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Education and Personal Development


Teachers Aide
Price: $3,499.00
The Instructional Paraprofessional Certification Program will prepare you to assist classroom teachers in instruction of mathematics, reading and writing. The required courses include topics in teaching mathematic, reading and writing, an overview of the job of Instructional Paraprofessional and an introduction to child development. The elective courses allow students to explore areas related to instruction including classroom management skills, teaching and learning theories and instructional methods. The Instructional Paraprofessional Certification Program will help prepare you to pass the Educational Testing Services ParaPro Exam or other skills assessment exams and to pass any observation-based certification programs required by your state.. Click here for the full description of Teachers Aide

TOEFL Exam Prep
Price: $665.00
Undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs around the world require students to demonstrate their ability to communicate in English as an entrance requirement. The TOEFL test gives test takers the opportunity to prove they can communicate ideas effectively by simulating university classroom and student life communication. The test measures how well test takers use English, not just their knowledge of the language. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the TOEFL, including information about the test, an explanation of test scores, and thorough coverage of each area of the test itself. In addition, students will have the opportunity to take practice TOEFL tests that will help estimate how the student might perform on the actual test. Upon completion of this course, students will be fully prepared to take the TOEFL examination.. Click here for the full description of TOEFL Exam Prep


Fundamentals of Instructional Design
Price: $270.00
Students will explore ways in which courses can be designed. Students will be introduced to the ADDIE design model and other design models that may work in other environments. Students will write instructional objectives and design a unit of instruction and assessments that support the instructional objects. Students will plan an evaluation of their instructional materials.. Full description of Fundamentals of Instructional Design

Learning Styles in the Classroom
Price: $305.00
Does it seem like some of your students get it with very little help from you while others never seem to even after a lot of one-on-one coaching? If so, it could that you are not speaking their learning language. Every person brings their own learning style to the classroom, even young children. By learning about your own learning style and the learning styles of others you will learn ways to reach all of your students and to help them to learn better.. Full description of Learning Styles in the Classroom

Moving a course from the classroom to cyberspace
Price: $225.00
Building an online course is not the same as preparing to teach in the classroom. A well-designed online course requires more preparation. Since learning online is different than learning in the classroom, you will need to be aware of what works and what doesn't. This course will introduce you to the process of instructional design for online learning and will walk you through the process of building one unit of study for your course. You will learn how to build online interactions and to make your courses more student-centered.. Full description of Moving a course from the classroom to cyberspace

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
Price: $305.00
Every student in your class is intelligent. The trick is to finding out just how he or she is intelligent and tapping that to help your student to learn more easily and to allow him or her to add a new a dimension to your course. Howard Gardners's Multiple Intelligence Theory defines students as intelligent in one of eight areas. By teaching to a student's intelligences and by allowing them to express themselves using their preferred intelligences the entire classroom can be enriched. Students will explore the Multiple Intelligences theories and learn to design lesson plans that appeal to various intelligences.. Full description of Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom