The University Of North Dakota - PDE

We Can Help

Toll Free: 1.800.CALL.UND
Local: 701.777.3000
M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm CST

New Teacher Help, T&L 900

Instructor: Shannon Holden

Topics: Instructional Strategies & Classroom Management
Audience: K-12

Half of all new teachers leave teaching or are dismissed within the first five years. This course was developed by administrators and teachers with a combined 50 years of experience in the classroom to strengthen novices in these areas: Re-engaging unmotivated students, implementing an effective discipline plan, building a repertoire of research-based instructional strategies, avoiding litigation, and forming positive and productive relationships with students and parents. Last -- but not least -- this course uses the latest research, best practices and common sense to help teachers develop a solid knowledge base in order to become an effective teacher in a very short period of time.

This course is designed to lessen the time it takes for novice teachers to assimilate into the profession, and reduce the amount of teacher attrition that takes place. School districts spend millions of dollars and thousands of man-hours each year hiring new teachers to replace the ones who have quit. These resources could be better spent on something else! Our course will make you a happier, more effective teacher in 45 hours.

PLEASE NOTE: It may take 7-10 days upon registration with UND for the instructor to provide you access to the Digital Learning Tree course. Please watch for an e-mail from your instructor, using the e-maill address Please check your junk or spam files during this timeframe to make sure your computer has not filtered out this important e-mail.

Register for UND Credit

To register, click on the "Register Now" button of the course with the grading of your choice. The course will be added to "Your Shopping Cart." You can then add more courses or follow the check out process.


This course has grading options. Please select the course with the grading of your choice.

Online Course
Enroll Anytime
Professional Development Credits: 3 - S/U grading
UND Fee: $480
quick details

Online Course
Enroll Anytime
Professional Development Credits: 3 - Letter grading
UND Fee: $480
quick details

About Your Instructor

Shannon Holden Shannon Holden

Shannon J. Holden has been a teacher and administrator in North Dakota, Texas, and Missouri for twenty-one years. The majority of Shannon's experience has been at the high school and middle school levels. In his spare time, Holden is an adjunct instructor at Missouri State University, a teacher trainer/educational consultant for school districts in southwest Missouri, and a webinar presenter on Holden has built two websites to assist educators: was designed to provide information about teaching and learning to new teachers, and www.educationaltechtools. com focuses on how to utilize technology in the classroom.

Back to Online Course List