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New & Novice Teacher Academy Course 1: Classroom Climate and Managing the Learning Environment

Series Description:The New and Novice Teacher Academy is a series of 5 courses designed for teachers in their first to third year of teaching. While each of the 5 courses can stand alone and be completed independently of the others, users are strongly encouraged to complete all 5 courses sequentially as they are linked to each other in spirit and content. The courses are designed to help teachers create inclusive, high-impact learning experiences for a wide range of learners. Each course provides a brief overview of theory and is packed with takeaway strategies that teachers can implement in their classrooms.

Course Description:This is the first course in the New & Novice Teacher Academy. In this course, which is the first course in the Academy for New and Novice Teachers, you will explore ways to plan, organize and maintain your classroom in order to create a climate that maximizes student learning

*Explore what is most important in creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment for my
students and yourself as a teacher.
* Explore ideas to support classroom policies, procedures, and practices that encourage belonging and academic and social-emotional growth for all learners.

Audience:K-12 Teachers in their first to third year of teaching, or any teacher looking for a refresher in classroom management practices.

Time:Course 1 is organized into distinct 4 segments that allow for natural breaks and reflection time. This course will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.

Presenter: Diana Scarselletta Straut, Ph.D.

Additional Courses in the New & Novice Teacher Academy Series:
Course 2: Designing High-Quality Learning Experiences for ALL Students
Course 3: Delivering High-Quality Learning Experiences for ALL Students
Course 4: Coming Soon
Course 5: Coming Soon

CTLEs Needed?: Yes CTLE Hours: 1.5

  • Introduction (2mins)
  • WATCH: Two minute Academy Overview
  • Resources
  • Module 1 (20 minutes)
  • WATCH: Video 1
  • DO: Check for Understanding 1
  • Module 2: Communication with Families (20 minutes)
  • WATCH: Video 2
  • READ: Rethinking Communication
  • Module 3: Classroom Management (30 minutes)
  • WATCH: Video 3
  • Module 4: Building Relations (20 minutes)
  • WATCH: Video 4
  • DO: Check for Understanding 2
  • Course Completion
  • Thank You!
  • Course Evaluation and Feedback
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever