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Monday, May 16, 2011

ASCD introduces four new courses to popular PD Online series

ASCD has added four new courses to PD Online, the company's series of professional development courses for educators.

Photo: ASCD
The four new PD Online courses are
  1. The Art and Science of Teaching—ASCD author Robert Marzano uses 10 design questions to guide educators through practical, user-friendly applications of the most current research.
  2. Understanding by Design: An Introduction—UbD™ authors Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe provide a framework that effectively supports teachers in guiding students beyond facts and details to deeper, more relevant levels of understanding.
  4. Response to Intervention: An Introduction—RTI provides educators with structured implementation of strategies that support personalized learning for all students.
  5. Formative Assessment: Deepening Understanding—Formative assessment provides educators with a range of best practices that translate ongoing, relevant student feedback into focused learning.
With a flexible, multimedia design and a deep course catalog, the PD Online series supports the needs of almost any type and size of learning group-from individual learners and small professional learning communities to districtwide professional development, and integration into university courses and programs, according to the announcement.

The new courses cost $99 each.
For more information or to see a sample course, visit ASCD's site. 

About PD Online Courses

Our interactive, self-paced courses on specific education strategies and issues related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership provide individual learners with flexibility without sacrificing meaningful content. Each course includes audio and video clips, examples from actual classrooms, exercises, extensive reading materials, and access to an online forum.

Five Reasons to Choose PD Online Courses
1. Save Time– Scheduling and implementing online learning is much less time consuming than planning and running inservice days and staff meetings.

2. Save Money – Eliminated travel expenses, registration costs, consultant fees, and other expenses associated with seminars and on-site meetings.

3. Offer CEU and College Credit – Each course equals 20 professional development clock hours, which can be applied CEU or college credit.

4. Add Flexibility – Teachers can access the course at any time during the six-month access period, from the comfort of their own homes – even during summer and holiday breaks, saving on substitute teachers costs.

5. Increase Accountability – An integrated LMS helps you monitor each participant’s progress and assessment scores.

Source: Internet@Schools