaissance of thinking about the true meaning of children's giftedness. He provides remedies that call for teachers modeling their own joy of learning. The book lists simple genius experiences and activities for the classroom that help counter the often-damaging effects of scripted curriculum, standardized grading and testing, along with other factors that degrade the love of learning.

Course No. ED449H, ED549H

Instructor: Brenda McKinney

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Today's students differ greatly from each other and their learning needs vary more dramatically than ever! These differences are wide ranging and are being identified earlier. Such classroom disparities require all educators to think differently about teaching and learning; educators have been differentiating for ages. This class is intended to move you from where you are now (beginner, proficient, advanced) in the procedures of differentiation, to the next level essential for success.

Course No. ED458z, ED558z

Instructor: Brenda McKinney

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

The bad news is that poverty can create chronic, devastating changes in the brain. It would be easy to look at the statistics and want to give up. The good news is that there are powerful solutions to boost attendance, lessen behavior issues and turn your classroom into a high performance success, BUT you need the engagement strategies to help you do your job well. High performing students need high performing teachers. Every student deserves a caring engaging teacher. Attitudes and the strategies of yesterday are not enough. Join me to upgrade your teaching skills. Make it a priority to engage far more students every day. Fasten your seatbelt: These strategies work for all kids across the grade and content levels. Sign up NOW for an engaging, fast moving, practical experience. Appropriate for all educators and administrators K-12.

Course No. ED430k, ED530K

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $130 ‑ $175

Quarter Credits 2

The required text for this course is "Teaching with the Brain in Mind" by Eric Jensen. Noted for his contribution to brain-based learning Eric Jensen guides us through one fascinating insight after another in the introduction and twelve chapters of this latest edition of teaching how-to’s, based on our understanding from brain-research of how people are motivated, problem-solve and remember.

Course No. ED449M, ED549M

Instructor: Michele McRae

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Elementary teachers! Become a technology leader for your professional team and inspire your students. Develop lessons using free online curriculum-rich resources that will engage students in every core subject. Not only will you learn to access an amazing amount of online resources, you will learn new innovative ways to apply them to your current professional assignment.

Course No. ED448C, ED548C

Instructor: Patrizia Marrero

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

It was Plato who said "Do not, my friend, keep children to their studies by compulsion, but by play." Game-Based Learning is a hot topic. Research shows that highly engaged learners absorb information more effectively. But can games, video games, and simulations truly aid students’ learning?

Course No. ED437J, ED537J

Instructor: Brenda McKinney

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Discover differences between the male and female brain to transform how you teach and communicate. Explore teaching and learning strategies developed through current brain research on gender differences. The focus relates to effective learning, interpersonal communication, motivation, and self-concept. Learn to create and adapt activities based on how boys and girls brains work best and their needs at different life stages.

Course No. ED448F, ED548F

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Using a basicworkbook created by Larry Ferlazzo, an award-winning author, you will find strategies to engage your students more effectively. You will learn how to deal with getting students motivated and helping students see the importance of personal responsibility. You will also learn to deal with disruptive students and classes, while finding the best ways to maximize the chances that a lesson will be successful, and more. 

Course No. ED430F, ED530F

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $130 ‑ $175

Quarter Credits 2

The required text for this class is "How to Teach So Students Remember" by Marilee Sprenger.  This book is one of the top-rated and inspiring “how-to” guides showing the seven important strategies, and supporting research, that gives students the best possible chance to make meaning and remember what’s academically important.

Course No. ED452f, ED552f

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Children accomplish at a higher rate and with greater effectiveness when they are excited about learning. This course will investigate strategies to increase enthusiasm in students.  Each educator will read and view inspiring stories of success within the classroom and community. 

Course No. ED463v, ED563v

Instructor: Brian Long

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Course No. ED430G, ED530G

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $130 ‑ $175

Quarter Credits 2

This course is rich in ideas for how to help secondary students, especially poor readers, with the motivation and skills to read for comprehension. Required text is "Literacy Strategies for Grades 4-12" by Karen Tankersly.

Course No. ED448J, ED548J

Instructor: Suzanne Warner

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Create effective partnerships with parents around the Love & Logic philosophy and strategies. This course for all teachers, K-12, promotes a common vision for expectations and accountability both at home and in school. This course will help you, the teacher, and the parent create confident, self-motivated, and responsible children and students.

Course No. ED448K, ED548K

Instructor: Brenda McKinney

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

If you are looking for a refreshing change of pace, this course is for you! Written by psychologist, Carol Dweck, Mindset, focuses on research that shows the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you live your life.

Course No. ED459q, ED559q

Instructor: Brenda McKinney

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Why do some children succeed while others fail? Have you experienced burnout with certain students and are not sure where to turn? Let’s turn this around. When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with ideas and strategies to build and maintain a growth mindset culture. The focus is on how persistence, hard work and grit can change students’ school performance. All teachers are looking for tools that will ignite a love of learning while communicating that every student can succeed. Do you want to find out how to capture and identify that mindset? Are you ready to create successful and resilient learners? Are you interested in learning the new research on IQ and brain plasticity in order to motivate and engage all students? Then join me for this exciting and transformative course. I recommend this course to any teacher, student, administrator, parent or professional developer who is looking to up their game.

Course No. ED438R, ED538R

Instructor: Peter Chausse

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Examine the exciting idea of extending learning for your students beyond those classroom walls! In this fun, informative and multi-faceted course, you will discover dozens of ways to use your school building, school grounds, local neighborhood and local community to enhance learning for your students in the areas of math, art, science, language arts, history and geography.

Course No. ED434Y, ED534Y

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Help children move from complacency to compassion and social responsibility in their interactions with other people. Too often, children miss opportunities to support, encourage, and help those around them.

