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The Student Learning Center at FTCC offers NC-certified School Teachers the opportunity to earn Continuing Education RENEWAL CREDITS FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION

Teacher Renewal

Great News For

N.C. Certified School Teachers!

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*(Courses are designed for Certified School Teachers, but are great for Private and Home School Teachers, and Teacher's Assistants as well!)

 

 

                                 

       We offer:

       Interesting and helpful professional development courses

       Individualized learning designed to meet your needs

       Convenience of attendance (Fall and Spring Terms: Monday–Thursday, 8:00 am–9:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm;   special hours for Summer Term, at exam time, during College holidays and breaks, and during inclement weather will be posted and announced through normal College information channels.)

        Pleasant surroundings in the Harry F. Shaw Virtual College Center

        Courses ranging from 1 CEU to 5 CEUs/Teacher Renewal Credits

        NEW courses being developed and added periodically

        Interesting courses + Low fees = Great Value!

There are 40+ courses currently available. Courses are listed by the number of CEUs/Teacher Renewal credits granted:

1.0 unit of credit, 10 hours attendance required     

  • THE ARTS IN EVERY CLASSROOM: A WORKSHOP FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS (1.0 CEU) 

     This workshop provides new ideas about working with the arts for K-5 classroom and arts specialist teachers.  Workshop leaders from the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts are shown working with Learner Team teachers, principals, and arts specialists from three elementary schools.  The Learner Teams work through a curriculum unit based on a multi-arts performance piece by cirque du Soleil.

  • COMPUTER BASICS FOR EDUCATORS (1.0 CEU)

     This course is designed to give educators an introduction to vital aspects of Microsoft Word Basic 2010 and Microsoft PowerPoint Basic 2010.  It combines graphics-filled interactive tutorials, helpful self-check activities, section summaries, and friendly audio narration to deliver a learning experience that is very engaging and thorough.

  • IMPROVING OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS (1.0 CEU) 

     This course provides professional training in Behavior Education.  It depicts non-aggressive problem behaviors such as disruption, defiance, and tardiness and shows how teachers, other school personnel, and parents can work with students effectively to implement the steps of the BEP (Behavioral Education Program).

  • INSIDE WRITING COMMUNITIES, GRADES 3-5 (1.0 CEU)

     This course for elementary school teachers uses classroom footage to demonstrates how a writing workshop approach motivates intermediate students and helps them become proficient and independent writers.  Ten teachers from across the country model teaching strategies and share reflections on their practice.  Six nationally known experts in writing instruction comment on teaching and using the writing workshop approach with upper elementary students.

  • POWERFUL TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS OF STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, ADD, ADHD AND AUTISM (1.0 CEU) 

     This course will help teachers address the needs of students who present the characteristics of ADHD and/or LD in their general education classrooms.

  • PRIMARY SOURCES: WORKSHOPS IN AMERICAN HISTORY (1.0 CEU)

     The teaching of American history is a part of our individual and national identity.  Debate and disagreement about issues is an important part of the study of American history.  This course uses primary sources, which are first-hand evidence and artifacts of the past, to help teachers with activities and documents that help trigger, as well as focus and manage, controversial content.

  • DEVELOPING WRITERS: A WORKSHOP FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS  (1.0 CEU)

     Writing is a means of self-expression and an essential skill needed to complete research papers, to write college admissions statements, to communicate in the workplace, and to present ideas in a convincing way.  The course explores the way teachers can transform their classrooms into writing communities that offer students multiple opportunities to write for a wide range of purposes and audiences.

  • EDUCATING TEACHERS FOR DIVERSITY  (1.0 CEU)

     This course informs participants on racial and cultural diversity and is intended to promote positive ethnic relations in schools.  Throughout the course, participants are presented with real-life stories of people from different cultures and the conflicts many have encountered.

  • ETHICS IN AMERICA (PART II)  (1.0 CEU)

     This course focuses on critical thinking and the ability to examine ethical issues – two skills that are vital to academic success. Teachers who take this course will bring to their classrooms fresh approaches to discussing current events and new methods of engaging students in the process of ethical reasoning.

  • HOW TO TEACH EUREKA! (MATH) (1.0 CEU)

     This course incorporates some new and clever methods for teaching mathematics in a unique setting.

  • RESEARCH-BASED INSTRUCTION FOR READING (1.0 CEU)

     This course addresses critical topics in teaching reading for teachers.  By reviewing current research on reading instruction and illustrating the way it can influence classroom practice, participating teachers can compare their experiences with the teachers in the video clips.

  • TEACHING READING: BEST PRACTICES AND EVIDENCE-BASED STRATEGIES (1.0 CEU) 

     This course features leading literacy experts who discuss current research on reading and give examples of best-practice, evidence-based teaching strategies that will show intermediate elementary teachers how to help their students transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.”

