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  • 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

Interactive Courses - with Zoom

  • Conveniently scheduled for specific dates
  • Available 24/7 during a specific date range
  • Assignments due weekly
  • Engaged Instruction and group collaboration
  • Offered in 4-week or 8-week formats

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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.

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

Multiple Delivery Formats

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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%

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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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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) in Education

Today’s schools are richer in diversity than ever before. This course is designed to provide educators with the resources, tools, and steps necessary to foster a welcoming, safe, and productive learning environment built on respect for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) for all students. Course participants will examine the implications of historical inequities on personal beliefs and practices, as well as modern day school policies and procedures. Educators will be challenged to look at their professional practices and curriculum materials from new perspectives and will be empowered with resources and strategies necessary to advance DEIB initiatives in their classrooms and schools. Throughout the course, participants will engage in interactive dialogue through a variety of mediums to receive valuable feedback to reflect on from their instructor. All formative and summative projects are reviewed and graded, and feedback from the instructor will be provided allowing the participant to enhance their portfolio of educational tools/resources to impact their classroom or school community.

Phonics and Beyond: Foundational Literacy Skills Across Grade Levels

The research is clear - phonics is a critical component of effectively teaching students how to read and write. This course is designed to give participants a deep understanding of the key characteristics of, and the essential steps involved with phonics instruction. Course participants will be prepared to put the elements of effective literacy instruction - including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension - into practice to help students across grade levels develop and strengthen their literacy skills. Throughout the course, participants will engage in interactive dialogue through a variety of mediums to receive valuable feedback to reflect on from their instructor. All formative and summative projects are reviewed and graded, and feedback from the instructor will be provided allowing the participant to enhance their portfolio of educational tools/resources to impact their classroom or school community.

Swipe Generation: Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity and Learning for Students

Participants in this course will learn how to build academic success for today’s learners, known as the “Swipe Generation.” and how Swipe technology shapes emerging learning styles. This generation needs to rely heavily on technology skills to enhance their learning by developing problem-solving strategies and also reflect on their thinking and learning process. Participants will explore ways to enhance student performance by implementing a series of strategies to meet the unique needs of every learner in the classroom. These learning strategies can be applied, but first, students must become interested in and find the content worthy of their attention, which requires sustained mental effort, commitment, and engagement that can support the success of every learner. Foundational work in this course will include research on understanding effective practices, student learning strategies, and classroom outcomes that utilize technology and higher-level thinking skills. Participants will synthesize these paradigms and develop a new understanding of educators’ role in the classroom, along with new tools, strategies, and techniques for cultivating students’ learning and a state-of-the-art teaching approach to meet their educational goals. Throughout the course, students will participate in interactive dialogue through a variety of mediums to receive valuable feedback to reflect on from their instructor. All formative and summative projects are reviewed, and graded, and feedback from the instructor will be provided allowing the student to enhance their portfolio of educational tools/resources to impact their classroom or school community.

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