8 Awesome New Courses [Because ‘Top 5’ Isn’t Enough!]

Atomic Learning is constantly adding new learning resources focused on helping schools tackle common challenges found in education today.  Recently, we connected with Sarah Holder, Product Owner (aka eLearning Guru) here at Atomic Learning, for her top five new courses…and she more than delivered!

Without further ado, here’s the top five…umm, EIGHT, new courses:

  1. Evaluating Technology Resources
    With so many online resources and tools available, it can be very difficult for administrators to effectively filter and approve them. Which tools are worth the money? Are going to be most effective in improving instruction and student learning? What does the resource provide? In this course, we will look at strategies to help effectively evaluate these resources and tools—complete with a checklist for future requests.
     
  2. Learning Styles
    Learning Styles can be a great building block to developing a study strategy. To help you get started, will dive into the benefits of styles, the characteristics of each, and determine which Learning Style works for you. Additionally, we'll provide some study techniques for each style, along with some tools that might be useful. 
     
  3. Critical Thinking
    Provide students the opportunity to build and apply critical thinking skills, as well as critically evaluate circumstances and performance. During this course, students will practice questioning and evaluating to form judgments and make decisions, as well as learn how to interpret alternative viewpoints and reflect on their own biases and assumptions. 

     
  4. Multiple Intelligences
    The theory of Multiple Intelligences, by Howard Gardner, defines intelligence as the ability to solve problems and create products that are valued in specific cultural settings, and notes that every person possesses several different and independent competencies. In this module, we'll discuss the Four Premises of Multiple Intelligences Theory, as well as take a look at each of the intelligences and practical applications for the classroom.
     
  5. Tech Integration Strategies
    After attending professional development sessions or workshops and hearing about wonderfully innovative ideas for integrating technology, many teachers come away feeling like they have the will and the drive to take on this challenge in their own classrooms…but no idea where to start. This online course is designed to provide the guidance and structure needed to take the "plunge" into technology integration.
     
  6. Students as Digital Creators
    Interested in creating a culture of making in your classroom to encourage innovation, creativity and student investment in their work? Implement these digital tools and empower students to design, build and create. Offering classroom application ideas and resources—all aligned to ISTE standards—will course will help you bring the maker concept into your daily lesson plans and guide your students from being watchers to being makers!
     
  7. Every Professor is a Teacher of Reading
    In this online course, Dr. Theresa Kiley, an author and expert in school leadership, discusses the history of reading instruction, educational reform, what it means to be fluent, and addresses how instructors can assist students who struggle to read in college. Kiley details different theories and strategies that instructors can implement to boost students' self-confidence and reading skill level.
     
  8. Socratic Seminars
    This online training covers the ins and outs of Socratic Seminars, an ancient practice that allows students to take ownership of a topic and delve deeply into complex texts. In it, you will learn the basics of how to make a Socratic seminar run smoothly and leave with the tools to start implementing them in your classroom.

Ready to dive in?
If your school is already an Atomic Learning subscriber, you automatically have access to all of these great new courses. If you’re not, you can learn more about cost-effective access for your entire school by requesting more information today.
 

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