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Education and Personal Development

Certifications

Teachers Aide
Price: $3,499.00
The Instructional Paraprofessional Certification Program will prepare you to assist classroom teachers in instruction of mathematics, reading and writing. The required courses include topics in teaching mathematic, reading and writing, an overview of the job of Instructional Paraprofessional and an introduction to child development. The elective courses allow students to explore areas related to instruction including classroom management skills, teaching and learning theories and instructional methods. The Instructional Paraprofessional Certification Program will help prepare you to pass the Educational Testing Services ParaPro Exam or other skills assessment exams and to pass any observation-based certification programs required by your state.. Click here for the full description of Teachers Aide


TOEFL Exam Prep
Price: $665.00
Undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs around the world require students to demonstrate their ability to communicate in English as an entrance requirement. The TOEFL test gives test takers the opportunity to prove they can communicate ideas effectively by simulating university classroom and student life communication. The test measures how well test takers use English, not just their knowledge of the language. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the TOEFL, including information about the test, an explanation of test scores, and thorough coverage of each area of the test itself. In addition, students will have the opportunity to take practice TOEFL tests that will help estimate how the student might perform on the actual test. Upon completion of this course, students will be fully prepared to take the TOEFL examination.. Click here for the full description of TOEFL Exam Prep



Certificates

Ultimate Resume Building
Price: $279.00
This course is designed to prepare students how to prepare a professional resume. The course outlines important information regarding the importance of resumes, structure, and tips and tricks of word processor when developing resumes. This course will teach students how to build a strong resume, which is imperative in today's competitive job market.. Full description of Ultimate Resume Building



Courses

Emerging Technology for Teachers
Price: $140.00
As more and more technology becomes available in our modern classrooms, educators need to be prepared to make the best use of emerging technology-based teaching and learning components. Today’s students depend on developing their creativity skills, their ability to generate innovative ideas and design solutions for tomorrow’s problems. This course will help teachers learn how to better integrate technology into the classroom. The modern classroom requires a variety of strategies and tools to enhance traditional methods with today’s technology tools across all content areas of concern. The teachers roles in the modern classroom are constantly changing, thus modern teaching and learning even happens beyond the school walls and outside the school day. Understanding the impact of technology on education will advance that learning process.. Full description of Emerging Technology for Teachers


Fundamentals of Instructional Design
Price: $270.00
Students will explore ways in which courses can be designed. Students will be introduced to the ADDIE design model and other design models that may work in other environments. Students will write instructional objectives and design a unit of instruction and assessments that support the instructional objects. Students will plan an evaluation of their instructional materials.. Full description of Fundamentals of Instructional Design


GMAT Exam Prep
Price: $140.00
This course will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). You will review the types of questions you will see on the test and learn how you can tackle concepts that may be new to you. You will review verbal lessons as well as quantitative lessons. You will review actual GMAT questions from previous years which are an excellent way to prepare for your own test.. Full description of GMAT Exam Prep


Grammar Essentials
Price: $140.00
We use grammar everyday, so why is it that we don’t regularly review our knowledge? This course is designed to help you improve your writing and review the rules of grammar. You will have the opportunity to brush up on your skills and review some common rules of grammar that may have been forgotten. This course will improve your written expression by providing grammatical lessons and reference materials.. Full description of Grammar Essentials


Introduction to Writing
Price: $140.00
Do you have exciting stories, plots or characters dancing around in your head? Do you have a life experience or lesson to share, but don't know where to begin? This workshop is designed for those of you interested in entering the realm of creative writing for the first time. Our emphasis is on introducing you to the creative writing process. We'll explore topics such as setting up your writing environment, creating plots, building characters, writing dialog and editing.. Full description of Introduction to Writing


Learning Styles in the Classroom
Price: $305.00
Does it seem like some of your students get it with very little help from you while others never seem to even after a lot of one-on-one coaching? If so, it could that you are not speaking their learning language. Every person brings their own learning style to the classroom, even young children. By learning about your own learning style and the learning styles of others you will learn ways to reach all of your students and to help them to learn better.. Full description of Learning Styles in the Classroom


