Our mission is to provide high quality, responsive, online professional development
courses for educators, meeting personal & professional responsibilities for
successful student instruction & achievement.
Invest in yourself by taking a graduate level continuing education course with The Learning Tree PDN!
The Learning Tree PDN offers 40+ courses to help educators grow professionally, apply and renew educator licensure, and advance their salaries.
The Learning PDN allows educators the flexibility of self-paced entirely online courses. All courses are six weeks in length, and the only course deadline is the very last day of the course. All course materials are included in the course cost. That means you do not have to pay for any extra books or materials!
All of The Learning Tree PDN's courses provide educators with real-life applicable learning and strategies that they can take back to their students immediately!
Six Week Course Sessions
Professional Development Points
Continuing Education Units
No Books Required
No Hidden Fees
Comprehensive Reading Assessments
Catalog Description This course will teach participants to employ multiple measures for assessing reading difficulties in students and write an evaluation report analyzing the results. Participants will explore the Cognitive Processes in Learning to Read. Special attention will be paid to Dyslexia Definitions and Implications. The Components of a Comprehensive Reading Assessments will be examined. Participants will analyze Case Studies and learn to Write an Evaluation Report, including specific Interventions and Recommendations in response to student outcomes.
Literacy in Mathematics
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Reading and writing in mathematics are of particular interest to educators because these processes are essential to both problem solving and concept development in mathematics. This course will expose participants to various strategies for incorporating literacy into math lessons in order to meet Common Core State Standards and accelerate student success in grades K through 8. Strategies for teaching literacy in math will be explored through the topics of vocabulary, speaking and listening skills in math, using literary and expository texts in math, mathematical reading comprehension, assessments, and writing about math.
Promoting Positive School Culture in the Classroom
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide educators with an overview of the essentials required in a positive school and classroom culture. Participants will learn the components of positive school and classroom communities. The components of bridging the home school connection will be covered as well as community involvement in schools. Topics covered will include zero tolerance, bullying, creating a supportive school, service learning, teaching social responsibility, connecting with diverse families, and more.
Managing Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course introduces educators to strategies for managing challenging student behavior. The study of teaching and curriculum and classroom design are studied as factors affecting student behavior. Participants will learn to de-escalate challenging students. Presentations, discussions, case studies, role plays, and explicit teaching of de-escalation and restraint techniques will enrich participants’ experience.