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Supporting UDL and the Common Core Standards with Interactive Whiteboard Systems

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Supporting UDL and the Common Core Standards with Interactive Whiteboard Systems

LAUSD/UTLA Salary Point Classes

  • Tuition: $349.00
  • Tuition: $249.00
  • (You Save: $100.00)
What you need to know

New Course Approved!

Our course, Nimble Transitioning, has been approved for LAUSD educators!

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

Course Description:

This course will introduce you to ways an interactive whiteboard (IWB) system can support Universal Designs for Learning (UDL) frameworks and the Common Core State Standards in subjects across the curriculum. All IWB systems (regardless of brand or configuration) can be powerful instructional tools in the hands of a trained teacher to meet the needs of diverse learners. The first section of this course explores several current themes in instruction including the Common Core Standards, Universal Design for Learning, and measuring effective teaching. The next section provides a brief overview of different IWB systems before digging in deeper to build a strong foundation of IWB skills such as using the basic software tools and integrating other software and hardware. The section following shows how these skills can be integrated into multiple curricular areas including language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education, music, and art. Throughout, there are connections to common core standards in multiple grade levels and UDL differentiation suggestions. In the last section, you will apply your knowledge to create and teach a lesson of your own, using at least seven of the IWB skills you have learned in this course and identify the standard(s) it supports and at least one differentiation extension. This course includes over 40 videos of a credentialed, SMART® certified teacher demonstrating the skills and how they support instruction.

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: Participants will

  • Recognize the purpose and structure of the Common Core Standards
  • Know the rationale and framework to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students
  • Discover the findings of the latest research on effecting change in teacher practices
  • Identify components of an interactive whiteboard system
  • Comprehend how to use specific IWB skills including basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, and integrating peripheral products
  • Practice using software used in an IWB system
  • Identify how IWB skills covered in this course can be applied to language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education, and art
  • Apply skills learned in this course to develop your own lesson that supports support common core standards and differentiated instruction
  • Discuss challenges and successes in using interactive whiteboard systems in your classroom
Syllabus
  • Instructor:
    Carolyn Herron
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Number of Credits:
    3 Semester Credits / 45 Hours

Course Description:

This course will introduce you to ways an interactive whiteboard (IWB) system can support Universal Designs for Learning (UDL) frameworks and the Common Core State Standards in subjects across the curriculum. All IWB systems (regardless of brand or configuration) can be powerful instructional tools in the hands of a trained teacher to meet the needs of diverse learners. The first section of this course explores several current themes in instruction including the Common Core Standards, Universal Design for Learning, and measuring effective teaching. The next section provides a brief overview of different IWB systems before digging in deeper to build a strong foundation of IWB skills such as using the basic software tools and integrating other software and hardware. The section following shows how these skills can be integrated into multiple curricular areas including language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education, music, and art. Throughout, there are connections to common core standards in multiple grade levels and UDL differentiation suggestions. In the last section, you will apply your knowledge to create and teach a lesson of your own, using at least seven of the IWB skills you have learned in this course and identify the standard(s) it supports and at least one differentiation extension. This course includes over 40 videos of a credentialed, SMART® certified teacher demonstrating the skills and how they support instruction.

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: Participants will

  • Recognize the purpose and structure of the Common Core Standards
  • Know the rationale and framework to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students
  • Discover the findings of the latest research on effecting change in teacher practices
  • Identify components of an interactive whiteboard system
  • Comprehend how to use specific IWB skills including basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, and integrating peripheral products
  • Practice using software used in an IWB system
  • Identify how IWB skills covered in this course can be applied to language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education, and art
  • Apply skills learned in this course to develop your own lesson that supports support common core standards and differentiated instruction
  • 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.

Content Outline/Topics

  • Lesson 1: Overview
    • 1.a Objectives
    • 1.b Description of Course Layout
  • Lesson 2: Current Themes in Instruction
    • 2.a The Common Core Standards
    • 2.b Universal Design for Learning
    • 2.c Measuring Effective Teaching
  • Lesson 3: Interactive Whiteboard Systems
    • 3.a Components of Integrated Digital Whiteboard Systems
    • 3.b Comparison of Digital Whiteboard System Major Brands
    • 3.c Glossary of Terms & Resources
    • 3.d Quiz
  • Lesson 4: IWB Skills- Basic Operations
    • 4.a Attaching Links
    • 4.b Managing Pages
    • 4.c Page View Options
    • 4.d Pen Tools
    • 4.e Screen Capture
    • 4.f Shapes, Lines and Eraser
    • 4.g Recording Sound
    • 4.h Basic Operations
  • Lesson 5: IWB Skills- Graphics
    • 5.a Gallery: Search Content Types
    • 5.b Gallery: Adding And Managing Your Own Content
    • 5.c Manipulation: Aligning Objects
    • 5.d Manipulation: Attach Link And Sound
    • 5.e Manipulation: Copy, Clone
    • 5.f Manipulation: Drag And Drop
    • 5.g Manipulation: Flip, Order
    • 5.h Manipulation: Lock, Group
    • 5.i Manipulation: Move, Rotate, Size
    • 5.j Manipulation: Selecting Multiple Objects
    • 5.k Properties: Fill Effects
    • 5.l Properties: Line And Text Styles
    • 5.m Graphics
  • Lesson 6: IWB Skills- Overlay Tools
    • 6.a Use & Modify Lesson Module
    • 6.b Pointer & Screen Shade
    • 6.c Spotlight
    • 6.d Virtual Keyboard
  • Lesson 7: IWB Skills- Document Camera
    • 7.a Document Camera- Hardware Overview
    • 7.b Document Camera- Native Software
    • 7.c Document Camera- Combination With Digital Whiteboard
    • 7.d Quiz
  • Lesson 8: IWB Skills- General Activities
    • 8.a Creating Tables
    • 8.b Creating Graphic Organizers
    • 8.c Creating ClipArt for Nonlinguistic Representations
    • 8.d Recording a Procedure
  • Lesson 9: Language Arts Integration- Editing Marks
    • 9.a Lesson Activity Description
    • 9.b Common Core Integration
    • 9.c UDL Differentiation
    • 9.d Reflective Journal/Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 10: Math Integration- Measuring Tools
    • 10.a Lesson Activity Description
    • 10.b Common Core Integration
    • 10.c UDL Differentiation
    • 10.d Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 11: Science Integration- Weather Reports
    • 11.a Lesson Activity Description
    • 11.b Common Core Integration
    • 11.c UDL Differentiation
    • 11.d Reflective Journal/Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 12: Social Studies Integration- Observing Details in Pictures and Maps
    • 12.a Lesson Activity Description
    • 12.b Common Core Integration
    • 12.c UDL Differentiation
    • 12.d Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 13: Physical Education Integration- Sports Strategies
    • 13.a Lesson Activity Description
    • 13.b UDL Differentiation
    • 13.c Reflective Journal Exercise
  • Lesson 14: Music Integration- Music Notation
    • 14.a Lesson Activity Description
    • 14.b UDL Differentiation
    • 14.c Reflective Journal Exercise
  • Lesson 15: Art Integration- Technique Demonstration
    • 15.a Lesson Activity Description
    • 15.b UDL Differentiation
    • 15.c Reflective Journal Exercise
  • Lesson 16: Curricular Integration- Create and Implement Your Own Lesson
    • 16.a Create and Teach a Lesson
    • 16.b Developing Your Practice with Professional Feedback
    • 16.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Final Exam

Contact Information:

support@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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Why Choose CE Credits Online

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
  • Instructional Strategies
  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Transforming Instruction with Technology
  • Classroom and Behavior Management
  • Creating Effective Learning Environments
  • Beginning Teachers
  • Special Education
  • Counseling
  • Support Staff
Reviews
  • In this class I learned how to the Smart board technology in greater detail. Taking Notebook pages and combining them into a single screen will be useful in my future lessons. I also will be using the shade screen to hide unwanted information, like advertisements, from the view of my students. The screen shade will also be useful when creating tables and T-charts in order to show students information slowly, rather than all at one time. I found the magic pen, capture tool bar, and magnify options to be very useful, especially for students with disabilities that need help to focus on certain information. The idea of the screen zooming in or highlighting a certain area while dark in other areas is very appealing to the students and stands out when they think back at the lesson. I also learned how to use the more graphic options, saving pictures that student created, grouping images, and cloning images to create copies with ease. I will use these skills to help when I return to coaching basketball. This course has been very information I will be using all the math and language arts skills that I learned in my future practices.

    What a participant from Arizona said about Supporting UDL and the Common Core Standards with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • 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. The course would not have been possible without the use of these videos.

    What a participant from California said about Supporting UDL and the Common Core Standards with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • I have already been recommending these online classes to anyone that I know. This class had definitely improved my knowledge of how to use a Smart board. The lessons are step by step which is what I need.  

    What a participant from Illinois said about Supporting UDL and the Common Core Standards with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • Course was very informative, I gained new skills from the course. I have learned that there are numerous tools that can used in teaching via IWB that create an enhanced learning environment. There are many tools that I will use in the classroom. Screen Shade, magic pen, and spotlight are the tools that I have incorporated immediately. These tools are being utilized to minimize distraction of extraneous information until it needs to be used in the learning process.

    What a participant from Massachusetts said about Supporting UDL and the Common Core Standards 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.

    What a participant from Alaska said about Today's Classroom: Foundations of and Current Trends in Education
  • 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.                                

    What a participant from Arizona said about Maximizing Engagement of All Learners
  • I have enjoyed learning some new strategies for teaching problem solving and look forward to incorporating them into my instruction the remainder of this year, as well as with a fresh group of students from the beginning of the year next year. One element that resounded strongly with me was Polyps four steps for problem solving. I found it enlightening to learn how to improve upon an instructional strategy that I thought I was already using. The clarity and simplicity of the process helps me to help my students to dig deeper into the problems, incorporate previous learning, and have a plan for moving forward with their solution. Another learning experience I appreciated dealt with extending word problems. I never thought it could be so easy to give students multiple opportunities to solve similar problems, not to mention the opportunities to differentiate. What a great way to get the most bang for your buck when teaching kids to recognize the structure of word problems. There are many other elements of this course that I have embraced to help kids to dig deeper, and understand more.I will continue to use the four steps for problem solving and extensions daily, and I will continue to work to help them become better "math writers".

    What a participant from California said about Improving English Language Learner Instruction through the Use of Technology
  • This is my first time using CE Credits online and I was very impressed. The material was very informative and helpful and easy to navigate through. I will definitely take another course!!                                

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