WHRO LISTEN WATCH EDUCATE CORPORATE SUPPORT US COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DONATE CONTACT US GET OUR ENEWS SIGN IN

For Educators by Educators

 

WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTE
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
Click on desired course for more details. * notes a course currently scheduled.

Accomplished Science Teaching: Building Student Understanding - 45hr*

Accomplished Science Teaching: Guiding Student Learning - 45hr*

Accomplished Science Teaching: Letting Science Lead - 45hr*

Integrating Technology Into The Middle Science Curriculum - 30hr

K-12 STEM Using NASA Resources (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) - 45hr

Plants and Animals - STEM Professional Development from WGBH - 30hr

Structure of the Earth System - STEM Professional Development from WGBH - 30hr

Teaching Reading In Science - 30hr

The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science - Special Collection from Annenberg Learner - 45hr*

 

REGISTER NOW


Integrating Technology Into The Middle Science Curriculum - 30hr

AKSCIE360

The teaching of Science over the past decade has evolved with an emphasis on inquiry skills throughout the curriculum. Through active learning students are engaged in not only mastering important facts, skills and concepts, but in internalizing them so that they can be applied in various contexts. Whereas the Science lab is the center for this kind of hands-on learning, technology offers new and exciting ways to bring Science alive for students. More importantly, technology can accommodate students' different orientations to learning and understanding. Technology and Science are a dynamic combination, and through this course you will explore the strategies, resources and possibilities for middle school teachers to integrate them across the curriculum.

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

Audience: Middle School Science Teachers

Cost:

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTEOnline |Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKSCIE360
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..

Return to Top

REGISTER NOW


K-12 STEM Using NASA Resources (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) - 45hr

AKSTEM400

This course seeks to provide a way to teach mathematics and science in an integrated format that blends technology, engineering, and problem-solving into activities that are engaging but are also aligned with Virginia math, science, and technology standards. Because NASA has already been instrumental in creating STEM lessons, we will focus on their resources. The effective use of instructional technologies that appeal to 21st Century Learners will also be a significant strand for this course. Four STEM lesson plans, each focusing on one of NASA’s Mission Directorates and utilizing different instructional technologies, will be major projects. These include Aeronautics, Science, Exploration, and Space Operations.

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

Audience: K-12 Math, Science, Technology, and Engineering Teachers

Cost:

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTEOnline |Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKSTEM400.114 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Sharon Hurwitz
Date/Time: Mon, 7/10/17 - Sun, 8/20/17 / Any

Return to Top

REGISTER NOW


Plants and Animals - STEM Professional Development from WGBH - 30hr

SCIE504

A topic immersion course on Teaching Elementary Life Science.
Lead your students' examination of how the structures and functions of plants and animals help them meet their needs as living things. Explore strategies for the use of concept maps and effective uses of live plants and animals in the classroom to present plants as producers and animals as consumers.

Note: The content of this topic immersion course is drawn from our full survey course Teaching Elementary Life Science (SCIE500). When planning their professional development, learners should select either the full survey course or choose one or more of the topic immersion component courses.

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-4

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]
SCIE504 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled

Return to Top

REGISTER NOW


Structure of the Earth System - STEM Professional Development from WGBH - 30hr

SCIE564

A topic immersion course on Teaching Earth and Space Science
Develop content knowledge about landform processes, data sets, and mapping tools while you learn effective teaching methodologies, strategies, and tools for use in teaching earth and space science concepts. Uncover the processes that account for the Earth's ever-changing appearance, and investigate how the rock cycle connects to these processes.

Note: The content of this topic immersion course is drawn from our full survey course Teaching Earth and Space Science (SCIE560). When planning their professional development, learners should select either the full survey course or choose one or more of the topic immersion component courses.

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 5-12

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]
SCIE564 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled

Return to Top

REGISTER NOW


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 arrange ideas, understand text organization, set goals for reading, make meaningful connections, and persevere through challenging materials.

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

Return to Top

REGISTER NOW


The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science -Special Collection from Annenberg Learner - 45hr

SCIE572

This course helps to provide a background for understanding and discussing the natural functioning of the different Earth systems: geophysical systems, the atmosphere, the oceans, and natural ecosystems. Examine the unique characteristics that make our planet habitable and investigate the effects of human actions on different natural systems: land use, air and water pollution, biodiversity decline, and the extraction of resources. What can be predicted, given current trends, if humans act in concert to mitigate their impact on the planetary system? Use inquiry-based learning techniques to determine which multimedia resources—Annenberg Learner videos, interactive labs, and more—will best engage your students and hone their skills as scientific thinkers.

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: 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 9-12

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]
SCIE572.31 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 10/11/17 - Tue,11/21/17 / Any

Return to Top

REGISTER NOW


Accomplished Science Teaching: Building Student Understanding- 45hr

SCIE602

This course is the first in the Accomplished Science Teaching course series. The courses may be taken individually or as a series. This research-based course draws upon data from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ performance assessment of science teachers. Through this course, learners focus on the evolution of student learning of science concepts. With an understanding of how science concepts build on each other, whether within a unit or grade or across grades, teachers can make well-informed instructional decisions and help students build their own understanding more efficiently. Several ideas in this course will be revisited in more depth in the other courses from the Accomplished Science Teaching series.

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: 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-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]
SCIE602 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 6/13/18 - Tue, 7/24/18 / Any

Return to Top

REGISTER NOW


Accomplished Science Teaching: Letting Science Lead- 45hr

SCIE607

This course is the second in the Accomplished Science Teaching course series. The courses may be taken individually or as a series. This research-based course draws upon data from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ performance assessment of science teachers. Through this course, learners focus on the evolution of student learning of science concepts. With an understanding of how science concepts build on each other, whether within a unit or grade or across grades, teachers can make well-informed instructional decisions and help students build their own understanding more efficiently. Several ideas in this course will be revisited in more depth in the other courses from the Accomplished Science Teaching series.

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: 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-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]
SCIE607.4 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 1/17/18 - Tue, 2/27/18 / Any

Return to Top

REGISTER NOW


Accomplished Science Teaching: Guiding Student Learning- 45hr

SCIE609

This course is the third in the Accomplished Science Teaching course series. The courses may be taken individually or as a series. This research-based course draws upon data from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ performance assessment of science teachers. Through this course, learners focus on the evolution of student learning of science concepts. With an understanding of how science concepts build on each other, whether within a unit or grade or across grades, teachers can make well-informed instructional decisions and help students build their own understanding more efficiently. Several ideas in this course will be revisited in more depth in the other courses from the Accomplished Science Teaching series.

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: 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-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]
SCIE609 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 4/18/18 - Tue, 5/29/18 / Any

Return to Top

 REGISTER NOW

CHECK OUT PD PROMOS!

Register Online, Now!

Course Schedules

-Current Course Schedule
(WHRO/VATL)
Online Course Schedule | Download PDF OVERVIEW

– Online Teaching Methodology [PDF]
 National Teacherline Course Schedule [PDF]

Course Catalog

If you would like to offer a currently unscheduled course for your teachers (min 12), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

– WHRO Education Online Professional Development
 PBS TeacherLine

Courses By Topic

– Instructional Strategies
– Instructional Technology
– Math
– Reading/Language Arts
– Science
– Social Science
– STEM

FAQs

 Am I a C.I.I. Member?
 Am I a C.I.I. Service Participant?
– First Time Online Registration User
 Returning Online Registration User
– How do I register?
– How do I pay for a course?
– What do I need to know once I have registered for a WHRO Education Online PD Course?
 What do I need to know once I have registered for a Virginia's PBS TeacherLine Course?

Questions?

– 866-559-2353
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Subscribe to WHRO Education Updates (Includes course reminders)

Course Calendar

(accept terms > click on course catalog tab > click on View Schedule Calendar)

Search Courses
(accept terms > click on course catalog tab > perform your search)