Classroom Management Online Courses

Total Courses : 38


Core Strategies Series

Implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) while creating independent lifelong learners. Gain clear and specific strategies that will enable you to successfully teach the CCSS.

All six courses in the Core Strategies series require one book entitled The Core Six: Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core by Harvey Silver, Thomas Dewing, & Matthew Perini.  This book is available for purchase at bookstores.

Choose Your First Class Below.  Take 1 class or take them all at your own pace.

EDUO 9208: Reading for Meaning

EDUO 9209: Compare & Contrast

EDUO 9210: Inductive Learning

EDUO 9211: Circle of Knowledge

EDUO 9212: Write to Learn

EDUO 9213: Vocabulary's CODE


The Role of Culture & Equity In The Classroom Series

Create a culturally responsive environment for all students. Reflect on the impact your own culture has on your instruction. Examine and learn to recognize stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination in education. Enroll in one of the following courses to learn how to create an inclusive classroom environment for all students.

EDUO 9735: Yours, Mine and Ours

EDUO 9736: Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment

EDUO 9737: Creating Culturally Responsive Lesson Plans


Passion Driven Education Series

Cultivate a thriving and passionate community of learners in your classroom. Select from a variety of courses in the Passion Driven series of classes and welcome students who are excited to come to school each day.

EDUO 9747: Teacher and Student Passion

EDUO 9748: Passionate Classroom Communities

EDUO 9749: Passionate and Engaging Lesson PLanning


Inquiry Driven Education Series

The three courses in this series will teach you how to create classrooms that instill in students the drive for inquiry and innovation that they will need to succeed beyond the school doors. In this particular class, you will learn about inquiry and how it applies to the new standards.

Although Introduction to Inquiry is NOT a prerequisite for the other two courses, it does provide a foundation for them. This class as well as the next class in the series titled Engagement, Implementation, and Assessment both require the following two books: Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom by A.J. Juliani and Rx for the Common Core: Toolkit for Implementing Inquiry Learning by Mary Boyd Ratzer and Paige Jaeger. These books are available for purchase at www.amazon.com. You will only need the book by A.J. Juliani in order to complete the third class in this series titled Innovative Strategies.

EDUO  9750: Introduction to Inquiry

EDUO  9751: Engagement, Implementation, and Assessment

EDUO  9752: Innovative Strategies


Roadmap to Student Creativity Series

This series of three classes will expose you to research, theory, practical applications, and current thoughts about the role of creativity in education. Bringing creativity into your classroom is proven to increase motivation and engagement. After taking all three classes, you will have the tools needed to foster student creativity in your classroom.

EDUO 9791: Intro to Classroom Creativity

EDUO 9792: Creativity & the State Standards

EDUO 9793: Imagination, Innovation & Creative Problem Solving


Core Thinking Skills Series

Gain a deeper understanding of the critical thinking skills embedded within the CCSS. Ensure that your students become productive problem solvers, sound decision makers and creative innovators as called for in the CCSS.

These courses are part of a seven course series entitled Core Thinking Skills. The series will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the critical thinking skills embedded within the CCSS.  Ensure that your students become productive problem solvers, sound decision makers and creative innovators as called for in the CCSS.

EDUO 9824: Congnitive Transfer

EDUO 9825: Creative Thinking

EDUO 9826: Complex Thinking

EDUO 9827: Comprehensive Thinking

EDUO 9828: Collaborative Thinking

EDUO 9829: Communicative Thinking

EDUO 9830: Critical Thinking


All Classroom Management Courses

(All classes are listed below by course number)

EDUO 9208: Reading for Meaning

This six course series entitled CORE STRATEGIES will help Implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) while creating independent lifelong learners. Gain clear and specific strategies that will enable you to successfully teach the CCSS.designed to help teachers learn strategies that will significantly improve their ability to teach the Common Core State Standards.

  • EDUO 9208: Reading for Meaning
  • EDUO 9209: Compare & Contrast
  • EDUO 9210: Inductive Learning
  • EDUO 9211: Circle of Knowledge
  • EDUO 9212: Write to Learn
  • EDUO 9213: Vocabulary’s CODE

All six courses in the Core Strategies series require one book entitled The Core Six: Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core by Harvey Silver, Thomas Dewing, & Matthew Perini.  This book is available for purchase at bookstores.

The content learned in the class Reading for Meaning EDUO 9208 will afford you the skills necessary to implement the research based strategy of Reading for Meaning. This strategy can help all readers make sense of challenging texts.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9209: Compare & Contrast

The content learned in the class Compare & Contrast will afford you the skills necessary to implement the critical thinking strategy compare & contrast.  This strategy builds a student’s memory, helps eliminate confusion, and brings crucial similarities and differences into focus.  

