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  • Choice Theory in the Classroom: Where Every Student Can Succeed

  • 3 Credits, K-12, Instructional Strategies, Mindfulness, Social/Emotional Learning

  • Choice Theory in the Classroom: Where Every Student Can Succeed
  • Starting at $169

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This course covers the theoretical underpinnings of choice theory as well as suggested strategies for teaching choice theory to students, integrating choice theory in the learning environment, and illustrating choice theory in lesson plans across subject areas. This course focuses on conveying strategies to help teachers develop choice theory connections with and among the students in their classrooms. It is intended to present the basic concepts of choice theory and how it is applied in the classroom at any grade level.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn choice theory by reflecting on its relevance in their own lives and applying it in their classrooms. This course builds a framework for understanding students' motivations from a new perspective and an opportunity to practice choice theory by creating learning experiences for students that help them to keep school, teachers, and school work in their quality worlds for a lifetime of learning.

This course will require participants to engage in self-reflection, critical thinking and personal practice of the ideas being taught. Just reading about choice theory is not enough to internalize its ideas and begin operating from them intrinsically. Personal experiences with choices theory involving critical thinking and personal practice will help participants understand the relevance and benefits of applying choice theory in their lives, in their relationships with students, and in their professional practice.

Choice theory in education provides an intrinsic model of teaching and learning that is focused on increasing students' self-understanding and their ability to evaluate their choices and schoolwork for quality and effectiveness. Austrian neurologist and renowned Holocaust survivor, Viktor Frankl affirmed, between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our responses lie our growth and our freedom. This course will invite participants to find and explore that space of choice and freedom. As such, this course may challenge the way participants were taught to learn and teach, but all of the ideas presented in this course can be implemented in any classroom at any school if the people in those systems choose to do so.

Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn that choice theory is an intrinsic model of psychology and learning that is based on the premise that we can make effective choices that lead to happiness
  • Understand the detriment of external control practices in relationships and schools
  • Learn the 5 basic needs of choice theory and appreciate that students' behaviors reflect their attempts to satisfy one or more of these basic needs
  • Appreciate that everyone has a quality world that contains pictures of what is most important to them and that degrees of happiness correspond with the ability to have quality world experiences
  • Understand that all behavior is total behavior comprised of actions, thoughts, feelings, and physiology
  • Learn that all total behavior is chosen and that self-understanding increases the likelihood of making more effective choices that contribute to happiness
  • Discover that each individual has a unique creative system that is a reservoir of possibility and ingenuity
  • Understand that the threat of failure has detrimental outcomes for students and that there are considerable benefits to creating a success-based learning environment
  • Create classroom meetings plans that explore choice theory topics using the define, personalize, and challenge method of teaching
  • Understand the meaning of quality in schools and how quality is reflected by leader teachers who expect competent schoolwork and encourage quality
  • Learn how to use classroom meetings, choice theory language, connecting relationship habits, and solution-focused strategies to teach choice theory to students
  • Know the value of providing students with meaningful, relevant educational experiences and how to embed choice theory in lesson plans

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  • Select either the Course + Credits option (to receive graduate-level PD university credits--credit fees included) or the Course Only option (to receive a Certificate of Completion--use to obtain Renewal Units).
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How to Obtain Montana License Renewal Units:

CE Credits Online is a Montana State approved provider for Renewal Units

The State of Montana requires you to complete the Registration and Verification Form for each CE Credits Online course you complete.

If you wish to receive renewal units for your completed course(s) please follow the steps below:

  • Contact the CE Credits Online office at support@cecreditsonline.org for your Registration and Verification Form, once your course is completed. Provide your name, the course you completed and that you are requesting a Montana Registration and Verification Form.
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  • Complete your part of the sections on the Registration and Verification Form. The form requires you to include the Instructor of Record, which is found on your Certificate of Completion.
  • Remember all events you use to obtain License Renewal Units must be completed within your current five-year license renewal cycle.
  • Be sure that the information provided in Sections I, II, III is accurate and complete. If any information is missing, the form may not be acceptable for license renewal.

You will no longer be required to send in official transcripts and renewal unit certificates at the time of renewal application! Renewal applications will now be randomly audited to verify accuracy. Therefore, even though you no longer need to submit your documents at the time your complete your renewal application, you will need to have them for your records. If your application is chosen for audit you will have 60 days to submit your documents for verification. Your license will NOT be issued if you are unable to provide the documents needed to verify your professional development activities.

To find renewal requirements: http://opi.mt.gov/Licensure-Renewal-Requirements

It is recommended that you keep a copy of all application materials submitted for license renewal. It is particularly important that you keep a copy of each Registration and Verification Form in case an audit of renewal applications of provider records is initiated.

If you have any questions please contact us via email support@cecreditsonline.org or call 425-788-7275 ext. 104

University pricing options

  • $210 -Augustana University - 3 Credits
  • $240 -Valley City State University - 3 Credits
  • $0 -Humboldt State University - 3 Credits
  • $0 -Adams State University - 3 Credits

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