Teaching and Education: Fundamentals

Online courses — Students with special needs

(4 modules; start anytime)
Help children with severe social, emotional or behavioral disabilities to be successful. Taught by a leading DTT expert, this program translates theories into practical classroom applications.

(instructor-led)
Gain the knowledge you need to cope with the most common disabilities you'll encounter in your classroom. You'll learn powerful strategies you can put to work immediately, plus dozens of tips for fostering the reading, writing, and math skills of students with special needs.

(instructor-led)
Learn creative, easy, low-budget strategies to help children with autism to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

Online, instructor-led courses — Classroom skills and instructional methods

Get the training you need to reach the diverse mix of students you face every day. The curriculum covers how each child learns, how to help special needs children develop new strengths, and how to guide every student toward academic success.

You'll learn 10 practical strategies for introducing DI into your classroom, and how to apply these strategies to improve learning outcomes for your students.

Find out how children learn to process language and how they become proficient speakers and thinkers. You'll also discover how to stimulate a child's continued speech, brain, and language development in an enjoyable, age-appropriate, and natural way.

One secret about children and discipline can significantly improve your classroom management. This course reviews various student behaviors and presents a step-by-step approach to effective, positive classroom discipline.

Learn how to use a new research-based six-step approach to solve severe and chronic discipline problems, including bullying, fighting, using abusive language, stealing, and refusing to work.

This course shows you how to run a motivational classroom. Find out how to write winning lesson plans, reach diverse learners through differentiated instruction, communicate clearly, plan memorable events, and keep stress at bay.

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.

How do you keep preschoolers engaged for an entire school year? This idea-packed course equips you with ample material for crafting memorable, balanced, and engaging lesson plans.

This course helps you to understand, appreciate, and meet the needs of the teens in your life. Learn about the many physical, emotional, and cognitive changes that affect the teens, and the significance of these changes.

Learn a step-by-step process for creating a wide variety of instructional materials, including work books, lab manuals, booklets, activity kits, and visual aids.

Discover how two powerful approaches — Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention — can help every child succeed academically. Learn how to perform assessments, monitor progress, select teaching materials, address learners' diverse needs, and more.