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Marketing Using Social Media
with Nicole Siscaretti
Develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization using social media. Let your instructor guide you in exploring major social media, including Twitter, LinkedIn and blogging. Learn quick, easy ways to use Twitter, blogs, and LinkedIn to engage your customers or clients and keep them interested in your organizaton or business. You'll find out the advantages and disadvantages of each, and learn what's right for your work and kind of organization.
with Dan Belhassen
Get the keys to making online advertising work for you and your organization. See how pay-per-click advertising with Google AdWords works. Find out how to test low budget Adword campaigns. Learn how you can target local audiences. Then discover Facebook advertising and how you can determine the demographics and even numbers of people you want to reach.
No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an online ad expert and can answer your toughest questions as well.
Photoshop for Presentations
with Andy Helmi
Acquire the skills to navigate an extensive list of Photoshop features. You will gain both a foundational and advanced understanding of the popular software, and practice the most commonly used methods, such as managing text, working with layers, and image file properties. You will find out the purpose of each photo-editing tool and walk away with the skills to use them. You will even learn what the pros know.
Social Media and Online Tools for K12 Teachers
with Dan Torrez
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, it seems everyone, including your students, talk about ways the Internet let's them stay in touch and see what others are doing. Since many of your students are already there, have you been curious if any of these tools might keep them engaged in your class? Do you ever wonder if there might be some time effective ways to communicate with their parents? GoogleDocs, Adobe ConnectNow, iGoogle, Flicker, animoto, earth album, Teacher Tube, blogs, virtual labs and yes, even Facebook and Twitter can help you add dimension and interest to your class. Discover tips to use a variety of social media and online tools to help your students. You will also spend some time discussing ways to overcome resistance you might encounter in using these programs. For any teacher interested in social media, from beginners to advanced social networkers.
Students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
with Julia Coates
Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)- a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. The effects of this disorder vary widely, but it is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate ASD. In this course, you take away strategies for working effectively with ASD students. And you will find out how to work effectively with parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens with this disorder.
The course is geared for K-12 teachers, but it is also relevant for counselors, faculty in higher education, parents and anyone else interested in understanding this important issue.
Substitute Teacher Preparation
To be a substitute teacher today it takes student respect, skills and a portfolio of ideas and workable presentations. You may get the first call but the successful substitute gets the second and third call to report.
Understand what is expected of a substitute and how to maximize your value to a school. Find out about how to develop a sub notebook, understand classroom management, the latest techniques in developing lesson plans, how to use your own portfolio to assist in teaching, and much more.
With the information applicable to any U.S. state, this course will provide you with the information you need to know to be successful at any level in any school. It will start you on the teaching path with a working knowledge and a portfolio of ideas to use the day you walk in to a new teaching environment. It will also assist you in finding important information to make you a valuable asset to any school system.
Using Cell Phones in the Classroom
with Ryan Moore
Class, turn your cellphones--on! Most of your students have cell phones, and now you can use this valuable tool in your classroom to engage and involve your students more in their learning. Discover how to implement cell phones in your classroom from a teacher who has done it successfully. Come away with a step-by-step how-to plan on enhancing your students' learning, and your teaching.
Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance
with Sally Klauss
Understanding yourself and others will increase your overall effectiveness at work, home, and in all of your relationships. Learn how to improve your communication with others, convey your ideas effectively, and improve your ability to understand what is important to those who don't share your same style. Course fee includes your own DISC Behavioral Personality Profile assessment and review.