Course No. ED465b, ED565b

Instructor: Brenda McKinney

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Course No. ED444U, ED544U

Instructor: Brenda McKinney

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Eric Jensen's, Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kid’s Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, analyzes the effects of poverty on education and how educators can play a hand in improving the potential of every student. The strategies and action steps are easy to apply and can really make a difference.

Course No. ED430H, ED530H

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $95 ‑ $120

Quarter Credits 1

This course is based on the required text, "Qualities of Effective Teachers" by James Stronge. Stronge’s work emphasizes that the classroom teacher is a person that makes the biggest difference in studies of effectiveness. Also covered are classroom management, curriculum development, lesson delivery. follow-up checklists and ‘red flags’ of ineffective teaching.

Course No. ED444K, ED544K

Instructor: Wendi Fein

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Enhance your K-12 cultural competence in this course exploring White Privilege and its impact. After choosing a text, such as How to Teach Students who Don’t Look Like You or Every Day Anti-Racism, you will learn to mitigate the negative effects of race and cultural bias.

Course No. ED448L, ED548L

Instructor: Brenda McKinney

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Scientists now know so much more about how our students learn than thirty years ago and it is time to upgrade your learning. Did you know that our brains are not really designed for thinking? Did you know that most of what we learn is forgotten immediately?

Course No. ED447G, ED547G

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Our best teaching comes from bringing who we are (our passions and creativity) to what we do. But this kind of authentic, heart-centered engagement with our work is hard to maintain in the face of the energy-draining demands of today’s education system that appears to focus more on test results than on the humanity of teachers and their students.

Course No. ED452k, ED552k

Instructor: Brenda McKinney

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

A good working memory is crucial to becoming a successful leaner. Mounting evidence links literacy and numeracy to strong working memory. This course will provide a coherent overview of the role played by working memory in learning and its development during the school years. It will offer teachers/counselors strategies for supporting working memory in students at all ages, especially those who are underperforming. You will receive hands-on support for utilizing numerous techniques including: chunking, organization, keywords, peg words, loci, mnemonics and many more. Don’t miss this opportunity ....

Course No. ED430J, ED530j

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $95 ‑ $120

Quarter Credits 1

The required text for this course is "So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles & Multiple Intelligence" by authors Harvey Silver, Richard Strong and Matthew Perini. With a commitment to effectiveness, practicality, fairness and fun for you and your students, the authors of this great book blend learning styles and multiple intelligences so that you can best meet the needs of individual students.

Course No. ED444V, ED544V

Instructor: Julie Bora

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

This transformative course for K-12 educators shows and explains, in concrete terms, winning techniques of master teachers. If you are a teacher who wants to improve your craft, then this course will give you the tools to do that. From field notes and observations of master teachers, Doug Lemov has compiled specific practices in his action packed book, Teach Like a Champion, which comes with a DVD as well.

Course No. ED437L, ED537L

Instructor: Brenda McKinney

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Discover the old culprits: hormones, rebellion, and exuberance and recognize they are not the only answers to understanding teens. This course teaches you about the teen brain and how to navigate the abrupt shifts in emotion and behavior while still being effective. This exciting course provides practical strategies for creating a more academically AND emotionally productive classroom.

Course No. ED452g, ED552g

Instructor: Lori Gibson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

We have been in the era of high stakes testing for over a decade now. As educators we must both prepare our students to take standardized tests and regularly give them tests ourselves. Yet we know that some students don’t do well with tests and can even get extremely anxious about them. This anxiety can manifest itself during the testing experience, and cause some students to perform well below their abilities. In addition to poorer performance on tests themselves, some students in a high stakes testing environment may exhibit a decreased interest in learning, increased levels of chronic stress, and even begin to harbor negative attitudes towards themselves, their schooling, and future tests.

Course No. ED450i, ED550i

Instructor: Lori Gibson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $180

Quarter Credits 3

How delightful would it be if every student came to class on time, had their assignments done and did their best work? Unfortunately this is not the case. While many kids are organized, many kids are not. These disorganized kids can be disruptive; they are stuck in a downward spiral of failure and let’s face it - they drag down your school’s test scores.

Course No. ED437E, ED537E

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $130 ‑ $175

Quarter Credits 2

What distinguishes the great teacher from the struggling teacher? Joseph Ciaccio has developed a list of five ways the great teacher lives a positive and effective life in the classroom. This book shows the power we all have to deal effectively with the discouragement of ineffective results, classroom meltdowns and boredom.

Course No. ED464o, ED564o

Instructor: Stacey Shaw

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Course No. ED449a, ED549a

Instructor: Brenda McKinney

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Every single day we are bombarded with decisions. Do we choose the less enjoyable, better-for-me option or the more pleasurable alternative? Do students chose to turn in homework or do activities of their own choosing? A startling discovery is that willpower is depleted by usage.

Course No. ED459e, ED559e

Instructor: Jacquie  Johansson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

The student of today looks very different from the student of 20 years ago. Their parents do as well. The world today is a pressure cooker environment for both. Parents naturally want what is best for their children and suffer from what the authors of our course text call ‘Pressured Parent Phenomenon’ which is the constant anxiety over whether their children are as competitive as they could be based on their kids efforts. This class will help educators understand and respond to the extraordinary challenges that students face when dealing with enormous pressure and parental expectations. You will learn strategies that will help you understand and work more effectively with stressed out students and their pressured parents.

Course No. ED459f, ED559f

Instructor: Jacquie  Johansson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Many girls are staggering under the pressure of jam-packed schedules, hours of homework, heightened expectations, demanding social lives and far too little sleep. Maturing into a successful young woman is full of stressors, and girls in this generation are pioneers in learning how to make it all work and still become successful both inside and outside of the classroom. Their anxiety level is only heightened by the unrealistic standard of what it means to “have it all.” This class is designed to help you understand the new culture of girls today as well as strategies for helping them achieve their dreams.

