Classroom Strategies that Work

Develop classroom lessons using the nine research-based strategies that have been proven to be effective in improving student outcomes.

Course Description

All teachers want to use the best teaching and learning strategies to promote the highest success for students. This course will explore the research that shows which classroom strategies actually work. Teachers will experiment with the nine research-based strategies and reflect on their effectiveness with their own students.

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Duration

Approximately 45 hours

Up to 3 months to complete coursework

Estimated Cost

$270

Ways to Learn

Online

Credit

3 PDUs

Graduate Level Professional Development Credits

Key Features

Online and self-paced   |   Earn graduate-level professional development credits for salary advancement

Gain practical teaching strategies that improve student learning   |  Create a lesson plan to implement in your classroom

What is an independent study course?

This self-paced, online, project-based course provides educators with a framework for exploring a topic that allows teachers the freedom to choose their own focus and readings.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Synthesize the research regarding strategies and methods that are proven effective for student learning and apply them to create an effective learning environment
  • Develop classroom lessons utilizing research-based teaching strategies
  • Analyze and change instruction, as needed, based on the results of student learning


The nine strategies identified are: 

  • Identifying Similarities and Differences
  • Summarizing and Note Taking
  • Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition
  • Homework and Practice
  • Nonlinguistic Representations
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback
  • Generating and Testing Hypothesis
  • Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers


Who Should Enroll?

  • PreK-12 teachers
  • Teacher candidates
  • School administrators
  • Para-educators    

Earn your credit in 3 simple steps

Step 1
Register online.

Step 2
Complete the course.

Step 3
Receive credits and obtain an official transcript.



Resources

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What are Graduate-level Professional Development Credits?

Graduate-level professional development credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement such as salary increment steps and recertification. Students should seek approval from appropriate district officials before enrolling in these courses.

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