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Welcome to Advanced Writing! Whether you successfully completed our Beginner's Writing Workshop course, or you've been busy writing fiction on your own, there is something to be gained by moving to our next level of writing. If you are comfortable with the basics of writing such as plot, story, building characters and editing, it's time to build on your talents and delve into topics such as narratives, viewpoints, scene building and writing beginnings and endings. Join us as we explore these and other topics! Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $139.95

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:24.00

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Advanced-Writing/1348



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Finally, you can acquire the best Professional Development in webinar design, presentations, planning, and marketing. Webinars are a popular format for delivering information. They can be very successful for your organization, IF you have good webinar presentations and good management and marketing. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization. Then learn the 4 key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences. Then acquire the webinar planning skills involved in budgeting, pricing, and marketing webinar meetings. Take back a certificate in designing webinars that provides you with the latest and best information about presenting webinars, as well as managing and marketing them. You will be learning from two of the foremost authorities on webinars.

Start date: 03/05/18

End date: 04/21/18

Tuition: $345.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (03/05/2018-04/21/2018)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:32.00



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New research and information is coming out frequently now about how your learners - - and you - - learn. Here’s what we know. In the last century, you taught everyone equally by teaching them the same. But we know we each learn differently. So in this century, you teach everyone equally by teaching them differently. In this Certificate in Learning Styles, you get the most advanced information about the three most important and most prevalent characteristics you experience with your participants: generation, gender, and the autism spectrum. Your instructors are some of the foremost authorities in the world on these subjects. They write, and speak around North America, on learning styles.

Start date: 03/05/18

End date: 04/27/18

Tuition: $395.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (03/05/2018-04/27/2018)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:48.00



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This course will help you understand the need for and the value of a global classroom. You will learn about innovative ways to collaborate and the concrete steps you can take to bring a global perspective to your own classroom. You will leave this course with a better understanding of what globalization really means. You will also be provided with a solid, seven-step plan to create the global classroom you want for yourself and your students. Lastly, you will look at how those seven steps can lead to standards-based projects that will excite and engage. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $139.95

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:24.00

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Creating-a-Global-Classroom/1299



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Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more. Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment. Then get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources and design guidelines. Discuss the phases of design and development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing interaction. Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation. Your instructor is co-author of the book "The Online Teaching Survival Guide", which you will receive in the mail with this course. Agenda Unit 1 Overview of the Online Instructional Environment Internet basics Principles behind the adoption of technology innovation The nature of the online learning environment Unit 2 Envisioning Your Online Course Types of web courses Preparing for the move to the Web Analyzing your current course Planning your web course Identifying resources Design guidelines Unit 3 Developing a Web course Team vs. Individual approach to development Phases of design and development Models of web courses Unit 4 Online Interaction Online collaboration Creating an interactive environment Motivating student-student interaction Managing interaction Unit 5 Issues in the Web Environment Managing email Facilitating discussions Class size Copyright

Start date: 03/05/18

End date: 03/30/18

Tuition: $195.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (03/05/2018-03/30/2018)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:16.00



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Webinars are a hot new meeting format that save money and reach more people than in-person meetings. Use them for customer education, staff meetings and training, presentations, virtual seminars and much more. The technology is simple, but good webinar presentation techniques are critical. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization. Then learn the four key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences. Agenda Unit 1 Keys to Successful Webinars -What your participants want in a webinar -Choosing the right format for your program -Choosing the right length for your webinar Unit 2 Effective Slides and Presentation Techniques for Webinars -The 4 Keys to a Successful Webinar Presentation -The 5 best webinar presentation techniques -Making slides powerful and visual -Timing your speaking, what to say when, for how long -Voice techniques to keep your listeners interested Unit 3 Involving Your Webinar Participants -How to schedule and initiate questions -Selecting questions to read -How to respond to questions -Using polls Unit 4 Preparing and evaluating webinar presenters -Choosing your presenters: who to pick, who to NOT pick -Ways to train presenters -How to prepare your presenters -Evaluating your webinar success

