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Transforming Language Arts Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems

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Transforming Language Arts Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems

LAUSD/UTLA Salary Point Classes

  • Tuition: $349.00
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LAUSD has revised its policy on how many courses CE Credits Online may provide to LAUSD educators for Salary Points, which have been approved by the Joint Salary Point Committee. Participants are able to submit up to 12 credits/salary points from CE Credits Online per trimester by agreement with LAUSD. (Jan-Apr, May-Aug, Sept-Dec). 

All courses listed in the catalog on this landing page (LAUSD/UTLA Salary Points) are currently eligible for Salary Points.

 For all courses that are not approved for salary points, please see LAUSD University Credits.

Any and all courses eligible for salary points, regardless of the provider, must meet the criteria established in the LAUSD/UTLA contract.

Your district requires you spend a minimum of 45 hours for a 1 salary-point course (15 in the online classroom and 30 doing outside work), 90 hours for a 2 salary-point course (30 in the online classroom and 60 hours doing outside work) and 135 hours for a 3 salary-point course (45 hours in the online classroom and 90 hours doing outside work).  There are many linked resources in the courses you may use as well as all your planning time for your all your assignments, lesson planning time for the implementation portions of the course, assessments and any other research you do for any course.  A time log is provided in every course so you may track your time and how it was spent as you proceed through the course, and we maintain your log in the event your district requests proof you did all the required work so you may receive your salary points.  Please see the LAUSD/UTLA contract for details.

Our refund policy, as stated on our site and restated here is that you may receive a refund within two weeks of purchase if you have not started the course. Once you have started a course and submitted an assignment to be moderated, there are no refunds. There is a $30 processing fee to refund fees that are eligible for refund.  You have 105 days to complete any course, and your time does not start until you click the “Start” button.  Therefore, you may purchase courses, and only begin (Start) them when it is convenient for you to actually take the course.  You may also purchase two-week extensions for an additional $30 if you need the extra time to complete. 

For more information regarding the Salary Point Allocation Department, click on the link provided:

http://achieve.lausd.net//site/Default.aspx?PageID=7568

Before beginning your course, you will be required to provide the following information to CE Credits Online:

  • Name:
  • LAUSD Employee Number:
  • School where you are now teaching or most recent school assignment:

This information is required so CE Credits Online can process your completion paperwork to the salary point committee upon completion of your course(s). Below are the steps to ensure you obtain Salary Points, please read them to familiarize yourself with the process. We want your experience with CE Credits Online to be the best possible so please, if you have questions, call (425) 788-7275 ext. 104. You may also email info@cecreditsonline.org.

Steps to ensure you obtain Salary Points:

  1. Enroll in the course(s).
  2. Provide the required information described above.
  3. Complete your CE Credits Online course(s), including the time log.
  4. Your completion paper work will be submitted directly to LAUSD Professional Development Unit by CE Credits Online along with the NA Claim for Staff Development Point Project form on the 1st of the month following your completion.
  5. Your portion of the NA form can be found on your Student Homepage. You will be able to see and print your portion of the NA form by selecting the NA Tab located in the upper right corner of your Student Homepage. You will see your completed courses listed and if the completion paperwork has been sent to LAUSD Professional Development Unit there will be a date listed showing when it was sent in. If it has not been processed yet it will say “Not Processed Yet."
  6. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK If you decide to request university academic credits for your completed course, and this course is still eligible for Salary Points (all courses listed in the catalog on the LAUSD/UTLA Salary Point landing page are eligible for Salary Points) the official transcript you receive from the university will be for your own personal records. You may only submit the course once for Salary Points and we submit all the paperwork necessary for you to receive your Salary Points. Salary Point courses are less expensive because there is not the additional expense of university credit fees, which are charged by the University.
  7. ATTENTION: Salary point credit approval for NA Forms is done by the Professional Development Unit and may take up to 3 months to process. The delay in processing your salary points will not affect the eligibility date of your schedule advancement, as they are backdated to the date of completion. If the points from your NA Form have not been posted to your account on the LAUSD website at the end of 3 months, please contact the Salary Allocation Unit at 213-241-5100.
  8. We highly recommend that you check the number of salary points you have in your account before you complete your CE Credits Online course(s). Then check again eight weeks after receiving notification on your Student Homepage that your completion paperwork has been processed and submitted to the Salary Point Committee by CE Credits Online. Since the new salary points are added to your account without identifying the coursework for which you earned the salary points this will help you to identify receiving the additional salary point(s).

