Lorain County JVS/Adult Career Center

Graduate Tuition
1 sem. hr. = $245
2 sem. hrs. = $375

For registration information, please contact Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net.

No letter grades will be awarded for this course. Participants will receive either a Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) grade.


Online Workshop Offerings

Ready, Set, Read
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Learn what the newest research says about how children really learn to read and write and become a powerful guide to literacy development when you work with young children. Gain confidence in your ability to guide a child’s literacy development, and take pleasure in seeing how even the littlest events can be really big steps in reading and writing success.

The Classroom Computer
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Discover how the classroom computer can ignite a desire for learning in your students! You'll discover a wide variety of simple, field-tested techniques guaranteed to unleash the power of the computer throughout your curriculum.

Using the Internet in the Classroom
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Harness the power of the Internet to make your textbooks and lessons come alive! Teach your students how to locate and evaluate Internet resources. Improve the caliber and amount of discussion through the use of e-mail and discussion boards. The Internet can make teaching easier--this course will show you how.

The Creative Classroom
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Creativity will abound in your classroom as you tap into your students' hidden talents. Learn creative new approaches to learning labs, activities, exercises, assignments, field trips, and evaluation methods. Think beyond the textbook and challenge your students by making your classroom a creative classroom!

Enhancing Language Development in Childhood
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Follow your child's lead and have fun while enhancing language development! In this fun and user-friendly course for parents, teachers, and caregivers, you will discover how children learn to process language and how they become proficient speakers and thinkers. This course will help you enrich your child's life by stimulating his or her continued speech, brain, and language development in an enjoyable, age-appropriate, and natural way.

Understanding Adolescents
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

To know your kids is to love them. In this course, an experienced social worker will help you gain a deep understanding and appreciation of your adolescent's development and behavior. You'll uncover the secrets of the adolescent mind and gain valuable information on how they think, how they feel, how their identities develop, and what steps you can take to ensure that you are well prepared to meet the needs of the teens in your life.

Guiding Kids on the Internet
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Work the Web with your kids! This essential course for teachers, leaders, and parents will give you the confidence you need for helping children get the best from the Internet.

Creating Web Pages
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Learn how to design, create, and post your very own site on the Internet's World Wide Web. Discover low-cost marketing techniques and search engine strategies.

Designing Effective Websites
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

This course will teach you powerful graphic design techniques that will help you build Web sites that are attractive and highly effective. You'll learn what attracts visitors to a site, and how you can create the most satisfying experience for those visitors. You'll learn to use typography, aesthetics, color, graphics, and page layout to create the most compelling user interface possible, and you'll understand how users read on the Web and the characteristics of effective Web writing.

Photoshop CS4, Introduction
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Learn to use Adobe Photoshop CS4 to edit images, process photos, and create original graphics. Whether you're a photographer, graphic artist, or just want to alter old family photos, Photoshop is the program for you! Discover the fastest and most effective ways to use Photoshop from an expert and columnist for Photoshop User Magazine (who has twice been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame).

This course will teach you how to use Photoshop with detailed, step-by-step instructions that you'll have no trouble following--even if you've never used a computer for graphics before!

Photoshop CS4 has a host of impressive new features for photographers, and you'll meet a number of them. We'll begin with an introduction to the Photoshop environment. Next you'll learn how to create simple digital paintings. Then you'll be editing your own photographs to remove red-eye, get rid of dust and scratches, and correct image exposure. You'll also learn how to switch the backgrounds on images and how to remove wrinkles and blemishes from photos, just like they do in magazines.

By the time you finish this fun, hands-on, project-oriented course, you'll be well on your way to expressing yourself with the most exciting graphics program ever developed!

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems I
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Why do some teachers enjoy peaceful, orderly classrooms while other teachers face daily discipline battles? The answer is that many teachers have not been taught the secrets to solving discipline problems. This course reveals those secrets and presents a step-by-step approach to effective, positive classroom discipline. Teachers continually rate this course one of the most valuable they have ever taken.

Achieving Success with Difficult People
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Do you know people whose behavior makes completing even the simplest tasks difficult? Would you like to learn how to have more successful relationships with difficult bosses, co-workers, students, neighbors or family members? Join this class and get helpful information for understanding yourself, solving people problems, and improving your relationships and personal and professional productivity.

Writing For Children
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Join a published children's author and discover how you can touch the hearts of children by creating books for them. In this highly interactive, hands-on course, you'll take pen to paper and begin work on your first fiction or nonfiction manuscript. In the process, you'll explore the changing world of children's literature and understand the various formats--from baby's first books to novels for young adults. You'll get insights from guest authors and editors to gain a better understanding of the needs of today's market. By researching the genre and recognizing niche players, you'll open doors of opportunity, many of which you may not have previously considered. By the time you finish this course, you'll have all the tools and resources you'll need to continue to grow as a writer for children.

