Course DescriptionThis course provides techniques, strategies and ideas for working with students at the high school level. You will review the challenges of teaching high school students today and how you can overcome them. You will also examine what rigor looks like and innovative programs that work. Lastly, you will see how you can develop a framework for success with an evidence-based and transparent process.
Lesson 1: The Challenges of Best Practices at the High School Level
Take a look at the obstacles faced when implementing best practices at the high school level. Many know what works, but putting that into practice is not always as easy as it seems.
Lesson 2: Rigorous Curriculum and Expectations
Learn how to ensure rigor and high expectations for students. You will also look at how responsibility can be shared between students and teachers.
Lesson 3: Innovative Programs and Practices
Delve into innovative programs and practices that work. You will look at how you can take creative ideas and test them in your own school.
Lesson 4: Transparent and Evidence-Based Decision Making
Examine the importance of trust and transparency between all stakeholders. You will also focus on the evidence that you should use when making important decisions.
Lesson 5: Strategic Targeting of Resources
Learn about resources you may need and how to ensure synergy and coherence.
Lesson 6: Working the Framework
Examine how to work with your framework. You will examine best practice elements and goal setting.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Review the challenges of best practice at the high school level.
- Examine a variety of practices and techniques that work.
- Develop a framework for success.
Participants will have 180 days to complete this online, self-paced course.
Internet Connectivity Requirements:
Cable/DSL internet connection recommended for best experience
CPU: 1 GHz or higher
RAM: 2 GB or higher
Resolution: 1280x720 or higher
Microphone (webinar/live online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
Mac OSX 10 or higher
Latest Chrome OS
Latest Linux distributions
NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses.
Web Browser Requirements:
Latest Google Chrome recommended for best experience
Latest Mozilla Firefox
Latest Microsoft Edge
Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements:
Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice or LibreOffice)
PDF reader program (Adobe Reader or FoxIt)
Courses may require other software (denoted in course outline above)