The Right Course Format for Your Learning Style

Online Courses

Engaging & Relevant Courses from the Comfort of Your Home

Most courses include a hard copy course text(s) containing a combination of practical strategies, methods and research-based theory for classroom teaching. Learners Edge works to use the most applicable and popular texts in the field. All 3 credit courses include the following sections:

  • Read and Respond: Each course uses a study guide with questions aligned with the readings.
  • Reflection Requirement: Every 3-credit course has a Reflection Requirement that is a minimum of 2 pages long. The Reflection Requirement allows you to deepen your learning on the topic, and to explore related issues.
  • Resource Requirement: An opportunity to customize your learning by finding and summarizing current articles and blog posts that support the content of your course.
  • Application Requirements: Applications are designed to be relevant and useful to teachers in their classrooms, so each course requires that you create something applicable to your teaching situation.

Course Materials

  • The Online Format is infused with multi-media clips to enhance learning, with all materials (including the syllabus) online.


  • For online courses, evaluator feedback is given after each module submission (3 Modules for a 3 credit course).
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Fast Track

Tight Timeline? Get on the Fast Track!

License renewal dates and contract dates can sneak up on you. When you have a tight timeline to meet, look for our Fast Track courses offered in partnership with Augustana University and Roosevelt University.

Fast Track courses:

  • 3 graduate credits | 45 hours of work | $499
  • Learning resources are found entirely online - no need to wait for a textbook
  • Expedited 2-day coursework evaluation - guaranteed on Fast Track courses

Registration for Fast Track courses are only available during select dates:*

  • Spring Session: January 2 – March 15
  • Summer Session: May 16 – July 15
  • Fall Session: September 2 – October 15

*These dates are based on Grade Release Dates from Augustana University and Roosevelt University.

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Blended Learning

For Those that Like a Little of Both - Self-Paced & Synchronous

Are you the kind of person who likes to have an accountability partner? Does the thought of self-paced learning intrigue you, but honestly, it's helpful to have a little nudge every now and again? Let us introduce you to Blended Learning! A mix of self-paced learning in the online environment (asynchronous) and instructor-led (synchronous) learning using Zoom.

We are currently offering two blended learning courses:

Course 5052: The Teacher Retreat

Zoom Sessions: March 2 & 9 from 6:00-7:30 pm CST + 2 Online Course Modules = 3 graduate credits  
Location: Online (Zoom)
Instructor: Lance Raabe

Teachers, it is time for a retreat! No matter your grade level or area of expertise, all teachers will appreciate this virtual opportunity to reflect, refresh, renew, and remember why the teaching profession is unlike any other. The Teacher Retreat is facilitated by Learners Edge veteran instructor Lance Raabe who will bring his wit and wisdom to this blended learning "get-away." Connect through great conversations with a shared sense of purpose and learn why The Teacher Retreat is a fan favorite. What a treat!  

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Course 5114: The Power of Positivity

Zoom Sessions: March 3 & 10 from 6:00-7:30 pm CST + 2 Online Course Modules = 3 graduate credits  
Location: Online (Zoom)
Instructor: Lance Raabe

Boost your bright side and become a positive force for good in this inspirational course! Discover how a positive outlook improves health and resilience as you create a Posi-Plan and explore strategies for spreading kindness and goodwill. Wipe out negativity while learning approaches for keeping your sunny side up. Oh, what a feeling!

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On-Site Courses

If you love summer in the Midwest!

On-site courses will deliver new adventures to your continuing education. Lance Raabe, a seasoned and favorite Learners Edge instructor, is always bringing fun and energy to a handful of popular courses where you'll get to meet fellow teachers and collaborate in your learning. You don't want to miss these unique adventures! Offered summers (late May and June) in the Omaha, Nebraska/Council Bluffs, Iowa area. Registration typically opens in March.

We have temporarily paused on-site courses for the 2021 season. Please check back in 2022 for exciting new course offerings and consider our blended course options for 2021!

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Group Book Study

When You (and your Colleagues) Found the Perfect Book!

There are some books that resonate at a gut level. When you come across this type of book, use a Learners Edge book study to share your learning and excitement with teachers at your school or district.

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Hours Only Professional Development

Hours, PDPs, CEUs - Time to Renew Your License or Certificate!

Learners Edge has worked with teachers across the country to help them renew their license or certificate. If you are looking for applicable, online learning that will provide you with a Learners Edge Letter of Completion and 10 hours of professional development, these courses are the perfect fit. We offer nearly two dozen online professional development courses that you can take from the comfort and coziness of your own home and keep ahead of that recertification deadline.

Academic transcripts ARE NOT available for professional development courses and we encourage you to check with your state licensing board to ensure Learners Edge Professional Development will meet your needs! 

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