  • TEACHING READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS (1.0 CEU)

     Students need to acquire the necessary skills that will enable them to read more effectively across the curriculum.  This course presents reading strategies in four content areas: English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Math.

  • TEACHING READING K-2: A LIBRARY OF CLASSROOM PRACTICES (1.0 CEU)

     This course will show educators how to promote literacy skills through individualized attention and assessment and how to create activities that will inspire a love of learning in the classroom.  It uses a variety of methodologies in classrooms including mixed-grade, bilingual, and learning disabled students.

  • TEACHING MATH:  NEW AND INNOVATIVE WAYS TO ENCOURAGE INDEPENDENT LEARNING (1.0 CEU)

     Often Students will express frustration when working through math problems. This Math DVD Library will show educators new and innovative ways to guide students through reasoning and problem solving. The educator will learn how to augment lesson plans by being a facilitator and allowing the students to work as partners in solving math problems.

1.5 units of credit, 15 hours attendance required  

  • MATHEMATICS: WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA? (1.5 CEUs) 

     What do quilts have to do with palaces?  When is a third more than a half? K-8 teachers of mathematics will contemplate these and other provocative questions in this course, which offers motivation and tools for teachers who want to explore new ways of teaching math.

  • MATH:  NUMBERS, OPERATIONS, PATTERNS, FUNCTIONS, AND ALGEBRA (1.5 CEUs)

     This course examinees the three main categories in the Number and Operations strand of the NCTM Principles and Standards of School Mathematics.  The video programs cover the real number system, place value, the behavior of zero and infinity, meanings and models of basic operations, percentages, and modeling operations with fractions. It also explores the big ideas in algebraic thinking, such as finding, describing, and using patterns.  This course uses functions to make predictions and to help you to understand linearity and proportional reasoning.  You will work with nonlinear functions and explore algebraic structure.

  • EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (1.5 CEUs)

     The job of teaching and managing the classroom is a difficult task.  Classroom management is essential to good teaching and learning.  Veteran and beginning teachers will benefit from this course.

  • TEACHING READING:  STAGES & STRATEGIES (1.5 CEUs)

     The key to educational success is the acquisition of basic reading skills.  Classroom teachers need to understand how spoken and written language influences a child's ability to read. 

  • TIPS FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (1.5 CEUs)

     This course provides teachers in any curriculum with tips for focusing on the students' abilities rather than their disabilities. This course includes different grade-level activities in which all students learn and succeed, including those with special needs.

2 units of credit, 20 hours attendance required  

  • BECOMING AWARE OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (2.0 CEUs)

(Formerly, “Teaching Children with Special Needs”)
     In today's society, children experience situations that create problems that follow them throughout their daily lives, especially in the classroom.  This course is designed to help educators recognize these children in their classrooms and to help them give the students the best possible support.

  • DEVELOPING MINDS: TEACHING TEACHERS (2.0 CEUs)

     This course offers tools and strategies to help teachers and parents better understand and manage each child’s learning profile.  Materials are based upon the pioneering educational framework of Dr. Mel Levine, renowned developmental-behavioral pediatrician, professor, and author.   The course addresses differences in attention, memory, language, neuromotor function, social cognition, temporal-sequential ordering, spatial ordering and higher order cognition, and shows how strengths and weaknesses in these areas can affect children’s success in writing, reading, math, communicating, understanding, organization, feelings, and behavior.

  • LEARNING SCIENCE THROUGH INQUIRY (2.0 CEUs)

     This course shows inquiry teaching and learning in action, with real teachers and students in classrooms.  This course will help you understand the process and how it benefits students, and give you strategies to use in your classroom.  Science K-6: Investigating Classrooms invites you to step inside three elementary classrooms to see what teachers from around the country are doing to incorporate in-depth investigations into their science lessons.  Observing and discussing real classrooms like these are among the best ways to learn and refine the craft of teaching.

2.5 units of credit, 25 hours attendance required

  • DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION:  HOW TO REACH AND TEACH ALL  (2.5 CEUs)

     This course offers research-based strategies for educators to meet the needs of today ’s diverse students.  Differentiation is a philosophy that enables teachers to plan strategically in order to reach the needs of diverse learners in classrooms. 

  • SPEED READING: A MULTI-MEDIA APPROACH (2.5 CEUs)

     This is an opportunity to examine and evaluate several types of reading courses as well as explore techniques for increasing one’s reading rate.

3 units of credit, 30 hours attendance required  

  • ENGAGED READING IN LITERATURE (3.0 CEUs) 

     This course shows Grades 3-5 and 6-8 teachers how to guide students in becoming effective and engaged readers of literature.

  • LOOKING AT LEARNING....AGAIN, PART I AND II (3.0 CEUs) 

     With a focus on Mathematics and Science, elementary and secondary educators will be encouraged to examine how theory and research into learning may inform their own classroom work.

