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Welcome to Advanced Classroom Management: Children as Change Agents, a course geared primarily for professionals (e.g., regular or special educators, instructional assistants, school psychologist, counselors) serving children and youths presenting behavior problems in the school or community.  This course focuses on cognitive and cognitive-behavioral interventions (often lumped together under the rubric "social skills") with an emphasis on teaching students how to change and manage their own behavior.  Since previous knowledge and understanding of traditional behavioral (operant) concepts and strategies is required, it is strongly recommended that you take an introductory behavior management course to learn the basic terms and concepts of behavior management prior to taking this “advanced” course. VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.  

3700009

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Tuition: $204.00

Location : Online



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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: $204.00

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

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Tuition: $204.00

Location : Online



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Welcome to Behavior is Language, an interactive distance learning course, designed to give you a new perspective on student behavior and effective tools for facilitating positive student change. Behavior is Language provides a developmental framework for understanding what students are trying to tell you through the “language” of their behavior.  The course teaches behavioral techniques and intervention strategies that remediate disruptive behaviors, reduce power struggles while increasing classroom control and reduce your workloads and burnout. This program helps you, as well as students, find creative, effective solutions to behavioral problems.             After you have completed your studies in the chapters on behavioral theory and interventions, you will be presented with various classroom scenarios in which you will be able to practice and hone your skills for interpreting behavior, determining appropriate interventions and effectively debriefing your students.   Although all of the course content presented in this course can be applied to any person of any age or ability level, some of the intervention strategies require that a certain level of intellectual and verbal skill be possessed by the students if they are to complete verbal and written debriefs. Debriefs will need to be adjusted for younger or less skilled individuals.  VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.  

3700012

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Tuition: $220.00

Location : Online



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Welcome to Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children, an interactive computer-based instruction course, designed to help you identify and effectively teach students affected by child abuse and/or neglect.  This course discusses the identification of physical, emotional, and sexual  abuse; the impact of abuse on the behavior and learning abilities of students; the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or provide assistance to students who are the victims of abuse; and methods for teaching students about abuse of all types and its prevention.  It also discusses the specific factors that exist in families who abuse or neglect their children.  A major emphasis in this course is on helping the participant understand the special learning needs of the abused or neglected child, and how to meet those needs in the regular classroom.  Working with parents and community agencies is also emphasized.   This course meets the child abuse and neglect educational requirement in most states.  It is the responsibility of the student to verify the course content with your specific state professional licensing agency to ensure proper credit.  VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.    

3700013

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Tuition: $204.00

Location : Online



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Welcome to Drugs & Alcohol in Schools, an interactive computer-based instruction course, designed to give you a more comprehensive understanding of alcohol, drugs, and their influences in your classroom. Drugs & Alcohol in Schools provides a contextual framework for understanding what students may be experiencing through their own substance use or the impact of substance use around them.  The course provides a basic historical perspective of substance use along with descriptions of biological, psychological, and social factors that comprise the disease of addiction.  This program will help you better understand a multitude of complex dynamics that contribute to this biological and social phenomenon.  VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

3700014

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Tuition: $204.00

Location : Online



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Welcome to Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services, a course that seeks to promote the development of thoughtful, knowledgeable, effective educators for a diverse society. The course provides conceptual frameworks for working with families of children from a variety of backgrounds.  Course content places an emphasis on family-centered practices designed to help early childhood professionals involve and support families in the care and education of children.  VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

3700015

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Tuition: $204.00

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Welcome to Early Childhood: Observation & Assessment, an interactive distance learning course which explores observation and assessment instruments, as well as recommended practices and available resources for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.  Content includes an emphasis on observing young children and assessing their early childhood learning environments. VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

3700016

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Tuition: $220.00

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Welcome to Early Childhood: Program Planning, an interactive distance learning course designed to give you a new perspective on planning and implementing developmentally appropriate practices for young children from birth through age eight.  In this course you will learn what is meant by curriculum, assessment, evaluation, and program planning as these terms apply to early childhood education.  We will discuss several historical perspectives and theories on child development and examine best practice for early childhood education.  We will also examine key concepts and specific activities for teaching various curricular content areas, including language and literacy, mathematics and science, and the expressive arts. VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

3700017

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Tuition: $220.00

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Welcome to Early Childhood: Typical & Atypical Development, an interactive distance learning course that covers development during the first six years of life.   Students will learn typical and atypical development from prenatal - age eight in all developmental domains.  Included will be researched-based emphasis on individual differences, cultural influences, and best practices.  VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

3700018

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Tuition: $220.00

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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 effective learning by students with special needs. The focus of the course is on assessment for instructional programming and will outline procedures for designing or selecting, administering, and interpreting a variety of informal assessment measures typically used in schools. The presentation of assessment information in an acceptable format to parents and teachers is also addressed.  VESI courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

3700019

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Tuition: $204.00

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

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Self-Paced

Tuition: $204.00

Location : Online



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