The First Days: Helping New Teachers be Effective (Online Moodle Registration)
This 8 week, self-paced, online Moodle course is intended for those who are interested in studying how teachers can impact their instructional effectiveness.

Course description: This course is based on the extensive research, work and writings of Harry K. Wong and Mike Schmoker. The course is based upon techniques and strategies that have a direct correlation with the elements of an The Effective Teacher. These techniques and strategies have been adapted by thousands of educators for success in their schools and classrooms. Students will analyze, interpret, and apply these low-cost and research-based skills to their personal classroom management plan.

Event Number: 18561004
Instructor: Jessica N. Johnson, Master of Education (MEd) - Leadership and Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction & Special Education Endorsement email:

Dates: This is a self-paced course. As such, course participants must be comfortable working independently and self-motivated to complete all work within the flexible time frame. Participants may register for the course now. No new registrations will be accepted after November 15, 2019. Participants must complete the course by December 15, 2019.

Registration fee: $250
Upon receipt of course payment by WMPLC, the instructor will enter the student into the course Moodle and send an introductory email, at which time the participant may begin the class.

Credit: 30 OPI Renewal Units

Target audience:
This course is intended for classroom teachers who are either brand-new to teaching, switched positions, and/or teachers struggling with classroom organization/management. In particular, the focus is on the role of the teacher in the classroom, how to build a classroom that is centered around positive expectations, integration of effective classroom-management strategies, and research-based lesson mastery tools. Major course objectives are to help class participants become more confident identifying and implementing effective classroom procedures that support a positive classroom environment and student-achievement. Participants will explore various research, strategies, and examples as they build their own “platform” for their first days of school.

This course requires the participant to access a couple of texts through their school or public library or purchase said materials from booksellers such as Amazon. The instructor may be available to assist with locating copies, if
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