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Virginia's PBS TeacherLine Course Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same.
National PBS TeacherLine Course Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same.
These courses have been approved for graduate credit through James Madison University at an additional fee of only $90 per credit hour. James Madison University graduate credit
Only one graduate credit for JMU. James Madison - 1 graduate credit
These courses have graduate credit available, but not through JMU. graduate credit - not through James Madison University
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Building Critical Thinking Skills For Online Research - 30hr *

Connecting Family, Community And Schools- 30hr *

Creating Units To Support Differing Learning Styles - 30hr

Curriculum Mapping I By Heidi Hayes Jacobs- 30hr *

Curriculum Mapping II By Heidi Hayes Jacobs- 30hr

Differentiated Instruction (Grades 6-8) - 30hr

Engaged Learners: Effective Classroom Management Strategies for All –10hr/5wks *

Online Teaching Methodology- 60hr *

Teaching For Multiple Intelligences - 30hr 

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

The Art And Science Of Effective Classroom Management - 30hr

Using Assessment and Evaluation - 30hr *

 

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Building Critical Thinking Skills For Online Research - 30hr

INST125

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.

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)  James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
INST125.121  PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 6/12/13 to Tue, 7/23/13 / Any

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
INST125
Virginia's PBS TeacherLine
Facilitator: Virginia's PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

JMU credit available!

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Connecting Family, Community And Schools- 30hr

INST320

Learn the Action Team for Partnership (ATP) model and discover how to engage families and communities in children's education. Examine the "connection" issues, acquire tools to integrate partnership programming into your curriculum, and develop a plan that involves parents, family members, and community resources in your own classroom. 

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)   James Madison University graduate credit  

Audience:  Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]        
INST320  Virginia's PBS TeacherLine
Facilitator:Virginia's PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same.  Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
INST320.119  PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 6/12/13 to Tue, 7/23/13 / Any

JMU credit available!

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Creating Units To Support Differing Learning Styles - 30hr

INST120

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.     

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)     James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]                   
INST120 Virginia's PBS TeacherLine
Facilitator: Virginia's PBS TeacherLine Facilitator             
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
INST120 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator              
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

JMU credit available!

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Curriculum Mapping I By Heidi Hayes Jacobs- 30hr

INST300

Learn from the expert on curriculum mapping in this first of two courses developed with Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs. Understand how to incorporate mapping in classrooms to enrich curricula and have a powerful impact on student performance. Part I explores the history and purpose of curriculum mapping, your role as a teacher, the types of maps, and the various data collected in the maps. You will finish the course with a complete peer-reviewed plan to adjust the scope and sequence of your curriculum to apply in your classroom right away.

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)      James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
INST300  Virginia's PBS TeacherLine
Facilitator: Virginia's PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
JMU credit available!

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]                    
INST300.166 PBS TeacherLine-National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator     
Date/Time: Wed, 6/12/13 to Tue, 7/23/13 / Any

JMU credit available!

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Curriculum Mapping II By Heidi Hayes Jacobs- 30hr

INST305

This follow up to Curriculum Mapping I shifts the focus from classroom data mapping to schoolwide curriculum planning, and explores the role of curriculum mapping teams. Analyze and refine the data in your curriculum maps, then apply seven phases of review and revision to develop one for your school. Note: Curriculum Mapping I by Heidi Hayes Jacobs must be completed before enrollment in this course.

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)     James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
INST305 PBS TeacherLine-National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator     
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
INST305 Virginia's PBS TeacherLine
Facilitator: Virginia's PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

JMU credit available!

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Differentiated Instruction (Grades 6-8) - 30hr

INST180

Meet the needs of all your middle school students with techniques to differentiate content, activities, and assessments. Discover methods for pre-assessment and strategies for tiered activities. Throughout the course you'll work on your final project: a differentiated instructional unit that meets your local standards of learning.

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)     graduate credit - not through James Madison University

Audience: Teachers, Grades 6-8

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
INST180  PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator                 
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
INST180 Virginia's PBS TeacherLine
Facilitator: Virginia's PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Engaged Learners: Effective Classroom Management Strategies for All –10hr/5wks

AKINST100

This five-week online course gives an overview of the components of classroom management, including managing the environment, student behavior, instruction, student productivity, and cultural diversity.
NOTE: There is also a 30-hour version of this course, called The Art And Science Of Effective Classroom Management, that actually goes in depth into each of the components listed above.

Points/Credit Hours: 10 recertification points (0 graduate credit)

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTE Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKINST100.106 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Sharon Hurwitz                  
Date/Time: Mon, 5/27/13 to Sun, 6/30/13 / Any

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Online Teaching Methodology- 60hr/7wks

AKINST500

The Online Teaching Methodology professional development course is designed to prepare educators for teaching in the K-12 online environment. The content provides participants with effective strategies and methodologies for quality online instruction. During this seven-week online course, participants will explore topics including asynchronous and synchronous learning, learning management systems, instructional tools, communication, collaboration, accountability, assessments, instructor evaluations and much more. At the end of this course, participants will be prepared to provide high-quality instruction to secondary students in the online environment.

Points/Credit Hours: (3 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator)     graduate credit - not through James Madison University

Audience: Those interested in teaching or creating online courses.

Cost:


WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTE Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKINST500.25 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Anita Harris    
Date/Time: Mon, 3/25/13 to Sun, 0/12/13 / Any

AKINST500.26 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Anita Harris    
Date/Time: Mon, 5/27/13 to Sun, 7/14/13 / Any

JMU credit available!

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Teaching For Multiple Intelligences - 30hr 

INST315

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)    James Madison University graduate credit 

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
INST315  PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
INST315  Virginia's PBS TeacherLine
Facilitator: Virginia's PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time:Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

JMU credit available!

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

INST342

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)     graduate credit - not through James Madison University

Audience: Teachers, Grades 3-12

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
INST342.27  PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time:Wed, 5/1/13 to Tue, 6/11/13 / Any

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
INST342.28  PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time:Wed, 7/10/13 to Tue, 8/21/13 / Any

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
Virginia's PBS TeacherLine
Facilitator: Virginia's PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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The Art And Science Of Effective Classroom Management - 30hr

AKINST300

This six-week online course addresses components of successful classroom management, including managing the environment, student behavior, instruction, student productivity, and cultural diversity.     

Points/Credit Hours: 30 recertification points (0 graduate credits)

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:


WHRO Education Online Professional Development - Powered by WHRO and VSTE Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
AKINST300 WHRO Education Online Professional Development Course
Facilitator: Sharon Hurwitz                  
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Using Assessment and Evaluation - 30hr

INST325

Delve into the full array of assessment and evaluation tools, including rubrics, journals, formal and informal assessments, and portfolios. Then, create an effective rubric based on an existing student assignment.

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: 30 recertification points (2 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator)   James Madison University graduate credit  

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-12

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
INST325.116  PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 7/10/13 to Tue, 8/21/13 / Any

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
INST325  Virginia's PBS TeacherLine
Facilitator: Virginia's PBS TeacherLine Facilitator   
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled locally - If you would like to form a class with a minimum of 12, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JMU credit available!

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