The courses below are available to all educators nationwide. If you are looking for specific types of credit, please search by state (https://quikitech.com/search-by-state/) or contact us at support@quikitech.com.

  • Learn a methodical way to help your students obtain a new way of thinking that helps them succeed in life and in the classroom – even in the face of setbacks.

    This revolutionary new class will change the way you view the world and equip you to help your students become thriving achievers. Depression, pessimism, and having a fixed mindset are all barriers to learning and this class will help you guide your student out of a pessimistic mindset and into the mindset of an achiever. Building on the work of Dr. Seligman (University of Pennsylvania) and Dr. Dweck (Stanford), this class is a must for any teacher looking for a research-backed method for improving student performance.
    • Learn why simply equipping your students with study skills is not enough; you have to equip them with a mindset that bounces back after failures and advances in the face of adversity.
    • This course provides the following types of credit:
    • (Massachusetts) 15 PDPs. Approved by Mass Department of ESE for PDPs. Also listed on MyLearningPlan for Boston Public School teachers. Note: PDPs are determined by the number of clock hours. The number of PDPs may vary according to participant, up to a maximum of 15 PDPs. Participants must document their clock hours in order to receive credit.
    • (General) 1 graduate-level PDU. Transcripts in sealed envelope provided by Brandman University. University processing fee not included; $90 per credit + course fee. Course number: EDKU 9134
    • Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs.
    • For questions, email support@quikitech.com.
  • This class introduces you to the powerful and free Gmail and Google tools that not only enable you to email others, but also allows you to turn your classroom into an online writing, reading, analyzing, and collaborating environment. One teacher reported that after taking this class, trips to the copy machine were greatly reduced since now they know they could give assignments, list information, and get homework returned – all through Google’s tools.
    • Learn how to use Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides and how to use Google Tools to empower your students’ creativity, ideation, and collaboration skills.
    • This course provides the following types of credit:
    • (Massachusetts) 15 PDPs. Approved by Mass Department of ESE for PDPs. Note: PDPs are determined by the number of clock hours. The number of PDPs may vary according to participant, up to a maximum of 15 PDPs. Participants must document their clock hours in order to receive credit.
    • (General) 1 graduate-level PDU. Transcripts in sealed envelope provided by Brandman University. University processing fee not included; $90 per credit + course fee. Course number: EDKU 9096
    • Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs.
    • For questions, email support@quikitech.com.
  • Learn to create impressive presentations.

    Microsoft PowerPoint is the world’s most commonly used presentation software. In this course, you will learn more than just how to use PowerPoint. You will also learn the secret to giving impressive presentations – to your classroom, to your open house attendees, and to decision makers.
    • Learn the basics of how to use PowerPoint and how to teach your students to use PowerPoint.
    • This course provides the following types of credit:
    • (Massachusetts) 15 PDPs. Approved by Mass Department of ESE for PDPs. Also listed on MyLearningPlan for Boston Public School teachers. Note: PDPs are determined by the number of clock hours. The number of PDPs may vary according to participant, up to a maximum of 15 PDPs. Participants must document their clock hours in order to receive credit.
    • 1 graduate-level PDU. Transcripts in sealed envelope provided by Brandman University. University processing fee not included; $90 per credit + course fee. Course number: EDKU 9105
    • Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs.
    • For questions, email support@quikitech.com.
  • Learn to organize your life, your classroom, and your future with Microsoft Excel

    Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that will give you life a sense of order, consistency, and organization. From student rosters, to mathematics graphs, to your own budget – Excel is a great way to organize information and then visualize that information in meaningful ways.
    • Learn the basic and advanced features of Excel including creating a budget, creating a chart or graph, and summarizing formulas and information that is important to you.
    • This course provides the following types of credit:
    • (Massachusetts) 30 PDPs. Approved by Mass Department of ESE for PDPs. Also listed on MyLearningPlan for Boston Public School teachers. Note: PDPs are determined by the number of clock hours. The number of PDPs may vary according to participant, up to a maximum of 30 PDPs. Participants must document their clock hours in order to receive credit.
    • (General) 2 graduate-level PDUs. Transcripts in sealed envelope provided by Brandman University. University processing fee not included; $90 per credit + course fee. Course number: EDKU 9138
    • Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs.
    • For questions, email support@quikitech.com.
  • This class will teach you how to use the world's most popular document processing tool - Microsoft Word. Starting from the basics of how to create a simple document and progressing all the way to learning how to create professional looking parent-teacher letters, compositions, brochures, and fliers, you will learn how to master Microsoft Word as well as how to create lesson plans that teach your students how to use Microsoft Word. For the busy professional, tips are given how to embed Microsoft Word assignments into your existing lesson plans.
    • Learn how to teach your students to use Microsoft Word.
    • This course provides the following types of credit:
    • (Massachusetts) 15 PDPs. Approved by Mass Department of ESE for PDPs. Also listed on MyLearningPlan for Boston Public School teachers. Note: PDPs are determined by the number of clock hours. The number of PDPs may vary according to participant, up to a maximum of 15 PDPs. Participants must document their clock hours in order to receive credit.
    • (General) 1 graduate-level PDU. Transcripts in sealed envelope provided by Brandman University. University processing fee not included; $90 per credit + course fee. Course number: EDKU 9102
    • Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs.
    • For questions, email support@quikitech.com.
  • Learn how to use the iPad for increased learning.

