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Virtual Course Offerings

We know that as an educator, few things are more important than your time, and attending training isn't always possible. In order to serve you better, we're bringing professional development to you! CREA has collaborated with educational partners to create online professional development offerings that you can complete wherever, whenever.

Current Course Offerings

Important Information

  • You are responsible for purchasing any required course materials. 

  • Credit for all virtual courses is available through Valley City State University. You are responsible for registering and purchasing the credit by visiting www.vcsu.edu/extend. 

  • Once you have completed the course and filled out the exit evaluation, the instructor on record will enter your grade with VCSU. 

What should you do next? 

1. Pick a course from the options above.   

2. Select Add to Cart and follow the prompts to purchase the desired online course. You will choose either an individual subscription or a Facilitator Subscription for group training.

3. Once you've purchased the online course, you will receive a

 confirmation email with a button to download a registration form. 

4. Once we've received your completed registration form, we'll email a confirmation to you that you've been added to the MicrosoftTeams      Channel related to your selected course. 

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Building a Culturally Responsive Teaching Practice: Using Theory, Research, and Action

This course will assist educators in understanding, analyzing, and challenging traditional classroom beliefs and practices with culturally, racially, economically, and other diverse learners. Additionally, the educator will examine and reflect on his/her implicit and explicit beliefs, values, and philosophies. Completing this course will help educators construct a culturally responsive practice using both theory and research. 

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Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain: Preparing Independent Learners 

Author: Zaretta Hammond

This course will assist educators in understanding the connections between neuroscience, learning, and culture. It also will describe easy-to-implement strategies to help push dependent learners become independent learners. Additionally, the educator will examine and reflect on his/her implicit and explicit beliefs, values, and philosophies. Completing this course will help educators use brain-based research to create or enhance a culturally responsive learning environment for all learners

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Family Engagement - Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles

Author: Dr. Steve Constantino

Family Engagement significantly correlates with student learning, so we are excited that you are taking this step to become better at engaging families in your classroom and school.  

This course will be based upon the book, Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles by Steven M. Constantino.  The book will be referred to often, as well as, Constantino's website (https://drsteveconstantino.com/resources)   This book will examine your school's culture, relationships with families, empowerment of families, decision making, and community connection.  It will give you many ideas and help to develop a plan to move forward and engage ALL families to increase student engagement and learning.    

Fostering Resilient Learners

Authors: Kristen Van Marter Souers and Pete Hall

This course is designed to assist educators in understanding trauma and how it manifests in the classroom, reflect upon their instructional practice and beliefs through a trauma-informed lens, implement trauma-informed instructional strategies, and examine self-care practices.

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Help for Billy

Author: Heather Forbes

This course is designed to assist educators in understanding how trauma-impacted children experience the traditional world of school, and to help educators discover what can be done to support trauma-impacted students to be ready and able to learn in their school environment.

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Overcoming Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in Schools

Authors: Alison L. Dubois and  Molly A. Mistretta 

This course is designed to assist educators in identifying and addressing professional burnout and compassion fatigue. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to understand the definitions of burnout and compassion fatigue and the differences between them. You'll be able to ​analyze​ your own level of burnout and compassion fatigue and apply​ reduction and recovery strategies. Lastly, you'll create​ ​a personalized burnout and compassion fatigue prevention plan, using at least three of the prevention plan resources provided in this course.

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Relationships, Responsibility, and Regulation

Authors: Kristen Van Marter Souers and Pete Hall

This course is designed to assist educators in adopting and maintaining a student-focused versus content-focused mindset to support students in experiencing safety and connection in school and an enhanced ability to access a ready-to-learn state.

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The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to understanding and teaching the most challenging students Author: Jessica Minahan

This course will assist educators in understanding and teaching students with challenging behaviors. It also will explain a behavioral intervention framework based on research and practice. Additionally, the educator will examine and reflect on his/her implicit and explicit beliefs, values, and philosophies about students with challenging behaviors. Completing this course will help educators understand, develop, and use a behavioral intervention plan for students with challenging behaviors.

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