BER Online Learning for Educators

Secondary

Grades 3-6: Expanding Students' Repertoire of Math Problem-Solving Strategies
In this course, you'll observe many ways to engage intermediate grade level students in developing more sophisticated problem-solving strategies. As students encounter open-ended problems, they must learn to select the most appropriate problem-solving strategies. You'll see how to help students use their complete repertoire of skills and strategies to solve interesting and engaging problems.

Grades 4-12: 101 Best Strategies for Teaching World Languages
This course is organized around video clips of a seminar by Alice Kosnik, an experienced world language teacher and national trainer. You’ll see Alice present and demonstrate practical strategies to increase students’ acquisition of any new language. You'll find a wealth of suggestions for taking new ideas back to your own classroom, including ways to adapt each strategy or technique based on the level of your students’ language learning.

Grades 6-12: A Practical Approach to Management and Discipline: Starting the Year with Proactive Classroom Management Strategies
This video-based professional development course demonstrates how to engage middle and high school students in a well-managed, highly productive first day of class; establish key classroom routines to maximize daily learning, and implement proactive strategies and techniques that create positive classroom environments and minimize misbehavior.

Grades 6-12: A Practical Approach to Management and Discipline: Strategies for Dealing with Challenging, Difficult Students
This video-based professional development course demonstrates practical, classroom-tested strategies for addressing the misbehaviors of difficult students, de-escalating potentially volatile situations, and facilitating problem-solving conferences to help noncompliant students in grades 6-12 take responsibility for their actions.

Grades 6-12: Co-Teaching Strategies that Maximize the Instructional Impact of Inclusion Classrooms
This course takes you inside the classrooms of experienced co-teachers to demonstrate the power of co-teaching to maximize learning for all students in middle and high school inclusion classrooms. You will observe co-teaching approaches that truly utilize the strengths of both teachers to increase student involvement and further enhance student achievement in grade 6-12 classrooms.

Grades 6-12: Easy-to-Implement Co-Teaching Strategies to Increase Learning for All Students in Inclusion Classrooms
In this online learning course, you will see a number of practical, simple co-teaching strategies that can immediately be implemented in classrooms, grades 6-12.

Grades 6-12: Flipped Learning: Practical Classroom-Based Strategies that Boost Student Learning and Achievement
Flipped learning enables teachers to facilitate powerful learning experiences for students in grades 6-12. The first portion of this course highlights how teachers design ways for students to gain basic course concepts outside of class, a key element of flipped learning. In the rest of the course, you'll see middle school and high school teachers demonstrate how a flipped learning approach has enabled them to transform class time into active learning environments that keep students engaged and learning. All of the strategies demonstrated are ideal for secondary level teachers across content areas to incorporate into their classroom settings.

Grades 6-12: Interactive Vocabulary Strategies That Boost Student Learning and Achievement
Directly teaching vocabulary improves reading comprehension and increases subject area achievement. This course takes you inside classrooms, grades 6-12, where teachers are using highly engaging instructional strategies to help students commit vocabulary to long-term memory and deepen their understanding of course content.

Grades 6-12: Practical Classroom Strategies for Making Inclusion More Successful
This online course features National Trainer Sonya Heineman Kunkel and a group of highly-skilled secondary teachers who demonstrate a number of effective strategies for enhancing the learning of students with special needs in inclusive classroom settings.

Grades 6-12: Practical Strategies for Differentiating Instruction
This video-based professional development course provides a brief description of key elements of differentiation. Teachers demonstrate a variety of ways to maximize learning and engagement with student choice. You'll see how to capitalize on students' strengths and interests, as well as address a range of learning needs by incorporating a variety of learning modes in daily lesson plans.

Grades 6-12: Practical Ways to Differentiate Instruction Using Tiered Assignments and Flexible Grouping
In this course, teacher demonstrate effective ways to use tiered assignments and flexible grouping to target students’ readiness levels and interests across content areas in grades 6-12. All the approaches demonstrated in the course enhance student engagement and boost student learning.

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.