Webster University's School of Education offers dynamic courses to support the development of education professionals. Our Professional Learning Series (PLS) offerings provide opportunity for educations to earn graduate credit and stay up to date with evidence-based instructional practices. While these courses might be considered for school district or other tuition reimbursement programs, they are not designed for teacher licensure or certification.

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Race, Racism & Racial Identity in the Classroom (EPSY5210.30)

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Dates: June 18-19, 2021
Instructors: Dr. Morrow, Dr. Jameca Woody Cooper, & Dr. Keisha Ross Morrow
Price per credit hour: $195 (1 credit hour)

Teachers often need to confront race and racism in the classroom, but some teachers feel unprepared to do so. Students will learn how to identify and articulate safe and effective ways to discuss race, racism and racial identity in the classroom.

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Cognitive Coaching I (EDUC 5210.31)

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Dates: June 30, July 1, 28 & 29, 2021
Instructor: Janet Crews
Price per credit hour: $195 (3 credit hours)

Cognitive Coaching is a supervisory/peer coaching/student model that capitalizes upon and enhances cognitive processes. This powerful approach focuses on the intellectual skills, perceptions, and decisions that underlie effective teaching and communication. This course is the first half of an 8 day training. 

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Sustainability Institute for Educators (EFGS 5410.30)

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Instructor: Kat Golden
Price per credit hour: $195 (3 credit hours)

Recent events have illuminated the need to find solutions to the public health, environmental, and conservation challenges of the 21st century. The One Health Framework takes a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to finding these solutions. Sessions will facilitate ways to incorporate this awareness in all levels of education and instruction.

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Adaptive Schools (EDUC 5210.30)

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Dates: July 21, 22, Aug 4, 5 from 8:30am-3:30pm

Instructor: Janet Crews

Price: $195 per credit hour (3 credit hours)

The work of Adaptive Schools is to develop the resources and capacities of organizations to respond to the changing needs of students and the changing needs of society. Adaptive Schools helps groups to develop the tools necessary for tough conversations. This course is about facilitating groups, and helping to develop those groups with which you work to their highest capacity.  Students will spend time learning content and skills and then practicing those skills.  There is an expectation that practice of the skills will occur between course meeting days in order to internalize skills.  This course is a four day training. 

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Social Justice and Inclusive Teaching (EDUC 5410.91)

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Instructors: Vincent Flewellen and Dr. Marshaun Warren

Price per credit hour: $145 (3 credit hours)

This online course is designed to increase culturally proficient instruction. The academic focus of this course is to examine how cultural factors contribute to the academic success of elementary, middle and high school students. Students will reflect, explore and evaluate how their values and behaviors support diverse learners.