Summer Online Learning

June 2 - August 21

Need to Knows:

  • Summer online LOLA courses open Friday, June 2, at 8 AM.
  • Summer online LOLA courses close Monday, August 21, at 8 AM.
  • The enrollment key is summer for every LOLA course.
  • All earn 2017 November trade credit.
  • Do NOT register in Eduphoria Workshop.
  • When finished, you MUST fill out the Google form in the course for credit.
  • Courses will be checked for completion periodically throughout the summer.
  • Once checked for completion, participants will be registered in Eduphoria Workshop.
  • Courses cannot be taken more than once for credit.
  • For all book studies, you must read the book & complete all online activities.
  • Courses must be completed outside of contract hours.
  • Partial credit is not awarded for online courses.

New Online Courses!

Poor Students, Rich Teaching Book Study

6 Nov. Trade Credits

Discover practical and research-based strategies to ensure all students, regardless of circumstance, are college and career ready. This thorough resource details the necessary but difficult work that teachers must do to establish the foundational changes essential to positively impact students in poverty. Organized tools and resources are provided to help teachers effectively implement these essential changes.

Contact Carol Francis to check out a book. Enroll in LOLA after 6/2 @ 8 AM. Questions? Contact Mike Brown.

Innovator's Mindset Book Study

3 Nov. Trade Credits

Kids walk into schools full of wonder and questions. How you, as an educator, respond to students’ natural curiosity can help further their own exploration and shape the way they learn today and in the future.


The traditional system of education requires students to hold their questions and compliantly stick to the scheduled curriculum. Our job as educators is to provide new and better opportunities for our students. It’s time to recognize that compliance doesn’t foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity—and those are the skills our students need to succeed.

Contact Carol Francis to check out a book. Enroll in LOLA after 6/2 @ 8 AM. Questions? Contact Mike Brown.

Attitude Makes a Difference

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

Discover how your attitude can make a difference in the lives of students and those with whom you work. This course will have you examine articles, videos, and blogs and reflect on how your attitude impacts your work.

Enroll in LOLA after 6/2 @ 8 AM. Questions? Contact Mike Brown.

Cultural Proficiency

1-3 Nov. Trade Credits (You have choice in the number of activities you complete)

“When we say all of our students enjoy thriving, productive lives in a future they create,” how do we make sure all means all? In this course, we will read different articles to explore how to celebrate and support all students in LISD, regardless of race, class, socio-economic status, religion, background, gender, and sexual orientation. We will reflect on our own culture and consider how to make sure we teach and interact with students in a way that honors their culture and who they are.

Enroll in LOLA after 6/2 @ 8 AM. Questions? Contact Mike Brown.

Courses You May Have Missed

PLC's for LISD

5 Nov. Trade Credits

In this self-paced on-line 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 6/2 @ 8 AM. Questions? Contact Mike Brown.

Twitter Learning

Twitter Chat Book Study

4 Nov Trade Credits
Read Start. Right. Now. on your own and discuss on Twitter during #LISDchats from 8 - 9 PM on the following Monday nights:
June 5 - Know the Way
June 12 - Show the Way
June 19 - Go the Way
June 26 - and Grow Each Day

More information found HERE on this flyer.

Questions? Contact Kerise Ridinger


More information can be found HERE.

Earn Credit for Educational Twitter Chats

1 - 6 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)
Questions? Contact Kerise Ridinger

ESL Online Courses in LOLA

Secondary: ESL Compliance - Sheltered Instruction Online eCourse

8 Nov. Trade Credits

Sheltered instruction is a set of effective teaching strategies that enable teachers to lower the linguistic demand of a lesson to make it more accessible for students of different English proficiency levels, without compromising the content or rigor of the subject matter. This course is an introduction to sheltered instruction that provides teachers with basic strategies to impact student's learning. Participants to this session are encouraged to take the supplemental SIOP training provided by the Teaching & Learning Department every year.

Questions? Contact Jorge Castillo.
This course will open on 6/2 @ 8 AM.