High quality standards-based professional learning for
Derived from the Accelerated
School Administrator Program
for Teachers, Teacher
Essentials course modules are designed to promote professional learning, increase competency and
engage educators in learning that will prepare them for advancement.
Content is divided
into the following categories:
- Planning and Building - 23 course modules including subjects such as establishing the
classroom climate, planning the physical environment, managing the classroom, planning
effective lessons, the essential elements of results-focused lesson study, disaggregating
data and data essentials for improving student performance, understanding teams, and much
- Classroom Instruction - 31 course modules including subjects such as best teaching
practices, cooperative learning, differentiating instruction, effective questioning
strategies, motivating materials and strategies for readers, and much more.
- ELL & Exceptional Students - 11 course modules dealing with teaching exceptional
students, the history of educational inclusion, the Individual Education Program (IEP),
language acquisition research, sheltered instruction, assessment of ELL, and much more.
- Classroom tools and resources for Elementary, Middle, and Secondary teachers - 37
course modules ranging in subject from reading strategies and number sense, to main idea,
plot and purpose, algebraic thinking, and earth and space sciences.
- Technology and Distributed Learning - 16 modules in subjects ranging from technology
essentials for the classroom to use of synchronous and asynchronous tools in distributed
These resources have been approved as Educator Accomplished Practices and
provide content and
support for Standards Based Instruction (Common Core and/or NGSSS).
Each of the course modules can be completed in a minimum of one hour, or can engage the
learner for several hours depending on how they choose to complete all of the exercises and
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