WHAT IS KOKOPELLI ON DEMAND?
Kokopelli on Demand is anytime, anywhere, online professional learning with a variety of options for the busy educator.
OPTIMIZED FOR YOUR SCHEDULE & LIFESTYLE
Each course is available for two weeks after the date of purchase. We offer convenient, affordable, and quality professional learning for all educators. We currently offer 10+ different virtual workshops, and strive to continue building our library of courses to meet the needs of educators across the country.
COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE
Southwest Plains has partnered with Mid-America Nazarene University to offer college credit for each course at $45 per half credit hour.
AFFORDABLE FOR EVERYONE
Each course costs $125 ($140/course for non-members) payable to Southwest Plains with an additional fee of $45/half credit hour payable to Mid-America Nazarene University.
To register for any of the courses, CLICK HERE
and a Southwest Plains representative will be in touch with you via email.
KOKOPELLI ON DEMAND OPTIONS
ESOL PRAXIS PREP
We've designed 3 session to help teachers prepare their thinking and their classrooms for students whose first language is not English. The expectation for ESOL endorsed teachers is not that they will know the students' first language, but that teachers will be able to structure their classrooms, lesson plans, and teaching strategies to successfully support English Language Learners (ELLs). Included is the expectation that teachers will have a strong understanding of how the English language works grammatically and linguistically.
Each session in this 3 part series is worth 0.5 hour of college credit through Mid America Nazarene University, with a potential for 1.5 hrs upon completion of all three sessions ($135 payable to MNU with a course fee of #375 payable to SWPRSC). Each session can also be taken as a stand alone course for $45 payable to MNU + $125 payable to SWPRSC.
Session 1 - Planning & Implementing Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation. This session will cover Lesson Prep, cooperative learning structures, stages of language acquisition, dominant philosophical approaches, language instruction, and vocabulary to support assessment procedures.
Session 2 - Linguistics & Culture This session will cover parts of speech including modal verbs & verb tenses, active, passive, & pragmatic voice, sociolinguistics, phonemes, graphemes, morphemes, etc., intonation & word stress, International Phonetic Alphabet, rhetorical patters, impacts of language on culture & vice versa, and types of cultures & how culture impacts learning. This session also includes the listening questions that will be embedded into the PRAXIS assessment.
Session 3 - Language & Professional Issues This session covers registers of language including formulaic utterances, theorists important for teachers of ELLs, literacy instruction, acronyms, how ESL programs are classified, and 3 main court cases that impact schools with ELL enrollment.