Continuing Education Courses for Teachers | Professional Learning For Educators | The Connecting Link

Online Self-Paced Courses

  • Available 24/7 in our online classroom
  • Start anytime within 60 days of enrollment
  • Work at your own pace
  • Interact with the course instructor
  • Finish in 12 weeks or less

Online Structured Courses

  • Available 24/7 during a specific date range
  • Assignments due weekly
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants
  • Offered in 4-week or 8-week formats

Site Based Courses

  • Scheduled at convenient times during a specific date range
  • Instructor-lead with an emphasis on group collaboration
  • Assignments due throughout the course
  • Curriculum available in our online classroom

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Relevant Curriculum

We are constantly researching and developing new and relevant courses to keep you at the top of your class.

Modern Environment

We have our own in-house technical team to ensure the delivery of our classes are using the most modern and accessible standards available.

Top-Tier University Partners

We have partnered with many top universities in the country to provide a broad selection of accreditation choices and we are continuously pursuing new partnerships.

Professional Instructors

Our instructors are experts in their fields of study and are focused on delivering consistent results to our students.

Multiple Delivery Formats

Choose between online self-paced, structured or more traditional on-site classroom formats.

Happy Students

We're focused on our students' success and it shows with excellent pass rates and returns.
Returning Students 80%
Pass Rate 99%
Career Advancement 100%

Best In Class

Over 80% of our students return to us again and again to take additional courses. And because we develop robust curricula, partner with top-tier universities and work with an amazing team of instructors, our students receive high marks on their studies and receive more pay increases providing high marks for us.

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Most Popular Courses

Mindfulness in the 21st Century Classroom

This course is designed to give educators at all levels an overview of recent research on mindfulness practices and to provide step by step guidance on how to integrate these practices into the classroom. Participants in this course will learn what mindfulness is, why it is important, and how to creatively apply research-based mindfulness techniques in meeting the diverse learning needs of students. Attention will also be given to ways educators can use mindfulness to enhance their own professional and personal experience as teachers.

Assessment & Grading: Promoting Student Growth

This course is designed to enhance a participant’s knowledge of assessment and grading practices. The following themes will be investigated: formative assessment, summative assessment, learning targets and outcomes, methods of assessing, types of assessment protocols, grading practices, providing feedback, and defining mastery. This course prepares teachers by providing them with the essential elements needed to translate assessment of learning to assessment for learning. 

21st-Century Learners: Reaching and Teaching the iGeneration

This course is designed to explore the essential elements needed for the acquisition of knowledge and competencies to promote 21st century learning skills. Participants in this course will learn about the need for collaboration, communication, and critical and creative thinking. The effective use of technology and media literacy will be investigated. This course prepares teachers by engaging them in thoughtful dialogue and activities that promote 21st century ideas and understanding of students’ diverse, digital, and global learning needs.

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