Continuing Education & Graduate Courses
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Spring 2021 Course Registration is Open! Take a look at the wide variety of new and "back by popular demand" offerings below and register today! Feel free to reach out to the instructor for a syllabus or more information.
Facilitating Career Development, Dr. Heather Maietta, Rolling Enrollment, Online.
Facilitating Career Development, Jim Peacock, M.Ed., April 5 - September 10, 2021, Online.
Facilitating Career Development, Mark Danaher, M.A., M.S., Spring 2021, Online.
School Development Advisor Course, Mark Danaher, M.A., M.S., Spring 2021, Online.
Facilitating Career Development, Meg Gerry, M.S., Start dates of February 7 & February 21, Online.
Creative Lesson Planning & Implementation
Creating Engaging Lessons using Design Activities, Donna Stepien, MFA, MBA, March 4 - June 19, 2021, Online. New!!
Teaching as as Creative Act, Anne Marquette, M.Ed., February 1 - April 26, 2021, Online.
Customized, Coached Education Courses
Customized, Coached Education Course, Dr. Maria Bove, Spring 2021, Rolling Enrollment, Online.
Rethinking Teaching to Promote Deeper Learning, Dr. Andrew Jones, February 1 - May 9, 2021, Online.
Early Childhood Education
Behavior Management Strategies: Supporting Children, Families and Teachers in an Evolving Early Childhood Landscape, Wendy Cunningham, M.S., February 4 - April 15, 2021, Online. New!!
Energy & Climate
Energy Action Project Institute, Mariah Keagy, Spring 2021, Online.
Personalized, Multidimensional Professional Learning for Energy/Climate Focused Instruction, Laura MacLachlan, M.Ed., Mariah Keagy, Rolling Enrollment. Flexible start and end dates in the spring semester to be discussed with and determined by VEEP. Online.
Dismantling Inequity in Education in a Predominantly White Learning Environment: Developing skills for sustained engagement, self-reflection and inclusive curriculum, Madison Akin, February 27 - March 27, 2021, Online.
Executive Function & Literacy
Executive Function and Literacy: Understand How Executive Function Impacts Your Students and Provide Strategies to Enhance Learning for All, Tracht, MA, CAGS, March 8 - April 26, 2021, Online.
Umatter® Suicide Prevention for Schools Course Begins, Melissa Farr, MSW, Debby Haskins, M.S., LADC & JoEllen Tarallo, Ed.D., MCHES, March 1 - April 12, 201, Online.
Social Protest and Popular Music, Geoffrey Kim, M.S., March 1 - May 23, 2021, Online. New!!
Ethics in Leadership, Dr. Edward Wilkin, March 28 - May 8, 2021, Online.
Linguistic Diversity & Equity
Linguistic Diversity & Equity: Teaching Emergent Bilinguals, Adrienne Matunas, M.A., March 15 - May 8, 2021, Online.
Building and Appreciating Values, Perspectives, and Beliefs Through The Incorporation of Non-Fiction Multicultural Children's Literature Within The Literacy Curriculum, Laura Terry, P.G.C.SE., March 23 - May 21, 2021, Online.
Comprehensive Reading Course for Educators produced by Mindplay, Marilyn Varricchio, M.Ed., Rolling enrollment, Online.
Developing and Teaching a Multicultural Curriculum: Incorporating Multicultural Children's Literature Across Multiple Content Areas Throughout The Curriculum, Laura Terry, P.G.C.SE., March 23 - May 21, 2021, Online.
Improving Student Performance Through Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum- Grades K-4, Cheryl McDonough, Esq, February 7 - June 1, 2021. Online using Canvas and Zoom Videoconferencing.
Improving Student Performance Through Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum- Grades 4-12, Cheryl McDonough, Esq, February 7 - June 1, 2021. Online using Canvas and Zoom Videoconferencing.
Meeting Literacy Demands in Career & Technical Schools, Cheryl McDonough, Esq, February 7 - June 1, 2021, Online using Canvas and Zoom Videoconferencing.
How Did You Get That? Improving Open Response Answers in Math: Strategies for Traditional Classrooms and Remote Learning, Bill Atwood, M.Ed., March 1 - June 7, 2021, Online.
