PaTTAN offers several course options online that are self-paced and interactive. Participants of online courses may receive credits in the form of certificates of completion, Act 48 hours or some other type of format.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is designed for Professional Educators, if you are not a Professional Educator you will not be able to enroll at the time the course is opened.
The Special Education: Effective Practices for my General Education Classroom is a fifteen (15) hour interactive online course where K-12 teachers and administrators have the opportunity to review information regarding special education and apply the information to their general education classrooms. An instructor is available to guide participants through this four part, virtual learning process. Participants provide support and feedback to each other through the chat room, and are able to post questions and assignments on the bulletin board.
General Educators and Administrators
This interactive online course provides Special Education teachers the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Keystone Algebra 1 concepts like linear equations, functions and systems of linear equations and inequalities. Participants will demonstrate their understanding of the course content by successfully completing weekly problem sets and strive to apply this understanding to impact student learning in the classroom.
Attendees must participate in all online sessions, satisfactorily complete all weekly assignments, and complete a pre and post evaluation in order to receive the Act 48 hours. An instructor is available to support participants throughout the virtual learning process. No Act 48 credits will be issued until after the final lesson, submission of all work, and completion of the evaluation. Participants who fail to complete the first two weeks’ worth of assignments on time without discussing the situation with the instructor(s) of the course will be dropped from the course.
Highly qualified special educators who teach algebra, IU Consultants, and PaTTAN Educational Consultants.
All students must have the opportunity to learn and meet the same high standards if they are to access the knowledge and skills necessary for their post-school lives. This course provides training for special education teachers or other educators who instruct students in the standards-aligned content related to the Keystone Algebra 1 course of study. This course is appropriate for teachers instructing students throughout the continuum of placement options. The Keystone Algebra Content (Module 2 – Unit 2): Course for Special Education Teachers is an interactive online course designed to provide participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Algebra 1 Keystone content, demonstrate their depth of understanding of the content through course activities and assignments, and apply this understanding to impact student learning in the classroom.
The topics for this course are functions and rates of change which are approximately half of the content found in module 2 of the Algebra 1 Keystone Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content. Both topics will be examined from a conceptual and procedural understanding perspective. Previous courses and future courses in this series focus on additional mathematical concepts found on the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam.
“Students must learn mathematics with understanding, actively building new knowledge from experience and prior knowledge.” From the Principles for School Mathematics of NCTM standards, copyright NCTM 2000-2004.
Participants must have successfully completed Module 1- unit 1 and 2 and Module 2- unit 1 of the Keystone Algebra Content Course for Special Education Teachers to enroll in Module 2-unit 2.
Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.