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Welcome to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), an interactive distance learning course designed to help you achieve a better understanding of ADHD and provide intervention strategies to facilitate positive student change. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder provides information on the history of the disorder, accepted methods to assess and identify students with the disorder, and various treatment methods that are currently being used to treat the disorder. This course also lists resources for both teachers and parents who would like more help or information about ADHD.     VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.       

3700010

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Self-Paced

Tuition: $199.00

Location : Online



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Welcome to Autism & Asperger’s Disorder, an interactive computer-based instruction course designed to help you achieve a better understanding of Autism and Asperger’s Disorder, of intervention strategies to enhance communication and learning, and of methods for teaching more conventional behaviors.  Autism & Asperger’s Disorder provides information on the characteristics of the disorder, learning styles associated with the disorder, communication weaknesses, and various intervention strategies that have proven to be successful when working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  The course helps you comprehend why individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders act the way they do, and what you can do to enhance more appropriate behavior.  This course also lists resources for educators, related service personnel, and parents who would like more help or information on autism and Asperger’s Disorder. VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online courses.

3700011

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Self-Paced

Tuition: $199.00

Location : Online



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Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools will discuss definitions and the personal, social, and legal ramifications associated with sexual harassment, bullying, and cyber-intimidation. The course will address what we know about these troubling areas. We will then explore preventative strategies as well as how school staff can address these issues when they occur. A clear understanding of what constitutes harassment and the harmful effects of harassment on people and institutions is essential to providing a safe and inclusive school environment for all. VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access. 

3700020

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Self-Paced

Tuition: $199.00

Location : Online



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As educators, you have probably heard the term RTI, or Response to Intervention. RTI is a process schools can and should use to help students who are struggling with academics or behavior. Even though RTI is primarily linked to special education and the early identification of learning problems, RTI is not just for students in special education. RTI is for all students and is based on the premise that a student might be struggling due to instruction or the curriculum in the past, or in the current classroom. Every teacher will have students who are struggling and whether it’s short term or long term, RTI is a valuable tool.  So, welcome to the class on Response to Intervention where you will learn what RTI is and how to use it in your classroom.   VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.  

3700040

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Self-Paced

Tuition: $215.00

Location : Online



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This course is geared primarily for professionals (e.g., regular or special educators, instructional assistants, school psychologists, counselors) working with children and youth in any academic area.  This course focuses on why teaching writing is an essential skill for life, and gives theory and practical steps to implement the six traits of writing in any classroom. VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

3700038

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Self-Paced

Tuition: $199.00

Location : Online



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This course provides information on the history of exceptional students in relation to education, current law, and accepted methods for referral, assessment, and identification. It covers major program models and methods of differentiating instruction to meet the rate and level of learning of those students identified. The course gives the learner an understanding of ways to meet the affective needs of the gifted and talented student in the regular classroom and lists resources for teachers and parents who would like more information about the talented and gifted. VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

3700028

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Self-Paced

Tuition: $199.00

Location : Online



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This course is designed to expand your methodology for teaching Mathematics. The course will explore an innovative teaching model that incorporates strategies for teaching concepts constructively and contextually. The goal is for you to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts of various math topics and to explore the principles of teaching those concepts to learners. This course will focus on the topics of number sense, basic operations, and fractions. VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

3700030

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Self-Paced

Tuition: $199.00

Location : Online



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This course will explore an instructional methodology that incorporates strategies for teaching concepts, constructively, and contextually.  The goal is for you to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts of various math topics and explore the principles of teaching those concepts to learners.  This course will also explore teaching methodologies that support many federal and state standards.  The course will focus on the topic of integers, fractions, factoring, and functions.   VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.    

3700039

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Self-Paced

Tuition: $215.00

Location : Online



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This course is designed to give participants an understanding of school violence and increase intervention strategies. Taught by Dr. Michael Sedler, the course provides an overview of violence and the motivational purposes behind aggression. The correlation and impact of the media, community, and family upon violence is investigated. The learner will gain an understanding of identification and intervention approaches to working with out-of-control behaviors. In addition, information about the national resources available for both parents and teachers is covered. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have a better understanding of violence and the motivations behind its use, as well as specific strategies to minimize the occurrence of violence in the school and community. VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

3700035

Start Date: upon registration

Self-Paced

Self-Paced

Tuition: $199.00

Location : Online



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New research and information is coming out frequently now about how your learners - - and you - - learn. Here’s what we know. In the last century, you taught everyone equally by teaching them the same. But we know we each learn differently. So in this century, you teach everyone equally by teaching them differently. In this Certificate in Learning Styles, you get the most advanced information about the three most important and most prevalent characteristics you experience with your participants: generation, gender, and the autism spectrum. Your instructors are some of the foremost authorities in the world on these subjects. They write, and speak around North America, on learning styles.

3700008

Start date: 03/05/18

Online 24/7

Tuition: $395.00

Location : Online



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Discover why girls waste 30% of their study time, why boys get worse grades than girls, why boys do less homework than girls, and the 5 learning habits girls get in school that hurts them in the workplace. Your female students learn differently than your male students. Discover how girls learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping girls learn more, and the 5 tips to help girls succeed more. Then discover how boys learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping boys learn more, and the 5 tips to help boys succeed more. Get info about research not available anywhere else. Agenda Unit 1 The Brain and Gender Differences The brain and learning The female brain The male brain Summary of neurological and hormonal differences Unit 2 Helping Girls Learn More How girls learn Classroom techniques and activities that help girls learn Helping girls with spatial skills and STEM The 10 strategies for helping girls learn more Unit 3 Helping Boys Learn More How boys learn Classroom techniques and activities that help boys learn Helping boys with language skills The 10 strategies for helping boys learn more Unit 4 Helping Both Girls and Boys Succeed More Helping girls succeed in the workplace Helping boys succeed with college Grading learning and knowledge Gender neutral grading

3700007

Start date: 03/05/18

Online 24/7

Tuition: $145.00

Location : Online



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Discover the fascinating world of online learning and teaching. Specifically for K-12 teachers, you will find out why and how your students learn online. Find out about all the wonderful eTools being used, from drag-and-drop games to virtual labs. Then find out how you can begin to use the web in your own teaching. See why web-enhanced courses are being introduced in K-12 schools. Then take home online strategies for helping your students to learn more and preparing them for the workplace. Agenda Unit 1 How the Internet is Changing How We Learn Why your students are learning online Why virtual schools and online courses are growing How online learning prepares students for the work world Why you as a teacher are more important than ever Unit 2 Introduction to Online Courses The technology of online courses How online courses work How knowledge is organized differently online Communication in the online classroom Unit 3 Advanced Features of Online Courses Audio and slide presentations Video, Animations, Simulations Virtual labs, what can be done better online Testing and assessment online Unit 4 How K-12 Teachers Can Use Online Classrooms How hybrid or blended courses are created What can be done better face-to-face in your classroom Incorporating the web into your teaching Simple effective online teaching techniques for K-12RequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

3700002

Start date: 03/05/18

Online 24/7

Tuition: $145.00

Location : Online



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