• Cognitively Guided Instruction Math (1 Credit)

    $159

    PD Credits

    $229

    Grad-level PD Credits

    Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Math – Online Professional Development Course

    This 1-credit online course provides an introduction to Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) and how to integrate it into teaching mathematics in PreK-12. Click Here to View Syllabus LAUSD Course Code: NA-13-841 UMass Global University Course Code: EDTU 9052 Course Description More and more districts and schools are requiring that CGI be implemented into classrooms, and for good reason. Cognitively Guided Instruction has proven to be an effective teaching strategy. If you’re interested in what CGI is and how it can be applied to your students, or if you’ve been looking for online CGI math training, this course is for you. At its core, CGI teaches you how to listen to your students in order to understand their thinking. Once you understand how students think, you can adjust your teaching and provide support for their mathematical learning. In this online CGI math course, you’ll get an in-depth look at the foundational ideas behind CGI, the rationale for using it to teach math, and specific ways to practice it in your classroom. Once you learn the principles of CGI, you can apply them to any type of math curriculum. Designed for preK-12 school teachers, this online professional development course on Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) for math includes:
    • an overview of CGI for math
    • examples of CGI in math (including activities and videos)
    • benefits of using CGI for math and examples of its success
    • how to use CGI (including examples of teacher and student interactions using CGI in math)
    • how to implement CGI (including specific examples of activities)
    • CGI and CCSS (aligning CGI with Common Core State Standards)
    This 1-credit online course is approved by LAUSD for salary points and by other districts in California for professional development credits or graduate-level credits available through University of Massachusetts Global. You can check with your school district to find out which professional development credit type you need. The course is comprised of 6 units. For each unit, you’ll read a lesson, watch a video, take a quiz, and complete an assignment. Throughout the professional development course, you’ll post your responses in an online discussion forum, for interaction with other teachers who are taking the online course.   Reviews
      "This course provided me with a more in-depth look at what the foundational ideas are for CGI. Furthermore, I was able to really understand what Cognitively Guided Instruction is, what it looks like, and how it should be executed."
     "My District and my Principal want all teachers at my school to teach math using CGI. This course has built my confidence, enthusiasm, and understanding of how to teach CGI Math."
      "Our school and district are planning on implementing CGI into classrooms so this course really helped me gain more knowledge about this subject. It was helpful to see strategies that are currently being used in classroom and it helped me develop an idea of how to begin incorporating it into my own class." 
     "I know my school is going to start doing CGI and this course helped give me some good ideas and a solid foundation to build on!"
      "As a school we are performing very low in math, therefore, CGI is a very new practice at my school. This course has given me more confidence in implementing it."
      Learning Outcomes In this online course, you’ll learn what Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) is and ways to implement it when you’re teaching math. Number of Professional Development Credits / Salary Points Teachers throughout California and the U.S. can earn 1 professional development credit by completing this online course or 1 graduate level credit (awarded through University of Massachusetts Global, formerly known as Brandman University). This course is also worth 1 salary point awarded by the LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District), depending on the credit type you choose. Target Audience This course is designed for preK-12 school teachers, staff, and administrators. NA-13-841 is the LAUSD course code for Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Math which you’ll need to use to get credit for salary points from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Additional Information/Questions Here’s additional information about the Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Math online professional development course:
    • This course is 100% online – the coursework and interaction.
    • You’ll have six months to complete all of your coursework from the date that you purchase this online course.
    • Once you’ve successfully completed the Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Math course, you’ll earn 1 LAUSD salary point, 1 professional development credit, or 1 graduate-level professional development credit.
    If you have any questions about the Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Math course, or any of our other professional development online courses, please email [email protected]. Related Courses If you’re interested in Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Math you might also like these related online courses: Disclaimer Disclaimer: This online professional development class has been approved by the LAUSD and UTLA Joint Salary Point Credit Committee. Please note, however, that the LAUSD does not endorse this online class provider over any other.  
  • Formative Assessments to Heighten Engagement, Guide Instruction, and Improve Learning – Online Professional Development Course

