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Virginia's PBS TeacherLine Course Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same.
National PBS TeacherLine Course Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same.
These courses have been approved for graduate credit through James Madison University at an additional fee of only $90 per credit hour. James Madison University graduate credit
Only one graduate credit for JMU. James Madison - 1 graduate credit
These courses have graduate credit available, but not through JMU. graduate credit - not through James Madison University
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INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

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Fundamentals of Virtual K-12 Teaching- 45hr

TECH570

School districts need highly-qualified educators who can meet the needs of all students in an online environment. A highly-qualified virtual teacher knows how to use the technology and tools for learning online, as well as how to build community, how to develop tone and voice, and how to effectively assess virtual students. This course has been specifically created to give you the tools you need to become an effective virtual teacher. You will learn about the national standards for quality online courses from iNACOL, SREB and the NEA, how to build community, strategies for working with virtual students, and assessment techniques. This course is a project-based learning experience, during which you will practice what you learn. As a final assignment, you will build an eLearning Toolbox with resources and materials you can use in your future virtual classroom experiences.

Points/Credit Hours: 45 recertification points (3 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:


Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
TECH570.40 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 1/16/19 - Tue, 2/26/19

JMU credit available!

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Principal 2.0: The Big Picture –10hr/5wk

AKTECH107

Digital natives, social networking, the flat world: what do these things mean for 21st century educators? This course will introduce these concepts in the context of instructional leadership. Participants will learn strategies for assessing their own progress and that of their schools. They will develop methods for bringing these concepts to their faculties.

Points/Credit Hours: 10 recertification points

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTE Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKTECH107 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Karen Richardson
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Principal 2.0: Harnessing the Tools for Professional Learning –10hr/5 weeks

AKTECH108

One of the technology standards for administrators that often gets overlooked is that of professional productivity. Web-based tools can support this productivity as they promote effective and efficient use of information. Participants will be introduced to several different tools including weblogs, wikis, and aggregators and learn how to use them to support both their own work and to support collaboration amongst administrators, faculty, and staff.

Points/Credit Hours: 10 recertification points (0 graduate credit)

Audience: Administrators

Cost:

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTE Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKTECH108 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Chris O'Neal
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Principal 2.0: Encouraging and Evaluating Instructional Technology Use –10hr/5wk

AKTECH109

As the instructional leader of the school, the principal plays an essential role in the use of instructional technology. Participants will be introduced to different models related to the integration of technology. They will use these models to assess classroom uses of technology and learn strategies for encouraging that use.

Points/Credit Hours: 10 recertification points (0 graduate credit)

Audience: Administrators
C.I.I. Certificate: Science, Math, Social Science, Language Arts, Interdisciplinary

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WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTE Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKTECH109 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Karen Richardson
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Principal 2.0: More than Counting: Using Data Effectively –10hr/5wk

AKTECH110

As instructional leader of the school, the principal plays an essential role in the use of instructional technology. Participants will be introduced to different models related to the integration of technology. They will use these models to assess classroom uses of technology and learn strategies for encouraging that use.

Points/Credit Hours: 10 recertification points (0 graduate credit)

Audience: Administrators

Cost:

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTE Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKTECH110 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Chris O'Neal
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Principal 2.0: Professional Development That Gets Results–10hr/5wk

AKTECH111

Administrators - Delivering effective professional development is more than just designing an interesting workshop. Participants in this workshop will learn how to apply the National Staff Development Standards to design and deliver professional development.

Points/Credit Hours: 10 recertification points (0 graduate credit)
Audience: Administrators

Cost:

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTE Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKTECH111 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Karen Richardson
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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BASIC COMPUTING/OPERATING SYSTEMS

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GRANT WRITING

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GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS

Graphic Organizers for 21st Century Learning- 30hr

TECH195

A graphic organizer - a visual display that demonstrates relationships between facts, concepts or ideas - can be just the right device to add rigor to any lesson. A graphic organizer potentially guides the learner's thinking as they fill in and build upon a visual map or diagram. This course will teach you how to create and effectively use electronic graphic organizers across content areas and grade levels! You will learn how to enhance student's organizational, communication and critical thinking skills through your use of this powerful tool for 21st Century learning.

Classroom Link-Access to students recommended. PBS Classroom Link courses ask learners to implement lessons with their class or with a small group of students (options for learners without access to students are available).

Points/Credit Hours: 30 recertification points (2 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
TECH195.343 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 1/16/19 - Tue, 2/26/19

JMU credit available!

