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Classroom Website Creation Course

Creating Website for your Classroom is a valuable course for teachers who are interested in using the internet for propagating educational skills through a personalized classroom website.

This valuable course will help the teachers to create an array of online learning opportunities for their students in many disciplines through the use of the internet. The Creating a Website for the Classroom Certification and course will comprehensively discuss the various benefits of creating a website for the classroom.

Learn how to create a classroom Website in this fun, easy-to-understand course for teachers. In no time, you'll build a site with text, images, animations, tables, links, and more. Then you'll create a Web Quest and a blog to add to your site.

You'll also learn how students can use site builders to create their own Web sites in minutes. As we move along, you'll be amazed by how simple creating a classroom Web site can be and all the ways in which having one can make you a more effective and dynamic teacher.

By the end of this course, you'll have your own published classroom Web site, and you'll feel energized by your great new teaching tool!

About the Online Classroom Website Creation Course instructor : 

Robin Sellers holds a current teaching license. She has a Master of Arts degree in English with a concentration in technical and professional communication and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a certification in secondary education. Since 1995, she has taught at the secondary and post-secondary level. She encourages creativity in her classroom, teaches traditional curriculum classes in a computer lab, and incorporates technology including the Internet in her lessons. She also develops and teaches online curriculum courses. In 2003, she began teaching continuing education courses for teachers.

Classroom Website Creation Course     $129.99

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ESL Teaching Course

Would you like to increase your effectiveness as an English language teacher? Would you like to go beyond the well-known methods that often leave teachers frustrated with their one-size-fits-all approach? This course will take you on a fascinating exploration of what it means to be a teacher, how to understand who your students are and the needs they have, and how to choose the most appropriate materials and activities for your classroom. You'll learn how you can choose and fine-tune the principles that exactly fit your teaching situation.

During the next six weeks, we'll rethink the traditional native vs. non-native speaker distinction, see why teaching English is so different from teaching other subjects, and explore innovative approaches like Communicative Language Teaching and the lexical approach. You'll gain new insights and ideas for teaching vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You'll also discover what some of your options are in designing fair and accurate tests. And you'll learn how to keep learning and growing throughout your teaching career. Also, students who successfully complete this course will receive a TESOL Certificate of Completion. 

 So join us on this journey of becoming a more reflective and effective English language teacher!

About the Online ESL Teaching Course instructor: 

Dr. Tom Scovel is a professor at San Francisco State University, where he teaches courses as diverse as ESL Grammar and Psycholinguistics. Scovel was born and raised in China and attended high school in India before going to the United States for his university education. His research and teaching interests focus largely on language pedagogy, psycholinguistics, and second language acquisition, and he has published and spoken widely in these areas, including the text Learning New Languages. In his free time, Scovel enjoys being with his grandchildren and training for triathlons.

ESL Teaching Course          $129.99

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Grant Writing Course

A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! You'll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You'll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package.

This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors. But many of the elements easily translate to the for-profit field and to individual artists, and material specifically designed for businesses and individuals is also included. No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you'll find the A to Z of writing and submitting successful proposals here!

About the Online Grant Writing Course instructor:

Linda Vallejo is a practicing professional development officer and grant writer with twenty years experience and has taught the A to Z Grant writing System for over seven years. She has developed and implemented successful Grant writing campaigns for multiple non-profit organizations including proposals for education, arts, environment, mental health, medical and community concerns.

Grant Writing Course     $129.99

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Leadership Course

Leadership skills can help you gain the respect and admiration of others, while also allowing you to enjoy success in your career and more control over your destiny. Contrary to popular belief, leadership skills can be learned and developed.

 Even if you don't hold a leadership position, this course will teach you how to use the principles of great leaders to achieve success in almost every aspect of your daily life.

About the Online Leadership Course instructor: 

Lynne Morton is a management consultant and executive coach with 20 years of experience helping individuals and organizations improve their performance. Her professional experience includes having served as an Associate Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a Vice President at Seabury & Smith (Marsh & McLennan), and an Account Supervisor at Burson-Marsteller.

Leadership Course       $129.99

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Personality Development Course

Assertive people make good leaders.

Being assertive is often confused with being rude or being aggressive which is not true. You can be polite yet assertive. Assertiveness means putting across your ideas and views clearly and confidently in front of others and the same time respecting viewpoints and feelings of others. Not being assertive can leave you depressed and can cause resentment. It has been observed that some of the most stressed people around are the ones who lack the skill to simply say 'no' for fear of upsetting others.

Are you tired of being intimidated and treated badly by others? Discover how you lose power when you talk and how to gain it back.

Find out the secrets to defusing anger and avoiding criticism. Gain the skills to be assertive with family members, friends, bosses, co-workers, professionals and clerks. It's your turn to speak out!

About the Online Personality Development Course instructor: 

Vivian Harte has been teaching people how to be more assertive for more than 10 years. She teaches a "Women in Society" class for a large college, and also helps students at a major university learn how to express themselves assertively in the classroom and in the workplace.

Personality Development Course    $129.99

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Science Teacher Course

Want to increase your effectiveness as a science teacher for the middle grades? Join us and learn about the nature and history of science as well as how to help students in this age group grasp the scientific method.

You'll receive lots of worksheets and specific examples of some great experiments you can use in your own classroom. We'll cover principles of direct instruction and many different learning and organizational tools that will benefit your students. You'll even learn how you can use science class to improve the emotional climate in your classroom!

All through the course, we'll provide worksheets and checklists you and your students can put to immediate use. You'll see how helpful they are in the lessons on the scientific method, writing a research paper, and producing a science fair. We'll also cover foundational content in both physical science and life science. You'll learn how to use a study of the earth's atmosphere to teach students how to make and interpret a variety of graphs—an important skill for standardized testing.