    This 1-credit online course provides strategies for using formative assessments to quickly evaluate students’ knowledge and thinking. Click Here to View Syllabus LAUSD Course Code: NA-11-122 UMass Global University Course Code: EDDU 9972 Course Description Every day in your classroom, are your students fully understanding the concepts that you’re teaching? Even you seem to be teaching something perfectly, are your students really getting it? Thanks to formative assessments, it’s easy enough to gauge the effectiveness of your lessons and to make changes on the fly. In this online class, you’ll learn how to use formative assessments to get instant feedback on your teaching practices and to enhance student engagement and learning. This professional development course for teachers focuses on how to use fun and quick formative assessments, techniques that go far beyond the KWL chart (Know, Want to Know, Learned). You’ll discover easy, practical strategies that you can begin using with your students immediately. If you’ve felt burdened by the mandates of your school or district, this online class can provide a fresh perspective – helping you focus on meaningful assessments that address your students’ needs and improve your teaching practices. Designed for all types of teachers, this online professional development course on formative assessments covers a variety of topics, including:
    • an overview of formative assessment
    • the purpose of formative assessments
    • supporting research on the effectiveness of formative assessments
    • key characteristics for success in using formative assessments
    • formative assessment and classroom culture
    • formative assessment and equity for students
    • quick formative assessment strategies
    • technology, tools, and resources to facilitate formative assessments
    • aligning formative assessments and summative assessments
    As part of this online professional development course, you’ll create a portfolio of 8 formative assessment strategies, specific to your teaching environment and students. This 1-credit online course is approved by LAUSD for salary points and by other districts in California for professional development credits or graduate-level credits available through University of Massachusetts Global. You can check with your school district to find out which professional development credit type you need. The course is comprised of 6 units. For each unit, you’ll read a lesson, watch a video, take a quiz, and complete an assignment. Throughout the professional development course, you’ll post your responses in an online discussion forum, for interaction with other teachers who are taking the online course.     Reviews
      "As a classroom teacher it is easy to get bogged down in district mandates. This course reminded me about what is important and redirected me back to meaningful assessment and instruction."
     "I have learned many fun strategies for formative assessment that I am already using with my students. They love it!"
      "I really enjoyed this course and it directly effected my teaching practices. I was able to integrate the techniques I learned right away." 
     "I received numerous ways of assessing my students to see if they truly understand the concept. Formative assessment gives me the opportunity to make changes when needed. I will be utilizing formative assessments throughout my lessons."
      "I use formative assessments to guide my teaching instruction to help my students learning. This course helped give me new effective strategies to better address students needs. It also really helped me see how important formative assessments are to improve student achievement."
      Learning Outcomes In this online course, you’ll learn how to use fun and quick assessments to evaluate your students’ knowledge and thinking, as well as how to use different teaching modalities to promote student learning. Number of Professional Development Credits / Salary Points Teachers throughout California and the U.S. can earn 1 professional development credit by completing this online course or 1 graduate level credit (awarded through University of Massachusetts Global, formerly known as Brandman University). This course is also worth 1 salary point awarded by the LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District), depending on the credit type you choose. Target Audience This course is designed for all types of Pre-K through 12th grade teachers, including: early childhood education teachers, elementary school teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers, special education teachers, staff, and administrators. NA-11-122 is the LAUSD course code for Formative Assessments which you’ll need to use to get credit for salary points from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Additional Information/Questions Here’s additional information about the Formative Assessments online professional development course:
    • This course is 100% online – the coursework and interaction.
    • You’ll have six months to complete all of your coursework from the date that you purchase this online course.
    • Once you’ve successfully completed the Formative Assessments course, you’ll earn 1 LAUSD salary point, 1 professional development credit, or 1 graduate-level professional development credit.
    If you have any questions about the Formative Assessments course, or any of our other professional development online courses, please email [email protected]. Related Courses If you’re interested in Formative Assessments you might also like these related online courses: Disclaimer Disclaimer: This online professional development class has been approved by the LAUSD and UTLA Joint Salary Point Credit Committee. Please note, however, that the LAUSD does not endorse this online class provider over any other.  
  • Lifting Every Voice through Academic Discourse and Public Speaking – Online Professional Development Course

