Public Consulting Group (PCG) Online Courses

Registration

  • Select your Public Consulting Group (PCG) course from the online course listings. You will be directed to the UND/PCG course information page to register.
  • PCG provides access to your course within 24 hours of registration.
  • You will have 4 months from your enrollment date to complete your course. This includes all coursework (learning activities, reflection questions, quizzes) and the test.
  • PCG course descriptions will state if additional course materials/texts are required. If required, PCG supplies course materisl and costs are included in the price.

Grading

PCG 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 PCG 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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In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to equip students with 21st Century skills that they will need to survive and thrive in college, in careers, and as global citizens, now and in the very near future.


Once access has been granted, you will have 4 months to complete. Refer to PCG's Website.

Schools and districts across the country have found in Charlotte Danielson's Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching a tool to promote and assure quality in teaching and continual professional learning for educators.


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In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to work with students with special needs by learning both the current research and a hands-on practitioner's approach to improving classroom strategies.You will explore services schools are required to provide and Dr. Tileston's suggestions for what schools can do to best implement the standards set in federal and state laws.


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The unhealthy expression of anger disrupts instruction, creates a hostile environment and negatively impacts the relationships and emotional well-being of educators, students, and parents.


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Expanding upon the material presented in Anger Management & Effective Discipline, Part I, Diane Wagenhals provides further information about the connections among anger, the brain, violence prevention, and effective discipline.


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Expert educational consultants Damian Cooper and Ken O'Connor argue the necessity of rethinking assessment practices to help all students learn and to become more efficient. Participants will analyze their current practice and begin to implement improvements based on careful distinction between assessments for learning vs. assessment of learning.


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In this practical course, Dr. Kay Burke shows how to create and use assessment tools that improve instruction (formative assessments) as well as gauge its success (summative assessments), and how to arrive at an effective balance of the two.


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Today's global high-tech world requires instruction and assessment that incorporate the latest social, learning, and neuroscience research on critical thinking, multi-tasking, multimodal learning, collaboration, and engagement.


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In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to reach students who are culturally and racially different from you. You will explore your own assumptions about race, class, and culture; and learn strategies for creating classrooms that are culturally inviting to all. You will learn principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching, including affirming students' cultural connections, stressing collectivity as well as individuality, and managing the classroom with firm, consistent, caring control.


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In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to use systematic reflection to improve your practice in order to affect student achievement. You will learn to examine your practice, set growth goals, and use focused practice and feedback to achieve those goals. By the end of the course, you will have gained reflective processes that are essential to the development of expertise in teaching.


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The purpose of this project is to apply your learning from Best Practices for Teaching African American Boys. To that end, you will create a lesson plan to address the needs of African-American boys, based on the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA).


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This course is designed to equip 7-12 teachers with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to help their students grasp language principles and develop the academic language skills they need to reach their highest levels of academic achievement across all grade bands and content areas.


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This course is designed to equip K-6 teachers with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to help their students grasp language principles and develop the academic language skills they need to reach their highest levels of academic achievement across all grade bands and content areas.


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Gifted students and struggling learners have much in common. Both ends of the academic bell curve deserve to have their special learning needs met. Attending to the needs of gifted students through the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM) techniques in the classroom -- at all grade levels -- can provide challenging curriculum options for advanced learners, lead to improved classroom behavior and, perhaps surprisingly, raise the performance of all students.


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Cultural changes in the family structure, the shifting role of parents, and the glorification of violence, drugs, and gang activity in popular culture have all contributed to changes in the behavior dynamics that impact schools, classrooms, and teachers. Negative social behaviors in classrooms and schools affect students' ability to learn.


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Students are impressionable. They emulate both positive and negative behaviors that they see; therefore, observing positive role models in action at school, at home, or in the community can impact students' behavior, learning, and academic success. This course encourages educators to create an environment conducive to learning by helping students take personal responsibility for their actions and by creating a positive moral climate for solving conflicts.


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Charlotte Danielson's Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching, defines teachers' responsibilities, which for education consultant and expert presenter Danielson fall into four domains: planning and preparation, classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities.


