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Professional Development - Online, Non-degree, Graduate Level

We have gathered here some links and general information on professional development available online. If you know of another site, please send us the information and we will check it out.

 A Complete Guide to Continuing Education for Teachers

For US teachers this is a great site for learning about continuing education from weekend workshops and free online courses to full-fledged degree programs, get the inside scoop on continuing education from industry experts. Learn about federal, state and local requirements, and explore dozens of resources specifically for professional development.

 ACSI NEXUS

ACSI delivers professional development training in two distinct parts: an annual, live event and an ongoing virtual learning community. We call this delivery system ACSI NEXUS, and members may access both at a discounted rate.

If you are part of an ACSI member school and coming on furlough, you might consider this. ACSI NEXUS is the new model of professional development for Christian educators. It’s designed as a continuous process that provides high-quality training through an annual live event along with virtual content available on demand. Attend an ACSI NEXUS conference on site or at one of more than 80+ Live Satellink Sites nationwide.

ConNEXUS is free to all staff members from ACSI member schools. It is primarily a place for the sharing of resources. There are several groups with discussion boards and places to share resources. It also allows you to send messages to other ConNEXUS members.

ConNEXUS Premium is a paid subscription professional development video program. The fee is $99/year for staff from ACSI member schools. This contains several videos from ACSI and ASCD (Association of Supervision of Curriculum Development) on a variety of topics — assessment, cross-cultural transitions, Biblical integration, literacy, ESL strategies....Teachers get CEU credit towards the renewal of their ACSI certification by watching the videos. The CEUs are tracked automatically through the program and can be accessed by ACSI for certification review.

 Advancement Courses

Graduate-Level Credit & Non-Credit Courses: Choose from over 190+ graduate-level continuing education courses for teacher salary progression and recertification. Now also available for non-credit professional development hours or their equivalent.

 ASCD PD Online

PD Online makes it easier and more affordable to learn directly from ASCD's expert authors. Each course consists of succinct learning modules reflecting current outlooks on best practice.

  • All courses are led by ASCD expert authors, world-renowned authorities on learning, teaching, and leading.
  • Each course engages you in differentiated professional development, with a blend of learning media.
  • Your online learning experience includes opportunities to tailor content to your learning needs and collaborate with colleagues through online discussion.
  • An integrated learning management system (LMS) features administrator and learner (student) levels to help differentiate and manage how the courses are used.
  • Prices start at only US$129—even less for school or district orders!

Courses in:

  • The Art and Science of Teaching (3)
  • Assessment
  • Classroom Management
  • Common Core
  • Curriculum Development
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Diversity
  • English Language Learners
  • Leadership/Community Building
  • Learning Theories
  • Literacy Strategies
  • Special Populations
  • STEM Education
  • Technology

  Learner’s Edge

Print-based and online continuing education courses.

Graduate Credits or Clock Hours, Print-Based or Online Distance education, depending on what you prefer!

  • Pricing from $230-$450 - multi-course and group discounts available.
  • All materials included in course pricing.

Courses in:

  • Teaching Excellence
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Classroom Management
  • Literacy
  • Brain-Based
  • Special Populations
  • Technology
  • Leadership
  • Early Childhood
  • Design and Assessment
  • Custom Independent Study

 PACE

Their mission is to train and equip personnel who provide educational assistance to families serving in international settings. PACE offers its members online resources related to key TCK/cross-cultural education topics, as well as opportunities for online interaction on key topics. It also offers a certification program through on-line training for cross-cultural education consultants. Costs range from US$200 to US$250. Courses include:

  • Intro to Education Consulting in Cross-Cultural Settings – 3 part course available for Graduate credit through a US university and continuing education credits through an international schools association (ACSI).
  • Basics of Home Education
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Interpersonal skills for consulting and Teamwork
  • Multilingualism Issues

 Teacher’s Learning Center

Teacher's Learning Center is an affiliate of North Dakota State University extended studies program and has been teaching these teacher professional development courses for 8 years (previously with Colorado State University at Pueblo).

Our independent study self-paced format allows working teachers to take graduate courses any time of year without time restraints, traveling, or tech hassles. The TLC program is designed for K-12 teachers and educators who need, or are seeking license renewal and/or pay scale increases for their professional development. These courses are book based. They also include assignments that are classroom related.

Cost:
  • 3 semester credits — US$395
  • 2 semester credits — US$295
  • 1 semester credit — US$195

 University of Wisconsin STOUT

Choose from a list of 34 online courses to meet your goals for professional development, continuing education, license renewal or to complete graduate credits for transfer to another university.

Courses in:

  • Assessment
  • Classroom Management
  • Differentiating Instruction, PBIS and Response to Intervention
  • E-learning and Online Teaching Courses and Certificate
  • History/Social Studies/Humanities
  • Instructional Design Courses and Certificate
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Math
  • Reading, Literacy and Reading Teacher Certification
  • Literacy Coaching Courses and Reading Specialist Certification
  • School Library/Media Specialist
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Writing


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