Teaching Students in High School

Hours: 24 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $139.95

Course Overview:

This course will provide you with techniques, strategies and ideas to work with students at the high school level. You will review the challenges of teaching high school students today and how you can overcome those barriers. You will examine what rigor looks like and innovative programs that work. Lastly, you will see how you can develop a framework for success with an evidence-based and transparent process.   

Students will:
  • Review the challenges of best practice at the high school level.
  • Examine a variety of practices and techniques that work.
  • Learn how to develop a framework for success.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: The challenges of best practice at the high school level

Lesson 1 will look at the obstacles faced when implementing best practices at the high school level. Many know what works, but putting that into practice is not always as easy as it seems.

Lesson 2: Rigorous curriculum and expectations

The focus of lesson 2 will be on ensuring rigor and high expectations for students. You will also look at how responsibility can be shared between students and teachers.

Lesson 3: Innovative programs and practices

Lesson 3 delves into some innovative programs and practices that work. You will look at how you can take creative ideas and test them in your own school.

Lesson 4: Transparent and evidence-based decision making

In lesson 4 you will exam the importance of trust and transparency between all stakeholders. You will also focus on the evidence you can, and should, use when making important decisions.

Lesson 5: Strategic targeting of resources

Lesson 5 brings the focus to resources you may need and how to ensure synergy and coherence.

Lesson 6: Working the framework

In this final lesson you will examine how to work with your framework. You will examine best practice elements and goal setting.

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**