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WHRO Education Online Professional Development

WHRO Education Online Professional Development Courses partners with Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE). This partnership has given us the opportunity to provide Virginia Educators with an extensive listing of online Professional Development opportunities. WHRO Education offers a wide variety of courses in units of 5, 10, 15, 30, and 45 hours in Reading and Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Instructional Strategies, and Instructional Technology.

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Instructional Strategies

Engaged Learners: Effective Classroom Management Strategies for All –10hr/5wks

AKINST100

This five-week online course gives an overview of the components of classroom management, including managing the environment, student behavior, instruction, student productivity, and cultural diversity.
NOTE: There is also a 30-hour version of this course, called The Art And Science Of Effective Classroom Management, that actually goes in depth into each of the components listed above.

Points/Credit Hours: 10 recertification points (0 graduate credit)

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

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AKINST100 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Sharon Hurwitz

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The Art And Science Of Effective Classroom Management - 30hr

AKINST300

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 (0 graduate credits)

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:


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AKINST300 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Sharon Hurwitz

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Online Teaching Methodology- 60hr/7wks

AKINST500

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: (3 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Those interested in teaching or creating online courses.

Cost:

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AKINST500 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: WHRO Education Facilitator

JMU credit available!

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Instructional Technology

 

Principal 2.0: The Big Picture –10hr/5wk

AKTECH107

Digital natives, social networking, the flat world: what do these things mean for 21st century educators? This course will introduce these concepts in the context of instructional leadership. Participants will learn strategies for assessing their own progress and that of their schools. They will develop methods for bringing these concepts to their faculties.

Points/Credit Hours: 10 recertification points

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

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AKTECH107 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Karen Richardson

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Principal 2.0: Harnessing the Tools for Professional Learning –10hr/5 weeks

AKTECH108

One of the technology standards for administrators that often gets overlooked is that of professional productivity. Web-based tools can support this productivity as they promote effective and efficient use of information. Participants will be introduced to several different tools including weblogs, wikis, and aggregators and learn how to use them to support both their own work and to support collaboration amongst administrators, faculty, and staff.

Points/Credit Hours: 10 recertification points (0 graduate credit)

Audience: Administrators

Cost:

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AKTECH108 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Chris O'Neal

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Principal 2.0: Encouraging and Evaluating Instructional Technology Use –10hr/5wk

AKTECH109

As the instructional leader of the school, the principal plays an essential role in the use of instructional technology. Participants will be introduced to different models related to the integration of technology. They will use these models to assess classroom uses of technology and learn strategies for encouraging that use.

Points/Credit Hours: 10 recertification points (0 graduate credit)

Audience: Administrators
C.I.I. Certificate: Science, Math, Social Science, Language Arts, Interdisciplinary

Cost:

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AKTECH109 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Karen Richardson
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. .

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Principal 2.0: More than Counting: Using Data Effectively –10hr/5wk

AKTECH110

As instructional leader of the school, the principal plays an essential role in the use of instructional technology. Participants will be introduced to different models related to the integration of technology. They will use these models to assess classroom uses of technology and learn strategies for encouraging that use.

Points/Credit Hours: 10 recertification points (0 graduate credit)

Audience: Administrators

Cost:

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AKTECH110 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Chris O'Neal

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Principal 2.0: Professional Development That Gets Results–10hr/5wk

AKTECH111

Administrators - Delivering effective professional development is more than just designing an interesting workshop. Participants in this workshop will learn how to apply the National Staff Development Standards to design and deliver professional development.

Points/Credit Hours: 10 recertification points (0 graduate credit)
Audience: Administrators

Cost:

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AKTECH111 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Karen Richardson

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Interaction Speaks Louder Than Words: Incorporating Web 2.0 Tools into the Classroom -10hr/5wk

AKTECH10

The students in our classrooms today will work in a fast-paced, collaborative online world tomorrow. Are today’s teachers prepared for these digital natives? In this course you will experience the excitement of online Web 2.0 tools. Discover how they can open a digital door to a wealth of data and collaboration for you and your students. In addition, participants will discover a variety of engaging and innovative Internet applications that support the differentiated and individualized communication, organization, and productivity needs of our 21st century digital learners.

Points/Credit Hours: 10 recertification points (0 graduate credit)

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

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AKTECH106 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Barrie Owen

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TSIP Anywhere Anytime - 45hr

AKTECH400

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.

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

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:


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AKTECH400.151 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Debbie Rollins

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Web Page Design - 45hr

AKTECH401

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.

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

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:


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AKTECH401 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Debbie Rollins

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Math

Integrating Technology Into The Middle School Mathematics Curriculum - 30hr

AKMATH360

The teaching of Math has evolved with an emphasis on problem solving throughout the curriculum. Through solving real-world dilemmas students are engaged in not only applying Math facts, skills and concepts, but in generating unique solutions for practical problems. While manipulatives have been the focus of this kind of hands-on learning, technology offers new and exciting ways to bring Math alive for students. Technology and Math 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 credits)

Audience: Middle School Math Teachers

Cost:


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AKMATH360 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Debbie Rollins

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Reading/Language Arts

Integrating Technology Into The Middle School Language Arts Curriculum - 30hr

AKRDLA360

In the Information Age functional literacy has come to include the ability to participate in society through all kinds of traditional and electronic media. Middle school Language Arts embraces all of these facets of literacy by instilling a life-long love of reading and writing for many different audiences and purposes. The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) address these needs in terms of oral language, reading and literature, writing and research with a particular emphasis of the integration of technology into instruction. In this six-week course we will explore strategies and resources that transform the middle school Language Arts classroom into a vibrant, thriving, literate community of learners.

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

Audience: Middle School Language Arts Teachers

Cost:

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AKRDLA360 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Debbie Rollins

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Integrating Technology Into The Virginia K-2 Reading Curriculum - 30hr

AKRDLA330

Balance the basics! Balanced literacy brings together the strengths of systematic phonics instruction with the benefits of holistic reading experiences to address all the needs of the emergent reader. In this course you will be immersed in strategies that help your classroom blossom into an environment where all children can grow as readers.

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

Audience: Reading/Language Arts Teachers, Grades K-2

Cost:

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTE Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKRDLA330 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. .

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Science

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:

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AKSCIE360
WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Debbie Rollins

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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:

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AKSTEM400 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Sharon Hurwitz

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Social Science

Integrating Technology Into The Secondary Social Sciences Curriculum - 30hr

AKSS360

This course is designed to integrate a variety of instructional technologies with the state of Virginia Standards of Learning for secondary social sciences. Teachers will discover resources including primary sources, projects, lesson plans and interactive activities available for inclusion in classroom activities to bring social sciences alive for their students. Each week will focus on a specific type of technology, with participants applying the techniques to their area of focus. Learners will be encouraged to collaborate with others to design creative and original lesson plans, projects, rubrics or presentations. Learners should already have a basic foundation in instructional technical technology utilizing the Windows 98/2000/XP platform with Microsoft Office 97/2000/XP.

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

Audience: Social Science Teachers, grades 6-12

Cost:

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AKSS360 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Pati Terry


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