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The Common Core State Standards originated in 2010 and have been adopted by the majority of states across the country. The standards aim to increase the rigor of instruction for all students in order to adequately prepare them for success in college and careers. In this course, participants will explore the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS-ELA) in grades 3-5 to understand the purpose for the standards, the foundations of the standards, what students are expected to know, and how this will impact teachers' approach to instruction.


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The Common Core State Standards originated in 2010 and have been adopted by the majority of states across the country. The standards aim to increase the rigor of instruction for all students in order to adequately prepare them for success in college and careers. In this course, participants will explore the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS-ELA) in grades 6-8 to understand the purpose for the standards, the foundations of the standards, what students are expected to know, and how this will impact teachers' approach to instruction.


Once access has been granted, you will have 4 months to complete. Refer to PCG's Website.

The Common Core State Standards originated in 2010 and have been adopted by the majority of states across the country. The standards aim to increase the rigor of instruction for all students in order to adequately prepare them for success in college and careers. In this course, participants will explore the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS-ELA) in grades 9-12 to understand the purpose for the standards, the foundations of the standards, what students are expected to know, and how this will impact teachers' approach to instruction.


Once access has been granted, you will have 4 months to complete. Refer to PCG's Website.

The Common Core State Standards originated in 2010 and have been adopted by the majority of states across the country. The standards aim to increase the rigor of instruction for all students in order to adequately prepare them for success in college and careers. In this course, participants will explore the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS-ELA) in grades k-2 to understand the purpose for the standards, the foundations of the standards, what students are expected to know, and how this will impact teachers' approach to instruction.


Once access has been granted, you will have 4 months to complete. Refer to PCG's Website.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) originated in 2010 and are being readily adopted by the majority of states across the country. The standards aim to increase the rigor of instruction for all students in order to adequately prepare them for success in college and careers. In this course, participants will explore the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) in grades 3-5 to understand the purpose for the standards, the foundations of the standards, what students are expected to understand, know, and be able to do, and how this will impact teachers' approach to instruction.


Once access has been granted, you will have 4 months to complete. Refer to PCG's Website.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) originated in 2010 and are being readily adopted by the majority of states across the country. The standards aim to increase the rigor of instruction for all students in order to adequately prepare them for success in college and careers. In this course, participants will explore the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) in grades 6-8 to understand the purpose for the standards, the foundations of the standards, what students are expected to understand, know, and be able to do, and how this will impact teachers' approach to instruction.


Once access has been granted, you will have 4 months to complete. Refer to PCG's Website.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) originated in 2010 and are being readily adopted by the majority of states across the country. The standards aim to increase the rigor of instruction for all students in order to adequately prepare them for success in college and careers. In this course, participants will explore the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) in grades 9-12 to understand the purpose for the standards, the foundations of the standards, what students are expected to understand, know, and be able to do, and how this will impact teachers' approach to instruction.


Once access has been granted, you will have 4 months to complete. Refer to PCG's Website.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) originated in 2010 and are being readily adopted by the majority of states across the country. The standards aim to increase the rigor of instruction for all students in order to adequately prepare them for success in college and careers. In this course, participants will explore the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) in grades k-2 to understand the purpose for the standards, the foundations of the standards, what students are expected to understand, know, and be able to do, and how this will impact teachers' approach to instruction.


Once access has been granted, you will have 4 months to complete. Refer to PCG's Website.

The Common Core State Standards originated in 2010 and have been adopted by the majority of states across the country. The standards aim to increase the rigor of instruction for all students in order to adequately prepare them for success in college and careers. In this course, educational leaders will explore the Common Core State Standards to understand the purpose for the standards, the foundations of the standards, what students are expected to understand, know, and be able to do, and how the standards and the related Common Core Shifts will impact teachers' approach to instruction across subject areas and grade levels.


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In this course, you will learn how to implement the Common Core State Standards for grades 6-8 writing instruction in your own classroom, whether you teach English language arts or high school science. You will examine the organization of the standards to see how the demand for more sophisticated writing increases over time.


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In this course, you will learn how to implement the Common Core State Standards for grades 9-12 writing instruction in your own classroom, whether you teach English language arts or high school science. You will examine the organization of the standards to see how the demand for more sophisticated writing increases over time.


