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Intro to Classroom Documentation

Course Number:


PD Hours:

6 Hours

Credit Type:

Clock Hours, CPEs, CTLEs, Act48 Credits, Others

Content Areas:

Classroom Management/Behavior, Special Education/Needs, Lesson & Curriculum Planning, Teaching Strategies

Course Description:

(6 Hours) In this introductory-level course, you will learn methods for documenting a student’s academic and social behaviors in the classroom and why this documentation is important to student success. You will analyze an organization system for your classroom and will select from multiple provided templates to build a starting plan for documentation. Through documentation, you will be able to communicate the needs of your classroom and students to the appropriate personnel and receive targeted support efficiently.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn How to Use Effective Documentation to Support Classroom Instruction & Identify Student Need

  • Learn How to Properly Record Student Information, Manage Student Records, & Share Student Information with Colleagues & Parents

  • Step-By-Step Instructions On How to Set Up Student Files For Use in RTI Referrals & Other Documentation Requirements

Resources Included

Course includes 13 high-quality tools, templates, & student resources.

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Course Sections What You Will Learn

Participants of this course will learn how to document a student’s academic and social behaviors in the classroom and why this documentation is important to student success.

You Will Learn:

  • How documentation will support your classroom instruction
  • How documentation is used when seeking support from administrators
  • How to effectively document student struggles
  • Why documenting a student’s struggles holistically through various methods is important

Course Guiding Questions Course Guiding Question:

Who are my struggling students and how can I document their difficulties in a way that will enlist the support I need from my administrators?

Credits Professional Development Credits

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 6 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs).

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If you are a teacher seeking license renewal and wish to verify acceptance of our Professional Development Courses, please view our PD STATE REQUIREMENTS PAGE to learn more about your state’s requirements.

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Approval Information About This Course for Teaching License Renewal & Continuing Education

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.

This course is Pre-Approved in the following states for License Renewal and Continuing education:

  • Texas – CPE’s, TEA-Approved
  • New York CTLE’s – NYSED-Approved
  • Pennsylvania DOE – ACT 48-Approved
  • Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) – Approved
  • Nevada DOE
  • Tennessee
  • Other States As Well

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Course Sections Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – An Introduction To Documentation

  • What is documentation
  • Why documentation is important
  • How documentation is used
  • When documentation should be created

Section 2 – Student Files

  • The importance of creating student files
  • How to create student files
  • What to include and how often to add information to student’s files

Section 3 – Documentation Templates

  • Multiple documentation templates
  • Different ways to share information with school personnel

Section 4 – Putting It All Together

Section 5 – Applying What You Have Learned

Resources Included Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course

The course comes with 13 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!

These Include:

  • ABC Tracker
  • ABC Tracker Sample
  • Academic Tracker
  • Behavior Tracker
  • Conference Form
  • Creating Student Files Guide
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Documentation Implementation Plan
  • Documentation Purposes Guide
  • Intervention Log
  • Parent Contact Log
  • Referral Process Log
  • Team Meeting Documentation Tracker

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