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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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Intructional Strategies| 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:

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTEOnline |Download Syllabus [PDF]
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:

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTEOnline |Download Syllabus [PDF]
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:

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTEOnline | Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKSS360 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Pati Terry


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Winter

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Spring

Mon, March 28, 2016

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Summer

Mon, June 20, 2016

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What Is This Online Learning All About? Can I Really Receive PD In My PJs?


Have you heard the words synchronous and asynchronous and wondered what they meant?  Are you needing recertification points but can’t seem to fit a class into your crazy schedule?  Have you wondered if online learning is for you but you weren’t sure if you could take a course without the physical presence of an instructor?  Have you heard the new requirement that every Virginia high school student must now complete at least one online course as a requirement for graduation? As a teacher, doesn’t it seem like a good idea to model for your students and try an online course yourself?


Join the WHRO team as we explore the exciting possibilities of online learning through a FREE webinar. We will discuss the characteristics needed to be an online learner as we explore the learning environments for these online courses including Desire to Learn and Moodle.  If you are currently looking for a course to take, we will work with you to find the course to meet your needs. Please sign up today for one of the following webinars.

 

FREE Webinar - PD in your PJs

2020/2021 Courses
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SELF PACED / FALL / WINTER / SPRING / SUMMER

Graduate Credit is available for the Online Teaching Methodology Course (AKINST500) which is a WHRO Education Online PD Course.

WHRO Education Online Professional Development course
These courses have been approved for graduate credit through James Madison University at an additional fee of only $90 per credit hour.
Only one credit for JMU.

These courses have graduate credit available at an additional fee, but not through JMU.

 

Self Paced

Are you looking for fast, flexible and robust PD offerings? Check out the latest courses that give you the knowledge you need but on your own time. Choose from 1.5 or 3-hour professional learning opportunities that will spark new ideas, expand your skill set and offer you CEUs*. See how our exciting line-up of courses can help energize your classroom.

 

Fall 2020 Course Schedule

 

Starts  October 14  & November 2,  2020

Instructional Strategies | Math | Reading/Language Arts | Science | Social Science | Instructional Technology

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Science

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Social Science

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Instructional Technology

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Winter 2021 Course Schedule

  

Starts January 13 & February 10, 2021

Instructional Strategies | Math | Reading/Language Arts | Science | Social Science | Instructional Technology

Instructional Strategies

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Math

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Reading/Language Arts

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Science

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Social Science

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Spring 2021 Course Schedule

 

Starts March 10,  April 7, 2021

Instructional Strategies | Math | Reading/Language Arts | Science | Social Science | Instructional Technology

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Math

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Reading/Language Arts

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Science

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Summer 2021 Course Schedule

Starts June 9, 2021

 

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Starts June 9, 2021

Instructional Strategies | Math | Reading/Language Arts | Science | Social Science | Instructional Technology

Instructional Strategies

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Math

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Reading/Language Arts

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Science

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Social Science

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COURSE COST

The Online Methodology Course is NO LONGER funded by E2T2 Grant funding. NOTE the 60 hour cost below.

5 hours
C.I.I. Member -- Price: $125
C.I.I. Service Participant -- Price : $125
Non-C.I.I. Members -- Price: $125

10 hours
C.I.I. Member -- Price: $125
C.I.I. Service Participant -- Price:$125
Non-C.I.I. Members -- Price: $125

15 hours
C.I.I. Member -- Price: $125
C.I.I. Service Participant -- Price: $125
Non-C.I.I. Members -- Price: $125

30 hours
C.I.I. Member --Price: $225
C.I.I. Service Participant -- Price:$225
Non-C.I.I. Members -- Price: $225

45 hours
C.I.I. Member -- Price: $300
C.I.I. Service Participant -- Price: $300
Non-C.I.I. Members -- Price: $300

60 hours
C.I.I. Member -- Price: $455
C.I.I. Service Participant -- Price: $455
Non-C.I.I. Members -- Price: $455

 

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WHRO Education Online Professional Development

WHRO Education Online Professional Development partnering with the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) offer a unique collection of resources that provide educators with one-stop shopping for flexible, high quality online professional development.  The variety of courses enable you to stay on top of the latest trends, tap the best practices and earn recertification points and graduate credit from the comfort of your own home.  Over 100 courses are available in Instructional Strategies, Instructional Technology, Math, Reading/Language Arts, Social Science, Science, and STEM developed for educators in grade PreK-12.  Come take a course and expand your use of technology in the classroom and strengthen your students’ academic skills!

Courses will be offered in units of 5, 10, 15, 30, 45, and 60 hours. Graduate Credit is available for the Online Teaching Methodology Course (AKINST500), which is a WHRO Education Online PD Course.  All courses are 6 weeks in length unless otherwise noted.

Tech Trek

WHRO Education's Tech Trek and Tech Trek: The Next Generation are the premier face-to-face educational technology training events in Virginia!  A week long immersion into technology.  Real answers from real teachers using real technology to teach SOL-based lessons with real results.  Learn More

C.I.I. Special Topic Forums

Special Topic Forums are held throughout the year to address timely educational technology topics.  This is a C.I.I. Member and C.I.I. Service Participant benefit.  We welcome others to participate at $150 per forum.  Learn More