Furlong, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/15/2018 -- The Teacher's Academy, an accredited organization that provides teachers with Act 48 hours online for teachers in Philadelphia and across PA, offers several online courses to promote creativity in the classroom. These courses, which are written by active school teachers, educate participants on how to engage different types of learners through differentiated learning and how to bring new life to old lesson plans.
One course, "Universal Design for Learning," demonstrates how to design effective lessons for all learners, rather than teach to the "average" student. This class will challenge the concept of "average" learners, which leads to a lack of enthusiasm, missed goals, and thousands of dropouts. It will show how redesigning lessons to meet extreme learners allows one to reach all learners. As part of this six-hour course, learners will redesign a lesson plan using Universal Design Learning principles and then give a presentation on this unique learning concept.
Another course, "Integrating the Arts in the Classroom," is an in-depth, 18-hour course that encourages participants to find the artist in themselves and in their students. They will work to create a personal definition of art based on interviews with an artist, another student, and the course text. They will also complete a graphic organizer to help find their inner artist and then use art to share research and write an essay outlining ways to advocate for an integrated arts program in their own school. Finally, these teachers will design an art-integrated lesson to use in the classroom.
Anyone who needs Act 48 online courses in PA can contact The Teacher's Academy to find out about this organization's convenient, affordable, and innovative courses. Visit their website at http://www.theteachersacademy.com/ or call 215-660-4926.
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/.