Online Courses

Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE) offers offers a variety of course based learning opportunities with engaging topics and relevant curriculum. All of our courses are online and are ready to begin whenever you are.

Student-Centered Instructional Coaching Certificate Program

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Through this four-course series, participants will be introduced to the student-centered coaching model and enhance their expertise in grounding coaching work in student evidence. Coursework is embedded in participant contexts, emphasizing the application and analysis of coaching structure and practice in order to empower participants to connect this work directly to their sites. Multiple certificate options are available. Learn More

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K-8 Mathematics Certificate

Registration is closed for the K-8 Mathematics Certificate. Check back to see when registration opens next. 

This 3-course certificate gives educators the opportunity to deepen their own mathematical knowledge in a setting that models student-centered pedagogy. The K-8 structure of these courses encourages cross-grade-level discussion around content and pedagogy. Activities and assignments will frequently be differentiated in order to accommodate the wide variety of math experience of participants. Learn More

Understanding the edTPA: Documenting Your Reflective Practice

edTPA™ is an assessment process that requires teacher candidates to demonstrate they have the skills to help all students learn. edTPA was developed by Stanford University’s faculty and staff with input from teachers and teacher educators from across the nation to support candidate learning and preparation program growth and renewal. edTPA is a measure of readiness to teach that informs program completion and licensure decisions. By completing these self-paced modules teacher candidates will receive guidance to assemble the appropriate edTPA artifacts that will demonstrate the knowledge and skills they’ve obtained. Learn More & Register

Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test Review

Welcome to this online review for the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test! In this online review course, you will familiarize yourself with the objectives and content of the Foundations of Reading Test (or FORT) through a series of modules, each of which represents a different subarea of the test. Each module will contain readings and activities designed to help you, in conjunction with your methods courses, to become comfortable with the material that will be tested on the FORT. Learn More & Register