This course addresses the following key concepts: attendance concerns, residency issues, custody of students, students experiencing homelessness, students needing to enroll under kinship care, hardship and other legal issues.
This course meets the requirement for re-certification as a Professional School Counselor outlined in Lauryn’s Law. Students will explore curriculum that will increase their knowledge and skills to understand and respond to the social, emotional, and personal development of students.
Self-care is an essential survival skill for all educators. Self-care refers to activities and practices that we should engage in on a regular basis to reduce stress and maintain and enhance our short- and longer-term health and well-being.
This course is a practical, user-friendly discussion of school legal issues that will apply to educators. Landmark cases are reviewed to increase the level of understanding. Student and educator rights and responsibilities are analyzed.
This course is designed to inform educators of the various reasons students fail to complete school successfully and ways to assist them. We will explore strategies educators can use to predict school failure as well as early warning indicators.
We will explore the benefits of parent and community engagement, specific guidance for speaking, listening, and implementing a communication system, and provides strategies for dealing with problematic parents and guardians.
The best advice I ever received was to create a great program, so no one could tell me how to do my job! This course introduces the concepts of branding as a tool to enhance (and protect) your school counseling program.
An effective attendance meeting can save your school team time and resources. In this course you will explore how to run a successful attendance meeting, and receive practical examples of successful strategies for an effective meeting.
In this course you will learn techniques for how to manage life’s stressors and build long-term self-care strategies for all areas of your life. Students will take an inventory of their current compassion fatigue and level of burnout and create a proactive self-care plan.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to observe a residence at 6:00 am? We will review techniques that will guide you through the process of an effective investigation of a possible fraudulent school enrollment.
This course explores imaginative ways of making school a more inclusive and accepting place. Cultural attitudes and principles that affect how educators and students relate to one another are examined. Internalized beliefs, public policy and values will be scrutinized.
This course explores the nature and extent of juvenile delinquency. Creative solutions that aid in treatment and prevention of juvenile delinquency are analyzed. The course also examines current successful delinquency prevention programs.
This course will examine the social/emotional and academic needs of students with cognitive disabilities. Federal Laws and policies will be reviewed. Management strategies, social skill development and academic modifications will be discussed.
This course provides strategies for recruitment as well as retaining talented school personnel. How to affect the climate as well as shape the culture of the school is discussed. Staff and community involvement is examined.
This course engages in analyzing, developing and evaluating assessment tools for student success. Candidates will examine traditional and alternative forms of assessment as well as develop an assessment philosophy.
School leaders will examine how to be an agent of change as a result of realistic goal setting and successfully tracking school progress. Working effectively with others, overcoming resistance, and gaining acceptance of new ideas to improve the school community will be examined.
This course reviews the physical, cognitive, social, and psychological aspects of adolescence from a developmental point of view. Theory of child development is explored and applied in easy to understand terms. Educators will review and analyze the ways in which adolescents interact within the school and within community settings.
This course focuses on current research regarding student evaluation. Several different forms of assessment will be discussed. High stakes testing, portfolios, school interviews and alternatives will be reviewed.
This course is designed to provide Educators with opportunities to incorporate administrative practices and leadership responsibilities within a K-12 school setting. The knowledge and skills described in the PSEL (Professional Standards for Educational Leadership and the NELP (National Educational Leadership Preparation program standards) will be utilized.
This course provides educators with ways to prepare and respond to school shooting incidents. Topics include: potential warning signs, the role of bullying, mental health support and much more. The course aims to potentially foster safer schools and communities through proactive measures.
The purpose of this free course is to provide educators with the necessary tools to fight compassion fatigue and burnout. Educators often go day in and day out helping other people but often don't realize the strain that they are putting themselves through mentally and physically.