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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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An Introduction To Underlying Principles And Research For Effective Literacy Instruction (Grades K-8) - 45hr (RDLA152) *

Improving Reading Comprehension - 45hr (RDLA192) 

Integrating Technology Into The Middle School Language Arts Curriculum - 30hr (AKRDLA360)

Integrating Technology Into The Virginia K-2 Reading Curriculum - 30 hr (AKRDLA330)

Phonemic Awareness & Phonics: A Window Into Exemplary Instruction (K-3) - 45hr (RDLA257) *

Raising Readers: Preparing Preschoolers for Success - 15hr (RDLA051) *

Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits (RDLA235)

Teaching Phonics And Spelling For Beginning And Transitional Readers, 2nd Edition (RDLA267) *

Teaching Reading Fluency- 30hr (RDLA195) *

Teaching Reading In the Content Areas- 30hr (RDLA340) *

Vocabulary as a Foundation for Learning (PreK-3) - 45hr (RDLA272) *

 

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An Introduction To Underlying Principles And Research For Effective Literacy Instruction (Grades K-8) - 45hr

RDLA152

"Break down the developmental stages of literacy learning and explore research-based instructional strategies which will improve your teaching practice. This course will help you explore best practices for phonemic awareness, phonics, and word recognition instruction to build student skills in vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Helping you to better meet the needs of your diverse classroom, the final session will bring to light the literacy needs of English language learners (ELL), students with learning disabilities, and other struggling readers.

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) graduate credit - not through James Madison University

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-8

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]
RDLA152.144 PBS TeacherLine- National 
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 10/10/18 - Tue, 11/20/18 / Any

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]
RDLA152.145 PBS TeacherLine- National 
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 11/7/18 - Tue, 12/18/18 / Any

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]
RDLA152.146 PBS TeacherLine- National 
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 1/16/19 - Tue, 2/26/19 / Any

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Children's Authors On The Web: Online Sites That Motivate Students To Write (Grades K-6)- 30hr

RDLA125

This course, which is aligned to the new Common Core State Standards, uses a problem-based approach to teach the techniques of conducting an author study integrating Web 2.0 technology tools and children's literature sites to create immersive activities that engage, develop reading and writing skills, and are meaningfully integrated into the curriculum. Learn how to support reading and writing literacy with author studies in the classroom and motivate students to engage with literature. Create an author study to implement in the classroom.

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-6

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]
RDLA125 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

JMU credit available!

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Improving Reading Comprehension - 45hr

RDLA192

Understand the many factors affecting students' comprehension, and how to avoid the "fourth-grade reading slump". Implement active strategies for developing students' love of reading while building their comprehension of different types of texts. Bring narrative, expository, and multi-genre books to life for all students through student-collaboration projects, text maps, reading guides and Internet-based projects.

This course was formerly titled "Teaching Narrative and Expository Comprehension"

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: 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 4-6

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]
RDLA192.59 PBS TeacherLine-National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 1/16/19 - Tue, 2/26/19 / Any

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Integrating Technology Into The Middle School Language Arts Curriculum - 30hr

AKRDLA360

In the Information Age functional literacy has come to include the ability to participate in society through all kinds of traditional and electronic media. Middle school Language Arts embraces all of these facets of literacy by instilling a life-long love of reading and writing for many different audiences and purposes. The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) address these needs in terms of oral language, reading and literature, writing and research with a particular emphasis of the integration of technology into instruction. In this six-week course we will explore strategies and resources that transform the middle school Language Arts classroom into a vibrant, thriving, literate community of learners.

Points/Credit Hours: 30 recertification points (0 graduate credit)

Audience: Middle School Language Arts Teachers

Cost:

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTE Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKRDLA360 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Debbie Rollins
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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Integrating Technology Into The Virginia K-2 Reading Curriculum - 30hr

AKRDLA330

Balance the basics! Balanced literacy brings together the strengths of systematic phonics instruction with the benefits of holistic reading experiences to address all the needs of the emergent reader. In this course you will be immersed in strategies that help your classroom blossom into an environment where all children can grow as readers.

Points/Credit Hours: 30 recertification points (0 graduate credits)

Audience: Reading/Language Arts Teachers, Grades K-2

Cost:

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTE Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKRDLA330 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Debbie Rollins
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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Raising Readers: Preparing Preschoolers For Success - 15hr

RDLA051

This course focuses on preparing preschoolers for success by developing their early literacy skills. Using research from early literacy experts Susan B. Neuman and Kathleen Roskos, you'll learn how to plan meaningful experiences that build on preschoolers' prior knowledge, expand their vocabulary, and strengthen oral language development. Unless otherwise indicated, this course is not usually available for graduate credit.

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback

Points/Credit Hours: 15 recertification points (0 graduate credit available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator)

Audience: Teachers, Grades Pre-K

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]
RDLA051.205 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 10/10/18 - Tue, 11/20/18 / Any

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Teaching Reading Fluency- 30hr

RDLA195

This course features quantitative and qualitative techniques to assess and improve students' fluency, and introduces technology which can foster students' fluency progress. Apply practical, research-based strategies that leverage trusted PBS resources to help parents make the home-to-school connection. This course is ideal for teachers upper elementary, struggling readers. Content aligns with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), International Reading Association (IRA), and the Common Core standards.

