Spotlight on Sources:
Welcome to Renzulli Learning’s Spotlight on Sources, some of our most engaging resources to excite and inspire your students!
This week we are featuring our favorite activities for high school students! Renzulli Learning links students to many free courses in a wide variety of topics and areas. Many of these courses are starting this week or have additional sessions starting later this summer!
Looking for more courses than what are featured here? Do a Search in Renzulli Learning using keywords such as edX, uacourses, online classes, and online courses!
Check out our BRAND NEW course Accounting Made Easy through UAcourses.com
Accounting Made Easy
Module 1 of the Professional Bookkeeper™ course, Accounting Made Easy, teaches you the fundamentals of Bookkeeping in a practical, hands-on methodology. You will learn by doing, the best way for the skills that you gain to stick. If you have ever read a book on a subject and found that you couldn’t retain the knowledge when you needed it later, you already know the value of learning by doing, involving more of your brain in the learning process. As you complete the practice sets in the Professional Bookkeeping course, you become familiar with the processes involved in day-to-day Accounting and Bookkeeping tasks. They become second nature to you, enabling you to focus on higher-level things.
Check out a few of our favorite activities below!
Don’t forget, if you want to assign a weekly activity simply search the title of the weekly activity from your Teacher Dashboard and then send the activity to a student as a favorite! To locate these activities within Renzulli Learning you can SEARCH Enrichment Activities and type in the title of the activity you would like to locate. For more ideas to infuse enrichment activities with your curriculum, please visit the Unit Supplements on the Teacher Site, under “Teach.” We can also link these enrichment resources to your regular curriculum if you send us a theme or topic.
edX: AP Courses
Take free online ap courses courses to build your skills and advance your career. Learn AP courses and other in-demand subjects with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.
edX: Academic and Business Writing
College Writing 2.2x provides an introduction to academic and business writing for English Language Learners. In this course, students focus on understanding the demands of different styles of writing, and work to improve grammatical correctness, vocabulary development, and revision and editing skills. The five-week course includes material on vocabulary, tone, diction, and editing, all in the areas of academic and business writing. Students will have the opportunity to write on a number of different topics and ideas, always centered on areas of interest to them. The course materials are offered through readings and videos. Assignments include short writing assignments, quizzes, journal entries, and longer essays.
edX: Anatomy: Cardiovascular, Urinary, and Respiratory Systems
In this anatomy course, part of the Anatomy edX Series, you will explore the interactive relationships of the cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary systems, and the roles they play in your body. This course is a primer for the cardiovascular, respiratory, and urinary systems in which students learn the pertinent details of the structures and functions through a combination of lectures, videos, labeling activities and quizzes.
EdX: Anthropology of Current World Issues
This course will allow you to better understand the world around you through utilizing the anthropological lens. You will learn about the way in which anthropology as a discipline can shed new perspectives on current world issues, from indigeneity to migration and material culture.
edX: AP Calculus: Challenging Concepts from Calculus AB & Calculus BC
Well-respected AP instructors from around the United States will lead you through video instruction, exam-style questions and interactive activities to help you master the most challenging concepts in the AP® Calculus AB & Calculus BC curriculum. Each module will cover one of the most demanding concepts in this AP® Calculus AB & Calculus BC (based on College Board data from 2011–2013 Advanced Placement® exams). These tricky topics are broken up into bite-sized pieces—with short instructional videos, interactive graphs, and practice problems written by many of the same people who write and grade your AP® Calculus exams.
edX: AP English Literature & Composition - Part 1: Stories
This course prepares you to read more deeply and write more clearly about works of literature. Through an engaging collection of videos, authentic readings, and support material from a variety of sources, you will learn to appreciate literature from different genres. This course will focus on reading, interpreting and writing about fiction and gothic literature. You will broaden your vocabulary while you sharpen your academic and creative writing skills. Interaction with other students will help you to refine your thinking about the reading and writing as well. You will learn to write under time pressure, and have the opportunity to complete practice assignments that are similar to those you will find on the AP examination. There are no prerequisites; you don’t have to take the AP exam to join the course. If you want to learn about literature and writing, this course is for you.
EdX: Basic Spanish 1: Getting Started
This 7-week Spanish language course is aimed at students who would like to learn conversational Spanish starting with Spanish basics. The course introduces everyday language and includes activities to practice all four language skills: reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension and speaking. This course will introduce you to the A1 proficiency level as described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL, Council of Europe 2001). After completing this course, you will be prepared to introduce yourself, ask basic questions, and conduct a brief conversation in Spanish. This course uses reference materials, cultural notes, grammar explanations, functions of language, etc. Students will be able to monitor their progress by taking a number of performance tests and a final achievement test.
EdX: Becoming an Effective Leader
This course will equip aspiring leaders with an understanding of what leadership is and how an individual can develop the skills required to become an effective leader in their organization.
Each week, we will send you teaching suggestions and a few examples of our best and most popular resources. For more ideas to infuse enrichment activities with your curriculum, please visit the Unit Supplements on the Teacher Site, under “Teach.” We can also link these enrichment resources to your regular curriculum if you send us a theme or topic.
Thanks for being a part of the Renzulli Learning family and we hope you find these resources helpful.
Your Renzulli Learning Team