(30 ISBE Clock Hours) Building clear and consistent processes that promote your classroom expectations can help you build a predictable environment to support effective student learning. This course will show you the specific processes to effectively manage your classroom and maintain order throughout your lesson cycle. Through detailed analysis and application of the strategies presented throughout this course, you will learn how to decrease disruptions and improve student learning.

  • Total Price: $145
  • Credit Type: ISBE Clock Hours

  • Credits: 30 ISBE Clock Hours

  • 9 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course


  • Classroom Management/Behavior
  • 21st Century Learning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • Learn Key Strategies & Techniques to Help You Manage Your Class
  • Learn How to Implement: Daily Routines, Smooth Transitions, Pacing, Attention Getters, Silent Signals, & More
  • Learn How to Incorporate Efficient Classroom Management Techniques Into Your Lesson Planning & Build a Behavior Management Culture in Your Classroom

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

How can I improve my classroom process to build a more efficient environment for student learning?

What a great course!

I loved the resources and the way this course was presented. I learned some great new strategies for how to establish a more organized classroom and how to address behavioral issues. Would recommend this course to both new and experienced teachers!

-Math Teacher

 30 ISBE Clock Hours

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 30 ISBE clock hours, including a signed ISBE certificate.

Continuing Education hours through Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) are offered as ISBE clock hours and indicated as continuing education clock hours on a University provided certificate. Although offered in partnership with NEIU, they do not result in graduate- level or academic credit and cannot be used toward a degree program. These courses are primarily intended for recertification or re-licensure and continuing education for teachers in the state of Illinois.

Northeastern Illinois University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is recognized as an approved provider of ISBE clock hours by the state of Illinois.

Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – Overview of Efficient Classroom Processes

  • Learn how classroom processes promote student learning, then reflect on your own procedures, routines, and transitions to determine areas of need.

Section 2 – Strategies

  • Strategy 1: Structured Daily Routines
    Learn strategies for implementing structured daily routines and a rationale behind choosing certain routines for your classroom. Then, reflect on a routine expectation you have experienced and identify areas of the strategy that might have been improved upon.
  • Strategy 2: Daily Procedures
    Learn strategies for implementing daily class procedures into activities, classroom expectations, and what classroom procedures to teach your students. Then, reflect on a class procedure expectation you have experienced and identify how or why the strategy broke down.
  • Strategy 3: Smooth Transitions
    Learn transitioning activities for students and how strategies supporting smooth transitions can improve your classroom. Then, reflect on a transition strategy expectation you have experienced and identify one that may have broken down upon implementation.
  • Strategy 4: Pacing
    Learn how to pace your lesson and activities, including the use of timers and other strategies, then reflect on pacing strategies that have been used in the past and can be improved.
  • Strategy 5: Attention Getters
    Analyze strategies to implement attention getters and quickly regain control of the classroom, then reflect on an attention getter strategy that might not have been implemented properly and analyze the cause.
  • Strategy 6: Silent Signals
    Various silent signals and strategies for implementation will be pretend and then analyzed. Then, you will reflect on usage of silent signals in the past and consider methods for improvement.

Section 3 – Building Your Strategy Focus Plan

  • Review the steps to developing a focus plan targeted on efficient classroom process and the strategies needed to implement it fully into the classroom. Then, reflect on the strategy you feel would need to be implemented into a future or current classroom of your own.
Professional Development Course Resources

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 9 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • Classroom Design Worksheet
  • Lesson Plan Outline
  • Lesson Plan Template with Sample
  • Blended Learning Model Rubric
  • Student Activities Worksheet
  • Student Resources Worksheet
  • Implementation Observation Checklist with Sample
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  • Register for full access to the course for 1 full year
  • Get started immediately, work at your own pace, and earn 30 ISBE clock hours once complete
  • Once your course is complete you will receive a completed ISBE certificate from NEIU

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