Read, Empower, Act, Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I Series

Independent Study

Turn Your Reading Into Positive and Effective Improvement in Your Classroom or at Your School

Read, Empower, Act, Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I Series consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators who wish to launch a critical dialogue on today’s issues and concerns that affect our schools, portrayed in one or more of our preselected book titles. Engage with literature to promote continuous improvement and professional development. Over 125 books to choose from!

Journey further with the same subject matter and take the optional corresponding Read, Empower, Act, Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part II (two-units) course to build on the ideas and perspectives learned in the chosen book, pursuing avenues of further research and action to improve education.

Book Categories & Book List

Review courses by clicking on a book category listed on this page; or for your convenience, view this printable pdf of the current booklist which includes brief book descriptions by category:  Printable Booklist/Book Descriptions

Schedule & Fees

Arts Education

Course Date Units Price
Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Arts Education – Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages (Lab Series) [EDU-X742LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$129
Independent Study
Kevin Mattson

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Arts Education – How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students [EDU-X739MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$129
Independent Study
Kevin Mattson

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Arts Education – The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education [EDU-X769MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
CJ Moloney

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education by Cathy Benedict, Patrick Schmidt, Gary Spruce, and Paul Woodford Editors

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Arts Education – Paint Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Painting and Mixed Media for Budding Artists of All Ages [EDU-X740MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$129
Independent Study
Kevin Mattson

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Arts Education – Teaching Music in American Society [EDU-X770MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$129
Independent Study
CJ Moloney

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book Teaching Music in American Society by Steven N. Kelly

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Classroom Practice

Course Date Units Price
Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – A Guide to Co-Teaching: New Lessons and Strategies to Facilitate Student Learning [EDU-X720LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$129
Independent Study
Kevin Mattson

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change [EDU-X735MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Nancy Pavlovics

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Authentic Learning Experiences: A Real-World Approach to Project-Based Learning [EDU-X761LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Erin Wyatt

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Becoming a Reflective Teacher (Classroom Strategies) [EDU-X749LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Marisa Thompson

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Better than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management [EDU-X746MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Erin Wyatt

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Beyond the Five Paragraph Essay [EDU-X744LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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$129
Independent Study
Kacey Weiss

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Building Classroom Discipline [EDU-X717MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Jerry Goldberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Building Powerful Learning Environments: From Schools to Communities [EDU-X754MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Jerry Goldberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I Series consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices [EDU-X755MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Jerry Goldberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I Series courses consist of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life [EDU-X721LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Kacey Weiss

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World [EDU-X756MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Amy Triba

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Creating Self-Regulated Learners [EDU-X743MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Marisa Thompson

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Defusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom [EDU-X718MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Jerry Goldberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck [EDU-X715LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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$129
Independent Study
Nancy Pavlovics

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consist of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – The Energetic Brain: Understanding and Managing ADHD [EDU-X723LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Kevin Mattson

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator’s Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child [EDU-X724LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Nancy Pavlovics

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance [EDU-X747MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Erin Wyatt

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character [EDU-X724MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Amanda Dolphin

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom: Using 20% Time, Genius Hour, and PBL to Drive Student Success [EDU-X763LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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$129
Independent Study
Erin Wyatt

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom [EDU-X764LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Erin Wyatt

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette’s, Anxiety, and More!: The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals [EDU-X725LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Kevin Mattson

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners [EDU-X750LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Marisa Thompson

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Managing Noncompliance and Defiance in the Classroom [EDU-X719MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Jerry Goldberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom [EDU-X736MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Nancy Pavlovics

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Mindset: The New Psychology of Success [EDU-X766LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Erin Wyatt

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement [EDU-X765LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Erin Wyatt

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – The Motivated Student [EDU-X720MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Jerry Goldberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement [EDU-X727LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Kacey Weiss

Project READ is a series of one-unit independent study courses for Department of Defense Schools and International school educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business [EDU-X725MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Amanda Dolphin

