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Grades 2-3: Boost the Writing Skills of All Your Students with Highly Effective Whole Class Strategies and Routines
This outstanding video-based online course takes you inside the classrooms of two experienced, innovative teachers who use highly effective strategies to improve the performance of 2nd and 3rd grade writers. Guiding students through daily literacy activities strengthens their writing skills, establishes clear expectations for achievement and participation, and creates a positive attitude towards both reading and writing.

Grades 2-3: Strengthening Students' Writing with Focused Mini-Lessons, Innovative Conferencing Techniques and Other Exemplary Strategies
The goal of writing instruction in grades 2 and 3 is to move students beyond “beginning writing” and help them become more self-sufficient, confident and proficient writers. In this On Demand, video-based online course, you’ll see strategies and techniques for enhancing students’ growth as writers within a highly productive, well-managed writing workshop.

Grades 2-6: Using Practical Differentiation Strategies to Meet the Learning Needs of Gifted Students
In this video-based online course, classroom teachers demonstrate several practical ways to differentiate instruction and learning for gifted and highly capable students within whole group, small group, and individual settings, grades 2-6.

Grades 3-6: Enhancing Explicit Comprehension Instruction
This video-based, On Demand Online course demonstrates a research‑based, classroom-proven framework for teaching reading comprehension processes and strategies to students in the intermediate grades.

Grades 3-6: Instructional Strategies for Guided Reading that Enhance Students’ Reading Comprehension
This video-based online course includes demonstrations of six powerful instructional strategies that are ideally suited to guided reading in grades 3-6. These strategies focus students’ attention on key concepts, important details, and underlying themes in text. Some of the strategies can be used by students in their independent reading; some are designed to help teachers enrich students’ encounters with challenging text.

Grades 3-6: Practical Strategies that Improve Students’ Reading Comprehension
This video-based, On Demand Online course is a rich resource of comprehension strategies for teachers and students in grades 3-6. The strategies demonstrated and described in the course help intermediate students develop six key comprehension processes: previewing, making connections, self-monitoring, inferring, visualizing, and summarizing.

Grades 6-12: Help Your Students Master the Next Generation Science Standards: Practical Strategies and the Best, New Tools
In this highly engaging video-based Online course, you’ll learn a wealth of effective ways to help your students master the rigorous science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts incorporated in the Next Generation Science Standards.

Grades 6-12: Improving Your Students' Descriptive Writing
In this video-based online course, experienced national presenter and English teacher Mary Ellen Ledbetter demonstrates, with her own middle and high school students, a variety of practical and manageable strategies that help students extend and revise their writing, improve their grammar and writing mechanics, and increase the sophistication and style of their written work.

Grades 6-12: Strategies! Strategies! Strategies! Significantly Increase Students' Writing Skills
This online course is organized around video clips of a seminar by experienced English teacher and national presenter Mary Ellen Ledbetter. You'll see Mary Ellen present and demonstrate practical, time-efficient strategies for improving the writing of middle and high school students across a range of genres.

Grades 6-12: Strengthening Your Students' Writing Skills by Teaching Smarter, Not Harder
This video-based online course features experienced English teacher Mary Ellen Ledbetter as she works with middle and high school students. She demonstrates a variety of practical and manageable strategies that help students extend and revise their writing, improve their grammar and writing mechanics, and increase the sophistication and style of their written work. All English/language arts educators – whether first-year teachers or veteran instructors – will find new, time-efficient strategies they can immediately implement in their own classrooms to improve their students’ writing.

Grades K-2: Word Work Strategies that Strengthen Students' Reading Development
Word work is a vital component of a primary literacy program. Focusing children’s attention on words and word parts helps young students develop strategies that strengthen their reading development. In this On Demand, video-based online course, you'll see how to introduce, demonstrate and practice simple key word solving strategies that are highly effective at moving young children from understanding concepts about words to becoming independent readers who use word solving strategies as tools.

Grades K-8: Innovative, New Activities for Strengthening Your Physical Education Program
This online course is organized around video clips of a seminar by experienced physical education teacher, national trainer and author Dennis Stands. You'll learn innovative activities and practical tips
for strengthening and energizing PE programs, grades K-8.

Grades K-8: Practical Strategies for Using Project-Based Learning to Enhance Your STEM Instruction
This course focuses on five core elements essential to successfully implementing PBL to enhance STEM in grade K-8 classrooms: planning, launching the lesson, managing the middle, integrating assessments, and the final project.

Grades K-12: Integrate Your SLP Interventions into Classrooms Using Timesaving Strategies to Move from a Caseload to a Workload Approach
The purpose of this course is to expand your professional repertoire with proven, easy-to-implement options that support best practices for school-based SLPs and take into account the time, budgetary and instructional constraints in today’s busy schools.

Grades K-12: School Nurses - Best, Current Practices for School Medical Emergencies
In this course, you have the opportunity to learn from experienced national trainer and practicing nurse, Sandra Moritz, as she shares up-to-date practices for dealing with a wide range of school medical emergencies.

Grades K-12: Timesaving Strategies to Integrate Your OT Interventions into Classrooms
Specifically designed for school-based occupational therapists, this On Demand online course is organized around video clips of a seminar presented by sought-after school therapist, Beverly Moskowitz.

Grades Pre-K and Kindergarten: Increase All Your Students' Learning with Practical, Timesaving Work Stations
This on demand, online course is organized around video clips of a seminar by experienced teacher, national trainer and author Carolyn McMahon. You'll learn how to incorporate interactive, hands-on and minds-on lessons, practical work stations and a variety of resources in literacy and math designed to enhance the learning of young children in PreK and Kindergarten.

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