About the Online Science Teacher Course instructor: 

Holly Trimble has a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in pediatric physical therapy from Boston University. She completed an additional 15 credit hours in education at the doctoral level. She taught math and science to sixth-graders for several years at a private school, and also worked as a private tutor for children with learning disabilities. She has lectured on health-related topics to all age groups, from school-age children to adults, and has been a guest speaker at colleges and universities including Wellesley College, Boston College, MIT, and Boston University. She is also an adjunct professor, teaching college-level anatomy and physiology courses online and in the classroom.

Science Teacher Course       $129.99

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Spanish Course

Between 322 and 400 million people speak Spanish as a native language. The Spanish course would be useful to you if you are planning to work abroad, you plan to move to a Spanish speaking region or if you are interested in Spanish literature. The Speed Spanish Certification gives you a rare chance to learn the nuances of the language and be fluent in it.

Spanish is an Indo-European, Romance language and is closely related to the other West Iberian Romance languages. Spanish and Portuguese share similar grammars and vocabulary and a lexical similarity of approximately 89%. Spanish is one of the easiest foreign languages to learn and the Spanish course will teach you the basic rules, words, grammars and help you speak Spanish fast and fluently.

Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish! This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto.

You'll learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences.

About the Online Spanish Course instructor:

Dan Mikels is a college instructor who has been teaching Spanish for more than 20 years. He holds a Master's degree and has authored and co-authored more than 20 educational products, including Speed Spanish, Fast French, and a variety of reading programs.

 Spanish Course   $129.99

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Teaching Certification
(Using Computers for teaching in Classroom)

If you're a teacher, this course will show you how to create an exciting and enriching experience for your students. You'll learn a wide variety of simple, field-tested, and easy to apply techniques that will make the most of the computer in your classroom.

In this course, your instructor will work with you to assess your knowledge of computer use and to help you set goals for yourself so that you achieve the highest level of personal benefit from this course.

Simple classroom management ideas will help you maximize your classroom time for learning. You'll also discover powerful ideas and interesting web sites that you can immediately use to enhance your language arts, math, science, and social studies curriculum. You will discover pointers on using email and the Internet effectively to increase your students' understanding and learning in all content areas.

About the Online Teaching Certification (Using Computers for teaching in Classroom) instructor: 

Stacy Colwell has excelled as an elementary classroom teacher and school administrator. With a Master's Degree in Educational Administration, she has mentored and instructed teachers in classroom management, literacy and computer integration. Working as a public school elementary principal, she led her school through the technology adoption process and assisted teachers in integrating computers into their daily life.

Teaching Certification(Using Computers for teaching in Classroom)       $129.99

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Teaching Course (Basic)
New Teacher Survival Kit

Feel a little trepidation before entering your classroom? You're not alone! Whether you’re already teaching, a newly credentialed graduate, or a substitute looking to transition to full-time, this course will provide you with proven tools, tips, and tricks to make your early years in the classroom a breeze.

Teaching is a balancing act, and it requires a blend of subject expertise and classroom skills to reach all of your diverse learners. In this informational and interactive six-week course, you'll learn the particulars of running a motivational classroom that will feel like home to your students.

You'll find out how to write winning lesson plans, reach diverse learners through differentiated instruction, communicate clearly, plan memorable events, and most important, keep stress at bay so you can feel good about going to work every morning.

Much like a virtual mentoring program, Survival Kit for New Teachers will provide you with benefits gained through many years of firsthand classroom experience.

What they say:

 "Best class I have taken online! LOVED IT and will be able to use all the ideas. Thanks!"

 "Excellent coverage of relevant topics for new teachers. I will refer to the material often. Great internet resources, also."

 "Great course! I'm renewing my certificate after 15 years and I really needed to update my knowledge.... Tracey was wonderful! She really cared and responded to us in the discussion area. I would definitely take another class from her (and plan to!)."

 "Great course. I really enjoyed it! The instructor had great ideas and experience that I will use in the future. Thank you!"

"Great course, Thanks for all the info!"

"I am going back to work next Fall after taking some time to raise my children. I looked forward to Wednesdays and Fridays so that I could get some great ideas to carry with me."

"I am working as a part-time teacher, trying to get established after graduating in June 2003 and being in many districts as replacement etc. I found this material to be mostly helpful and relevant. I used some classroom rules guidelines on my first day of school and will try some other ideas during this year."

"I brought several of the lesson assignments with me as I interviewed for teaching positions. I was organized and focused because of this course. Your last section on interviews also helped me to understand the interview process better. Next time I try for a job, I will refer back to that section! This course was very helpful!"

"I loved our instructor Tracey Birch's sense of humor and enthusiasm. She makes me feel that I too can be a successful classroom teacher. I also liked the variety of topics covered in this class. I REALLY appreciate the chapter on interviewing. All the ideas provided in this course will be so valuable. I also appreciated being able to see other students' ideas and suggestions."

"I really learned a lot from this course. I am still in school pursuing my teaching degree, so I found the information about the classrooms extremely helpful. I will definitely take more courses to help me when I am ready to start my own classroom."

About the Online Teaching Course (Basic) instructor: 

 As an educator who has worked with students as young as four and as old as 12, Tracey Birch started practicing Differentiated Instruction before the term was coined. After completing a master's degree in education, Birch taught in varied school settings, from private to public schools and across multiple grades. She currently serves as the Middle School Lead Teacher at a public junior high school.

Teaching Course (Basic) $129.99

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Teaching Course (Creative)

Inculcating creativity in the classroom means that the teacher is ready to take new risks everyday and experiment with new teaching methods. The Creative Classroom course will give you a comprehensive understanding about the role of creativity and innovation in the classroom and the techniques to make the classroom a more interesting place. You will also get to know the advantages of a creative classroom and about the benefits that the students can reap out of a creative classroom.

