Online K-12 Teacher License Renewal Courses

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  1. Get information about state renewal requirements and the staff professional development process for teachers in KY.

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  4. Record hours
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  5. Save or submit your total hours for renewal or rank change.
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  • Accommodating All Students Package (25 Hours)
    Topics: Accommodations, Adaptations, Differentiation, IEPs, Cognitive Skills Testing, Training, Documentation, Learning Challenges, Universal Design for Learning and more. In this online course package, teachers are provided with a range of strategies for accommodation, modification, and adaptation of curriculum, materials, and instruction, to appropriately meet the varied needs of students in the classroom. The frameworks provided build on research findings that show how a learner’s level of recognition, strategic, and affective networks can all be taken into account to determine the best way to teach and reach learners Teachers will be shown effective methods to detect students who may have weak cognitive skills, identify tools to strengthen cognition, and implement a Universal Design of Learning (UDL) within the classroom.
    $155 for 25 Hours
    SAVE $40!
    5 Courses (5 hours each)
  • Mental Health Package (25 Hours)
    Topics: ADHD, Counseling, Autism, Emotional Health, Suicide Prevention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Aspergers, Autism Spectrum, Stress, PTSD, Mental Health Disorders. This online course package, has been designed to provide an extensive coverage of the most common of these situations, and give teachers a strong working understanding of each, as well as practical strategies to deal with the spectrum of challenges within the Mental Health umbrella. Teachers will be presented with a basic understanding of the warning signs of early-onset mental illnesses in children and adolescents, ways to strengthen teacher-parent communications and strategies to teach effectively.
    $155 for 25 Hours
    SAVE $40!
    5 Courses (5 hours each)
  • Keeping Kids Safe (1 Hour)
    Children are vulnerable. We need to do what we can to protect them from abuse, trafficking and other forms of child maltreatment that are very real and present around us. Keeping Kids Safe is a short introduction to child safety that helps us understand why children trust their abusers, and what we can do to prevent that. It will help us train our eyes to see child maltreatment around us, and create environments where children are safe. In addition, this short course has a special focus on trafficking, one of the types of child maltreatment that is most frequently misunderstood.
    FREE for 1 Hour
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Accommodating All Learners (5 Hours)
    Addressing accommodation, modification, and adaptation of curriculum, materials, and instruction to appropriately meet the needs of teachers and a variety of students. This online course for teachers may meet state requirements to renew a teaching license. Check with your state department of education.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Accommodations through UDL (5 Hours)
    Make teaching ALL students a very real possibility with the Universal Design of Learning (UDL) framework. This structure builds on research findings that show how a single teaching approach has very limited results on student learning and highlights the need for a new curricular approach in which a learner’s level of recognition, strategic, and affective networks are all taken into account to determine the best means of teaching.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Action Research for School Improvement (5 Hours)
    This course is designed to equip teachers to initiate action research for potential areas of improvement in a classroom or at the school level. Through this course, teachers will be able to learn how to go about each step of the action research process from selecting the area of focus, gathering and interpreting data, setting up an action plan, and finally presenting the findings in order to help others.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Assessment Strategies (5 Hours)
    Assessment is an essential part of learning. It helps teachers and students determine to what extent education goals are being met. This course familiarizes teachers with the strategies and methods that are available to help make assessments meaningful and useful tools.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Bullying: Prevention and Policies for Schools (5 Hours)
    The goal of this course is to help teachers understand the different aspects of bullying and to provide recommended strategies and techniques to deal with both victims and bullies.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Bullying - The Golden Rule Approach (5 Hours)
    Enables teachers to help students respond effectively to verbal comments. Includes video role plays that model and demonstrate methodologies.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Child Abuse Prevention (5 Hours)
    Teachers will be introduced to the basics and fundamental facts of child abuse and neglect, its types, indicators and risk factors. The course primarily aims at educating teachers on the abuse, its legal implications and the legislative statutes addressing them in their role as mandatory reporters.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Classroom Collaboration (5 Hours)
    Explore the benefits of using teamwork as a key element in K-12 classrooms, along with successful strategies to involve students in the various aspects of collaborative instruction. Building on a strong research base, this course empowers teachers to understand and implement effective practices of collaboration in their own classrooms.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Classroom Management for Positive Behaviors (5 Hours)
    As educators, we want to be able to ensure that all students have access to a positive school environment that is conducive to learning. Classroom Management for Positive Behaviors presents an instructive approach that ensures creating this environment with efficient behavioral practices and interventions in order to support academic success. This concept uses prevention to reduce new problem behaviors from occurring and eliminates the problem behaviors that already exist.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Classroom Organization for the 21st Century (5 Hours)
