Professional Development Institute
Learn more. Earn more.
Do you have students who just won't behave? Do you notice a lack of manners and respect? In this online course, teachers learn the six building blocks of character and how to explore them with students through discussions, activities, and projects. You will learn how to teach students to make the right choices in problem situations and help build their awareness of accountability for their actions. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.
"The content was extremely valuable and informative. It has very practical application in my class. The format was easy to read and understand." - Grace Crowley
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.
“How Children Succeed” by Paul Tough
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: 50T02
UCSD Course Number: EDUC41469