Professional Development Institute
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Are you a high school teacher interested in improving instructional strategies and classroom management? This online course provides opportunities for teachers to learn strategies for improving differentiation in their instruction by scaffolding for a variety of learning abilities including gifted students, English language learners, and special needs students. Additionally, the course provides solutions for common obstacles at the high school level, including engagement strategies and time management. Throughout the course, teachers will find resources to use in the classroom, some for student management and others for instructional purposes. Teachers will also learn a variety of strategies for using technology to improve student learning and performance. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.
"I absolutely loved this course as it has been so valuable in helping me with real-world suggestions and handouts that I can take and use immediately." - Andrea Walker
Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.
“Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: A Positive Approach to Behavior Management” by Randall S. Sprick
If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List
Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus
PDI Course Number: 33T02
UCSD Course Number: EDUC41580