Professional Development Institute
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Do you need help managing your middle school classroom? This online course provides teachers with the best practices for developing and managing a successful junior high or middle school classroom. This course covers strategies for implementing the Common Core State Standards, while managing time so that all content is covered. Behavioral issues common in grades six through eight are covered along with overall classroom management techniques. This course also provides successful strategies for gaining students’ attention and interest, and truly engaging them in lessons. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.
"Great course! I would highly recommend this course for new teachers as well as seasoned veterans. The course content was relevant to my experiences in middle school. I was able to refresh what I already knew as well as learn new strategies and perspectives." - Nancy Reynolds
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.
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: 17T02
UCSD Course Number: EDUC41572