Start date: 03/05/18

End date: 03/30/18

Tuition: $195.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (03/05/2018-03/30/2018)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:16.00



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In this course, you will learn how to incorporate interactive whiteboard activities into a variety of subject specific lesson plans. Explore how teachers have been using this technology to enhance their classrooms to engage their students. Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to hear what current teachers have to say about interactive whiteboards; review educational theory that supports using a variety of technology in the classroom; create individual activities that can be incorporated into your existing lesson plans; and finally learn about the features that proprietary interactive whiteboards, such as SMART board, offer. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $139.95

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)



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In this course, teachers will learn and review constructive communication skills that will enhance the parent/teacher meeting and assist in building positive relationships. Effective communication skills will be included both verbal and nonverbal communication along with proper preparation. In addition, participants will also learn techniques to handle difficult conversations, learn methods for defusing a escalated conversation and redirecting the tone of the meeting. Learners will have the opportunity to watch videos of both productive and non-productive teacher/parent meetings and reflect on the how the skills previously learned. Additional, participants may identify additional tips and tricks that may be useful in their own classroom, such as setting an action plan for the teacher, student and parent to work on together. Lastly, participants will review follow-up activities that can be used after the parent/teacher meeting. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $139.95

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:24.00

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Effective-Parent-Teacher-Meetings/1341



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As more and more technology becomes available in our modern classrooms, educators need to be prepared to make the best use of emerging technology-based teaching and learning components. Today's students depend on developing their creativity skills, their ability to generate innovative ideas and design solutions for tomorrow's problems. This course will help teachers learn how to better integrate technology into the classroom. The modern classroom requires a variety of strategies and tools to enhance traditional methods with today's technology tools across all content areas of concern. The teachers roles in the modern classroom are constantly changing, thus modern teaching and learning even happens beyond the school walls and outside the school day. Understanding the impact of technology on education will advance that learning process. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $139.95

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:24.00

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Emerging-Technology-for-Teachers/1263



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Do you enjoy writing and learning about new things? Have you ever wondered if you could actually make money writing magazine articles? The magazine business is thriving and growing even in the digital age, and the demand for well-written articles remains high. This course will prepare you to enter the world of nonfiction magazine writing by walking you through the process, step-by-step. By the end of the course, you will be ready to submit your first article for publication. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $139.95

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:24.00

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Essentials-for-Magazine-Writing/1349



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Being engaged with your online learners throughout the course is one of the three biggest weaknesses of online teachers. It is also one of the three biggest ways to take your online course to the next level, making it a superior learning experience for your learners. Come experience how to do it from the creator of the concept and practice of ‘continual engagement’ in teaching. Discover how to build student success through your interaction, how to give online learners feedback, communicating with them about everything from subject matter to delicate issues to grading. You will come away with advanced, practical, how-to tips from one of the foremost authorities on fostering online discussion. And you will see how your instructor models great interaction and engagement in the online environment. Agenda Unit 1 How Continual Engagement Helps You Foster Effective Online Discussions What is continual engagement? Why is continual engagement important? Breaking down the barriers to effective continual engagement in your discussion interaction Unit 2 Building Your Students’ Success through Your Interaction Why continual engagement in online discussion is important to your students’ success Choosing your words carefully in discussion interaction Strategies to use at the beginning of your term Strategies to use as the term gets underway Strategies to use when things get hectic Unit 3 Assessing Your Students’ Performance Giving effective feedback Communicating with students about grades Some special challenges of group work and how to overcome them Unit 4 Keeping Your Communication Skills Sharp How networking with your peers can build your skills Using break times effectively Working with an assistant How online interaction enhances your face-to-face instruction

Start date: 04/02/18

End date: 04/27/18

Tuition: $145.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (04/02/2018-04/27/2018)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:16.00



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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. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $270.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Contact Hours:24.00

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Fundamentals-of-Instructional-Design/327



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