Creativity will abound in your classroom as you tap your students' hidden talents. Learn how to use creativity to teach reading, writing, visual arts, performing arts, social studies, science, mathematics, and physical and health education.

Develop creative new approaches to field trips, learning labs, activities, exercises, assignments, and evaluation methods. Think beyond the textbook and challenge your students by making your classroom a creative classroom!

About the Online Teaching Course (Creative) instructor: 

Robin Sellers holds a current teaching license. She has a Master of Arts degree in English with a concentration in technical and professional communication and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a certification in secondary education. Since 1995, she has taught at the secondary and post-secondary level. She encourages creativity in her classroom, teaches traditional curriculum classes in a computer lab, and incorporates technology including the Internet in her lessons. She also develops and teaches online curriculum courses. In 2003, she began teaching continuing education courses for teachers.

Teaching Course (Creative)       $129.99

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Teaching Course
(Guided Reading and Writing)

As a teacher, it is your duty to take care of the individual needs of your students and monitor their skills and developments. Guided reading and writing are crucial components of a balanced literary program. This is a useful course for teachers that will guide them on how to develop strategies that will help the pupils to read and write independently. Guided reading and writing empowers the students and boosts their confidence and reduces the anxiety levels of the teachers and parents.

The Guided Reading and Writing course will enhance the reading speed and improve the fluency of your students. The Guided Reading and Writing Certification course will provide you tips on how to teach reading and writing skills and give concentrated support and guidance to their students.

Around 30% of students in sixth grade already have trouble with basic reading and writing. These literacy problems affect performance across subject areas, and they often leave teachers wondering how to help. Get the professional development training you need to improve student literacy as an accomplished teacher shares the secrets of turning guided reading strategies into opportunities for teaching writing. The road to literacy is also the road to ingenuity, invention, and imagination, and you'll soon learn how to take your students from groans to grins with creative lesson plans that really work!

We'll start our journey by talking about the reasons reading and writing are so difficult for students. Then we'll meet the total literacy framework and see how it mitigates literacy problems once and for all. Since this framework is based on guided reading lessons that flow naturally into writing challenges, you'll learn the recipe for a successful guided reading into writing lesson.

Once the framework is in place, we'll investigate a number of ways to modify this basic recipe for a variety of K-12 circumstances, wrapping up with a look at good writing habits and the traits of a productive writing conference. If you're looking for the right way to get students excited about the power of literacy, this is the course for you!

About the Online Teaching Course (Guided Reading and Writing) instructor: 

A veteran educator who has taught every grade but third, Marsha Spears has spent 35 years teaching students and training teachers. Spears earned a bachelor's and master's degree in educational administration with a specialty in curriculum and literacy development, training that would prepare her to take on the toughest of classrooms. And tough classrooms are where she made her mark, helping a wide variety of at-risk learners read with renewed confidence. Over the years, thousands of students and teachers have learned how easily they can incorporate Spears' reading techniques and activities into their daily routines.

Teaching Course (Guided Reading and Writing) $129.99

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Teaching Course
(Guiding Kids on the Internet)

Children are the bright future of a country and they have to be molded in the right manner so that they can become responsible citizens of the country. However, this is also true that they are the most innocent and vulnerable. Internet is a storehouse of knowledge which can be both a powerful learning tool and bane for the kids at the same time. It is, therefore, important, that they be guided correctly about the Internet so that they are able to make the correct choices and not go astray.

Work the Web with your kids! This essential course for teachers, leaders, and parents will give you the confidence you need for helping children get the best from Internet access. Step-by-step instructions will lead you in discovering various kid-friendly Internet features.

These include web page creation with easy-to-use templates and examples, kid-safe searches, fun resources for kids; and the many communication possibilities for schools, clubs, teacher networks, and even extended families. This course includes lessons for you, the adult, but also features printable instruction sheets that can be used directly with the young people you work with. The activities are informative, interactive, and fun; and, most importantly, will help you and your kids use the Internet to its fullest potential.

About the Online Teaching Course (Guiding Kids on the Internet) instructors: 

Katherine Emmons has a Ph.D. in Education and has lived and worked in several countries. She has taught graduate and undergraduate online courses since 1999, and mentors Ph.D. candidates from all over the United States in a distance learning program. Katherine is also a writer and is author of several articles and a book.

Christine Gee has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Economics. She was the recipient of a California Governor's Teaching Fellowship and is a high school math teacher. Her interests in educational technology continue to grow as she explores uses of the Internet and handheld devices in the classroom.

Teaching Course (Guiding Kids on the Internet) $129.99

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Teaching Course
(Language Development)

Language is a powerful tool which helps to form our thoughts and reactions and which facilitates communication. Children learn the fundamentals of language in their home, in school and from their peers. Language development in children is important to help them organize their ideas and build symbols. Children come to understand and communicate language during early childhood and this valuable course will guide you on how to enhance the process of language development.

Follow your child's lead and have fun while enhancing language development! In this fun and user-friendly course for parents, teachers, and caregivers, you will discover how children learn to process language and how they become proficient speakers and thinkers.

This course will help you enrich your child's life by stimulating his or her continued speech, brain, and language development in an enjoyable, age-appropriate, and natural way.

About the Online Teaching Course (Language Development) instructor: 

After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development with high honors, Kt Paxton completed a fifth year of study and holds a California Teaching Credential. She managed a pre-school and has more than a decade of experience teaching elementary schoolchildren. Kt is also the published author of the book "More Adventures With Kids in San Diego."