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9210: Inductive Learning

The content learned in the class Inductive Learning will afford you the skills necessary to implement the deep learning strategy inductive learning.  This strategy helps students deepen their understanding of content and develop their inference and evidence gathering skills.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9211: Circle of Knowledge

The content learned in the class Circle of Knowledge will afford you the skills necessary to implement the discussion technique Circle of Knowledge.  This strategy provides teachers with the framework for planning and conducting discussions that foster student participation and critical thinking.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9212: Write to Learn

The content learned in the class Write to Learn will afford you the skills necessary to implement the writing tool Write to Learn. This strategy will improve students’ thinking, deepen their comprehension of content, and help teachers with formative assessments.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9213: Vocabulary’s CODE

The content learned in the class Vocabulary’s CODE will afford you the skills necessary to apply an approach to vocabulary instruction that will help students master crucial concepts and retain new vocabulary terms.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9709: School Safety: Focus on Bullying

Examine physical, emotional and cyber-bullying and the impact on students in the classroom. Explore the relationship between the bully, the victim and the bystander. Develop a plan to address and prevent bullying in the school setting.

Instructor:

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9711 – School Safety: Discipline

Examine the law pertaining to students with disabilities. Deepen your understanding of the specific legal discipline procedures to ensure that you are in compliance with these regulations when working with students with disabilities.

Instructor:

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9716: Creating a Positive Learning Environment

During this course teachers will learn about and then practice skills for creating the kind of warm caring atmosphere that leads to an engaging learning environment for students. Through website readings and course assignments the teacher will be introduced to the following classroom management areas: 

  • The importance of the first day of class;
  • The need for clear directions and instructions;
  • Strategies for effective monitoring;
  • How I-messages can affect student behavior;
  • The teacher as a role model.

Instructor: Matt Heglie  mheglie@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9717: Balancing Teacher Authority with Student Freedom

Explore how various research-based classroom management styles balance teacher authority and student freedom. Compare and contrast management styles to identify the most effective approach. Examine various components of classroom management  such as the Class Meeting in order to promote a balance between teacher authority and student freedom. 

Instructor: Matt Heglie  mheglie@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9718: Discipline Designed for Today’s Classroom

Develop a classroom management program that focuses on fair and clear classroom rules and consequences. Ensure that the program is consistent with a sound philosophy for student discipline. Utilize course readings, resources, assignments, and interviews to guarantee a well-rounded plan.

Instructor: Matt Heglie  
mheglie@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9719: Teaching in the Digital Age

Gain an understanding of brain development and the impact of the digital age on the brain. Learn how to engage 21st-Century Learners by promoting creativity, music, socialemotional intelligence, and other strategies.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett
 rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $405

3 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9735: Yours, Mine and Ours

Create a culturally responsive environment for all students. Reflect on the impact your own culture has on your instruction. Examine and learn to recognize stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination in education. Enroll in one of the following courses, EDUO9735, 9736 or 9737 to learn how to create an inclusive classroom environment for all students. 

Although this course, Culture & Equity-Yours, Mine and Ours, is NOT a prerequisite for the other two courses, it does provide a foundation for them.  The book titled, How to Teach Students Who Don’t Look Like You, Second Edition, by Bonnie M. Davis, will be used for all three classes.

Instructor: Kathy Vining kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9736: Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment

Create a culturally responsive environment for all students. Reflect on the impact your own culture has on your instruction. Examine and learn to recognize stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination in education. Enroll in one of the following courses, EDUO9735, 9736 or 9737 to learn how to create an inclusive classroom environment for all students. 

Although Culture & Equity-Creating an Inclusive Classroom EnvironmentYours is NOT a prerequisite for the other two courses, it does provide a foundation for them.  The book titled, How to Teach Students Who Don’ Look Like You, Second Edition, by Bonnie M. Davis, will be used for all three classes.

Instructor: Kathy Vining kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9737: Creating Culturally Responsive Lesson Plans

Create a culturally responsive environment for all students. Reflect on the impact your own culture has on your instruction. Examine and learn to recognize stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination in education. Enroll in one of the following courses, EDUO9735, 9736 or 9737 to learn how to create an inclusive classroom environment for all students. 

Course Description:
Although The Role of Culture & Equity in the Classroom-Creating Culturally Responsive Lesson Plans, is NOT a prerequisite for the other two courses, it does provide a foundation for them. The book titled, How to Teach Students Who Don’t Look Like You, Second Edition, by Bonnie M. Davis, will be used for all three classes.

