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Independent Studies

For Recertification and Salary Advancement

3 and 4 Semester Graduate-Level
Professional Development Credits
Bachelor's degree required


3 & 4 Semester Graduate-Level Professional Development Credits - a Bachelor's degree is required to take these courses.

Total cost for independent studies: $525.00 3 credit and $690.00
4 credit, paid to Diane Morrison Consulting includes Graduate Credit
tuition and materials fee.

All fees subject to change according to increased expenses or college tuition.

Maximum time to complete: 2.5 months.
Minimum time to complete: 2 weeks

 

Start Anytime!

Work at your own pace in a convenient place.

• Improve your teaching skills and earn graduate credit to increase your earning potential. Earn credit for projects that you are already doing in your classroom.

• Integrate your yearly growth plan into your course.

• Relax and enjoy the freedom of designing your course!

 

Instructions

1. To register go to our secure registration page or call Diane at .
Note: If you're have trouble accessing this registration page from your school computer? Try your cell phone or your home computer. (Some schools block certain pages from their computers)

2. After you register, YOU MUST download the 3 Credit Registration form here, download the 4 Credit Registration form here. Use your legal name on the form. Check the course(s) that you are taking. Fill out with black pen and sign please be sure that the email address and phone number are legible.
Fax the form or scan and email it (no phone images please) to Diane Morrison Consulting
at 303-621-2062, diane[at]dianemorrison[dot]com or mail to Diane Morrison Consulting at 540 S. Williams St Denver, CO 80209.

3. Once Diane receives your payment and signed and completed registration form, you will receive your course(s) with detailed directions for completion. Please keep a back up copy of your course(s). PDF files will be emailed to you within 5 buisness days. Subject line: Independent study PDFs from Diane Morrison Consulting. Check your email account (and spam/junk).

4. Complete the course and send it back to the Professor via email or hard copy.

Evaluation form for downloading

5. Official and Unofficial Transcripts

 

Choose from many unique and interesting courses
listed below!

9 Ways To Communicate


3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Diane Morrison
The focus of this course is on helping people handle conflict, solve problems, and improve relationships. Each personality type has a different value system as well as a different style of communicating. We will look at those differences and use appropriate coaching techniques to establish trust and rapport with each personality type by using the Enneagram Personality system.

Health Tips For Teachers

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Diane Morrison
Effective education requires teachers who are active and engaged. The health and vitality of teachers can make all the difference in the classroom. So how do we create vigorous Instructors? Recent research directs us to the foundational principles of health, physical activity, and diet. These studies reveal how food decreases or increases performance. Strategies that fuel physical and mental energy will be presented as well as techniques for applying these strategies in the classroom.

Play To Your Strengths

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Diane Morrison
What do great teachers do differently? How do they inspire their students? Great teachers show love-love of students, learning and teaching! Great teachers do not set high expectations or low expectations they set the right expectations for students. Learn the difference between talent, knowledge, and skill. Discover your signature teaching themes using a strengths finder inventory. Learn how to use your teacher strengths in ways that are particular to the inventory and your teaching style.

Creativity Pool For Teachers

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Diane Morrison
Want to be a more creative? Need fresh perspectives, new insights, exciting ideas? Learn a variety of techniques that will unleash creativity in your classroom. Get to the bottom of creative blocks. Create a toolkit of creative strategies that will be effective with all students. Appropriate for all teachers!

Chill Out: Accepting The Reality Of Change "NEW"

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Diane Morrison
Life in the 21st century is in a constant state of flux. Stress levels are high! How do we learn to flourish during the process of change? Change is a letting go of the known. It can be a leap into the dark. As if life never stands still, change is inevitable.

Communicating With Students "NEW"

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Diane Morrison
What motivates kids? Why do some kids run away from their problems and others look for continual guidance? Kids personalities are as different as our own. Use the Enneagram personality system to understand different types of kids and their patterns.

Journal Your Goals: Get Results "NEW"

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Diane Morrison
This dynamic course combines goal setting, writing, and relationship building! Teachers get down to earth tips on setting intentions and focusing on outcomes. The theme is "If you know what you want you can have it!"

Calmer Classroom Choices "NEW"

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Zachary Tyler Milakis
The amount of students with anxiety, attention disorders, stress from home, and everything else that draws their attention elsewhere is growing rapidly! Kids are getting stressed at earlier ages than ever before! What can we do as educators to help? Classroom management is essential to any effective teacher. Adding mindful breath, movement, and thoughts can help direct students towards ideal behavior, focus, and class work. It can help calm their busy minds to stay present, and help you stay sane!

What Are You Waiting For? "NEW"

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Zachary Tyler Milakis
Students today are more likely to compare, devalue their opinions, and more importantly - hesitate. They let fear dictate whether or not they participate, share their answers, struggle with content, stick up for peers who need it, and more. Providing not only them, but also yourself, the tools to overcome and find the power to push through that hesitation sets everyone up for success. Can you imagine a future generation with strong selfesteem, fearless approaches to school material, and the mindset to push through hesitation? I can, and it starts with YOU!