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In this course, you will learn how to implement the Common Core State Standards for grades K-5 writing instruction in your own classroom, whether you teach English language arts or high school science. You will examine the organization of the standards to see how the demand for more sophisticated writing increases over time.


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In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to understand and examine the impact of race on student achievement and the role that racism plays in institutionalized racial disparities. You will learn a practical and accessible protocol that supports participants in challenging their personal beliefs around race. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge, skills, and practical strategies to participate in courageous conversations about race on a daily basis in both personal and professional contexts.


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Members of professional learning communities (PLCs) take as their primary purpose enhancing their own learning in order to enhance, in turn, all their students' achievement. Toward that end, educators in PLCs engage in authentic collaboration to develop a shared mission and vision, to create structural and cultural change to support that mission and vision, to articulate collective commitments based on consensus, to determine specific goals, and to develop plans to pursue and achieve those goals.


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Learn how to increase student achievement at every grade level, in every subject area, and with every student group. In this course, and her book, Data, Data Everywhere, presenter Victoria Bernhardt describes what one school staff did to get those results.


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In this course, educators learn how to make data-driven decisions using the LtoJr® classroom data system to inform their instructional practice, resulting in higher student academic achievement in less time. How many teachers strive to reach a bell curve by the end of a term?


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Carolyn Coil has long been a champion of differentiated instruction. In this course, she presents her repertoire of tools and strategies in a new light: the Common Core State Standards.


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In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to describe and implement the concept of differentiation as a response to the needs, interests, and abilities of learners by modifying curriculum, instruction, and classroom environment. You will explore how to reconstruct an objective so it is responsive to the needs, interests, and abilities of diverse learners.


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In this energetic course, Rick Wormeli brings his extensive expertise and boundless energy to the vital discussion of creating 21st Century classrooms that allow for the success of each individual student. He makes a strong argument for the necessity of creating differentiated instruction and assessment in our middle schools and indeed, throughout the educational process.


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Research is revealing so much about how the brain learns that educators can no longer ignore the implications of these discoveries for educational practice. Teachers need to find ways to use this brain research to develop strategies that will allow students to succeed in classrooms with a diverse mix of student readiness, interest, and learning profile.


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In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of coaching teachers in order to increase the quality of their instruction for improved student academic success.


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Proactive reading instruction -- in everything from phonics to comprehension -- is required both to prevent problems with and to promote authentic literacy. This course offers elementary educators a research-based menu of reading intervention strategies that prepare educators to intervene immediately and effectively at the first signs of students' struggles. The course equips educators with routines and activities that will make confident, able readers of all their students.


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This course prepares K-12 educators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to support the academic language proficiency and achievement of Standardized English Learners (SELs). The course provides teachers with the tools they need to help Standardized English learners develop academic English and promotes their access to academic content and material in their subject areas. Upon completion of this course, participants will be empowered to engage an increasingly diverse student body more effectively through culturally responsive pedagogy.


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For educators to design instruction that advances all their students' achievement, they must be able to design assessments that fully illuminate what their students are learning. To grade their students fairly and productively, educators also need to know how to track student progress through detailed descriptors of the essential skills and knowledge their students must learn.


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Grading has a profound impact both on students' futures and on how and what they learn, and yet traditional grading is marred by undue influences and questionable practices. In this course, participants learn from workshop, classroom, and interview footage to assess their grading and feedback for accuracy, fairness, specificity, and timeliness. They explore ways to improve their feedback to students during the learning process. Finally, they question some customary practices -- including not distinguishing academic from behavioral issues, giving mathematically imprecise zeros, and grading the process rather than the product -- and consider elegant and efficient alternatives to affect student engagement and achievement.


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This course presents the delicate art of conversations between educational leaders and teachers. Dr. Robyn Jackson, a master teacher and teacher trainer, presents cogent strategies to help instructional leaders shift from supervisory feedback to strategic conversations that respect the needs of individuals. Four different types of strategic conversations -- reflective, facilitative, coaching, and directive -- empower educational leaders to motivate and support teachers.


