Upon completion of this course, students will understand: • How the brain and body develop in children and adolescents • Adolescent changes in cognitive, emotional and psychological adaptation • Proper nutrition for different stages of development • Age appropriate Math and English • Managing a classroom and creating safe spaces • SMARTboard technology
Price: $4,295.00

    This Complete Career Training Program (CCTP), offered by our accredited school partners, includes both the training you need and the skills you will want in order to be prepared for your new career. We have taken online career programs to a whole new level by bundling our Career Training with Professional Development and Personal Enrichment courses to ensure you have a diversified learning experience. Our mentor-supported career courses focus on the industry standards that prepare you for your chosen career or certification. You will also get our smaller, self-study professional development courses to fine tune some of the softer skills needed in your chosen career, and our four-week long, instructor-led personal enrichment courses to further your employment training. Sign up today for this all-inclusive career training program! Child & Adolescent Development This Child and Adolescent Development course encourages students to use current research to think critically about developmental theories and practices. You will explore which nutritional, physical, parental, educational, societal, and other factors will lead to optimal physical, cognitive, and psychosocial outcomes for the next generation of children. Whether you have children of your own, or are interested in a career with children or adolescents, this is an ideal choice to help you learn more. Our curriculum will provide a thorough introduction on the various levels of child & adolescent development. Prerequisite(s): None Child Health, Safety and Nutrition The Child Health, Safety and Nutrition class is for anyone who works in a role that touches children's lives. The material is based on the most current research and reflects the latest developments in health, safety and nutrition as well as their application in multiple settings. This course covers the contemporary health, safety and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children, with extensive coverage of topics critical to the early identification of children’s health conditions and the promotion of children’s well-being. Collaboration with families, sensitivity to individual differences and the critical importance of health, safety and nutrition education continue to be stressed. This course is clear, concise and thought-provoking and is loaded with easy-to-access checklists, guidelines and lesson plans that no early childhood student or professional should be without! Prerequisite(s): None Teacher Aide If you love children and want to see them succeed educationally, then becoming a teacher’s aide is for you! This distance learning teacher’s aide course can help you take the first step toward a rewarding, new career as a teacher’s aide. There are a number of teacher’s aide jobs that directly assist teachers, administrators and instructors that are vital to the successful education of students of all ages and skill levels. A teacher’s aide is an indispensable individual who performs a number of teacher’s aide jobs such as providing instructional and clerical support to classroom teachers, meeting with parents, supervising children, and/or helping teachers set up for special projects. Prerequisite(s): None Classroom Management Secrets Taking this Classroom Management Secrets course will give participants practical advice and step-by-step instructions for devising a classroom management plan that motivates their students to want to behave in the classroom. Among many things, topics will cover important information on how to handle difficult students, how to fuel intrinsic motivation, how to teach routines, and how to be a calmer, more effective teacher. Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant This Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant courses provides a comprehensive overview of this rewarding career in the education field. The course covers the various ways paraprofessionals support the overall development of the child and it also introduces effective instructional strategies and behavior management techniques. Understanding ways paraprofessionals support the classroom, academically and emotionally, will help define how vital this profession is. SMARTBoard Training This course is intended to teach educators or business professionals how to use the SMART Board interactive whiteboard. SMART Board is designed to engage students and deliver unique presentations. The course will allow participants will explore SMART Board software and learn how to create interactive lessons or presentations for the classroom and business world. Understanding Developmental Disorders Developmental disorders are characterized as mental or physical impairments which begin before the age of 22 and last throughout a persons’ lifetime. These impairments are called developmental disorders because they are most often identified in children who are around 3 years old, a critical time in child development. Developmental disorders are severe chronic conditions due to mental and/or physical impairments. Problems with language, mobility, learning, and self-care are all associated with developmental disorders. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals about developmental disorders so they can better support clients, patients, and residents. This course is designed for entry-level Direct Support Professionals. Strategies for Successful Teaching for Clients with Developmental Disorders Due to new legislation, litigation, advocacy and funding over the past few decades, the numbers of school-age children with developmental disabilities who are residing in residential institutions has been drastically reduced. The manner in which we educate students with disabilities has progressed dramatically, so that now services that are more appropriate for students with developmental disabilities are provided in public schools. This course provides techniques and strategies for facilitating the optimal learning experience for students with developmental disabilities. Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!
