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K-12 Educators

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Educator Professional Development

PCC offers both online and in-person continuing education courses that cover a variety of current topics to help sharpen and further develop key strategies and techniques to foster deep learning in the classroom.

Featured Course:

Effective Behavior Intervention Strategies (In-person)

This course offers training for human service providers and educators to identify and use skills to safely respond to various levels of risk behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care.

You will learn to:

  • Use strategies to de-escalate behaviorally impacted individuals who potentially cause disruptions to classrooms or their surroundings.
  • Reduce challenging behaviors and incidents of assault.
  • Comply with best practices and legal mandates.
Online courses

Complete your annual PDU requirement with one online course. These 25 PDU online courses are completed within a 6 – 8 week timeframe. Work on them at your convenience: at home, at school, at any time of day. Classes repeat monthly.

Survival Kit for New Teachers

Teaching is a balancing act, requiring a blend of subject expertise and classroom skills. Write winning lesson plans, reach diverse learners through differentiated instruction, communicate clearly, plan memorable events, while keeping stress at bay.

Creating the Inclusive Classroom

We’ll examine how each child learn and what you can do to help him and her develop new strengths. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities offered by inclusion and how to build collaborative partnerships with the special educator and classroom aides.

Creating a Classroom Website

Build a site with text, images, animations, tables, links and more to enhance your students’ classroom experience. Create a WebQuest and a blog to add to your site. Discover how students can use site builders to create their own websites in minutes.

Differentiated Instruction, Response Intervention Connection

Use Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention to help every child succeed academically. Collaborate with colleagues and involve parents in the education process.

Teaching Students with ADHD

Discover practical ways to help children with ADHD control their behavior and succeed in school. Learn about the benefits of adaptations in space, structure, rules and expectations. Explore how ADHD affects motivation, activity level, attention and memory.

Empowering Students with Disabilities

Learn powerful strategies you can put to work immediately in your classroom and gain the knowledge you need to understand and cope with the most common disabilities you’ll encounter in K-12 education.

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Find the CRN of your course from the class schedule. Then, register:

  • Online: If this is your first time taking a class at PCC, create an account. If you are a returning student, log on to MyPCC and click “Register for classes,” found in your Term-to-Term Checklist, under “Register”.
  • Phone: Call 971-722-8888, option 2.

Need help? Get detailed information on how to register and how to pay.