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Why DI: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction
 
In this course you will learn what is meant by Differentiated Instruction (DI) and the common myths associated with creating the differentiated classroom. We will discuss the legal, theoretical, and pedagogical foundations in the field of education that support the utilization of differentiated instructional practices and principles. We will reflect on best practices and national trends in the design of the educational setting to meet the needs of a diverse learning population. Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction will also provide connections to a variety of concepts, variables, and resources that will assist practitioners in aligning their own professional practices with those found in the differentiated classroom. VESi courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access. 

If taking for Graduate Credit, an additional $125 per graduate credit is required.  Once you have registered for the course, you will receive additional information on how to enroll with Concordia University Chicago to obtain Graduate Credit Hours.  
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Dates Dates: 60 Days to Complete
Credits Credits: 3 Grad Credit and 45 PD Credit
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ADHD Info & Interventions
 
This online course will help the learner achieve a better understanding of ADD and intervention strategies to facilitate positive student change. Taught by Mick R. Jackson MS/ED, this course covers the history of the disorder, accepted methods to assess and identify students with the disorder, and various methods, medications, and strategies that are currently used to treat it. For situations in which services beyond what can be provided in the classroom are required, the referral process for getting help for the student will be addressed. Reference materials include a list of resources for both teachers and parents who would like more help or information about ADD or ADHD. VESi courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

If taking for Graduate Credit, an additional $125 per graduate credit is required. Once you have registered for the course, you will receive additional information on how to enroll with Concordia University Chicago to obtain Graduate Credit Hours.
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Dates Dates: 60 Days to complete
Credits Credits: 2 Grad Credit and 30 PD Credit
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Violence in School
 
Taught by Dr. Michael Sedler, the course provides an overview of violence and the motivational purposes behind aggression. The correlation and impact of the media, community, and family upon violence is investigated. The learner will gain an understanding of identification and intervention approaches to working with out-of-control behaviors. In addition, information about the national resources available for both parents and teachers is covered. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have a better understanding of violence and the motivations behind its use, as well as specific strategies to minimize the occurrence of violence in the school and community. VESi courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access. 

If taking for Graduate Credit, an additional $125 per graduate credit is required.  Once you have registered for the course, you will receive additional information on how to enroll with Concordia University Chicago to obtain Graduate Credit Hours.  
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Dates Dates: 60 Days to complete
Credits Credits: 2 Grad Credit and 30 PD Credit
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Advanced Classroom Management
 
Welcome toAdvanced Classroom Management: Children as Change Agents,a course geared primarily for professionals (e.g., regular or special educators, instructional assistants, school psychologist, counselors) serving children and youths presenting behavior problems in the school or community.This course focuses on cognitive and cognitive-behavioral interventions (often lumped together under the rubric "social skills") with an emphasis onteaching students how to change and manage their own behavior.Since previous knowledge and understanding of traditional behavioral (operant) concepts and strategies is required, it is strongly recommended that you take an introductory behavior management course to learn the basic terms and concepts of behavior management prior to taking this “advanced” course.VESi courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

If taking for Graduate Credit, an additional $125 per graduate credit is required. Once you have registered for the course, you will receive additional information on how to enroll with Concordia University Chicago to obtain Graduate Credit Hours.
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Dates Dates: 60 Days to complete
Credits Credits: 2 Grad Credit and 30 PD Credit
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Autism & Asperger's Disorder
 
This online course describes Autism and Asperger's Disorder, including characteristics of these disorders, associated learning styles, communication weaknesses, and various intervention strategies. The course helps the learner understand why individuals with Autism spectrum disorders behave the way they do, and what you can do to enhance more appropriate behavior. This course also lists resources for educators, related service personnel, and parents who want more help or information on Autism and Asperger's Disorder.VESi courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

If taking for Graduate Credit, an additional $125 per graduate credit is required. Once you have registered for the course, you will receive additional information on how to enroll with Concordia University Chicago to obtain Graduate Credit Hours.
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Dates Dates: 60 Days to complete
Credits Credits: 2 Grad Credit and 30 PD Credit
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Behavior is Language
 
This course provides a developmental framework to help the learner understand what students are trying to communicate through the "language" of their behavior. Topics covered include behavioral techniques and intervention strategies that remediate disruptive behaviors, reduce power struggles while increasing classroom control, reduce educator workload, and help prevent burnout. After successfully completing this course, the educator and his/her students will be better equipped to find and implement creative, effective solutions to behavioral problems.VESi courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

