Many of you are already planning and prepping your return. I know I am! However, along with supply buying, blog stalking, pinning, team meetings, and a little bit of actual planning, I also need to make a plan to renew my teaching certificate.
If you are in need of your Masters, Masters +30, or Doctorate they do not count. I usually like to take summer classes, but it just didn't work this summer. So, since my certificate expires at the end of this upcoming year, I need to finish getting my credits during the school year. As you know, life can make it difficult to physically attend classes at a college. Luckily, there's tons of websites that offer on-line classes. I never really thought I would like an on-line course. I'm more of a...meeting with others~listening to an instructor~taking notes kind of student. But, I had to take an on-line course last year and LOVED it! I could do my work in my pajamas, laying in bed, at any time of the day. YES!!!!!
Recently, a friend of mine directed me to an on-line campus called, Professional Development Institute. They offer semester and flex courses. A semester course has a specific deadline with assignments due by that date. If you take a flex course, you have up to 1 year to complete your assignments!!! That's right, ONE YEAR. So, if you're not in any rush this is definitely for you! I just registered for, Implementing the Second Grade Common Core Lit Standards/Flex Course. I'm looking forward to delving into the ELA literature standards and sharing ideas with others on-line!
Other courses available:
Courses are available Pre-K through High School. There's something for everyone!!
If you are interested in registering for courses, download the flyer below. When registering, I would appreciate it if you mentioned my name in the checkout screen box.
Thanks for listening to my rambles!!