Online Graduate Courses

This is the only academic class co-authored and endorsed by The Daily CAFE to teach The Daily 5 and CAFE system.

The team at The Daily CAFE collaborates closely with Allison Behne and Upper Iowa University (UIU) to maintain high standards for these graduate courses. UIU is a global university and supports learners from all over the world.  Allison Behne, long-time contributor to The Daily CAFE and Assistant Professor of Education at UIU, is the course instructor.

UIU Online Course Offerings

Course Description

Participants receive intensive instruction on the Daily 5 and CAFE system or Math Daily 3, including:

  • Classroom design
  • Brain research, motivation in teaching and learning
  • Developing independence
  • Organizing student data
  • Brief and detailed focused lessons
  • Differentiation in the literacy classroom
  • Moving from assessment to instruction
  • Monitoring student progress

Course Benefits:

  • Online format
  • 8 week term
  • 3 graduate credits
  • 20 student maximum in each course allows for personalized instruction
  • Collaboration with other teachers using Daily 5, CAFE and Math Daily 3

Additional Professional Development

Online Workshops

4–5 hours of training

Includes published and online resources, one-month membership to and ConferringNotebook, per workshop (credits available).



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Online Seminars

One-month of weekly webinars

Includes three-month membership to The Daily CAFE, per seminar, and exclusive access to online discussion board (graduate-level credit available).



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