• Virtual Education Sofeware, inc.

Virtual Education Software, inc.

Adams State University Extended Studies has partnered with Virtual Education Software, inc. to provide continuing education for teachers on CD-ROM or online. These self-paced courses provide interactive instruction on strategies for teaching students with special behavioral and learning needs and are easy to use from your computer's CD-ROM player or online. Courses are offered for Semester Hours Credit.

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ED 589 Advanced Classroom Management: Children as Change Agents©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course is geared primarily for professionals (e.g., regular or special educators, instructional assistants, school psychologist, counselors) serving children and youths presenting behavior problems in the school or community. This course focuses on cognitive and cognitive-behavioral interventions (often lumped together under the rubric "social skills") with an emphasis on teaching students how to change and manage their own behavior. Since previous knowledge and understanding of traditional behavioral (operant) concepts and strategies is required, it is strongly recommended that you take an introductory behavior management course, such as the VESI course, Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior, to learn the basic terms and concepts of behavior management prior to taking this "advanced" course. View syllabus.

ED 589 Advanced Classroom Management: Children as Change Agents©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course is geared primarily for professionals (e.g., regular or special educators, instructional assistants, school psychologist, counselors) serving children and youths presenting behavior problems in the school or community. This course focuses on cognitive and cognitive-behavioral interventions (often lumped together under the rubric "social skills") with an emphasis on teaching students how to change and manage their own behavior. Since previous knowledge and understanding of traditional behavioral (operant) concepts and strategies is required, it is strongly recommended that you take an introductory behavior management course, such as the VESI course, Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior, to learn the basic terms and concepts of behavior management prior to taking this "advanced" course. View syllabus.

ED 589 Attention Deficit Disorder: Information & Interventions for Effective Teaching©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

This course will help you achieve a better understanding of ADD and intervention strategies to facilitate positive student change. The course covers the history of the disorder, accepted methods to assess and identify students with the disorder, and various methods, medications, and strategies that currently used to treat the disorder. For situations where a student needs services beyond what you can provide in the classroom, you will learn about the referral process for getting help for the student. Reference materials include a list of resources for both teachers and parents who would like more help or information about ADD or ADHD. View syllabus.

ED 589 Attention Deficit Disorder: Information & Interventions for Effective Teaching©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

This course will help you achieve a better understanding of ADD and intervention strategies to facilitate positive student change. The course covers the history of the disorder, accepted methods to assess and identify students with the disorder, and various methods, medications, and strategies that currently used to treat the disorder. For situations where a student needs services beyond what you can provide in the classroom, you will learn about the referral process for getting help for the student. Reference materials include a list of resources for both teachers and parents who would like more help or information about ADD or ADHD. View syllabus.

ED 589 Autism & Asperger's Disorder: Information & Effective Intervention Strategies©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course describes autism and Asperger's Disorder, including characteristics of these disorders, associated learning styles, communication weaknesses, and various intervention strategies. The course helps you make sense out of why individuals with autism spectrum disorders act the way they do, and what you can do to enhance more appropriate behavior. This course also lists resources for educators, related service personnel, and parents who want more help or information on autism and Asperger's Disorder. View syllabus.

ED 589 Autism & Asperger's Disorder: Information & Effective Intervention Strategies©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course describes autism and Asperger's Disorder, including characteristics of these disorders, associated learning styles, communication weaknesses, and various intervention strategies. The course helps you make sense out of why individuals with autism spectrum disorders act the way they do, and what you can do to enhance more appropriate behavior. This course also lists resources for educators, related service personnel, and parents who want more help or information on autism and Asperger's Disorder. View syllabus.

ED 589 Behavior Is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

This is an interactive computer-based instruction (CBI) course designed to give you a new perspective on student behavior and effective tools for facilitating positive student change. Behavior is Language provides a developmental framework for understanding what students are trying to tell you through the "language" of their behavior. The course teaches behavioral techniques and intervention strategies that remediate disruptive behaviors, reduce power struggles while increasing classroom control, and reduce your workloads and burnout. This program helps you, as well as students, find creative, effective solutions to behavioral problems. This computer-based instruction course is a self-supporting program that provides instruction, structured practice, and evaluation all on your home or business computer. View syllabus.

