Professional Development Institute
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Are you a new teacher who needs some tried and true strategies and tips? This online course is specifically designed for teachers in their first few years of teaching. Topics addressed include engaging curriculum ideas, Common Core State Standards, writing quality lesson plans, assessment techniques, themes and literature ideas, management techniques, and discipline strategies. 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 course has plenty of pertinent information for new teachers. I will use many of the resources that were available to us through this course." - Nicholas Sturtz
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.
“Classroom Management That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Every Teacher” by Robert J. Marzano
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: 29T02
UCSD Course Number: EDUC41453