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A Framework for Understanding Poverty

- 3 Credits - 

3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-lane increases
)

  • accredited nationwide
  • start any time
  • up to 5 months to complete
  • independent study
  • all course materials included with course tuition
  • view FAQ

Course Description

This course will study the patterns and behaviors of people in the culture of poverty. Social class rules and characteristics of generational poverty are explored. Teachers will examine the latest research as it applies to students in the classroom as well as parents. Educators will learn about improving instruction and academic achievement among students. Educators will research this issue for alternative or additional views to addressing the issue of poverty. Teachers may develop lessons or activities for classroom applications that help all students to be successful in school.

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits

A Framework For
Understanding Poverty

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives

  1. Educators will acquire a framework of the culture of poverty and the role of language.
  2. Participants will learn about the hidden roles among social classes and how those roles influence how students work, behave and perceive the school experience.
  3. Educators will learn about the characteristics of generational poverty and how the patters of behavior, problems and world views are passed to future generations.
  4. Participants will explore the resources, role models, discipline and support systems.
  5. Educators will research the culture of poverty issue regarding alternative theories and conclusions presented in the book, as well as present a variety of solutions.
  6. Teachers will develop a lesson or unit plan that utilizes strategies or activities in the book and how to use instructional techniques to improve student achievement.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

University Transcript: Click Here For Details

A Framework For Understanding Poverty

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Jane T. – IL –

“I learned a great deal in this class and appreciate it’s affordability.”                                    

Karen S. – IN –

“Thanks! I loved the book!!”                                    

Catherine H. – MI –

“got it, thanks for the quick response. And I really like hearing that it’s all about me! Cathy (the Poverty one, not the Dropout one) :)”

Dolores H. – MI –

” My name is Dolores Harley. I registered for the online course “Understanding Poverty” in September of 2010. I dove in and read the entire book and started applying the ideas and concepts right away. The book was fascinating and I couldn’t put it down. Due to an extremely heavy work load during the school year I was not able to dedicate the time I wanted to complete the course work. I am beginning that work now. It is my hope that you will accept my work between now and sometime in September, 2011. I am enjoying the work

Marshelle G. – ND –

” Thank you so much for getting this done in such a timely manner! I will be able to have it post marked by the 15th and this saved me paying double to have my SW license renewed! I really appreciate your time! I am glad that my assignments were up to your standards for an “A” grade! I learned so much from this book! Thank you again!”

TLC Testimonials

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.” – Tina B. , Maryland
Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.” – Christine G. , Indiana
Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me” – J. Churchill. Danvers, MA
I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education” – M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…” – Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues

$395

(3 Semester Graduate Credits)


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Character and Temperament Types for Educators

- 2 Credits - 



2 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-lane increases
)

  • accredited nationwide
  • start any time
  • up to 5 months to complete
  • independent study
  • all course materials included with course tuition
  • view FAQ

Course Description

Educators will have a working knowledge of the four temperament types that include: Rational, Guardian, Artisan and Idealist. Personalities of their students and adults in educational and social settings will be explored. Participants will take the personality test to determine what temperament type they are, as well as their own particular teaching and learning style preferences. Educators will be able to apply the character and temperament types to classroom and school settings. They will also examine inter-faculty relationships and school staff to improve communications, productivity and effectiveness.

Teacher feedback about this course

$295

2 Semester Graduate Credits







Character and Temperament Types: Please Understand Me

- 2 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Educators will have a working knowledge of the four temperament types that include: Rational, Guardian, Artisan and Idealist personalities of their students and adults in educational and social settings.
  2. Participants will take the personality test to determine what temperament type they are as well as their own particular teaching and learning styles preferences.
  3. Educators will be able to apply the character and temperament types to classroom and school settings. They will also apply them to inter-faculty relationships and school staff to improve communications, productivity and effectiveness.
  4. Educators will respond to the questions about how personality and character traits apply to classroom instruction, student and teacher effectiveness in school and society

Credit Hours

2 Semester Credits
(post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

University Transcript: Click Here For Details

Character and Temperament Types: Please Understand Me

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Tracey W. – WV –

“That was speedy! Thank you again for your time and all that you do!”                                    

