2024 linked Upper Elementary Conference

Course Available
2 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for GROW PD Participants Only

Professional Development Sessions: 

  • 30 sessions covering essential topics for ELA upper elementary teachers, including content area instruction, lesson planning and organization, Social Emotional Learning, creating an inclusive classroom environment, and teacher wellness
  • Pre-recorded sessions can be viewed at your convenience, and up to six months of access allows you to re-watch sessions whenever you need

Teacher and Classroom Resources:

  • Each speaker has created a free resource to help you implement what you've learned in their session
  • Resources range from tips for planning, organizing, and simplifying your teaching life to classroom activities to use directly with your students

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for 3rd - 6th grade in-service teachers.

Directions to Enrolled Participants for University Credit:  Submit your Certificate of Completion by email to [email protected] after enrolling for credit and completing the course.

Prerequisites: Conference registration required prior to registering for University of San Diego credit. More information available here: https://www.growpd.org/2024-linked-conference

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X753X – 001 14 Jul 202417 Aug 2024 2 $158

2024 Linked Upper Elementary Conference

14 Jul 202417 Aug 2024
Credit Validation
Online Self-Paced

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: July 14th, 2024 (11:59pm PT)

What You Will Learn

  • Analyze and integrate inclusive practices into classroom settings to foster a supportive environment for students of diverse identities
  • Apply evidence-based strategies to enhance student engagement in English Language Arts topics while aligning with educational standards
  • Implement self-care and coping mechanisms to mitigate burnout and stress, improving overall teacher wellness and effectiveness in the classroom
  • Develop a framework for integrating social-emotional learning and self-efficacy across subject areas, improving student achievement and emotional well being
  • Utilize technology tools like Google Sheets to create interactive and enriching activities that cater to the diverse learning needs of students


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

Advance Faster

Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.