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    The Secrets to Classroom Management is designed to guide current and prospective teachers as they create a positive classroom community, with the involvement and cooperation of the students. This course explores the fundamental principles of classroom management and discipline along with discussing ways to involve students in the creation of their learning environment. In this course, we will define classroom management and describe how to understand and prevent student misbehavior. You will learn meaningful communication skills and how to identify diversity within your students. This course will outline how to maintain appropriate student behavior as well as diving into how to handle inappropriate behavior including challenging and violent students.

    An Individualized Education Plan serves as a blueprint for learners who are eligible for special education services. English Language Leaners who also qualify for an IEP are a unique group of students who require specialized instruction and highly trained educators who understand their diverse needs. Placing students into special education programs is framed within a multi-tiered model that serves as a foundation of IEP development. Our course helps to guide educators in the development and implementation of Individualized Education Plans for diverse learners.

    Peer support is a vital part of successfully battling the mental health crisis that impacts professionals who experience high stress and traumatic situations. In the past, professionals such as law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel were discouraged from expressing any sign of experiencing mental health distress after a traumatic situation. However, we now know that by providing a support system of peers that have experienced the same trauma we can help prevent mental health distress from going untreated. By helping professionals who have experienced traumatic incidents, we can decrease the number of mental health driven deaths and situations including suicides and substance abuse.

    In order to adequately meet the needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, professionals need to understand the characteristics of this disorder and how to properly implement assessment tools. Our Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders course aims to provide school-based professionals with practical information for identifying, assessing, and intervening with school-age children on the autism spectrum. Throughout this course we will examine challenges, evidence-based practices, and applications of evidence-based interventions within the school setting.

    Technology and content area curriculum should be partnered in such a way to enhance not just learning for the students, but also increase enthusiasm for the teachers. Student’s today have at their fingertips access to a variety of information and communications that did not exist when their teachers were children. Students seamlessly integrate new technologies into their lives in ways that mystify many adults. Our classrooms must capture and keep students attention and focus. Today that means utilizing as much technology throughout each subject every day. Our course promotes the use of technology throughout all curriculum.