California Educator

August/September 2021

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Choose from hundreds of convenient courses offered in various formats to enhance your teaching skills. Check out USD's featured courses below. Create Your Professional Growth Path E D U C A T O R S View our course offerings now! Prior district approval is highly recommended and the responsibility of the student if using course units towards salary advancement, credential renewing, and/or recertification. Not all courses may qualify in your local school district. Transitioning To and From the Remote Classroom UNITS: 3 | PRICE: $489 Research has shown transition to a remote learning environment and back to a traditional classroom in a blended learning environment can be a challenge for educators of all levels and subject areas. In this course you will develop a deep understanding of how to transition to a remote learning environment and then back to a traditional classroom, but in a blended environment. Through digital media, online applications, activities, projects, research, readings, videos, and discussions, you will determine how you will make the transitions that best fit your students and your needs in both of the learning environments. Google Tools for Collaborative Teaching UNITS: 3 | PRICE: $489 Technology is playing a major role in the world of education, now so more than ever. Whether you're an online teacher or are working in-person, being able to effectively utilize Google education tools can make all the difference for the success of you and your students. In this course, Google Tools for Collaborative Teaching, you will get an introduction to the most popular Google education tools, while designing lessons and units for students aligned with Common Core State Standards and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Technology Standards. Teaching Positive Social Skills to Students UNITS: 3 | PRICE: $489 Studies indicate the development of social and emotional skills can positively affect student achievement and success in school and later in life. This course examines the research and best practices for teaching students positive social skills. Participants will develop a toolkit of resources for teaching and promoting the development of students' self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. Engagement: Connecting Students to Content UNITS: 3 | PRICE: $489 How often do you hear students say, "When will I use this?" or "Why does this matter?" This course explores an instructional approach meant to engage students in a deep understanding of concepts. Supported by the framework, Teaching for a Robust Understanding (TRU), the course will examine the attributes that create opportunities for an environment where all students are actively engaged in becoming knowledgeable, flexible, and resourceful disciplinary learners. Visit

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