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Project Based Learning in the Elementary Grades: Step-by-Step Guidance, Tools and Tips for Standards-Focused K-5 Projects [EDU-X768LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Erin Wyatt

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Promoting Social Skills in the Inclusive Classroom [EDU-X728LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Kevin Mattson

Project READ is a series of one-unit independent study courses for Department of Defense Schools and International school educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders [EDU-X729LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Kevin Mattson

Project READ is a series of one-unit independent study courses for Department of Defense Schools and International school educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Techniques to Detour Around the Danger Zones [EDU-X757MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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$129
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Strategy Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities [EDU-X730LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Kevin Mattson

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity and Transform Your Life as an Educator [EDU-X726MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Amanda Dolphin

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading [EDU-X731LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Kacey Weiss

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well [EDU-X758MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – “They Say/I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings [EDU-X732LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Kacey Weiss

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Thinking, Fast and Slow [EDU-X727MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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$129
Independent Study
Amanda Dolphin

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching [EDU-X771MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
CJ Moloney

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching by Patricia Jennings

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – The Way I See It, A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger’s: 32 New Subject Revised & Expanded, 4th Edition [EDU-X733LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Kevin Mattson

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – What Every Teacher Should Know About Student Motivation [EDU-X721MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Jerry Goldberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Classroom Practice – Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America [EDU-X743LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Kacey Weiss

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Community Connections

Course Date Units Price
Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Community Connections – A Framework for Understanding Poverty: A Cognitive Approach [EDU-X734MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
CJ Moloney

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Community Connections – Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship [EDU-X772MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
CJ Moloney

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship by Rita Verma

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Community Connections – Empathy: Why It Matters and How to Get It [EDU-X710MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
CJ Moloney

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Community Connections – The Language of Peace: Communicating to Create Harmony [EDU-X711MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
CJ Moloney

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Community Connections – The Place of Prejudice: A Case for Reasoning within the World [EDU-X712MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
CJ Moloney

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Community Connections – The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification in America’s Public Schools [EDU-X713MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
CJ Moloney

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Community Connections – School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Preparing Educators and Improving Schools [EDU-X716MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Jerry Goldberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Community Connections – Trusting What You’re Told: How Children Learn from Others [EDU-X714MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
CJ Moloney

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Community Connections – Understanding Peace Culture [EDU-X715MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
CJ Moloney

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Community Connections – We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom [EDU-X776MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
CJ Moloney

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina Love

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Diversity and Inclusion

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – Between the World and Me [EDU-X777MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education [EDU-X773MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
CJ Moloney

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book Case Studies and Social Justice Education by Paul Gorski and Seema Pothini

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – Common Core Standards in Diverse Classrooms: Essential Practices for Developing Academic Language and Disciplinary Literacy [EDU-X728MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Amanda Dolphin

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students [EDU-X778MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta Hammond

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Ya’ll Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education [EDU-X759MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice [EDU-X779MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice by Nathan Maynard and Brad Weinstein

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – How to Be an Antiracist [EDU-X768MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – Practice What You Teach: Social Justice Education in the Classroom and the Streets [EDU-X780MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
CJ Moloney

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book Practice What You Teach: Social Justice Education in the Classroom and the Streets by Bree Picower

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking [EDU-X717LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Elloise Bennett

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing [EDU-X781MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing by Anneliese Singh

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher [EDU-X748LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Nancy Pavlovics

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools [EDU-X712LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Nancy Pavlovics

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – Smart But Scattered, The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential [EDU-X729MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Amanda Dolphin

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – So You Want to Talk About Race [EDU-X775MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – Teaching with Vision: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Standards-Based Classrooms [EDU-X711LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Kacey Weiss

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Diversity and Inclusion – White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism [EDU-X767MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

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Educational Leadership (for Teachers)

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Leadership – The Global Achievement Gap [EDU-X707LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Elloise Bennett

