"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." -Socrates

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February 2021

$100
February 1 - April 16

Unpacking the Standards

Online,

Effective instruction requires a deep understanding of the content that is to be taught.  The common core curriculum provides the details of what is to be taught but the standards can be hard to understand.  Educators need to sort through the standards, understand the learning outcomes and translate those standards into instruction.  The IEE online course Unpacking the Standards is part one, of a two-part series which supports educators as they deepen their understanding of standards and how they are used to guide…

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$100
February 1 - April 16

Special Education 101

Online,

Servicing the needs of special education students is a legal and moral requirement that can be overwhelming for teachers and school leaders.   This course guides educators through the history of legislation which impacts special education programing and helps educators understand their responsibilities to students.  Key elements of the course include deepening understanding of FAME and IDEA.  This course helps educators recognize different types of special needs and guides teachers as they plan to meet the individual and unique needs of students. Contact courses@excellenceined.org…

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$100
February 1 - April 16

Project-Based Learning

Online,

Creating learning opportunities that are engaging and in the context of daily living is challenging and exciting.  This PBL course guides educators through the seven essential elements of project-based learning.  The course guides thinking and deepens understanding of how to bring real world application to the content you teach.  This course is for educators who already have a grasp of content standards, curriculum mapping and special education. Contact courses@excellenceined.org with any questions on this course. 8 SCECHs are offered for an additional fee.

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April 2021

$399
April 14 @ 10:00 am - April 16 @ 12:15 pm

Harvesting Diversity to Create Resourceful Systems

Online,

Tensions exist naturally in all social systems. We have been taught to avoid divisive issues and difficult conversations. However, in order to create resourceful communities, we must enhance our ability to explore these tensions. This 3-day webinar (2 hours & 15 minutes per day) will begin with unpacking and examining our own values and beliefs that may blind us to other perspectives. Participants will then move forward with the exploration and practice of explicit structures, strategies and tools to gracefully…

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