Credit Hours: 3.0 CPE
Cost: $60

Algebraic Reasoning: Working with Patterns of Predictable Change is designed to build content knowledge of special education teachers providing instructional services to students in the areas of Algebra and Algebraic Reasoning. It may also be used as a review for general education mathematics teachers or paraeducators who may be supporting struggling students in the general education classroom.

This course will sharpen your algebraic reasoning and skills to work with and communicate your algebraic thoughts to others. There are four components to the course.

For content questions, please contact Pamela Baker, 972-348-1654 (pamela.baker@region10.org)

For purchasing questions, please contact Tetyana Blood, 972-348-1766 (tetyana.blood@region10.org)

Course content was created by Stetson and Associates Inc.

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  • Published By Region 10 Education Service Center
Published in Mathematics

Credit Hours: 3.0 CPE
Cost: $60

Foundations for Understanding Mathematics: Grades K-2 explains the issues that commonly cause students’ natural abilities and love for mathematics to fade to difficulty and dislike. This course will examine the skills and concepts that form the foundation for understanding mathematics. In addition, it will examine the elements of instruction that have been found to nurture young students’ innate mathematical curiosity, confidence and ability. Three components describe the content and pedagogy essential for instruction at these early grades.

A primary cause of students’ dislike and/or difficulty with mathematics is that they see little relationship between skills too frequently taught in isolation and the fast-paced, high-interest lives they plug into. Even at this early age, students need to experience mathematics as important, fun and a natural part of their explorations. For this reason, topics in geometry, measurement, data analysis and representation and real-world problem solving are integrated into the three components of this course.

For content questions, please contact Pamela Baker, 972-348-1654 (pamela.baker@region10.org)

For purchasing questions, please contact Tetyana Blood, 972-348-1766 (tetyana.blood@region10.org)

Course content was created by Stetson and Associates Inc.

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  • Published By Region 10 Education Service Center
Published in Mathematics

Credit Hours: 3.0 CPE
Cost: $60

Our world is defined by space and spatial relationships of geometric shapes and elements. The arguments we use to defend our points of view to others model geometric thinking. The structures and arguments of geometry are one of the oldest, most practical and, to many students, the most relevant studies in mathematics. Skillful teachers in early grades build on students’ innate ability to describe their world by introducing precise geometric vocabulary and basic understandings.. Four components address these topics.

Component One: Geometric Thinking
This study focuses on developing students’ abilities to present defensible arguments as required for success throughout high school and college studies and in the working world. Application to scientific method and persuasive writing is discussed, as is the need to identify errors in arguments found in the thinking of peers, news media and advertising.

Component Two: The Geometry of Size
The focus of the second component is the use of formulas to describe and compute area, surface area and volume of two and three-dimensional shapes. Examples will emphasize the disciplined and orderly process geometers use to measure the size of shapes in problem solving situations

Component Three: Geometric Relationships
Seldom are geometric shapes and elements found in isolation in the real world. This component describes the relationships that occur among parallel and perpendicular lines and among congruent and similar figures.

Component Four: Right Triangle
It is doubtful that any other geometric shape is as useful to mankind as is the right triangle. Students of this course will participate in an interactive activity to prove the Pythagorean Theorem and then use it to solve important problems.

For content questions, please contact Pamela Baker, 972-348-1654 (pamela.baker@region10.org)

For purchasing questions, please contact Tetyana Blood, 972-348-1766 (tetyana.blood@region10.org)

Course content was created by Stetson and Associates Inc.

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  • Published By Region 10 Education Service Center
Published in Mathematics

Credit Hours: 3.0 CPE
Cost: $60

Each student’s culture significantly influences his or her learning; each teacher’s culture significantly influences his or her teaching practice. With this understanding, every educator recognizes that it is imperative to become culturally competent and to effectively use culturally responsive instructional strategies in the classroom.

In this compelling course, participants delve deeply into their own perceptions of culture competency, learn specific ways to build authentic relationships with every student and to create classrooms that encourage the gifts and contributions that culturally diverse students bring to the classroom. If schools are to close the large and persistent achievement gap, the skills gained through this course are essential!

For content questions, please contact Pamela Baker, 972-348-1654 (pamela.baker@region10.org)

For purchasing questions, please contact Tetyana Blood, 972-348-1766 (tetyana.blood@region10.org)

Course content was created by Stetson and Associates Inc.

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Credit Hours: 6.0 CPE
Cost: $60

Differentiated Instruction is a set of decisions the educator makes to bring learning within the reach of every learner in today's diverse classrooms. More specifically, differentiated instruction is a decision-making process that guides the design of instructional lessons to support the mastery of standards-based curricular objectives for all students, to allow for differential learner outcomes, to energize the learning process for students, and to provide appropriate levels of challenges or supports for students who require them.

For content questions, please contact Pamela Baker, 972-348-1654 (pamela.baker@region10.org)

For purchasing questions, please contact Tetyana Blood, 972-348-1766 (tetyana.blood@region10.org)

Course content was created by Stetson and Associates Inc.

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Credit Hours: 3.0 CPE
Cost: $60

Within the past decade, collaborative teaching partnerships have opened the doors of general education classrooms for millions of special populations students. These students and their typical peers receive increased personal support from trained educators, achieve more, and benefit from higher expectations and challenging curriculum and instruction. The teaching partners also benefit from the lower pupil-teacher ratio. Ironically, if you talk to most educators who are beginning a collaborative partnership or who have had poor experiences with the practice, the list of their concerns and perceived barriers is usually extensive. Participants will enjoy the honesty with which this topic is addressed and the many tools and techniques gained. COMPONENTS: Component 1: Personal Commitment to the Teaching Roles Component 2: Interpersonal Relationship Challenges: Role Clarity and Teaching Styles Component 3: Procedural Considerations: Planning and Scheduling CPE: 3 Content updated: February 2017

For content questions, please contact Pamela Baker, 972-348-1654 (pamela.baker@region10.org)

For purchasing questions, please contact Tetyana Blood, 972-348-1766 (tetyana.blood@region10.org)

Course content was created by Stetson and Associates Inc.