    Child & Adolescent Development Module 1 Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development • The Study of Child Development • Domains of Development • Periods of Development • Issues in Development • Theories in Development • Psychoanalytic Perspective • Learning Perspective • Child Development Research • Ethical Concerns about Research with Children • Research Methods and Design Child & Adolescent Development Module 2 Genetics, Conception, and Birth • Genetic Foundations • Conception, Pregnancy, and Prenatal Development • Conception and the Period of the Zygote • Infertility and Reproductive Choice • Prenatal Tests • Birth and the Neonate • Infant Care • Infant States of Arousal • Competency After Birth • Learning and Memory Child & Adolescent Development Module 3 Physical Development • Body Growth and Development • Patterns of Growth • Maturation • Physical Milestones • Health and Safety • Worldwide Childhood Mortality • Early and Middle Childhood Nutrition • Promoting Healthy Habits • Puberty • Sexual Maturation Child & Adolescent Development Module 4 Cognitive Development • Piaget’s Cognitive Theory • Information-Processing Approach • Memory and Processing Speed • Sociocultural Theory • Cognitive Theories and Contemporary Education • Language Development • Biological Programming and the LAD • Cognitive Development and Education • Intelligence • Developmental Disabilities and Cognition Child & Adolescent Development Module 5 Psychosocial Development • Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development • Social Referencing • Emotions and Temperament • Parenting and Attachment • Cultural Variations in Parenting and Discipline • Child Maltreatment and Abuse • Development of the Self • Play, Friendships, and Peer Relations • Family and Home Environment • Psychosocial Risks in Childhood Child Health, Safety and Nutrition - Module 1 Introduction and Children's Health • Preventive Health Concepts • An Interdependent Relationship • Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle • Growth and Development • Promoting Children’s Health • Observation as a Screening Tool • Daily Health Checks • Family Involvement • Health Education • Health Records • Sensory Development • Vision Screening • Hearing Screening • Speech and Language Evaluation • Nutritional Assessment Child Health, Safety and Nutrition - Module 2 Conditions Affecting Children's Health • Common Chronic Diseases & Medical Conditions • Allergies & Asthma • Diabetes • Eczema • Lead Poisoning • Seizure Disorders • Sickle Cell Anemia • The Infectious Process • Environmental Controls • Communicable Illness • Stages of Illness • Control Measures • Identification and Management • Common Communicable Illnesses Child Health, Safety and Nutrition - Module 3 Safety for the Young Child - Part 1 • Creating Quality Environments • Locating Quality Programs • Licensing • Features of Quality Programs • Guidelines for Safe Environments • Safety Management • Unintentional Injury • Risk Management • Principles and Preventive Measures • Implementing Safety Practices • Legal Implication Child Health, Safety and Nutrition - Module 4 Safety for the Young Child - Part 2 • Management of Injuries • Management of Acute Illness • Emergency Care vs. First Aid • Life-threatening Conditions • Non-life-threatening Conditions • Maltreatment of Children • Abuse and Neglect • Historical Developments • Discipline vs. Punishment • Reporting Laws • Protective Measures for Programs and Teachers • The Dynamics of Abuse and Neglect • The Role of the Teacher • Family Involvement in Health and Safety Education • Effective Instructional Design Child Health, Safety and Nutrition - Module 5 Foods and Nutrients: Basic Concepts • Nutritional Guidelines • Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) • Dietary Guidelines for Americans • The Food Guide Pyramid • Nutritional Labeling • Nutrients that Provide Energy • Carbohydrates as Energy Sources • Fats as Energy Sources • Proteins as Energy Sources • Nutrients that Promote Growth of Body Tissues • Proteins for Growth • Minerals for Growth • The Role of Water & Vitamins • Nutrients that Regulate Body Functions • Vitamins & Minerals as Regulators • Proteins as Regulators • Water as Regulator Child Health, Safety and Nutrition - Module 6 Nutrition and the Young Child • Infant Feeding • Profile of an Infant • Meeting Nutritional Needs of the Infant • Feeding Time for the Infant • Introducing Semi-Solid Foods • Feeding Toddlers and Young Children • Profile of Toddlers, Preschoolers • The Challenge of Feeding a Toddler • As the Toddler Becomes a Preschooler • Healthy Eating Habits • Health Problems Relating to Eating Habits • Planning and Serving Nutritious Meals • Meal Planning & Writing Menus • Nutritious Snacks • Serving Meals & Menus on a Budget • Food Safety Depends on Sanitation • Food-Borne Illnesses • Conditions for Bacterial Growth • Nutrition Education Concepts & Activities Teacher’s Aide Module 1 Understanding Public Schools • Understanding the Diversity of a Nation • Impact of History on Education • The Purposes of the Curriculum • Day-to-Day Work of Teachers and Paraprofessionals • The No Child Left Behind Act • Issues in Classroom Management • Classroom as Community • Responses to Classroom Disruptions • Classroom Management in Diverse Classroom Settings • Students’ Perspectives on Management • Students with Exceptionalities • English Language Learners • Language Diversity in the Classroom Teacher’s Aide Module 2 Developing as a Paraprofessional • Law and Ethics in Education • Effective Communication as an Educational Team Member • Building Effective Mentoring Relationships • Language to Reduce Stressful Situations • Communicating with Parents and Caregivers • Tips for Written Communication • Effective Instructional Strategies • Life in Classrooms • Developmental Differences Among Learners • Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners • Professional Development • Developing as a Paraprofessional Teacher’s Aide Module 3 Basic Math • Addition and Subtraction • Multiplication and Division • Order of Operations • Variables and Distributive Property • Integers • Fractions • Exponents • Square Roots and Irrational Numbers • Decimals • Expressions and Equations • Rounding and Estimating • Prime Numbering and Factoring Teacher’s Aide Module 4 Geometry and Pre-Algebra • Ratios and Proportions • Percents • Mark-up and Discount • Solving and Graphing Inequalities • Linear Functions and Graphs • Relations and Functions • Slope and Intercepts • Algebra and Geometry • Polygons • Midpoint • Right Triangles and Pythagorean Theory • Distance Formula • Monomials and Polynomials • Word Problems Teacher’s Aide Module 5 English Grammar • Nouns and Pronouns • Adjectives and Adverbs • Verbs and Verb Phrases • Sentence Structure • Verb Forms • Simple and Perfect Tenses • The Passive Voice • Mood and the Subjunctive • Irregular Verbs • Spelling Rules • Vocabulary • Diction Teacher’s Aide Module 6 English Composition • Capitalization and Punctuation • Commas • Quotation Marks • Parentheses • Hyphens • The Writing Process • Creating a Thesis Statement • Organization • Editing and Revising • Types of Essays • Research and Citation • Most Common Errors • Fragments and Run-Ons • Pronoun Errors • Spelling Errors Classroom Management Secrets Problems Module 1 Creating a Positive Learning Environment • The Classroom Management Secret • The Biggest First Day of School You Can Make • How to Teach Your Classroom Management Plan • Classroom Management and the Power of Your Personality • How Your Classroom Environment Can Improve Behavior Classroom Management Secrets Module 2 How to Manage Difficult Students and Conflicts • Why You Need to Draw a Line in the Sand with Difficult Students • Why You Shouldn’t Ask Misbehaving Students to Explain Themselves • Soul-Searching Things to Say to Difficult Students • Ways to Build Rapport With Difficult Students • How to Handle Student Drama Classroom Management Secrets Module 3 Improving Intrinsic Motivation • Why Reminders Make Classroom Management More Difficult • Simple ways to Improve Listening • Things Teachers Do to Cause Boredom • Ways to Capture Students’ Attention • How to Fuel Your Students’ Intrinsic Motivation Classroom Management Secrets Module 4 Restarting Your Classroom Management Plan • What to Do When You Realize You Have Lost Control of Your Classroom • How to Press the "Restart" Button on Classroom Management • Improving Classroom Management By Doing Less • Why You Should Never, Ever Yell at Students • Ways to Be a Calmer, More Effective Teacher Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 1 Chapters 1 - 2 Paraprofessionals • Educational Collaboration • Professionalism in the Classroom • Building Effective Relationships • Effective Communication • Language to Reduce Stressful Situations Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 2 Chapters 3 - 4 Diverse Classrooms and Learners • Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners • Working with Children with Disabilities • Language Diversity in the Classroom • Effective Instructional Strategies • Working One-on-One with Students Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 3 Chapters 5 - 6 Behavior Management • Classroom Rules • Encourage Good Choices and Decision Making • Discipline • Proper Supervision • Student Safety Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 4 Chapters 7 - 8 School Duties • Bus, Breakfast and Lunch Duty • Car Riders and Lines • School PTA • Student Clubs • Standardized Exams SMARTBoard Training Module 1 Getting Started with Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard • Exploring the Interactive Whiteboard • Introducing the Interactive Whiteboard Tools • Setting Up Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard • Configuring Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard and Components • Performing Basic Tasks With Your SMART Board SMARTBoard Training Module 2 Creating Lessons and Presentations with SMART Notebook Collaborative Learning Software • Exploring and Working with SMART Notebook Files • Creating and Working with SMART Notebook Pages • Creating and Working with Objects • Adding Your Own Content to SMART Notebook Pages • Using Content from SMART Resources SMARTBoard Training Module 3 Adding Interactive Tools and Collaborating Activities to Create Lessons or Presentations • Displaying Files in Different Views • Using Presentation Tools • Adding Multimedia to Your Lesson or Presentation • Conferencing Tools • SMART Meeting Pro Software SMARTBoard Training Module 4 Putting It All Together • Accessories • Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts • Ways to Involve Your Audience • Resources • Troubleshooting
    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx) • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) • Adobe PDF Reader
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the ETS’ ParaPro Assessment Certification exam. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
    This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

    Product Type:
    Course Type:
    Career Training Program
    12 months
    Avg Completion:
    6 Months

      • 100% Online, Self-Paced
      • Open Enrollment
      • Admissions and Student Support
      • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content
      • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable
      • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

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