Mary Ann Johnson

Offered Courses

THE EFFECTIVE PRINCIPAL’S FIELDBOOK

Course No. ED461n, ED561n

Tuition $300 – $395

Quarter Credits 5

HELPING STUDENTS MOTIVATE THEMSELVES

Course No. ED448F, ED548F

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. 

LEADING & MANAGING A DIFFERENTIATED CLASSROOM

Course No. ED448i, ED548i

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. 

FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL: From Stress to Success

Course No. ED447E, ED547E

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.

BATTLING BOREDOM

Course No. ED448G, ED548G

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.

10 STUDENTS YOU’LL MEET IN YOUR CLASSROOM: Tips For Secondary Teachers

Course No. ED448H, ED548H

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.

RENEWING OURSELVES & OUR TEACHING

Course No. ED447G, ED547G

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.

ORGANIZING FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Course No. ED446H, ED546H

Tuition $180 – $265

Quarter Credits 3

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

EDITING MADE EASY: Strategies For All Writers

Course No. ED443T, Ed543T

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?

SO EACH MAY LEARN: Integrating Learning Styles & Multiple Intelligences

Course No. ED430J, ED530j

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.

MEETING THE NEEDS OF SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Course No. ED433E

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.

LITERACY STRATEGIES for GRADES 4-12

Course No. ED430G, ED530G

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.

HOW TO TEACH SO STUDENTS REMEMBER

Course No. ED430F, ED530F

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.

Eric Jensens TEACHING with the BRAIN in MIND

Course No. ED430k, ED530K

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.

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT THAT WORKS

Course No. ED430C

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.

ARTS WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND

Course No. ED433C, ED533C

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.

RESILIENT SCHOOL LEADERS

Course No. ED437V, ED537V

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.

TOTALLY POSITIVE TEACHING

Course No. ED437E, ED537E

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.

EDUCATING OPPOSITIONAL & DEFIANT CHILDREN

Course No. ED437G, ED537G

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.

AWAKENING GENIUS IN THE CLASSROOM

Course No. ED437A, ED537A

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.

CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION that WORKS for ELL

Course No. ED437C, ED537C

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.

QUALITIES OF EFFECTIVE TEACHERS

Course No. ED430H, ED530H

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.


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