Course No. ED442P, ED542P

Instructor: Ann Amberg

Tuition $95 ‑ $120

Quarter Credits 1

Teachers who share The Heritage Institute’s commitment to a world that works for all may now use our flexible, low cost self-design online course to earn needed clock hours or PDUs, or quarter credits. There is a great variety of local, regional and national events, meetings and more informal gatherings which relate in some way to a vision for an environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiriturally fulfilling human presence on Earth.

Course No. ED442Q, ED542Q

Instructor: Ann Amberg

Tuition $130 ‑ $175

Quarter Credits 2

Teachers who share The Heritage Institute’s commitment to a world that works for all may now use our flexible, low cost self-design online course to earn needed clock hours, PDUs or quarter credits. There is a great variety of local, regional and national events, meetings and more informal gatherings which relate in some way to a vision for an environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiriturally fulfilling human presence on Earth.

Course No. ED442R, ED542R

Instructor: Ann Amberg

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Self-Design Courses for Teacher Activists About the Program Teachers who share The Heritage Institute’s commitment to a world that works for all may now use our flexible, low cost self-design online course to earn needed clock hours PDUs or quarter credits. There is a great variety of local, regional and national events, meetings and more informal gatherings which relate in some way to a vision for an environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiriturally fulfilling human presence on Earth.

Course No. ED442S, ED542S

Instructor: Ann Amberg

Tuition $250 ‑ $335

Quarter Credits 4

Self-Design Courses for Teacher Activists About the Program Teachers who share The Heritage Institute’s commitment to a world that works for all may now use our flexible, low cost self-design online course to earn needed clock hours, PDUs or quarter credits. There is a great variety of local, regional and national events, meetings and more informal gatherings which relate in some way to a vision for an environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiriturally fulfilling human presence on Earth.

Course No. ED442T, ED542T

Instructor: Ann Amberg

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Self-Design Courses for Teacher Activists About the Program Teachers who share The Heritage Institute’s commitment to a world that works for all may now use our flexible, low cost self-design online course to earn needed clock hours, PDUs or quarter credits. There is a great variety of local, regional and national events, meetings and more informal gatherings which relate in some way to a vision for an environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiriturally fulfilling human presence on Earth.
ESL/ELL

Course No. ED459G, ED559G

Instructor: Stacey Shaw

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Educators of English language learners (ELLs) are important advocates for their students. Whether you are a regular classroom teacher with ELL students in your class, or an ELL specialist, you have an important role in understanding the needs of English language learners and in helping to create a school environment that supports their academic and social success. This course will illustrate the unique needs and common challenges for ELL’s and offer concise strategies for becoming an advocate for ELL’s at both the classroom and school building level. This course is appropriate for personnel at all grades, K-12 including teachers, paraeducators, counselors, and other support people.

Course No. ED459i, ED559i

Instructor: Stacey Shaw

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

More than ever before, teachers need to understand how- and what- to assess when seeking to understand the learning of students in the classroom. As our schools and classrooms become more linguistically diverse, teachers will benefit from knowing what assessment methods will be the most accurate, effective, and useful tools for driving instruction and making placement decisions for ELL students. The text, Assessment and ESL, is a comprehensive guide to assessment of English language learners. This course will offer tools and suggestions for authentic assessment that will help both students and teachers to identify key areas of focus for instruction.

Course No. ED437C, ED537C

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $130 ‑ $175

Quarter Credits 2

This book comes to the rescue for ELL teachers at a time when ELL students are increasing. The authors provide the ultimate handbook of methods and specifics for motivating and for assisting ELL students to become bi-lingual thinkers and learners.

Course No. ED446U, ED546U

Instructor: Stacey Shaw

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $180

Quarter Credits 3

Today, we have English Language Learners in most K-12 classrooms, and it is imperative that all teachers know and understand effective instruction methods for language diverse classrooms. This course will focus on a holistic approach to teaching in language diverse classrooms.

Course No. ED433E

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $95 ‑ $120

Quarter Credits 1

Meeting the Needs of Second Language Learners by Judith Lessow-Hurley spells out the best practices educators need to work successfully with ELL or ESL students. The impact of national, state and local requirements is covered, as well as making the most of realities teachers will face.
Health, PE & Coaching

Course No. PE400Q, PE500Q

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

In this course, we will examine 3 areas of basketball fundamentals: program philosophy, motivation, and leadership as it relates to the overall development of today's student/athlete and community.

Course No. ED443N, ED543N

Instructor: Lawrence Rzeznik

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Burnout is a multi-faceted issue that threatens all teachers and other school professionals at some point during their careers. This syndrome is usually characterized by a decreased ability to perform the typical duties due to an overwhelming sense of tiredness, frustration, exhaustion, and/or hopelessness.

Course No. HE402S, HE502S

Instructor: Brian Long

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

We live in a new era of technology and terminology, one that has created difficulties and boundaries between the common knowledge, language and perception of our students. This world has opened the doors to dangerous drugs; an inevitable problem our student population will face. Dive head first into the vast amount of online and community resources to combat this dynamic problem.

Course No. HE402F, HE502F

Instructor: Brenda McKinney

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise can physically remodel your brain for peak performance. Our text, SPARK presents startling research proving that exercise truly defends against ADD, depression, and aggression. Learn about amazing case studies: the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois that made this school district's 19,000 kids #1 in science test scores in the world!

Course No. PE400P, PE500P

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

For many students, education goes beyond the classroom and traditional school day and extends into the world of sports.  Sports teach important life skills such as leadership and teamwork. In this course, we will ...