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Leadership – Leaving to Learn: How Out-of-School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Drop Out Rates [EDU-X730MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Amanda Dolphin

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Leadership – Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era [EDU-X760MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Rick Selby

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Leadership – No Excuses Leadership: Nine Bold Choices Exceptional Leaders Make [EDU-X723MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Rick Selby

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Leadership – Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America [EDU-X773LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Rick Selby

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Leadership – Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations [EDU-X748MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Elloise Bennett

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Educational Technology

Course Date Units Price
Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Technology – 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom [EDU-X752MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Erin Wyatt

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Technology – The ArcGIS Book: 10 Big Ideas about Applying Geography to Your World [EDU-X722MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Jennifer Bullock

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Technology – Creating the Anywhere, Anytime Classroom: A Blueprint for Learning Online in Grades K-12 [EDU-X749MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Jennifer Bullock

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Technology – Digital Storytelling Guide for Educators [EDU-X775LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Jennifer Bullock

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Technology – Enhancing the Art & Science of Teaching with Technology (Classroom Strategies) [EDU-X776LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Jennifer Bullock

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Technology – From STEM to STEAM: Using Brain-Compatible Strategies to Integrate the Arts [EDU-X778LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Jennifer Bullock

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Technology – Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students [EDU-X779LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Jennifer Bullock

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Technology – Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom (Hack Learning Series) [EDU-X750MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Jennifer Bullock

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Technology – Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator’s Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons [EDU-X751MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Jennifer Bullock

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Technology – The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game [EDU-X780LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Jennifer Bullock

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Technology – Power Up, Making the Shift to 1:1, Teaching and Learning [EDU-X731MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Amanda Dolphin

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Technology – Project-Based Learning: Differentiating Instruction for the 21st Century [EDU-X781LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Jennifer Bullock

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Educational Technology – Students Taking Charge: Inside the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom [EDU-X761MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Amy Triba

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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English Language Arts

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/English Language Arts – Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk that Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understanding [EDU-X751LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Marisa Thompson

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/English Language Arts – Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers [EDU-X752LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Marisa Thompson

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/English Language Arts – Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop [EDU-X702LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/English Language Arts – The CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literary Assessment and Instruction [EDU-X710LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Nancy Pavlovics

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/English Language Arts – The Daily Five (Second Edition): Fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades [EDU-X709LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Nancy Pavlovics

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/English Language Arts – Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation [EDU-X708LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Kacey Weiss

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/English Language Arts – Flash Feedback: Responding to Student Writing Better and Faster – Without Burning Out [EDU-X782MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book Flash Feedback: Responding to Student Writing Better and Faster – Without Burning Out by Matthew Johnson

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/English Language Arts – Image Grammar: Teaching Grammar as Part of the Writing Process [EDU-X736LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/English Language Arts – Less Is More: Teaching Literature with Short Texts, Grades 6-12 [EDU-X745LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Kacey Weiss

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/English Language Arts – Teaching Argument Writing, Grades 6-12: Supporting Claims with Relevant Evidence and Clear Reasoning [EDU-X746LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Kacey Weiss

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/English Language Arts – Ten Things Every Writer Needs to Know [EDU-X739LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/English Language Arts – Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling and Mentor Texts [EDU-X738LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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English Language Learners

Course Date Units Price
Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/English Language Learners – Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model [EDU-X706LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Kacey Weiss

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Foreign Language Learning/LOTE

Course Date Units Price
Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Foreign Language Learning/LOTE – Differentiated Instruction: A Guide for World Language Teachers [EDU-X762MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Amy Triba

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Foreign Language Learning/LOTE – Fluent Forever [EDU-X732MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Amanda Dolphin

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Foreign Language Learning/LOTE – How to Learn a Foreign Language [EDU-X733MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Amanda Dolphin

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Health, Physical Education & Coaching

Course Date Units Price
Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Health PE Coaching – The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership [EDU-X718LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Edward Gorton

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Health PE Coaching – Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t [EDU-X760LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Edward Gorton