Microsoft Outlook 2007, Introduction
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Learn the essentials of Microsoft Outlook 2007 from an expert instructor who's already helped thousands become productive and confident with previous versions of Outlook. Get up and running quickly with the most important aspects of the program, and even create a Google Gmail account for class assignments and personal use.

Research Methods for Writers
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Attention all writers! Learn how to efficiently and effectively conduct research for any writing project: fiction, nonfiction, business . . . even term papers and dissertations. Research has progressed far beyond a visit to the library. Today, myriad sources provide almost anything a writer might need to know on any subject. Learn how to identify and access every information source imaginable.

Get Grants
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Learn how to develop successful, fundable grants from experts whose proposals have garnered millions in funded projects. This course will give you the skills you'll need to prepare professional, competitive, and compelling grant proposals. You'll understand what funding agencies are looking for and how best to approach them. Your proposals will help you and your organization successfully Get Grants!

Teaching Science: Grades 4-6
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Ready to maximize your abilities in teaching science? You'll learn about foundational content in physical, life, and earth science, and ways to teach that content to your students. Discover specific teaching methods and science process skills, and learn how to improve the emotional climate in your classroom. Lots of examples and worksheets you can use in your own classroom are included. There's a big emphasis on the scientific method, and there's even an entire lesson devoted to science fairs!

Everyday Math
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Ever find math baffling? This course can help you gain confidence in your basic math skills so you can start using math to your advantage. You won't find any theory or memorization here. Each of your lessons will be filled with practical exercises and information that you can put to immediate use. You'll get valuable hands-on experience and advice on using a calculator; determining the proper amount to pay in tips, discounts, and taxes; managing your income and expenses; checking your bills and bank statements for errors and overcharges; comparing investment vehicles; shopping for the best loans; buying a home; determining the right amount of paint, carpet, or tile for your next home improvement project; converting from one type of currency to another; calculating the chances that something will happen; interpreting a graph; comparing test results; understanding a statistical survey; and more.

Building Teams That Work
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Teams are becoming a staple in today's workplace. In this course, you'll learn the components of a successful team and the stages of its development. You'll master the skills you'll need to effectively manage projects, make decisions, and solve problems in a team setting. Plus, you'll have a chance to learn the pitfalls of unhealthy group interaction and minimize any of its effects on your team.

Teaching Math: Grades 4-6
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Reinvent math instruction for grades 4-6 by bringing hands-on learning, inexpensive manipulatives, and real-world connections into your classroom. Whether you’re a new teacher or a seasoned pro, this course will help you get your students excited about math!

Survival Skills for New Teachers
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Are you a new teacher who feels anxious about entering your first classroom? Whether you’re already teaching, a newly credentialed graduate, or a substitute looking to transition to full-time, this course will provide you with all the time-tested tools, tips, and tricks you need to make your early years in the classroom a breeze.  If you are not a first or second year teacher, you should request permission from your licensing agency or district LPDC to enroll in this class for credit.

Guided Reading: Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Now more than ever, today's teachers are grappling with the question of how to reach struggling readers. While there are no quick fixes, thousands of teachers are combining the principles of differentiated instruction and guided reading with unparalleled success. Mixed in the right proportion, these popular strategies will help you build a balanced literary framework that gets results with even the most challenged learners.

Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Differentiated instruction (DI) is becoming a mainstay in classrooms across the country as educators are starting to see the ways that the traditional classroom setting limits their ability to reach diverse learners. Join us on this journey through 10 practical DI integration strategies! Count on at least three sample integration lessons on each strategy, and just think of all the ways that you can apply them to improve learning outcomes for your students.

Creating the Inclusive Classroom:  Strategies for Success
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

In this professional development course for teachers, you'll get the training you need to reach the diverse mix of students you face every day—learning proven strategies that turn diversity into opportunity. With students who have learning disabilities, neurobiological disorders, and physical challenges, the modern classroom requires an efficient and effective teacher who can prioritize under tight deadlines and be creative on demand. Learn how to be the kind of super teacher who can guide every student toward academic success.

Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Get the professional development training you need to improve student literacy as an accomplished teacher shares the secrets of turning guided reading strategies into opportunities for teaching writing. Find out how to harness the power of the total literacy framework. The road to literacy is also the road to ingenuity, invention, and imagination, and you'll soon learn how to take your students from groans to grins with creative lesson plans that really work!

Integrating Technology into the Classroom
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

In this professional development course for teachers, you'll learn the secrets of technology integration in the classroom, gaining the skills educators need to use tools such as wikis, podcasts, and blogs effectively. You'll discover simple ways to integrate technology to enhance your subject material and meet your course goals. We'll explore quick-and-easy, standards-based solutions for more interactive lesson plans, exciting WebQuests, and challenging assignments. We'll also unleash the power of Web resources, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Together, we'll look at basic integration, subject-specific activities, and smart ways to make your integration seamless.

