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Enroll in Winter 2015 Professional Development Courses

WHRO Education and Virginia's PBS TeacherLine offer a number of online professional development courses for educators each semester. Below you will find the schedule for our Winter 2015 courses. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or Call Us at 866.559.2353. Or, view full course listings and discount information here.

WHRO Education Professional Development Courses
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AKINST500.33: Online Teaching Methodology
Monday, 2/2/2015 through Sunday, 3/22/2015 – 60 hours/7 weeks
The Online Teaching Methodology professional development course is designed to prepare educators for teaching in the K-12 online environment. The content provides participants with effective strategies and methodologies for quality online instruction. During this seven-week online course, participants will explore topics including asynchronous and synchronous learning, learning management systems, instructional tools, communication, collaboration, accountability, assessments, instructor evaluations and much more. At the end of this course, participants will be prepared to provide high-quality instruction to secondary students in the online environment.
Points/Credit Hours: 60 recertification points. Three graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course. Enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator.
Audience: Those interested in teaching or creating online courses.
Cost: $455.00 | Register: Click Here

AKINST300.21: The Art and Science of Effective Classroom Management
Monday, 2/2/2015 through Sunday, 3/15/2015 – 30 hours/6 weeks
This six-week online course addresses components of successful classroom management, including managing the environment, student behavior, instruction, student productivity, and cultural diversity.
Points/Credit Hours: 30 recertification points. No graduate credit available.
Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12.
Cost: $355.00 | Register: Click Here

Virginia's PBS TeacherLine Courses
Graduate credit is available for most of Virginia's PBS TeacherLine courses through a variety of colleges and universities. James Madison University is our local Virginia graduate credit provider and offers credit at a discounted rate.

INST342.44: Teaching with Primary Resources from the Library of Congress
Monday, 2/9/2015 through Sunday, 3/22/2015 - 45 hours/6 weeks
This course helps educators utilize the more than 19 million resources and materials of the Library of Congress to create student engagement, build critical thinking skills, and enhance knowledge construction with primary sources. Gain a new understanding of how close contact with the library’s historical resources can provide young people with a strong sense of the past and a new understanding of the present.
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. Three graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course. Enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator.
Audience: Teachers, Grades 3-12.
Cost: $405.00 | Register: Click Here

TECH575.22: Leveraging Smart and Social Digital Media in the Classroom
Monday, 2/9/2015 through Sunday, 3/22/2015 - 30 hours/6 weeks
While we may 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. Two graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course. Enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator.
Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12.
Cost: $355.00 | Register: Click Here