These general education courses are 20 hours each.

20 hours

Using a tiered instructional framework model, participants will learn how to deliver sound, research-based instruction focused on specific student challenges. Through high quality, differentiated and scientifically based instruction, participants will learn how to scaffold learning strategy carefully with increased intensity to meet students at their identified level of performance and rate of progress as leveraged with student learning targets, IEP goals, and the State of Florida MTSS criteria. Increased achievement and closing learning gaps are priorities when intervening strategically for Tiers II and III students.

Course Objectives:

  • Participants will understand how to use tiered instructional models to close achievement gaps among Tiers II and III students.
  • Participants will learn the assessment procedures needed to progress monitor effectively in order to deliver effective and timely interventions for MTSS students.
  • Participants will practice with various differentiated, scientifically based instructional technique to address students needs with.
  • Participants will plan curriculum and content geared toward meeting the instructional needs of Tiers II and III students using sound tiered intervention strategies.

20 hours

Science has taken educational research to new levels as applied to teaching and learning. Culling cognitive science that links to higher-order cognition and multiple brain-based literacy approach, participants will acquire a repertoire of authentic assessment tools and scaffolding strategy to teach using brain-friendly instructional approaches. Other tools include strategy guides, scaffolding charts, rubrics and thinking maps for immediate application.

Course objectives:

  • Learn and analyze the research behind new science and brain-based literacy strategy.
  • Acquire and use classroom strategy and tools for teaching using a brain-friendly, multisensory curriculum.
  • Plan and implement within a new understanding of and for a multisensory, brain-friendly literacy curriculum.

20 hours

Science has taken educational research to new levels as applied to teaching and learning. Culling cognitive science that links to higher-order cognition and multiple brain-based literacy approach, participants will acquire a repertoire of authentic assessment tools and scaffolding strategy to teach using brain-friendly instructional approaches. Other tools include strategy guides, scaffolding charts, rubrics and thinking maps for immediate application.

Course objectives:

  • Learn and analyze the research behind new science and brain-based literacy strategy.
  • Acquire and use classroom strategy and tools for teaching using a brain-friendly, multisensory curriculum.
  • Plan and implement within a new understanding of and for a multisensory, brain-friendly literacy curriculum.

20 hours

Research-based practices are those that have been legitimized by virtue of having been field-tested.  Using sound and approaches that help us understand the learning styles of our students in order to better meet their needs in our classrooms, participants will learn to scaffold strategy with increased intensity using best classroom practices. Engaging our students is the beginning to opening up the gateway to learning. Participants will learn and practice with learning style theories, engaging 21st century approaches, and crafting activities around performance tasks that tap into students’ interests.  From maximizing structure, to development of predictable routines, learning in natural contexts, observing students and using anecdotal data to inform instruction with, participants will learn how to find, use, and fully develop research-based practices in order to effectively engage positive classroom behaviors that lead to high student engagement and academic achievement.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn and apply age and grade-appropriate research-based strategy to evaluate students and use this data to plan and/or modify instruction with.
  • Analyze various age and grade-appropriate behavior management theories as they align the needs of exceptional learners.
  • Identify and align behavioral theory with learning theory to craft effective lessons that engage positive student behavior. 
  • Apply, through planning and job-embedded action, specific and measurable behavioral management goals and strategies as they align with identified student learning objectives.

20 hours

Research-based practices are those that have been legitimized by virtue of having been field-tested.  Using sound and approaches that help us understand the learning styles of our students in order to better meet their needs in our classrooms, participants will learn to scaffold strategy with increased intensity using best classroom practices. Engaging our students is the beginning to opening up the gateway to learning. Participants will learn and practice with learning style theories, engaging 21st century approaches, and crafting activities around performance tasks that tap into students’ interests.  From maximizing structure, to development of predictable routines, learning in natural contexts, observing students and using anecdotal data to inform instruction with, participants will learn how to find, use, and fully develop research-based practices in order to effectively engage positive classroom behaviors that lead to high student engagement and academic achievement.

Course Objectives:

  • Apply age and grade-appropriate research-based strategy to evaluate students and use this data to plan and/or modify instruction with.
  • Analyze and play with various age and grade-appropriate behavior management theories as they align the needs of exceptional learners.
  • Align behavioral theory with learning theory to craft effective lessons that engage positive student behavior. 
  • Learn and apply, through planning and job-embedded action, specific and measurable behavioral management goals and strategies as they align with identified student learning objectives.