Microsoft Excel 2007 in the Classroom
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2007 in this professional development course for teachers, and get the training every teacher needs for using and teaching this powerful program effectively in the classroom. You'll master Excel terminology; how to use tabs; how to sort data; how to insert formulas for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; how to create colorful charts and graphs; and much more! Throughout the course, we'll explore standards-based lesson plans and activities that will allow you to pass your Excel knowledge on to your students, no matter what their grade level. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid understanding of the basic functions of Excel, and a wealth of ideas for integrating this powerful technology into your lesson plans across your curriculum.

Microsoft Word 2007 in the Classroom
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Mastering Microsoft Word can make you a more productive and creative teacher. You'll learn how to create, open, edit, and save documents, as well as how to create tabs, margins, and spacing. Then you'll make your classroom documents come to life. You'll add borders, clip art, and WordArt. You'll even insert shapes, pictures, tables, and complete a host of other exciting tasks that you can teach your students. As you get more familiar with this program, you'll find that it enhances your teaching in ways you didn't think possible, and you'll have a host of ideas for curriculum-related classroom projects.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 in the Classroom
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

In this course for teachers, you'll learn how to motivate students and enrich lessons by bringing Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 into your classroom. You'll master a variety of uses for this MS Office program and come away able to develop lessons and presentations filled with text, graphics, sound, and video. You'll be able to use PowerPoint templates or create your own dynamic presentations that will increase interest in any subject you teach!

Practical Ideas for the Adult ESL/EFL Classroom
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Would you like to increase your effectiveness as an English language teacher? Would you like to go beyond the well-known methods that often leave teachers frustrated with their one-size-fits-all approach? This course will take you on a fascinating exploration of what it means to be a teacher, how to understand who your students are and the needs they have, and how to choose the most appropriate materials and activities for your classroom. You'll learn how you can choose and fine-tune the principles that exactly fit your teaching situation.

During the next six weeks, we'll rethink the traditional native vs. non-native speaker distinction, see why teaching English is so different from teaching other subjects, and explore innovative approaches like Communicative Language Teaching and the lexical approach. You'll gain new insights and ideas for teaching vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You'll also discover what some of your options are in designing fair and accurate tests. And you'll learn how to keep learning and growing throughout your teaching career. Also, students who successfully complete this course will receive a TESOL Certificate of Completion.

Working Successfully with Learning Disabled Students
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Learn how to successfully meet the diverse needs of the learning disabled students in your classroom from an experienced special educator. We'll dissect the whole special education process, from working with individualized education programs (IEPs) to helping students struggling with reading comprehension, math skills, and writing. Empower yourself by discovering easy, practical, and creative strategies that you can use to help your struggling students to find their light bulb moments!

Web 2.0: Blogs, Wikis and Podcasts
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

In this course, you'll learn how to create your own blog, wiki, and audio and video podcast. Through hands-on activities in each lesson, you'll practice working with free Web 2.0 tools like Blogger, Wikispaces, and YouTube, and you'll explore opportunities to use tools like these for personal, business, educational, and political projects. You'll also learn tricks for promoting your Web 2.0 content and for driving visitors to your brand-new sites.

Teaching Writing: Grades 4-6
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

In this teacher-training course, you'll learn from an experienced educator how to motivate and assist developing writers. You'll master strategies for teaching the writing process and find out how to develop engaging lessons for different writing applications. We'll explore the benefits of writing across the curriculum, examine ways to organize your writing instruction, and uncover the secrets of effective assessment.

Teaching Students with Autism: Strategies for Success
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Just 20 years ago, we didn't see students with autism in our classrooms. But today, we teach children with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome right alongside their neurotypical peers. Reaching and teaching these students requires a delicate balancing act: understanding how their brains are wired, helping them turn challenges into opportunities, and learning to enjoy the rich perspective they bring to the classroom.

An Introduction to Teaching ESL/EFL
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Would you like to increase your effectiveness as an English language teacher? Would you like to go beyond the well-known methods that often leave teachers frustrated with their one-size-fits-all approach? This course will take you on a fascinating exploration of what it means to be a teacher, how to understand who your students are and the needs they have, and how to choose the most appropriate materials and activities for your classroom. You'll learn how you can choose and fine-tune the principles that exactly fit your teaching situation.

During the next six weeks, we'll rethink the traditional native vs. non-native speaker distinction, see why teaching English is so different from teaching other subjects, and explore innovative approaches like Communicative Language Teaching and the lexical approach. You'll gain new insights and ideas for teaching vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You'll also discover what some of your options are in designing fair and accurate tests. And you'll learn how to keep learning and growing throughout your teaching career. Also, students who successfully complete this course will receive a TESOL Certificate of Completion.

Creating a Classroom Website
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Learn how to create a classroom Web site in this fun, easy-to-understand course for teachers. In no time, you'll build a site with text, images, animations, tables, links, and more. Then you'll create a WebQuest and a blog to add to your site.

