e-Learning for Educators
Item #1: WV e-Learning for Educators 2015-2016 Information Guide
Item #2: Fall 2015 - New WVLearns e-Learning for Educators Courses
Office 365 for Personal Productivity for Administrators, Central Office and County/School Support Staff
Digital Citizenship for Personal Productivity for Administrators, Central Office and County/School Support Staff
Item #3: Early Childhood Course Registration
Pre-K and Kindergarten Teacher Assistants may begin registering for the Fall 2015 early childhood courses on July 20, 2015 via the following website: https://wvde.state.wv.us/apps/oel-pd/.
Pre-K Lead Teachers may begin registering for the Fall 2015 early childhood courses on September 1, 2015 via the following website: https://wvde.state.wv.us/apps/oel-pd/.
Item #4: Alternative routes in special education:
In order to enroll in an alternative route to certification for a general education endorsement (limited to the special education classroom), an individual must meet the following requirements:
Certified Special Education Teachers Who Need Content to Meet the Definition of Highly Qualified Special Education Teacher:
The West Virginia Department of Education has WVBE-approval to offer an alternative certification program for special education teachers to gain a content endorsement(s) in English and mathematics as well as biology, general science and/or social studies. The program results in the completion of an academic major (21 semester hours) of coursework in the appropriate content area. The 21 semester hours consist of 15 hours of content-specific coursework or equivalent professional development, three hours of content-specific methods, and three hours of reading in the specific content area.
|Coursework or Equivalent Professional Development Required for Content Endorsements|
The WVLearns online professional development program provides professional development course bundles* to meet the following course requirements:
Bundle 1: Child/Adolescent Literature
Bundle 2: English Comp I
Bundle 3: ELA Content Methods
Bundle 4: Reading in the Content
Bundle 5: General Math (3 of the following 4)
Bundle 6: Geometry (3 of the 4)
Bundle 7: College Algebra
Bundle 8: Elementary Statistics
Bundle 9: Physical Science
*Each bundle requires the completion of three courses. Participants must attach their course Certificates of Completion with their Form 26 submission. College transcripts are not required.