Teaching Course (Language Development) $129.99

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Teaching Course
(Math Grade 4-6)

The Teaching Math: Grades 4-6 course provides a comprehensive understanding of geometry, fractions and multiplication. The course will enhance the Math teachers’ abilities to use manipulative materials and mathematical techniques. You will also come across Math terminology during the passage of this course and some of the lessons have been packed with innovative and creative problem solving strategies. The course will help the teachers to make the students develop mathematical patterns and relationships.

This course will open new avenues for Math teaching by its emphasis on focus for interpretation and mathematical explanation. The Teaching Math: Grades 4-6 Certification course will make you familiar with innovative teaching methods to teach Math to your students.

Reinvent math instruction for grades 4-6 by bringing hands-on learning, inexpensive manipulatives, and real-world connections into your classroom. Whether you’re a new teacher or a seasoned pro, this course will help you get your students excited about math!

Over the next six weeks, you'll learn the best ways to walk students through the complexities of elementary school math. From teaching them the best way to learn complicated vocabulary to turning them into problem-solving detectives, you'll discover lots of fun and practical ways to extend your students’ learning into their homes, the community, and the world. Whether you end up using clever geometry manipulatives or handmade fraction bars, math journals or Family Math nights, you'll soak up dozens of strategies that require little or no money if you supply a lot of imagination.

If you’ve been waiting to jumpstart your math instruction, now’s the time to double your teaching power without adding a lot of work.

About the Online Teaching Course (Math Grade 4-6) instructor: 

Michele Thrailkill fell in love with math as a child and has spent the last 10 years of her teaching career making numbers fun for a diverse range of students. Eager to share her easy, inexpensive, and creative teaching strategies with others, Michele worked for a state Department of Education, where she created statewide lesson plans and evaluated Web-based material for classroom inclusion. In her spare time, she published two teachers' manuals focusing on introductory mathematics for preschool and elementary students.

Teaching Course (Math Grade 4-6)        $129.99

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Teaching Course
(Microsoft Excel 2007)

Microsoft Excel 2007 in the Classroom makes you well versed with shortcuts and macros, improves employee productivity and empowers you to access, organize and examine important business data.

Microsoft Excel is an electronic spreadsheet which can be used to arrange data in rows and columns. Microsoft Excel includes features to use advanced filters, data validation and security features such as protection, digital signatures and passwords. This application helps to speed up the process of analysis of data using single or multiple variations or conditions. 

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2007 in this professional development course for teachers and get the training every teacher needs for using and teaching this powerful program effectively in the classroom. This unique online workshop is packed full of tips, shortcuts and lesson plan ideas.

First, we'll cover all the important Excel fundamentals: Using tabs, formatting cells and worksheets, inserting formulas for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and creating colorful charts and graphs. Then we'll move on to more advanced Excel features such as sorting and analyzing student test data for differentiated instruction, writing powerful mathematical formulas, and using Excel to automatically calculate student averages and other statistics. You'll finish the course by creating a customizable grade book that you can use in your own classroom.

About the Online Teaching Course (Microsoft Excel 2007) instructor: 

Robin Sellers holds a current teaching license. She has a Master of Arts degree in English with a concentration in technical and professional communication and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a certification in secondary education. Since 1995, she has taught at the secondary and post-secondary level. She encourages creativity in her classroom, teaches traditional curriculum classes in a computer lab, and incorporates technology including the Internet in her lessons. She also develops and teaches online curriculum courses. In 2003, she began teaching continuing education courses for teachers.

Teaching Course (Microsoft Excel 2007)  $129.99

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Teaching Course
(Microsoft Word 2007)

Microsoft Word is a software package which is used to type letters, reports, and other information. You can use your home as well as office computer for desktop publishing using this application. Microsoft Word has an in-built spell checker, thesaurus and dictionary. MS Word can help you perform some calculations with some of the formulae that it supports. Word also offers password protection and can only be opened with a password if you desire. If the password is set, the others can only open it as a Read-Only document.

Mastering Microsoft Word can make you a more productive and creative teacher. You'll learn how to create, open, edit, and save documents, as well as how to create tabs, margins, and spacing. Then you'll make your classroom documents come to life. You'll add borders, clip art, and WordArt. You'll even insert shapes, pictures, tables, and complete a host of other exciting tasks that you can teach your students. As you get more familiar with this program, you'll find that it enhances your teaching in ways you didn't think possible, and you'll have a host of ideas for curriculum-related classroom projects.

As we walk through our virtual tour of Microsoft Word, you'll encounter a lot of program features you may not have known about—features that enable you to control document presentation, stay organized, and keep your students inspired and excited. You'll even produce templates that you can use for classroom tests, create a classroom poster, and use Word's table tools to create a class grade roster.

About the Online Teaching Course (Microsoft Word 2007) instructor: 

Robin Sellers holds a current teaching license. She has a Master of Arts degree in English with a concentration in technical and professional communication and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a certification in secondary education. Since 1995, she has taught at the secondary and post-secondary level. She encourages creativity in her classroom, teaches traditional curriculum classes in a computer lab, and incorporates technology including the Internet in her lessons. She also develops and teaches online curriculum courses. In 2003, she began teaching continuing education courses for teachers.

Teaching Course (Microsoft Word 2007)  $129.99

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Speed Reading Skills Certification

It is raining information these days! Not all information that comes your way is relevant though. It is important to be able to sieve and retain only those things which are useful for your needs. This is all the more important if you happen to be a business professional, for time more than anything else is what matters. This brings the ability to speed read into light.

Speed Reading Skills are one of the least talked about and yet essential - almost indispensable - skills to have in our times. Having the ability to read fast and efficiently in little time can greatly enhance your work productivity and boost your career. The Online Speed Reading Skills Course will equip you with some of the most effective techniques of speed reading, so you can handle an excess load of information with great ease and can also have some extra time to devote to other activities.

Career Prospects of the Speed Reading Skills Professionals

Emails, memorandums, reports, journals, newspapers... For business professionals, there is too much to read in too little time. Struggling to keep up with the information deluge can severely constrain your overall productivity. But with the essential speed reading skills in your armory, you can comfortably tide over this challenge and do better at your job. Being able to read faster and in a more efficient manner can translate into improved work efficiency and brighter career advancement prospects.

Speed Reading Course                   $29.99

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Homeschool Teaching Course

Learn how to take your children out of school and make their transition to homeschooling both fun and effective. Online Homeschool Teaching Course leading to Homeschooling Certification Online Homeschooling Course leading to Homeschooling Certification offers a unique opportunity to get yourself certified as a Homeschooling professional from one of the leaders in online skill testing and certification. Homeschooling Certification holders earn much more than their non-certified counterparts.

Homeschooling can be a bit of a mystery if you're new to the topic. In this course, we'll start at the beginning, delving into the history of homeschooling and examining its status today in all 50 states.

You'll learn how to take your children out of school and make their transition to homeschooling both fun and effective. We'll talk about children that need extra attention, both special needs and gifted, and a variety of types of homeschooling so you can choose the one that best fits your family's lifestyle. You'll see how homeschooling gives you the opportunity to socialize your children as well as build long-lasting and productive relationships with peers and adults.

Learn about the laws and regulations that govern your community and you might be surprised to learn that homeschooling is legal and growing all around you. We'll also explore homeschool support groups, which provide resources for teaching your children and can be a source of friends, emotional support, and lots of fun activities with like-minded families.You'll also find out how homeschooling gives you unique opportunities to teach valuable life skills. From manners to money management, you can be sure your children master subjects that don't make it into most textbooks. We'll also talk about full-time homeschooling for travelers and how it can fit into their adventurous lives.When you finish this course, you'll have lots of information and guidance to plot your homeschooling course for years to come!

About the Online Homeschool Teaching Course instructor:

Beverly Schulz is a homeschool mom and a leader in her homeschool support group. She teaches many online classes and enjoys working from home while educating her children. Her experience as a faculty member with a number of colleges gives her a good perspective in preparing students for the college experience. She also enjoys helping parents develop their own homeschool focused around the needs of individual children.

Homeschool Teaching Course                $129.99

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Teaching Certification
(Guiding Kids on the Internet)

Guiding Kids on the Internet is a useful guide for teachers and parents to guide their kids about the correct use of the internet.

Children are the bright future of a country and they have to be molded in the right manner so that they can become responsible citizens of the country. However, this is also true that they are the most innocent and vulnerable. Internet is a storehouse of knowledge which can be both a powerful learning tool and bane for the kids at the same time. It is, therefore, important, that they be guided correctly about the Internet so that they are able to make the correct choices and not go astray.

This is a valuable course for parents, teachers and leaders alike who are anxious on how to guide the kids about the internet. The Guiding Kids on the Internet Certification course will give you the tips and techniques which will help your kids make the most of the internet without spoiling themselves.

Work the Web with your kids! This essential course for teachers, leaders, and parents will give you the confidence you need for helping children get the best from Internet access. Step-by-step instructions will lead you in discovering various kid-friendly Internet features.

These include web page creation with easy-to-use templates and examples, kid-safe searches, fun resources for kids; and the many communication possibilities for schools, clubs, teacher networks, and even extended families. This course includes lessons for you, the adult, but also features printable instruction sheets that can be used directly with the young people you work with. The activities are informative, interactive, and fun; and, most importantly, will help you and your kids use the Internet to its fullest potential.

About the Online Teaching Certification (Guiding Kids on the Internet) instructor: 

Katherine Emmons has a Ph.D. in Education and has lived and worked in several countries. She has taught graduate and undergraduate online courses since 1999, and mentors Ph.D. candidates from all over the United States in a distance learning program. Katherine is also a writer, and is author of several articles and a book. Christine Gee has a Bachelor's of Science in Business Economics. She was the recipient of a California Governor's Teaching Fellowship and is a high school math teacher. Her interests in educational technology continue to grow as she explores uses of the Internet and handheld devices in the classroom.

Teaching Certification (Guiding Kids on the Internet)            $129.99

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Teaching Certification
(Teaching Learning Disabled Students)

Working Successfully with Learning Disabled Students course will give you important tips on how to successfully deal with such students.

Learning disability is a group of disorders which affect a broad range of academic and functional skills which includes the inability to speak, listen, read, write, spell, reason and organize information correctly. Having a learning disability does not necessarily mean that the person is low on intelligence. In fact, research has proven that some people with learning disabilities possess average or above-average intelligence. This course will discuss how to meet the needs of disabled students.

This is a valuable course for anxious parents and teachers who will be able to improve the self-esteem, educational, vocational and socialization needs of disabled students after completing this course. The Working Successfully with Learning Disabled Students Certification course will suggest you tips and techniques on how to deal with disabled students.

Learn how to successfully meet the diverse needs of the disabled students in your classroom from an experienced special educator. We'll dissect the whole special education process, from working with individualized education programs (IEPs) to helping students struggling with reading comprehension, math skills, and writing.

We'll also talk about fun games you can incorporate, tips for modifying your classroom, and lots of tested methods for bringing out the best behavior in your students. Every teacher can have success teaching learning disabled kids. In this course, you'll discover easy, practical, and creative strategies that will help your struggling students find their light bulb moments!

What They Say

"As a certified teacher who has been out of the classroom for many years and is now back in the field, it was just what I needed for considering a certification in special education. Thank you so much."