You'll also learn how students can use site builders to create their own Web sites in minutes. As we move along, you'll be amazed by how simple creating a classroom Web site can be and all the ways in which having one can make you a more effective and dynamic teacher.

By the end of this course, you'll have your own published classroom Web site, and you'll feel energized by your great new teaching tool!

Teaching ESL/EFL Grammar
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

In this course, you'll come to see English grammar as a three-dimensional process that's useful in bringing coherence, cohesion, and texture to writing and speech. We'll begin by considering seven definitions of grammar that we'll draw on throughout the course. We'll also discuss the differences between patterns and rules, and why second-language learners benefit from our instruction on both.

You'll learn why students need to understand the three dimensions of grammar—form, meaning, and use—and how seeing grammar as a dynamic and changing system helps students overcome many of their grammar challenges. You'll also see why teaching grammar in a way that makes it personally meaningful to your students brings the best results.

And since teaching isn't just about presenting lessons, we'll also go over the importance of "reading" your students—observing them to try to figure out what learning process they're using. We'll contrast rote or mechanical practice with meaningful practice, and we'll go over guidelines for creating activities and adapting your textbook exercises to get students working on the unique learning challenge presented by each different grammatical structure.

Toward the end of the course, we'll talk about what specific errors students make can indicate, and how they can help us pinpoint the unique challenges our students face so we can develop meaningful practice activities to help them meet those challenges. And we'll finish up the course by discussing ways that you can give valuable feedback to your students. Get ready to discover how to teach grammar in a way that's both effective and enjoyable for your students!

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems II
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

In this professional development course, you'll get the teacher training you need to deal effectively with serious discipline problems and help even the most challenging students you're teaching make more responsible choices. You'll discover how to use a new research-based six-step approach to solve severe and chronic discipline problems, including bullying, fighting, using abusive language, stealing, and refusing to work.

You'll learn how to deal with the special problem of attention deficit disorder, find out how to use time-outs effectively, and see how class meetings can help solve class-wide discipline problems.

We'll cover numerous preventative strategies, including 12 actions you and your colleagues can take to prevent problems from occurring in the common areas of your school, and six practical strategies that can prevent student violence.

You'll gain a new understanding of what motivates severe and chronic misbehavior and, more important, what actions will help you effectively find solutions. We'll look at numerous real-life examples set in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms so you can see how to put the ideas into action in your own teaching situation.

Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies That Work
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could be proactive in helping our struggling readers? Well, we can! In this six-week course, you'll learn response to intervention (RTI) strategies that ensure the struggling readers in your classroom get the help and education they need. RTI is research based and gives us a strategic plan to bring tiered interventions to our students, at their reading level and with their unique challenges in mind. Helping them with phonics, fluency, vocabulary mastery, comprehension, and writing, these intervention strategies tackle the toughest literacy problems with flexibility and creativity.

During our time together, you'll discover tools like Elkonin Boxes, alphabetic arcs, Bloom's Taxonomy, and new and exciting graphic organizers. Whether you're working with struggling readers in kindergarten or 12th grade, you'll find that these strategies work with a full 80% of students, without the need for special pull-outs or extra IEP intervention. Why? Because RTI gets to the root of the problem—quickly!

If you're eager to learn the right ways to help your struggling readers make steady progress throughout the year, you'll find that this course gives you the power to teach flexibly and creatively, without the need for extra training in literacy or fluency. As an added bonus, there's nothing quite like helping students discover the pleasures of reading!

Intermediate Photoshop CS4
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Are you ready to take your Photoshop skills to the next level? Then join us and learn advanced techniques for using Adobe Photoshop CS4 to edit your images and photos. Imagine being able to undo or revise changes you've already made without losing image quality or needing to start over! If you've already mastered Photoshop's basic tools and commands, you'll find it easy to master the nondestructive editing techniques we'll cover.

You'll discover how to save every pixel in your original image so you never have to say "I'm sorry I tossed that information." You'll see how to the use Smart Objects so you can crop an image or resize it and get it back to its original size months later. You'll master tricks for warping Smart Objects that will make the tabloid newspapers jealous! And you'll learn how to make adjustments to your images that you can tweak at any time to add shadows or embossing.

Whether you want to use Photoshop to edit photos, make scrapbook pages, or do original artwork, you'll find this course gives you the skills you need. So get ready to take a giant leap forward in your Photoshop creativity and productivity!

Empowering Students with Disabilities
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Teaching students with disabilities is a rewarding challenge, and this course gives you the tools you’ll need to succeed.  No matter what grade you teach—from preschool through high school—you’ll learn powerful strategies you can put to work immediately in your classroom. In addition, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to understand and cope with the most common disabilities you’ll encounter.

