Professional Development Institute (PDI) Online Courses 

Registration

  • Select your Professional Development Institute (PDI) course from the online course listings. Submit the online registration form with payment. 
  • PDI will send out a welcome message to students with information on how to access the website within 24 hours of receipt of enrollment report.
  • You will have 4 months from your UND assigned course start date after enrollment to complete your course. This includes all coursework (learning activities, reflection questions, quizzes) and the test.
  • Required books will be listed in the course syllabus as an additional cost.

Grading

PDI online courses have the option of a letter grade or S/U grading.

Withdrawals & Refunds

  • NO REFUNDS are available for these courses.
  • If you do not withdraw or complete the course within the specified time frame, a 'U' or a failing grade (dependent upon the type of grading requested) will be permanently recorded on your transcript.

Extensions

No extensions are available for Professional Development Institute online courses.

Transcripts

Grades for Professional Development Institute courses may take up to 4 weeks from your course completion date to be posted on a University of North Dakota transcript.

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This course is designed for K- 6 educators interested in learning a variety of ways to enhance their science instruction through active, hands-on experiences.


Once the course is paid in full, you will receive access to your course and will have up to 4 months to complete. Course access is typically granted within 5-8 business days after payment is processed. Work at your own pace.

The course begins offering three different options for assessing comprehension. Then, teachers are introduced to a wealth of strategies that can improve and support a reader's comprehension.


Once the course is paid in full, you will receive access to your course and will have up to 4 months to complete. Course access is typically granted within 5-8 business days after payment is processed. Work at your own pace.

This online course focuses on helping teachers work with Grades 4-12 students on key writing skills. Specific strategies will be introduced that will improve student writing.


Once the course is paid in full, you will receive access to your course and will have up to 4 months to complete. Course access is typically granted within 5-8 business days after payment is processed. Work at your own pace.

In this course, teachers will learn how to take the proper steps toward designing an effective plan for assigning multimedia projects in the classroom. Teachers are taught how to properly plan for the multimedia project by determining standards and setting objectives.


Once the course is paid in full, you will receive access to your course and will have up to 4 months to complete. Course access is typically granted within 5-8 business days after payment is processed. Work at your own pace.

This course is designed for teachers who want to understand the Common Core Assessments. By the end of this course, teachers will understand the impact of the Common Core Assessments and how they influence teaching strategies, curriculum design, and non-summative assessment methods.


Once the course is paid in full, you will receive access to your course and will have up to 4 months to complete. Course access is typically granted within 5-8 business days after payment is processed. Work at your own pace.

This online course focuses on helping grades 4 - 12 teachers work with students on key reading skills. Teachers will learn how to develop active instructional strategies that facilitate student acquisition and development of reading skills in a variety of disciplines.


Once the course is paid in full, you will receive access to your course and will have up to 4 months to complete. Course access is typically granted within 5-8 business days after payment is processed. Work at your own pace.

Teachers will also enjoy learning about the importance of being proactive and positive, as well as how to create clear and concise rules and routines which have logical consequences.


Once the course is paid in full, you will receive access to your course and will have up to 4 months to complete. Course access is typically granted within 5-8 business days after payment is processed. Work at your own pace.