Furlong, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/28/2018 -- The Teacher's Academy offers Act 48 approved online courses for teachers in Pittsburgh and across the state of Pennsylvania that are great for the springtime. Popular professional development courses include: Creating a School Garden, Move to Learn, and Mindfulness in Education. Teachers looking to meet their Act 48 requirements will find that these courses also have relevant applications to their classrooms, especially during this time of the year.
Creating a School Garden demonstrates how class gardens can connect to existing curricula and encourage curiosity in students. No matter where their school is located or how much space is available, interested teachers can plan and design a customized school garden with the help of this 15-hour course.
Move to Learn introduces overwhelming scientific evidence that aerobic activity is essential to learning. Regular movement can improve academic performance and lessen behavior issues, and children need one hour of intense aerobic exercise every day. Unfortunately, some schools are cutting gym and recess. In this course, teachers will test their memory after mini-exercise bursts, write a proposal to administrators advocating for more physical activity, and revamp an old lesson plan to include movement and exercise.
Mindfulness in Education introduces teachers to the scientifically-proven benefits of mindfulness, a practice which develops compassion and self-awareness through techniques such as meditation, contemplation, yoga, gratitude, and reflection. Teachers who choose this course will keep a mindfulness journal, establish a mindfulness practice, and write a lesson plan that is influenced by what they have learned about mindfulness.
Teachers who need Act 48 course hours in Philadelphia and elsewhere in Pennsylvania can complete these online courses at their own pace and on their own schedule. These courses are all written by active teachers and are updated periodically based on feedback. To find out more about The Teacher's Academy's great course offerings, visit http://www.theteachersacademy.com/.
About The Teacher's Academy
The Teacher's Academy offers convenient online professional development for teachers. Those who need professional development hours, including Act 48 hours, can gain their hours by taking courses from The Teacher's Academy. All courses are written by active teachers. Courses are available for almost every subject and grade level. They can be taken on one's own time and at their own pace. Teachers choose The Teacher's Academy for their professional development because of the convenience, affordability, and relevance. To learn more, visit http://www.theteachersacademy.com/.