Moving a course from the classroom to cyberspace
Price: $225.00
Building an online course is not the same as preparing to teach in the classroom. A well-designed online course requires more preparation. Since learning online is different than learning in the classroom, you will need to be aware of what works and what doesn't. This course will introduce you to the process of instructional design for online learning and will walk you through the process of building one unit of study for your course. You will learn how to build online interactions and to make your courses more student-centered.. Full description of Moving a course from the classroom to cyberspace


Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
Price: $305.00
Every student in your class is intelligent. The trick is to finding out just how he or she is intelligent and tapping that to help your student to learn more easily and to allow him or her to add a new a dimension to your course. Howard Gardners's Multiple Intelligence Theory defines students as intelligent in one of eight areas. By teaching to a student's intelligences and by allowing them to express themselves using their preferred intelligences the entire classroom can be enriched. Students will explore the Multiple Intelligences theories and learn to design lesson plans that appeal to various intelligences.. Full description of Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom


Teaching Math
Price: $375.00
Review the skills you will need to pass the Instructional Paraprofessional's exam as you explore ways creative ways to present math skills to students. We will learn ways to help students become excited about math. We will explore ways to present math skills to student at all grade levels. This course is applicable to teachers as well as instructional paraprofessionals.. Full description of Teaching Math


Teaching Reading
Price: $375.00
Review the skills you will need to pass the Instructional Paraprofessional's exam as you explore ways creative ways to present reading skills to students. We will learn ways to help students become excited about reading. We will explore ways to present reading skills to student at all grade levels and ways to improve the assessment of reading skills. This course is applicable to teachers as well as instructional paraprofessionals.. Full description of Teaching Reading


Teaching Writing
Price: $375.00
Review the skills you will need to pass the Instructional Paraprofessional's exam as you explore ways creative ways to present writing skills to students. We will learn ways to help students become excited about writing. We will explore ways to present writing skills to student at all grade levels and ways to improve the assessment of writing skills. This course is applicable to teachers as well as instructional paraprofessionals.. Full description of Teaching Writing


Typing Essentials
Price: $140.00
In this Typing Essentials course, we introduce you to the fundamentals of learning to type or keyboard. We'll cover the layout of the keyboard, proper posture, finger and hand position, as well as learning how to use the proper finger for striking the different keys on the keyboard. The course utilizes a typing software tool that provides instruction, practice activities, and skill checks. Whether you are new to keyboarding or looking to enhance your current capabilities, this is for you! Learn to build confidence, enhance accuracy and speed in your typing skills!. Full description of Typing Essentials


Understanding and Preventing Cyber Bullying
Price: $140.00
Cyberbullying or online bullying has quickly become a 21st century epidemic and a growing concern for students, parents, and educators. Cyberbullying is willful and involves recurring or repeated harm inflicted through electronic text. Cyberbullying can be as simple as continuing to send e-mail to someone who does not want further contact with the sender. This course will examine the harmful effects of online harassment and give educators at all levels an overview of research on cyberbullying and how they can be the driving force to prevent it in their schools. We will then explore preventative strategies as well as how school staff can address these issues when they occur. A clear understanding of what constitutes harassment and the harmful effects of harassment on people and institutions is essential to providing a safe and inclusive school environment for all. Additionally, teachers will learn various techniques to prevent and stop cyberbullying that they can implement upon returning to their classrooms. . Full description of Understanding and Preventing Cyber Bullying


Using Web Resources in the Classroom
Price: $140.00
K-12 education has entered a new technological era. In increasingly dynamic educational settings, web resources can be integrated into the curriculum to promote student engagement and achievement. In order to take advantage of these settings, teachers need to have the appropriate knowledge and experience. In this course, teachers will learn to integrate web resource tools to create engaging learning experiences for their students. This course is designed for K-12 educators and focuses on the appropriate use of technology to facilitate the teaching and learning process. Throughout this course, students will gain experience in working through the skill component of using web resources effectively in the K-12 classroom. Instructional methods will be explored utilizing a variety of technology for collaboration, and student assessment. In addition, the utilization and evaluation of various web resources and their appropriateness will be emphasized.. Full description of Using Web Resources in the Classroom