Teacher License Renewal Courses

Course Descriptions

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Planning for Classroom Success

CRN 85276 EDUC 03D  S1 1 Credit

This course will provide both general and special education teachers with strategies and tools to create an engaging and positive learning environment. Topics will include positive reinforcement, relationship building, developing classroom procedures and expectations, outlining tiered consequences, and using a variety of response options to encourage participation.

Friday, September 5, 4 p.m.  to 10 p.m. (Class conducted ONLINE via Canvas. Do not report to the Stafford campus)
Saturday, September 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Class conducted in person. Please report to Stafford North Room 126)
Instructor: Jennifer Walker
Target audience: K-12 general and special education teachers
 

Effective Collaboration and Co-Teaching

CRN 85277 EDUC 05K S1 1 Credit

Special education law requires that students with disabilities be educated to the greatest extent possible with their peers. Collaboration requires effective communication skills. This course will provide both special education and general education teachers the tools they need to communicate effectively with one another, models of collaboration, and ways to plan effectively. The course is appropriate for general and special education teachers of all grades and subjects, as well as, for school administrators interested in facilitating effective collaboration among staff working with students.

Friday, September 12, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Class conducted ONLINE via Canvas. Do not report to the Stafford campus)
Saturday, September 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Class conducted in person. Please report to Stafford North Room 126)
Instructor: Roberta Gentry
Target audience: All grade levels, general and special educators, administrators
 

Understanding Functional Behavior Assessments

CRN 85278 EDUC 04D S1 1 Credit

There is a steady growth of literature empirically supporting the use of Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) in classroom settings to reduce problem behaviors. The intended outcome of the FBA/BIP process is to make data-based decisions about how to best serve students with challenging behaviors. This course will provide both general and special education teachers with an outline for creating FBAs and BIPs to include functions of behavior, antecedants/behavior/consequences, replacement behaviors, and data collection. This course will also provide a framework for understanding the legislation associated with the Positive Behavior Intervention Supports as well as Manifestation Determinations.

Friday, October 17, 4 p.m.  to 10 p.m. (Class conducted ONLINE via Canvas. Do not report to the Stafford campus)
Saturday, October 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Class conducted in person. Please report to Stafford North Room 252)
Instructor: Jennifer Walker
Target audience: K-12 general and special education teachers

Special Education for General Educators (and Special Educators too!)

CRN 85279 EDUC 02K S1 1 Credit

This course is designed for general education teachers wanting to learn more about working with students with disabilities. Characteristics of students with disabilities, accommodations, modifications, and legal requirements will be shared. Special educators are also welcome.

Friday, October 24, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Class conducted ONLINE via Canvas. Do not report to the Stafford campus)
Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Class conducted in person. Please report to Stafford North Room 126)
Instructor: Roberta Gentry
Target audience: All grade levels, general and special educators, administrators

Data Based Decision Making

CRN 85280 EDUC 05D S1 1 Credit

This course is designed to assist teachers with setting measurable achievement goals for students, document student progress towards those goals, and to use the performance data to document and communicate student academic progress. The course will cover developing goals, curriculum based measurement, interpreting the results of assessments, and summarizing student data.

Friday, November 14, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Class conducted ONLINE via Canvas. Do not report to the Stafford campus)
Saturday, November 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Class conducted in person. Please report to Stafford North Room 126)
Instructor: Roberta Gentry
Target audience: K-6 Teachers
 

 

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*All classes are held at the Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., unless otherwise noted. Students will need to seek approval from their school systems for specific licensure renewal courses that meet their own recertification requirements.