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Enroll in Summer 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 Summer 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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AKINST500.35: Online Teaching Methodology
Monday, 6/29/2015 through Sunday, 8/16/2015 - 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

AKTECH400.109: K-12 STEM Using NASA Resources (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Monday, 6/29/2015 through Sunday, 8/9/2015 - 45 hours/6 weeks
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. No graduate credit available.
Audience: K-12 Math, Science, Technology, and Engineering Teachers.
Cost: $345.00 | 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.

RDLA125.481: Children's Authors on the Web: Online Sites that Motivate Students to Write
Monday, 7/6/2015 through Sunday, 8/16/2015 - 30 hours/6 weeks
Discover the power of author studies to motivate students to read and write. This course uses a problem-based approach to teach the techniques of conducting an author study integrating technology and the Internet. Explore author and other Web sites to collect resources that will introduce your students to many genres while encouraging them to experiment by communicating with others in different forms. You'll create an individual author study you can use as the basis of an ongoing plan to inspire your students to read, write and use technology effectively.
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-6.
Cost: $355.00 | Register: Click Here

SOST507.20: America's History in the Making: A Special Collection from Annenberg Learner
Monday, 7/6/2015 through Sunday, 8/16/2015 - 45 hours/6 weeks
Enrich your knowledge of American history and learn methods to bring history to life in the classroom. This course explores American history content and classroom applications, such as using digital primary sources and biographical accounts, through the integrated use of video, text, classroom activities, and Web-based interactives. Developed through a consortium of seven education service districts (ESDs) and area education agencies (AEAs) across the U.S., and in partnership with the National Center for History in the Schools and the Organization for American Historians, this course aligns with and supports state and district standards for American history. Simultaneously build content knowledge and explore new applications as you explore each era in American history from Pre-Columbian societies in North America through the Industrial Revolution to today's evolving society and America's position as a global superpower. Practice developing lesson plans and student assignments that incorporate digital primary sources and develop students' historical thinking skills.
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 6-12.
Cost: $405.00 | Register: Click Here

INST120.211: Digital Lesson Planning for Differing Learning Styles
Monday, 7/6/2015 through Sunday, 8/16/2015 - 30 hours/6 weeks
Unlock the secrets to developing a curriculum that meets the learning needs of different types of students. Create a cross-curricular unit that integrates technology to support learning and plan lessons that address the different ways that your students learn. Activities will help you build flexibility into your lesson plans, enabling you to integrate your new knowledge into your instruction.
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