Online Inservice and Graduate Level Courses

University of Wisconsin - Stout

EDUC 656 Bullying in Schools
2 graduate credits
Develop practical instructional strategies to break the cycle of bullying and cyberbullying in both face-to-face settings, and when students use text messages, personal websites, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media to harass peers. This course is a must for new and veteran teachers who wish to refresh their knowledge with the latest programs and ideas to build positive, safe and respectful school cultures. Explore how to specifically support marginalized groups prone to bullying, including LGBT, learning disabled and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
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EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture
3 graduate credits
How can you build a Makerspace in your school? How can you support the learning by doing maker movement in your classroom? Learn instructional strategies and how to use tools (physical or virtual) to support building models, prototypes, inventions and innovations and encourage creative problem solving and team collaboration across a wide range of subject matters and all grade levels.
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EDUC 645 School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
3 Graduate Credits
Principles of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). Roles and functions of the school-wide PBIS team, action planning for sustainable practices, data management systems/tools, and data analysis for planning three-level interventions and monitoring progress.
This course is designed for PK-12 classroom teachers, support staff, principals, and leadership teams at all levels.
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Creative Teacher Education Institute

45 Hour In-Service/ 3 Graduate Credit Courses

These courses are currently offered through Creative Teacher Education Institute Graduate Credit granted by University of the Pacific

PEDC 9002 A+ Online Tools for Every Educator 

(September, October, March, July)
This is a must see course for every educator! Would you like to benefit your instruction to fit the needs of the new CCSS 21st Century demands in technology and information integration to create lasting relevant academic connections for every learner in your classroom? If the answer is yes, this is the course for you! Networking is an essential part of Professional Development that all teachers need to keep current in their teaching career. This course will teach any educator to set up their own Professional Learning Network to make collecting important information fun and easy. These networks send you information on subjects you are interested in, such as RSS Readers and social bookmarking sites. The course is divided into three portions. 1-Connecting and Collect (acquiring information by having information sent to you) programs used are: RSS Readers, Informative Blogs, Delicious, Diigo, Symbaloo, Paper.li, Scoop.it, Twitter, and Pinterest. 2-Collaborating (working together on project and peer review of work) programs used are: Google Docs, Zoho, Voicethread, TitanPad, assorted Wikis, CoSketch, Mindmeister, Lino.it and Flockdraw. 3-Contributing (sharing your information with others through online presentation) programs used are: Slideshare, Slideboom, Present.me, MoveNote, Prezi, Emaze, Calameo, Issuu, assorted Infographics, Zooburst and Storybird. These three categories are important 21st century information fluency skills. This class is appropriate for all educators N-12, ELA, Social Studies, Math, Science, School Media Specialists, Career and Technical Subject area teachers, LOTE, ESL, Special Education, the Arts, Physical Education, Guidance Counselors and Social Workers. Beginners are welcome! Common Core State Standards are addressed.

PEDC 9085 Apps for Google Apps - Increasing Productivity and Creativity
 (August, December, April)
As you become more familiar with using Google Apps, you realize that there are some things you would like to do that you just don’t know how to accomplish. There are numerous Apps that you can connect to your Google Drive or Chrome Browser to increase productivity and build creative projects. This course will cover 19 apps that can easily be connected to your drive, and ways to use them with your students. This course is appropriate for Administrators, Grades K-12 classroom teachers in all subject areas, Career and Technical Subject area teachers, and School Media Specialists.


PEDC 9008 Assessment Made Easy

(August, November, February)
How do you know if the students were taught what you wanted to teach them? How do you justify a grade to the student, parent or administration? Are you assessing Bloom’s higher levels? This course will examine all of these questions and more! If an objective is well written and the scoring rubric matches it, it is clear what your expectations are and how a grade is determined. There are different formats of rubrics depending upon what you want to achieve. This course will allow you to find existing rubrics and modifying them for your specific needs, as well as write you own original rubrics. Bloom's Higher Order of Thinking has been modernized to include Internet applications or Web 2.0 Tools. These applications will be studied and the development of rubrics to grade assignments that use these Internet applications will be examined. Surveys as assessments will also be examined. This course is appropriate for Administrators, Grades K-12 classroom teachers in all subject areas including Science, History, Multicultural Studies, Health, Physical Education, Mathematics, Special Area, Career and Technical Subject area teachers, LOTE, ESL, Special Education and School Media Specialists.

PEDC 9086 BYOD - Mobile Learning in the Classroom

(August, October, January)

As technology budgets tighten, school districts are increasingly adopting a Bring Your Own Device Model, which allows students and teachers alike to being their own technology into the building for use in teaching and learning. Along with BYOD come obstacles and great opportunities. This course will teach you how to harness the power of BYOD to increase technology use in the classroom at little or no cost to the district, as well as address concerns and challenges. This course is appropriate for Administrators, Grades K-12 classroom teachers in all subject areas (including special areas), Career and Technical Subject area teachers, and School Media Specialists.

