USM - VESi

Geared primarily for professionals (e.g., regular or special educators, instructional assistants, school psychologists, counselors) serving children and youths presenting behavior problems in the scho..

This course will help the learner achieve a better understanding of ADHD and intervention strategies to facilitate positive student change. Taught by Mick R. Jackson MS/ED, this course covers the hist..

This course describes Autism and Asperger's Disorder, including characteristics of these disorders, associated learning styles, communication weaknesses, and various intervention strategies. The cours..

This course helps teachers build genuine bonds between themselves and their students and between students and their classmates, to create “kindred classhomes” with a foundation of acceptance, respect,..

Designed to help the learner identify and effectively teach students affected by child abuse and/or neglect, this course covers how to recognize the signs of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and..

This course is designed to help the learner gain a more comprehensive understanding of alcohol, drugs, and their influences in the classroom. It provides a contextual framework for understanding what ..

This course is designed to give you a new perspective on serving the needs of young children and their families. In this course you will learn what is meant by family-centered services as it applies t..

This course is designed to further develop the conceptual and technical skills required by teachers to help them identify their educational goals and implement meaningful instructional strategies for ..

Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in SchoolsHarassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools will discuss definitions and the personal, social, and legal ramifications associated w..

Reading & Writing in Content Area offers instruction in teaching reading and writing in various subject matter fields at the secondary level. The material stresses the skills of vocabulary buildin..

An Introduction to Scientifically-based ResearchThe purpose of this course is to improve your knowledge of science and the scientific process. This is the first course in a three-course series.Note: I..

Laying the Foundation for Effective Reading InstructionDesigned to lay the foundation for effective reading instruction, this course will teach you about the elements of effective instruction and the ..

Teaching & AssessingThis course will discuss why writing is important and why teachers should include writing as often as possible in all content areas. The course will also include practical appl..

Working with High AchieversThis course provides information on the history of exceptional students in relation to education, current law, and accepted methods for referral, assessment, and identificat..

Influences & Issues in the ClassroomDesigned to give the learner the knowledge, tools, and dispositions to effectively facilitate a diverse classroom, this course teaches how to understand and ide..

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