W.Va. Dept. of Education Offers E-Learning for Educators

December 09, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Want to learn how to help your students travel the world from their desks in West Virginia? Sign up for one of the Department of Education’s West Virginia eLearning courses.  
WV e-Learning for Educators is web-based professional development that targets improved teacher content knowledge, improved teaching practices and increased student achievement.
“West Virginia has some of the most dedicated teachers in the world,” Paine said. “E-learning is one way we can help them stay up to date so they can better prepare our children for success in today’s global economy.”
Teachers who enroll in the WV eLearning for Educators find the program’s benefits include:
  • Online courses that fit easily into a busy schedule
  • No required travel
  • Non-degree graduate credit is available through Marshall and West Virginia University
  • Communities of Practice are created as a result of participation
  • West Virginia educators trained as facilitators lead all courses
  • Course environment provides content and space for discussions
  • Assistance is just a phone call or e-mail away
Registration is open through Dec. 21 for the Jan. 6 to Feb. 23, 2010, eLearning course session, which includes:

WebTop for Educators
Using Technology to Support Research and Presentation
Using Models to Understand Fractions
Using Models to Teach about Forces and Motion
Using Digital Portfolios to Foster Student Learning
Teaching Writing in the Middle School
Supporting Literacy Development Upper Elementary Class
Supporting Instruction With Web 2.0 Tools
Rubrics Used for Student Assessment
Proportional Reasoning
Project Based Learning for the 21st Century
National Board Candidate Course 2
Making the Most of Adolescent Literature
Improving Reading and Writing in the Content
Global21: Standards-Based Instruction
Geometric Measurement Middle School
Finding the Best Educational Resources on the Web
Facilitating Instruction for English Language Learners
Designing a Virtual Field Trip
Data Driven Decision Making
Cyber Safety for Educators
Conceptual Introduction to Function Using Visual Models
Co-Teaching: A Shared Instructional Approach
Classroom Management Course Section 2
Classroom Management
Cell Phones as Learning Tools
Balanced Assessment Part I Approaches and Tools for Developing Web-Enhanced Lessons
21st Century Teaching and Learning in Social Studies
21st Century Teaching and Learning in Mathematics

Please access http://wvde.state.wv.us/pd/elearning/faq.php for additional information or contact Donna Landin at dlandin@access.k12.wv.us or 304-558-3199, or call the Office of Communications at 304-558-2699.

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