Advanced Strategies for Professional Development

Advanced Strategies for Professional Development (ASPD) develops and delivers standard and custom online courses for continuing education, professional development support for professionals, schools, districts, and organizations.

Common Core Standards
EDDU 9034 Understanding CCSS ELA Standards K-12
Unpack the English Language Arts Standards to learn what students will need to know, do, and understand and learn what changes in planning, organization, teaching, and assessment are required of teachers, teams/departments, and schools.
EDDU 9035 Integrating CCSS ELA Standards in GR 6-12 Current Content Areas
Learn to use the CCSS ELA Standards for History, Science, and Technical Areas to plan Grade 6-12 content area units/lessons that fully integrate reading, writing, language, listening, and speaking reflecting the new levels of depth and rigor of CCSS for English Language Arts. Learn to select and/or create materials to support CCSS-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
EDDU 9036 CCSS-Aligned Curriculum and Materials for GR K-5 ELA
Learn to use the CCSS to plan K-5 units/lessons that fully integrate reading, writing, language, listening, and speaking reflecting the new levels of depth and rigor of CCSS for English Language Arts. Learn to select and/or create materials to support CCSS-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
EDDU 9037 CCSS-Aligned Curriculum and Materials for GR 6-12 ELA
Learn to use the CCSS to plan Grade 6-12 ELA units/lessons that fully integrate reading, writing, language, listening, and speaking reflecting the new levels of depth and rigor of CCSS for English Language Arts. Learn to select and/or create materials to support CCSS-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
EDDU 9038 CCSS-Aligned Curriculum and Materials for GR K-8 Math
Learn to use the CCSS Math Standards to plan units and lessons in Grades K-8 that reflect the new levels of focus, coherence, depth, and rigor of CCSS Math Standards. Learn to select and/or create materials and resources to support CCSS-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Educational Administration
EDCU 9019 RtI Basics: Getting the Big Picture
Learn the key ideas and core principles of RtI and how to use Tier 1, 2, and 3 strategies to increase student learning and manage student behavior.
EDDU 9894 Understand/Teach/Support Middle School Students
Explore educational psychology focusing on the developmental characteristics of early adolescents, the nature and needs of early adolescents, and the role of the middle-grade teacher in assessment, coordination, and referral of students to health and social services.
English Language Learning
EDEU 9390 Cross Cultural Issues
Gain deeper awareness of how one's personal attitudes, values, and beliefs about language, patriotism, culture, teaching, learning, power, privilege, and other cultural norms, values, and mores impact teaching and learning. Participants will relate these concepts to cross-cultural interactions in educational settings and explore implications about how these impact interactions with students and their families, instructional decisions, and perceptions about student performance, teaching, and learning within your professional practice.
EDEU 9388 Theory/Foundations of ESL Programs
Learn how historical, political, sociocultural, and educational events, policies, laws, and issues drive and affect education of linguistically and culturally diverse students in ESL programs in schools. Learn what services and programs are to be provided to ELL students in ESL programs based on local, state, and federal policies and laws. Explore program delivery models and various theories of Second Language Acquisition (SLA), bilingualism, and sociocultural variables.
Instructional/Curriculum
EDDU 9893 Effective Middle Level Programs
Develop an understanding about philosophy, curriculum, and instructional methods for designing and teaching developmentally appropriate middle grades programs. Emphasis is placed on addressing the cognitive, emotional and physical development of each child, including teaching reading in the content areas (e.g., science, social sciences.

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