CE Credits Online and Los Angeles Unified School District / UTLA are pleased to offer you Salary Point approved online professional development courses.

  • Standards-based, research-driven, supports California Standards for the Teaching Profession
  • Immediate classroom impact
  • Start at any time, user friendly
  • Video modeling and instruction
  • One-on-one facilitation
  • Completely online – no commuting, parking, missed classes and no dress code!
Course Description

Transforming Language Arts Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems

This course will introduce you to the transformative possibilities that interactive whiteboard systems can have on your language arts curriculum. An interactive whiteboard system is comprised of many separate components from many companies, but when integrated into a whole system, it becomes a powerful instructional tool in the hands of a trained teacher. The first section of this course will provide a brief overview of different digital whiteboard systems and current research of their effectiveness in the classroom. The next section will build a strong foundation of skills necessary to successfully control the hardware and software used. These skills include basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. The last section will show you how to integrate these skills into several language arts lessons which then you will apply this knowledge to create a lesson of your own. This course features over 45 videos comprising over five hours of core video-based training, allowing you to see a credentialed teacher/ certified trainer actually using an interactive whiteboard system. The skills and their integration into language arts instruction covered in this course are designed to be transferable to any hardware or software platform.
Please Note:
Although having access to any brand of digital whiteboard is not required, it will greatly enhance your learning experience. Most of the software applications referenced are available as free downloadable trials and are compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems.

Most lessons in this course demonstrate hardware and software features through the use of core and auxiliary videos. Core videos, which are embedded in the web page, have been created and professionally produced specifically for this course and feature a digital whiteboard system from SMART Technologies. Auxiliary videos, which can be accessed via web links, have been produced by others and feature different digital whiteboard systems.

Syllabus
  • Course:
    Transforming Language Arts Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • Prerequisites:
    None

Course Description:

This course will introduce you to the transformative possibilities that interactive whiteboard systems can have on your language arts curriculum. An interactive whiteboard system is comprised of many separate components from many companies, but when integrated into a whole system, it becomes a powerful instructional tool in the hands of a trained teacher. The first section of this course will provide a brief overview of different digital whiteboard systems and current research of their effectiveness in the classroom. The next section will build a strong foundation of skills necessary to successfully control the hardware and software used. These skills include basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. The last section will show you how to integrate these skills into several language arts lessons which then you will apply this knowledge to create a lesson of your own. This course features over 45 videos comprising over five hours of core video-based training, allowing you to see a credentialed teacher/ certified trainer actually using an interactive whiteboard system. The skills and their integration into language arts instruction covered in this course are designed to be transferable to any hardware or software platform.
Please Note:

Although having access to any brand of digital whiteboard is not required, it will greatly enhance your learning experience. Most of the software applications referenced are available as free downloadable trials and are compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems.

Most lessons in this course demonstrate hardware and software features through the use of core and auxiliary videos. Core videos, which are embedded in the web page, have been created and professionally produced specifically for this course and feature a digital whiteboard system from SMART Technologies. Auxiliary videos, which can be accessed via web links, have been produced by others and feature different digital whiteboard systems.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify components of an interactive whiteboard system
  • Discuss current research in instructional technology as it applies to your classroom
  • Understand how to use specific skills including basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products
  • Practice using software used in an interactive whiteboard system
  • Identify how skills covered in this course can enhance and transform many math lessons
  • Apply skills learned in this course to develop your own math lesson
  • Discuss challenges and successes in using interactive whiteboard systems in your classroom

Student Expectations:

This online course is experiential, interactive, and features many streaming video training modules. Participants will complete journal exercises and online assignments. In addition, participants will be expected to practice and use specific skills in their own setting and report the results to the online forum. Participation is necessary for passing the course.