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This course is designed to build the competencies of educators to successfully incorporate the belief systems, effective instructional skills, new models of staffing and service delivery and authentic collaboration into their practice.


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In this course, you will learn skills used to Make Students Thinking Visible (MSTV). You will hear from Jon Saphier, founder and president of Research for Better Teaching, Inc., and Lucy West, Founder of Metamorphosis TLC, on the concepts, embedded values, and operating principles of MSTV. You will explore in depth these principles and practice building a robust talk environment that builds student confidence and extends their capacity to manage discussions. Along the way you will learn about teaching habits that have to change and about the preparation and planning needed to fully integrate MSTV into your classroom.


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Good classroom management begins long before the first day of school, and in this course, veteran teacher Dr. Debbie Silver offers educators the strategies they'll need to succeed. From arranging the furniture to establishing rules, from modeling expected behavior to communicating privately with disruptive students, Dr. Silver provides classroom-tested tips for creating an environment conducive to learning for all students.


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In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to create a classroom environment where student engagement and meaningful achievement is the norm. You will learn to carefully plan and execute specific strategies to motivate students and enhance student achievement. By the end of this course you will know how to facilitate the emotions that keep students' attention, classroom applications and strategies that promote authentic interest, how to help students embrace what their learning as important as they develop strong feelings of self-efficacy.


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In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to motivate, teach, and assess unmotivated students who are not working to their potential. By the end of the course, you will know how to design interventions that help unmotivated students improve academic achievement and classroom behavior. You will learn how differentiated instruction [DI] addresses different levels of learning, adjustments in timing, and sets expectations for students involved in different classroom activities requiring different skills, each according to his or her needs, and how Response to Intervention [RTI] provides for targeted interventions, academic and behavioral screening for all students, and frequent monitoring of particular students. By identifying various learning styles and modalities that help students overcome their challenges, you will be able to implement both differentiated instruction and RTI in your classrooms, to help your students become lifelong and motivated learners.


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In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to support the specific needs of English learners. You will learn to establish a language-rich classroom. You will explore the role of language in literacy development and academic achievement through deconstructing language demands and creating an Academic Language Bank. You will demonstrate pedagogical practices to guide English learners to think about content in critical and creative ways. You will employ multiple strategies for scaffolding thinking and apply knowledge and language about ELs to make informed instructional decisions to enhance learning.


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This course explores coaching as a process, a relationship, a specific set of skills, and a powerful strategy for creating change in people and organizations.


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Content will detail the Pyramid Response to Intervention when kids don't learn.


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This course empowers educators to effectively teach an increasingly diverse student body by cultivating meaningful relationships with students.


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In this online course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to implement five key core practices in your instruction that have the potential to create powerful results for students and prepare them for success in college and career.


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In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to plan and deliver content more effectively by using Student Learning Objectives (SLOs).


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This course introduces participants to the four stages of rigorous learning, acquisition, application, assimilation and adaptation.


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This course provides new teachers with strategies and tools that enable them to develop confidence and skills as they improve their classroom practice.


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This course provides new teachers with strategies and tools that enable them to develop confidence and skills as they improve their classroom practice.


Once access has been granted, you will have 4 months to complete. Refer to PCG's Website.

This course provides new teachers with strategies and tools that enable them to develop confidence and skills as they improve their classroom practice.


Once access has been granted, you will have 4 months to complete. Refer to PCG's Website.

This course provides participants with model instructional and assessment practices that enhance English language learners' understanding and achievement across all content areas.


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This course shift the focus to sheletered instruction or (SDAIE).


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In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to improve the reading and comprehension skills of English learners in your classrooms.


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This course covers teaching, learning and leading in the digital age.


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This course covers technology applications for teaching and supporting the struggling reader.


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In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to recognize and respond to the cultures that shape student and teacher interactions, which are crucial to student learning and teaching success.


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In this course, Ian Jukes introduces neuroscientific and psychological research that explains how the use of technology, including frequent interruptions and shifts in attention, impacts the functions of the brain.


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This course provides teaching professionals with the strategies and tools needed to systematically evaluate and analyze student data, and subsequently implement and monitor action plans in order to improve student performance.


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This course will expolore using web 2.0 in teaching and instruction.


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