Math: Diagnosis, Disabilities and Math Intervention, Beth Adreon, February 4, 2021 to May 13, 2021, Online.
Math Practices That Can Energize Your Classroom, Melinda Robinson, February 8 - April 26, 2021, Online.
Extend the Learning: Professional Development Conference to Implementation, Dr. Matt LaRocca, February 2021, Online.
Applied Practicum to Online Teaching, Four sessions with various instructors (Ashley Carafiello, Julie Parah & Rebecca Lowe) Session 3: February 15 - April 25, 2021, Session 4: March 15 - June 20, 2021, Online.
Building Relationships During Online Learning, Dr. Edward Wilkin, February 28- March 27, 2021, Online.
Delivering Hybrid & Online Instruction Using the Universal Design for Learning Framework, Dr. Andrew Jones, February 1 - May 9, 2021, Online. New!!
Innovation in the Online Environment, Dr. Ben White, February 14 -April 3, 2021, Online.
Methods I: Introduction to Online Teaching, Terri Vest, Session 2: March 16 - May 16, 2021, Online.
Methods II: Online Teaching Tools & Techniques, Jessica Leo, Session 2: March 15 - May 16, 2021, Online.
Online Teaching with Practicum, Julie Parah, Session 2: March 1 - June 20, 2021, Online.
Using Technology to Support Students In-Person or Remotely, Chris CichoskiKelly, M.Ed., February 2 - May 22, 2021, Online. New!!
Growing Outdoor Classrooms, April Zjako, M.Ed., April 25 - May 20, 2021, Online. New!! NOTE: The Fairbanks Museum will open registration soon. In the interim, please email Director of Education, Karina Weiss, for more information.
L.E.O. - Lessons in Educating Outdoors - Levels I, II, & III, Kurt Valenta, M.Ed., Exact meeting dates and times to be determined by the cohort. Each one of the stand-alone 1-credit courses to be held as a two-consecutive-day-session determined by cohort consensus. The instructor will hold the course at the participating school if a minimum of 6 teachers and/or staff members participate.
Personalized Learning Plans
Creating an Authentic Personal Learning Plan Process, Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra, M.Ed., February 1-April 26, 2021, Online. New!!
Podcasting: Digital Storytelling, Remote Teaching and Assessments, Clarena Renfrow, M.Ed., February 22 - June 30, 2021, Self-paced course. Online. New!!
Rethinking Instruction & Assessment in a Proficiency-Based Classroom, Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra, M.Ed., March 8-May 3, 2021, Online.
Designing Project-Based Learning Experiences, Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra, M.Ed., March 8-May 3, 2021, Online.
Becoming a Next Generation Science Teacher, Hannah Gelroth, M.Ed, Christine Depatie & Heather Morley, March 20 -April 28, 2021, Online.
A Focus on Self: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators, Cathy Quinn, M.Ed., March 5 - May 8, 2021, Online.
The H.E.A.R.T. Method of Self-Care For Teachers, Becky Day, M.Ed., There are multiple spring start dates: Feb 1, March 1, April 5 & May 3, 2021. Registrants have 12 weeks to complete the course, Online.
Emotional & Behavioral Challenges in Special Education, Sarah Schoolcraft, M.Ed. & Mandy Couturier, M.Ed., January 30 - April 17, 2021, Online.
Cricut Maker in Education, Patricia Aigner, M.Ed., February 13 - May 15, 2021, Online.
Google Classroom and Suite for Blended and Online Learning (during COVID-19 and beyond), Patricia Aigner, M.Ed., March 6 - June 6, 2021, Online.
Google for Education, Dr. David St. Germain, Rolling enrollment, Online.
iPads, Universal Design for Learning and Special Education, Clarena Renfrow, M.Ed., March 13 - May 13, 2021, Online.
Visual Storytelling, Teaching Fluency with Technology, Patricia Aigner, M.Ed., March 20 - June 5, 2021, Online. New!!
Trauma-Informed Deeper Dive: Practices for Building & Sustaining Safe & Equitable Learning Communities, Alex Shevrin Venet, M.Ed., February 1 - April 5, 2021, Online.
More Professional Development Opportunities
Coaching, Courses & Workshops on ADHD and Executive Function
Customized, Coached Education Courses
Supporting Online Students