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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. 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. ED450i, ED550i

Instructor: Lori Gibson

Tuition $180 – $265

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. ED441v, ED541v

Instructor: Glenn Monahan

Tuition $300 – $395

Quarter Credits 5

Course No. ED463e, ED563e

Instructor: Debora Supplitt

Tuition $360

Quarter Credits 6

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. 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. ED463d, ED563d

Instructor: Charity Staudenraus

Tuition $300 – $395

Quarter Credits 5

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. ED449G, ED549G

Instructor: Brenda McKinney

Tuition $360 – $475

Quarter Credits 6

Course No. ED461r, ED561r

Instructor: Debora Supplitt

Tuition $360 – $475

Quarter Credits 6

Course No. ED446U, ED546U

Instructor: Stacey Shaw

Tuition $180 – $265

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 ...

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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. 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. 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. ED461q, ED561q

Instructor: Kelly Lickteig

Tuition $300 – $395

Quarter Credits 5

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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. ED443K, ED543K

Instructor: Sherry Bozorth

Tuition $360 – $475

Quarter Credits 6

This course is designed for the elementary and early childhood educator. Reach all children with a variety of fun or seasonally themed activities that engage visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners within your existing curriculum.

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. 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. 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. 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. ED461n, ED561n

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $300

Quarter Credits 5

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. 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. 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. SC415P, SC515P

Instructor: Barbara Harmon

Tuition $180 – $265

Quarter Credits 3

While exploring bird life in natural settings participants will become familiar with the habitats, bird species adaptations; techniques of collecting data and field trip procedures to help teachers organize their own field trip to a similar site.

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. 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. 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. ED446H, ED546H

Instructor: Mary Ann Johnson

Tuition $180 – $265

Quarter Credits 3

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

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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. MU401E, MU501E

Instructor: Sherry Bozorth

Tuition $360 – $475

Quarter Credits 6

This course will explore the history of jazz, the eras – genre of jazz, and how music of the time reflects in society. Many scholars call jazz a “truly American music,” with its beginnings in Africa, its roots in slavery, and its heart in the people of America.

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