Teaching Practices

Educators have the most significant impact on student success. Teachers and professors can benefit from professional development that continuously hones teaching practices. This pathway is designed to improve instruction.

Teaching Practices

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  1. How To Help Your Latino Students Thrive
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    How To Help Your Latino Students Thrive
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, November 8, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will explain how to give Latino students the support they need to thrive in school.

    What You'll Learn

    • Who are Latinos, Hispanics, and Chicanos?
    • What instructional changes will encourage greater participation?
    • How can you ensure underrepresented students can utilize opportunities?
    • What does cultural competence look like for Latino students?
    • What principles should you embody as a cultural, social, and language broker?
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    How To Help Your Latino Students Thrive
    Monday, November 8, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern
    Jessica Camacho
    $79.00
  2. How To Get Students Back On Track: Top 7 Behavior Strategies As COVID-19 Persists
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    How To Get Students Back On Track: Top 7 Behavior Strategies As COVID-19 Persists
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, October 6, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern

    Leading behavior specialist Ryan Jeffery will help you reclaim the time you and your students have lost.

    What You'll Learn

    • What is the real reason students will not listen?
    • How can you gain instant compliance during life-or-death scenarios?
    • What proactive behavior management strategies should you use?
    • How can you customize expectations to fit your management style?
    • When should you teach and review expectations?
    • What should you do when students test limits?
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    How To Get Students Back On Track: Top 7 Behavior Strategies As COVID-19 Persists
    Wednesday, October 6, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern
    Ryan Jeffery
    $49.00
  3. So You Have A Student With Oppositional Defiant Disorder...Now What?
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    So You Have A Student With Oppositional Defiant Disorder...Now What?
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, October 12, 2021; 4:00 PM Eastern

    Behavior specialist Ryan Jeffery will share practical techniques for working with students with oppositional defiant disorder. You will learn how to avoid power struggles and foster learning.

    What You'll Learn

    • What defiant diffuser phrases can you use?
    • What de-escalation techniques are effective?
    • How can you provide differentiated consequences?
    • How should you handle cursing and other forms of provocative language?
    • How do you interface with students that hold grudges?
    • Can limit testing provide an opportunity to establish compliant behaviors?
    • How can you get students to take ownership instead of playing the blame game?
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    So You Have A Student With Oppositional Defiant Disorder...Now What?
    Tuesday, October 12, 2021; 4:00 PM Eastern
    Ryan Jeffery
    From $79.00
  4. 5 ELL Strategies You Should Use
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    5 ELL Strategies You Should Use

    Language learning and student engagement expert Dr. Benjamin Johnson will show you proven strategies and techniques you can use immediately. You will learn how to develop an ELL-friendly learning environment for your classroom or virtual space.

    Participants will receive ready-made sentence stems to help ELL students comprehend and use new vocabulary.

    What You'll Learn

    • What does “Comprehensible Input” really look like?
    • How can “Total Physical Response” transform your teaching?
    • What questioning strategies will help ELL students?
    • How can you employ universal non-linguistic representations?
    • What tactics develop vocabulary faster?
    • What easy English language learning techniques can you use every day?
    • How can you increase students’ reading fluency and understanding?
    • How does reading improve writing?
    • Why should you use learning teams instead of peer tutoring?
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    5 ELL Strategies You Should Use
    Dr. Ben Johnson
    $79.00
  5. How To Implement Restorative Justice At Your K-12 School
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    How To Implement Restorative Justice At Your K-12 School
    Scheduled for 60 including question and answer period. Friday, January 14, 2022; 4:00PM Eastern

    Behavior specialists Ryan Jeffery and Scot Edmonds will show you how to integrate restorative practices in your school culture.

    What You'll Learn

    • How does a pre-conference help a student recognize a relationship violation?
    • How can you use the classroom circle to build relationships proactively?
    • Can you hold students accountable for discipline violations without suspensions?
    • What steps can you take to empower students to repair harm?
    • What tools can you use to begin restorative practices in your school?
    • How can you integrate restorative practices into what you’re already doing?
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    How To Implement Restorative Justice At Your K-12 School
    Friday, January 14, 2022; 4:00PM Eastern
    Ryan Jeffery and Scot Edmonds
    $79.00
  6. Academic Integrity: Practical Advice For Dealing With Cheating, Plagiarism, And Academic Misconduct
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    Academic Integrity: Practical Advice For Dealing With Cheating, Plagiarism, And Academic Misconduct
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.

