"Eight teachers including our Principal from our small, PK-Grade 8 religious school in northwestern Wisconsin took a "Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support" course through SCT during spring/summer of 2013. As a result of the course, we learned much about PBIS and now we are continuing to develop and plan to implement a PBIS system. The instructor, Tammy Berg, worked with us along the way, and was extremely flexible in allowing us to work on many of the course projects as a team. Thank you Tammy! Looking forward to more professional development coursework with you in the future!"

Vocabulary for the Common Core (K-8)

Print Based Course Printed Course


The Common Core State Standards present unique demands on students' ability to learn vocabulary and teachers' ability to teach it. Direct vocabulary instruction is fundamental to effective teaching. Our knowledge about and understanding of any topic is rooted in our mastery of terms relevant to that topic. This course will help you work toward the creation of a successful vocabulary program, guided by both academic and content-area terms taken directly from the Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) standards. Fun strategies such as games, jingles, movements, and graphic organizers will be explored in this course, and when used in the classroom, will engage students and make learning these critical words more enjoyable and effective. Learning the critical vocabulary will help your students with testing and college and career readiness, as well as equip them with confidence in reading, writing, and speaking. The projected outcome of this course is to provide classroom teachers with the knowledge, understanding, and methodologies needed to enhance vocabulary instruction and improve student achievement.
Instructor: Tammy Berg
Phone: 715-387-4653
Email: info@sctgradclasses.com

A sample syllabus, course objectives, or lesson overviews are available by contacting the instructor.

SCHOOL CREDITS SESSION/DATES COURSE SPECIFICATIONS COURSE FORMAT MORE INFO REGISTRATION
Colorado State University - Pueblo 3 Spring-Summer-Fall ED 501 (Special Topic Course) Print Based
University of Sioux Falls 3 Enroll Anytime
(6 months to complete)
EDU529E.1 Print Based
QC denotes "Quarter Credits" • 5 Quarter Credits = 3.33 Semester Credits • 4 Quarter Credits = 2.67 Semester Credits