  • COMPUTER BASICS FOR EDUCATORS (3.0 CEUs)

(Now with updated computer software!)

     This course helps make personal computers more understandable and usable, touching on word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, and networking in the Microsoft Windows environment.

  • THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR (3.0 CEUs)

     This course provides a clear and comprehensive understanding of the four most momentous years in America ’s history.

  • CHILDHOOD: AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY (3.0 CEUs)

     This course examines the value of self-confidence, self-esteem, creativity, and goal setting in human development.

  • EFFECTIVE LISTENING AND SPEAKING (3.0 CEUs)

     Materials for this course are taken from outstanding leaders in the fields of listening and speaking.

  • EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS (3.0 CEUs)

     This course presents proven methods of study in a format that teachers may incorporate into their own classrooms.

  • GREAT WORLD RELIGIONS: BELIEFS, PRACTICES, AND HISTORIES: PART II  (3.0 CEUs)

     This course provides educators with insights on the beliefs, practices, and histories of the world’s great religions.  The course consists of lectures presented by three fine scholars and lecturers on religion.

  • HUMOR IN THE CLASSROOM (3.0 CEUs)

     Humor can be an important tool for dealing effectively with stress and pain.  This course examines some interesting ways to look at life and teaches how to use humor to help one endure the rough spots.

  • PROBLEM SOLVING IN SCHOOLS (3.0 CEUs)

     This course helps educators meet the challenging demands which confront them in schools today.

  • REVIEWING THE BASICS – AND THEN SOME (3 CEUs)

     This course is designed to help long-time teachers review some of the things that they may have forgotten, as well as learn some new ideas about teaching and learning.

  • SURVIVAL SPANISH PART 1 (3.0 CEUs)

     According to the NC Department of Public Instruction, Spanish-speaking students in public schools constitute the largest language minority group in the state. As the number of students from this language population continues to grow rapidly, it will be beneficial for classroom teachers to take the initiative in acquiring survival Spanish skills.

  • SURVIVAL SPANISH PART 2 (3.0 CEUs)

     As with Survival Spanish Part 1 (above), this course will help classroom teachers to develop the basic skills necessary to afford them opportunities to communicate with students in Spanish and to develop cohesive relationships with their students that will enhance their social, emotional, cognitive, academic, and linguistic growth.

  • TEACHING SCIENCE: REDISCOVERING BIOLOGY, REACTIONS IN CHEMISTRY, AND CAREERS IN THE SCIENCE (3.0 CEUs)

     This course offers a variety of science topics and strategies for educators to meet the needs of today’s science students.  Topics include:  Rediscovering Biology: Molecular to Global PerspectivesReactions in ChemistryCareers in the Sciences, and Strategies That Work for Science Teachers.

  • WINNING WITH DIFFICULT PERSONALITIES (3.0 CEUs)

     This course is designed to provide the understanding and skills necessary to recognize and work with problem personalities.

4 units of credit, 40 hours attendance required

  • GREAT WORLD RELIGIONS:  BELIEFS, PRACTICES, AND HISTORIES: PART I  (4.0 CEUs)

     This course provides educators with insights on the beliefs, practices, and histories of the world’s great religions.  The course consists of lectures presented by three fine scholars and lecturers on religion.

  • THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES: PART II (4.0 CEUs)

     This course will provide educators the facts of the history of the United States and the way they fit together to reflect the past and foreshadow the future.

5 units of credit, 50 hours attendance required 

  • CLASSICS OF AMERICAN LITERATURE (5.0 CEUs)

     This review of the best of American Literature will remind educators of some of their old favorites, as well as present materials with which they are not familiar.

  • THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES: PART I (5.0 CEUs)

     This course will provide educators the facts of the history of the United States and the way they fit together to reflect the past and foreshadow the future.

  • SMART TEACHERS / SMART STUDENTS (5.0 CEUs)

     This course is about children growing up and developing into successful students.  Smart teachers help to produce smart students; this course will appeal to educators who aspire to being great motivators.

*Cost per Course (effective August 15, 2013):

    1-24  hours  =       $ 70.00

  25-50 hours =         $125.00

  51 or more hours  = $180.00

Only one course may be taken at a time.  Once you have completed one course, if sufficient time remains in the semester, you may enroll in another course.

Each TR course taken must be completed within one semester.

    For more information, please call the Student Learning Center at FTCC: 910.678.8266

       or visit us in Room 232 of the Harry F. Shaw Virtual College Center (VCC).

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TO REGISTER FOR TEACHER RENEWAL: You must enroll in and pay for a course in the

Continuing Education Registrar’s Office, located in the Neill Currie Continuing Education Center

before beginning that course.

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Watch for new courses to be added!

  

This page is maintained by Robert Antill: antillr@faytechcc.edu      Revised: September 25, 2014