Tanja S. – CA –

“I enjoyed reading the book, and it will help me understand my students better.”

Bonnie M. – NV –

“Thank you. A lot of work for one credit but I feel I accomplished a task that was worthwhile. Have a Peaceful and Joyous Holiday Season,“

Julia G. – IA –

“I liked the grade rubric for the assignments because it gave me an idea of what you expected on each assignment. I worked toward and “A” for the class and reading the rubric expectations made it easier. “

Tina B. – MD –

“I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.”

TLC Testimonials

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.”
– Tina B. , Maryland
Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.”
– Christine G. , Indiana
Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me”
– J. Churchill. Danvers, MA
I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education”
– M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…”
– Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


$295

(2 Semester Graduate Credits)








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Essentials of World Languages

- 1 Credit - 



1 Semester Credit

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-lane increases
)

  • accredited nationwide
  • start any time
  • up to 5 months to complete
  • independent study
  • all course materials included with course tuition
  • view FAQ

Course Description

This course explores the new directions schools and districts are taking in designing and implementing flexible world languages programs. It creates a new framework for the value of language learning and for designing world language curriculums that use assessment targets. It discusses issues of instructional environments along with the roles of teachers and curriculum with performance based approaches. Setting various realistic expectations for student's second-language proficiency are also presented. Educators will also research various issues regarding world language instruction as well as develop lessons for classroom implementation.

Teacher feedback about this course

$195

1 Semester Graduate Credit







Essentials of World Languages, Grades K-12

- 1 Graduate Credit -






Course Objectives

  1. Teachers will examine the shift to performance-based model of language instruction programs and the challenges associated with new instructional activities, projects and academic assessments.
  2. Students will learn about setting more realistic expectations for attaining student's second-language proficiency using a variety of instructional approaches.
  3. Educators will be presented with new ways to arrange the instructional environment in languages classes as well as creating a new framework for the value of language learning in an increasing global social culture.
  4. Teachers learn about designing curriculum and corresponding assessments. They will review current research in the field of world languages and design new lessons and classroom strategies.
  5. Educators will review the new techniques and concepts that are being developed by teachers nationwide for possible implementation into their instruction.

Credit Hours

1 Semester Credit (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

University Transcript: Click Here For Details

Essentials of World Languages, Grades K-12

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Darla M. – OH –

“Thanks for your help and patience. I will forward the course purchase email and the completed assignments emails to you for the Using Technology in the Classroom course separately. I apologize for the confusion. “

TLC Testimonials

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.”
– Tina B. , Maryland
Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.”
– Christine G. , Indiana
Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me”
– J. Churchill. Danvers, MA
I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education”
– M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…”
– Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


$195

(1 Semester Graduate Credit)








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Understanding Hispanic Students: Module A

- 3 Credits - 



3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-lane increases
)

  • accredited nationwide
  • start any time
  • up to 5 months to complete
  • independent study
  • all course materials included with course tuition
  • view FAQ

Course Description

This course will provide an overview of Hispano-Indo history and clarify the various ethnic labels. Mayan/Aztec and Arabic/Spanish contributions to the Americas will be reviewed. The Origins of Hispanic stereotypes and diversity are examined. Hispanic religious, cultural traits and acculturation levels will be presented. Current social, political, and educational issues that affect Hispanos will be discussed. This course will help educators improve their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic history, culture, and address schooling and student academic achievement issues.