PEDC 9019 DASA - Dignity for All Students Act

(September, March, July)

The Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. This course will examine this Act and give resources on how to create a safe and supportive environment by reviewing all sections and materials presented by the NY State Education Department. This class is important for all educators N-12, ELA, Social Studies, Math, Science, School Media Specialists, Career and Technical Subject area teachers, LOTE, ESL, Special Education, the Arts, Physical Education, Guidance Counselors and Social Workers. Common Core State Standards are addressed. 

PEDC 9087 Google Apps for Beginners

(September, October, February, July)

As technology progresses, schools are increasingly adopting Google Apps for Education, but many are not utilizing all of the amazing features available. Learn how to harness the power of Google Apps for EDU to increase technology use in the classroom at no cost to the district. This is an introductory course which will give you the building blocks from which you can begin to harness the power of Google Apps. This course will introduce you to the tools available, and teach you basic use and functionality. This course is appropriate for Administrators, Grades K-12 classroom teachers in all subject areas (including special areas), Career and Technical Subject area teachers, and School Media Specialists.

PEDC 9088 Google Apps Intermediate - Apps for Assessment

(August, November, March)

As technology progresses, schools are increasingly adopting Google Apps for Education, but many are not utilizing all of the amazing features available. Learn how to harness the power of Google Apps for EDU for assessment to increase technology use in the classroom at no cost to the district. This is an intermediate course which will teach you some of the more advanced tools and features of Google Apps for EDU, as well as walk you through using Google Apps for assessment purposes. Previous experience with Google Apps is helpful. This course is appropriate for Administrators, Grades K-12 classroom teachers in all subject areas, Career and Technical Subject area teachers, and School Media Specialists.

PEDC 9089 Incorporating Cell Phones in the Classroom

(October, March, July)

This course provides easy ways to incorporate technology that students already have in meaningful and productive ways. From basic fact finding missions to full on creative products, students are more engaged when they feel they are "getting away with" using their cell phones in your classroom. Learn how to engage students, manage the use of cell phones, and spark imagination in your classroom. This course is appropriate for Administrators, Technology Directors, Grades 6-12 classroom teachers in all subject areas (including special areas), Career and Technical Subject area teachers, and School Media Specialists.

PEDC 9074 iPad Assessment Methods

(August, December, April)

This course on iPads requires the participant to have an iPad, the capability of practicing broadcasting information to a second device and the ability to add apps. If you are using a different mobile device, please check with the instructor as to the specific requirements of the activities prior to enrolling in the course. Not all apps are available on non-Apple devices. During specific times of the course, the instructor will be available to act as the second device if the participant cannot arrange to practice with a friend or at school. Participants will learn and demonstrate different assessment methods, with some involving collaboration. This class is appropriate for all educators N-12, ELA, Social Studies, Math, Science, School Media Specialists, Career and Technical Subject area teachers, LOTE, ESL, Special Education, the Arts, Physical Education, Guidance Counselors and Social Workers. Beginners are welcome! Common Core State Standards are addressed. 

PEDC 9075 iPad Presentation Methods

(July, November, May)

This course on iPads requires the participant to have an iPad, the capability of practicing broadcasting information to a second device and the ability to add apps. If you are using a different mobile device, please check with the instructor as to the specific requirements of the activities prior to enrolling in the course. Not all apps are available on non-Apple devices. During specific times of the course, the instructor will be available to act as the second device if the participant cannot arrange to practice with a friend or at school. Participants will learn and demonstrate different presentation methods, some involving assessments and some involving collaboration. The environment can be in a 1:1 or a 1:class. It is important for all areas of instruction to meet the needs of your diverse student population such as ELA, Social Studies, Math, Science, LOTE, ESL, Special Education, the Arts, and Physical Education, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologists, Career and Technical Educators, School Media Specialists, N-12 are appropriate for this course. 

PEDC 9090 Literature outside of the English Classroom

(November, April, July)
The Common Core State Standards call for reading and writing across the curriculum, so now more than ever literature has a place in every curriculum. Using literature can help spark curiosity and wonder in "boring" subjects, and help to bring alive the reality of a field of study. This course will introduce you to literature that can be used throughout the curriculum, and help you build a road map to incorporate at least one piece into your classroom to help meet CCSS. Participants will we required to read one or more pieces of literature in their subject area to help them build activities for their students. If your curriculum is not specifically addressed, the instructor will work with you to find appropriate materials. This course is appropriate for Administrators, Grades K-12 classroom teachers in all subject areas including Science, History, Multicultural Studies, Health, Physical Education, Mathematics, Special Area, Career and Technical Subject area teachers, and School Media Specialists.