"EXCELLENT COURSE!!! I would highly recommend this course to any teacher that deals with any type of student. Her teaching tips can be used for a seasoned or new instructor. I wish I could have had her as a teacher. What a wonderful gift to her school system!!!"

"Good information with lots of practical suggestions to try right away. Very useful."

"I am not an educator. I [recently] retired from AACO Detention Center…I have a strong desire, no, a love to teach LD STUDENTS. The instructor kept my interest and left me wanting more!!!!!!!!! She did a super job and I will be looking for other classes to take with her."

"I highly recommend this course even to those veterans in the teaching profession. More students are being diagnosed with LD and we all need to be prepared to work with them."

"I loved Sara's positive and practical knowledge of the classroom. The additional resources she recommended were great. I would love to take some more classes under her."

"I really enjoyed the course. The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful!!!"

"I will be co-teaching next year. This was a wonderful prep course and review of some valued strategies I hope to incorporate and revisit. Thank you so very much."

"Thank you for the fresh ideas to help LD children. I especially enjoyed the language arts and writing ideas."

"The instructor was very organized and thorough. I like the fact that she started with the basics and didn't assume what we already knew (or didn't know for that matter!). Sara has a great writing style and it made the lessons fun and easy to read. Thanks for a wonderful online class!!!"

"This class was very useful, especially for new teachers. I feel a teacher in any subject /grade would benefit and develop a better understanding of students with a learning disability."

"This was the very BEST internet class I have ever taken! Our instructor was wonderful, very interactive with me, and all lessons were relevant and useful!! I would look forward to taking any other course that this instructor teaches!!"

"Wonderful course - loved the practical suggestions!"

About the Online Teaching Certification (Teaching Learning Disabled Students) instructor: 

Working with special needs students became a passion for Sara Hardin in seventh grade, when she volunteered at a summer camp for physically disabled children. Their willingness to keep trying new things, despite serious obstacles, impressed her and inspired her to become a special educator. She holds a master's degree in special education and has taught special education classes, mostly at the elementary level, for nine years.

Teaching Certification (Teaching Learning Disabled Students) $129.99

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Teaching Course
(Guided Reading)

Guided Reading will help even the most challenging student to develop, use and improve their reading skills in a supportive setting.

As a teacher, it is your duty to take care of the individual needs of your students and monitor their skills and developments. Guided reading and writing are crucial components of a balanced literary program. This is a useful course for teachers that will guide them on how to develop strategies that will help the pupils to read and write independently. Guided reading and writing empowers the students and boosts their confidence and reduces the anxiety levels of the teachers and parents.

The Guided Reading and Writing course will enhance the reading speed and improve the fluency of your students. The Guided Reading and Writing Certification course will provide you tips on how to teach reading and writing skills and give concentrated support and guidance to their students.

Now more than ever, today's teachers are grappling with the question of how to reach struggling readers. While there are no quick fixes, thousands of teachers are combining the principles of differentiated instruction and guided reading with unparalleled success. Mixed in the right proportion, these popular strategies will help you build a balanced literary framework that gets results with even the most challenged learners.

Differentiated instruction tactics will help you understand how your students learn so you can teach in a way that makes sense to them. When you apply those tactics within the guided reading framework, which helps you lead students through new ways of approaching text, great things start to happen. The result is a classroom full of students who are able to negotiate increasingly challenging texts with unprecedented fluency.

This course is critical for today's educators, who often have to teach on the run with limited resources and unlimited demands on their time. Get ready to reach your readers with ease in no time flat!

What They Say

"Wow, I loved this chapter!! Thank you, Marsha. I would love to meet you and share experiences. My goal at school this year has been to try to get my teachers to buy into differentiation of instruction. "NO TIME! NO TIME!" This is the common theme. Thank you for giving such quick practical suggestions that can be implemented in five minutes or fifty-teacher's choice! …For those of you who are not currently teaching, this course has been one of the most logical and practical that I have had. Start now making things for your future classrooms. I believe I remember one of [my classmates used] these ideas with [their] own children…Again, thank you Marsha."wonderful ideas!"

About the Online Teaching Course (Guided Reading) instructor: 

A veteran educator who has taught every grade but third, Marsha Spears has spent 35 years teaching students and training teachers. Spears earned a bachelor's and master's degree in educational administration with a specialty in curriculum and literacy development, training that would prepare her to take on the toughest of classrooms. And tough classrooms are where she made her mark, helping a wide variety of at-risk learners read with renewed confidence. Over the years, thousands of students and teachers have learned how easily they can incorporate Spears' reading techniques and activities into their daily routines.

Teaching Course (Guided Reading)   $129.99

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Teaching Course
(Language Development)

The Enhancing Language Development in Childhood course is a tool to support teachers’ use of language facilitation strategies.

Language is a powerful tool which helps to form our thoughts and reactions and which facilitates communication. Children learn the fundamentals of language in their home, in school and from their peers. Language development in children is important to help them organize their ideas and build symbols. Children come to understand and communicate language during early childhood and this valuable course will guide you on how to enhance the process of language development.

Parents and teachers can help sustain natural language development by providing environments full of language development opportunities. The Enhancing Language Development in Childhood Certification course will be useful for parents, teachers and leaders who want to hone the language development skills of the children.

Follow your child's lead and have fun while enhancing language development! In this fun and user-friendly course for parents, teachers, and caregivers, you will discover how children learn to process language and how they become proficient speakers and thinkers.

This course will help you enrich your child's life by stimulating his or her continued speech, brain, and language development in an enjoyable, age-appropriate, and natural way.

What They Say

"A good course. I loved how the instructor kept emphasizing that we do not need paper and pencil activities to create language enhancing opportunities with young children."