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Health PE Coaching – League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth [EDU-X719LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Edward Gorton

Read, Empower, Act, Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Health PE Coaching – Take Time for You: Self-Care Action Plans for Educators [EDU-X774MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
CJ Moloney

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators based on the book Take Time for You: Self-Care Action Plans for Educators by Tina Boogren

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Health PE Coaching – The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. [EDU-X740LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Nancy Pavlovics

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Health PE Coaching – Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing [EDU-X759LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Edward Gorton

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Mathematics

Course Date Units Price
Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Mathematics – A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) [EDU-X783LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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$129
Independent Study
Nancy Pavlovics

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for instructors

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Mathematics – How the Brain Learns Mathematics [EDU-X747LA] See Course Options 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Nancy Pavlovics

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Mathematics – Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies That Change Student Attitudes and Get Results [EDU-X714LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
Nancy Pavlovics

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consist of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Mathematics – Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students’ Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching [EDU-X737MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
Nancy Pavlovics

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Science

Course Date Units Price
Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Science – A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution [EDU-X763MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Tom McElfresh

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Science – Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do [EDU-X785LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Tom McElfresh

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Science – DNA Is Not Destiny: The Remarkable, Completely Misunderstood Relationship between You and Your Genes [EDU-X764MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Tom McElfresh

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Science – The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind [EDU-X786LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
Tom McElfresh

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Science – The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and Deep Laws of the Cosmos [EDU-X787LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Tom McElfresh

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Science – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks [EDU-X788LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Tom McElfresh

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Science – The Meaning of Human Existence [EDU-X789LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Tom McElfresh

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Science – Now: The Physics of Time [EDU-X765MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Tom McElfresh

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Science – Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution [EDU-X790LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
Tom McElfresh

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Science – Outliers: The Story of Success [EDU-X791LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
Tom McElfresh

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Science – Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You [EDU-X792LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
Tom McElfresh

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Science – Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 [EDU-X793LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
Tom McElfresh

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Science – The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History [EDU-X795LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
Tom McElfresh

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Science – Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation [EDU-X798LA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
Tom McElfresh

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Social Studies

Course Date Units Price
Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Social Studies – Building Literacy in Social Studies: Strategies for Improving Comprehension and Critical Thinking [EDU-X702MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
$129
Independent Study
Amy Triba

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Social Studies – Forty Autumns: A Family’s Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall [EDU-X753MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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Independent Study
Elloise Bennett

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Social Studies – Reading Like a Historian: Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms [EDU-X703MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
Amy Triba

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Social Studies – Reading, Thinking, and Writing About History: Teaching Argument Writing to Diverse Learners in the Common Core Classroom, Grades 6-12 [EDU-X704MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
Amy Triba

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Social Studies – Teaching History in the Digital Age (Digital Humanities) [EDU-X766MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
Amy Triba

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Social Studies – Teaching What Really Happened: How to Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History [EDU-X707MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
Amy Triba

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

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Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Social Studies – Thinking Like a Historian: Rethinking History Instruction [EDU-X708MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
Amy Triba

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Read, Empower, Act, Discover Part I/Social Studies – “Why Won’t You Just Tell Us the Answer?”: Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12 [EDU-X709MA] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $129
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1
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Independent Study
Amy Triba

Read Empower Act Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I consists of one-unit independent study courses designed for educators

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon logging into your account.

Learning Method Information

Independent Study Project READ

Independent Study Self-Paced: Independent study courses offer you flexibility and the ability to complete a course faster or slower than you would a traditional live course. In this online format, you may register at any time and you will have a set time period (typically 9 months) from the time of registration to complete your course. This convenient format is often helpful for:

  • Working professionals with tight schedules
  • Students who require a specific course to meet professional development or recertification requirements
  • Students living in remote locations
  • Students who cannot easily attend courses due to injury or illness
  • Students who are self-motivated and conscientious

Activities

SERIES CURRICULUM

Enroll in one or more R.E.A.D. Part I courses in this series, or upon completion of each R.E.A.D. Part I course, delve further into the subject matter by considering earning two more units with the corresponding R.E.A.D. Part II Series course using the same text.