Course No. ED449G, ED549G

Instructor: Brenda McKinney

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Course No. HE402o, HE502o

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

K-12 educators may explore in this course a wide range of health subjects and curriculums that apply to your grade level and which cover physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions of health. Learn more about First Aid, Bullying, Emotional Health, Sex Education and Goal Setting for a healthy life.

Course No. ED459J, ED559J

Instructor: Brenda McKinney

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Do you find yourself searching for happiness and never quite reaching it? Have you come to the realization that your health is not what it should be: extra pounds, fast food, and health implications? Healthy living is being offered to help you unleash your own power to recover and harness your energy for full health benefits. Uncover the surprising way in which your body is connected to the afflictions of civilization. Investigate the power of living in a more healthful way through your diet exercise, sleep, reactions to stress, mindfulness, and more. If your goal is to live a long and healthy life to the fullest, then you don’t want to miss out on this course. This course will highlight how the current pressure and stress in modern life have removed us from our biological needs and are making us ill. It is also about how to avoid this distress and find a way to happiness. This course is practical, disarming, loaded with research, and will literally ignite and inspire you to change and Go Wild. If you are looking to manage your stress levels, find more energy, improve your sleep, and sharpen your mental skills, join me for an experience that will help you secure a healthier, happier future. Healthy Living NOW! This course is appropriate for grades K-12 instructors, administrators, parents.

Course No. HE402N, HE502N

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Understand and deal more effectively with a range of student disorders, such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attachment Disorders, and Self Injurious Behaviors. You'll learn signs and recognition aspects as well as effective strategies for helping children to be successful at school.

Course No. PE403j, PE503j

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $120 ‑ $210

Quarter Credits 3

This course is open to coaches Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Sports Camp throughout the year. There are many National as well as local sports camps available to coaches that focus on a variety of aspects related to the development of their particular sport and athletes.

Course No. PE403k, PE503k

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $120 ‑ $210

Quarter Credits 3

This course is open to coaches Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Sports Camp throughout the year. There are many National as well as local sports camps available to coaches that focus on a variety of aspects related to the development of their particular sport and athletes.

Course No. PE403l, PE503l

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $120 ‑ $210

Quarter Credits 3

Often times these Sports Camps have Professional and/or College coaches lecturing on particular topics related to their sport. Participants will have the opportunity to attend these lecture sessions and earn 3 University credits or 30 clock hours/PDUs for attending a Sports Camp of their choice.

Course No. PE403m, PE503m

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $120 ‑ $210

Quarter Credits 3

This course is open to coaches Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Sports Camp throughout the year. There are many National as well as local sports camps available to coaches that focus on a variety of aspects related to the development of their particular sport and athletes.

Course No. PE403n, PE503n

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $120 ‑ $210

Quarter Credits 3

This course is open to coaches Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Sports Clinic throughout the year. There are many national as well as local sports clinics available that focus on a variety of aspects related to the development of their particular sport and athletes.

Course No. PE403o, PE503o

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $120 ‑ $210

Quarter Credits 3

This course is open to coaches Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Sports Clinic throughout the year. There are many national as well as local sports clinics available that focus on a variety of aspects related to the development of their particular sport and athletes.

Course No. PE403p, PE503p

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $120 ‑ $210

Quarter Credits 3

This course is open to coaches Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Sports Clinic throughout the year. There are many national as well as local sports clinics available that focus on a variety of aspects related to the development of their particular sport and athletes.

Course No. PE403q, PE503q

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $120 ‑ $210

Quarter Credits 3

This course is open to coaches Nation Wide who will be attending ANY Sports Clinic throughout the year. There are many national as well as local sports clinics available that focus on a variety of aspects related to the development of their particular sport and athletes.

Course No. PE401x, PE401x

Instructor: Kimberly Carter

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

What does a Standard’s Based Curriculum look like in the physical education classroom?  This course was designed to assist K-12 educators to understand, develop and create their own standards based curriculum. After exploring the definition and purpose of standards based curriculum this course will begin the process of designing a standards-based PE curriculum by developing goals that are based on a sound philosophy and reflect a teacher’s own beliefs and values.

Course No. HE401M, HE501M

Instructor: Michael Sedler

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

This course addresses the vital topic of childhood and adult stress, providing strategies to help children to direct their stress through coping skills into positive avenues. Peer relations, chaotic family structures, generalized feelings of anxiety, failure and negative thought processes, as well as many other topics will be covered.

Course No. ED456d, ED556d

Instructor: Julie Bora

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

We’ve all heard the comment: "If you are fat, it's because you eat too much and you don't exercise enough" and yet for over 50 years low calorie diets and more exercise have not managed to curb obesity levels. Why? In this course for K-12 educators you finally will uncover the secret everyone wants to know, the real cause of weight gain. Focus on integrating nutrition education, one of the most important tasks for teachers, into your curriculum. By selecting a wide variety of low glycemic index foods, students, everyone, can avoid and prevent excessive weight gain.

Course No. ED463t, ED563t

Instructor: Suzanne Warner

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

History & Social Studies

Course No. ED464e, ED564e

Instructor: Stacey Shaw

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Course No. HI407D, HI507D

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $180

Quarter Credits 3

The Civil Rights Movement captures one of the most significant periods in American history. Using film, period literature and events of history makers like M.L. King, Rosa Parks and Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi this course will provide ideas for teachers that can wake up your students and empower discussions around many of the major social justice topics.

Course No. HI407i, HI507i

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Enhance your K-12 Civil War teaching using the books and videos suggested in this course. This innovative course includes a resource file on the Civil War featuring web pages with interactive maps, lesson plans, art, music, reenactment videos, and lectures from leading scholars. Teachers will find ways to actively engage students around many of the major themes and events of this time period.

