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CI 410/510 5 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
This course provides critical tools and strategies that point out possible pitfalls and provide handy tips.
CI 410/810 1 Credit Undergraduate/Graduate
Personalized solutions, learning beyond the classroom and connections to the adult world are critical for preparing each student, whatever path they take after graduation, for the vast challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

CI 410/810 1 Credit Undergraduate/Graduate
Teach to your strengths to build engaged schools. Identify triggers that may be causing conflicts to re-connect in positive ways.

CI-510 Grad CI-410 U Grad Building School Communities
Traditional models of classroom discipline and management are grounded on punitive consequences in top-down authoritarian systems. Teachers make rules and enforce them, often without any discussion with students. This results in disequilibrium in the classroom, some students receiving praise and tangible rewards while others suffer the consequences of noncompliance. Most educators are familiar by this time with Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, but the concept is limited to academics. Behavior management must be differentiated in the same way that  instruction and learning experiences are differentiated.

The Smarter Balanced Assessment was first piloted as a standardized state test in 2013 in the fifteen member states in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). Previous standardized tests were deemed to lack validity and reliability, especially for students not represented by traditional, mainstream cultural paradigms. The good news is that the Smarter Balanced Assessment is a far more authentic assessment of students’ math, literacy, and science knowledge and skills, and the preparation students need to be successful on the assessment is relevant to their academic, personal, and eventually professional lives. As opposed to previous standardized tests, the Smarter Balanced Assessment is designed for all students, including students with disabilities and English language learners. The challenge presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment is that students must do things they were never expected to do on previous tests, or in their regular school day. They must explain their reasoning for the answers they give. Problem-solving and critical thinking skills are measured. They must cite sources for the ideas they express. Students must type, sometimes short answers, sometimes full paragraphs, including students in third grade when the Smarter Balanced Assessment is first administered. In order for students to be successful on the Smarter Balanced Assessment, teachers must be informed and armed with tools and strategies to prepare them to show their full potential. This course provides these critical tools and strategies, along with anecdotal information about previous Smarter Balanced Test administrations that point out possible pitfalls and handy tips. 

CI 410/510 3 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
Understand your own style and learn how to facilitate your students into constructive collaboration. Learn how to bring forth creativity in each major curriculum area. Learn to recognize destructive  behaviors and help facilitate bringing students back to a sense of high value. FREE with the course is a lesson-plan maker and a 20-page follow-up guide you will  use in your assignment and can take away for later use in your own classroom..
CI 410/510 3 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
This course teaches the benefits and fundamentals of outdoor schooling. Learn how to create and engineer with nature, how to build relationships in a natural settings, and understand the importance of understanding species and ecological connections.
CI 410/510 3 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
Explore a learning system that gives you a framework for understanding how people behave.

CI 410/810 3 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
Is IQ destiny? Not nearly as much as we think. The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind to create and change the global brain.

CI 410/810 3 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
Learn language skills in the way in which our learning process dictates.

CI 410/510 3 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
Research shows educational excellence relies more on the talents and engagement levels of the people within an individual school than on any other factor.

CI 410/510 3 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
Gain insights into what great teachers do differently. Learn how to teach by building on your strengths and talents to manage innovation in the classroom.

CI 410/510 3 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
Misfits, queen bees, odd kids out, bullying, gangs, street kids, and the subsequent victimization are topics of keen interest in U.S. education.

CI 410/510 3 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
Explore a learning system that gives you a framework for understanding how people behave.
CI 410/510 3 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
Take advantage of myriad educational apps to enhance instruction and learning for English Language Learners, most of them free. Apps for tablets and smart phones have been shown to increase student engagement and interaction with course content and enable students to take individual ownership of their learning.
CI 410/510 5 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
This course provides critical tools and strategies that point out possible pitfalls and provide handy tips.
CI 410/510 5 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
The workforce is changing. Educators are on the frontlines, with a tech-savvy but struggling student population, which must be prepared for an ever-changing global economy. Digital World is a relevant and timely course that delves deeply into the mind of digital natives and how schools are responding with innovative and inspiring edu-tech solutions.
CI 410/510 5 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
Explore a learning system that gives you a framework for understanding how people behave.
CI 410/510 5 Credits Undergraduate/Graduate
Explore a learning system that gives you a framework for understanding how people behave.