"An invaluable course. More Helping Professionals should be made aware of it."

"As a parent of a child with a speech delay and a child care provider I thought the course was terrific! The instructor provided excellent material to use for all levels of speech development. She provided the development "basics" as well as information to enhance speech from infancy on."

"As a preschool teacher, I found this course to be very informative and educational. I know that it will help me in my everyday interactions with my students."

"Excellent course! Please try to advertise more specifically to parents concerned with speech & language development. As one of those parents, I wish I had found this course sooner. Many thanks!"

"Extremely rewarding information and on-line ease. My knowledge has expanded and my family life did not suffer. Thank You."

"Great class! Ms. Paxton is very knowledgeable and I learned a lot!"

About the Online Teaching Course (Language Development) instructor: 

After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development with high honors, Kt Paxton completed a fifth year of study and holds a California Teaching Credential. She managed a pre-school and has more than a decade of experience teaching elementary schoolchildren. Kt is also the published author of the book "More Adventures With Kids in San Diego."

Teaching Course (Language Development) $129.99

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Teaching Course
(Teaching Children)

The Set Read Ready! Course will assist parents and teachers to enhance the literary skills of their children.

The early intellectual growth of children is crucial in determining how a child will fare in the academic settings in the coming years. The formation of literacy skills from early childhood can improve language skills and stimulate a child’s imagination powers. Early childhood can make the child feel that education is fun and readies them to perform better at school. The Set Read Ready! Course promotes literacy skills in the early childhood and provides tips and techniques on how to make learning fun and interactive by mixing it with play.

This is a valuable course not only for educationists but also for parents and developmental psychologists. The Set Read Ready! Certification course will hand out tips on childcare and how to promote literacy in children right from their birth.

Take this opportunity to find out how children really learn to read and write. Explore current research that cuts through the media messages about reading wars and the right way to teach children. Learn by reading stories about children, doing interactive assignments, and exploring the latest in parent and childcare information. You will see everyday children’s play with a new eye as you understand how play can connect to literacy.

You'll learn how a child becomes literate from the moment of birth. First, you’ll investigate the many things a child’s growing mind must do to make sense of the written word and create writing. From there, you’ll explore the development of reading and writing from infancy to the early school years. You’ll know what problems to look for and how to assist a struggling reader. You will see how you can boost literacy growth during daily routines and child’s play.

What They Say

“Absolutely worthwhile. Great for use in classroom as well as with my own 2 children (5 years and 2 years). Very good info in last chapter on dyslexia. I have a kid in class that I am seeing these traits with right now!! Thanks!"

"After teaching K-1 for 21 years (6 yrs. teaching at risk 1st graders) I was pleasantly surprised at the level of instruction offered in this course. I felt that this was a valuable means for recertification."

"An educational experience for me. I learned so much about how young children read and write. The class answered a lot of questions that I had. Now that I am "armed" with good information, I am motivated to reach out to the young children that I'm in contact with."

"Another excellent course. I have taken two classes now and love KT Paxton and this method of learning - suits my busy schedule."

"As a future reading teacher this class was simply wonderful."

"Excellent class! Very up-to-date information - lessons were presented in a very user friendly format, and the instructor kept it interesting by giving examples from her experiences and including humor throughout the lessons."

"Great course! Great teacher! Thanks, Kt for another informative course. I loved both of your classes."

"I am a teacher, mom, and a very active grandmother. This course was an answer to my prayers! Thank you, Kt!!!"

"I am currently taking classes to obtain my reading endorsement, and this class was extremely useful. It provided information that was lacking in my other course. I loved the format of this class. I would recommend online classes to other teachers."

"I enjoyed the course. I thought it was challenging, but very useful. It directly affected the way I approach teaching reading to struggling readers."

"I enjoyed this course and found the information valuable. I loved the examples given...they helped me to directly relate the material into situations that I find myself in."

"I felt this was one of the most interesting and valuable courses that I have taken since graduate school. Lots of good, sound information for understanding how young children learn to read and write. I will use a good deal of what I have learned in my classroom. I appreciated that the instructor was knowledgeable, practical and a very interesting writer and teacher."

About the Online Teaching Course (Teaching Children) instructor: 

After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development with high honors, Kt Paxton completed a fifth year of study and holds a California Teaching Credential. She managed a pre-school and has more than a decade of experience teaching elementary schoolchildren. Kt is also the published author of the book "More Adventures With Kids in San Diego."

Teaching Course (Teaching Children) $129.99

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Understanding Adolescents Course
Leading to Youth Counselor Certification

If you are also frustrated like millions of parents by your adolescent’s peer relationships the Understanding Adolescents course is the right one for you.

Adolescence is a transitional stage which occurs between childhood and adulthood.  This is the time when a physical and mental change occurs in a human being. Cognitive, emotional and attitudinal changes are some of the characteristics of adolescence and these characteristics can be a cause of conflict between the adolescents and their parents. Therefore, one of the important things to keep in mind while dealing with adolescents is patience.

This valuable course identifies the issues to be addressed so as to make norms more accessible for these adolescents. The Understanding Adolescence Certification course will help you to overcome your anxiety by providing you the techniques to deal with your adolescent.

Yesterday, she was a sweet young girl. Today, you swear aliens have abducted her and put an evil twin in her place.

To know your kids is to love them. In this course, an experienced social worker will help you gain a deep understanding and appreciation of your adolescent's development and behavior. You'll uncover the secrets of the adolescent mind and gain valuable information on how they think, how they feel, and how their identities develop.

Parents, family members, child and youth workers, counselors and the like will all benefit from the information shared in this course.