You’ll start by putting yourself in the shoes of students with special needs as you explore a wide variety of disabilities ranging from autism to cerebral palsy. Simulations and real-life stories will give you a firsthand look at what it’s like to be a learner with special needs, and you’ll see how common disabilities affect classroom behavior and learning.

Then comes the best part: solutions! In each lesson, you’ll find dozens of tips for fostering the reading, writing, and math skills of students with special needs. In addition, you’ll master techniques for helping these learners behave appropriately and make friends in your classroom. You’ll also get the inside story on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and transition plans, and you’ll learn the most effective ways to collaborate with parents and professionals.

By the end of this course, you’ll feel confident in your ability to help any student who comes through your door. You’ll also discover that while the challenges can be big when you’re teaching students with disabilities, the victories are big as well.

Spanish in the Classroom
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

If you're struggling to communicate with your Spanish-speaking students and their families, and you don't know your cabeza from your codo (that's your head from your elbow), don't worry—help is here!Whether you took a Spanish class 20 years ago and just want to brush up a bit, or you have never taken a Spanish class, you'll learn the essential Spanish for teachers and bridge the communication gap with your Spanish-speaking students and parents. Rest assured that this won't be anything like your typical high school Spanish course. We'll skip the frills and focus on "survival Spanish" you can put to work immediately. We've tossed out long vocabulary lists and complex grammar rules and replaced them with games and stories to make learning easy, painless, and even fun. You'll learn new words in easy-to-digest bites, and each lesson will include Supplementary Material to help you keep expanding your vocabulary. We'll start with the basics of Spanish pronunciation, and then we'll move right into simple words for everyday things, such as colors, numbers, and question words. Then you'll learn more of the basics of conversational phrases, family names, and directions. Next, we'll get into what it's like on the first day of school as we go over words related to enrolling new students, conversing in the classroom, talking about rules and behavior, and basic vocabulary for various academic subjects. We'll also cover Spanish words and phrases to use in the cafeteria, on the playground, and even in the nurses office! Finally, we'll delve into some survival phrases for the parent-teacher conference as you learn to describe how a child is doing, talk about academic or behavior problems, and discuss grades and homeworkBy the end of this course, you'll be well on the path to being a Spanish speaker and communicating more effectively with the Spanish-speakers all around you. ¡Vamos! (Let's go!)

Teaching Adult Learners
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

If you’re excited about the challenge of reaching and teaching adult learners, you’re in the right place! In this course, you’ll discover how to use the newest educational methods to create a student-centered classroom that’s perfectly suited for adult learners. 

First, we’ll explore the unique needs and motivations of adult students and find out just what they’re expecting from your class. After that, we’ll examine your students’ different learning styles and multiple intelligences and look at how you can teach to each learner’s strengths. We’ll also talk about ways to get misbehaving or under-achieving students back on track. 

Next, we’ll delve into a host of innovative teaching techniques that will turn your students into active learners and set them up for success. We’ll also look at high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech educational tools you can use to capture and hold your students’ attention. 

We’ll follow that up by tackling a challenging topic: how to organize your material effectively and design strong lesson plans. We’ll also talk about creating a warm, welcoming classroom environment and preparing a fun orientation. 

In addition, we’ll look at how to create effective tests and how to teach your students good study skills. We’ll also check out a wide range of assessments that will help you grade anything from a hairstyle to an ESL essay. And finally, we’ll talk about making your classroom accessible and enjoyable for students with disabilities. 

If you’re training to teach adults, the information and hands-on activities in this course will give you the confidence you need to succeed—and you’ll know all the tricks and techniques for winning over this fun, exciting, and very demanding group of students.

Teaching Smarter with Smart Boards
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

SMART Boards are revolutionizing today’s classroom. Using these exciting interactive whiteboards, you can create multimedia lessons that engage learners and address their diverse needs.  

But having SMART Boards in the classroom and knowing how to use them to provide quality instruction are two different things! If you have a Smart Board in your classroom but have little training in using it, you may be wondering—“What on earth do I do with it?” 

In this class, you’ll discover how to create outstanding presentations with SMART Board and SMART Notebook technology. You’ll explore the basics of using these tools and discover how to create your own SMART board lessons blending text, videos, and graphics. You’ll also go beyond the bells and whistles and look at specific ways to use SMART technology to broaden your content and make your lessons accessible to all students. Finally, you’ll get some simple trouble-shooting tips that will come in handy if your SMART board isn’t acting as smart as it should. 

By the time you’re done with this course, you’ll be an expert at using your new high-tech tools to plan SMART board lessons that provide engaging, thought-provoking, and easy-to-update material for today’s media-savvy learners.

The Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention Connection
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Today’s teachers are using two powerful approaches—Differentiated Instruction (DI) and Response to Intervention (RTI)—to help every child succeed academically. In this course, you’ll learn how to put this “dynamic duo” to work in your own classroom teaching and lesson plans.