What You Will Learn

Who Should Attend

These courses are designed for K-12 teachers, administrators, early-childhood educators, community college level instructors, museum personnel; other educators may also find the course helpful.  NOTE: If you are a DoDEA educator, you may want to consider USD’s course series Project READ for DoDEA/Int’l School Educators Series which similarly has courses tied to books that have been recommended by DoDEA.  Prior district approval is highly recommended and the responsibility of the student if using course units toward salary advancement, credential renewing, and/or recertification.  Not all courses may qualify in your local school district.

Required Materials

Steps to completion

Instructors

Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Careers Outlook

Employment opportunities in the education field are expected to grow by almost 1 million new jobs by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With so many new and emerging opportunities, schools are going to have to compete heavily to attract and retain the most talented educators.

This makes furthering your education and diversifying your business skillset all the more important. With expertise in a wide variety of business concepts, you will not only be well suited for many job roles, you will also be in demand by the employer of your choosing.

Industry Insights

10 %

Job growth

$57,220

Median salary


Career Opportunities

High School Teachers
Middle School Teachers
Elementary School Teachers

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I measure evidence of student learning?

Besides the final assessment, teachers can gather evidence of student learning by building regular formative assessments into their lessons or units. Formative assessments can include short quizzes, peer evaluations, discussions, one-on-one student-teacher interviews and student self-reflections. The intention of these progress assessments should be to gauge abilities like critical thinking, inquiry, problem-solving and foundational knowledge as it pertains to the course content.

Interested in more professional development opportunities for teachers? Explore education courses and certificates at the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education.

What is backward design?

Backward design in education is a lesson planning strategy that starts with the final assessment, then asks teachers to build their lessons toward that goal. This differs from transitional lesson design, in which teachers identify content they need to cover, build relevant lessons, then create the final assessment. Backward lesson design encourages teachers to be more intentional about their lesson plans and ensures that they make the best use of class time.

Do I need a teaching philosophy to get a teaching job?

Most teachers who earn master’s degrees are asked to write a philosophy statement as part of their program. Whether or not you have a master’s degree in education, you may be asked to provide some form of a teaching philosophy statement when applying for certain academic or administrative positions. You may also want to craft a version of this statement as the introduction to your teaching portfolio, as your LinkedIn bio, your resume objective statement or your bio for any accreditations (such as for contributions to a publication, awards, volunteer work, etc.).

You will likely never be asked to recite your teaching philosophy, and a lack of a formal written philosophy should not bar you from consideration for teaching jobs. That said, when sitting for interviews, teaching applicants should demonstrate a clear teaching philosophy through their answers.

What are some examples of scaffolding in education?

Teachers use all sorts of scaffolding tools to help students along the path to comprehension. Show and tell, visual aids, flashcards and making real-world connections are all ways that teachers can transfer ownership of core concepts to students.

What’s the difference between scaffolding and differentiation?

While these are two approaches to classroom instruction, they are not interchangeable, although they can be combined. Scaffolding is the process of breaking lessons into manageable units, with the teacher providing decreasing levels of support as students grasp new concepts and master new skills. Differentiation is the act of giving certain students different types of assignments or learning engagements based on the way they receive and retain information, so as to help them succeed alongside their peers.

In which states can teachers earn the highest salary?

Data varies, but the states in which public school teachers consistently make the most money include New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, California and Connecticut. In the wake of the COVID-19 public health crisis, some states have passed legislation raising teacher salaries.

Do I need a master’s degree to make more money as a teacher?

While a master’s degree is not necessarily an indicator of teaching skill, teaching candidates with master’s degrees are consistently given preference over those with bachelor’s degrees only. Regardless, the more time and dedication given to improving your teaching ability, the more likely you will be considered for higher-level (i.e. higher paid) positions.

What’s the most I can earn as a teacher?