You'll learn about the many physical, emotional, and cognitive changes that affect the teens in your life, and you'll understand the significance of these changes both for you and the adolescent. You'll look into relationships both in and outside of the home and the development of a teen's identity. You'll explore personality, moral development and the role of faith.

Finally, you'll gain an understanding as to how teens are affected by stress, including common defense mechanisms, coping techniques, and common mental health issues.

By the time you finish this course, you should be very well-prepared to understand, appreciate, and meet the needs of the teens in your life.

What They Say

"Amazing instructor and amazing course. Sonya has been so helpful throughout this course and I just loved this course. The best course I have ever taken!"

"As a middle school teacher, I found this course very useful. If not for new information, to reinforce things that I learned long ago in college. I am so glad that courses like this are being offered for those of us who have full time jobs and not a lot of extra time to travel to a campus to take a course. I hope that there will be more courses offered as time goes on. I plan to take as many as possible."

"As a teacher switching from elementary to middle school in the fall, I signed up for this course as a review of adolescent psychology. I am so glad that I did. This course was a good review of the basics I studied back in 1983, but there was a wealth of new material based on research since then. The materials are clear and well-written. It was a very useful and fascinating course. I heartily recommend it to others."

"Congratulations, a great course."

"Even though I have grown children I found this course to be extremely helpful in understanding past adolescent behavior and how they have developed into the individuals they are now. It is a valuable learning tool that I will integrate in teaching students and has increased my tolerance and understanding."

"Even though I have worked with adolescents for over 23 years, have a degree in secondary counseling and have survived having two daughters go through this developmental "stage", this course taught me that there was still a lot to learn!- and made it enjoyable in the process. Thanks!"

"Excellent presentation of material. Great course!"

"Great information and very helpful for my present employment."

"I am really glad I took this course. After studying secondary education in college, I was amazed that a course like this was not required of all future teachers of adolescents. The psychological changes that these young adults go through really do impact their interaction and everyday emotions while in high school. It would help every teacher of young adults to know just what is going on inside their minds and bodies."

About the Online Understanding Adolescents Course instructor: 

Sonya Jodoin has been involved in social work and youth work for over eighteen years. She holds a diploma in Social Service Work and has had continual education in psychology. She brings to the course both professional and personal experience in the field of adolescence, along with training in a multitude of treatment modalities, approaches, and therapies. She has worked on the front line in mental health settings with individuals and their families, primarily with teenagers. Ms. Jodoin has developed and implemented a specialized joint educational/mental health treatment program for children whose behavior has resulted in school expulsion.

Understanding Adolescents Course   $129.99

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Time Management Certification

The Online Time Management Training Course (leading to Time Management Certification) is a well researched online course that has been developed for people who would like to master time management skills and techniques. The Time management course has been designed so that it is easily understood by beginners and people new to management concepts and techniques.

The Time Management training course includes several time management tools, time management techniques, time management tips and concepts that can be applied to most modern day work and life situations. This course is a must for managers, engineers, students, sales professionals and all people who have to multitask or handle several time dependent activities effectively.

The advantages of using time management techniques in life include reducing stress, saving time, reducing avoidance, while promoting reviews and eliminating cramming. Another advantage is that managing time helps us to stay motivated while we avoid procrastination.

Career Prospects of the Time Management Professionals

Time is a perishable, limited and irreversible resource. Once gone, it never comes back. It is true that "time flies". Time is such a resource which cannot be stored for the future. Everybody is allotted equal number of hours in a day and this number cannot be changed. However, one can surely change the way one deals with events and the way one manages one's time. Time Management, in simple terms, means how well one is able to manage one's time. Time Management skills are important for effectiveness in any kind of work.

The main aim of Time Management is the best deployment of time. Time Management concentrates on working smart rather than working hard. You can be busy all day without doing anything productive. However, by acquiring Time Management skills, you are able to make progress in your work. Time Management is usually associated with personal Time Management. By inculcating Time Management in your routine you can increase your efficiency and productivity. Time Management is a set of management skills which helps you to be more organized, efficient and happy.

The most important rule of Time Management is to set up goals. However, each goal must be tailor-made and prioritized keeping individual needs in mind. Time Management skills help you to be in charge of your time, your life, your stress and your energy levels. You are able to find time for things that matter most to you in life. Time Management skills help you become aware, organized and committed towards your goals.

Time Management Certification        $29.99

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Virtual Assistant Certification

The workplace is becoming increasingly virtual. Doubtless to say, there are scores of employers seeking out virtual assistants for all kinds of jobs. If you have been contemplating becoming a virtual assistant yourself and have been wondering how to get started, this online Virtual Assistant Certification is for you.

This online Virtual Assistant Course will equip you with all the knowledge and skills that you need to start your own virtual assistant business. On completing the course you will receive a certificate, logo and online transcript for you to display on your website, stationery and in your office. You can display the credentials "Certified Virtual Assistant" on all your business correspondence on completing the certification test at the end of the course.

Virtual assistant training helps you to acquire basic skills that are required to be successful as a virtual assistant. Virtual assistant training includes building up proficiency at typing, Internet, computer and software such as word processing, and spreadsheets. Additionally, learning and improving upon good communication and organizational skills, business management skills such as marketing, record keeping and public relations are also beneficial for Virtual Assistants.

Good organizational skills are essential for managing multiple assignments with varying priorities, as well as family and other personal obligations.

Career Prospects of Virtual Assistants

Virtual offices are no longer sci-fi. They are a reality already and are here not only to stay, but to grow phenomenally. There is a huge unmet demand for virtual assistants, particularly for the ones who reflect the commitment, reliability and efficiency of a "real" office employee. A course in virtual assistance can guide you on how to establish your business as a virtual assistant and take it to great heights.

Virtual Assistant Certification         $69.99

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