ED 589 Behavior Is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

This is an interactive computer-based instruction (CBI) course designed to give you a new perspective on student behavior and effective tools for facilitating positive student change. Behavior is Language provides a developmental framework for understanding what students are trying to tell you through the "language" of their behavior. The course teaches behavioral techniques and intervention strategies that remediate disruptive behaviors, reduce power struggles while increasing classroom control, and reduce your workloads and burnout. This program helps you, as well as students, find creative, effective solutions to behavioral problems. This computer-based instruction course is a self-supporting program that provides instruction, structured practice, and evaluation all on your home or business computer. View syllabus.

ED 589 Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

Welcome to Working with Abused and Neglected Children and Adolescents, an interactive computer-based instruction (CBI) course designed to help you identify and effectively teach students affected by child abuse and/or neglect. This course teaches you to recognize the signs of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical neglect, and emotional neglect in students. It also discusses the specific factors that exist in families who abuse or neglect their children. A major emphasis in this course is on helping the participant understand the special learning needs of the abused or neglected child and how to meet those needs in the regular classroom. Working with parents and community agencies is also emphasized. View syllabus.

ED 589 Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

Welcome to Working with Abused and Neglected Children and Adolescents, an interactive computer-based instruction (CBI) course designed to help you identify and effectively teach students affected by child abuse and/or neglect. This course teaches you to recognize the signs of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical neglect, and emotional neglect in students. It also discusses the specific factors that exist in families who abuse or neglect their children. A major emphasis in this course is on helping the participant understand the special learning needs of the abused or neglected child and how to meet those needs in the regular classroom. Working with parents and community agencies is also emphasized. View syllabus.

ED 589 Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Abuse©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

Take this course to gain a more comprehensive understanding of alcohol, drugs, and their influences in your classroom. This course provides a contextual framework for understanding what students may be experiencing either through their own substance use or from the substance use of persons close to them. The course also provides a basic historical perspective of substance use along with the biological, psychological, and social factors that comprise the disease of addiction. Upon course completion, you will better understand the complex dynamics that contribute to this biological and social phenomenon. View syllabus.

ED 589 Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Abuse©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

Take this course to gain a more comprehensive understanding of alcohol, drugs, and their influences in your classroom. This course provides a contextual framework for understanding what students may be experiencing either through their own substance use or from the substance use of persons close to them. The course also provides a basic historical perspective of substance use along with the biological, psychological, and social factors that comprise the disease of addiction. Upon course completion, you will better understand the complex dynamics that contribute to this biological and social phenomenon. View syllabus.

ED 589 Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course is designed to give you a new perspective on serving the needs of young children and their families. In this course you will learn what is meant by family-centered services as it applies to diverse systems of care, gain an understanding of family diversity, and explore the major stress factors facing families today. We will discuss the theoretical basis for family-centered services, as well as reflect on current research and best practice. Family-Centered Services will also examine the role of early childhood educators and explore ways to build partnerships with parents and create communities of care-for the benefit of our children, and ultimately society as a whole. View syllabus.

ED 589 Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course is designed to give you a new perspective on serving the needs of young children and their families. In this course you will learn what is meant by family-centered services as it applies to diverse systems of care, gain an understanding of family diversity, and explore the major stress factors facing families today. We will discuss the theoretical basis for family-centered services, as well as reflect on current research and best practice. Family-Centered Services will also examine the role of early childhood educators and explore ways to build partnerships with parents and create communities of care-for the benefit of our children, and ultimately society as a whole. View syllabus.

ED 589 Early Childhood: Observation & Assessment©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

This course explores observation and assessment instruments, as well as recommended practices and available resources for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Content includes an emphasis on observing young children and assessing their early childhood learning environments. View syllabus.

ED 589 Early Childhood: Observation & Assessment©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

This course explores observation and assessment instruments, as well as recommended practices and available resources for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Content includes an emphasis on observing young children and assessing their early childhood learning environments. View syllabus.