    Veteran educator Dr. Robert Hill will explain the measures that faculty and administrators can take to mitigate the all-too-common occurrence of cheating. You will learn how to prevent students from going down a path of academic misconduct.

    Topics Covered

    • What are cheating and plagiarism?
    • Why do students cheat and plagiarize?
    • How do students cheat?
    • What can you do to educate students about academic misconduct?
    • What can professors do in courses to prevent cheating?
    • Do student honor codes work in deterring cheating?
    • Should you have the same policy for undergraduate and graduate students?
  7. (3-Part Series) Practical Behavior Strategies To Move Beyond COVID-19
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    (3-Part Series) Practical Behavior Strategies To Move Beyond COVID-19

    Behavior intervention training expert Ryan Jeffery will explain how to start the school year with a concrete plan to counteract the new behavioral challenges certain to confront you when students return.

    Sessions Include:

    • Post-COVID-19 Trauma-Informed Practices
    • How To Build A School-Wide Discipline Plan: 3 Steps To Simplify MTSS
    • 7 Steps To Go From Family Feud To Parent Partnership In Less Than 30 Days
  8. Top 3 Interventions For Student Mental Health In 2021-22
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    Top 3 Interventions For Student Mental Health In 2021-22
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Thursday, September 16, 2021; 4:00 PM Eastern

    Behavior specialist Ryan Jeffery will guide you through the specific steps you can follow to incorporate these interventions in your classroom. You will discover how to free students from emotional challenges so they can focus on learning.

    What You'll Learn

    • Social-Emotional Interventions: Make your classroom a safe space and nurture every student.
    • Executive Functioning Interventions: Build your students’ capacity to handle classroom demands by strengthening their six executive functioning skills.
    • Physical Activity Interventions: Increase student engagement with physical activity interventions.
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    Top 3 Interventions For Student Mental Health In 2021-22
    Thursday, September 16, 2021; 4:00 PM Eastern
    Ryan Jeffery
    From $79.00
  9. Title IX Training For Students And Parents In K-12 Schools
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    Title IX Training For Students And Parents In K-12 Schools
    Training Video: 38 Minutes Online Training Available Now

    Leading education law expert Richard Verstegen will help parents and students understand the crucial implications of Title IX on your school. They will learn the policies and procedures they must follow and review case studies of common issues.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the history, purpose, and scope of Title IX?
    • What procedures should families follow related to Title IX concerns?
    • How does Title IX cover athletics, pregnancy, employment, and LGBTQ students?
    • How do other laws relate to Title IX matters?
    • Online Training
    Title IX Training For Students And Parents In K-12 Schools
    Online Training Available Now
    Richard F. Verstegen
  10. Title IX Basics For Teachers And Other Staff In K-12 Schools
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    Title IX Basics For Teachers And Other Staff In K-12 Schools

    Leading education law expert Richard Verstegen will help teachers and other school staff understand the tremendous implications of Title IX on your school. They will learn the policies and procedures they must follow and review case studies of common issues.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the history, purpose, and scope of Title IX?
    • What procedures should teachers follow related to Title IX concerns?
    • How does Title IX cover athletics, pregnancy, employment, and LGBTQ students?
    • What other laws relate to Title IX matters?
  11. Summer Strategy Series: Practical Tactics To Teach Immigrant Students And English Language Learners
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    Summer Strategy Series: Practical Tactics To Teach Immigrant Students And English Language Learners

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will reveal how to support immigrant students and English language learners. You will discover techniques you can apply immediately to kick off the new school year.

    What You'll Learn

    • Cultural competency
    • Curriculum changes to accommodate immigrants
    • Specific challenges of immigrant students
    • Student demographics and backgrounds
    • ELL profile
    • Immediate instructional changes to encourage language acquisition
    • Cultural competence in an ELL classroom
    • Principles you should embody as a cultural and language broker
  12. How To Help Immigrant Students: Classroom Needs
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    How To Help Immigrant Students: Classroom Needs

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will explain how to help your immigrant students avoid culture shock, develop English language skills, and serve as valuable mentors for their peers. You will learn how to adapt policies and instruction to accommodate this growing sector of the population.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can immigrant students help you build cultural competency?
    • What curriculum changes should you make to accommodate immigrants?
    • How can you ensure English language learners succeed?
    • What specific challenges do immigrant students face?
    • How are student demographics and backgrounds changing?

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