    In this class, you will be led from the basics of how to turn on an iPad, all the way to how to use it to do math problems, help English Language Learners, and utilize key apps that enhance learning.
    • Learn how to teach your students to use the iPad and learn many resources and learning tools available for the iPad.
    • This course provides the following types of credit:
    • (Massachusetts) 15 PDPs. Approved by Mass Department of ESE for PDPs. Also listed on MyLearningPlan for Boston Public School teachers. Note: PDPs are determined by the number of clock hours. The number of PDPs may vary according to participant, up to a maximum of 15 PDPs. Participants must document their clock hours in order to receive credit.
    • (General) 1 graduate-level PDU. Transcripts in sealed envelope provided by Brandman University. University processing fee not included; $90 per credit + course fee. Course number: EDKU 9104
    • Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs.
    • For questions, email support@quikitech.com.
  • Learn to make math problems relevant to the daily life of your students.

    This class will feel like you are sitting at a dinner table with a group of teachers from different schools, talking about how to make math practical and relevant to students at your grade level. With this class, you will want to prepare yourself for learning up to 30 to 40 new websites and applications on the web that make math fun, engaging, and practical.
    • Learn how to use technology to help students master math concepts outlined in the Common Core standards.
    • This course provides the following types of credit:
    • (Massachusetts) 45 PDPs. Approved by Mass Department of ESE for PDPs. Note: PDPs are determined by the number of clock hours. The number of PDPs may vary according to participant, up to a maximum of 45 PDPs. Participants must document their clock hours in order to receive credit.
    • (General) 3 graduate-level PDUs. Transcripts in sealed envelope provided by Brandman University. University processing fee not included; $90 per credit + course fee. Course number: EDKU 9101
    • Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs.
    • For questions, email support@quikitech.com.
  • Learn to make effective and well-designed presentations using Keynote

    This class will unlock Apple Keynote's features and help teachers use this Apple presentation software to open up the right side (the artistic side) of the brain.
    • Learn how to Apple Keynote in the classroom.
    • This course provides the following types of credit:
    • (Massachusetts) 15 PDPs. Approved by Mass Department of ESE for PDPs. Note: PDPs are determined by the number of clock hours or PDUs. If the course is taken for PDUs, each PDU is worth 15 PDPs. If the course is not taken for PDUs, but for PDPs only, the number of PDPs may vary according to participant, up to a maximum of 15 PDPs. Participants must document their clock hours in order to receive credit.
    • (General) 1 graduate-level PDU. Transcripts in sealed envelope provided by Brandman University. University processing fee not included; $90 per credit + course fee. Course number: EDKU 9135
    • Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs.
    • For questions, email support@quikitech.com.
  • Learn about and put into practice a proven effective instructional approach for preparing our students not just to face the real world, but to make it better! Project-Based Learning: Connecting Classrooms to the Real World offers teachers a convincing argument for implementing project-based learning (PBL) in their classrooms to promote success in academia, in future professions, and in life. Teachers will be equipped with practical tools and resources to take steps toward, or even fully dive into, a research-proven more satisfying and effective way to teach.
      This course provides the following types of credit:
    • (Massachusetts) 45 PDPs. Approved by Mass Department of ESE for PDPs. Also listed on MyLearningPlan for Boston Public School teachers. Note: PDPs are determined by the number of clock hours. The number of PDPs may vary according to participant, up to a maximum of 45 PDPs. Participants must document their clock hours in order to receive credit.
    • (General) 3 graduate-level PDUs. Transcripts in sealed envelope provided by Brandman University. University processing fee not included; $90 per credit + course fee. Course number: EDKU 9136
    • Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs.
    • For questions, email support@quikitech.com.
     
  • Participants will develop an increased awareness of the need both nationally and locally to meet the need of ESL students, based on data and research. They will examine ESL standards in their particular state, as well as instructional shifts from traditional approaches to alternative approaches, particularly through the use of technology. They will learn to foster academic interactions, specifically academic conversation skills. They will practice technology usage and create definite plans to incorporate specific tools into ESL lessons to create and increase authentic opportunities for students to interact in meaningful ways.