Instructor: Kathy Vining  kvining@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9747: Teacher and Student Passion

In this particular course, you will learn how to tap into your passion for teaching as well as your students’ passion.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9748: Passionate Classroom Communities

This course is designed to provide you with tools that will help you cultivate a thriving and passionate community of learners that are excited to come to school each day.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9749: Passionate and Engaging Lesson Planning

This particular course will help you foster a love of learning by teaching you how to create lesson plans that are truly engaging.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9750: Introduction to Inquiry

Inquiry-based education awakens curiosity, wonder, and purpose in our students. In addition, it elicits the evidence we need to demonstrate student skills and their understanding of the new standards. In this particular class, you will learn about inquiry and how it applies to the new standards.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9751: Engagement, Implementation, and Assessment

In this particular class, you will learn how to set up an inquiry-based classroom. You will also learn how inquiry can promote student engagement and how assessments can be used as a learning tool.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9752: Innovative Strategies

In this particular course, you will learn strategies that can easily be implemented in the classroom to make your students more creative, inquisitive, self-motivated, and engaged in learning.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9763: Bringing Adventure to the Classroom

This course is an independent study class that is designed to help teachers learn about and apply the Adventure Model of teaching into their everyday classrooms, and will end with participants creating an exciting and effective Adventure Model unit for their classroom.

A common thought is that adventures are always physical and take place in strange locales. However, this course will show how adventures can be anywhere, including the classroom, and how it can apply to any grade level and classroom while being engaging and authentic for students. Examples will be given to help teachers create their own plans and models to fit their own academic setting.

Instructor:  Craig Foreman
cforeman@dominicanCAonline.com

Price : $405

3 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9788: Beyond Projects: Authentic Investigations

Utilize curriculum standards and objectives to develop authentic investigations that promote higher order thinking and student engagement. Explore ways to use these investigations to make meaningful connections for your students.

Instructor: Paula Hundley phundley@dominicancaonline.com

 

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9789: Learning Spaces: Reshape Your Classroom

The Common Core Standards and the focus on 21st century skills require learning spaces that promote collaboration and innovation. Explore the relationship between physical space, pedagogy and student learning. Transform your classroom into a student-centered learning environment which includes space for choice and flexibility.

Instructor: Paula Hundley phundley@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9791: Intro to Classroom Creativity

Transform lessons to inspire, nurture and promote creativity and innovation in the classroom. Deepen your understanding of the skills necessary to provide creative learning opportunities. Explore how creativity increases motivation and engagement for all learners.

This course is one of a three-part series entitled Roadmap to Student Creativity which will expose you to research, theory, practical applications, and current thoughts about the role of creativity in education. Bringing creativity into your classroom is proven to increase motivation and engagement. After taking all three classes, you will have the tools needed to foster student creativity in your classroom. The courses in the series are:

  • EDUO 9791: Introduction to Classroom Creativity
  • EDUO 9792: Creativity and the State Standards
  • EDUO 9793: Imagination, Innovation & Creative Problem Solving

Instructor: Ryan Pickett rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9792: Creativity & the State Standards

Enhance curriculum standards to emphasize creativity and increase rigor and higher order thinking skills. Create learning opportunities to provide students with time and space to think and experiment. Examine how creativity promotes critical thinking and maximizes student achievement.

This course is one of a three-part series entitled Roadmap to Student Creativity which will expose you to research, theory, practical applications, and current thoughts about the role of creativity in education. Bringing creativity into your classroom is proven to increase motivation and engagement. After taking all three classes, you will have the tools needed to foster student creativity in your classroom. The courses in the series are:

  • EDUO 9791: Introduction to Classroom Creativity
  • EDUO 9792: Creativity and the State Standards
  • EDUO 9793: Imagination, Innovation & Creative Problem Solving

Instructor: Ryan Pickett rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9793: Imagination, Innovation & Creative Problem Solving

Create a learning environment where all students engage in creative problem solving, innovation and imagination. Design lessons that provides students the opportunity to approach a problem or challenge in an imaginative or creative way.

This course is one of a three-part series entitled Roadmap to Student Creativity which will expose you to research, theory, practical applications, and current thoughts about the role of creativity in education. Bringing creativity into your classroom is proven to increase motivation and engagement. After taking all three classes, you will have the tools needed to foster student creativity in your classroom. The courses in the series are:

  • EDUO 9791: Introduction to Classroom Creativity
  • EDUO 9792: Creativity and the State Standards
  • EDUO 9793: Imagination, Innovation & Creative Problem Solving

Instructor: Ryan Pickett rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9797: Cultivating Restorative Classrooms

This course is an introduction to restorative justice practices in schools. Restorative justice is changing the way educators approach both discipline and instruction in and out of the classroom. This class will provide an opportunity to learn about the foundations, history, and research behind this approach. It also explores the current tools, strategies, and best practices for working with students of all ages.

Instructor: Addison Duane aduane@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9801: Customizing Projects – School and Classroom

Plan a project to implement in the classroom, school, or community throughout the school year. Earn one credit/unit while developing a program, unit, or project; this course is designed to reward the extra planning and preparation for something special. You must log 25 hours planning and working toward the implementation of your project(s). *After successful completion of EDUO 9801, you may enroll in EDUO 9822 and EDUO 9823 with additional projects.