    Effective classroom organization aids teachers as they strive to make their lives and classrooms more structured and a lot less stressful. The ideas in this course present effective ways for teachers to be organized with practical steps in planning enabling teachers to avoid last minute time crunches.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Cognitive Skills - Understanding Learning Challenges (5 Hours)
    Discover methods for detecting weak cognitive skills in students and strategies to strengthen such skills.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Cultural Competency and Responsive Teaching (5 Hours)
    This cultural competency and responsiveness training helps teachers assess their own cultural lens and examine potential bias that impacts the classroom framework with equitable sensitivity to all learners across languages, genders, religions, races, cultural backgrounds, and special needs.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Differentiation for Gifted Learners in the Classroom (5 Hours)
    Better understand gifted and talented education by learning how to identify, instruct and assess these students. Explore related topics, issues, and resources geared towards our gifted population.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • English Language Learners in the Classroom (5 Hours)
    Create a welcoming environment that ensures English Language Learners thrive educationally through the integration of useful research based strategies that promote student engagement with the lessons and curriculum.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Ethical Conduct in Education (5 Hours)
    Ethics may seem like an abstract concept, and yet it’s practical, relevant and a critical part of a teacher’s professional life. Explore how you can grow in ethics in the areas of academic excellence, boundaries and academic integrity. From protocols for social media, reporting abuse, transference and plagiarism, this course explores issues where ethics and education meet. It is full of practical strategies, resources and guidelines for teachers to reflect on and implement in their particular teaching situations.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Ethics for Education Professionals (5 Hours)
    Bring and maintain high standards of ethics into our schools. Includes a variety of topics to explore practical ways of addressing ethical decisions in our lives.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Examining and Evaluating Student Work (5 Hours)
    Understand effective and dynamic methods by which teachers can assess student work. Learn to examine student work through a process of intentional reflection with other teachers. Engage with other teachers on improving educational practices through critical evaluation of student work samples.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Formative Assessment (5 Hours)
    Respond to the needs of students and shape instruction through the use of formative assessments. Learn about and implement formative assessments in your school to discover and demonstrate for yourself, your students and your community what happens when a school moves in this direction and you know students are truly learning.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • How to Teach Online for the Classroom Teacher (5 Hours)
    In this course, teachers go through the process of preparing to teach online while also being introduced to tools and resources that can be useful when teaching online. Classroom teachers can quickly transition to becoming effective online teachers.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • IEPs: Documentation and Implementation for Teachers (5 Hours)
    The goal of this course is to help teachers understand the IEP process and build the teachers comfort level in developing, aligning with and carrying out the IEP through rich examples and templates to help teachers understand and practically use the recommended strategies in a classroom setting.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Introduction to Autism (5 Hours)
    Understand what learning and interactions are like for a student with Autism while also learning to accommodate and teach students with Autism in the classroom.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Partnering with Parents (5 Hours)
    Bridge communication gaps with useful strategies to employ while facing common challenging situations in working with parents.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Peer Review of Teaching (5 Hours)
    Aimed at propelling teachers toward growth and improvement, this course presents peer review as an easy-to-apply model of wholesome teacher evaluation. Teachers will be equipped with practical strategies and tools so they can engage in systematic assessment of teaching performance.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Recognition of Early-onset Mental Health Illness in Children & Adolescents (5 Hours)
    Provides a basic understanding of warning signs of early-onset mental illness in children and adolescents as well as ideas and strategies that help teachers work with students.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Suicide Prevention (5 Hours)
    Teachers will learn to identify possible early signs of suicide and be introduced to tools that may be helpful to students. Creative activities and strategies can help promote safe classroom environments. The course also encourages teachers to work together with their school in initiating and implementing school-wide policies and programs on suicide prevention.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Teacher Coaching (5 Hours)
    Information and skills essential to the process of Cognitive/Peer Coaching in their school. Learn about the process of Cognitive Coaching, the roles and responsibilities of the coach and the coachee and how to implement this process in your school, reaping multiple benefits for the school, teachers and students.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Transformative Classroom Management (5 Hours)
    Smart teachers struggle with classroom management. Skilled teachers elect to use strategies that create more problems than they solve. This course focuses on proven ideas that when used, work.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Understanding ADHD (5 Hours)
    Gain confidence in not only accommodating students with ADHD, but also other students who are energetic, hyperactive or have difficulty paying attention.
