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Classroom Ecosystem

IACET Accredited
0.10 CEUs 1 Training Hours

How can you create an environment that helps children thrive? Learn how a classroom is more than a space with festive decorations, but a community of learning – an “ecosystem” of teachers, students, materials, and more – all working together so learning can flourish.

100% Free
Time to complete
1 Hour
Provides a
Certificate of Training
Recommended for
  • Kindergarten – 3rd grade educators

  • Principals and Vice Principals

  • District leaders

By the End of This Course You’ll Be Able To
  • Name the 4 major categories of an ideal classroom ecosystem
  • Recognize the 5 vital cognitive processes children need for learning
  • Develop activities and routines that will engage children in learning
Why It Matters
  • Establishing deliberate classroom ecosystems allows children to learn, thrive and develop

  • Fostering classroom culture engages children’s brains for learning

  • You can create an environment that fosters cognitive development necessary for children to read

How it Works

  • Learn at Your Own Pace

    You don’t have to finish the course all in one sitting. In fact, we recommend you take this course a little bit at a time, incorporating what you’ve learned in the classroom.

  • Earn IACET CEUs

    In order to pass and receive IACET CEUs for this course, you will first need to complete all the lessons, then complete the end of course assessment with a score of 80% or higher.

  • Free Guided Resources

    As you go through a course, we’ll introduce you to free resources that will help you implement what you’re learning.

  • Never Learn Alone

    Have a question on what you’re learning in the course or how to use a resource? Reach out to the Cox Campus community for advice or to lend a helping hand to others.


  1. Lesson 1

    CE Lesson 1: The Classroom Ecosystem

    Establishing deliberate classroom ecosystems allows for children to learn, thrive and develop. In this lesson you will learn about the importance of implementing classroom ecosystem practices and the 4 major categories that make up an ideal classroom ecosystem.
  2. Lesson 2

    CE Lesson 2: Culture, Structure and Voice

    Activities and routines that bind us in groups actually engage our brains for learning. After this lesson you will be able to apply practices that establish the classroom culture of your learning ecosystem.
  3. Lesson 3

    CE Lesson 3: Building Blocks of the Reading Brain

    The thriving classroom ecosystem is essential to developing the Building Blocks of the Reading Brain. After this lesson you will know how to cultivate these cognitive processes, building the circuits of language necessary for learning to read.
  4. Lesson 4

    CE Lesson 4: End of Course Assessment

    In this lesson, you will take the end of course assessment and post course survey. You must score 80% or higher to pass the assessment and receive your certificate of completion.

Your Facilitator

Yvette Manns
Rollins Center K-3rd Grade Facilitator
Yvette is a K-3 Facilitator for the Rollins Center. She is a member of the Rollins’ Content Development Team for online learning courses for Cox Campus and provides online coaching on Cox Campus practices.

Success Stories

  • "The Cox Campus will give you practical tools to dramatically benefit the children in your classrooms, giving them the power to be successful in elementary school and well beyond."
  • "I have learned so much to take back to my classroom. I’m using these learning experiences to help strengthen the language of each child and I see a difference each day in the children’s language."
  • "I have experienced more meaningful conversations with my students and have seen them flourish in literacy due to the incorporation of strategies I’ve learned."
    Pre-K Teacher


The Cox Campus is the digital outreach platform for the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy. Our team is composed of experienced teachers, early learning and language experts, neuroscientists, school leaders, speech language pathologists and authorities in adult learning and curriculum design to give all children access to the Science of Reading to change the odds for all children.

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