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Building ​Your​ Google Classroom: ​Distance Learning Your Students Will Recognize

- 3 Credits - 

Instructor:

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type:

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Course Description

Do you need to create and teach in a Google Classroom? Learn how to effectively develop and teach within a Google Classroom. Participants will create an online classroom using the Google Classroom LMS, develop curriculum, acquire resource awareness and produce an e-course option that will allow for blended or distance learning. Let's get started!

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$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits

Building Your Google Classroom: Distance Learning Your Students Will Recognize

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives


From this course, participants will:

  1. Demonstrate growth in content knowledge related to teaching assignment and the application of content knowledge to classroom instruction and assessment.
  2. Understand scientifically-based practices in teaching and learning, including strategies in literacy education, instructional technology, differentiation of instruction, and apply them to raise student achievement.
  3. Demonstrate multiple means of assessing and evaluating student learning and use them to change teaching and learning.
  4. Locate, interpret, synthesize, and apply educational research in best practices in teaching.
  5. Understand models for professional change, including teacher collaboration, professional learning communities, strategies for mentoring and coaching to facilitate change, and effective professional development.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of reflective practice that results in improved classroom teaching and learning, including teacher reflection, use of technology in self-assessment, collaboration for change, and self-management of change.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of system and organizational change in education, including models for school change and current research and trends in school change.
  8. Demonstrate responsibility for student learning at high levels.
  9. Demonstrate responsibility for school reform and leadership in school change.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Building Your Google Classroom: Distance Learning Your Students Will Recognize

What Others Are Saying...

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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Grant Writing For Educators Made Easy

- 3 Credits - 

Instructor:

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type:

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Course Description

This workshop is designed to give participants a learning experience in which they will learn the components that go into grant writing for classrooms and develop the skills and tools necessary to apply and receive a grant.

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$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits

Grant Writing For Educators Made Easy

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives


From this course, participants will:

  1. Analyze the components to grant writing.
  2. Evaluate the specificity of a grantee in accordance with the funding source.
  3. Collect the essential data necessary to provide qualifying status of the grantee.
  4. Develop the researching skill-set and communication tools necessary to find a funding source.
  5. Discuss presentation style characteristics; both desired and detrimental
  6. Complete grant applications that meet qualifying standards and monetary limits

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Grant Writing For Educators Made Easy

What Others Are Saying...

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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Gamification in the Classroom

- 3 Credits - 

Instructor:

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type:

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Course Description

This course will explore the principles of gaming and gamification, as well as how these principles can impact - both positively and negatively - student engagement and success in the classroom. Participants will explore the key components of popular games and apply them to the their own classroom procedures and pedagogy.  The course will culminate in a Gamified Unit Outline in which participants will incorporate gamification principles and processes into a new or existing unit lesson. Popular tools for gamifying a classroom will also be explored.

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$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits

Gamification in the Classroom

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives


From this course, participants will:

  1. Examine the positive and negative aspects of gaming.
  2. Apply best practices, strategies, and tools for gamifying classroom procedures and lessons.
  3. Explore frameworks for gamification.
  4. Develop a strategic gamification plan for an existing unit or project.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Gamification in the Classroom

What Others Are Saying...

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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Providing Effective Feedback to Foster Student Growth

- 3 Credits - 

Instructor:

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type:

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Course Description

This course will explore the importance of providing constant and effective feedback to students. Participants will characterize the critical nature of feedback in the learning process and identify key strategies for improving their current practices. The components of effective feedback, tools for providing feedback, and potential barriers to implementation will also be discussed.

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$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits

Providing Effective Feedback to Foster Student Growth

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives


From this course, participants will:

  1. Examine the role of feedback in the learning process.
  2. Differentiate the key components of effective feedback.
  3. Apply best practices and strategies for providing feedback.
  4. Develop a strategic feedback plan for an existing unit or project.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Providing Effective Feedback to Foster Student Growth

What Others Are Saying...