You’ll start by exploring different learning styles and delving into a concept called multiple intelligences. In addition, you’ll look at the factors that motivate students to learn in a child-centered classroom.

After that, you’ll master the basics of both DI and RTI and learn how these two approaches work hand-in-hand to enhance children’s learning. You’ll find out how to perform different types of assessments, monitor your students’ progress, select research-based teaching materials, address learners’ diverse needs, and move students up or down the RTI tiers so they’re getting just the right help they need.

In addition, you’ll find out why collaboration is crucial when you’re implementing RTI and DI. You’ll discover how you and your colleagues will work together as a team to identify at-risk students, plan solutions, and address problems quickly and efficiently. And finally, you’ll learn how to get parents involved as active partners in the education process.

Case studies and examples will help you see how DI and RTI strategies work in the real world, and you’ll get lots of ideas for hands-on activities you can start using right away in your own classroom. Throughout this course, you’ll have opportunities to practice new techniques and exchange ideas with fellow educators and your instructor. You’ll come away armed with powerful and easy-to-implement strategies that will benefit every student you teach.

Singapore Math Strategies: Model Drawing for Grades 1-6
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

In this professional development course for teachers, you'll get the training you need to start teaching model drawing, the powerful Singapore Math strategy that gives word problems a visual context. As a teacher, you know that many students groan when it's time to solve word problems. Why is that? Are the problems too difficult? Do students get lost trying to decipher the wording or figure out the computation? Do they simply not know which strategy to use? Actually, it's a combination of all these issues. Luckily, model drawing, a Singapore Math strategy for working word problems, will help your students start to enjoy math in a way they may never have before.

Singapore Math: Number Sense and Computational Strategies
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Do your students cringe when it's time to pull out their math books? For many students, basic math is a struggle. But for students and teachers in Singapore, math is much more intuitive. And Singaporean students have been top mathematics performers for over a decade! Using a layered curriculum founded on solid number sense and concrete, pictorial, and abstract computational strategies, Singaporean teachers make math purposeful, interesting, and relevant. Soon you'll learn their secrets and be able to have the same kind of meaningful math lessons in your classroom.In this teacher training course, you'll learn over two dozen strategies to make math click for your students. We'll begin by exploring what Singapore Math is and how it has become such a powerful and highly regarded math curriculum. Then we'll talk about how number sense and place value instruction are the basis for all Singapore Math. From there, we'll learn a variety of computational strategies to make addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division a cinch. You won't need a passport to discover the curriculum of the world's math leader!

Writing for ESL
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Has your academic or career progress been slowed by the challenges of writing in English? Many ESL learners have excellent educations, training, and skills in their native countries. However, their dreams of success elude them in English-speaking countries because they cannot write effectively in their new language. This course will show you what English readers expect and how your writing can achieve your goals.You will learn about the entire writing process and its five stages: prewriting, outlining, writing, revising, and editing. In the first two stages, you will see how to generate and then focus your ideas. In the writing and revising stages, you will discover how to write clearly focused topic sentences and thesis statements, which will guide you in writing logical, unified paragraphs and essays. In the final stage, you will refine and perfect your work, making it free of grammatical and punctuation errors.Along the way, you will also gain important critical thinking skills and learn some techniques for writing concisely—something that is highly valued in English writing. When you finish this course, you will be able to write clearly, logically, and cohesively, and you will be able to apply what you have learned in any academic or work setting.

Illustrator CS4
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

If you’re planning a career as a graphic artist, mastering Adobe Illustrator is a must. In this course, you’ll see how easy it is to create amazing art using this powerful software tool.   

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard for creating vector images—graphics you can resize to fit on anything from a dome to a billboard. And if you think of vector graphics as hard-edged and sharp, think again—because you can now create stunning blends and shading effects. 

In addition, Illustrator is the program of choice for drawing logos and designing type effects. It’s also an outstanding companion tool to Adobe Photoshop, and it’s perfect for creating graphics for Flash sites.  

In this course, you’ll learn how to use a wide range of tools in Adobe Illustrator CS4. For instance, you’ll explore the enhanced Recolor Artwork feature, which helps you choose a harmonious color scheme for your image and completely alter the color palette of any image without individually selecting each object. You’ll also see how the redesigned Gradient tool makes it easier to adjust colors directly on an image.  

In addition, you’ll learn how to draw and trace with the Pen tool and how to fine-tune the contours of any line. You'll also discover how to work with color, use shortcuts for applying color to images, and add special effects such as 3D to your drawings. 

This course is designed to let you work at your own level, whether you're just starting out or looking to refresh your Illustrator skills. By the end of these lessons, you’ll be a master at using this elegant tool to further your career and express your own creativity.