    $39 for 5 Hours
    1 Certificate
    5 Year Access
  • Academic Interventions (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    This course introduces teachers to STEM and student-centered learning to create and implement a standards-based curriculum. Teachers are then able to customize and differentiate curriculum for each learner acting more as facilitators, coaches and mentors.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Child Abuse Prevention (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    Protecting children is the role and responsibility of every teacher. Educators taking this course examine professional behaviors and boundaries while becoming aware of red flags that might indicate a child is being abused.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Cognitive Skills Understanding Learning Challenges (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    We all know the brain plays a major role in learning, but few are aware of how. In a class where each child differs in ability to learn, it is essential that educators know how the brain is related to the process of learning, in order to help facilitate student performance. Such knowledge will also give the educator an advantage when faced with the challenge of teaching a child with special needs. This course equips educators with extensive knowledge about the process of learning.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Cohesive Classroom Communities (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    Teachers are equipped to transform their classrooms into cohesive learning communities, through this online course. The course begins with Classroom Collaboration where educators come to understand the importance of the teacher’s role in creating an environment where young people are willing and able to work collaboratively. Teachers are taught to recognize, appropriately handle and make accommodations, for diagnosable mental health issues among students. The course helps teachers understand that they play a valuable role, and can help save a life, by learning about the prevalence of suicide; understanding suicide and how it may be prevented.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • ELL & ESL Instructional Strategies (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    The strategies in this course help educators understand the influence second language acquisition has on learning and how to promote effective interaction between ELL students and their classmates. Teachers learn how expected behaviors within a classroom should be taught through consistent responses and positive reinforcement.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Money for Classrooms (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    This course will help teachers to maximize their classroom budget and raise funds for innovative ideas and projects. Teachers will learn to create effective budgets, write grants and create fundraising campaigns while connecting with community stakeholders to support educational endeavors in the classroom.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Pedagogy Essentials (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    Teaching amongst the technological advances of the 21st century, brings with it unique challenges of combining education and theory with classroom practice. This three part course is designed to provide teachers the background knowledge and resources they require to use research findings to enhance their students’ learning. The course covers Research Based Instructional Strategies, which focuses on strategies teachers can use to channel research findings to improve their quality of instruction. Curriculum Development equips teachers to create effective, yet practical unit and lesson plans that equip students to learn more efficiently. The course also focuses on enabling teachers organize their teaching plans, work-life balance and the various aspects of their classroom.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Peer Coaching and Evaluation (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    Learning as a community of educators, and from each other is one of the best ways teachers can find encouragement, inspiration and support as they maneuver everyday challenges in the classroom. This course explores research-based strategies in peer teaching and professional development adopted and embraced by schools across the country.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Preparing College Ready and Career-bound Students (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    Prepare students for a successful future in college and careers. This online course suggests an approach to overall development of the student from elementary through high school that can help students become college ready and successful in their careers.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Raising Academic Achievement (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    Academic achievement has become an important benchmark in education. This course is full of strategies and educational practices that can help improve academic achievement. In addition to classroom tools and ideas, this online course helps teachers analyze student work to identify gaps in their teaching and helps raise academic scores by establishing a culture of inquiry.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Reading Across the Curriculum (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    Reading should be a meaningful activity that is focused on comprehension and that results in understanding. When students struggle with a specific subject matter the underlying reason is usually also identified as under developed reading skills. The strategies in this course are imperative for all educators to help their students become proficient readers. This course helps teachers understand how to assess reading skills in the classroom and plan instruction accordingly. It also equips educators to empower their students with confidence when handling tough text. Teachers also learn how to act as a facilitator for small groups for guided reading.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Standards and Communications in Teaching (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    In an age where there are multiple approaches to teaching and educating students, it becomes important to ensure that a particular standard is maintained. This class helps educators achieve goals, while empowering you with skills and tools to deliver the best of quality education. Standards and Communications in Teaching is a three part integrated course that highlights various strategies for facilitating student learning and improving academic achievement. It also focuses on positive communication, both with students and parents, in order to achieve excellence in education.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Standards in the Classroom (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    Teachers in this course explore approaches to instruction, assessment and evaluation that they can implement in their classroom. This course focuses on practices teachers can use to promote student motivation and self-learning while decreasing and eliminating behavior issues.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Students with Disabilities (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    Every student is unique and has different needs, learning levels and abilities. As teachers, it is certainly challenging to teach each and every student effectively. This online course presents reaching students with special needs as a real possibility. It prepares teachers to plan for IEPs (Individualized Education Plans), reveals the Universal Design of Learning framework, and shares Assistive Communication tools and technologies to help all students attain their maximum educational potential.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Teachers in Leadership (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    The strength of an educational institution lies in its leadership, educators and students. This online course is rich in content that highlights changes or initiatives that can be implemented to improve student learning and encourage school improvement. Teachers taking this class can explore strategies for improving their public speaking skills and in turn, facilitate improved communication with audiences.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Teaching Online for the Classroom Teacher (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    Delivering content online, assessment through collaboration and engagement, planning and safety considerations, digital reading technologies, technology supported reading, collaborative reading through technology, planning a virtual field trip, virtual field trip resources, conducting a virtual field trip, online PD for teachers.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Technology for Student Learning (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    We live in a technologically advanced world. But, for teachers, the hallmark question is to understand how we can effectively use this technology to enhance student learning in the classroom. This online course will shine light on the multi-faceted uses of technology in the classroom. Teachers will learn how to choose technology for the classroom, be techno-savvy especially in the use of iPads and how to flip a traditional classroom to one with innovative instructional methods designed for enhancing student learning.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Technology for Today's Classroom (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    Protecting children is the role and responsibility of every teacher. Educators taking this course examine professional behaviors and boundaries while becoming aware of red flags that might indicate a child is being abused.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
  • Understanding Special Populations (1 semester credit - Adams State University)
    As educators, we all face situations where we accommodate students with special needs in our classrooms. In such situations, how can we modulate our teaching to ensure that we reach each and every child? This course is designed to help educators encourage and maximize each child’s potential.Terms like Autism, ADHD, learning disability and gifted learners are being constantly used. What do they mean? What makes these children unique? And most importantly, how as an educator can you enhance these students’ learning ability? These are questions that are answered in this course.
    Pay $140 today
    Pay $55 university credit
    Total Price = $195
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