Course No. HI407F, HI507F

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Early American history can come alive as never before with the extensive selection of film, online as well as traditional literature available on the American Colonial and Revolutionary period. K-12 teachers  in this course will explore 8 films and one book each fiction and non-fiction in the development  of teaching units which will enhance your ability to help students understand and appreciate this important period in American history. 

Course No. HI407K, HI507K

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

One of the essential components in Language Arts, Social Studies, and Reading is the study of the human experience. For this course you will be examining the human experience by studying key people, places and events, during the Age of Exploration by European explorers into the New World.

Course No. ED448E, ED548E

Instructor: Eva Varga

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $180

Quarter Credits 3

Immigrants from all over the world have come to the United States to live. Our population consists of individuals and groups who have different ethnic, cultural, racial, and religious backgrounds. It is indeed a small world. However, with each passing generation, our connection to our ancestral home is lost.  ...

Course No. SS412R, SS512R

Instructor: Peter Chausse

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

In this diversified driving tour you will explore dozens of bridges in Western Oregon. Discover how to use bridge study as a stepping off point for regional history and other subject areas. Learn about footbridges, arch, suspension, wooden, concrete and steel, vertical lift, bascule and fixed span bridges.

Course No. ED459a, ED559a

Instructor: Wendi Fein

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

K-12 educators will develop invaluable lessons for their students around issues of equity, social justice and the human rights of the child by examining the texts, "A Critical Inquiry Framework for K-12 Teachers: Lessons and Resources from the U.N. Rights of the Child" and "Teaching Human Rights: Practical Activities for Primary and Secondary Schools.” In addition, a review of related literature, websites and videos will enable you to integrate these human rights issues into your curriculum and engage your students with thoughtful inquiry based lessons and activities. The development of a service-learning project will culminate the course.

Course No. HI406X, HI506X

Instructor: Wendi Fein

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

How did the world become so unequal with some societies developing more quickly? Help your students understand these big questions by using the Pulitzer-prize winning book, Guns, Germs and Steel. Learn how geography and natural resources enabled some countries to advance technologically.

Course No. ED456a

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

What defines a hero? Can anyone be a hero? It is important to connect heroism with our lives by asking these questions. Heroes inspire us. They cultivate our values and behaviors through their example. You and your students will be motivated by the lives of the heroes you delve into. You will learn about heroes from all walks of life, such as George Washington, Rosa Parks, and more. Appropriate for K-12 teachers. Online streaming/VHS or DVD player required. Reading is free online.

Course No. ED456f, ED556f

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

This interactive, kid-friendly approach to American sports that will motivate teachers and students of all ages to explore the development of sports in American history. Teachers and students will explore American sports through hands-on activities, websites, biographies, documentaries, films, and artifacts to provide a more complete understanding of its historical role. This course is open to all K-12 teachers. and all literature, video, websites and classroom resource ideas will meet state standards. History of American Sports: Film, Literature, and Classroom Resources gives teachers and students a compelling grasp of the historical evolution of American sports from 1845 to the present. This course provides students with insights that will allow them to develop new perspectives on American history by examining sport as a social and cultural phenomenon, generating a better understanding of current sports, and considering future developments in sport in American life. Teachers will examine and learn how women, minorities, ethnic and religious groups, and historical events have influenced the U.S. sporting culture.

Course No. MU401C, MU501C

Instructor: Debora Supplitt

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

This course offers you an in-depth tour of “Rock and Roll” history. It is filled with information and tools for teachers of grades 6-12, or for any teacher who wishes to incorporate “Rock and Roll” into classroom curriculum. Celebrate Rock and Rolls 50th Golden Anniversary by riding this “Magic Bus” through the world or Rock and Roll.

Course No. HI407E, HI507E

Instructor: Joan Bushnell

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

This course, Northern Oregon Coast History, balances exploration and application to help well-equip K-12 teachers, while at the same time allowing a much needed relaxing fun vacation with their families and/or friends.  Your self-guided learning is designed to give you practical experience in Oregon coast history.

You will set your own pace as you visit predetermined locations throughout the northern region of the Oregon coast. An extensive study guide and worksheets prepared by the instructors will assist you with step-by step instructions while traveling. Additional course requirements include research papers, activities, and lesson plans for the classroom.

After completing this course, you will come away with a greater understanding of and appreciation for the great history of Oregon State.

$25 for the purchase of the study guide tour is payable to the instructor after registration using the Order Form provided by The Heritage Institute with your registration confirmation.

Course No. SS412S, SS512S

Instructor: Peter Chausse

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

In this diversified driving tour, K-12 teachers will explore at least 30 cultural and historic sites in the Portland Metro Area. Discover cultural museums, historic homes, poignant memorials, and a blend of the area's visual and performing arts.

Course No. SC415N, SC515N

Instructor: Peter Chausse

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

In this diversified driving tour, you will travel Portland and surrounding suburban areas to discover a variety of forested parks, gorgeous gardens, wetlands sites and geologic sites, where you will learn about trees, plants, birds, ecosystems and natural formations. Most importantly, you will learn how to bring this information to your students across the curriculum, both in the classroom, and on field trips. $25 payable to instructor for a course field guide after registration.     

 

Course No. HI406T, HI506T

Instructor: Wendi Fein

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Take your history course from boring to beneficial! Historians Howard Zinn and James Loewen reveal interesting and controversial aspects of U.S. History in their recent books (The People's History of the United States and Lies My Teacher Told Me). Energize your teaching, bring your history curriculum up-to-date, and stimulate critical thinking on key issues.

Course No. HU404P, HU504P

Instructor: Peter Chausse

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Have fun building art into your teaching by exploring Portland's extensive collection of public art. Course materials, tours of the city and the 'Percent for Art Program' will help you use historic murals, bronze and stone sculptures, paintings, carvings, ceramic tile work and more to enhance your elementary and secondary art and social studies programs. You will develop integrated art lessons that involve students in cooperative learning projects.