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.

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 2-5

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]
RDLA195.69 PBS TeacherLine-National 
Facilitator:
 National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator 
Date/Time: Wed, 10/10/18 - Tue, 11/20/18 / Any

JMU credit available!

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Teaching Phonemic Awareness And Phonics (Grades PreK-3) - 45hr

RDLA157

Bring the ideal balance of oral language, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, phonics, and written language to your language arts instruction. Study the stages of literacy development and practice assessing the performance of budding young readers. Learn to design instructional activities that strengthen students' skills in phonemic and phonological awareness, letter-sound correspondence, and phonograms.

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 PreK-3

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]
RDLA157 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

JMU credit available!

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Phonemic Awareness And Phonics: A Window Into Exemplary Instruction (Grades K-3) - 45hr

RDLA257

This course is truly for the practitioner who is not only interested in learning about how to help children cross the bridge from oral language to fully evolved literacy, but also for those who are willing to turn the lens on their own instruction with the mindset of reflection and refinement. In this facilitated, you will fine tune your understanding of the reciprocal relationship between phonemic awareness and phonics, and the role that both play in children’s accurate and rapid word-solving, behaviors that serve as cornerstones of future reading success. You will read evidence-based descriptions of recommended instructional practices. You will analyze and respond to classroom scenarios. Through required readings, and lectures, you will gain insight into teaching strategies that support children’s development of both phonemic awareness and phonics. Via video, you will step into the classrooms of various teachers to watch as they encounter “problems of the practice.” You will have the chance to construct your own ideas of what went wrong, make connections to what you have learned, and describe how you might address this problem in your own teaching routines. Over the course of six sessions, you will also explore with fidelity the role of trustworthy assessment in informing our instructional decisions; you will learn to distinguish between intervention and remediation; you will get to examine multimodal text sets and evaluate them as teaching resources; and you will look closely at factors which engage students in reading right from the start. The course was authored by Jeanne Paratore, Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Reading Education and Literacy and Language Education Programs at Boston University. She is a published expert in the field of emergent literacy, and a master lecturer who appears in the course’s video lecture segments.

Points/Credit Hours: 45 recertification points (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 PreK-3

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]
RDLA257.9 PBS TeacherLine- National 
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator 
Date/Time: Wed, 10/10/18 - Tue, 11/20/18 / Any

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]
RDLA257.10 PBS TeacherLine- National 
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator 
Date/Time: Wed, 12/5/18 - Tue, 1/15/19 / Any

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]
RDLA257.11 PBS TeacherLine- National 
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator 
Date/Time: Wed, 1/16/19 - Tue, 2/26/19 / Any

JMU credit available!

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Teaching Phonics And Spelling For Beginning And Transitional Readers (Grades 1-3) - 45hr

RDLA167

Students need phonics instruction that will help them apply their knowledge and transfer their learning to a variety of literary situations. Solidify your awareness of developmental sequences in spelling as you learn to embed phonics and spelling instruction into a robust literacy curriculum. You will get an intricate look at each of the stages of spelling development, and carefully examine the lessons you put in front of students at the most critical times. A rich syllabus will support you as you gain foundational knowledge and explore research-based instructional activities designed to improve student’s word-solving strategies. Readings and articles will help you evaluate digital resources specifically created to support phonics instruction, and guide you as you think of ways to integrate these tools into your lessons. You will come to understand the vital role of assessment in high-quality instruction, and familiarize yourself with assessment practices that allow for optimal differentiation within a classroom setting. The course will help you gain insight into characteristics of diverse learners – both English language Learners, as well as struggling readers – and learn how to address the specific needs of these students. Through readings, interactive activities, journal reflections and discussion questions, you will have the chance to collaborate with others while consistently being given the opportunity to reflect on your own accumulation of knowledge. The final project for the course will allow you to “show what you know” as you develop a series of standards bearing phonics lessons for a student in a case study. You will leave this course with a much deeper understanding of how spelling development and phonics instruction intertwine in the evolution of your students as readers and writers, and also with a wealth of resources to implement in your own classroom

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 1-3

Cost:

PBS TeachereLine National Online | Download Syllabus[PDF]
RDLA167 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

JMU credit available!

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Teaching Phonics And Spelling For Beginning And Transitional Readers, 2nd Edition (Grades K-3) - 45hr

RDLA267

In this course, you will learn about research-based instructional activities to teach phonics and spelling to students in grades K-3. You will learn about the importance of systematic instruction and the development nature of how reading and spelling develop. You will learn assessment techniques based on these developmental patterns that will help inform your instruction.

All of the academic journal articles and publications required for this course are made available for you to download and print with permission from the content publishers. There is one exception, however. In Sessions 2, 3, and 4, you will be required to read selections from Words their way: Word study for phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction (6th Edition) by Bear, D.R., Invernizzi, M., Johnston, F., & Templeton, S. (2016). You will need to acquire a copy of this text from your school's professional learning library, purchase a copy, or rent the eTextbook prior to starting the course.

