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Illinois Central College

Education and Personal Development

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Education and Personal Development


Courses

Fundamentals of Instructional Design
Price: $270.00
Students will explore ways in which courses can be designed. Students will be introduced to the ADDIE design model and other design models that may work in other environments. Students will write instructional objectives and design a unit of instruction and assessments that support the instructional objects. Students will plan an evaluation of their instructional materials.. Full description of Fundamentals of Instructional Design


GMAT Exam Prep
Price: $139.95
This course will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). You will review the types of questions you will see on the test and learn how you can tackle concepts that may be new to you. You will review verbal lessons as well as quantitative lessons. You will review actual GMAT questions from previous years which are an excellent way to prepare for your own test.. Full description of GMAT Exam Prep


Grant Writing for Teachers and Educational Support Personnel
Price: $139.95
Grants are a great way to fund school projects. The process of obtaining a grant may seem daunting at first, but many educators have successfully obtained money for their school by writing grant proposals. This course will walk you through the process of developing a plan and writing a grant proposal step-by-step. You will learn tips and techniques from successful grant writers to improve your chances of receiving the funds you need for your school.. Full description of Grant Writing for Teachers and Educational Support Personnel


GRE Exam Prep Part I
Price: $139.95
This course will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on the GRE (Graduate Records Examinations). You will review the types of questions you will see on the test and learn how you can tackle concepts that may be new to you. You will review verbal lessons as well as quantitative lessons. You will review actual GRE questions from previous years which are an excellent way to prepare for your own test.. Full description of GRE Exam Prep Part I


GRE Exam Prep Part II
Price: $139.95
This course will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on the GRE (Graduate Records Examinations). You will review the types of questions you will see on the test and learn how you can tackle concepts that may be new to you. You will review verbal lessons as well as quantitative lessons. You will review actual GRE questions from previous years which are an excellent way to prepare for your own test.. Full description of GRE Exam Prep Part II


SAT and ACT Exam Prep Part I
Price: $219.95
College entrance exams play a key role in determining your college choice. Standardized tests are designed to test your knowledge in a very specific way. Understanding the ins and outs of the tests will allow you to achieve your best possible score. This course is designed to provide you with test taking strategies, an understanding of what kind of test taker you are and practice for improving your scores on both the ACT and SAT tests. You will focus on grammar, reading comprehension, writing skills. Science and vocabulary all designed to improve your score. This is part 1 of a two part series of courses.. Full description of SAT and ACT Exam Prep Part I


SAT and ACT Exam Prep Part II
Price: $219.95
College entrance exams play a key role in determining your college choice. Standardized tests are designed to test your knowledge in a very specific way. Understanding the ins and outs of the tests will allow you to achieve your best possible score. This course is designed to provide you with test taking strategies, an understanding of what kind of test taker you are, and practice for improving your Math scores on both the ACT and SAT tests. You will focus on basic Math, Algebra, Geometry, Trig, Statistics, and the SAT SPR questions. Our goal is to prepare you for specific question types on both exams. Additionally, this course will help you with your time management skills, focus on relieving any anxiety you may experience with test taking, teach you how the standardized tests are scored, and help you feel comfortable on test day. Working through this course will maximize your performance on all aspects of the Math questions on the ACT and SAT. Taken with Part 1, this course will prepare you to excel in all sections of the undergraduate college entrance exams and provide you with the means to achieve your best score!. Full description of SAT and ACT Exam Prep Part II


Understanding and Preventing Cyber Bullying
Price: $139.95
Cyberbullying or online bullying has quickly become a 21st century epidemic and a growing concern for students, parents, and educators. Cyberbullying is willful and involves recurring or repeated harm inflicted through electronic text. Cyberbullying can be as simple as continuing to send e-mail to someone who does not want further contact with the sender. This course will examine the harmful effects of online harassment and give educators at all levels an overview of research on cyberbullying and how they can be the driving force to prevent it in their schools. We will then explore preventative strategies as well as how school staff can address these issues when they occur. A clear understanding of what constitutes harassment and the harmful effects of harassment on people and institutions is essential to providing a safe and inclusive school environment for all. Additionally, teachers will learn various techniques to prevent and stop cyberbullying that they can implement upon returning to their classrooms. . Full description of Understanding and Preventing Cyber Bullying


Using Universal Design in Rapid Prototyping Instructional Design
Price: $139.95
Using universal design in rapid prototyping instructional design involves considering the potential needs of all learners when designing and delivering instruction by identifying and eliminating unnecessary barriers to teaching and learning while maintaining academic rigor. The design is a systematic process that is employed to develop education and training programs in a consistent and reliable fashion. Instructional design is a core component of the field and a foundational skill that all educational technology experts should have in their repertoire. Being informed with models and theories, instructional designers apply their skills and knowledge to bring about predictable results. Using universal design in rapid prototyping is intended to reduce the time and cost of a traditional ISD approach, while increasing its flexibility for all users. Using rapid prototyping, as an instructional design process, strives to realize the structure of the design with a prototype, as early in the process as possible to reduce the time and expense of a full development cycle. This course will help students to analyze, apply, and evaluate principles of using universal design in instructional design to develop education and training materials spanning a wide range of knowledge domains and instructional technologies.. Full description of Using Universal Design in Rapid Prototyping Instructional Design