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  • Enroll in Spring 2014 Professional Development Courses

    Enroll in Spring 2014 Professional Development Courses

Enroll in Spring 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 Spring 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.


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.

Teaching Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
 - 45 hours/6 weeks
RDLA157 - Monday, 4/14/2014 to Sunday, 5/25/2014
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.
COST: $345 | Register

Promoting Digital Media Literacy in Students
 - 30 hours/6 weeks
INST125 - Monday, 4/14/2014 to Sunday, 5/25/2014 
Put 21st century skills into practice as you help students get the most from their online research by encouraging their critical-thinking and information literacy skills. Explore different information search process models and strengthen your own online research skills. Create an Internet-based model for teaching your students where to find information, how to evaluate it, and how to apply it to their tasks.
COST: $295 | Register


WHRO Education Professional Development Courses
Powered by WHRO and the Virginia Society for Technology in Education.

Online Teaching Methodology
 - 60 hours/7 weeks
AKINST500.30 - Monday, 4/21/2014 to Sunday, 6/8/2014
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

Web Design
 - 45 hours/6 weeks
AKTECH401.128 - Monday, 4/21/2014 to Sunday, 6/1/2014
Students will understand the history of hypertext markup language as it applies to web pages today. They will identify basic web page design considerations and apply these elements to the creation of a set of 4 web pages. They will use basic HTML code, Internet resources and a web page editor to complete these web pages.
COST: $345 | Register