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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Teaching in the Online and Blended Environments

- 3 Credits - 

Instructor:

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type:

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Course Description

This workshop is intended for teachers who are interested in or have already begun incorporating online instruction into their classrooms.  The overall goal of the workshop is to provide participants with a sound methodology and practical strategies for teaching with the Internet.

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$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits

Teaching in the Online and Blended Environments

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives


From this course, participants will:

  1. Evaluate the potential for online and technology-enriched instruction to engage and teach today’s learners.
  2. Identify the major components of Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism, and Connectivism, and apply these theories to online and blended instruction.
  3. Define the roles of an online instructor, and evaluate the importance of these roles.
  4. Explore various Web 2.0 technologies and assess their potential as learning tools in an online or technology-rich classroom.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Teaching in the Online and Blended Environmets

What Others Are Saying...

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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Universal Design for Learning

- 3 Credits - 

Instructor:

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type:

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Course Description

This workshop is intended as an introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  Students will explore the advantages of designing curriculum with UDL, as well as a variety of technology tools that support its implementation.

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$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits

Universal Design for Learning

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives


From this course, participants will:

  1. Discuss the origin of UDL and its adaptation to a set of principles for education.
  2. Explore the potential of UDL to positively impact the modern classroom.
  3. Identify technologies to address each of the three principles of UDL.
  4. Adapt an existing lesson plan to meet the principles of UDL and technology integration.
  5. Reflect on the UDL model and its application.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Universal Design for Learning

What Others Are Saying...

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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Designing an Online Classroom

- 3 Credits - 

Instructor:

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type:

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Course Description

This workshop gives participants an opportunity to learn how to effectively develop and instruct a virtual classroom, by making use of free resources and various Learning Management Systems (LMS) available on the Internet.

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$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits

Designing an Online Classroom

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives


From this course, participants will:

  1. Explore and navigate through a variety of learning management systems.
  2. Determine the LMS that fulfills the needs of your desired ecourse.
  3. Review through multiple best-practice design models and implement the style of your choice into lessons for your ecourse.
  4. Develop curriculum along with resources that will be incorporated into your ecourse.
  5. Evaluate current web resources through OER, WAVE, and determine copyright compliance.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Designing an Online Classroom

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Theresa M. – PA –

“Hello, Dave. In my email to parents, I mentioned my very recent course with you [Designing an Online Classroom]. I had no idea how timely it would be. I do believe that my students and I haven’t skipped a beat! Of course, it changes things a fair amount, but I am very glad to already have experience with tools that were fun in the classroom but indispensable now!”

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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Teaching with Tablets

- 3 Credits - 

Instructor:

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type:

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Course Description

This workshop is designed to give participants an experience with their tablet that will help them gain an understanding of how to operate the instrument and become familiar with the opportunities it provides for enhancing the learning in their classroom.

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$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits

Teaching with Tablets

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives


From this course, participants will:

  1. Review the basic operations of the device.
  2. Increase professional efficiency.
  3. Design ways to assess student-learning.
  4. Develop lessons that will be supplemented with use of the tablet.
  5. Discuss research findings and application.
  6. Participate in the development of ongoing resources available to the teacher and students.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Teaching with Tablets

What Others Are Saying...

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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Tomorrow’s Technology in Today’s Classroom

- 3 Credits - 

Instructor:

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type:

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Course Description

In this workshop participants will gain an understanding of several current technological resources (wiki's, blogs, Moodle, surveys) that are available for free use, as well as, understand the advantages of implementing such resources.

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$395

3 Semester Graduate Credits

Tomorrow's Technology in Today's Classroom

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives


From this course, participants will:

  1. Review the variety and ever-growing availability of technological resources.
  2. Design and utilize a wiki program.
  3. Utilize and customize virtual communication mediums.
  4. Discuss with the instructor and classmates varying platforms for student implementation of technological resources.
  5. Produce and implement a virtual survey.
  6. Create an online classroom using one of the recommended ecourse sites.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

David A. Beyers Ed.M.

Accredited By:

- Colorado State University Pueblo

Grade Type

University Transcript: Pass/Fail Grade

Tomorrow's Technology in Today's Classroom

What Others Are Saying...

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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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
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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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