Course No. HI403E, HI503E

Instructor: Peter Chausse

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Enhance your students' historical literacy of Portland's colorful past. Through a combination of readings, museum visits, and explorations of Downtown Portland and historic parks, you will learn how to bring Portland’s history to you students. You will also develop way to teach about the city’s economic and architectural development. In this fun and informative course you will find dozens of ideas for K-12 field trips, lesson plans and ways to integrate Portland's history with other subjects.

$25 workbook fee payable after registration.

Course No. HI407C, HI507C

Instructor: Eric Low

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Make your Language Arts and Social Studies units on 20th century history and WW II come alive by integrating some of the films and period literature which give a presence to this epic period in American and world history. Short readings and films will cover the Pacific and European war fronts, with such film choices as Nuremberg, Bridge over the River Kwai, Saving Private Ryan and many others of your own choosing. Appropriate for grades 4-12.
Language Arts

Course No. ED461r, ED561r

Instructor: Debora Supplitt

Tuition $360 ‑ $475 $360

Quarter Credits 6

Course No. ED443T, Ed543T

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Do students groan when you say it is time to edit and revise? Are you intimidated by grammar and writing conventions, perhaps never having been explicitly taught them in a way that made sense?  Is there never enough time for editing in your writers' workshop?  Does it seem that your editing lessons are not really connected to what students are writing?

Course No. ED448x, ED548x

Instructor: Kelly Lickteig

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Help your students meet social studies and literacy standards with picture books. Explore cultural diversity and unity, continuity and change, global connections, government, history, and much more through picture books. With a focus on bringing social studies back into the elementary classroom, this course provides strategies to teach through picture books.

Course No. CM402r, CM502r

Instructor: Charity Staudenraus

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Give your students the power to access their reading assignments online and interact with text through questions and comments that lead to increased engagement. In Actively Learn, an online text reading platform for teachers, course participants can access a catalog with core content across all subjects or they can display their own PDF’s, Google Docs or web articles and be able to embed assignment questions, notes and responses to students. Your students will complete readings inside your Actively Learn space from their laptop, tablet or desktop computer. Educators in this course will learn how to use Actively Learn and will develop and implement several lessons that include the use of this platform. Actively Learn is integrated with Google tools such as Drive, Docs, Classroom, and Gmail, and can be used for joint teacher projects. This course is recommended for any K-12 teacher or administrator looking to better their technology skills and literacy in the classroom.

Course No. ED463r, ED563r

Instructor: Suzanne Warner

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Course No. ED463s, ED563s

Instructor: Suzanne Warner

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Course No. ED430L, ED530L

Instructor: Debbie Burns

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Enhance your K-3 reading curriculum with teacher designed, hands-on activities. Phonemic awareness, vocabulary, writing, spelling, word families, chunks and much more will be covered that you can fit into your reading block. The materials will be loved by you and by your students. Discover powerful, effective strategies for whole group experiences, small-group explorations and independent projects to build a lifelong passion for reading. $35 resource packet and DVD fee due after registration.

Course No. ED463u, ED563u

Instructor: Suzanne Warner

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Course No. ED420Z, ED520Z

Instructor: Debbie Burns

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

This class is the complete package for a great, K-3rd grade, language arts program. Guarantee reading success through a positive literacy environment of phonics, homework packets, assessment, parents as partners, emergent writing, word families, word walls and literacy centers.

Course No. ED461X, ED561X

Instructor: Deb Lund

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Course No. ED465c, ED565c

Instructor: Doug Larson

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Course No. ED464u, ED564u

Instructor: Stacey Shaw

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Course No. ED450K, ED550K

Instructor: Deb Lund

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Inspire great writing from your students with writing workshop tools and techniques that provide structure, content, and increased confidence in your own writing and teaching. In this course you'll join writer and children's author Deb Lund who was already instructing teachers about writing with kids when the text we'll use by Lucy Calkins, The Art of Teaching Writing, was first published in the mid-1980's.
Leadership

Course No. ED438F, ED538F

Instructor: Julie Bora

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Stephen Covey’s perennial classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is celebrating its 20th year in print.  Though the entire book is worth studying, this course focuses on one of the two habits most essential for an effective teaching repertoire: Principles of Emphatic Communication: Habit #5.

Course No. ED437V, ED537V

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $130 ‑ $175

Quarter Credits 2

Leaders can't avoid adversity, but they can choose to use it to become stronger. The course text shows how to move forward during times of difficulty or crisis, with such topics as student walkouts, firing staff, getting fired, district boundary disputes, over-reaching board members, and having your integrity or competency challenged.

Course No. ED461n, ED561n

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Math & Science

Course No. SC416M, SC516M

Instructor: Eva Varga

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

You and your K-12 students can do something about the harmful, invasive non-native species growing in your community, back yard and school grounds. In some cases these plants take over important habitat for wildlife while reducing the diversity and quantity of native plants.

Course No. ED456K, ED556K

Instructor: Charity Staudenraus

Tuition $360 ‑ $475 $300

Quarter Credits 6

Climate change poses the single largest, global threat to life on Earth, and yet the United States and our schools lag far behind the international community in educating and acting responsibly to mitigate the causes and effects of a warming planet. This online course for grades 3-7 teachers uses excellent platforms developed by NASA and the EPA to educate about the science of climate change in kid-friendly, interdisciplinary ways. Youthful graphics, games, lesson samples that cut across science, social studies and math, virtual expeditions to places where climate change is visible, CO2 footprint calculators and more make this a rich learning environment from which grades 3-7 teachers will develop their own units and themes—whether that’s oceans, birds, butterflies, fish, trees, fresh water supplies.  Many of your common science units can be modified with a climate change perspective (ie ocean life, plants and animals). 