    This 1-credit online course is designed to give teachers practical ways they can help students find their voices and develop their public speaking skills. Click Here to View Syllabus LAUSD Course Code: NA-11-134 UMass Global University Course Code: EDLU 9949 Course Description “Public speaking” doesn’t only apply to standing on a stage in front of thousands of people and giving a speech. Public speaking takes place every day in classrooms, but not all students are comfortable with it. If you’d like to help your students speak up and speak out, you’ll enjoy this online class on public speaking. Many students are afraid to speak up about issues that are important to them. Or they might want to be heard, but don’t know how to jump into the discussions. In this professional development course for teachers, you’ll learn how to make a difference in your student’s lives by facilitating and accommodating participation from all of your students. The course includes real-world tips and strategies for helping students articulate their ideas, negotiate and discuss them with others, and strengthen their points of view and voices. Designed for all types of teachers, this online professional development course on public speaking and academic discourse includes best practices for:
    • how to incorporate more academic discourse throughout content instruction
    • how to facilitate debate, speech-giving, and spoken word
    • how to overcome barriers to effective speaking
    This 1-credit online course is approved by LAUSD for salary points and by other districts in California for professional development credits or graduate-level credits available through University of Massachusetts Global. You can check with your school district to find out which professional development credit type you need. Learning Outcomes In this online course, you’ll learn how to help students engage in academic discourse and improve their public speaking skills. Number of Professional Development Credits / Salary Points Teachers throughout California and the U.S. can earn 1 professional development credit by completing this online course or 1 graduate level credit (awarded through University of Massachusetts Global, formerly known as Brandman University). This course is also worth 1 salary point awarded by the LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District), depending on the credit type you choose. Target Audience This course is designed for all types of Pre-K through 12th grade teachers, including: early childhood education teachers, elementary school teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers, special education teachers, staff, and administrators. NA-11-134 is the LAUSD course code for Academic Discourse and Public Speaking which you’ll need to use to get credit for salary points from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Additional Information/Questions Here’s additional information about the Academic Discourse and Public Speaking online professional development course:
    • This course is 100% online – the coursework and interaction.
    • You’ll have six months to complete all of your coursework from the date that you purchase this online course.
    • Once you’ve successfully completed the Academic Discourse and Public Speaking course, you’ll earn 1 LAUSD salary point, 1 professional development credit, or 1 graduate-level professional development credit.
    If you have any questions about the Academic Discourse and Public Speaking course, or any of our other professional development online courses, please email [email protected]. Related Courses If you’re interested in Academic Discourse and Public Speaking you might also like these related online courses:
    • Lifting Every Voice through Creative Writing and Publishing (3 credits / LAUSD Salary Points)
    • Arts Integration for Equity and Excellence - Music (3 credits / LAUSD Salary Points)
    Disclaimer Disclaimer: This online professional development class has been approved by the LAUSD and UTLA Joint Salary Point Credit Committee. Please note, however, that the LAUSD does not endorse this online class provider over any other.  
  • STEAM Everyday for Everyone (1 Credit)

    $159

    PD Credits

    $229

    Grad-level PD Credits

    STEAM Everyday for Everyone – Online Professional Development Course

    This 1-credit online course provides practical tips, ideas, and resources for how to integrate STEAM into all of your lesson plans and curriculum. Click Here to View Syllabus LAUSD Course Code: NA-11-123 UMass Global University Course Code: EDTU 9026 Course Description In years past, core subjects such as science, math, and engineering were distinctly separate from the arts, and seemingly students had an interest in one type of education or the other, but never both. Research has shown, however, that students who have access to the arts, as well as science and math, are more invested in learning, more motivated to come to school, and more apt to perform better in all subjects. That’s why STEAM education is become more commonplace, as it rapidly gains ground inside elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools, and as districts around the country add STEAM schools. If you’d like to learn more about STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) and how to incorporate it into your teaching, this online professional development course is for you. The class is based on the notion that every student is a scientist-artist, but that the joy of creativity and artistic expression are often squelched as students are introduced to more rigid and less stimulating approaches to learning. But why can’t the “artist” in everyone flourish, not only in school, but also in life…not only when students are young, but also throughout their lives. In this online STEAM course, you’ll learn how to assimilate the arts and sciences into your lesson plans and curriculum, in order to provide a richer learning experience for your students. Designed for all types of teachers, this online professional development course on STEAM covers a variety of topics, including:
    • an overview STEAM
    • research and statistics that support offering STEAM for all students
    • 3-dimensional learning
    • incorporating context into learning
    • opportunities for academic discourse
    • student thinking and reflection
    • including the arts in teaching and learning activities
    This 1-credit online course is approved by LAUSD for salary points and by other districts in California for professional development credits or graduate-level credits available through University of Massachusetts Global. You can check with your school district to find out which professional development credit type you need. The course is comprised of 6 units. For each unit, you’ll read a lesson, watch a video, take a quiz, and complete an assignment. Throughout the professional development course, you’ll post your responses in an online discussion forum, for interaction with other teachers who are taking the online course.  

