Course Description

Cultivate Community, Create Powerful Connections and Academic Success

This course will highlight the importance of creating a community within the classroom. Teachers and students collaborate to create a social contract that will form a classroom community that will foster growth and well-being. In a classroom with a strong sense of community, research has shown that students exhibit academic, social, and emotional growth.  Implementing a classroom community in a student's educational career has shown to be successful in a range of K-12 classrooms, including: under-performing, high ELL population and low socio-economic.

This course can be taken individually or as part of either the Professional Teachers Program Series or the Beginning Teachers Series.

Learner Outcomes

  • Understand different methods of creating a Classroom Community
  • Recognize the advantages of building a Classroom Community
  • Analyze the ways in which parent/family outreach can be beneficial in a Community Classroom
  • Design an implementation map to incorporate a Classroom Community in your learning environment

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators who want to create a classroom community to aide in student success.  Anytime is the time to start creating this learning environment.

  • Elementary School Teachers
  • Secondary Teachers
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Curriculum Coordinators
  • Literacy Coaches
  • Response to Intervention Teams
  • Newcomer Teachers
  • School Administrative Teams
Technical Requirements

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU PD - $504 credit (3 units) $504.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Extension Credit
3 units
Section Notes

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