Classroom Management Online Courses

Total Courses: 41

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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EDUO 9213: Vocabulary’s CODE

Course Overview Welcome to EDUO 9213 Vocabulary’s CODE. This class was created by Dominican University of California in  conjunction with Educational Development and Services as part of a six course series entitled Core Strategies. This series is designed to help teachers learn[...]

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  • Instructor: Ryan Pickett
  • $135
  • 1 Unit
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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.

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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.

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EDUO 9716: Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Course Description: 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 Course Objectives: The teacher will practice skills that will help them[...]

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  • Instructor: Matt Heglie
  • $135
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EDUO 9717: Balancing Teacher Authority with Student Freedom

Course Description: In the course, well known classroom management styles are compared and contrasted in order to create a classroom program that balances teacher authority with student freedom. Class Meetings and other approaches are explored as posible vehicles to finding such a[...]

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  • Instructor: Matt Heglie
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EDUO 9718: Discipline Designed for Today’s Classroom

Course Description: With the help of various web site resources, assigned excercises and interviews, teachers will investigate many  approaches to classroom discipline. After exploration and the completion of correlating assignments, teachers will develop a discipline program for their own classroom that takes into[...]

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  • Instructor: Matt Heglie
  • $270
  • 2 Units
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EDUO 9735: Yours, Mine and Ours

Welcome to EDUO9735 Yours, Mine and Ours. This class was created as part of a three course series entitled The Role of Culture & Equity in the Classroom. The three courses in this series are: EDUO 9735 The Role of Culture[...]

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  • Instructor: Kathy Vining
  • $270
  • 2 Units
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EDUO 9736: Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment

Course Overview Welcome to EDUO9736 Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment. This class was created as part of a three course series entitled The Role of Culture & Equity in the Classroom. The three courses in this series are: EDUO 9735 The Role[...]

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  • Instructor: Kathy Vining
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EDUO 9737: Creating Culturally Responsive Lesson Plans

Course Overview Welcome to EDUO9737 Creating Culturally Responsive Lesson Plans. This class was created as part of a three-course series entitled The Role of Culture & Equity in the Classroom. The three courses in this series are: EDUO 9735 The Role of[...]

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  • Instructor: Kathy Vining
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Classroom Management Online Courses

Classroom management courses are perhaps the most popular and valuable courses that we offer at Dominican University. That is because classroom management (https://dominicancaonline.com/online-courses/classroom-management/ ) goes to the heart of teacher success.

Without proper classroom management, everything else falls apart.

Here at Dominican University we have developed a series of unique courses to assist teachers in all aspects of classroom management. The courses range from creating a culturally responsive environment for all students to bringing passion to the classroom. Discipline, classroom design, working with trauma and many other subjects are also offered.

Classroom management is one of the biggest challenges teachers face. We are here to guide you through the steps needed to ensure an orderly and inspiring class environment.

Teachers enrolled in our classroom management courses can expect to gain a greater understanding of their teaching style, which is a step to success. Teachers will explore various leadership styles and their effectiveness. They will be allowed opportunities to reflect on their current practices. They will learn current and efficient strategies that will prove valuable to their sanity and their students’ outcomes.

Ultimately, they will learn to be passionate leaders.

Discipline and focus

Discipline and focus (https://dominicancaonline.com/courses/eduo-9711-school-safety-discipline/) are key ingredients when it comes to classroom management. Problems in the classroom can include students with behavior issues not learning and thereby taking time away from the rest of the class. Digital devices can also be an issue, as can students with ADHD and other diagnosed attention issues.

The classroom can be a difficult place sometimes. Dealing with distracted students (https://dominicancaonline.com/classroom-management/brave-new-world-engaging-todays-students/) is a given, but there are ways to manage. Our classroom management courses will guide you to develop a classroom management program that maintains order and promotes educational objectives.

According to classroom management instructor Matt Heglie, teachers must first understand the skills they need to learn and then prioritize those skills in their daily lives. This can be accomplished with professional growth courses, workshops and teacher collaboration.

For starters, it is important to understand that no two classrooms are the same and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to classroom management. Teachers must learn to adapt to the environments they are given. There are, however, guidelines that can be followed to ensure maximum management and productivity.

Experts say any program or plan must focus on fair and clear classroom rules and consequences that students participate in planning. Above all, participation gives students a sense of ownership, teachers say.

Plans must be consistent with a sound philosophy regarding student discipline. Above all, rules must be realistic and not just based on fear. Authoritarian approaches do not seem to work well with today’s students. Classroom management philosophies, for this reason, must therefore focus on improving social skills.

Ultimately, teachers must adopt win-win approaches, say management experts. This requires that questions are asked — How many rules should I have? What type of rules should be enforced? Should they be visible? Can a classroom “motto” replace rules? Can my classroom function without rules? These are just a few.

Tips for engaging today's students

As an institution, education has struggled to keep up with the needs of the contemporary student. Teachers must change the classroom environment and rethink traditional teacher and student roles, allowing students more say in what and how they learn.

From social problems, poverty, boredom and media distraction, students today are less engaged.

Getting students to listen and learn requires a plan and some serious effort. Having all your students focused, eager, and on the task at the beginning of class is tough enough. The bigger problem is keeping that attention while they are zoning out or sleeping. The good news, however, is that it is possible to accomplish this. Deep down, kids are still inquisitive. The trick is to break through the distraction and keep them in the zone.

To be an inspiring teacher means understanding the notion that the best learning takes place when people feel part of a community that respects all learners. Since everybody perceives the world differently, information has to be presented in a variety of ways. Numerous methods should be used to process and present information, as each person has a unique way of connecting new information to what they already know.

Classroom culture and passionate students

Classroom culture is incredibly important and it is important to examine and learn to recognize stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination in education. Creating an inclusive classroom environment for all students is a major step to establishing harmony.

In this series we 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. You will learn about inquiry and how it applies to the new standards.

Bringing passion to the classroom is key. As is flexibility in education, inquiry, structure, and positivity.

We will teach you how to create lessons, activities, and projects that are designed to demonstrate how to create classrooms and curriculum in which students are engaged in a flexible learner-centered collaborative classroom community.

And much more.