Credit:

Upon completion of the course, students can decide if they would like to receive credit and from which university they would like to receive credit. Please see University Affiliations under the Information Center for the cost per credit.

Class Outline:

  • Lesson 1: Building Background on Interactive Digital Whiteboard Systems
    • 1.a Components of Interactive Digital Whiteboard Systems
    • 1.b Comparison of Digital Whiteboard System Major Brands
    • 1.c Research on Student Achievement and Interactive Whiteboard Systems
    • 1.d Current Trends in Educational Technology
    • 1.e Reflective Journal/Forum Exercise
    • 1.f Glossary of Terms & Resources
    • 1.g Quiz
  • Lesson 2: Learn & Practice Skills- Basic Operations
    • 2.a Attaching Links
    • 2.b Managing Pages
    • 2.c Page View Options
    • 2.d Pen Tools
    • 2.e Screen Capture
    • 2.f Shapes, Lines and Eraser
    • 2.g Recording Sound
    • 2.h Basic Operations – Quiz
  • Lesson 3: Learn & Practice Skills- Graphics
    • 3.a Gallery : Search Content Types
    • 3.b Gallery : Adding and Managing Your Own Content
    • 3.c Manipulation: Aligning Objects
    • 3.d Manipulation: Attach Link and Sound
    • 3.e Manipulation: Copy, Clone
    • 3.f Manipulation: Drag and Drop
    • 3.g Manipulation: Flip, Order
    • 3.h Manipulation: Lock, Group
    • 3.i Manipulation: Move, Rotate, Size
    • 3.j Manipulation: Selecting Multiple Objects
    • 3.k Properties: Fill Effects
    • 3.l Properties: Line and Text Styles
    • 3.m Graphics – Quiz
  • Lesson 4: Learn & Practice Skills- Overlay Tools
    • 4.a Use & Modify Ink Layer
    • 4.b Pointer & Screen Shade
    • 4.c Spotlight
    • 4.d Virtual Keyboard
  • Lesson 5: Learn & Practice Skills- Peripheral Products
    • 5.a Document Camera- Hardware Overview
    • 5.b Document Camera- Native Software
    • 5.c Document Camera- Combination with Digital Whiteboard
    • 5.d Student Response Systems- Hardware
    • 5.e Student Response Systems- Software
    • 5.f Peripheral Products – Quiz
  • Lesson 6: Curricular Integration- Editing Marks
    • 6.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 6.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 6.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 7: Curricular Integration- Handwriting Practice
    • 7.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 7.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 7.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 8: Curricular Integration- Storytelling
    • 8.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 8.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 8.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 9: Curricular Integration- Word Families I
    • 9.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 9.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 9.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 10: Curricular Integration- Word Families II
    • 10.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 10.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 10.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 11: Curricular Integration - Vocabulary
    • 11.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 11.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 11.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 12: Curricular Integration- Create and Implement Your Own Lesson
    • 12.a Create and Teach a Lesson
    • 12.b Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Post Survey
  • Evaluation
  • Final Exam

Contact Information:

info@cecreditsonline.org

425.788.7275

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*University Credits: All CE Credits Online courses are eligible for University Credit. Please visit our University Affiliation page for more information. (University credit fees are additional)

We are affiliated with the Humboldt State University (HSU), part of the California State University System, located in Arcata, CA.

Approved for graduate level semester credits

  • 45 hours = 3 semester credits
  • 30 hours = 2 semester credits
  • 15 hours = 1 semester credit

Receiving HSU Semester Credit: On or about the 1st and the 16th of every month CECO submits completion paperwork to HSU along with the participant’s fee of $50 per credit. Processing the credits through HSU can take up to 6-8 weeks from the time of the initial credit request. Please visit our University Affiliation page for more information. (University credit fees are additional)

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CE Credits Online has been providing continuing education credits to K-12 educators since 2002. Our courses are offered nationwide, serving the professional learning needs of thousands of K-12 educators. Our courses are:

  • Standards-based
  • High-quality online professional learning courses designed to improve teaching and student achievement.
  • 100% online - no commuting, no missed classes, and no dress code.
  • Self-paced courses, offering participants the flexibility to work anytime, anywhere, 24/7.
  • Facilitated by highly trained moderators, experienced in education 
  • User-friendly and engaging with numerous videos that model new strategies & skills 
  • All CE Credit Online courses are eligible for University Credits (for an additional fee) through our university affiliates. Please visit our University Affiliation page for more information.

Our courses cover a variety of instructional areas and meet the needs of many educator groups, including;

  • Reading / Language Arts
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  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Transforming Instruction with Technology
  • Classroom and Behavior Management
  • Creating Effective Learning Environments
  • Beginning Teachers
  • Special Education
  • Counseling
  • Support Staff
Reviews
  • I have learned several things from this course. The most important things I have learned is the navigation and use of the IWB. The videos were VERY beneficial, and helped to describe exactly how to format different types of lessons. I will definitely be implementing many of these lesson in my classroom next week! I really enjoyed seeing content specific lessons, because it helped me see exactly how I could adapt these lessons and begin using them in the classroom. My students will be greatly affected by my learning from this course. I would say the videos were an ESSENTIAL part of the learning for this class, and would rate them as a 5/5. The course would not have been possible without the use of these videos.

    What a participant from California said about Transforming Language Arts Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • What I've learned. 1) I have gained many valuable tools in this course. In the beginning I knew very little about the Smart Board technology, or the digital whiteboard and all it is capable of. So just having an introduction and an overview of the tools has been a real learning experience. This course has exposed me to wide variety of online resources, and taught me how to use these resources to enhance my instruction. The use of adding links and short clips, including a recorded voice is one of the best things I learned in this course. I learned different ways to use a microphone and my document camera, and also how to use it as a tool for whole group viewing. This course has also increased my knowledge of the many items in the gallery. It has so much to offer for Language Arts instruction. I also learned how lessons could be made to be more interactive for students and help them connect to the material. Changes to teaching practice. 2) Using the technology presented in this course is very exciting for students and for me as a teacher. I'm looking forward to making lessons more interesting through interactive whiteboard systems which I believe will increase enthusiasm and ultimately retention of language arts content. I also believe that by exposing students many of the hands on interactive lessons that this course presented, the students will also be excited about finding additional resources that they can share with me and their classmates. Effectiveness 3) The videos were 5. I felt the videos were very effective in teaching the content and a valuable tool for reviewing. I could re-watch them at any time. I could also skip back if I missed something, or didn’t quite understand it the first time. I also loved the ability to work on them at my own pace. 

    What a participant from Illinois said about Transforming Language Arts Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • What I have learned from this course is that I am able to incorporate many more technological elements to my lessons than ever before. Knowing how to add hyper links and graphics to my teaching is engaging for my students who are increasing more and more visual in how they understand and process information. I am much less intimidated about using these tool and have more skills to benefit my students. I have also learned that I knew more about using technology that I first thought. My teaching practice has changed as a result of this course. I am now able to use the whiteboard for more than just a large and expensive projector screen. I can work with my students from the front of the room and not control every aspect of a lecture from my desk. I am able to help my students incorporate technology into their own work which is far more authentic and useful for them in a real world setting. I did find the video training portions very helpful for the class. The instructions and demonstrations were clear and easy to apply. I also like having the ability to stop and then rewind and review skills that were more difficult for me to master. Having additional links on each lesson was also helpful. Overall, I found the course to be very useful.