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INTERNET TOOLS

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Evaluating And Organizing Internet Resources And Content- 30hr

TECH340

Develop skills to prepare students to evaluate and organize Internet resources. These important literacy skills give students the foundation for effective and safe Internet use as they become digital citizens. Learn to organize web sites and content using free online tools. Develop a curriculum guide to prepare students for research, integrating practical tools that facilitate better organization and communication. Create an online portal for teachers, students, and parents.

Classroom Link-Access to students recommended. PBS Classroom Link courses ask learners to implement lessons with their class or with a small group of students (options for learners without access to students are available).

Points/Credit Hours: 30 recertification points (2 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
TECH340 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

JMU credit available!

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Interaction Speaks Louder Than Words: Incorporating Web 2.0 Tools into the Classroom -10hr/5wk

AKTECH10

The students in our classrooms today will work in a fast-paced, collaborative online world tomorrow. Are today’s teachers prepared for these digital natives? In this course you will experience the excitement of online Web 2.0 tools. Discover how they can open a digital door to a wealth of data and collaboration for you and your students. In addition, participants will discover a variety of engaging and innovative Internet applications that support the differentiated and individualized communication, organization, and productivity needs of our 21st century digital learners.

Points/Credit Hours: 10 recertification points (0 graduate credit)

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTE Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKTECH106 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Barrie Owen
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Teaching With WebQuests For Grades K-12 - 30hr

TECH145

A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. This course gives you an opportunity to explore a range of outstanding internet resources that you can use with your students to add more inquiry and student-directed learning to their research and class assignments. As a "make and take" you will design a WebQuest to enhance one of your existing curriculum units.

Points/Credit Hours: 30 recertification points (2 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
TECH145.293 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

JMU credit available!

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MULTIMEDIA

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Developing Understanding with Dynamic Media and Digital Storytelling- 30hr

TECH345

Digital storytelling and dynamic media have the power and the potential to engage learners in remarkable new ways. In this course, you will explore the basics of these 21st century teaching and learning approaches and connect them to an updated version of Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn about useful Web tools like 'mashups' for creating and sharing stories and study the steps involved in creating digital stories and corresponding evaluation rubrics.

Classroom Link-Access to students recommended. PBS Classroom Link courses ask learners to implement lessons with their class or with a small group of students (options for learners without access to students are available.

Points/Credit Hours: 30 recertification points (2 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades, K-12

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
TECH345 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

JMU credit available!

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Leveraging Smart and Social Digital Media in The Classroom - 30hr

TECH575

We all use technology on a daily basis outside of the school day, integrating its use into the classroom for the first time can be a daunting task. Using the Common Core State Standards as a blueprint for the use of digital media in the curriculum, this course will enable you to help your students use technology in ways that develop 21st century skills—including creativity, communication, collaboration, and problem solving. You will explore classrooms and schools that are effectively integrating computers and mobile devices; work with digital tools and web-based software; and develop a technology integration plan that enables your students to leverage current technology for academic success.

Points/Credit Hours: 30 recertification points (2 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) graduate credit - not through James Madison University

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
TECH575.32 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

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TSIP TRAINING

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TSIP Anywhere Anytime - 45hr

AKTECH400

TSIP Anywhere Anytime is a six-week online course that is an online adaptation of the ever popular Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel (TSIP) Certification course that has been offered for years as a face-to-face class through the C.I.I. The purpose of this course is designed to assist Virginia Educators in exploring and developing expertise with the various aspects of telecommunications tools as well as model the ways in which these tools can be used for personal learning and for integration into the teaching/learning process. This course will focus on six main areas: beginning Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and beginning Internet.

Points/Credit Hours: 45 recertification points (0 graduate credit)

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTE Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKTECH400 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Debbie Rollins
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

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WEB DESIGN

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Digital Tools for Innovative Learning- 30hr

TECH335

Tap into the best educational blogs, learning portals, wikis, social media platforms, and flipped classroom experiences to enhance your teaching practice. In this course, you will learn how to use digital technology to maximize your professional growth! You will be introduced to tools that help manage and create content, and others that will improve your communications with students and parents.

Points/Credit Hours: 30 recertification points (2 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) graduate credit - not through James Madison University

Audience: Teachers, Grades, K-12

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
TECH335 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

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Web Page Design - 45hr

AKTECH401

Students will understand the history of hypertext markup language as it applies to web pages today. They will identify basic web page design considerations and apply these elements to the creation of a set of 4 web pages. They will use basic HTML code, Internet resources and a web page editor to complete these web pages.

Points/Credit Hours: 45 recertification points (0 graduate credit)

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTE Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKTECH401.135 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Debbie Rollins
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

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