A teaching salary is highly dependent on geographical location, even down to the part of town you teach in. The Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that, as of May 2021, the annual mean wage for elementary and high school teachers tops out at roughly $87,000 and $94,000, respectively. Salaries typically increase for academic specializations.

How do I enroll in a course?

You can enroll through our website, or you may call during business hours of 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (PST), M-F, at (619) 260-4585 or toll free at (888) 321-6658.

How can I get more information about a course?

For additional information regarding any of our courses or programs please complete the Contact Us Form or you may call our office during business hours of 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (PST), M-F, at (619) 260-4585 or toll free at (888) 321-6658.

Where can I find a course description?

Search for your course name or number using Search Courses* fill out as much information about your course as you know and click search. If you cannot find the course you are looking for, please Contact Us

Are loan deferments, financial aid and student loans available for continuing education courses?

Because our courses are not degree-seeking, we are unable to offer financial aid or assist with loan deferments.

Do I need to be a USD student to take a continuing education course?

No, all professional and continuing education courses are open enrollment. An application to USD is not required. You can search for the course you want on the Find a Course page and click through to the course description to enroll.

What are your registration/refund policies?

Click here for complete details regarding our refund, drop and transfer policies.

I need more time to finish my Self-Paced course, what do I do?

Independent Study Self-Paced courses – USD allows 9 months from the date of registration to complete an independent study formatted course and submit all completed course work for evaluation.

Online Self-Paced courses – USD allows 6 months from the date of registration to complete an online self-paced formatted course and submit all assignments for evaluation within this period.

If you need additional time and would like to make an extension request, contact us prior to your upcoming deadline at continuinged@sandiego.edu or call between 8:30AM – 5:00PM (PST), M-F, at (619) 260-4585 or toll free at (888) 321-6658 for a one-time extension. If an extension is granted, it is final.

Classroom, Online Fixed-Date, and Credit Validation formatted courses do not allow for any additional time to complete assignments.

Do Continuing Education courses count towards a degree?

Most of our courses do not count toward a degree, unless otherwise stated on the course website page. While credit earned for our courses may be accepted by some universities as applicable towards a degree it is ultimately the decision of the institution you plan to transfer the credit to. It is highly recommended and the responsibility of the student to confirm the transferability with the other institution

What type of credit am I earning?

The credit earned is considered Graduate Level Extension Credit, in semester hours (1 semester hour = 15 contact hours). The credit earned is usually used for salary advancement, credential renewing and/or recertification. Graduate Level Extension credit is not usually transferrable towards a degree. Prior district approval is highly recommended and the responsibility of the student if using the units towards salary advancement, credential renewing and/or recertification.

What is Graduate Level Extension Credit?

Courses in the 500-599, 700-799, and 800-899 series are professional, graduate level (post-baccalaureate) extension credit courses in the field of education. Courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of beginning, veteran and prospective educators (K-12, and sometimes applicable toward the college/university level) in both public and private school systems. Areas of emphasis include pedagogy, curriculum design, teaching methods and development of materials. Course credit fulfills requirements for professional growth, in-service and salary-step hurdle requirements, and may be applied toward an academic degree or teacher credentialing program subject to the prior approval of the institution in question. Course credit is recorded on an official university transcript and becomes part of the student’s permanent record at USD.

Are Self-Paced courses right for me?

Online Self-Paced and Independent Study Self-Paced Courses: Self-Paced formatted courses allow one to take courses without sitting in a classroom. You will use course textbooks, manuals, assignments and exams to learn and earn credit. Depending on the course and format, you will also use streaming audio and video, CD-ROM, and download embedded materials through the Internet. Communication with your instructor will take place by email, within the online learning platform, phone or fax. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams. You can register at any time and you will have six or nine months to complete your course, depending on the format of the course.

Is Self-Paced right for me?