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  • Published By Region 10 Education Service Center
Published in Special Education

Credit Hours: 3.0 CPE
Cost: $60

Every educator is familiar with instructional accommodations and curricular modifications that increase student access to learning and success in the classroom. Yet these important terms are often used interchangeably or inappropriately. One key to bringing learning within the reach of every student is a clear understanding of instructional accommodations and curricular modifications and their importance to effective instruction for a wide range of students.
From gifted students who need more challenging learning experiences to students who struggle in school and need additional supports to succeed, every educator will significantly enhance their practice through this course.

For content questions, please contact Pamela Baker, 972-348-1654 (pamela.baker@region10.org)

For purchasing questions, please contact Tetyana Blood, 972-348-1766 (tetyana.blood@region10.org)

Course content was created by Stetson and Associates Inc.

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  • Published By Region 10 Education Service Center

Credit Hours: 3.0 CPE
Cost: $60

This course is a continuation of the Collaborative Teaching: A Marriage of Talents and Temperaments, which gave you the skills to build your collaborative teaching partnership. This course specifically focuses on collaboratively planned and taught lessons. The planning process in many cases consists of two phases. The first or initial phase involves drafting the actual lesson. The lesson is activity-based, rigorous as it relates to content standards, challenging and relevant to engage the learner, and inclusive so all students have the opportunity to learn and be successful. The second phase of the planning process involves the dialogue that occurs between the teaching partners about the draft lesson. During this phase, the lesson is refined to increase positive learner outcomes and the roles and responsibilities of the two adults are defined so the ownership is equitable.

For content questions, please contact Pamela Baker, 972-348-1654 (pamela.baker@region10.org)

For purchasing questions, please contact Tetyana Blood, 972-348-1766 (tetyana.blood@region10.org)

Course content was created by Stetson and Associates Inc.

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  • Published By Region 10 Education Service Center
Published in Special Education

Credit Hours: 3.0 CPE
Cost: $60

You will never look at instructional decision-making the same way again! This course provides you with four simple questions for designing lessons that are standards-based, promoting student engagement and providing opportunities for success for even the broadest range of diverse learners.

In this innovative course, participants are able to customize their learning opportunity on the basis of the grade level they teach.

For content questions, please contact Pamela Baker, 972-348-1654 (pamela.baker@region10.org)

For purchasing questions, please contact Tetyana Blood, 972-348-1766 (tetyana.blood@region10.org)

Course content was created by Stetson and Associates Inc.

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  • Published By Region 10 Education Service Center

Credit Hours: 3.0 CPE
Cost: $60

For decades, the roles of special education personnel changed very little. They were assigned their roles on the basis of the labels of the students they served or the places they provided their services. With the shift to inclusive philosophies and integrated practices, special education personnel recognized that their roles were not static but based on individual student needs. The emphasis now is on increasing the quality and amount of in-class support offered inside the general education classroom. In addition, services in traditional “pull-out” classrooms are changing. Although fewer students with disabilities now require services in these specialized settings, these classrooms must be re-conceptualized to provide highly focused and more effective interventions and support.

This course provides educators with a clear understanding of the changing roles of special education personnel and the implications for new skills and competencies. Participants will also recognize the many competencies they currently possess that will be needed in their new and changed settings.

For content questions, please contact Pamela Baker, 972-348-1654 (pamela.baker@region10.org)

For purchasing questions, please contact Tetyana Blood, 972-348-1766 (tetyana.blood@region10.org)

Course content was created by Stetson and Associates Inc.

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  • Published By Region 10 Education Service Center
Published in Special Education

Credit Hours: 3.0 CPE
Cost: $60

Side by Side: Teachers and Paraeducators in the Classroom. There are approximately 700,000 paraeducators working in the nation’s public schools and additional thousands working in private schools today. These individuals represent a major resource in improving student achievement and building stronger and more effective schools. Yet, there is a consensus across many educators that this resource has never been adequately trained and prepared for the important roles they play. Similarly, most teachers are not prepared to supervise, train, and monitor their paraeducator partners. Components: Component 1: Basics of Teacher and Paraeducator Roles and Skills Component 2: Teachers Supporting Paraeducators Component 3: Paraeducator Roles and Responsibilities CPE: 3 (Course updated: February 2017)

For content questions, please contact Pamela Baker, 972-348-1654 (pamela.baker@region10.org)

For purchasing questions, please contact Tetyana Blood, 972-348-1766 (tetyana.blood@region10.org)

Course content was created by Stetson and Associates Inc.

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  • Published By Region 10 Education Service Center
Published in Special Education

Credit Hours: 3.0 CPE
Cost: $60

Today's paraeducator must be comfortable in a variety of classroom settings. He or she often works beside one or more teachers each day and serves in both general and special education classrooms.

In this introduction, you will learn a new vocabulary for describing the roles of personnel in schools. These three roles are often carried out by a paraeducator under the supervision of a certified teacher. The role of the paraeducator is extremely important in these three roles.

For content questions, please contact Pamela Baker, 972-348-1654 (pamela.baker@region10.org)

For purchasing questions, please contact Tetyana Blood, 972-348-1766 (tetyana.blood@region10.org)

Course content was created by Stetson and Associates Inc.

Additional Info

  • Published By Region 10 Education Service Center
Published in Special Education

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