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Enroll in Summer 2014 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 2014 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.

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.

Children's Authors on the Web: Online Sites that Motivate Students to Write
- 30 hours/6 weeks
RDLA125 - Monday, 7/7/2014 to Sunday, 8/17/2014
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.
Cost: $295 | Register

Graphic Organizers for 21st Century Learning - 30 hours/6 weeks
TECH195 - Monday, 7/7/2014 to Sunday, 8/17/2014
Graphic organizers are a tool for 21st century learning that can support critical thinking and problem solving; communication; collaboration; and creativity and innovation. Learn how to help students organize ideas, convey complex concepts, progress through the writing process, and develop mathematical and scientific thinking skills with graphic organizers. Learn to create and use electronic graphic organizers across the curriculum for all grade levels to develop students’ 21st century skills.
COST: $295 | Register

Guiding Student Learning Through Accomplished Mathematics Instruction - 45 hours/6 weeks
MATH517 - Monday, 7/7/2014 to Sunday, 8/17/2014 
Learn to effectively guide student learning, based on data from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards' performance assessment of mathematics teachers. Focusing on key instructional aspects such as student profiles and a "focal" student approach, classroom culture focused on mathematics learning, aligning goals with instructional methods, and checking for understanding during lessons, this course helps 6th- to 12th- grade teachers accomplish mathematics goals.
COST: $345 | Register

WHRO Education Professional Development Courses
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Online Teaching Methodology
 - 60 hours/7 weeks
AKINST500.31 - Monday, 7/21/2014 to Sunday, 9/7/2014
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.
COST: $395 | Register

K-12 STEM Using NASA Resources (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) - 45 hours/6 weeks
AKSTEM400.108 - Monday, 7/21/2014 to Sunday, 8/31/2014
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.
COST: $345 | Register

TSIP Anytime Anywhere - 45 hours/6 weeks
AKTECH400.152 - Monday, 7/21/2014 to Sunday, 8/31/2014
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.
COST: $345 | Register