Professional Development Institute
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Are you looking for the best practices for creating and managing a successful primary classroom? This course covers strategies for implementing the new Common Core State Standards, while managing time so that all content is covered. Behavioral issues and overall classroom management techniques are addressed in detail. This course also provides successful strategies for gaining students’ attention and interest, and truly engaging them in lessons. Mainstreaming English language learners and students with special needs is also covered in depth. 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 am so happy that I was able to participate in this course! The content was meaningful and relevant to primary teachers and beyond. Right away I began applying the strategies and accessing the resources to assist me in my current classroom" - Nicolle Storm
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.
“At-Risk Students: Transforming Student Behavior” by Charisse Beach
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: 15T02
UCSD Course Number: EDUC41570