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.
EDT8001 Activities in Using the SMART Board
A hands-on approach giving students experience using the SMART Board with a variety of subject areas and activities. Participants construct practical materials. Designed for beginning users of the SMART Board and for individuals who want to learn more about SMART Board.
EDT8018 SMART Board for Intermediate Users
A hands-on approach giving students additional experience using a SMART Board with a variety of subject areas and activities. Designed for intermediate level SMART Board users.
EDT8017 Using Google Tools to Communicate, Create, and Collaborate
A practical application of tools in Google Apps for Education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EDU9009 Developmental Milestones for Children Ages 5 to 14
The social and emotional development of middle to late childhood and its impact on cognitive functioning and instructional approaches.
EDU9010 Fostering Student Growth
A study of the theory behind mindset and how it affects student achievement and teacher practices.
EDU9025 Five Pillars of Reading Instruction: Text Comprehension
A study of strategies to help students comprehend written texts.
EDU9508 Effective Science Instruction
Principles, applications, and assessment of using an inquiry approach for teaching science in elementary and middle school classrooms.
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.
EDU8537 Brain-based Learning
Applies current brain research to your classroom instruction and student learning.
EDU9031 Understanding Autism Spectrum
Theoretical foundations and research base for interventions that can be used by teachers and that can assist families when making decisions about their children.