Microsoft Excel 2010 in the Classroom
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Bring the power of Microsoft Excel 2010 into your classroom! This course, designed especially for teachers, gives you the skills you need to use Excel with ease and confidence. In addition, it offers teaching tips and standards-based lesson plans and activities so you can pass your Excel knowledge on to students at any grade level.First, you'll cover the Excel fundamentals that making student grading and data collection a snap: Using tabs, formatting cells and worksheets, and inserting formulas for mathematical calculations. In addition, you’ll learn how to create colorful charts and graphs to enhance reports and projects.  

Then you’ll move on to more advanced Excel features that allow you to easily sort and analyze student test data for differentiated instruction or even manage school fund-raisers. You’ll write powerful mathematical formulas and use Excel to automatically calculate student averages and other statistics. You'll finish the course by creating a customizable grade book that you can use in your own classroom to group students for differentiated instruction, reading groups, team sports, or special education programs. 

By the end of the course, you'll have a solid understanding of this powerful Microsoft Office program. You’ll also have a whole new set of time-saving classroom management tools, and a wealth of ideas for integrating technology into your lesson plans across your curriculum. 

Whether you’ve used Excel for years or you’re a beginner, don’t miss out. This course will show you how Excel can make teaching easier and much more fun!

Teaching Students with ADHD
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are always hearing things like "Try harder," "Pay attention," and "Sit still." And they'd love to do these things—but they don't know how!  

In this course, you'll discover practical ways to help children with ADHD control their behavior and succeed in school.And you'll be learning from the real experts: the children themselves. You'll find out how Kristi controls her behavior and how Wanda handles boredom. You'll see how Adam jump-starts his thought processes, how Harry satisfies his need to move without bothering his teacher, and how Darren aces his homework. 

In addition, you'll hear from parents and teachers about the amazing benefits of relatively simple adaptations in space, structure, rules, and expectations. You'll also explore myths and facts about ADHD and see how this condition affects motivation, activity level, attention, and memory.  

These lessons will arm you with powerful strategies you can put to use immediately in your own classroom. By the time you're done, you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to help students with ADHD compensate for their problems and achieve their full potential.

Differentiating K-12 Assessments
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Differentiated assessment is the key to helping every student succeed—and no matter what grade you're teaching, this course will give you the tools you need to gather your assessment data quickly and easily.  

You'll begin by exploring strategies for performing pre-assessments, formative (ongoing) assessments, and summative assessments. Next, you'll discover how to identify and share learning goals, gather assessment information, adjust your instruction, and provide feedback to your students. Real-life examples will help you see how differentiated assessment provides direction for improvement, promotes confidence, and motivates your learners to do their best.  

Whether you're a new or experienced teacher, you'll gain skill and confidence as you get hands-on practice in using a wide range of assessment techniques. By the time you've completed these lessons, you'll have a clear roadmap for differentiating your assessments and a wealth of practical ideas you can start using in your classroom right away.

Advanced Grant Proposal Writing
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Do you know the best way to present information in a grant proposal? In this course, an experienced grantwriter will show you how to research and write winning proposals that get funded. You'll become proficient in the proposal format used by the vast majority of public foundations. Learn what to do--and, more importantly what not to do--on your cover sheet, narrative, background page, and your stakeholder and third-party evaluation plan. You'll also discover the quickest and most efficient ways to gather the information you'll need to develop your proposal’s attachments, including information on your organization's structure, administration, and finances.And you'll gain a full understanding of the criteria funders use to determine whether your grant proposal gets funded or rejected. You'll become expert at ferreting out corporate, foundation, and government grantmakers, and you'll know how to tailor your responses to information found in the peer review criteria.Before the course is over, you will have discovered a number of significant finishing touches that can give your project the edge over others. You'll know the best type of paper to use, which buzzwords to include, which fonts work best, which types of graphics to include, and a variety of formatting techniques that will make your proposal more competitive. You'll also learn about the importance of obtaining community and political support before submitting a proposal to any government agency.

MS Publisher 2010 Introduction
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

In this course, you'll learn to use Microsoft Publisher 2010 to create impressive publications. It's perfect for beginners who want to learn how to produce professional-quality newsletters, fliers, letterheads, and brochures. 

You'll start by learning how to navigate the Publisher workspace using the ribbon, and how to access both local and online Publisher templates. Next, you'll find out how to create and manage text, pictures, graphics, and other elements, such as tables and shapes, and see how you can use these different components to create a variety of documents. 

As the course progresses, you'll learn about different kinds of publications Publisher can help you produce. You'll see how to create documents from scratch, but you'll also learn how to modify existing templates so you can create customized documents more easily. Finally, you'll learn all about printing your publications and how to share Publisher documents electronically. 

Once you learn how to manage Publisher tools and features and how to design effective publications, you'll be able to create anything you might need.  Introduction to Publisher 2010 is a course that will help you do just that!

