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New online courses available for busy teachers

The school year already is going full-steam aheadand youve realized you could be a better teacher if you enrolled in some professional development training. With classes all day and after-hours activities, you might ask, When do I have time?
The school year already is going full-steam aheadand you've realized you could be a better teacher if you enrolled in some professional development training. With classes all day and after-hours activities, you might ask, “When do I have time?”

The Austin Peay State University Center for Extended and Distance Education has the answer. Through the edu2go Online Information Center, we offer a variety of instructor-facilitated courses that are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary materials and moreall at your convenience.

Starting as low as $89, each course runs for six weeks, with new course sessions beginning on the third Wednesday of each month. You can complete any course entirely from your home or officeany time of the day or night. Among courses offered through ed2go are:
*Ready, Set, Read: Learn how to develop successful readers from a learning specialist.
*Solving Classroom Discipline Problems: Pick up tips from a veteran teacher including a step-by-step approach to effective positive discipline.
*Big Ideas in Little Books: Increase your students' performance (or earn extra income) by converting your ideas for instructional aids into reality.
*Survival Kit for New Teachers: Get tips for success in your first years of teaching from a veteran instructor.
*The Classroom Computer: Learn how to use the classroom computer to increase learning and motivate students.
*Using the Internet in the Classroom: Discover how to use the Internet to make teaching easier for you and more relevant to your students.
*The Creative Classroom: Enrich your teaching and encourage your students' creativity as you learn to turn your classroom into a more creative environment.
*Integrating Technology in the K-5 Classroom: Learn fun and innovative ways to incorporate technology into your lesson plans.
*Understanding Adolescents: Unlock the secrets of the adolescent mind to improve relations with your students.
*Microsoft PowerPoint in the Classroom: Motivate your students and enrich your lessons by bringing PowerPoint into your classroom.
*Microsoft Word in the Classroom: Learn to become a more productive, creative teaching by using the market's most popular word-processing program.
*Microsoft Excel in the Classroom: Discover how Excel can help you be a more effective teacher.
*Get Assertive: Learn how to stop others from intimidating you or treating you poorly.
*Leadership: Get tips on how to gain respect of others, exert more control over your own life and enjoy professional and personal success.
*Creating Web Pages: Learn the basics of HTML so you can design and post your own Web site.
*Speed Spanish I: Learn six easy shortcuts that will enable you to speak Spanish.
*Enhancing Language Development in Childhood: Help your students become proficient speakers and thinkers.
*Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom: Improve your skills in teaching diverse lessons with real-world examples from elementary, middle and high school.

All courses require Internet access, e-mail and Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser. Some courses may have additional requirements.

For more details, please visit the Online Instruction Center at www.ed2go.com/apsu or contact the Center for Extended and Distance Education by telephone at (931) 221-7816. -- Dennie B. Burke