I have taken over 50 post graduate credits with Joe and Jen Agolino over the last few years. They offer classes with a wide variety of subjects relevant and imperative to today’s teachers. As a Special Education teacher, I have always found Joe and Jen’s courses helpful in promoting the needs and fostering the educational development of even the most diverse learners. These classes will provide you with an in-depth study and analysis of core topics, while doing so in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. I would highly recommend any of their courses.
I have taken several classes from Agolino Education and plan to take more in the future. The classes are extremely informative and beneficial. The projects and assignments are clearly defined and practical for use in the classroom. I would recommend taking classes from Joe and Jen to anyone who is passionate about teaching. I’m very pleased that their classes are now available on-line.
I’ve taken at least 15 courses by Jen and Joe and highly recommend them! The courses they offer are practical and relevant to ALL grade levels and content areas. Joe and Jen are extremely knowledgeable in all areas of education and share their expertise throughout their courses. The assignments and class activities are designed for teachers of all grades and content areas. The presentations and class discussions are enlightening and thought provoking. I enjoy hearing viewpoints and opinions from educators in other districts, grade levels, and content areas. Too often we get stuck in a “vacuum” and fail to modify our ways of teaching or try new things until we collaborate with other educators and gain some inspiration. I always walk away from Joe & Jen’s courses with a plentiful amount of resources and ideas to use with my students!
Their classes are always thoroughly thought out, timely in content, and tailored to the students in the course. I enjoy the class format and their teaching styles. They offer class discussion and time for interpersonal connections with how we as educators approach the topics taught in the course. The feedback I receive from Jen and Joe is always specific and causes me to reflect on my experiences with the instructional topic, or offers a new approach to the strategies or techniques I implement routinely. I always come away from their courses with a wealth of knowledge, resources, and artifacts I can immediately use in my current teaching situation and/or share with other colleagues. Jen and Joe demonstrate a willingness to go beyond the scope of the class format or syllabus in order to make the class meaningful to me personally. I appreciate all of their hard work, suggestions, and resources and use them far beyond the weeks I am attending the class. I highly recommend their classes to any educator seeking to gain very factual, timely, and relevant information and resources to enhance their current teaching situation.
After being in classes with Jen or Joe, I feel that I walk away with information that is both practical and applicable to my classroom. Joe and Jen are both diverse, but each is a wealth of knowledge with their own little flair. I find that I can learn from their experiences and am eager to try many of the strategies we learn in my own classroom. I find myself really enjoying their classes and I like to let others know about them as well because not only will they enjoy them but they will also walk away with a lot strategies, practice and skills for our current and ever changing classroom.
Seventeen classes and counting! Taking classes with Jen and Joe Agolino has be an absolutely rewarding experience. Their classes are always thought provoking and it’s evident that the Agolino’s feel passionate about improving student learning. They are able to uniquely tailor the class to fit your individual needs. As a PE teacher I have felt that other classes were not really for me, but Jen and Joe were always able to demonstrate how the topics relate to me and all teachers. I would recommend an Agolino class to any teacher!
I have benefited from taking the Agolino classes greatly. They have filled in gaps where traditional professional development courses have fallen short. Since taking classes with Joe and Jen, my lessons have become more engaging and I have become better at meeting the needs of my students. Anyone looking to stay current with educational practices should enroll in classes taught by Joe and Jen Agolino.
Differentiated Instruction is one of the “buzzwords” in education today. Agolino Educational Services has developed a course, “Differentiated Instruction in the Mixed Ability Classroom,” to aid teachers in growing their repertoire of ideas and plans. As a veteran teacher, I discovered a plethora of ideas to add to my units, including revamping some of the activities that I already use. Anyone can benefit from a new idea or two especially in the day and age of high stakes testing! This course offers various ideas, templates, examples, and lessons to help you create items like choice boards, menus, and tic-tac-toe boards, as well as smaller scale ideas for activities such as grouping. I think that the course is designed with a busy classroom teacher in mind. The set up allows teachers to select which topic to begin with and in what order to submit assignments. It’s definitely worth taking to upgrade your current classroom climate!
When I registered for this class (Specific Strategies for the Most Difficult to Manage Students), I was not having any (major) discipline problems within any of my classes. I just figured it would not and could not hurt to learn about/acquire other strategies/methods that may be helpful in the future. After completing the class I can say that my expectations were exceeded. Not only was I able to share a few new strategies, but taking the course also gave me the opportunity to reflect upon the current/past strategies I have used. In doing so, I truly believe that I am more equipped to handle a wide variety of disciplinary situations.
Taking this course truly added a great deal of careful, research-based zest into my classroom. I appreciated the breakdown of the course, which allowed me to add new instructional strategies based on sound educational research, incrementally. This allowed me to reflect on which new instructional strategies worked and which needed more development. I appreciated learning from my peers and gaining new perspectives from other educators. I was thankful throughout the course for the positive and confidence-boosting feedback from the instructor.