Photoshop CS5 Introduction
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Photoshop is the world's best-known photo-editing program—the tool that artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on for image creation and editing. In this course, you’ll learn how to use Photoshop with skill and confidence, even if you’re a beginner. You’ll get detailed, step-by-step instructions from an expert and columnist for Photoshop User magazine who’s twice been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame. You'll have no trouble following each step—even if you've never used a computer for graphics before. And you'll have lots of fun putting your new skills into action in this project-oriented course.Adobe Photoshop CS5 has a host of impressive new features for photographers, and you'll get to know several of them in these lessons. You'll begin with an introduction to the Photoshop environment. Next, you'll learn how to create simple digital paintings and find out about the new brushes that let you alter a photo to achieve the look of an oil painting.  

After that, you'll edit your own photos to get rid of dust and scratches, fix the color, and correct the image exposure. You’ll also learn how to switch the backgrounds in images and how to remove wrinkles and blemishes from photos, just like professionals do in magazines.

By the time you finish this fun, hands-on course, you’ll be well on your way to expressing yourself with the most exciting graphics program ever developed.

MS PowerPoint 2010 in the Classroom
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

What teacher couldn't use help motivating students and keeping their interest? In this course, you'll learn how to create captivating lessons and attention-grabbing classroom presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. First, you'll cover the basics of this MS Office program including creating slides, using templates, inserting text, changing background colors, creating WordArt titles, using SmartArt graphics, and adding slide transitions. Then you'll develop advanced skills such as inserting graphics, sound, video, custom animations, timed transitions, and hyperlinks. You'll get step-by-step instructions for creating several different types of classroom presentations, including lectures and interactive narrations for your students' independent use at computer stations. You'll also see how PowerPoint helps you address different learning styles, making it much easier to reach every student. And you'll discover how to upload your presentation to a Web server, email a slide show, broadcast a presentation in real time, and take your PowerPoint shows on the road.  

By the time you're done, you'll be an expert at using PowerPoint to add appeal to any lesson—and you'll even find out how you can help your students develop their own PowerPoint skills!

MS Word 2010 in the Classroom
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

Master Microsoft Word, and be a more productive and creative teacher! This powerful software can make your documents come to life and help you integrate technology in your classroom.  

You'll start by learning how to create, open, edit, and save your documents. Next, you'll become skilled at using formatting tools including tabs, margins, and spacing. In addition, you'll find out how to add borders, clip art, WordArt, shapes, pictures, and tables. You'll even learn how to make your own student-of-the-week certificates!  

As you take a virtual tour of Microsoft Word, you'll encounter handy program features that enable you to control document presentation, stay organized, and keep your students inspired and excited. You'll get to try out all your new skills as you create a classroom poster, produce templates for tests, and use table tools to design a class grade roster.  

And of course, you'll want to share your new knowledge with your students! That's why you'll find lesson plans for introducing Word to your learners. These include activities for every age, from picture books to letter-writing projects and book reports.

Whether you're new to Word or a veteran, join us and find out how to turn this dynamic program into a launching pad for creative lessons and engaging classroom activities. As you master its features in fun, hands-on activities, you'll discover that Word enhances your teaching in ways you didn't think possible. Get ready to wow your students . . . and their parents too!

Singapore Math Strategies: Advanced Model Drawing for Grades 6-9
Time: Online
Hours: 1 or 2 graduate semester hour(s)
Cost: 1 graduate semester hour $245.00 | 2 graduate semester hours $375.00
Instructor: Diana Gott at 440.0774.1051 ext 2252 or dgott@lcjvs.net
Date: 10/16/13 - 12/6/13
Date: 11/13/13 - 1/3/14
Date: 12/11/13 - 1/31/14

When you say, "It's time for math," do your students roll their eyes? What teacher hasn't dealt with that? It doesn't have to be that way. In this course, you'll master model drawing, a revolutionary technique for teaching problem-solving to middle school math students.  

Model drawing is a core part of Singapore Math, a base-10 math program that forms the foundation of math instruction in Singapore. When you introduce model drawing into your classroom, your students will succeed with word problems, build math skills, and develop self-confidence. And they'll even look forward to math! 

You'll learn how to use model drawing with many different types of word problems, including part-whole problems, word problems involving comparisons, and before-and-after word problems. You'll also master advanced techniques to help you model more complex problems, and gain insights into how to guide students as they grapple with consecutive integers, remainders, percents, and problems involving rate and distance.  

Finally, you'll put it all together as you create your own word problems based on models provided in the course. You'll even learn how to train parents in the basics of model drawing so they can help their kids continue to build their problem-solving skills. 

Model drawing works—and it's fun as well. Get ready to turn your math students into math lovers!

In this course, you'll learn how to create your own blog, wiki, and audio and video podcast. Through hands-on activities in each lesson, you'll practice working with free Web 2.0 tools like Blogger, Wikispaces, and YouTube, and you'll explore opportunities to use tools like these for personal, business, educational, and political projects. You'll also learn tricks for promoting your Web 2.0 content and for driving visitors to your brand-new sites.