Course No. SC416i, SC516i

Instructor: Don Dean

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

The technology revolution today asks us to help students think critically about a whole host of scientific innovations with the potentially unintended health, moral and environmental consequences. This course will help middle- and high-school students develop the critical thinking skills necessary to ...

Course No. ED463d, ED563d

Instructor: Charity Staudenraus

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Course No. ED458o, ED558o

Instructor: Suzanne Warner

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

“When are we ever gonna use this?” is a question often asked by math students. This happens because skills are so frequently taught in isolation from their application. By participating in hands-on math activities, our students learn the connection between what is taught in the classroom and the real world. This course offers something for all teachers K-12; whether they are specialized math teachers at the high school level or elementary teachers who do it all, Hands-On Math will help students answer their own question…………..“When are we ever gonna use this?”

Course No. SC415B, SC515B

Instructor: Lawrence Rzeznik

Tuition $180 ‑ $265 $180

Quarter Credits 3

Open your students' minds to the amazing world of science all around them. This practical course focuses on using fun activities to teach students about themselves, their environment, and how the two relate.

Course No. MA400o, MA500o

Instructor: Suzanne Warner

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Create a mathematics classroom atmosphere where students no longer fear math, no longer have anxiety about math, and no longer think they are simply just not good at math.  Jo Boaler is a Stanford University professor with research-based and field-tested strategies whose book Mathematical MIndsets will help you create a math classroom where students experience mathematics though a positive growth mindset method. Videos and additional website readings will complement the Mathematical Mindsets book. Teachers will learn to create mathematical tasks, assessments, and feedback that encourage student growth, understanding, and joy as their students master mathematical ideas and concepts.

Course No. MA400G, MA500G

Instructor: Wendi Fein

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Math is a fundamental component of much of our modern world and can be taught using real world problems, data, and examples. This online course will take advantage of Internet resources in the use of real life math. By assessing resources on the web, we will begin to prepare a portfolio of both on-line and off-line classroom projects that can be used to teach math in your specific classroom.

Course No. ED447N, ED547N

Instructor: Eva Varga

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

When Lewis and Clark began their journey west in 1804, their most valuable possessions were their journals.  Humans may now have explored nearly every inch of our planet, but there is always more to see and describe.  A nature journal is your ticket to a deep exploration of the world around you.  A nature journal is a place to record your encounters with the natural world — from the everyday to the sublime.

Course No. ED451b, ED551b

Instructor: Wendi Fein

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Supplement your in-class math instruction and homework with an amazing diversity of online math tutorials. Many educational websites are now aligned with the Common Core standards in math. Math tutorials are available covering addition, multiplication, calculus and beyond. Broken down into bite-sized mini-lessons these tutorials address specific concepts and skills.

Course No. MA400n, MA500n

Instructor: Kelly Lickteig

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Course No. SC415Z, SC515Z

Instructor: Peter Chausse

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Discover dozens of ways to involve your students in fun environmentally sustainable, earth-friendly projects. Learn how to create native plant gardens, water and energy conservation programs, recycling and composting stations and functional, earth-friendly eco-roofs. In addition, low energy transportation options will be discussed, including bicycling and public transportation. Learn about community-based art projects to beautify schools and your neighborhoods. $25 text and materials fee due to the instructor.


Course No. ED458n, ED558n

Instructor: Suzanne Warner

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Many students lack basic numeracy – the ability to think through math problems logically, solve problems, and apply math outside the classroom. This independent study course outlines nine critical thinking habits that foster numeracy and details practical ways to incorporate these habits into your instruction. The text, Teaching Numeracy: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking, refers to Common Core Standards, NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Standards, and numerous successful mathematical literacy practices. Included in each section is a “How Can I Do This in My Math Class…Tomorrow?” application section with multiple ideas and methods to incorporate numeracy into your classroom. No more will students arrive at wildly wrong answers and have no idea how or why!

Course No. SC406Z, SC506Z

Instructor: Peter Chausse

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Trees provide K-12 students an avenue to the scientific methods of observation, classification, notation and drawing. Tree study can also be integrated with writing, math, art and social studies activities.

Course No. MA400i, MA500i

Instructor: Lawrence Rzeznik

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Course No. ED418T, ED518T

Instructor: Jessica Dehl

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Many students experience math as only a set of rules and procedures that are memorized and repeated on tests, then soon forgotten. Writing in math journals allows students to see that doing math is more than just getting the right answer. The use of daily journals, learning logs, and math stories can help students to think through math reasoning in their own words.
Technology

Course No. CM401Q, CM501Q

Instructor: Michael Boll

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Today it is easier than ever to create a dynamic and powerful website that enhances your ability to bring outstanding content to your students, parents and colleagues. 

Course No. CM403a, CM503a

Instructor: Michael Boll

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Course No. CM402g, CM502g

Instructor: Michael Boll

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

In just a short 10 years the world has been rocked by a digital, social media revolution that is changing the face of societies and education in ways we are just beginning to understand and adjust to. Come along as we explore this digital revolution and its impact on political evolution, social identity and the world of education. We will explore how media like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat and much more are enabling an expanded sense of identity and communication and altering old social structures, norms and practices. This course is appropriate for all teachers K-12. There are choices of texts to cover varied interests.

Course No. CM401P, CM501P

Instructor: Chris Hill

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Google is currently offering schools a hosted solution for their email, calendar, documents, websites, and chat through Google Apps for Education, an integrated communication and collaboration cloud-based network. Email storage and search tools that help find information fast.