ED 589 Early Childhood: Program Planning©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

This course is designed to give you a new perspective on planning and implementing developmentally appropriate programs for young children from birth through age eight. In this course you will learn what is meant by curriculum, assessment, evaluation, and program planning as these terms apply to early childhood education. We will discuss several historical perspectives and theories of child development, and examine best practice for early childhood education. We will also examine key concepts and specific activities for teaching various curricular content areas including language and literacy, mathematics and science, and the expressive arts. View syllabus.

ED 589 Early Childhood: Program Planning©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

This course is designed to give you a new perspective on planning and implementing developmentally appropriate programs for young children from birth through age eight. In this course you will learn what is meant by curriculum, assessment, evaluation, and program planning as these terms apply to early childhood education. We will discuss several historical perspectives and theories of child development, and examine best practice for early childhood education. We will also examine key concepts and specific activities for teaching various curricular content areas including language and literacy, mathematics and science, and the expressive arts. View syllabus.

ED 589 Early Childhood: Typical & Atypical Development©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

This course explores contemporary best practice and perspectives on early childhood development. Content includes patterns and sequences of typical development for children from birth to six years. Emphasis is on individual differences, cultural influences, and the impact of developmental delay and disability during infancy, toddlerhood, and the preschool years. Discussion will also include instructional technology (IT) and assistive technology (AT) applications for this population. View syllabus.

ED 589 Early Childhood: Typical & Atypical Development©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

This course explores contemporary best practice and perspectives on early childhood development. Content includes patterns and sequences of typical development for children from birth to six years. Emphasis is on individual differences, cultural influences, and the impact of developmental delay and disability during infancy, toddlerhood, and the preschool years. Discussion will also include instructional technology (IT) and assistive technology (AT) applications for this population. View syllabus.

ED 589 Educational Assessment: Assessing Student Learning in the Classroom©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course is designed to further develop the conceptual and technical skills required by teachers to help them identify their educational goals, and implement meaningful instructional strategies for effective learning by students with special needs. The focus of the course is on assessment for instructional programming and will outline procedures for designing or selecting, administering and interpreting, a variety of informal assessment measures typically used in schools. The presentation of assessment information in an acceptable format to parents and teachers is also be addressed. CD-ROM (see computer requirements at end of section). View syllabus.

ED 589 Educational Assessment: Assessing Student Learning in the Classroom©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course is designed to further develop the conceptual and technical skills required by teachers to help them identify their educational goals, and implement meaningful instructional strategies for effective learning by students with special needs. The focus of the course is on assessment for instructional programming and will outline procedures for designing or selecting, administering and interpreting, a variety of informal assessment measures typically used in schools. The presentation of assessment information in an acceptable format to parents and teachers is also be addressed. CD-ROM (see computer requirements at end of section). View syllabus.

ED 589 Ethics & Safety in Education: Guidelines for Teachers & Administrators©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

“Ethics & Safety in Education: Guidelines for Teachers & Administrators” was developed because teachers are increasingly being reported and charged with sexual misconduct and exploitation of their students. This has become a national issue. School administrators and state leaders are seeking answers. In addition, lawmakers are demanding action and contemplating a variety of legislative responses. This situation may shift oversight and discipline outside the profession. Education leaders and administrators are faced with figuring out how to respond effectively. All violations are disturbing, but teacher sexual abuse is most harmful. View syllabus.

ED 589 Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

Our educational institutions are, ideally, places where faculty and students are able to work and learn in a setting that is free from intimidation and offensive, hostile behavior. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Harassment, specifically sexual harassment, bullying, and cyber-intimidation, effectively prevents this type of environment. As a result, all members of the academic community have a constant and meaningful interest in eliminating all forms of harassment. Schools have a de facto obligation to provide all persons with the promise of being able to develop professionally, intellectually, personally, and socially in egalitarian and humane surroundings. View syllabus.

ED 589 Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

Our educational institutions are, ideally, places where faculty and students are able to work and learn in a setting that is free from intimidation and offensive, hostile behavior. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Harassment, specifically sexual harassment, bullying, and cyber-intimidation, effectively prevents this type of environment. As a result, all members of the academic community have a constant and meaningful interest in eliminating all forms of harassment. Schools have a de facto obligation to provide all persons with the promise of being able to develop professionally, intellectually, personally, and socially in egalitarian and humane surroundings. View syllabus.

