Teacher Professional Development
Yes, summer is almost here, but a teacher's work is never done. If you're going to have to set aside some time over summer vacation to earn the college credit or teacher professional development clock hours you're going to need for licensure or to complete a grad degree, we can help.
The image shown at right is taken from Youth Change's Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Online Workshop. It shows how the online class video can appear on a desktop computer screen. The user could have instead have elected to make the video take over the entire screen rather than just part of it for an experience that is more like watching a television rather than a computer screen.
If you've never tried an online teacher professional development course before, imagine this: You're lying on the beach, soaking up the sun, listening to the waves and earning college grad credit and clock hours at the same time. That's right. The world of professional development has shifted from drafty meeting rooms to warm and sunny beaches– or wherever you happen to be. All you need is an internet-capable device and a way to connect to the internet. You're going to love teacher training on the go.
You can also say good-bye to sky-high prices for teacher training. Online courses like the professional development offerings from Youth Change, start at budget prices. You can take a one hour course and earn one clock hour or CEU and the cost for all that is just $39.
There are countless providers of online teacher professional development, but according to our evaluations, we're pleased that our students find that Youth Change Workshops is providing some of the most useful and affordable training anywhere.
Online professional development can do more than get teachers the clock hours and college graduate credit they need. Online teacher classes, like those that we provide, can deliver ready-to-use solutions for classroom management problems, poor student motivation, and all the other behavioral, social, academic and coping problems that your elementary, middle or high school students present all school year long.
Youth Change's most popular online course is called Control Uncontrollable Students and it is a great example of an affordable online P.D. course that delivers enormous benefit. This course shows exactly how to avoid serious classroom management problems like defiance, bad attitudes, disrespect, violence, property damage, verbal abuse, peer conflict, bullying and cyberbullying. While you sit on the beach, you could be also learning how to stop serious student discipline problems before they even start.
If you're someone who is normally reluctant to try anything that involves computers or technology, don't let your hesitation stop you. Taking an online teacher professional development class is as easy as clicking "Play" on a YouTube video or any other video. If you can find the "Play" button on a DVR remote control, then you can find the "Play" button for an online professional development class.
Don't take our word for it. See how very easy it is to take an online training course. Simply click "Play" on the video below and watch an online mini-professional development for teachers that shows how to improve students' motivation for school. If you can figure out how to watch this mini-professional development online class, then you figure out how to watch a full-size online course too.
Most internet-capable devices can play most online professional development classes. That means that you can usually watch the online class on your computer, laptop, tablet, mini-tablet, TV, smart phone or PDA. No matter where you are, you have professional development at your fingertips.
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If you're still nervous about taking teacher professional development courses online, then choose a provider that will help you with any surprises that do develop. Youth Change is a professional development provider that provides exceptional customer care and will talk you through anything you can't figure out for yourself.
Finally, when you select your online professional development provider, be sure that you can receive clock hours, CEUs, professional development units, or college credit. As you may have guessed, even the certificate that documents your clock hours is transmitted to you online via email. Professional development providers like Youth Change also now conduct most aspects of the college credit process online too.
Throughout the internet, you can find online classes on many K-12 education topics. Youth Change specializes in providing information-packed, online classes on classroom management. Our titles include Maximum-Strength Motivation-Makers, Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth and Transform Kids Into Students. See our full online teacher professional development course list here.
So, this summer, don't get stuck taking days away from fun in the sun to get the professional development credit and clock hours you need. Instead, combine fun in the sun with online teacher training, and keep a little more summer for yourself. You'll be extending your summer while discovering how to reduce student misconduct when school re-starts this fall. Short of getting a longer summer vacation, online professional development classes may be the best thing that can happen to a teacher.
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