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits







Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues: Module A

- 3 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Educators will analyze statistical, educational, and social demographics that are related to Hispanic students and schooling trends in the United States.
  2. Participants will clarify the origins of Hispanic ethnic labels and accurate use of them as well as the cultural contributions of the Maya, Aztecs, and Islamic Spain.
  3. Educators will examine the origins of Hispanic stereotypes and myths regarding Spanish history or culture and explore them from a Spanish perspective.
  4. Participants will learn about and contrast various Hispanic cultural views, behaviors, and traits to distinguish them from U.S. culture and/or normal adolescent behavior.
  5. Educators will understand Hispanic religious beliefs and practices as well as the current immigrant assimilation and acculturation process.
  6. Participants will review and explore the current social, educational and political issues affecting U.S. Hispanos in school and society
  1. Educators will review learning theory and methodology for improving their instructional effectiveness regarding teaching Hispanic student's basic skills and core knowledge.
  2. Educators will synthesize the course content, power point shows and DVD's to develop a comprehensive approach to effective teaching and improving student achievement.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits
(post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

University Transcript: Click Here For Details

Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues: Module A

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Gail W. – MA –

“I found the course very informative. I really liked the videos – they were all about topics that I had limited experience in so they were very useful to me.”                                    

John H. – RI –

” I am very impressed with the course material as well as the way the information is causing me to question my own teaching methods. This course will have an influence on my teaching and my students. So, thank you for suggesting it.”

TLC Testimonials

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.”
– Tina B. , Maryland
Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.”
– Christine G. , Indiana
Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me”
– J. Churchill. Danvers, MA
I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education”
– M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…”
– Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


$395

(3 Semester Graduate Credits)








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Understanding Hispanic Students: Module B

- 3 Credits - 



3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-lane increases
)

  • accredited nationwide
  • start any time
  • up to 5 months to complete
  • independent study
  • all course materials included with course tuition
  • view FAQ

Course Description

This course will provide an historical overview of the Mexican Era 1821 and United States era 1847 to the current Hispanic issues in 2015. The Origins of Mexican stereotypes and the diversity of Central and South American countries are examined regarding national origins. Current social and political issues, immigration policy, discrimination and Hispanic demographic populations are examined. Educational obstacles related to the achievement gap, and instructional methodologies are presented along with social problems, Latino gangs, Chicano ideological influences, and current Hispanic political dynamics are also analyzed in module B. Academic achievement issues and educational settings are addressed throughout the course. The Hispanic Students and Issues courses are designed in two modules for three credits per each module.

Prerequisite: Module A required (3 credits)
-- then take Module B (3 Credits.)

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits







Module B: Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues

- 3 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Analyze statistical, educational, and social demographics of Hispanic students.
  2. Review the Mexican era 1821, United States era 1847 and 1900's to 2015.
  3. Review contributions of farm labor, industrial manufacturing & service industries.
  4. Examine the origins of Mexican stereotypes and myths regarding immigration.
  5. Learn about and contrast various Hispanic cultural views, behaviors, and traits.
  6. Understand Hispanic religious beliefs and the immigrant assimilation process.
  7. Discern between traditional cultural behaviors and U.S. media social forces.
  8. Learn about and discuss the current social- political issues affecting Hispanos.
  9. Learn diagnostic skills- strategies to improve student academic achievement.
  10. Examine the social backgrounds of Hispanic families and inter-ethnic diversity.
  11. Learn about the various Hispanic educational obstacles and school dropout issues.
  12. Review learning theory-methodology for improving instructional effectiveness.
  13. Learn about current Latino/Chicano social subcultures and political ideologies.
  14. Research, design and apply instructional units/lessons for classroom use.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

University Transcript: Click Here For Details

Module B: Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues

Understanding Hispanic Students: Module B

- 3 Credits - 3 Semester Credits(post-baccalaureate PD credits for re-certification andpay-lane increases)accredited nationwidestart any timeup to 5 months to completeindependent studyall course materials included with course tuitionview FAQCourse DescriptionThis course will provide an historical overview of the Mexican Era 1821 and United States era 1847 to the current Hispanic issues in 2015. The Origins of Mexican stereotypes and the diversity of Central and South American countries are examined regarding national origins. Current social and political issues, immigration policy, discrimination and Hispanic demographic populations are examined. Educational obstacles related to the achievement gap, and instructional methodologies are presented along with social problems,