ED 589 Inclusion: Working with Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course is designed to help special and general educators gain a better understanding of inclusion, one of the current educational reform movements that advocates educating students with disabilities in the general education classrooms. Upon course completion, the learner will be able to define key concepts and terms, identify and describe federal legislature and court cases, and list and describe the federal definition of students entitled to special services. This course will also discuss the roles and responsibilities of educators in providing special services to students educated in inclusive classrooms. View syllabus.

ED 589 Inclusion: Working with Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course is designed to help special and general educators gain a better understanding of inclusion, one of the current educational reform movements that advocates educating students with disabilities in the general education classrooms. Upon course completion, the learner will be able to define key concepts and terms, identify and describe federal legislature and court cases, and list and describe the federal definition of students entitled to special services. This course will also discuss the roles and responsibilities of educators in providing special services to students educated in inclusive classrooms. View syllabus.

ED 589 Infant & Toddler Mental Health©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This interactive computer-based instruction (CBI) course designed to help you achieve a better understanding of infant and toddler mental health, child development, and strategies you can use to promote positive relationships with children and their families. This course provides information that will help you to understand and identify your role as a child care provider, educator, and early childhood professional. Infant and Toddler Mental Health will provide you with research-based information on child development, attachment, temperament, and curriculum. This course also lists resources for both teachers and parents who would like more help or information about infant and toddler mental health. View syllabus.

ED 589 Infant & Toddler Mental Health©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This interactive computer-based instruction (CBI) course designed to help you achieve a better understanding of infant and toddler mental health, child development, and strategies you can use to promote positive relationships with children and their families. This course provides information that will help you to understand and identify your role as a child care provider, educator, and early childhood professional. Infant and Toddler Mental Health will provide you with research-based information on child development, attachment, temperament, and curriculum. This course also lists resources for both teachers and parents who would like more help or information about infant and toddler mental health. View syllabus.

ED 589 Learning Disabilities: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

This course describes diverse theoretical approaches to handling learning disabilities in the classroom and lays the foundation for sensitive, appropriate assessment and evaluation of students. In addition, the course covers program planning and implementation, stresses the importance of a close, positive partnership with parents or alternative caregivers, and explores methods for ensuring that the home-school axis is effective and meaningful. You will also learn about major trends and unresolved issues in the field of learning disabilities. View syllabus.

ED 589 Learning Disabilities: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

This course describes diverse theoretical approaches to handling learning disabilities in the classroom and lays the foundation for sensitive, appropriate assessment and evaluation of students. In addition, the course covers program planning and implementation, stresses the importance of a close, positive partnership with parents or alternative caregivers, and explores methods for ensuring that the home-school axis is effective and meaningful. You will also learn about major trends and unresolved issues in the field of learning disabilities. View syllabus.

ED 589 Reading & Writing in the Content Area©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

The course Reading & Writing in Content Area has been divided into four chapters. This course will provide information on such issues as recognizing reading difficulties, assessing textbooks, and the integration of reading strategies within a content area. The strategies taught are aligned with the Praxis Reading Across the Curriculum test guide and the Reading in the Content Area national standards. View syllabus.

ED 589 Reading & Writing in the Content Area©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

The course Reading & Writing in Content Area has been divided into four chapters. This course will provide information on such issues as recognizing reading difficulties, assessing textbooks, and the integration of reading strategies within a content area. The strategies taught are aligned with the Praxis Reading Across the Curriculum test guide and the Reading in the Content Area national standards. View syllabus.

ED 589 Reading Fundamentals I: Introduction to Scientifically-Based Research©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

States that receive funds from the No Child Left Behind, Reading First Act need to ensure that teachers are qualified to teach reading. They must have a working knowledge of scientifically validated instructional programs and practices. According to Kilpatrick (2003), the most critical part of the Act is that there must be an increase in teachers' knowledge of the scientific process under which instructional programs are evaluated. (Note: A summary of this legislation regarding the use of scientifically-validated instructional materials appears in Course 2.) View syllabus.

