In addition to teaching online courses, I'm also a student. I believe that one should never stop learning. Here is a list of some of my favorite courses that my ed2go colleagues teach.
Writteriffic: Creativity Training for Writers
Who doesn't know the fear of the blank page? How can we transform our
visions into the written word? Is it really possible to become a
terrific writer? You'll find the answer to these and more of your
questions in Writeriffic. In this high-energy class you'll learn lots
of tricks from the published writer's toolbox. Whether you're at work
now or hoping to write a novel, a nonfiction book, a memoir, short
stories or articles, Writeriffic liberates the imaginative, inventive
bolts of genius that are inside everyone.If you've ever dreamed of
hearing your writer's voice and writing what's in your heart and head,
this class will make it happen.
Singapore Math: Number Sense and Computational Strategies
Do your students cringe when it's time to pull out their math books?
For many students, basic math is a struggle. But for students and
teachers in Singapore, math is much more intuitive. And Singaporean
students have been top mathematics performers for over a decade!
Using a layered curriculum founded on solid number sense and concrete, pictorial, and abstract computational strategies, Singaporean teachers make math purposeful, interesting, and relevant. Soon you'll learn their secrets and be able to have the same kind of meaningful math lessons in your classroom.
In this teacher training course, you'll learn over two dozen strategies to make math click for your students. We'll begin by exploring what Singapore Math is and how it has become such a powerful and highly regarded math curriculum. Then we'll talk about how number sense and place value instruction are the basis for all Singapore Math. From there, we'll learn a variety of computational strategies to make addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division a cinch.
You won't need a passport to discover the curriculum of the world's math leader!
Singapore Math Strategies: Model Drawing for Grades 1-6
this professional development course for teachers, you'll get the
training you need to start teaching model drawing, the powerful Singapore
Math strategy that gives word problems a visual context. As a teacher,
you know that many students groan when it's time to solve word
problems. Why is that? Are the problems too difficult? Do students get
lost trying to decipher the wording or figure out the computation? Do
they simply not know which strategy to use? Actually, it's a
combination of all these issues. Luckily, model drawing, a Singapore Math strategy for working word problems, will help your students start to enjoy math in a way they may never have before.
Why do some teachers enjoy peaceful, orderly classrooms while other teachers face daily discipline battles? The answer is that many teachers have not been taught the secrets to solving discipline problems. This course reveals those secrets and presents a step-by-step approach to effective, positive classroom discipline. Teachers continually rate this course one of the most valuable they have ever taken.