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e-Learning for Educators
Facilitator Candidate Information


Qualifications for WV e-Learning for Educators
Online Facilitator Candidates:

  • West Virginia teacher certification is required to facilitate e-Learning courses/workshops.
  • Minimum of three years classroom teaching experience is required to facilitate e-Learning courses/workshops.
  • Masters Degree is required to facilitate e-Learning courses/workshops.
  • Successful completion of at least three WVDE eLearning for Educator courses.
  • Successful completion of the following WVDE eLearning for Educator courses:
    • WVDE WebTop for Educators
    • Google Applications for Classroom Instruction or Supporting Instruction with Web 2.0 Tools
  • Ability to integrate life experience, communication, professionalism, and content into the online learning environment.
  • Ability to encourage participants in their efforts to develop a level of comfort in the online environment.
  • Sound understanding of online facilitation pedagogy including facilitator's role as a guide. Ability to create an atmosphere of collaborative teamwork.
  • High proficiency in the use of email, Internet, html editing, word processing and basic technology troubleshooting skills.

Online Facilitator Responsibilities:

  • Timely course and session planning and organization.
  • Effective management of the interaction among students, between facilitator and students, and between the students and the learning materials.
  • Construction of questions for discussions that will have a variety of intellectual levels, varied in their instructional purpose and be open-ended.
  • Setting of session agendas, finding a balance between leading the group and creating an environment where students themselves meet the learning objectives.
  • Developing and implementing methods promoting participant feedback and reinforcement.
  • Sequencing the presentation of content and pacing of course materials.

Commitment to the eLearning for Educators Project:

  • Candidates will agree to participate in a seven-week online facilitator training course
  • New facilitators will participate in weekly mentoring activities for the first seven-week course they are assigned to facilitate.
  • Facilitations will participate in future professional development opportunities specific to course facilitation.

Online Facilitator Incentives:

  • Expand teaching skills to the online environment.
  • Non-degree graduate credit, for a fee, will be available for the completion of the facilitator course and future professional development specific to course facilitation..

Online Facilitator Application Process:

  • Please complete the facilitator application if you are interested in becoming a West Virginia e-Learning for Educator’s workshop facilitator. E-mail your completed application to Donna Landin at dlandin@access.k12.wv.us. Selection of facilitators will be based upon professional development needs as identified by the West Virginia Department of Education.
  • Facilitator Application