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Course Fees:

15 hour
COST: $325.00

30 hour
COST: $355.00

45 hour
COST: $405.00

Fall 2015 | Winter 2016 | Spring 2016 | Summer 2016

 

Fall 2015

JMU -Teaching Phonemic Awareness And Phonics (Grades PreK-3) - 45hr

RDLA157.126 
Mon, 10/5/2015 – Sun, 11/15/2015 /Any - 6 weeks
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.
Points/Credit Hours: 45 recertification points (3 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator)
Audience: Teachers, Grades PreK-3
Facilitator: TBD
Cost: $405.00

JMU - Graphic Organizers for 21st Century Learning - 30hr

TECH195.321
Mon, 10/5/2015 – Sun, 11/15/2015 /Any - 6 weeks
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.

This course was formerly titled "Teaching & Learning with Graphic Organizers: Inspiration"
Points/Credit Hours: 30 recertification points (2 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
Facilitator: TBD
Cost: $355.00

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Winter 2016

JMU - Children's Authors On The Web: Online Sites That Motivate Students To Write (Grades K-6)- 30hr

RDLA125
Mon, 2/8/2016 - Sun, 3/20/2016 / Any - 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 (2 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
Facilitator: TBD
Cost: $355.00

Teaching with Primary Resources from the Library of Congress- 45hr

INST342
Mon, 2/8/2016 - Sun, 3/20/2016 / Any - 6 weeks
This course helps educators utilize the more than 19 million resources and materials of the Library of Congress to create student engagement, build critical thinking skills, and enhance knowledge construction with primary sources. Gain a new understanding of how close contact with the library’s historical resources can provide young people with a strong sense of the past and a new understanding of the present.

Classroom Link-Access to students recommended. PBS Classroom Link courses ask learners to implement lessons with their class or with a small group of students (options for learners without access to students are available).
Points/Credit Hours: 45 recertification points (3 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator)
Audience: Teachers, Grades 3-12
Facilitator: TBD
Cost: $405.00
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Spring 2016

JMU - Digital Lesson Planning for Differing Learning Styles - 30hr

INST120
Mon, 4/4/2016 - Sun, 5/15/2016 / Any - 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.

Classroom Link-Access to students recommended. PBS Classroom Link courses ask learners to implement lessons with their class or with a small group of students (options for learners without access to students are available.

This course was formerly called “Creating Units to Support Differing Learning Styles.”
Points/Credit Hours: 30 recertification points (2 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
Facilitator: TBD
Cost: $355.00

An Introduction To Underlying Principles And Research For Effective Literacy Instruction (Grades K-8) - 45hr

RDLA157
Mon, 4/4/2016 - Sun, 5/15/2016 / Any - 6 weeks

Meet NCLB's requirements for research-based literacy and reading instruction by analyzing in-depth studies of the use of phonemic awareness, phonics, and word recognition to develop the skills required for students in kindergarten through eighth grade to expand vocabulary, improve comprehension and fluency, and gain independence. Familiarize yourself with the literacy needs of English language learners (ELLs), students with learning disabilities, and other struggling readers. As a final project, all participants will create a classroom literacy plan.

Modified from RDLA 150: includes additional coursework and/or readings for greater depth to be eligible for 3 credit hours.

Points/Credit Hours: 45 recertification points (3 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator)
Audience:Teachers, Grades K-8
Facilitator: TBD
Cost: $405.00

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Summer 2016

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