MLC instructors travel nationwide to offer teachers satellite courses for professional growth on location. Many of these courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. We have put together a recommended course list below. Or you may click the “Satellite Courses Available” button to view all the courses available.
Contact Dr. John Meyer at email@example.com or 507.354.8221 Ext 398 if you would like to host a course in your area.
Satellite Course Recommendations
New! Teaching Evolution in the Light of Scripture
EDU8102 Operation & Management of ECE 1 Credit
An overview of the operation and management of early childhood education programs.
EDU8103 Developing Home & School Relationships 1 Credit
Emphasis on developing a family-oriented classroom, techniques of communication, methods of actively engaging families, and resources to benefit family nurturing and school interaction. A family take-home kit and plan for implementing partnerships will be developed.
EDU8105 Encouraging Literacy Development
Theoretical and practical approach to promoting children’s emergent language development in early childhood settings.
EDU8108 Preprimary Curriculum Essentials I
Theory, research evidence, standards, teaching practices, Christian ECE philosophy, an active early learning environment, and a consistent daily routine that underlie and support a quality ECE curriculum.
EDU8109 Preprimary Curriculum Essentials II
Theory, research evidence, standards, teaching practices that underlie and support the ECE curriculum areas of mathematics, science and technology, social studies, and the visual and dramatic arts.
EDU8112 Health and Safety in Early Childhood 1 Credit
Planning for safety, first aid, health, and nutrition in the early childhood learning environment.
EDU8114 Roles and Responsibilities of the Lutheran Early Childhood Educator 1 Credit
An examination of the role of the early childhood educator in a Lutheran early childhood ministry setting.
EDU9109 Bible Story Telling in Early Childhood
Materials and methods for effective Bible storytelling and for enabling children’s retelling.
MUS8101 Music and Worship in the ECE
Spiritual, musical, psychosocial, and cognitive aspects of music learning in early childhood. Participants will survey early childhood music learning theories and music teaching methods. The course will include the use of the WELS music curriculum, Sing and Make Music.
PED8101 Physical and Motor Development for Pre-Primary
Teachers of young children play a vital role in fostering their physical and motor development. This two-day course addresses the physical needs of children from conception through childhood. Participants will plan for a week of physical education classes using a format presented in class.
EDT8017 Using Google Tools to Communicate, Create, and Collaborate
A practical application of tools in Google Apps for Education.
EDU8205 Teaching Writing in the Elementary
The philosophy and implementation of a process-approach model of teaching writing in language as well as across the curriculum.
EDU8207 Guided Reading in the Balanced Reading Curriculum K-6
Exploring the philosophy, instructional strategies, resources, and assessment tools of guided reading for its implementation in the classroom.
EDU8511Designing Instruction Using Authentic Assessment Suitable for teachers of all grade levels, this course teaches participants the key characteristics of authentic assessment and teaching strategies that complement its use. Criteria and standards for the development of authentic assessments will be shared so that participants can design authentic tasks they can use in their teaching. Scoring student work through the use of rubrics will be addressed.
EDU8512 Integrating Children’s Literature into Your Teaching
Connecting teachers to children’s literature as they assist their students in responding to books that are integrated into the school curriculum.
EDU8513Reaching and Teaching the Gifted and Talented This course overviews the characteristics of children who are gifted and talented, examines theoretical implication (including acceleration and enrichment), and provides practical strategies for serving gifted learners.
EDU9508 Effective Science Instruction
Principles, applications, and assessment of using an inquiry approach for teaching science in elementary and middle school classrooms.
ENG8302Writing Across the Curriculum
An update on recent innovations to plan, implement, or renew a writing and language across the curriculum program. Sessions include a discussion of integrated teaching methods for the middle and secondary school.
MTH8202 Mathematics for Today
What are the essential questions your students need to understand? How do you best use the wealth of curriculum materials at your grade levels to achieve genuine mathematical understanding and application? What other resources are easy to integrate? How do you expect your students to show that they truly get it? Where do you find the time to improve your mathematics instruction? These questions and others will be answered as you dive into this course. Intended for teachers of grades 3-12.
EDU8506 Developing a Model of Christian Discipline
This course identifies the difference between discipline and classroom management. A logical and sequential plan for discipline and classroom management is provided.
EDU8532 Rethinking Homework
A study of the value of homework. Homework policies and practices are discussed and evaluated.
EDU8533 Grading Techniques
An exploration of assessment, evaluation, and effective grading techniques.
EDU9523Classroom Procedures That Work
Helps teachers establish classroom procedures to preserve instructional time, add structure, and remove opportunities for misbehavior.
ENG8602Building and Maintaining Relationships
An overview of the skills and tools needed to build and maintain healthy professional, personal, and intimate relationships.
ENG8604Conflict Management and Resolution
Identifying, preventing, and resolving professional and personal conflicts; implementation of skills and strategies to resolve conflicts. Special emphasis on role playing.
Understanding Your Learners
EDU8513Reaching and Teaching the Gifted and Talented
This course overviews the characteristics of children who are gifted and talented, examines theoretical implication (including acceleration and enrichment), and provides practical strategies for serving gifted learners.
Applies current brain research to your classroom instruction and student learning.
EDU9010Fostering Student Growth
A study of the theory behind mindset and how it affects student achievement and teacher practices.
EDU9011Social-Emotional Learning for Student and School Success
Prepares participants with the research, skills, and support for connecting social-emotional learning (SEL) and school culture and climate concepts to various lifelong student outcomes, including academic performance, life skills, and emotional intelligence.
EDU9031Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders
Theoretical foundations and research base for interventions that can be used by teachers and that can assist families when making decisions about their children.
EDU9532Developing Expert Learners: Universal Design for Learning An exploration of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as an approach that bridges the gap between general education and special education, thus assuring that all students have equal access to the curriculum and become expert learners.
EDU9550Teaching the Way People Learn
Explores practical ways for teachers to bridge the gap between brain research and classroom practice.
SPE9502Serving Exceptional Students: MTSS and Behavior Theory
Navigate local Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) with the goal of collaboration between public and private school professionals to support exceptional learners. Consider and integrate current research on behavior theory into the classroom setting.