Developing Data Driven Plans

This module provides an introduction to creating data-driven plans that are informed by research and designed to align services to the needs of students. Teachers, principals, and school counselors would benefit from this. Participants review their perspectives and paradigms and the importance of all stakeholders having shared visions when using data-driven strategies. They learn how to identify relevant data for specific goals and how to group students using that data. This module provides
“Research Nuggets” for informing practices, and includes a review of WhatWorks Clearinghouse. Participants will learn to write SMART outcomes, and then plan a research-informed service to achieve it. Participants will create a data-driven plan to share with others

20 Hours

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Using Web-Based Resources to Help Students Plan and Prepare for Post-Secondary Aspirations

Participants will develop digital competencies as they learn to use web-based resources to create lessons for students. The lessons will be designed to teach students about information that is available to them for planning the path to their aspirations.  Teachers and school counselors will become aware of the websites, and learn to use them in lesson plans. They will also learn to use an online tool to create pre and post surveys for students for formative assessment and documenting learning. 

20 Hours

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Excel for Educators

This module walks participants through demonstrations in an education context that show how to clean data so that it is properly read, write formulas, sort, and filter. This module will provide examples of real-life uses for these skills for administrators, teachers, and school counselors. The module will also show how to summarize and graphically display data.
Work Products:
1. Excel workbooks demonstrating how to merge data.
2. Excel spreadsheets that use simple formulas.

20 Hours

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Designing a Digital Resource Library

This module is for education administrators and leaders who will be responsible for planning Digital Resource Libraries. The participant will explore different types of digital resources, and learn the research-based classifications for them. This module provides an online template for creating documents that describe digital resources in terms of these classifications. The module provides links to online resources that participants will explore, then use the online template that prompts them to create a document with ideas for using the resource.  The participant will also learn how to organize a digital resource library. The documents are designed to be shared with colleagues.

30 Hours

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Digital Literacy for Teachers

This module will explore digital resources that are most useful in education: Digital resources for education are classified into categories, according to research. This module provides an online template for creating documents that describe digital resources in these terms. The module provides links to online resources that participants will explore, then use the online template that prompts them to create a document with ideas for using the resource.  The documents are designed to be shared with colleagues.

30 Hours

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Understanding IEPs and Supporting Students

This course is designed for classroom teachers or other educators who need to understand what an Individual Education Plan is, what to look for when reviewing one, and how it is designed to promote success of students with disabilities. Whether an educator is on an IEP Team, or simply helping to support a student for success, understanding the critical components of an IEP is useful. The course also introduces the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and illustrates how to review a lesson plan, and modify it to include more supportive elements.

10 Hours

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ASCA National Model

This module is for school counselors. This introduces them to the ASCA National Model, and gets them started with writing Beliefs, Vision, and Mission Statements, writing Goals, making a Lesson Plan, making a Perception Survey, and reflecting on the data-driven framework.

30 Hours

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Teaching Students to Use Formative Feedback in Math

This module provides tools for teachers to help students create their own formative feedback in math.  Participants are introduced to the most common mistakes in math and provided with worksheets for tallying mistake types.  They are provided with example math worksheets to use in lessons with students to teach them to classify types of mistakes in math. Participants will learn to help students check their work in math by looking for the types of mistakes they most commonly make.

10 Hours

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Tools for the Task

This module teaches participants which types of software are most appropriate for which kinds of tasks.  The module will review how to use features of MS word for generating tables of contents, outlining,  and editing. It will demonstrate the power of a spreadsheet for manipulating data, as compared with using Word.  Participants will learn be given real-world examples to illustrate the power of using the best tool for the job.

10 Hours

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