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Fall 2022 Courses

  • Fall PD 2022 - Reclaiming Assessments

    Virtual Course

    Instructor: Renee LaRue
    Class Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays: October 25, 27, 29; November 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 29 Dec 6, 13, 20th
    Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
    Independent Work Expectations: 5 Hours 
    Location: Online
    Cost: Registration Fee Required

    Description 

    This course is designed to help you understand the power of assessment and monitoring student growth to inform instruction. All teachers want to know where their students start, how they progress, and the results of the teaching and learning process. Diagnostic, formative and summative assessments each play a role in monitoring student learning. Throughout this course, we will talk about using a balanced assessment system in your classroom to support instructional decisions for optimal student success.

    Additionally, we will look at how assessment is important in helping students to take charge of their own learning. Finally, we will address the importance and power of culturally responsive pedagogy, curriculum and assessment to ensure students are engaged in authentic learning.

    Participants may earn 35 PLU’s. 

  • Fall PD 2022 - Psychology and Education of Exceptional

    Online Class

    Instructor: Dr. John Taylor 
    Class Meeting Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays - October 25, 27; November 1, 3, 8, 10, 15,17; December 1 ,6, 8, 13, 15
    Times: 4:30-7:30
    Asynchronous Work Time: 10 Hours
    Location: Online 
    Cost: Registration Fee Required

    Description 

    This course is designed to provide opportunities that specifically meet the needs of special educators and other school personnel. Participants will acquire knowledge regarding the psychological development and characteristics for children and youth. They will explore the principles of special education, paying particular attention to the appropriate role of the special educator in a variety of settings. Educators will trace the origin and philosophies of special education and attention will be given to issues which currently influence the field of special education including the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). The intended outcome is to have the participants successfully apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the course to special needs students. 

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s. 

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