Continuing Education Associates (CEA) provides high quality accredited online courses and professional development topics that are relevant and convenient for teachers. Courses are taught by expert instructors covering content areas pertinent to today's K-12 schools, such as classroom management, instructional strategies, life skills, social science, and technology. Courses are designed to help individuals hone their teaching skills and methods while pursuing professional development goals.

These online courses require a two-step registration process.
1) Register for courses with Continuing Education Associates.
2) Follow the instructions in the confirmation email from CEA on how to register with SDSU for professional development credit.

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ED 0997.01 Hidden Histories: Race and Ethnicity in America

This course will enable teachers to focus on history as an investigative process rather than on memorization of people, places, and dates. The hidden histories will provide theoretical foundations to better understand the complexity of the issues surrounding race, gender, and ethnicity.

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ED 0997.02 Teaching to Diverse Abilities

This course will provide guidance for teachers who are interested in creating learning environments that address the diversity typical of mixed ability classrooms. The principles and strategies included here can help teachers address a variety of learning profiles, interests, and readiness levels. Learning centers, hands-on-activities, contracts, and investigative projects will be examined. Examples and field tested strategies are used to show how to succeed in today's increasingly diverse classroom.

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ED 0997.100 iPads Apps and Instructional Strategies

The correct approach to integrating technology into the classroom is to first define the need, then find the tool. Learn how to do exactly that by researching, evaluating and implementing iPad apps.

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ED 0997.101 Teaching Children with Autism

Understand the different learning styles of students with autism, how to develop the best strategies to teach them, and create a secure space that is conducive to learning.

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ED 0997.13 Best Practices and Classroom Strategies for Educator Wellness

This course is designed to help the educator and focuses on best practices in classroom management, stress, and wellness. The topics discussed involve many aspects of working in the field of education.

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ED 0997.14 Augmented Reality and Instructional Strategies

This course explores the expanding world of Augmented Reality through the use of web-based tools that K-12 teachers use for classroom curriculum. The course focuses on best practice instruction and research-based approaches to teaching.

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ED 0997.15 Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties

In this course, teachers will learn how to anticipate and overcome the most common obstacles students face in becoming fluent readers. Educators will learn how to improve their students' decoding, fluency, comprehension, and writing skills for use in individual, small group and classroom instruction .This is based upon the latest research and using response to intervention techniques as a foundation.

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ED 0997.32 Bullying Prevention

Students will explore how bullying is a result of community relationships and will learn how to prevent bullying from happening in the classroom as well as assist students in healing. As a result of this course, teachers should be able to implement an anti-bullying policy in their schools to create a safe environment.

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ED 0997.33 Getting Googled: Eliminating excuses through the free resources of Google

This course is designed to give participants an opportunity to learn how to effectively utilize and teach with several Google applications such as: Docs, Slides, Surveys and Gmail. Participants will develop curriculum, acquire resource awareness and produce ecourse options that will change how their classroom runs as well as eliminate obstacles that prevent some students from succeeding.

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ED 0997.34 Tiny Habits for Teachers

Learn the breakthrough method for behavior change, which does not rely on willpower or motivation to succeed: Tiny Habits® developed by Stanford University Behavioral Scientist, Dr. BJ Fogg.

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ED 0997.35 Flipping the Classroom

This course focuses on flipping the classroom, a world where the teacher learns to deliver the instruction online outside of the classroom and to move homework into the classroom. All facets of the class focus on best practice instruction and research-based approaches to teaching.

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ED 0997.81 iPads for Autism Education

Teachers will develop awareness of the autism spectrum, learn how it affects student learning and practice using various iPad tools and methods to assist in creating an autism friendly environment.

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ED 0997.82 iPads in Education

There is much that has been said about the iPad and how this technology can make a difference to teaching and the classroom. Its design, functionality, and capabilities certainly offer lots of possibilities for the education arena; however how effective is the iPad as a teaching tool? This course explores how the iPad works and looks at the huge realm of apps, and links the technology with your school’s curriculum.