If taking for Graduate Credit, an additional $125 per graduate credit is required. Once you have registered for the course, you will receive additional information on how to enroll with Concordia University Chicago to obtain Graduate Credit Hours.
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Dates Dates: 60 Days to complete
Credits Credits: 3 Grad Credit and 45 PD Credit
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Drugs & Alcohol in Schools
 
This online course is designed to help the learner gain a more comprehensive understanding ofalcohol, drugs, and their influences in the classroom. It provides a contextual framework forunderstanding what students may be experiencing either through their own substance use or as aresult of the substance use of persons close to them and provides a basic historical perspective ofsubstance use along with the biological, psychological, and social factors that comprise thedisease of addiction. Upon course completion, the learner will better understand the complexdynamics that contribute to this biological and social phenomenon.VESi courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

If taking for Graduate Credit, an additional $125 per graduate credit is required. Once you have registered for the course, you will receive additional information on how to enroll with Concordia University Chicago to obtain Graduate Credit Hours.
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Dates Dates: 60 Days to complete
Credits Credits: 2 Grad Credit and 30 PD Credit
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Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services
 
This online course is designed to give you a new perspective on serving the needs of young children and their families. In this course you will learn what is meant by family-centered services as it applies to diverse systems of care, gain an understanding of family diversity, and explore the major stress factors facing families today. We will discuss the theoretical basis for family-centered services, as well as reflect on current research and best practice. Family-Centered Services will also examine the role of early childhood educators and explore ways to build partnerships with parents and create communities of care—for the benefit of our children, and ultimately society as a whole. VESi courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access. 

If taking for Graduate Credit, an additional $125 per graduate credit is required. Once you have registered for the course, you will receive additional information on how to enroll with Concordia University Chicago to obtain Graduate Credit Hours.
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Dates Dates: 60 Days to complete
Credits Credits: 2 Grad Credit and 30 PD Credit
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Early Childhood: Observation & Assessment
 

This online course
explores observation and assessment instruments, as well as recommended
practices and available resources for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Content includes an emphasis on observing young children and assessing their
early childhood learning environments.VESi courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.



If taking for Graduate Credit, an additional $125 per graduate credit is required. Once you have registered for the course, you will receive additional information on how to enroll with Concordia University Chicago to obtain Graduate Credit Hours.
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Dates Dates: 60 Days to complete
Credits Credits: 3 Grad Credit and 45 PD Credit
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Early Childhood: Program Planning
 

This online course
is designed to give you a new perspective on planning and implementing
developmentally appropriate programs for young children from birth through age
eight. In this course you will learn what is meant by curriculum, assessment,
evaluation, and program planning as these terms apply to early childhood
education. We will discuss several historical perspectives and theories on
child development and examine best practice for early childhood education. We
will also examine key concepts and specific activities for teaching various
curricular content areas, including language and literacy, mathematics and
science, and the expressive arts.VESi courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.


If taking for Graduate Credit, an additional $125 per graduate credit is required. Once you have registered for the course, you will receive additional information on how to enroll with Concordia University Chicago to obtain Graduate Credit Hours.
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Dates Dates: 60 Days to complete
Credits Credits: 3 Grad Credit and 45 PD Credit
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Early Childhood: Typical & Atypical Development
 

This online course
explores contemporary best practice and perspectives on early childhood
development. Content includes patterns and sequences of typical development for
children from birth to six years. Emphasis is on individual differences,
cultural influences, and the impact of developmental delay and disability
during infancy, toddlerhood, and the preschool years. Discussion will also
include instructional technology (IT) and assistive technology (AT)
applications for this population.VESi courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

If taking for Graduate Credit, an additional $125 per graduate credit is required. Once you have registered for the course, you will receive additional information on how to enroll with Concordia University Chicago to obtain Graduate Credit Hours.

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Dates Dates: 60 Days to complete
Credits Credits: 3 Grad Credit and 45 PD Credit
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Educational Assessment
 
This online course is designed to further develop the conceptual and technical skills required by teachers to help them identify their educational goals and implement meaningful instructional strategies for effective learning by students with special needs. The focus of the course is on assessment for instructional programming and will outline procedures for designing or selecting, administering, and interpreting a variety of informal assessment measures typically used in schools. The presentation of assessment information in an acceptable format to parents and teachers is also addressed.VESi courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.

If taking for Graduate Credit, an additional $125 per graduate credit is required. Once you have registered for the course, you will receive additional information on how to enroll with Concordia University Chicago to obtain Graduate Credit Hours.
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Dates Dates: 60 Days to complete
Credits Credits: 2 Grad Credit and 30 PD Credit
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