    Key deliverables include: written responses reflecting participants’ analysis of ESL demographic data, current ESL state standards, and instructional practices; practice of, and reflection about, constructive academic conversations and technology tools in the classroom, specifically to promote ESL mastery; creating a lesson plan that incorporates learning into classroom practices; course summary with practical application and reflection. Key activities include reading, watching videos, researching, reflecting, analyzing, and planning.
    • This course guides participants to utilize technology tools in order to foster, increase, build, and assess meaningful interactions to promote mastery of ESL standards.
    • This course provides the following types of credit:
    • (Massachusetts) 45 PDPs. Approved by Mass Department of ESE for PDPs. Also listed on MyLearningPlan for Boston Public School teachers. Note: PDPs are determined by the number of clock hours. The number of PDPs may vary according to participant, up to a maximum of 45 PDPs. Participants must document their clock hours in order to receive credit.
    • (Texas) Up to 45 CPEs. CPE credits are based on the number of clock hours and may vary with participant.
    • (General) 3 graduate-level PDUs. Transcripts in sealed envelope provided by Brandman University. University processing fee not included; $90 per credit + course fee. Course number: EDKU 9137
    • Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs.
    • For questions, email support@quikitech.com.
  • This course targets meeting the needs of diverse learners in general and special education classrooms, particularly through strategic grouping. In order to group students most effectively, even in order to successfully teach students, it is imperative that teachers conscientiously get to know each student as much as possible. Often students’ strengths go unrecognized, and many needs go unnoticed, frustrating the teaching and learning process. When strengths are celebrated and deep needs are validated in students, their best efforts, abilities and character can be evoked. The course provides an overview of federal laws and regulations related to meeting the needs of students, as well as various needs that require the accommodation of teacher. Strategies are listed, but the bulk of the course discusses the component of arranging groups to meet students’ needs and to bring out their strengths. The course examines specific grouping options for particular dynamics and learning results. The course ends with an argument for maximized inclusion for students, as well as Dr. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot’s model of portraiture in the field of education, to find ways of discovering, defining, and bringing out the goodness that is present in every student.
      This course provides the following types of credit:
    • (Massachusetts) 15 PDPs. Approved by Mass Department of ESE for PDPs. Also listed on MyLearningPlan for Boston Public School teachers. Note: PDPs are determined by the number of clock hours. The number of PDPs may vary according to participant, up to a maximum of 15 PDPs. Participants must document their clock hours in order to receive credit.
    • (General) 1 graduate-level PDU. Transcripts in sealed envelope provided by Brandman University. University processing fee not included; $90 per credit + course fee.
    • Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs.
    • For questions, email support@quikitech.com.
     
  • This class is based on sound research that has been done by researchers throughout the nation, to show tangible ways to promote the academic achievement of African American and Latino boys and girls.

    This class will equip teachers with practical, in classroom methodologies that have shown to advance the academic performance of students of color. Based on the work of researchers such as Claude Steele, Tyrone Howard, Pedro Noguera, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Johnnie McKinely, Gary Howard and Baruti Kafele, this class takes a constructivist and research based approach toward helping educators recognize and combat the negative affect of implicit stereotype thinking and master skills needed to remove barriers to K-12 student learning. As the number of students of color increase in the school districts across the nation, teachers are looking for methods that “move the needle” for advancing the academic performance of African American and Latino students. Teachers will learn how to build counter narratives to inferiority complexes that students harbor and see examples of teachers and schools that are closing the achievement gap through in-classroom practices that work. Although the class focuses much of the material on African American students, the class is structured to provide conceptual frameworks and practices that work across cultures. Each lesson gives clarification for how to apply certain principles to Latino and other students of color. Educators will also learn key facts such as: a) You don’t have to be black to teach black students; b) Holding students to high standards is one of the best ways to break down stereotypes and improve academic performance and c) many other principles and methods that have scientifically been shown to help students learn and perform at high levels.
    • Learn scientifically proven ways to close the achievement gap for the benefit of African American and Latino boys and girls in your classroom.
    • This course provides the following types of credit:
    • (Massachusetts) 45 PDPs. Approved by Mass Department of ESE for PDPs. Also listed on MyLearningPlan for Boston Public School teachers. Note: PDPs are determined by the number of clock hours. The number of PDPs may vary according to participant, up to a maximum of 45 PDPs. Participants must document their clock hours in order to receive credit.
    • (Texas) Up to 45 CPEs. CPE credits are based on the number of clock hours and may vary with participant.
    • (General) 3 graduate-level PDUs. Transcripts in sealed envelope provided by Brandman University. University fees not included: $90 per credit.
    Please check with your school district or local authority on whether the kind of credit this course provides can be used towards meeting your professional development, salary differential, or credential renewal needs. For questions, email support@quikitech.com. Syllabus