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Course Fees:

15 hour
COST: $325.00

30 hour
COST: $355.00

45 hour
COST: $405.00

Fall 2014 | Winter 2015 | Spring 2015 | Summer 2015

 

Fall 2014

JMU - Enabling Students with Special Needs to Succeed in Math Class - 30hr

MATH165.191
Mon, 10/6/14 - Sun, 11/16/14 / Any - 6 weeks
Make mathematics accessible and understandable for all students, including those with disabilities. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates equity so that, whenever possible, students with disabilities learn in the same classrooms and with the same curricula as their peers. In this course, you will learn how to adapt your own curricula and work with special needs teachers to help your students succeed in the classroom. As your final task, you will develop a plan that builds accessibility strategies into your daily teachings.
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 4-8
Facilitator: TBD
Cost: $355.00

Digital Tools for Innovative Learning- 30hr

TECH335.125
Mon, 10/6/14 - Sun, 11/16/14 / Any - 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: $355.00

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Winter 2014

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

INST342.44
Mon, 2/9/15 - Sun, 3/22/15 / 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

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

TECH575.22
Mon, 2/9/15 - Sun, 3/22/15 / Any - 6 weeks
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: $355.00

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Spring 2014

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

RDLA157.119 
 Mon, 4/6/15 - Sun, 5/17/15 / 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 - Teaching For Multiple Intelligences - 30hr

INST315.90
Mon, 4/6/15 - Sun, 5/17/15 / Any - 6 weeks
Discover the advantages of teaching methods that engage multiple intelligences and explore ways to implement them. You will also learn to teach and assess students differently based on their individual intellectual 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

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Summer 2014

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

RDLA125.481
Mon, 7/6/15 - Sun, 8/16/15 / 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

JMU - America's History in the Making: A Special Collection from Annenberg Learner - 45hr 

SOST507.20
Mon, 7/6/15 - Sun, 8/16/15 / Any - 6 weeks
Enrich your knowledge of American history and learn methods to bring history to life in the classroom. This course explores American history content and classroom applications, such as using digital primary sources and biographical accounts, through the integrated use of video, text, classroom activities, and Web-based interactives. Developed through a consortium of seven education service districts (ESDs) and area education agencies (AEAs) across the U.S., and in partnership with the National Center for History in the Schools and the Organization for American Historians, this course aligns with and supports state and district standards for American history. Simultaneously build content knowledge and explore new applications as you explore each era in American history from Pre-Columbian societies in North America through the Industrial Revolution to today's evolving society and America's position as a global superpower. Practice developing lesson plans and student assignments that incorporate digital primary sources and develop students' historical thinking skills.
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 6-12
Facilitator: TBD
Cost: $405.00

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

INST120.211
Mon, 7/6/15 - Sun, 8/16/15 / 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


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