Courses in this category are accessible to staff members from Good Shepard Catholic School in Northampton, PA.

This course explores the principles and use of higher-order thinking processes and strategies to analyze and improve instructional practices in the classroom. Themes in this course include higher order thinking processes, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DoK) Framework, cognitive complexity, and strategies for engaging critical thinking through questioning strategies. Throughout this course, participants will engage in activities designed to help them get focused, clarify understanding, explore pertinent resources/strategies, and connect to students.

This course explores strategies for engaging students and promoting their active role in the classroom learning experience. Themes in this course include engaged learning, Focus Strategies, and Active Learning. Throughout this course, participants will engage in activities designed to help them get focused, clarify understanding, explore pertinent resources/strategies, and connect to students. The culminating activity for this course has participants create a lesson plan/learning experience that employs Focus Strategies and/or Active Learning techniques.

This course focuses on ways to infuse authentic, real-world situations into student learning experiences. Themes in this course include making authentic connections, employing 21st Century Skills and Themes, and web-based resources. Throughout this course, participants will engage in activities designed to help them get focused, clarify understanding, explore pertinent resources/strategies, and connect to students. The culminating activity for this course will have participants develop an authentic learning experience integrating 21st Century Skills and Themes.

This course explores a variety of FREE online tools and how they can be used effectively to support and transform student learning experiences. Themes in this course include digital age learners, digital age learning environments, and tool/resources that further digital-age learning. Throughout this course, participants will engage in activities designed to help them get focused, clarify understanding, explore pertinent resources/strategies, and connect to students.