ED 589 Reading Fundamentals I: Introduction to Scientifically-Based Research©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

States that receive funds from the No Child Left Behind, Reading First Act need to ensure that teachers are qualified to teach reading. They must have a working knowledge of scientifically validated instructional programs and practices. According to Kilpatrick (2003), the most critical part of the Act is that there must be an increase in teachers' knowledge of the scientific process under which instructional programs are evaluated. (Note: A summary of this legislation regarding the use of scientifically-validated instructional materials appears in Course 2.) View syllabus.

ED 589 Reading Fundamentals II: Laying the Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

Reading is the cornerstone of an effective education. Without this skill we are limited in so many important life activities. We cannot access the newspaper, read the directions of a new recipe, enjoy a favorite novel, or read a prescription bottle of medication. The list goes on and on. Reading is tied to all other academic areas. Without reading, mathematics, writing, spelling, and the content areas such as science and social studies are difficult, if not impossible, to participate in or complete at an adequate level. College becomes out of the question and many jobs are simply out of reach because they require some basic level of reading or other skill that hinges on reading. An inability to read renders these individuals almost powerless in our society. View syllabus.

ED 589 Reading Fundamentals II: Laying the Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

Reading is the cornerstone of an effective education. Without this skill we are limited in so many important life activities. We cannot access the newspaper, read the directions of a new recipe, enjoy a favorite novel, or read a prescription bottle of medication. The list goes on and on. Reading is tied to all other academic areas. Without reading, mathematics, writing, spelling, and the content areas such as science and social studies are difficult, if not impossible, to participate in or complete at an adequate level. College becomes out of the question and many jobs are simply out of reach because they require some basic level of reading or other skill that hinges on reading. An inability to read renders these individuals almost powerless in our society. View syllabus.

ED 589 Reading Fundamentals III: The Elements of Effective Reading Instruction & Assessment©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

The Reading First program focuses on implementing proven methods of early reading instruction in classrooms. Through Reading First, states and districts will receive support to apply scientifically based reading research-and the proven instructional and assessment tools consistent with this research-to ensure that all children learn to read well by the end of third grade. The Reading First program will provide the necessary assistance to states and districts to establish research-based reading programs for students in kindergarten through third grade. Funds will also support a significant increase in professional development to ensure that all teachers have the skills they need to teach these reading programs effectively. Additionally, the program provides assistance to states and districts in preparing classroom teachers to screen, identify, and eliminate reading barriers facing their students (U.S. Department of Education, 2002, p. 1). View syllabus.

ED 589 Reading Fundamentals III: The Elements of Effective Reading Instruction & Assessment©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

The Reading First program focuses on implementing proven methods of early reading instruction in classrooms. Through Reading First, states and districts will receive support to apply scientifically based reading research-and the proven instructional and assessment tools consistent with this research-to ensure that all children learn to read well by the end of third grade. The Reading First program will provide the necessary assistance to states and districts to establish research-based reading programs for students in kindergarten through third grade. Funds will also support a significant increase in professional development to ensure that all teachers have the skills they need to teach these reading programs effectively. Additionally, the program provides assistance to states and districts in preparing classroom teachers to screen, identify, and eliminate reading barriers facing their students (U.S. Department of Education, 2002, p. 1). View syllabus.

ED 589 Talented & Gifted: Working with High Achievers©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course is designed to provide a foundation in talented and gifted education. It will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and serve TAG students through a planned program for intellectually gifted and academically talented students within a framework of common practice based on current research. Students will gain an understanding of the characteristics and needs of TAG students, current legislation as it relates to the education of talented and gifted children in the USA, identification procedures, assessment options, programs and services models, and curriculum modification options. View syllabus.

ED 589 Talented & Gifted: Working with High Achievers©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course is designed to provide a foundation in talented and gifted education. It will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and serve TAG students through a planned program for intellectually gifted and academically talented students within a framework of common practice based on current research. Students will gain an understanding of the characteristics and needs of TAG students, current legislation as it relates to the education of talented and gifted children in the USA, identification procedures, assessment options, programs and services models, and curriculum modification options. View syllabus.