Take Time to Read "NEW"

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Kathy Reoh
Time to banish the thinking that reading daily is a luxury. The truth is, daily reading is necessary to keep brains active, engaged and healthy. It reduces stress, improves memory, strengthens analytical thinking, improves focus and concentration, increases vocabulary, the list is endless. And it's fun! For you and your students. This course will help you to create daily reading habits that extend beyond social media. And successful people are readers. So what are you waiting for? Choose your books and start reading!

Breaking Through Writing Barriers "NEW"

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Kathy Reoh
Discover the power of informal, low-stakes writing. Fuel your creativity in the writing process. This course provides a plethora of writing activities and ideas. Find out how a commitment to writing on a regular basis will pay off when the writing really matters. Appropriate for teachers and students K-12!

The Happy Teacher Project "NEW"

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Kathy Reoh
The demands of our jobs and life in general drain us of our creative energy and leave us depleted. Contrary to popular belief happiness fuels success, not the opposite. Re-search shows that it is one of the best antidotes for anxiety and stress. Happy people are more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, and resilient. And a positive mindset promotes positive outcomes. It's time to make happiness a priority!

Teach Smarter Not Harder

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Kiley Eberly
The right stuff is right here! Educators rely on research-based information for a reason…IT WORKS. Your time is valuable. Explore instructional strategies and learning approaches that are proven to be effective. Research-based design drives teacher success and increases student achievement. It's time to work smarter, not harder!

Get It Together With Standards And Curriculum "NEW"

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Kiley Eberly
Do you need to investigate local, state, or national standards? Would you like to align standards with your school curriculum programs? Planning for student success requires focus, insight, organization, and TIME! Explore current professional resources and create instructional frameworks to support your specific content needs. A prepared teacher is an effective teacher. It's time to get it together!

A Picture Book Collection Just For You

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Kiley Eberly
Picture books enhance instruction in every classroom across all content areas…yes, even with older learners! The effective teacher uses picture books to provide modeling, develop comprehension, stimulate thinking, and increase motivation. Explore resources that lead you to the right literature. Create a picture book library that supports the needs of your diverse learners. Your library will capture interest and boost achievement.
Just PICTURE it!

Write Here Write Now

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Kiley Eberly
We know our writers need tangible models to make success achievable…and the most important model is YOU! Teacher writing builds cohesion and boosts energy for all. Explore literature that encourages the writer within and finally craft those sample pieces that align with your specific K-12 writing objectives. What a relief…teacher writing models ready to share for different units of study! Not a writing teacher? Create cross-curricular writing pieces that support your content goals.

Cultivating Successful Students

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Kiley Eberly
Before students can access curriculum, they must feel safe and comfortable. Investing in social and emotional development yields increased academic commitment. The right strategies and management techniques will maximize classroom cohesion, expand empathetic understanding, foster intrinsic motivation, and create a foundation for meaningful learning.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD)
Education for the English Language Learner (ELL)
"NEW"

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Joe Mascarenas
Take hold of the new CDE teacher licensing requirement. What is Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Education for the English Language Learner (ELL)? Explore the "English Language Learner Professional Development Standards" and complete professional development activities to satisfy the requirements. Develop knowledge in first and second language acquisition for the CLD student. Formulate strategies for literacy development and teaching strategies, including methods, materials, and assessment for CLD students. Use your own curriculum to work smarter and efficiently to satisfy the new standards. You already work hard, now just add your own pieces to the puzzle.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Joe Mascarenas
Images are used everywhere we look from advertising, art, history, story telling, and research to convey meaning. Explore the world of photography and its application to curriculum instruction.

There's An App For That

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Joe Mascarenas
For today's students using apps is second nature. As educators, it is to our advantage to tap into our students second nature. There are over 65,000 education apps, you can find apps for story telling, health and fitness, music, languages, art, productivity, educations videos, iTunes U, Museums, exhibits, Youtube, and on and on. Teachers can use this technology as a tool to enhance curriculum, and build student interest and understanding. Most apps are free or low cost!

The Organized Classroom: Simple and Professional

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Carla Mascarenas
This course will give teachers the ability to take control of their lives and create an organized classroom. The class will offer methods of organization and provide tools for more efficient time management in order to help create a more harmonious, organized environment.

Young Adult Fiction You'll Never Outgrow

3 or 4 Semester Graduate Credits

Professor: Carla Mascarenas
Why are people of all ages reading Young Adult Fiction? Because it is good. Young Adult fiction authors take creative risks and capture the imagination of today's student. Discover the joy of reading novels with social commentary, strong voice, and diversity. Have fun exploring Young Adult fiction and bring this high interest, relevant reading into your classroom

 

 

 

 
      

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