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Niagara County Community College

Education and Personal Development

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Education and Personal Development

Certifications

GED Exam Prep
Price: $139.95
In this course, you will learn the fundamental concepts necessary to complete the GED®Exam. Each exam comprises of materials within the subjects of mathematics, basic English, statistics and reasoning, science, social studies, and other related subjects. Additionally, the textbook offers skills and helpful suggestions to provide participants the ability to complete the exam successfully. As students work through the course, it is recommended to complete the exercises provided within each chapter of the core sections of the GED® exam. Doing so will provide ideas and a glimpse as to what may be on an actual GED® Exam.. Click here for the full description of GED Exam Prep


Teacher's Aide
Price: $3,499.00
The Instructional Paraprofessional Certification Program will prepare you to assist classroom teachers in instruction of mathematics, reading and writing. The required courses include topics in teaching mathematic, reading and writing, an overview of the job of Instructional Paraprofessional and an introduction to child development. The elective courses allow students to explore areas related to instruction including classroom management skills, teaching and learning theories and instructional methods. The Instructional Paraprofessional Certification Program will help prepare you to pass the Educational Testing Services ParaPro Exam or other skills assessment exams and to pass any observation-based certification programs required by your state.. Click here for the full description of Teacher's Aide



Certificates

Adolescent Development
Price: $1,225.00
In this course we will discuss the stages of child and adolescent development, the features of each stage, and principles of growth, learning, and parenting.. Full description of Adolescent Development


GMAT Exam Prep
Price: $139.95
This course will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). You will review the types of questions you will see on the test and learn how you can tackle concepts that may be new to you. You will review verbal lessons as well as quantitative lessons. You will review actual GMAT questions from previous years which are an excellent way to prepare for your own test.. Full description of GMAT Exam Prep


GRE Exam Prep Part I
Price: $139.95
This course will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on the GRE (Graduate Records Examinations). You will review the types of questions you will see on the test and learn how you can tackle concepts that may be new to you. You will review verbal lessons as well as quantitative lessons. You will review actual GRE questions from previous years which are an excellent way to prepare for your own test.. Full description of GRE Exam Prep Part I


GRE Exam Prep Part II
Price: $139.95
This course will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on the GRE (Graduate Records Examinations). You will review the types of questions you will see on the test and learn how you can tackle concepts that may be new to you. You will review verbal lessons as well as quantitative lessons. You will review actual GRE questions from previous years which are an excellent way to prepare for your own test.. Full description of GRE Exam Prep Part II


Introduction to Writing
Price: $139.95
Do you have exciting stories, plots or characters dancing around in your head? Do you have a life experience or lesson to share, but don't know where to begin? This workshop is designed for those of you interested in entering the realm of creative writing for the first time. Our emphasis is on introducing you to the creative writing process. We'll explore topics such as setting up your writing environment, creating plots, building characters, writing dialog and editing.. Full description of Introduction to Writing


Learning Styles in the Classroom
Price: $305.00
Does it seem like some of your students get it with very little help from you while others never seem to even after a lot of one-on-one coaching? If so, it could that you are not speaking their learning language. Every person brings their own learning style to the classroom, even young children. By learning about your own learning style and the learning styles of others you will learn ways to reach all of your students and to help them to learn better.. Full description of Learning Styles in the Classroom


Managing Conflict for Teachers and Educational Support Personnel
Price: $139.95
This course will prepare teachers and educational support personnel to better manage conflicts in the school environment, with a focus on student interactions. You will learn what causes conflict, effective ways to respond to conflict, how to manage conflicts with your coworkers, and how to de-escalate angry parents and students. Finally, you will learn about restorative practices and how they improve relationships in the educational setting. The purpose of the course is to improve relationships, increase job satisfaction, reduce negative interactions, and equip school personnel with skills to resolve conflicts in ways that are mutually beneficial.. Full description of Managing Conflict for Teachers and Educational Support Personnel


Math for the Workplace Complete
Price: $189.00
In today's economy, working professionals are required to possess a wide array of skills in order to successfully complete tasks assigned to them. Whether they are front-line employees or owners of a company, business mathematics is an important skill to acquire. In this course, students will learn workplace math skills used on a daily basis. This includes the review of basic arithmetic skills, bank services, payroll, buying and selling of goods and services, and various complex calculations (e.g. financials, budgeting, and business statistics). . Full description of Math for the Workplace Complete


Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
Price: $305.00
Every student in your class is intelligent. The trick is to finding out just how he or she is intelligent and tapping that to help your student to learn more easily and to allow him or her to add a new a dimension to your course. Howard Gardners's Multiple Intelligence Theory defines students as intelligent in one of eight areas. By teaching to a student's intelligences and by allowing them to express themselves using their preferred intelligences the entire classroom can be enriched. Students will explore the Multiple Intelligences theories and learn to design lesson plans that appeal to various intelligences.. Full description of Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom


Project Based Learning Strategies and Tools
Price: $139.95
This course will help you understand what project-based learning is (and what it is not). You will explore examples of PBL and review what the research has to say on the effectiveness of this approach. You will move to on explore how to plan your own project based learning experiences for your classroom. As the course progresses, you will review key elements to managing PBL with your students. As more and more schools today work to implement more project-based learning, you will also find out how you can not only be ahead of the curve but also take on a leadership role.. Full description of Project Based Learning Strategies and Tools


SAT and ACT Exam Prep Part I
Price: $219.95
College entrance exams play a key role in determining your college choice. Standardized tests are designed to test your knowledge in a very specific way. Understanding the ins and outs of the tests will allow you to achieve your best possible score. This course is designed to provide you with test taking strategies, an understanding of what kind of test taker you are and practice for improving your scores on both the ACT and SAT tests. You will focus on grammar, reading comprehension, writing skills. Science and vocabulary all designed to improve your score. This is part 1 of a two part series of courses.. Full description of SAT and ACT Exam Prep Part I


SAT and ACT Exam Prep Part II
Price: $219.95
College entrance exams play a key role in determining your college choice. Standardized tests are designed to test your knowledge in a very specific way. Understanding the ins and outs of the tests will allow you to achieve your best possible score. This course is designed to provide you with test taking strategies, an understanding of what kind of test taker you are, and practice for improving your Math scores on both the ACT and SAT tests. You will focus on basic Math, Algebra, Geometry, Trig, Statistics, and the SAT SPR questions. Our goal is to prepare you for specific question types on both exams. Additionally, this course will help you with your time management skills, focus on relieving any anxiety you may experience with test taking, teach you how the standardized tests are scored, and help you feel comfortable on test day. Working through this course will maximize your performance on all aspects of the Math questions on the ACT and SAT. Taken with Part 1, this course will prepare you to excel in all sections of the undergraduate college entrance exams and provide you with the means to achieve your best score!. Full description of SAT and ACT Exam Prep Part II


Students as Content Creators
Price: $139.95
This course is designed to introduce the concept of students as content creators and provide a rationale for using content creation with your students, including how it aligns with state or common core standards. Beyond concepts, the course includes examples of student created content, an exploration of available digital tools, and how to incorporate the process of student created content into lesson plans and assessments. This course is intended for teachers at all grade levels in all subject areas.. Full description of Students as Content Creators


Teaching Math
Price: $375.00
Review the skills you will need to pass the Instructional Paraprofessional's exam as you explore ways creative ways to present math skills to students. We will learn ways to help students become excited about math. We will explore ways to present math skills to student at all grade levels. This course is applicable to teachers as well as instructional paraprofessionals.. Full description of Teaching Math


Teaching Online
Price: $225.00
This course is designed to give faculty the necessary tools to teach in an online environment. Based on pedagogical principles of online teaching, this course introduces best practices for teaching online and introduces tools to help support the teaching and learning process.. Full description of Teaching Online


Teaching Reading
Price: $375.00
Review the skills you will need to pass the Instructional Paraprofessional's exam as you explore ways creative ways to present reading skills to students. We will learn ways to help students become excited about reading. We will explore ways to present reading skills to student at all grade levels and ways to improve the assessment of reading skills. This course is applicable to teachers as well as instructional paraprofessionals.. Full description of Teaching Reading


Teaching Science to Children in Grades 4 - 6
Price: $139.95
This course will provide you with techniques, strategies and ideas to work with students grades 4-6 in the science classroom. You will review the skills needed to learn science and learn how you can foster those skills. You will look at types of lessons as well as types of assessments. After this course, you will have new, fresh approaches to help teach your science students in ways that engage and motivate them.. Full description of Teaching Science to Children in Grades 4 - 6