TLC Testimonials

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.”
– Tina B. , Maryland
Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.”
– Christine G. , Indiana
Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me”
– J. Churchill. Danvers, MA
I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education”
– M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…”
– Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


$395

(3 Semester Graduate Credits)








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Fifty Strategies for English Language Learners

- 3 Credits - 



3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-lane increases
)

  • accredited nationwide
  • start any time
  • up to 5 months to complete
  • independent study
  • all course materials included with course tuition
  • view FAQ

Course Description

This course will present 50 research-based ELL strategies that help teachers convey content material while simultaneously giving their students English-language skills. Step-by-step instructions and concrete examples will help teachers quickly and easily use the strategies in any K-12 classroom and subject area. New strategies and suggestions for assessments are also incorporated throughout the book. Educators will view the enclosed book DVD to apply researched-based instructional strategies and concepts for increasing English proficiency for students in school settings.

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits







English Language Learners: 50 Strategies

- 3 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Educators will learn about enhancing instruction through planning and visual scaffolding for language support and connecting communication to the real world.
  2. Participants will learn how to create language-focused lessons, including read aloud techniques, to support ELL vocabulary building.
  3. Educators will be exposed to academic language scaffolding and creating frameworks for language acquisition in skill level groupings while supporting individualized instructional needs.
  4. Participants will be presented with dictoglos, GIST, and syntax surgery concepts for manipulating English grammar to comprehend a variety of language forms.
  5. Educators will view the DVD 50 Instructional Strategies provided in the back of the book and complete activities to improve teaching techniques for ELL classrooms.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

University Transcript: Click Here For Details

English Language Learners: 50 Strategies

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Megan S. – OR –

“Thank you very much! As discussed, I modified my final essay to be more of a working document for the preparation to guide our newly formed bullying awareness and prevention group in our county. My research outside of the book has really helped to supplement ideas for implementation, as well. I hope you enjoy my work! I have to renew my license by June, so I just wanted to be sure I got this in to you right away!”                                    

TLC Testimonials

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.”
– Tina B. , Maryland
Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.”
– Christine G. , Indiana
Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me”
– J. Churchill. Danvers, MA
I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education”
– M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…”
– Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


$395

(3 Semester Graduate Credits)








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The Epidemic – Rot of American Culture

- 3 Credits - 



3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-lane increases
)

  • accredited nationwide
  • start any time
  • up to 5 months to complete
  • independent study
  • all course materials included with course tuition
  • view FAQ

Course Description

This course will examine the moral decline of American culture, absentee or permissive parenting and the resulting plague of joyless, selfish children. Numerous social issues related to technology, media content, marriages, sexuality, values and family systems in the current culture are examined. The ramifications of these social issues on schools and students who bring those social behaviors into classroom settings are discussed. Recommendations for helping educators know what they can do to reach students in school settings are presented. Educators will research these issues and develop a written application essay, lesson/unit plan or project activity for school implementation.

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits







Epidemic: Rot of American Culture: Absentee & Permissive Parenting

- 3 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Educators will review the historical progression and decline of marriages and family system dysfunction and the impact they have on society, values and raising children.
  2. Participants will be presented with a model for teaching children to love and respect other people and numerous positive strategies to utilize when teaching children.
  3. Educators will examine early childhood education and the affects of day care on children and families as well as the social and economic issues families struggle with.
  4. Participants will review the impact of media violence, blatant sexuality and other negative social behaviors that the media presents and how to instill morality and values in an indifferent world.
  5. Educators will look at the issue of students growing up in an adult world of sex and violence without enjoying the innocence of childhood experiences and how that affects their development and ability to be successful in schools.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits
(post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

University Transcript: Click Here For Details

Epidemic: Rot of American Culture: Absentee & Permissive Parenting

What Others Are Saying About This Course

TLC Testimonials

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.”
– Tina B. , Maryland
Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.”
– Christine G. , Indiana
Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me”
– J. Churchill. Danvers, MA
I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education”
– M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…”
– Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