ED 589 Teaching Diversity©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

Designed to give the learner the knowledge, tools and dispositions to effectively facilitate a diverse classroom, this course teaches how to understand and identify differences in approaches to learning and performance, including different learning styles and ways in which students demonstrate learning. An emphasis in this course is on understanding how students' learning is influenced by individual experiences, talents, disabilities, gender, language, culture, family and community values. The learner is challenged to apply knowledge of the richness of contributions from our diverse society to the teaching field. View syllabus.

ED 589 Teaching Diversity©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

Designed to give the learner the knowledge, tools and dispositions to effectively facilitate a diverse classroom, this course teaches how to understand and identify differences in approaches to learning and performance, including different learning styles and ways in which students demonstrate learning. An emphasis in this course is on understanding how students' learning is influenced by individual experiences, talents, disabilities, gender, language, culture, family and community values. The learner is challenged to apply knowledge of the richness of contributions from our diverse society to the teaching field. View syllabus.

ED 589 Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually: A New Paradigm©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

The course Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually: A New Paradigm is designed to explain and connect the major concepts, procedures, and reasoning processes of mathematics. Current research and trends in math education will be discussed to outline a teaching methodology that is conceptual, contextual, and constructive. Activities are presented to explain underlying concepts and illustrate constructive teaching. The course has been divided into four chapters covering four math topics: number sense, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and fractions. Emphasis is on exploring how to develop mathematical understanding in learners. View syllabus.

ED 589 Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually: A New Paradigm©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

The course Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually: A New Paradigm is designed to explain and connect the major concepts, procedures, and reasoning processes of mathematics. Current research and trends in math education will be discussed to outline a teaching methodology that is conceptual, contextual, and constructive. Activities are presented to explain underlying concepts and illustrate constructive teaching. The course has been divided into four chapters covering four math topics: number sense, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and fractions. Emphasis is on exploring how to develop mathematical understanding in learners. View syllabus.

ED 589 Traumatized Child: The Effects of Stress, Trauma & Violence on Student Learning©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course is designed to help classroom teachers, school counselors, and other educational personnel gain strategies to reach and teach students who have been affected by stress, trauma, and/or violence. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of stress and trauma. Participants will explore how stress, violence, and trauma affect a student's learning, cognitive brain development, and social-emotional development. The short and long term consequences of being exposed to stress, trauma, or violence, as well as the social and family causes, will be reviewed. Participants will learn the dynamics of domestic violence and community violence. The educator's role in the intervention and prevention of violence will be discussed. View syllabus.

ED 589 Traumatized Child: The Effects of Stress, Trauma & Violence on Student Learning©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course is designed to help classroom teachers, school counselors, and other educational personnel gain strategies to reach and teach students who have been affected by stress, trauma, and/or violence. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of stress and trauma. Participants will explore how stress, violence, and trauma affect a student's learning, cognitive brain development, and social-emotional development. The short and long term consequences of being exposed to stress, trauma, or violence, as well as the social and family causes, will be reviewed. Participants will learn the dynamics of domestic violence and community violence. The educator's role in the intervention and prevention of violence will be discussed. View syllabus.

ED 589 Try DI ! Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

This course, Try DI!: Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program, has been divided into four chapters. As the second course in a multi-course series on Differentiated Instruction, the emphasis is on providing examples of strategies and methods associated with a DI approach. The course has been organized to ensure that each strategy, or idea on “how to” implement DI, is an extension of the DI approach as a whole and not just presented as a disjointed list of ideas to try. The first course in the series, Why DI?:An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction, focused on the What, Why, and Who of a classroom that reflects a Differentiated Instruction approach. Try DI!: Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program, will indirectly address the conditions, or When, Where, and How of the DI approach. Because DI is not a recipe for teaching or a prescriptive model, the structure of the course reflects a range of entry points for educators to consider as they reflect on the considerations teachers make when differentiating. View syllabus.