    Reviews
      "Excellent course. Will be recommending it to colleagues."
     "My science activities in the past were not very well-rounded and rather one dimensional. This course offered me a new perspective on what effective science instruction should look like."
      "Our school is a STEAM school and it provided me with new information, resources and ideas that I can immediately bring back into my own classroom and share with colleagues." 
     "STEAM has definitely been challenging for me to integrate into my curriculum, however I have gained the confidence needed to try new lessons in my own class, thanks to this course."
      "STEM is now becoming a real factor in our schools. Having an understanding of this has given me an opportunity to be more aware of the standards and what my colleagues are engaged in."
      Learning Outcomes In this online course, you’ll get new information, ideas, and resources for how to integrate STEAM into your curriculum. Number of Professional Development Credits / Salary Points Teachers throughout California and the U.S. can earn 1 professional development credit by completing this online course or 1 graduate level credit (awarded through University of Massachusetts Global, formerly known as Brandman University). This course is also worth 1 salary point awarded by the LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District), depending on the credit type you choose. Target Audience This course is designed for all types of Pre-K through 12th grade teachers, including: early childhood education teachers, elementary school teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers, special education teachers, staff, and administrators. NA-11-123 is the LAUSD course code for STEAM Everyday for Everyone which you’ll need to use to get credit for salary points from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Additional Information/Questions Here’s additional information about the STEAM Everyday for Everyone online professional development course:
    • This course is 100% online – the coursework and interaction.
    • You’ll have six months to complete all of your coursework from the date that you purchase this online course.
    • Once you’ve successfully completed the STEAM Everyday for Everyone course, you’ll earn 1 LAUSD salary point, 1 professional development credit, or 1 graduate-level professional development credit.
    If you have any questions about the STEAM Everyday for Everyone course, or any of our other professional development online courses, please email [email protected]. Related Courses If you’re interested in STEAM Everyday for Everyone you might also like these related online courses: Disclaimer Disclaimer: This online professional development class has been approved by the LAUSD and UTLA Joint Salary Point Credit Committee. Please note, however, that the LAUSD does not endorse this online class provider over any other.    
  • Extinguishing Teacher Burnout (3 Credits)

    $178

    PD Credits

    $398

    Grad-level PD Credits

    This 3-credit course will allow you to learn the secret to extinguish and escape one of the most deadliest chronic illnesses in the workplace - BURNOUT.

    Click Here to View Syllabus When reading article after article in news outlets across the United States, teachers are not only exhausted, but many are leaving the teaching profession altogether. This course is amazing in that it is a one of a kind class that focuses just on K-12 Teachers who are feeling the burnout during the Covid19/Omicron Pandemic and beyond. Although there are a number of professions (such as tuna fishing, air traffic control, oil drilling, lumber hauling, etc) that exhaust workers, there is no profession like the teaching profession where one must know how to be both an educator, a counselor, a shoulder to cry on, a pandemic prevention specialist, and a education professional - all at the same time. Add to this the experience of a pandemic with having kids at home and one's own health to deal with, you find yourself with a recipe for disaster. This course explains how the solution to teacher burnout is very similar to the solution that fighter pilots must acquire when they are experiencing a G-force on their chest. Take this class and preserve your profession. LAUSD Course Code: NA-09-20 UMass Global Course Code: EDDU 9087 Number of Professional Development Credits Teachers throughout California and the U.S. can earn 3 professional development credits by completing this online course or 3 graduate-level university credits for an additional cost. Target Audience This course is designed for all types of Pre-K through 12th grade teachers, including early childhood education teachers, elementary school teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers, special education teachers, staff, and administrators. Additional Information/Questions Here’s additional information about the Extinguishing Teacher Burnout online professional development course:
    • This course is 100% online – the coursework and interaction.
    • You’ll have six months to complete all of your coursework from the date that you purchase this online course.
    • Once you’ve successfully completed the course, you’ll earn 3 professional development credits.
    If you have any questions about any of our professional development online courses, please email [email protected]. Disclaimer This online professional development course, like all of our courses, is approved by two entities: school districts, and universities. For salary advancement, always double check with your HR department to ensure they support the raising of your salary.

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