$395

(3 Semester Graduate Credits)








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Understanding the Dropout Dilemma:

- 3 Credits - 



3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-lane increases
)

  • accredited nationwide
  • start any time
  • up to 5 months to complete
  • independent study
  • all course materials included with course tuition
  • view FAQ

Course Description

This course will examine the statistical, educational, and social issues associated with the school dropout dilemma. Statistical analyses of dropout rates and demographics will be presented. Statistical correlations between economic cycles and dropouts rates and social class relationships are analyzed. This course will focus on educator perspectives and experiences regarding these issues. Causes and reasons why students drop out of school will be examined and categorized. Teacher dropout interventions and prevention strategies will be examined. Alternative schools, dropout programs and social adjustments that address the dropout dilemma will also be presented.

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits







Dropout Dilemma

- 3 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Students will have a working knowledge of the statistical magnitude and the social demographic characteristics related to the dropout issue at national, state and local levels.
  2. Educators read and review publishes articles on the dropout problem and view movie segments that examine dropout issues and the corresponding social issues.
  3. Students will learn to categorize and label the causes associated with dropping out of school into the various areas of social responsibility and authority.
  4. Participants will analyze the social and psychological dynamics involving family systems and the numerous issues that cause students to drop out of school.
  5. Teachers will develop dropout interventions, solutions and prevention strategies that can reduce the likelihood of students dropping out of school.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits
(post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

University Transcript: Click Here For Details

Dropout Dilemma

What Others Are Saying About This Course

David H. – TN –

“I’ve been working on the “Dropout Dilemma” and will probably finish it up tomorrow. Just want to say that I’ve enjoyed becoming acquainted with your viewpoints in “Understanding Hispanic Students” and the “Dropout Dilemma.” … it is refreshing to hear someone in education speak the truth without fear of offending the politically correct. Your observations and recommendations for improving education are spot-on. I can tell you have spent some time in the real-life classroom environment. Thanks for everything”

David H. – TN –

“Once again, I really enjoyed the course and got a lot out of it. Thanks.”

TLC Testimonials

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.”
– Tina B. , Maryland
Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.”
– Christine G. , Indiana
Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me”
– J. Churchill. Danvers, MA
I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education”
– M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…”
– Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


$395

(3 Semester Graduate Credits)








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Student Achievement for African Americans

- 3 Credits - 



3 Semester Credits

(post-baccalaureate
PD credits for re-certification and
pay-lane increases
)

  • accredited nationwide
  • start any time
  • up to 5 months to complete
  • independent study
  • all course materials included with course tuition
  • view FAQ

Course Description

This course addresses achievement for African-American students by describing the behaviors and interactions within urban African-American students. Planning lessons inclusive of African American culture and interests are presented. Teachers will examine the latest research as it applies to academic achievement amongst Afro-American students. Educators will learn about improving instruction and academic achievement for all students. They will research this issue and develop writings, lessons or activities for classroom application to help students become successful in school.

Teacher feedback about this course

$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits







African-American Student Achievement

- 3 Graduate Credits -






Course Objectives

  1. Teachers will develop a framework of knowledge and understanding of the various strategies for improving achievement for African-American students in the classroom and school situations.
  2. Educators taking this course will learn about planning lessons inclusive to Africa-American culture as well as capitalizing on student interests.
  3. Teachers will learn about the effective interactions with Urban African-American culture as well as awareness of African American gender issues.
  4. Educators will examine the involvement of African-American parents in their child's educational experience and ways to improve support for schools.
  5. Teachers will examine these complex issues and develop a lesson or unit plan strategies or activities in the book and how they can use instructional techniques for improving student achievement and behavior in schools.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits
(post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

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African-American Student Achievement

What Others Are Saying About This Course

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$395

(3 Semester Graduate Credits)








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