    What a participant from Indiana said about Transforming Language Arts Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • The most important point I learned is the importance of teaching reading. I may have emphasized vocabulary development, social English, the language of tests and the classroom, writing sentences and single paragraphs, academic vocabulary, and the vocabulary of math underlying many word problems. Much of the above can be readily adapted into reading lessons. The readings on summative and formative testing is also appreciated because it is a topic currently under discussion at school. I tend to emphasize summative testing, so I will work on more effective formative evaluations that can then serve as a guide for targeting areas for review and reteaching. Also appreciated in the readings was the opportunities they provided for my to evaluate, reassess, and transform my work as an ESL teacher. Some of the articles reinforced what I already do, namely, not relying on available texts, using supplementary materials, and using the internet as a resource for readings.

    What a participant from Indiana said about Transforming Language Arts Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • What I have learned from this course is that I am able to incorporate many more technological elements to my lessons than ever before. Knowing how to add hyper links and graphics to my teaching is engaging for my students who are increasing more and more visual in how they understand and process information. I am much less intimidated about using these tool and have more skills to benefit my students. I have also learned that I knew more about using technology that I first thought. My teaching practice has changed as a result of this course. I am now able to use the whiteboard for more than just a large and expensive projector screen. I can work with my students from the front of the room and not control every aspect of a lecture from my desk. I am able to help my students incorporate technology into their own work which is far more authentic and useful for them in a real world setting. I did find the video training portions very helpful for the class. The instructions and demonstrations were clear and easy to apply. I also like having the ability to stop and then rewind and review skills that were more difficult for me to master. Having additional links on each lesson was also helpful. Overall, I found the course to be very useful.

    What a participant from Indiana said about Transforming Language Arts Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • I learned so much from the course and am so glad I enrolled. I thought I pretty much knew what I was doing with my whiteboard, but this course added so much more to what I know I can do now.                                 

    What a participant from Mississippi said about Transforming Language Arts Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • Wow! I really enjoyed this course. The availablity for me to work at my own pace over the summer was just what I needed. I really enjoyed the format that was used in the lessons that were presented. The refresher course on the history of education and the impact that leaders have had on our educational system was very intersting to me. There is so much that you forget after you have graduated from college and moved out into the working environment. It was a trip going down memory lane to go back and think through the theories of great minds such as those of Piaget, Maslow, Erickson, Vygotsky, Gardner and Kohlberg. I still struggle with the No Child Left Behind law. I live and teach in Alaska. Our geographics is much different from that of other states. There are many communities (villages) and teachers within these communities that struggle to meet the requirements for this law. I do appreciate this being a topic that was touched upon at the end of this course. Thank you.

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  • Although the one student I work one-on-one with as a teacher and counselor is in the Emotionally Handicap Program (now titled "The Comprehensive Support Program"), the setting up part of classroom rules lessons work well with my student. I know, as mentioned in the lessons, that this program was not designed for the extreme cases I work with but know that a very good portion can be applied for such special needs students. I have spoke to some colleagues about this program and will recommend it to them. I did enjoy taking this course. I felt very at ease with it. I like how I could go back and re-read certain parts of the lessons with ease. This course was very user-friendly.                                

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  • I really enjoyed the videos. They were very well done and easy to follow and understand. I could take what I learned and apply it immediately to my own instruction.                                  

    What a participant from Arizona said about Transforming Math Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • This course really had me evaluate where I am currently in my teaching. I liked how I was able to consider my students in response to the course information. This course helped me make changes in how I am setting up my classroom lessons to better help my students and I am already seeing improvements in my relationships with students and their relationship with the material. The moderator's further questions helped me focus better on the material and to specify my response to the questions.                                

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