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The Notecard System:

A Simple & Effective Method for Improving Student Study Skills

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PD Hours:

1 Hour

Credit Type:

Clock Hours, CPEs, CTLEs, Act48 Credits, Others

Content Areas:

21st Century Learning, English Language Learners, Testing Strategies, Lesson & Curriculum Planning, Teaching Strategies

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Course Description:

(1 Hour) Participants will learn how to incorporate study skills into their everyday lessons centered around questions directly aligned to the daily objectives. This includes one practical procedure that students will participate in to maintain an organized and sustainable notecard system for studying. In addition, you will learn how to teach students to practice notecard creation and how to use them at home for effective studying.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of study skills as a method to reinforce content and increase the retention of information.

  • Learn how to create a notecard system that focuses on daily questions derived from the daily objectives and assessments.

  • Teach students how to create and maintain this notecard system as a means of continuous study both at home and at school.

  • Assign tasks surrounding the note cards that help all students. However, these tasks are especially useful for your ELL students or any other student with special needs.

  • Effectively use the first five minutes of class to maintain this system.

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Credits Professional Development Credits

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 1 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs).

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

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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
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