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ED 0997.83 Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing our Kids for the Innovation Era

Based on the book, Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era, this course will explore the difference between what students must do to earn a degree (high school or college) versus what makes them most likely to succeed in work, citizenship, and lifelong learning. From the authors point of view, the course will also consider what can and must be done to transform education for the twenty-first century along with examples of best practices in high schools and colleges around the country.

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ED 0997.84 Online Videos for Instruction and Instructional Strategies

This course focuses on finding educational videos for instruction. Social media is causing a giant shift in the world of education, if we choose to embrace the change. YouTube, Ted Talks, and Kahn Academy have thousands of videos you can use in your classroom to reinforce, inspire, review, quiz, self-direct, supplement, annotate, and more. This is a skill that helps students move from knowledge to critical-thinking and finding answers on their own. This course exposes teachers to new ideas and examines ways to tap into what others have already created, which is easily brought into the classroom: leading to standard-based lessons which are efficient, effective, and engaged.
All facets of the course focus on best practice instruction and research based approaches to teaching. All levels of technology experience are encouraged to take this course.

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ED 0997.85 Smart Phones in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Implementation

This course will explore the advantages of student smart phone use in the classroom, as well as the potential obstacles that may arise from implementation. Participants will discuss the pros and cons of smart phones in the classroom, examine smart phone use policies, review potential apps, and design a lesson plan that effectively implements smart phones in the classroom.

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ED 0997.86 Teaching Children with Challenging Behavior

Students need to be able to self-regulate and control their behaviors in order to be ready to learn in their classroom. Neither the student themselves nor their classmates are able to learn in a classroom that is chaotic, unpredictable and disruptive. In this course, teachers will learn how to teach students to manage their emotions and anger. Learn how to develop lessons and interventions that engage students and promote positive behavior. Know how to shape behavior instruction, work with the families of behavior-challenged students and collaborate with school social workers and psychologists to solve problem behavior in the classroom. Evidence-based interventions that are practical and ready to use are provided for the classroom teacher.

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ED 0997.87 Teaching Social Skills to Students with Autism

Learn interventions to help improve student motivation and self-esteem, and the development of important social skills leading to increased academic achievement.

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ED 0997.89 The Language of Behavior: Effective Classroom Strategies for Managing Difficult Behavior

Provide a harmonious classroom environment and better learning experiences for all students by knowing how to deal with a variety of student behaviors on a daily basis.

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ED 0997.90 Grant Writing Made Easy

Learn what it takes to research, select, prepare for, and write a successful grant application by applying for two grants that have the potential to enhance your classroom or school.

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ED 0997.91 Teaching in the Online and Blended Environments

Explore the advantages of online and technology-enriched instruction, define your role in the online environment, and gain sound methodology and practical strategies teaching using the Internet.

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ED 0997.92 Teaching with Tablets

Increase your understanding of how to operate a tablet, use it as a supplement to classroom course work, and assess student learning.

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ED 0997.93 Tomorrow’s Technology in Today’s Classroom

Through peer-to-peer and instructor interactions, learn about free technological resources and how to effectively implement them in a traditional classroom.

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ED 0997.94 Best Practices in English Language Learning Instruction

Master the newest best-practice guidelines in all aspects of English Language Learning instruction for students in grades 1-12, including those with learning disabilities.

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ED 0997.95 Growing up with Autism

Learn about the identification and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and specific interventions for educating children throughout their lifespan, including community integration and employment.

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ED 0997.96 Using Augmentative / Alternative Communication to Build Academic Skills

Learn how to improve the academic success of students using AAC devices — such as word prediction software, communication boards, and speech generating devices — regardless of cognitive ability.

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ED 0997.97 Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Explore how a student’s potential can be fulfilled through clarity and understanding of beliefs about their capabilities, and how those beliefs influence learning and the paths taken in life.

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ED 0997.98 Effective Differentiated Instruction Techniques for the Classroom

Learn practical strategies for developing and implementing differentiated instruction for the diverse learning needs of students, thus improving student achievement.

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ED 0997.99 Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship refers to safe, responsible and appropriate use of technology. Teachers, technology leaders, and parents will learn what students/children should know to use technology appropriately.

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