Just-in-time Learning for Teachers

Classroom Acoustics: Importance to Successful Listening and Learning

Classroom acoustics directly affect students’ ability to listen and learn. On completion of this module, you will be able to do the following:

Pathogens in the Classroom: Chronic Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases commonly found in school children affect both learning and teaching. Learn about the diseases that can affect you and your students – transmission, symptoms, treatment, prevention, and management in the classroom.

Reader Response

The purpose of this module is to equip teachers at the elementary and middle school levels with strategies for facilitating reader response. The module covers the following response facilitators: visual aids, modeling by teacher, questioning and requesting, and feedback.

Teaching Reading Comprehension: Seven Research-Based Strategies for Grades 3-8

Description: The purpose of this module is to equip teachers with research-based strategies for teaching reading comprehension to grades 3-8 students. The module covers comprehension monitoring, cooperative learning, graphic and semantic organizers, question answering, question generation and story structure.

Vocabulary in the Content Areas

Learn how to teach vocabulary in many different subjects. This modules covers types of vocabulary and vocabulary words, instructional principles, and appealing activities to use with students.

Writing Strategies for K-8

Learn new ways to help K-8 students improve their writing skills. This module covers the writing process, writing in various genres, traits of good writing, and classroom techniques. Samples of student work are included.

Inquiry-Based Science Curricula

This module provides information, examples and external resources so that high-school science teachers can incorporate inquiry-based learning into their classrooms.

Universal Design for Learning

The purpose of this module is to help teachers respond to the challenge of accommodating student's individual differences in the classroom.

You Can Help! Teachers Helping Students Feel Safe & Supported

The purpose of this module is to equip teachers with strategies they can use to create safe and supportive classroom environments.

Register to Earn CPDU Credit

Illinois teachers are eligible for 1 hour of Continuing Professional Development Unit (CPDU) per module. Teachers are only eligible after they have completed the entire module. Registration for CPDUs is $20 per module.