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List Price: $300.00
Special Price: $265.00

30 hour
List Price: $350.00
Special Price: $295.00

45 hour
List Price: $430.00
Special Price: $345.00

Fall 2013 | Winter 2014 | Spring 2014 | Summer 2014

 

Fall 2013

Digital Tools for Innovative Learning- 30hr

TECH335.113
Mon, 10/7/13 - Sun, 11/17/13 - 6 weeks
As schools catch up to the ways technology has transformed life and work, online publishing with and for students of today, known as the "iGeneration," will become an integral element of the classroom experience. The logistics of publishing on the Web are no longer a challenging process. Anyone on a computer with an Internet connection can publish. The options and goals for publishing are limitless—tools that can create classroom Web sites, educational blogs, learning portals, wikis, and social media sites are easily accessible. The challenge for both teachers and students is to learn to use the Web wisely and meaningfully, and to be digitally literate. This course will help learners understand the reasons for publishing on the Web and having both teachers and students develop a positive online presence; the choices for educational Web publishing and the rationale for using various kinds of Web publishing tools; how to present content on the Web and how to begin to understand the importance of following social media guidelines in schools; and the opportunity to publish online—both for students and for educators' own professional development.
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: List Price: $350.00
Special Price: $295.00

JMU - Teaching Phonics And Spelling For Beginning And Transitional Readers (Grades 1-3) - 45hr

RDLA167.45
Wed, 10/23/13 - Tue, 12/03/13 - 6 weeks
Engage beginning and transitional readers and writers with research-based phonics and spelling activities. Study and discuss topics such as the principles which form the foundation for traditional versus contemporary perspectives on spelling instruction. Investigate better ways to help students develop oral reading fluency through learning letters, letter-sound correspondence and patterns and high-frequency words, then assess a student's skill level in spelling to set appropriate individual goals.
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 1-3
Facilitator: TBD
Cost: List Price: $430.00
Special Price: $345.00

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Winter 2014

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

INST342.31
Mon, 1/13/14 - Sun, 2/23/14 - 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: List Price: $430.00
Special Price: $345.00

Leveraging Smart and Social Digital Media in The Classroom - 30hr

TECH575.9
Mon, 1/13/14 - Sun, 2/23/14 / Any
While we may use technology on a daily basis outside of the school day, integrating its use into the classroom for the first time can be a daunting task. Using the Common Core State Standards as a blueprint for the use of digital media in the curriculum, this course will enable you to help your students use technology in ways that develop 21st century skills—including creativity, communication, collaboration, and problem solving. You will explore classrooms and schools that are effectively integrating computers and mobile devices; work with digital tools and web-based software; and develop a technology integration plan that enables your students to leverage current technology for academic success.

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: List Price: $350.00
Special Price: $295.00

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Spring 2014

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

RDLA157.99
Mon, 4/14/14 - Sun, 5/25/14 - 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: List Price: $430.00
Special Price: $345.00

 

JMU - Promoting Digital Media Literacy in Students - 30hr

INST125.122
Mon, 4/14/14 - Sun, 5/25/14 - 6 weeks
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.

This course was formerly called “Building Critical Thinking Skills for Online Research.”
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: List Price: $350.00
Special Price: $295.00

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Summer 2014

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

RDLA125.469
Mon, 7/7/14 - Sun, 8/17/14 - 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: List Price: $350.00
Special Price: $295.00

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

TECH195.307
Mon, 7/7/14 - Sun, 8/17/14 - 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: List Price: $350.00
Special Price: $295.00


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