Prioritizing Students with Engaging Strategies for the Classroom

EDZU 9105 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Laura Kazmierski

Start Date: 02/28/2024
End Date: 04/02/2024

Course Syllabus

This course will focus on prioritizing your students through strategies you implement in your classroom.  Targeted areas for engagement strategies that will be covered in this course include the following: incorporating movement through instructional strategies, incorporating differentiation through choice boards and checklists, incorporating creativity through a makerspace station and student podcasts, incorporating children’s books as an anticipatory set. Specific strategies will be modeled for each area covered that will provide an overview of how to modify for both K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.  If you are looking for a classroom management refresh, this course will also provide strategies that target classroom pace, grouping, partner strategies, and ways to build classroom routine and effective communication between teacher and student. 


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Professional Development Options:

Graduate: $580.00
Only courses taken for professional development graduate credit can receive an official university transcript.

In-Service or CTLE Professional Development

You can only receive one type of certificate,
please register accordingly. There will be
no switching of certificate status after the
start date of a class.

In-Service: $275.00
Completion of this course taken for in-service credit will provide an NYCTD, Inc. Certificate of Completion


New York CTLE: $275.00
Completion of this course taken for CTLE credit will provide a New York State Verification of Hours Certificate from NYCTD, Inc.

Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  • Adding movement to the classroom.  Strategies and how each can be used in your classroom (all grade levels considered).  How adding movement can support student’s mental health and engagement in your classroom.
  • What differentiation can look like in your classroom and where to start differentiation to maximize student learning.  Ideas for incorporating creativity and challenging students to a higher-level of learning.
  • The importance of good classroom management.  Finding a balance between structure, flexibility and choice for you and your students.


  • How adding simple movement strategies into your classroom can be beneficial for students and your learning environment.
  • Viewing choice boards and activity checklists that can be used for differentiation while focusing on engagement from all students.  
  • Pace and classroom management. Strategies for good classroom management, engagement and enjoyment for your students.

and Be Able To

  • Reflect on the movement strategies present and generate ways in which these could be implemented into your classroom setting.
  • Identify areas that you can use in your classroom.  Manipulate and design your own learning planners for students in your classes that incorporate areas of focus.   
  • Reflect on your classroom management.  Create tools to utilize for your classroom (partner strategies, group cards, routine and communication examples).

and much, much more!

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