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University of North Dakota

Education and Personal Development

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Education and Personal Development


Teacher's Aide
Price: $3,499.00
The Instructional Paraprofessional Certification Program will prepare you to assist classroom teachers in instruction of mathematics, reading and writing. The required courses include topics in teaching mathematic, reading and writing, an overview of the job of Instructional Paraprofessional and an introduction to child development. The elective courses allow students to explore areas related to instruction including classroom management skills, teaching and learning theories and instructional methods. The Instructional Paraprofessional Certification Program will help prepare you to pass the Educational Testing Services ParaPro Exam or other skills assessment exams and to pass any observation-based certification programs required by your state.. Click here for the full description of Teacher's Aide


Ultimate Resume Building
Price: $279.00
This course is designed to prepare students how to prepare a professional resume. The course outlines important information regarding the importance of resumes, structure, and tips and tricks of word processor when developing resumes. This course will teach students how to build a strong resume, which is imperative in today's competitive job market.. Full description of Ultimate Resume Building


Advanced Writing
Price: $139.95
Welcome to Advanced Writing! Whether you successfully completed our Beginner's Writing Workshop course, or you've been busy writing fiction on your own, there is something to be gained by moving to our next level of writing. If you are comfortable with the basics of writing such as plot, story, building characters and editing, it's time to build on your talents and delve into topics such as narratives, viewpoints, scene building and writing beginnings and endings. Join us as we explore these and other topics!. Full description of Advanced Writing

Child Development
Price: $375.00
A child's age and developmental progress affects how they see the world and how they learn new things. In this course we will explore various child development and educational theories and how they influence how children learn. This course also explores how learning is affected by family, peers and cultural factors. This course is for educators and paraprofessionals.. Full description of Child Development

Essentials for Magazine Writing
Price: $139.95
Do you enjoy writing and learning about new things? Have you ever wondered if you could actually make money writing magazine articles? The magazine business is thriving and growing even in the digital age, and the demand for well-written articles remains high. This course will prepare you to enter the world of nonfiction magazine writing by walking you through the process, step-by-step. By the end of the course, you will be ready to submit your first article for publication.. Full description of Essentials for Magazine Writing

Fundamentals of Instructional Design
Price: $270.00
Students will explore ways in which courses can be designed. Students will be introduced to the ADDIE design model and other design models that may work in other environments. Students will write instructional objectives and design a unit of instruction and assessments that support the instructional objects. Students will plan an evaluation of their instructional materials.. Full description of Fundamentals of Instructional Design

Grammar Essentials
Price: $139.95
In this course, we will learn how words work alone and together in predictable ways to express meaning. We will explore how subjects and verbs create clauses and join other structures to form sentences and how knowing the patterns of English can help writers avoid and correct common errors. We will learn how punctuation marks act as a written code to aid understanding and how paragraphs and essays present ideas and evidence on a larger scale and in a variety of ways through the process of composition. To reinforce these concepts, this course focuses less on “rules” and more on the skills and structures that successful writers use to communicate.. Full description of Grammar Essentials

Introduction to Writing
Price: $139.95
Do you have exciting stories, plots or characters dancing around in your head? Do you have a life experience or lesson to share, but don't know where to begin? This workshop is designed for those of you interested in entering the realm of creative writing for the first time. Our emphasis is on introducing you to the creative writing process. We'll explore topics such as setting up your writing environment, creating plots, building characters, writing dialog and editing.. Full description of Introduction to Writing

Learning Styles in the Classroom
Price: $305.00
Does it seem like some of your students get it with very little help from you while others never seem to even after a lot of one-on-one coaching? If so, it could that you are not speaking their learning language. Every person brings their own learning style to the classroom, even young children. By learning about your own learning style and the learning styles of others you will learn ways to reach all of your students and to help them to learn better.. Full description of Learning Styles in the Classroom

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
Price: $305.00
Every student in your class is intelligent. The trick is to finding out just how he or she is intelligent and tapping that to help your student to learn more easily and to allow him or her to add a new a dimension to your course. Howard Gardners's Multiple Intelligence Theory defines students as intelligent in one of eight areas. By teaching to a student's intelligences and by allowing them to express themselves using their preferred intelligences the entire classroom can be enriched. Students will explore the Multiple Intelligences theories and learn to design lesson plans that appeal to various intelligences.. Full description of Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom

Project Based Learning Strategies and Tools
Price: $139.95
This course will help you understand what project-based learning is (and what it is not). You will explore examples of PBL and review what the research has to say on the effectiveness of this approach. You will move to on explore how to plan your own project based learning experiences for your classroom. As the course progresses, you will review key elements to managing PBL with your students. As more and more schools today work to implement more project-based learning, you will also find out how you can not only be ahead of the curve but also take on a leadership role.. Full description of Project Based Learning Strategies and Tools

Using Universal Design in Rapid Prototyping Instructional Design
Price: $139.95
Using universal design in rapid prototyping instructional design involves considering the potential needs of all learners when designing and delivering instruction by identifying and eliminating unnecessary barriers to teaching and learning while maintaining academic rigor. The design is a systematic process that is employed to develop education and training programs in a consistent and reliable fashion. Instructional design is a core component of the field and a foundational skill that all educational technology experts should have in their repertoire. Being informed with models and theories, instructional designers apply their skills and knowledge to bring about predictable results. Using universal design in rapid prototyping is intended to reduce the time and cost of a traditional ISD approach, while increasing its flexibility for all users. Using rapid prototyping, as an instructional design process, strives to realize the structure of the design with a prototype, as early in the process as possible to reduce the time and expense of a full development cycle. This course will help students to analyze, apply, and evaluate principles of using universal design in instructional design to develop education and training materials spanning a wide range of knowledge domains and instructional technologies.. Full description of Using Universal Design in Rapid Prototyping Instructional Design