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-3

Cost:

PBS TeachereLine NationalOnline | Download Syllabus[PDF]
RDLA267.10 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 10/10/18 - Tue, 11/20/18 / Any

PBS TeachereLine NationalOnline | Download Syllabus[PDF]
RDLA267.11 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 1/16/19 - Tue, 2/26/19 / Any

JMU credit available!

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Teaching Reading In The Content Areas- 30hr

RDLA340

Give your students the tools they need to be active and engaged readers across all grade levels and content areas. In this course, you will learn how to create a successful classroom environment that supports effective reading techniques and habits. Your course assignments will build upon essential techniques that support independent reading and learning, such as identifying opportunities for students to access prior knowledge, setting a purpose for reading, organizing and summarizing ideas, taking notes, and reflecting on new understandings.

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 3-12

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]
RDLA340.240 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 10/10/18 - Tue, 11/20/18 / Any

JMU credit available!

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Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits- 30hr

RDLA235

Reading is power! Reading has the potential to fill students with emotion, take them on exciting adventures, and open doors to higher learning and understanding. Through teacher blogs, author videos, articles, discussions, and collaborative peer-to-peer projects, you will learn ways to support and motivate young readers to read within and beyond your classroom! This course provides specific strategies to ignite students’ interests. You will discover the best digital reading technologies (e-Books), how to use them with your students and integrate them into your curriculum. You will learn how to use a wealth of online resources and tools to inspire a love of reading through authentic experiences, such as reading interest surveys and personal reading goals.

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-6

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]
RDLA235.24 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 1/16/19 - Tue, 2/26/19 / Any

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Teaching Vocabulary: Word Meanings and Word Knowledge - 45hr

RDLA172

Design more effective lesson plans by learning to evaluate your students' word knowledge and to incorporate vocabulary instructional strategies. Explore the role of vocabulary knowledge in the relationship between the written vocabularies of reading and writing, and the oral vocabularies of listening and speaking. Evaluate how your instructional practices align with National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) standards and your state's standards.

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: 45 recertification points (3 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 PreSchool-2

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]
RDLA172 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

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Vocabulary as a Foundation for Learning (PreK-3)- 45hr

RDLA272

In this facilitated, you will have exposure to cutting-edge research about how word learning shapes thinking, especially in our youngest learners. You will see that how we model, recognize and encourage use of sophisticated vocabulary has lasting effects on children’s cognition. You will learn the ins and outs of fostering good word consciousness among your students and will see how it is truly a precursor to vocabulary growth. You will explore book sharing routines that promote steadfast word learning, and have the opportunity to look critically at the books we read to and with children as resources for vocabulary exposure. You will step into the classroom of master teacher, Alicia Poulin, and watch as she inspires curiosity in her students and makes essential instructional choices about teaching specific words using PBS Kids digital learning resources. Participants will also look at ways to guide students toward independence as you teach them specific strategies for learning words on their own. Finally, you will learn to assess student’s vocabulary growth in a way that will inform your instruction and keep your teaching practice rigorous yet sensitive to the needs of your learners. Through readings, interactive activities, journal reflections and discussion questions, you will have the chance to collaborate with others while consistently being given the opportunity to reflect on your own accumulation of knowledge. The course was authored by Jeanne Paratore, Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Reading Education and Literacy and Language Education Programs at Boston University. She is a published expert in the field of emergent literacy, and a master lecturer who appears in the course’s video lecture segments.

Points/Credit Hours: 45 recertification points (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-3

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]
RDLA272.10 PBS TeacherLine- National 
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 10/10/18 - Tue, 11/20/18 / Any

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]
RDLA272.11 PBS TeacherLine- National 
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 1/16/19 - Tue, 2/26/19 / Any

JMU credit available!

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Teaching Reading In Science - 30hr

RDLA130

Help students unravel the mysteries and complexities of scientific concepts by training them to approach science texts in new ways. Learn effective strategies to help your students become independent readers and learners as they navigate science texts such as arranging ideas, understanding text organization, setting goals for reading, making meaningful connections, and persevering through challenging materials. This course aligns with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ (NCTM) Communication Standards.

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) graduate credit - not through James Madison University

Audience: Reading/Language Arts & Science Teachers, Grades 3-12

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]
RDLA130 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled

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Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital Age- 30hr

RDLA400

Reading is power! Reading has the potential to fill students with emotion, take them on exciting adventures, and open doors to higher learning and understanding. Through teacher blogs, author videos, articles, discussions, and collaborative peer-to-peer projects, you will learn ways to support and motivate young readers to read within and beyond your classroom! This course provides specific strategies to ignite students’ interests. You will discover the best digital reading technologies (e-Books), how to use them with your students and integrate them into your curriculum. You will learn how to use a wealth of online resources and tools to inspire a love of reading through authentic experiences, such as reading interest surveys and personal reading goals.

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) graduate credit - not through James Madison University

Audience: Reading/Language Arts & Science 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]
RDLA400 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled

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