"I love KDS! The courses are thoughtfully prepared and always include very useful information. I love the fact that I can work at my own pace. I am a new, single Mom and I can't get out to classes as easily as I used to. This is such a wonderful alternative that I don't even WANT to go out to classes!"
– Jonelle H., New York City Educator
"I love Webucation. Continuing education over the Internet has provided me with the opportunity to learn about important topics I didn't get in school. Things that will help me prosper both professionally and personally. I have appreciated being able to study from home, having a flexible schedule, and being able to take extra time to absorb the content of the material. Even though the classroom was virtual, I felt plenty connected to the instructor and the course participants."
– Kay A., Ohio Educator
"The courses offered by KDSI on Classroom Management and Differentiated Instruction were truly an eye-opener. I learned more from these courses than I ever did sitting through my Masters program."
– Pamela C., NYC Public Schools, I.S. 318, Special Education Crisis Intervention Teacher, Grades 6-8
"I can honestly say that I enjoyed taking these online courses. The subject matter was right on target for teaching in today's world. The presenters were so interesting - definitely not boring. They offered so many well planned techniques and strategies. I've tried many of these techniques quite successfully in my Kindergarten Class. They are enjoyed by the students and make their learning experiences fun and challenging.
Looking forward to taking more online courses with KDS."
– Fran M., NYC Public Schools, P.S. 153 Q
"This course was truly a very motivational discussion and was a good topic to review as I go back into my classroom this year. It was very interesting and made me think about why I went into teaching and refocused myself to have a good year and to be the person I am and not who someone else might want. I do things for the children in my heart because they are the world to me and why each morning I get out of bed. I shared this presenter with my principal and asked her to view it as a way for the staff to unite and make our school an incredible community."
– Michigan Educator
"This is the first KDS course I've taken and I am very impressed with the amount of useful information I have learned. The techniques and tips are applicable to any of the classes I teach and I found that I was taking notes at every opportunity because the information was so worthwhile. I now have a composition book about 3/4 full of great information that I can reference at my leisure. Also, I was able to download the slides which are another trigger to [help me] remember. I will be taking more of these courses - I learned more practical information about classroom management in this course than I ever learned during my B.A. or M.A."
– Joyce T., New York City Educator
"I have 25 years of teaching experience yet I still found new ideas that I could apply to my teaching and to my classroom. The information was easy to understand and the ideas given were practical. The presenters were engaging and it was obvious that they were speaking from experience."
– Ohio Educator
"KDS courses are wonderful - I have already recommended them to colleagues. The presenters are extremely knowledgeable about the content and the topics are quite useful in my daily teaching."
– Margaret B., NYC Public Schools, PS 59 Brooklyn, Science Teacher, Grades K-5
"I found these courses to be very effective and informative. The courses provide strategies that you can actually use in your classroom. I've been teaching for nine years, and I was really impressed with the different ways to implement Differentiated Instruction in my class. Taking this class has really helped me a lot!"
– Natasha L., NYC Public Schools, MS 246 Brooklyn, 7th Grade Collaborative Team Teacher, Literacy
"I learned more in a few weeks at my own pace than I had in 16 years of teaching. Twenty lectures later and I am a new teacher armed with new knowledge and insights."
– Luci H., New York City Public Schools, PS/IS 104, 5th Grade Teacher
"I am enjoying all the lectures. They are so interesting, helpful, and at times make me laugh!
Seriously, I wish someone would have told me sooner how "real life" these courses are! I've sat in actual classrooms that were less interesting and the time dragged on! I feel like these instructors are right in front of me in a classroom and their lectures fly by so quickly that I do not even realize I have been listening for over an hour! I even purchased some of the books mentioned by the instructors and am looking forward to reading them!
I would certainly like to take other courses in the future.
– Celeste C., NYC Public Schools, PS 18R
"The topics of the courses are of great interest to me and the ability to self-pace is irresistible. I am quite interested in signing up for additional courses!
I am a Literacy Coach at P.S. 157x. Due to my position I am often probed for various classroom management strategies, as well as innovative ways for addressing the needs of students, particularly those who are struggling. Thus, the topics being offered by KDS will not only assist me in meeting the requirements for my second salary differential, but most importantly, equip me with a plethora of information which will augment the teaching abilities of the teachers with whom I work and thereby, enhance the learning experiences of our students."
– Opal B., NYC Public Schools, PS 157x, Literacy Coach
"These materials are really high-quality, and I enjoy working from home. The technology is wonderful, I haven't had any problems at all-everything works very smoothly!"
– Michelle V., New York City Public Schools, PS 171Q, 4th Grade Special Education Teacher
"The tremendous benefit of a KDSI Webcast is the opportunity to provide professional development on site for several faculty members at once. Thank you for making it possible for our teachers to participate in current educational topics without the high expense of off-site workshops."
– Jean D., California
NYC P-Credit Programs Testimonials
"The lectures are very informative and the pre-questions are a great way to set up for learning the objectives. These courses are a very convenient and wonderful way to get your salary credit, learn more, and continue with your professional development - spoken from a true teacher!"
– Melissa I., New York City Public Schools, PS 8, Teacher
"Knowledge Delivery Systems courses were very useful, easy to listen to, and are relevant to what I do in the classroom on a daily basis. I would recommend KDS to colleagues working on '30 above'."
– Lisa P., NYC Public Schools, PS 17 Queens, Elementary School Teacher
Course Specific Testimonials
Aiding Students with Learning Disabilities
"The course had very valid and interesting topics. I found the topics useful for future use in my classroom and also for further study. I would recommend this course to every special education teacher, no matter years of experience, age of students or degree of disability."
– New York City Educator
"I really enjoyed this class. It has been so appropriate for me to learn this information at this point in my teaching career. I needed to understand more about how the brain works and how to best utilize this information in a practical way to reach students and parents in this day and age where ADD and ADHD and Autism are so prevalent. Your choices of instructors was invaluable, I appreciated all your notes and slides available for printing, and the ability to come back and relisten to the audio/video. I know I will use many of these approaches in my classroom. Thanks!"
– Lynn A., Ohio Educator
"I think this course on anger was eye opening for me personally and as an educator. I fully plan to practice some of the lessons I learned this summer. I actually printed out each class session and intend to bind it and keep it as a book of reference for myself. I thank you."
– New York City Educator
"I really enjoyed the concrete ways Mr. Lawrence showed to help students gain real number sense. I used some of them in teaching summer school math, and was pleased to see that my kids were gaining confidence in their math abilities, which improved their attitudes toward math, which helped their test score tremendously."
– Kansas Educator
"I enjoyed the course because it not only updated my knowledge and understanding of the best ways to engage, plan for instruction, and assess the student, but it provided practical strategies to use in the middle school classrooms. The best part was that I was able to complete the course at home in my spare time without journeying away to class when time is precious and limited."
– Ohio Educator
Teaching Diverse Learners
"I have found the information presented through the KDS programs to be highly applicable for use in today's classroom. These are ideas that can be adapted from elementary to secondary classrooms. I plan to carry many of the examples into my teaching of middle school language arts in the upcoming school year. The material has also been extremely motivational to me. At a time when I sometimes wonder whether I can really make a difference to these children, these courses not only give advice on helping individual students set personal goals but have encouraged me in making a difference in the community and society."
– Mississippi Educator