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Continuing Education for Nevada Teachers

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Continuing Education for Nevada Teachers

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Bring the best learning tools to your school and your students. We offer a variety of continuing education courses online that fit your busy schedule. Discover new ways to solve everyday problems and find fresh strategies and techniques to elevate the classroom experience.

Nevada Department of Education (NV DOE) has approved the Parental Involvement and Family Engagement and Gifted and Talented Education (GATE).

Candidates who enroll in the Reading Specialist coursework below to apply towards continued endorsement or renewal that has not been identified as “NV-approved” should confirm with their state education agency and/or school district that the course will meet their state specific requirements.

Recertification and Endorsement Courses

This course focuses on family engagement and community involvement in K-12 education. Participants examine strategies for establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with culturally diverse parents, families, and communities. The emphasis is on building relationships, family outreach, and developing an understanding and appreciation of families from diverse backgrounds. Participants explore methods to improve communication and collaboration to support learning, and explore ways to connect students, parents, families, and schools with the community.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course explores current theories and methods to support young children in making a successful start in reading. Participants explore principles of language acquisition and reading; children's transitions from oral language to concepts of print; and the techniques, technology, and texts to begin the development of college- and career-ready readers and writers. Participants analyze effective methods to monitor and assess children's reading, while differentiating reading instruction based on experiential background, language, culture, and special learning needs.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course is designed to provide an integrated approach to reading instruction. Participants analyze current trends for teaching literacy and explore specific strategies designed to help construct meaning across the curriculum. Participants learn methods for meeting the needs of diverse learners and assessing reading performance. In addition, emphasis is placed on components of balanced literacy instruction, including word identification, pre-reading techniques, vocabulary development, fluency, comprehension, writing, and technology-based instruction.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

nfluences on reading and writing are analyzed, including new literacies, information and communication technologies, diversity, schema, resources, and student skill level. Participants examine state and national standards, instructional strategies, active engagement techniques, fluency, vocabulary development, and assessment.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length:4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the assessment and correction of reading and writing difficulties in the K–12 classroom setting. Participants identify factors that affect reading performance, explore formal and informal literacy assessments, and examine strategies for the diagnosis and remediation of struggling readers and diverse learners with literacy difficulties, including students with dyslexia. An additional focus is on differentiated instruction with an emphasis on phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Interest inventories, English language learner screening, visual and auditory discrimination tools, language expression and processing screening, and spelling and writing assessment tools are also addressed. 

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 6 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course explores the characteristics of and methods for identifying gifted and talented learners, including those in underrepresented populations. Programs, resources, and supports for the diverse needs of gifted and talented learners are examined. Participants investigate strategies and develop lessons to foster the academic, social, and emotional development of gifted and talented learners.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course provides an overview of evaluation methods and assessment of gifted and talented learners. Participants interpret different evaluation and assessment tools, identifying the pros, cons, and limitations of multiple assessments. Participants explore solutions and alternative assessments in the identification of gifted and talented learners. Strategies in the ongoing assessment process of gifted and talented learners are also examined.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course focuses on the theories, research, standards, and practices necessary to adapt, develop, and sustain high quality curriculum and instruction for diverse gifted and talented learners. Participants examine strategies to enhance acceleration, depth, and complexity of learning. Participants explore creative student products, the use of technology, assessment, differentiation, collaboration, enrichment, and higher order processing skills in curriculum and instruction for highly able students.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

This course prepares participants to enhance critical thinking skills in gifted and talented learners. Participants explore theories, teaching and assessment methods, instructional strategies, and technology related to the development of critical thinking skills in gifted and talented learners. Characteristics of gifted and talented learners, differentiated instruction, creative thinking, twice exceptional learners, and student engagement are also addressed.

Total Credits: 3

Course Length: 4 weeks

Estimated Cost: $525

(1) Does not include practicum and may require additional credits.

The courses in our Continuing Teacher Education course collection are not eligible for federal financial aid. State agencies issue certifications and regulate licensure requirements; therefore, if you have questions about your specific state’s recertification and/or endorsement needs please contact your state agency. Individuals who purchase these courses for ongoing licensure requirements or endorsements are purchasing single courses and are not enrolled in a program. Courses from our Continuing Teacher Education collection are not eligible to apply to your degree program at University of Phoenix.

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