Virtual Education Software, Inc. (VESi) Online Courses 

Registration

  • Select your Virtual Education Software, Inc. (VESi) course from the online course listings. YSubmit the online registration form with payment.
  • VESi provides access to your course within 3-8 days of registration with UND.
  • You will have 4 months from your UND assigned course start date after enrollment to complete the course. This includes all coursework (learning activities, reflection questions, quizzes) and the test.
  • All course materials are provided through the online course.

Grading

VESi online courses are offered by letter grade.

Withdrawals & Refunds

  • NO REFUNDS are available for these courses.
  • If you do not withdraw or complete the course within the specified time frame, a failing grade will be permanently recorded on your transcript

Extensions

No extensions are available for VESi online courses.

Transcripts

Students taking VESi courses from UND for professional development (PD) credit should be aware that it may take up to 4 weeks from your course completion date to see your grade posted on a UND transcript.  If you have a timeline to meet certain school or state requirements, please keep this time period in mind when planning your course completion dates.

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This course focuses on cognitive and cognitive-behavioral interventions (often lumped together under the rubric "social skills") with an emphasis on teaching students how to change and manage their own behavior.


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 helps you through the referral process when you feel a student needs services beyond what you are capable of or comfortable providing in your classroom environment. This course also lists resources for both teachers and parents who would like more help or information about ADD.


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.

Autism & Asperger's Disorder has been developed by Marrea Winnega, Ph.D. and Mary Coughlin, CCC-SLP. Autism & Asperger's Disorder is an interactive computer-based instruction course designed to help you achieve a better understanding of Autism and Asperger's Disorder, of intervention strategies to enhance communication and learning, and of methods for teaching more conventional behaviors.


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 to give the learner a new perspective on student behavior and effective tools to facilitate positive student change. Taught by Mick R. Jackson MS/ED, this course provides a developmental framework to help the learner understand what students are trying to communicate through the "language" of their behavior.


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 helps teachers build genuine bonds between themselves and their students and between students and their classmates, to create "kindred classhomes" with a foundation of acceptance, respect, and shared purpose.


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.

Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children is an interactive computer-based instruction course, designed to help you identify and effectively teach students affected by child abuse and/or neglect.


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.

Drugs & Alcohol in Schools is an interactive computer-based instruction course, designed to give you a more comprehensive understanding of alcohol, drugs, and their influences in your classroom. Drugs & Alcohol in Schools provides a contextual framework for understanding what students may be experiencing through their own substance use or the impact of substance use around them.


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 provides information that will help you to understand and identify your role as a child care provider, educator, and early childhood professional. Infant & Toddler Mental Health will provide you with research-based information on child development, attachment, temperament, and curriculum.


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.

Early Childhood: Family-Centered Services seeks to promote the development of thoughtful, knowledgeable, effective educators for a diverse society. This online course provides conceptual frameworks for working with families of children from a variety of backgrounds.


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.

Early Childhood: Observation & Assessment explores observation and assessment instruments, as well as recommended practices and available resources for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The content of this online course includes an emphasis on observing young children and assessing their early childhood learning environments.


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.

Early Childhood: Program Planning is designed to give you a new perspective on planning and implementing developmentally appropriate practices for young children from birth through age eight. In this online course you will learn what is meant by curriculum, assessment, evaluation, and program planning as these terms apply to early childhood education.


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.

Early Childhood: Typical & Atypical Development explores contemporary best practice and perspectives on early childhood development. The content of this online course includes patterns and sequences of typical development for children from birth to six years.


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 to further develop the attitudes, knowledge, and conceptual and technical skills required by teachers to help them identify the educational goals of students and to select or design and implement relevant, meaningful, and beneficial instructional strategies for effective learning by students with special needs.


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.

Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools will discuss definitions and the personal, social, and legal ramifications associated with sexual harassment, bullying, and cyber-intimidation. This online course will address what we know about these troubling areas.


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.

Language Acquisition for ESL Students was written to help teachers understand concepts and terms related to educating students whose first language is not English. This course discusses developmental theories and how they apply to English language learners. The focus of this course is on the process of second language acquisition and the role of the classroom teacher. Included in this course is information about the legal obligations of schools and teachers to provide services and about the types of programs schools might provide. Included is information on communicating with parents/guardians.


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.

Learning Disabilities: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher, is an interactive computer-based instruction course, which provides an introduction to the field of Learning Disabilities for special education teachers, general classroom teachers, integration teachers and related professionals, especially those working in the areas of language, psychology and counseling.


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.

Methods & Materials for Teaching ESL Students was written to help teachers understand concepts and terms related to educating students whose first language is not English. This course discusses how to apply instructional methods in creating lessons; how to create a motivating and caring learning environment; how to integrate teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills; how to differentiate instruction for English language learners; and how to identify culturally appropriate curriculum and instructional resources.


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.

Response to Intervention: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher a course providing an introduction to the Response to Intervention process for special education teachers, general classroom teachers, parents, and related professionals.


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, Six Traits of Writing Model: Teaching & Assessing, will discuss why writing is important and why teachers should include writing as often as possible in all content areas.


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.

Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually is an interactive computer-based instruction course designed to expand your methodology for teaching Mathematics. The course will explore an innovative teaching model that incorporates strategies for teaching concepts constructively and contextually.


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, Teaching Secondary Math Conceptually: Meeting Mathematics Standards, is designed to explain and connect the major concepts, procedures, and reasoning processes of mathematics.


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.

Traumatized Child: The Effects of Stress, Trauma & Violence on Student Learning is an interactive computer-based instruction course designed to help you identify and effectively teach students affected by stress, trauma, and/or violence. This course teaches you to recognize the signs of stress, trauma or violence in students.


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 is designed to provide you an opportunity to learn about an instructional framework, Differentiated Instruction (DI), aimed at creating supportive learning environments for diverse learning populations. Students will be presented a method for self-assessment of the extent to which their current instructional approach reflects the perspective, principles, and practices of the DI approach.


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 will consider the many forms of aggression, both criminal and otherwise; its costs and motivation; its perpetrators and targets; its likely and unlikely locations; its impact on our schools, the children; and, most especially, its several causes and promising solutions.


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.

Understanding & Implementing Common Core Standards is an interactive computer-based instruction course designed to give you a deeper understanding of the rationale for and structure of this particular standards-based framework. In this course you will learn a number of factors that contributed to the overall design of the Common Core Standards as well as practical pedagogical approaches that will support practitioners working toward deeper implementation.


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.

Violence in Schools is an interactive computer-based instruction course designed to give you a better understanding of school violence and increase your interventions strategies. Violence in Schools provides a foundational understanding of violence and the motivational purposes behind aggression.


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.

Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction is designed to give you an understanding of the framework of and need for creating supportive learning environments for diverse learning populations. In this course, you will learn what is meant by Differentiated Instruction (DI) and the common myths associated with creating the differentiated classroom.


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.