Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, it seems everyone, including your students, talk about ways the Internet lets them stay in touch and see what others are doing. Since many of your students are already there, have you been curious if any of these tools might keep them engaged in your class? Do you ever wonder if there might be some time effective ways to communicate with their parents? GoogleDocs, Adobe ConnectNow, iGoogle, Flicker, animoto, earth album, Teacher Tube, blogs, virtual labs and yes, even Facebook and Twitter can help you add dimension and interest to your class. Discover tips to use a variety of social media and online tools to help your students. You will also spend some time discussing ways to overcome resistance you might encounter in using these programs. For any teacher interested in social media, from beginners to advanced social networkers.
Class, turn your cell phones - -on! Most of your students have cell phones, and now you can use this valuable tool in your classroom to engage and involve your students more in their learning. Discover how to implement cell phones in your classroom from a teacher who has done it successfully. come away with a step-by-step how-to plan on enhancing your students' learning, and your teaching.
Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with ASD (Austism Spectrum Disorder) - a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. The effects of this disorder vary widely, but it is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate ASD. In this course, you take away strategies for working effectively with ASD students. And you will find out how to work effectively with parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens with this disorder. The course is geared for K-12 teachers, but it is also relevant for counselors, faculty in higher education, parents and anyone else interested in understanding this important issue.
Regardless of your age, it is always helpful to increase your understanding of how your current students learn and what your future students might need because students learn in a variety of ways. This course will focus on the influence of generational characterisitics on learning styles. Your students learn differently than you do. Come find out how to help your students learn more and discover something new about yourself too! We will explore fascinating information on the brain and how each generation has responded to their unique "cohort experience." You will acquire the skills and information needed to facilitate Gen Y and the emerging gerneration of learners. Understand how your own generational characteristics impact your learning AND your teaching. Come away with our top 20 generational techniqes for helping your students learn more.
Being engaged with your online learners throughout the course is one of the three biggest weaknesses of online teachers. It is also one of the three biggest ways to take your online course to the next level, making it a superior learning experience for your learners. Come experience how to do it from the creator of the concept and practice of 'continual engagement' in teaching. Discover how to build student success through your interaction, how to give online learners feedback, communicating with them about everything from subject matter to delicate issues to grading. You will come away with advance, practical, how-to tips from one of the foremost authoritites on fostering online discussion. And you will see how your instructor models great interaction and engagement in the online environment.
To be a substitute today it takes student respect, skills and a portfolio of ideas and workable presentations. You may get the first call but the successful substitute gets the second and third call to report. Understand what is expected of a substitute and how to maximize your value to a school. Find out about how to develop a sub notebook, understand classroom management, the latest techniques in developing lesson plans, how to use your own portfolio to assist in teaching, and much more. With information applicable to any U.S. state, this course wil provide you with the information you need to know to be successful at any level in any school. It will start you on the teaching path with a working knowledge and a portfolio of ideas to use the day you walk in to a new teaching environment. It will also assist you in finding important information to make you a valuable asset to any school system.