Fall/Winter Online Learning

2017-2018

New Online Learning Strands

LISD Foundations Courses
  • Courses supporting foundational beliefs in LISD
  • Courses will remain open year round.
  • Nov. Trade Credit will be awarded if the course is completed within the Nov. Trade Credit time frame


Current Educational Trends

  • Yearly online courses specific to initiatives or focuses
  • Courses will open on Oct. 2 at 8:00 am and close on March 31 at 11:59 pm.
  • Nov. Trade Credit will be awarded for successful completion

Follow-up Courses

  • Courses designed to reflect on the implementation of learning from prior online courses
  • Designed to ensure professional learning is ongoing and continuous
  • Participants must have completed the online course and earned credit prior to beginning these courses

Need to Knows

  • Current Educational Trends courses open Monday, Oct. 2, at 8 AM.
  • Current Educational Trends courses close Saturday, March 31, at 11:59 PM.
  • All courses completed by March 31 at 11:59 PM earn 2018 November trade credit.
  • Do NOT register in Eduphoria Workshop.
  • When finished, you MUST complete the Google survey in the course for credit.
  • Courses will be checked for completion periodically throughout the fall and winter.
  • Once checked for completion, participants will receive an email stating they have earned credit or notify them of items needing attention.
  • For all book studies, you must read the book & complete all online activities.
  • Courses must be completed outside of contract hours to earn Nov. Trade Credit.
  • Partial credit is not awarded for online courses.
  • Courses cannot be taken more than once for credit.

New Online Courses!

Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service


3 Nov. Trade Credits

Exceeding expectations rather than simply satisfying them is the cornerstone of the Disney approach to customer service. Now, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the original Be Our Guest, the Disney Institute, which specializes in helping professionals see new possibilities through concepts not found in the typical workplace, is revealing even more of the business behind the magic of quality service. During the last 25 years, thousands of professionals from more than 35 countries and more than 40 industries have attended business programs at Disney Institute and learned how to adapt the Disney approach for their own organizations.

Contact Carol Francis to check out a book. Enroll in LOLA after 10/2 @ 8 AM. Questions? Contact Mike Brown.

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain

3 Nov. Trade Credits

A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction

To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation―until now.

In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction.

The book includes:

  • Information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships
  • Ten "key moves" to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners
  • Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection
Contact Carol Francis to check out a book. Enroll in LOLA after 10/2 @ 8 AM. Questions? Contact Mike Brown.

Education in the News

1- 4 Nov Trade Credits (You have choice in the number of activities you complete.)

Analyze current educational events in the news. Form opinions on recent education topics and reflect how these events and your opinions will impact how you work with students, parents, and co-workers. Enroll in LOLA. Questions? Contact Mike Brown.

Hello My Name is... Follow-up Course

1 Nov. Trade Credit

This course provides the participant the opportunity to reflect on the impact of the implementation of their prior learning. Prerequisite: Participants must have completed the Hello My Name is... online book study and have been awarded credit prior to registering for this course. Enroll in LOLA. Questions? Contact Mike Brown.

Teach Like a Pirate Follow-up Course

1 Nov. Trade Credit

This course provides the participant the opportunity to reflect on the impact of their prior learning on student engagement, building enthusiasm in the classroom, and transforming learning experiences from ordinary to remarkable and memorable. Prerequisite: Participants must have completed the Teach Like a Pirate online book study and have been awarded credit prior to registering for this course. Enroll in LOLA. Questions? Contact Mike Brown.

Courses You May Have Missed

LISD Foundations Courses

PLC's for LISD

5 Nov. Trade Credits

In this self-paced online course, you will explore how we can become a Professional Learning Community. This course is available to all employees to gain a better understanding of the LISD PLC framework and discover how teachers and administrators are impacting student learning by creating a collaborative, results-oriented culture.

In this course you will:

  • Discover the WHY of PLCs and identify examples of authentic PLCs

  • Utilize the three big ideas to drive the PLC process

  • Engage in using the four guiding questions and create SMART goals to increase student learning

Enroll in LOLA after 10/2 @ 8 AM. Questions? Contact Mike Brown.

Twitter Learning

Earn Credit for Educational Twitter Chats

1 - 12 Nov Trade Credits
Before participating in Twitter chats for credit, check out the requirements and how to document your learning using this Twitter Chat Documentation Form. Here is a list of Twitter Education Chats. LISD Twitter chats are Monday nights 8 - 9 PM (#LISDchat) during the school year.
Questions? Contact Kerise Ridinger.

ESL Online Learning

Talk Read Talk Write

3 Nov. Trade Credits

This book study is a follow-up learning opportunity to the live sessions of Nancy Motley's "Talk Read Talk Write" professional learning. The course will be available through LOLA.

Questions? Contact Sarah Guedry. This course opens on 10/2 @ 8 AM