  • EDUO 9822: Customizing Projects – School and Classroom
  • EDUO 9823: Customizing Projects – School and Classroom

Instructor: Elizabeth von Schwarz evonschwarz@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9821: Success for Everyone – UDL Readiness

Employ the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in your classroom.  Utilize a flexible approach to customizing learning to fit the needs of individual students rather than a single, one-size-fits-all method.  This course is designed for both general and special education educators who are looking for ways to reduce barriers and improve student achievement.

Instructor: Elizabeth Von Schwarz
evonschwarz@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $405

3 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9824: Cognitive Transfer

These courses are part of a seven course series entitled Core Thinking Skills. The series will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the critical thinking skills embedded within the CCSS.  Ensure that your students become productive problem solvers, sound decision makers and creative innovators as called for in the CCSS.

  • EDUO 9824: Cognitive Transfer
  • EDUO 9825: Creative Thinking
  • EDUO 9826: Complex Thinking
  • EDUO 9827: Comprehensive Thinking
  • EDUO 9828: Collaborative Thinking
  • EDUO 9829: Communicative Thinking
  • EDUO 9830: Critical Thinking

The book required for all courses in this series is How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core by James Bellanca, Robin Fogarty, & Brian Pete, Solution Tree (June 15, 2012).

Required Text: How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core by James Bellanca, Robin Fogarty, & Brian Pete, Solution Tree (June 15, 2012).

Instructor: Ryan Pickett
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9825: Creative Thinking

Embedded in the Common Core State Standards is an overarching idea of creativity and innovation.  It has been said that innovation can only occur when creative thought has been put into action.  To do so, one must learn how to generate ideas, associate or link them to other ideas, and create a hypothesis.  The content learned in the class, Creative Thinking, will help you teach your students how to demonstrate authentic evidence of what they have learned across disciplines.  In turn, your students will grow up solving problems and making decisions effectively.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9826: Complex Thinking

The content learned in the class, Complex Thinking, will prepare you to teach your students how to process abstract information so that they understand it in a concrete way.  To do so, students must learn to clarify, interpret, and then determine meaning from the texts they are given.  These skills will increase your students’ achievement in school and are the building blocks to a successful career. 

Instructor: Ryan Pickett  
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9827: Comprehensive Thinking

The content learned in the class, Comprehensive Thinking, will prepare you to teach your students how to achieve a deep understanding of the texts they read and study.  In order to think deeply about information, you need to do more than just understand it.  You must be able to use the information to make inferences as well as compare and contrast it with various sources. 

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9828: Collaborative Thinking

Numerous studies suggest that collaboration is the number one proficiency needed for both school achievement and a successful career.  It fosters teamwork, communication, leadership, and conflict resolution.  It is easy to understand why it is one of the focal points of the Common Core State Standards.  The content learned in this class, Collaborative Thinking, will prepare you to teach your students how to explain themselves, develop ideas, and make decisions while working with others. 

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9829: Communicative Thinking

The content learned in the class, Communicative Thinking, will prepare you to teach your students how to make sense of information and share their thinking with others.  In order to effectively present ideas to others, a person must first be able to reason through information.  Once they have made sense of the information, they must connect or synthesize it into meaningful patterns and present the information in a way that accurately represents their ideas.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9830: Critical Thinking

The content learned in the class, Critical Thinking, will prepare you to teach your students how to think critically through analysis, evaluation, and problem-solving.  These skills will increase your students’ achievement in school and are the building blocks to a lifetime of good decision-making.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9847 – Enhancing Your District Sponsored Workshop

School districts nationwide are struggling to implement new teaching standards and programs. Many have to create and implement all new curricula. To accomplish this, districts are now mandating that their teachers attend district-run, program-specific workshops. Some districts offer indistrict credits; fewer offer stipends; and even fewer offer their teachers access to university units. This course will support teachers for attending their district sponsored workshops, as well as require that they come away from the experience with something of value to enhance their individual teaching and learning environment.

Instructor: Allan Varni
avarni@dominicanCAonline.com

Price : $270-$405

2 - 3 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9878: Project Based Learning – YOU can do this!

Design and implement Project Based Learning (PBL) that engages students in every phase of development from conception to promoting outcomes. Authenticate project relevancy by creating a challenging classroom environment that promotes inquiry, innovation, collaboration, self-management, pride and use of technology to build high-impact displays of new knowledge. Explore successful PBL models, resources and a step-bystep guide to build the confidence you need for launching and advocating exciting student-centered PBL as an alternative to typical classroom research projects.

Instructor: Joe Herz – jherz@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units