Welcome to Online Professional Development Through Learning Bridges Choose from more than forty high-quality online professional development courses offered in a wide variety of topic areas from classroom management to literacy. Gain practical instructional strategies, learn current research, and renew your teaching practice. Graduate credits earned through Learning Bridges courses may be applied as electives toward a Hamline University Master of Arts in Education degree. Learning Bridges courses are research-based, grounded in state and national standards, and facilitated by master teachers with extensive K-12 experience. The Learning Bridges learning environment is designed to be highly interactive and collaborative. A suite of virtual tools, including a conference center, helps students communicate and connect. Courses consistently follows the same format, eliciting prior knowledge, connecting content to brain research, multiple intelligences, and strategies for closing the achievement gap, and moving from guided practice through application. All Learning Bridges courses are eight weeks in length and offered for two Hamline University graduate credits. New courses start at the beginning of each month.Course catalog Education (EDUC) EDUC 6236 Activating Prior Knowledge EDUC 6237 Classroom Assessment and Data Analysis EDUC 6238 Classroom Management EDUC 6239 Compare and Contrast EDUC 6240 Concept Mapping EDUC 6241 Critical Thinking Skills EDUC 6242 Explicit Instruction/Heuristics 1 EDUC 6244 Journals, Double-Entry Journals EDUC 6246 Teaching for Relevancy EDUC 6247 Motivating Students EDUC 6248 Graphic Representations EDUC 6259 Differentiated Instruction EDUC 6277 Diverse Learners EDUC 6278 How Learning Occurs EDUC 6279 Instructional Planning EDUC 6280 Teacher Support - The Profession EDUC 6281 Effective Instructional Strategies EDUC 6282 Special Education, Gifted, and Title I: Meeting Special Needs EDUC 6283 Using Technology for Teaching and Learning EDUC 6284 Explicit Instruction/HeuristicsEnglish as a Second Language (ESL) ESL 6101 Reading for English Language Learners 1 ESL 6102 Reading for English Language Learners 2 ESL 6103 Reading for English Language Learners 3 ESL 6104 Reading for English Language Learners 4Language Arts/Literacy (LANG) LANG 6153 Decoding Through Clues LANG 6154 Improving Content Reading and Writing 1 LANG 6155 Improving Content Reading and Writing 2 LANG 6156 Pattern and Organization LANG 6157 Phonics Applications LANG 6158 Phonological Awareness LANG 6159 Systematic Writing Process 1 LANG 6160 Systematic Writing Process 2 LANG 6161 Vocabulary Strategies LANG 6164 Writing Process: Primary Traits 1 LANG 6165 Writing Process: Primary Traits 2 LANG 6191 Strategic Reading and Writing 1 LANG 6192 Strategic Reading and Writing 2 LANG 6193 Strategic Reading and Writing 3 LANG 6194 Strategic Reading and Writing 4Math Education (MAED) MAED 6075 Making a Graph, Chart, Table, and Information Organization MAED 6076 Manipulatives MAED 6077 Model Making MAED 6078 Patterning in Mathematics: Elementary MAED 6079 Patterning in Mathematics: Secondary About Learning Bridges The Learning Bridges System provides a comprehensive, systemic approach to the improvement of student achievement through research-based instruction. Based on five years of research and development (and representing the research of thousands of educational researchers over the last two decades), we present a research-based solution to improve academic achievement and close the gap in achievement for diverse learners – kids of poverty, kids of diverse cultures, and English language learners. Learn more Professional development staff will be happy to answer your questions or provide more information. Call 651-523-2067 or send an email. RegistrationBy registering through Learning Bridges, you are also registering for Hamline University graduate credit. No additional registration is required for credit. State Eligibility and Complaint Process State Eligibility Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, is required to obtain authorization from individual states to enroll students residing outside of Minnesota. Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states. Complaint Process Hamline University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Hamline, please review our complaint process for online education at Hamline.