Spring Session Information
Registration: January 3-February 2
Course Dates: February 5-March 26

Winter Session 

Courses run 12/11 through 1/28


Recent Teacher Reviews of Courses
 
Universal Design for Learning:
I really enjoyed the self exploration and reminder about removing roadblocks for all students.  I used this course to help prepare for a PD session at my school about Blended Learning.  It was a great reminder to remind ME to reinforce UDL principles when building curriculum in an online environment.

Integrating Technology with Marzano Strategies
This is my first class with North TIER. It has been a very good experience to be in the online company of like-minded professionals and learn from them. I have learned some very good instructional strategies that I will incorporate with my diverse learners. Good and enriching experience.


Project Based Approaches to Curriculum Design
I appreciated the facilitators comments on submissions, as well as, her reaching out to make sure things were going okay in regards to the assignments.
I like that it is offered at the start of the year. A lot of things happen during the school year. As a 5th grade SpEd teacher, the second half of the year is really busy, as I transition students to middle school and determine if students need summer school.

Daily Digital Images
The videos and links in the resource section of each week's lesson helped me out a lot.  If I had a question, I checked that section and sure enough the teacher already had the information available.

Spring Session 2016

Formative Assessment Course:

I truly enjoyed this class. It is everything I thought I wanted to learn. It clarified for me my understanding of formative assessments and supported my understanding. I would love it if we could create an on-line resource for the Northern Virginia area for all educators.

Google Apps:
I love to learn through ""playing around."" This class let me explore the apps and learn technology by my favorite method!

I was not familiar with Google Apps or Google Classroom until taking this course. I was able to immediately put the information into practice.

Our instructor made himself accessible to students and was thoughtful and encouraging in his feedback to students. I appreciate that he paced the introduction of each app in such a way that allowed us time to experiment and practice them before moving on to the next app.

 


 
New course fees for 2017-2018

15 hours $30 – non-member: $75
30 hours $55 – non-member: $100
45 hours $80 – non-member: $125

Graduate Credit Fees

2 credits $160 – non-member: $200
1 Credit $95 – non-member: $120

Asynchronous courses-complete the coursework at your convenience during the week.

Graduate Credit available through Colorado State University

Course Information

· Course instructions, including where and how to log in, are e-mailed to you when the course begins. You will receive reminder emails as you approach the start date of the course.

· Courses are 30 hours of work and earn either 30 hours towards re-certification or optionally 2 graduate credits. (Note: For Fairfax County employees, 30 hours is equivalent to 1 Fairfax County Academy credit)

· Fees are due before the course begins.  North TIER does not charge fees to those that drop before the end of registration. We offer 90% refund for those dropping during the drop period, which is from the end of registration until 7 days after initial notification from your instructor.  There is no refund after the drop period.

· Participants do not need to be online at a certain time of the day, nor a set time each week.  During the first day of the online course week, the instructor will post an assignment on the Learning System system.  Class participants must log in at points during the course week, complete the readings, activities, watch videos, create products, and participate in the discussion board. 

· Participants can expect to spend at least 4-6 hours each week completing class activities.

· Graduate credit requires completion of all work and discussion, plus an additional graduate-level reflection paper. Credit for Graduate Credit will require a Colorado State University transcript.  Graduate credit fees will be increasing this fall.

Note: North TIER requests that participants share their knowledge and participate in surveys.  All sessions take place online. All projects are due on or before the final date of the course.  For more information contact admin@northtier.org
















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