There seem to be few options for teachers to receive continuing graduate education courses without going to a traditional college or university. We offer training and practicum options that are immediately applicable in the classroom, strategies-packed, and void of tests and unnecessary research papers.
Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) September 8, 2009
Educational Training Specialists, LLC has announced that it has received approval from Chapman University to offer optional teacher continuing education college credits for all of the company's teacher professional development offerings. Teachers can earn one to three credits per course, depending upon which workshop they have attended.
"Teachers should have the opportunity to choose whether they would like to receive continuing graduate credits for attending our workshops," says Anne Swigard, President of Educational Training Specialists. "There seem to be few options for teachers to receive continuing graduate education courses without going to a traditional college or university. We offer training and practicum options that are immediately applicable in the classroom, strategies-packed, and void of tests and unnecessary research papers."
Originally specializing in high-quality staff development for teachers of English Learners, Swigard says the company began planning to offer additional topics when her workshop trainees repeatedly asked her what else Educational Training Specialists had to offer. After doing a 3000-person survey, a core of topics emerged that seemed to have the widest appeal. The company now offers a number of training opportunities that can be held in a district or school, and that feature a wide array of topics. These include teacher workshops on:
- Effectively working with English Language Learners
- Teaching autistic, ADD and ADHD students in the regular education classroom
- Maintaining creativity while raising student achievement
- Classroom management
- Gifted strategies for regular education students
- Strategic teaching
- Using yoga and breath to reduce classroom stress
- Vocabulary development strategies
According to Swigard, the company has gone to great lengths to ensure that each instructor is highly trained in the topic which she presents. The trainers all have a great deal of experience presenting to and teaching adults. Additionally, each trainer is a seasoned classroom teacher. This combination, she maintains, makes for an authentic, exciting learning experience for the attendees of ETS's workshops.
"We have had the good fortune to have received almost 500 testimonials about how our trainings are changing teachers' lives by imparting new strategies into their teaching," reports Swigard. "My passion is to help educators to feel successful with all of their students, every day. At Educational Training Specialists, our credo is personal and professional excellence. In short, we love what we do."
Educational Training Specialists, LLC is a nationally recognized educational consulting company that provides personalized English Language Learning consulting to schools and districts across the U.S. Backed by more than a decade of research and development, the company's unique programs address the pressing needs of today's ELL teachers and administrators, helping participants improve their classroom strategies while earning valuable continuing education hours. For more information, visit http://www.edtrainingspecialists.com or call 1-800-279-7135.
For more information, contact:
Anne Swigard, President
Educational Training Specialists, LLC
anne (at) edtrainingspecialists (dot) com