Teaching Strategies for Students with ADHD
Price: $139.95
This course will provide you with techniques, strategies and interventions to help students with ADHD succeed in the classroom. You will review the characteristics of students with ADHD and how a diagnosis is made. You will look at medications and treatments for students who are diagnosed. Lastly, you will review concrete steps you can take, as an educator, to support these students in your classroom. . Full description of Teaching Strategies for Students with ADHD


Teaching Students in High School
Price: $139.95
This course will provide you with techniques, strategies and ideas to work with students at the high school level. You will review the challenges of teaching high school students today and how you can overcome those barriers. You will examine what rigor looks like and innovative programs that work. Lastly, you will see how you can develop a framework for success with an evidence-based and transparent process.. Full description of Teaching Students in High School


Teaching Writing
Price: $375.00
Review the skills you will need to pass the Instructional Paraprofessional's exam as you explore ways creative ways to present writing skills to students. We will learn ways to help students become excited about writing. We will explore ways to present writing skills to student at all grade levels and ways to improve the assessment of writing skills. This course is applicable to teachers as well as instructional paraprofessionals.. Full description of Teaching Writing


Ultimate Resume Building
Price: $279.00
This course is designed to prepare students how to prepare a professional resume. The course outlines important information regarding the importance of resumes, structure, and tips and tricks of word processor when developing resumes. This course will teach students how to build a strong resume, which is imperative in today's competitive job market.. Full description of Ultimate Resume Building


Understanding and Preventing Cyber Bullying
Price: $139.95
Cyberbullying or online bullying has quickly become a 21st century epidemic and a growing concern for students, parents, and educators. Cyberbullying is willful and involves recurring or repeated harm inflicted through electronic text. Cyberbullying can be as simple as continuing to send e-mail to someone who does not want further contact with the sender. This course will examine the harmful effects of online harassment and give educators at all levels an overview of research on cyberbullying and how they can be the driving force to prevent it in their schools. We will then explore preventative strategies as well as how school staff can address these issues when they occur. A clear understanding of what constitutes harassment and the harmful effects of harassment on people and institutions is essential to providing a safe and inclusive school environment for all. Additionally, teachers will learn various techniques to prevent and stop cyberbullying that they can implement upon returning to their classrooms. . Full description of Understanding and Preventing Cyber Bullying


Using Universal Design in Rapid Prototyping Instructional Design
Price: $139.95
Using universal design in rapid prototyping instructional design involves considering the potential needs of all learners when designing and delivering instruction by identifying and eliminating unnecessary barriers to teaching and learning while maintaining academic rigor. The design is a systematic process that is employed to develop education and training programs in a consistent and reliable fashion. Instructional design is a core component of the field and a foundational skill that all educational technology experts should have in their repertoire. Being informed with models and theories, instructional designers apply their skills and knowledge to bring about predictable results. Using universal design in rapid prototyping is intended to reduce the time and cost of a traditional ISD approach, while increasing its flexibility for all users. Using rapid prototyping, as an instructional design process, strives to realize the structure of the design with a prototype, as early in the process as possible to reduce the time and expense of a full development cycle. This course will help students to analyze, apply, and evaluate principles of using universal design in instructional design to develop education and training materials spanning a wide range of knowledge domains and instructional technologies.. Full description of Using Universal Design in Rapid Prototyping Instructional Design


Using Web Resources in the Classroom
Price: $139.95
K-12 education has entered a new technological era. In increasingly dynamic educational settings, web resources can be integrated into the curriculum to promote student engagement and achievement. In order to take advantage of these settings, teachers need to have the appropriate knowledge and experience. In this course, teachers will learn to integrate web resource tools to create engaging learning experiences for their students. This course is designed for K-12 educators and focuses on the appropriate use of technology to facilitate the teaching and learning process. Throughout this course, students will gain experience in working through the skill component of using web resources effectively in the K-12 classroom. Instructional methods will be explored utilizing a variety of technology for collaboration, and student assessment. In addition, the utilization and evaluation of various web resources and their appropriateness will be emphasized.. Full description of Using Web Resources in the Classroom