Fall Teacher Training Classes at RCC to Begin in September

ASHEBORO (August 22, 2018)

Randolph County teachers have the opportunity to enroll in two teacher renewal classes through Randolph Community College this fall for teacher renewal credit. Teachers should decide which courses to take and apply to their school district for prior approval.

“Classroom Management/Positive Classroom Culture” (section #65306) will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 6 through Sept. 20. This course is designed to assist teachers in becoming more effective classroom managers. It includes sessions on best practices for establishing a safe and orderly school environment that supports academic achievement, the importance of giving effective directions within the context of classroom management, the importance of narrating student behavior, and the importance of corrective action as outlined in a discipline hierarchy. Suggestions and strategies are also given for moving students toward a self-managed classroom and for building trusting relationships with students and parents. The cost is $70.

“Effective Teacher Training,” a basic preparation and information course for beginning teachers and substitute teachers, will be offered from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 25 – Oct. 18, for substitute teachers (section #65308; cost $70), and from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 25 – Oct. 25, for lateral entry teachers (section #65309; cost $125).

The course includes sessions on effective first day practices and time management strategies. The sessions on lesson preparation include an introduction to learning styles, activities and strategies for teaching through learning styles, components of an effective lesson plan, instructional monitoring and feedback, and planning for a substitute. Additional sessions focus on classroom management strategies, parent conferencing, and understanding the teacher evaluation system.

Both classes will meet in Room 127 of the Continuing Education and Industrial Center, 413 Industrial Park Avenue. For more information or to register, call 336-328-1750.