Self-Paced courses offer flexibility and the ability to complete a course quicker than a traditional live course. Our courses deliver the same high-quality content and expert instruction as traditional, “face-to-face” courses. You can register at any time and you will have six or nine months to complete your course, depending on the format of the course. These courses work well for:

  • Working professionals with tight schedules
  • Students who require a specific course to meet professional development or recertification requirements
  • Students living in remote locations
  • Students who cannot easily attend courses due to injury or illness
  • Students who are self-motivated and conscientious

Is Online Learning right for me?

Online Fixed-Date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that allows you to structure your education to suit your schedule while keeping you on pace toward achieving your educational goals. Online Fixed-Date courses have fixed start and finish dates similar to classroom courses, but as an online student, you will have access to your classroom at any time and can view your assignments, syllabus, and course resources from any computer with Internet capability.

Online Fix-Date courses offer the same high-quality content and expert instruction as the courses held on-ground at the University of San Diego. Instructors facilitate courses through engaging multimedia presentations and provide prompt feedback to questions within a 24-48 hour time frame. This online format allows students to interact with classmates worldwide and replicate in-classroom interactions through weekly discussion forums, chats and email communication.

Online Self-Paced courses are a perfect blend of accessibility, convenience and flexibility for you to control your learning pace. You will use course textbooks, manuals, assignments and exams to learn and earn credit. Depending on the course, you may also use streaming audio and video, CD-ROM, and download embedded materials through the Internet. Communication with your instructor will take place online through your course site. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams. You can register at any time and you will have six months from the time of registration to complete your course.

What does Classroom instructional type mean?

Classroom courses are offered in a traditional classroom where you can connect with your instructor and classmates in a live setting. This learning environment facilitates a communication on a given subject in real time, enables immediate feedback, and fosters interaction with the instructor and like-minded classmates. To see if a course is being offered in a location near you please click on Search Courses on the website’s top navigation in Programs: then Filter by SUBJECT AREA/PROGRAM and LOCATION. Classroom courses have a scheduled start and end date in which you are expected to attend the courses at that location for all course sessions.

Where can I get directions to my course classroom?

The address for classroom courses are provided at the section level detail on the course page. Once you know the address, we recommend you use Google Maps. Otherwise please contact the ESS during business hours of 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (PST), M-F, at (619) 260-4585 or toll free at (888) 321-6658.

What is “Open Campus”?

USD’s Open Campus initiative provides an administrative mechanism through which members of the broader San Diego community might enroll in and attend USD campus courses on a space-available basis after receiving the signed permission of the course instructor and a department, school or college administrator.

The application process for Open Campus does not require University admission. Open Campus offers course enrollment on a space-available basis only. Please note that Open Campus students are not guaranteed access to courses. Instructors must provide permission before Open Campus students may attend a course. Participation in Open Campus does not grant admission to degree programs at the University of San Diego. For information about joining degree programs please contact Admissions.
For more information regarding Open Campus please go to www.sandiego.edu/opencampus.

How do I request an Official Transcript?

Transcripts can be ordered online via your student account. Transcripts are $15 each ($25 for International Business Transcripts). For more detailed information, please visit the Student Transcript Request Page

If I take a course on campus is parking included in my course fee?

No. Parking fees are not included in the course fee. Parking is enforced 7AM-7PM M-F. For information on metered or permit purchase, please refer to Parking information for PCE students and guests

How many units can I complete in one semester?

USD Professional and Continuing Education allows for a maximum of 18 units to be completed during any one semester: FALL (September – December); SPRING (January – April); and SUMMER (May – August).

How can I receive a receipt for tax purposes?

A payment confirmation is automatically sent via email once you have registered and paid for a course through the website, please save these receipts for tax purposes. In addition, you can access receipts in your Student Account, Account History.

Can I get on a mailing list?

You can get on our mailing list by clicking on Join our Mailing list.

Can I be notified when a course section opens for enrollment?

Yes, on the course page, click on Request Information and you will be notified by email when enrollment is open for the course or you can complete the Course Inquiry form

Why USD?

PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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50+

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