Course No. CM402p, CM502p

Instructor: Charity Staudenraus

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Broaden your use of instructional tools through your virtual classroom—Google Classroom. Google Classroom works by letting teachers create assignments, make announcements, and start class discussions with students. Google Classroom saves time, keeps classes organized, and improves communication with students. Teachers can attach documents from Google Drive, share videos, or send links to websites; they can set due dates for assignments and do assignment grading. Class announcements and discussions allow for direct communication in real-time so teachers can pose questions, or share anything else that is important to the class without waiting for the next class period. This course will help teachers K-12 learn how to use Google Classroom to improve instruction and student engagement. Teachers in this course will create their own Google Classroom and implement one or more lessons with students. Collaboration with other teachers is also possible.

Course No. CM402y, CM502y

Instructor: Charity Staudenraus

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Course No. ED446k, ED546k

Instructor: Chris Hill

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Google Drive is a FREE, Web-based Microsoft Office alternative. It includes Word processor, Spreadsheet (excel),presentation (PowerPoint),form (quizzes/surveys), and data storage service, all offered by Google. It also allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.

Course No. ED441v, ED541v

Instructor: Glenn Monahan

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Course No. SC415E, SC515E

Instructor: Glenn Monahan

Tuition $130 ‑ $175

Quarter Credits 2

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 ...

Course No. CM402c, CM502c

Instructor: Debora Supplitt

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Do you want to take your PreK-12 iPad curriculum to the next level? In this course you will learn the basic app foundation for your digital education toolkit. You will select Bloom's Taxonomy, Gardner's Multiple Intelligences or SMAR digital pedagogical framework to support your choices. Discover evaluative app rubrics and formative assessments for your individualized curriculum areas. Additional equipment and download costs may apply. iPad 1 or iOS 5.1 or later required.

Course No. CM401o, CM501o

Instructor: Debora Supplitt

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

The 21st century is witnessing a revolution within education. Educators are rapidly discovering the power of integrating iPad learning into their classroom curriculum. With the use of many interactive curriculum apps students are becoming engaged, interested, motivated and eager to learn.

Course No. ED461s, ED561s

Instructor: Charity Staudenraus

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Flipping your classroom makes it possible for teachers to assign students videos, readings, and lectures for completion outside of class time. Teachers are then able to use class time to help guide students in completing a discussion, lab, assignment, homework, and other activities. In short, students view the “sit and get” portion of a lesson outside of class time and they apply their knowledge during class time. There is no single correct model for Flipping your Classroom and this course allows for flexibility as you seek to personalize instruction in your classroom. With a focus on Common Core, Smarter Balance, and Reading & Literacy Standards across the curriculum there is increased pressure on teachers to help students show proficiency across various subjects and standardized tests. Many of our students do not have the help that they need, however, to complete their homework or assignments without teacher direction. Flipping your classroom, in collaboration with a partner teacher, can make the process easier as you can design joint assignments.

Course No. ED465d, ED565d

Instructor: Debora Supplitt

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Course No. ED464q, ED564dq

Instructor: Debora Supplitt

Tuition $130 ‑ $175

Quarter Credits 2

Course No. CM401J, CM501J

Instructor: Chris Hill

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Google SketchUp is one of the many free computer applications programs that are taking the professional 3D design world by force. It is a design program that allows the users to create 2D and 3D models.  Students can learn the principles of good design while using some of the most cutting edge applications being developed and used professionally.

Course No. CM402f, CM502f

Instructor: Debora Supplitt

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Stop Motion Animation for the Creative Classroom develops a skill base for creating short movies in the classroom using iPads, iPhones or laptop computers. Learn how to develop basic storyboard ideas, easy set-up, zero to low cost BYOD (bring your own device) classroom equipment, materials, props, sets, and simple adaptations plus on line resources. Classroom students can easily create stop motions animation films either as individual projects or working within collaborative groups. Watch the excitement build and the creativity fly as students use ideas, concepts, and/or themes to develop enriching technology based stop motion short films. Projects can be developed to enrich curriculum concepts, generate creative project ideas, or establish a foundation for basic 21st century technology use in the classroom. This course is open to K-12 teachers in all subject areas. Stop Motion animation can be integrated with every grade level and every discipline; it can even be used to enhance the classroom Common Core Curriculum. This course will provide step-by-step instructions, videos, examples, basic equipment needed, websites and classroom resource ideas for K-12 teachers that may easily meet most common core and state standards.

Course No. CM401r, CM501r

Instructor: Michael Boll

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Modern day teachers find themselves overwhelmed with the sheer volume of input and digital communication that flows in each day. Email, instant messages, and the Internet have made access to information (and to you) far too easy. “I only have 54 emails left to answer” is too often the depressing indicator of a successful day. The good news is that while access to information (and to you) have increased exponentially, so have tools to help manage those streams of digital input and communication.

Course No. CM401N, CM501N

Instructor: Michael Boll

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Looking to have both you and your students create lessons that are even more exciting, effective and interesting than what you doing right now?  Interested in matching those types of lessons with your current curriculum? 

Course No. CM401K, CM501K

Instructor: Michael Boll

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Twitter, Delicious, Wordpress, Wikis, blogging, RSS; are these terms familiar? In this course your will use them to enhance your K-12 curriculum. Join the fun as we explore how to wrap powerful web 2.0 technologies into a useable and functional system supporting you as an educator. This course will change how you view technology and will enable you to design a website and a personal learning network. 
World Language

Course No. ED432P, ED532P

Instructor: Deborah Richter

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

Make a difference to your Hispanic students when you master a few Spanish phrases. This course will introduce Spanish with a goal of learning to say basic vocabulary and sentences for communicating with Spanish-speaking students and parents.

Course No. ED444E, ED544E

Instructor: Deborah Richter

Tuition $180 ‑ $265

Quarter Credits 3

This course is designed to further build on the skills obtained from Part I Habla Español in order to be able to positively connect with Spanish-speaking students & parents and to be able to relay specific information to Spanish-speaking parents regarding the progress and success of their children.