ED 589 Try DI ! Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

This course, Try DI!: Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program, has been divided into four chapters. As the second course in a multi-course series on Differentiated Instruction, the emphasis is on providing examples of strategies and methods associated with a DI approach. The course has been organized to ensure that each strategy, or idea on “how to” implement DI, is an extension of the DI approach as a whole and not just presented as a disjointed list of ideas to try. The first course in the series, Why DI?:An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction, focused on the What, Why, and Who of a classroom that reflects a Differentiated Instruction approach. Try DI!: Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program, will indirectly address the conditions, or When, Where, and How of the DI approach. Because DI is not a recipe for teaching or a prescriptive model, the structure of the course reflects a range of entry points for educators to consider as they reflect on the considerations teachers make when differentiating. View syllabus.

ED 589 Understanding Aggression: Coping with Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

Understanding Aggression includes topics on violence, aggression in the classroom, youth gangs, aggression in sports and on television, how drugs and alcohol play a role in aggression and violence, and "hot spots" that tend to breed aggression and violence The course helps school personnel become more aware of the causes of aggression and ways to evaluate aggression and intervene before the aggression turns to violence in the schools. The course also speaks about aggression in our communities through driving, dating, sports, television, music and how these issues are dealt with in modern society. View syllabus.

ED 589 Understanding Aggression: Coping with Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

Understanding Aggression includes topics on violence, aggression in the classroom, youth gangs, aggression in sports and on television, how drugs and alcohol play a role in aggression and violence, and "hot spots" that tend to breed aggression and violence The course helps school personnel become more aware of the causes of aggression and ways to evaluate aggression and intervene before the aggression turns to violence in the schools. The course also speaks about aggression in our communities through driving, dating, sports, television, music and how these issues are dealt with in modern society. View syllabus.

ED 589 Violence in Schools: Identification, Prevention, & Intervention Strategies©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course is designed to give you a better understanding of school violence and increase your intervention strategies. Taught by Dr., this course provides an overview of violence and the motivational purposes behind aggression. The correlation and impact of the media, community, and family upon violence is investigated. You will learn identification and intervention approaches to working with out-of-control behaviors. In addition, you will receive information about the national resources available for both parents and teachers. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have a better understanding of violence and the motivations behind the use of violence, as well as specific strategies to minimize the occurrence of violence in a school and community. View syllabus.

ED 589 Violence in Schools: Identification, Prevention, & Intervention Strategies©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $370
  • Fees: $125

This course is designed to give you a better understanding of school violence and increase your intervention strategies. Taught by Dr., this course provides an overview of violence and the motivational purposes behind aggression. The correlation and impact of the media, community, and family upon violence is investigated. You will learn identification and intervention approaches to working with out-of-control behaviors. In addition, you will receive information about the national resources available for both parents and teachers. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have a better understanding of violence and the motivations behind the use of violence, as well as specific strategies to minimize the occurrence of violence in a school and community. View syllabus.

ED 589 Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction©

  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction is an interactive computer-based instruction course, designed to give you an understanding of the framework of and need for creating supportive learning environments for diverse learning populations. In this course you will learn what is meant by Differentiated Instruction (DI) and the common myths associated with creating the differentiated classroom. We will discuss the legal, theoretical, and pedagogical foundations in the field of education that support the utilization of differentiated instructional practices and principles. We will reflect on best practices and national trends in the design of the educational setting to meet the needs of a diverse learning population. Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction will also provide connections to a variety of concepts, variables, and resources that will assist practitioners in aligning their own professional practices with those found in the differentiated classroom. View syllabus.

ED 589 Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction©

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $555
  • Fees: $125

Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction is an interactive computer-based instruction course, designed to give you an understanding of the framework of and need for creating supportive learning environments for diverse learning populations. In this course you will learn what is meant by Differentiated Instruction (DI) and the common myths associated with creating the differentiated classroom. We will discuss the legal, theoretical, and pedagogical foundations in the field of education that support the utilization of differentiated instructional practices and principles. We will reflect on best practices and national trends in the design of the educational setting to meet the needs of a diverse learning population. Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction will also provide connections to a variety of concepts, variables, and resources that will assist practitioners in aligning their own professional practices with those found in the differentiated classroom. View syllabus.

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