Gain a deeper understanding of the importance Monterey had in the establishment of California as a state. In this online course, you will learn about the Rumsen Indians, the settlement of Alta California, the Carmel Mission, and the effects of the Gold Rush on Monterey. You will understand why Monterey was considered the capital through many periods in history, including the period of the first California Constitutional Convention. Through video lesson and oral histories, you will become familiar with many significant historic sites and people. Teachers will be able to take the content of this course as well as, the engaging practical technological lessons right back to their classroom.

NOTE: Required book must be purchased separately. Monterey: Presidio, Pueblo, and Port (CA) (Making of America) by J. D. Conway & The City of Monterey

California Mission Period: 1769 - Secularization is designed to help teachers become more knowledgeable about California's Mission Period, that period of time from 1796 to the 1830s when secularization took place. The purpose of this course is to help teachers become more familiar with important aspects of the Mission Period, including reasons why Spain founded the missions, methods used to encourage the natives to live at the missions, mission music, economics, architecture, religion, trades taught at the mission, treatment of natives living at the missions, and those persons associated with the founding of the missions. 

Teachers will listen to oral interviews from experts, about the different aspects of Mission life, be introduced to many different technological applications to assist in teaching about the Mission Period, read the course text, explore websites related to the missions, and watch videos related to Mission history. Teachers will be able to take away the skills learned in this course directly back to their classrooms for practical use. 

NOTE: Required book must be purchased separately.

This course is designed for teachers and administrators of all grade levels, and provides basic conflict management and mediation instruction, skill development, strategies, and practice based on the process of peace-making and restorative justice based discipline in the classroom. Restorative strategies articulates a reproducible step-by-step process to increase cooperation and mutual respect. It uniquely blends theory, strategies, and best practices of conflict resolution education, peacemaking, and restorative justice in the classroom and in schools. Understanding the core issues of facilitating student cooperation is presented in a clear and concise manner to support the positive behavior of all students.  It is especially effective with those students who are most resistant to authority by involving them in processes that empower them to be responsible and accountable. Restorative strategies transforms discipline into learning experiences that decrease stress, improve effectiveness, and build relationships.

Instructional Strategies to Inspire Learning is written for teachers from all disciplines from grades K – 12 to better understand and prepare to implement instructional strategies. This course will focus on Robert Marzano’s research-based instructional strategies. The nine strategies have a high probability of enhancing student achievement at all grade levels. The application of research begins with the text Classroom Instruction that Works Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, 2001. The assignments are created to guide teachers in pairing the strategies with course content.  

CPD-1000: CPD Connect