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May
3
Mon
Teaching Social Studies through Children’s Literature: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
May 3 – May 31 all-day
Teaching Social Studies through Children's Literature: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Through this course you will explore some great Children’s Literature while applying the content to your Social Studies curriculum to increase a love of learning, language, and social studies content.

Instructor: Dr. Julie Mersiowsky
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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May
9
Sun
PEDU 506: Contemporary Social Issues in American Education @ Online Course
May 9 – Jul 3 all-day
PEDU 506: Contemporary Social Issues in American Education @ Online Course

PEDU 506: Contemporary Social Issues in American Education This course provides foundation to the scope and nature of education in American society as reflected in the historical, philosophical, and sociological forces affecting the development and organization of schooling. Emphasis is given to contemporary cultural issues impacting teaching and learning in a diverse society. 3 credits.

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PEDU 521 Human Growth & Development @ Online Class
May 9 – Jul 3 all-day
PEDU 521 Human Growth & Development @ Online Class

PEDU 521: Human Growth and Development The principles and processes of human development covering the entire lifespan. Major aspects of development (social, physical, mental, emotional, etc.) are traced through the various stages of development and their interaction in organized behavior is examined.  3 credits.

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PEDU 530 Reading & Writing Instruction in the Content Areas @ Online Class
May 9 – Jul 3 all-day
PEDU 530 Reading & Writing Instruction in the Content Areas @ Online Class

PEDU 530: Reading & Writing Instruction in the Content Areas  This course provides the graduate student with an analysis of skills and strategies for facilitating content area reading and writing in intermediate grades, middle school, high school and with developmental college students.  3 credits.

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PEDU 543 Curriculum Development in the Middle & Secondary School @ Online Course
May 9 – Jul 3 all-day
PEDU 543 Curriculum Development in the Middle & Secondary School @ Online Course

PEDU 543: Curriculum Development in the Middle & Secondary School A study of principles and current patterns of curriculum development at the middle and secondary levels.  3 credits.

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May
17
Mon
Best New Books for Elementary Students: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
May 17 – Jun 14 all-day
Best New Books for Elementary Students: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

This class is all about new books for elementary students. We’re going to be looking at picture books, informational books, and chapter books appropriate for PreK-5th grade. During the four weeks, we’ll look at trends in children’s literature, ways to share children’s literature, diversity in children’s literature, and how to keep up with children’s literature. Together we will build a database of books that will give you a whole list of options for the next school year.

Instructor: Carl Harvey
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Literacy Leadership: Non-Credit class @ Online Class
May 17 – Jun 28 all-day
Literacy Leadership: Non-Credit class @ Online Class

Are you looking to better support your reading specialists, language arts educators, and literacy coaches? Join us in a class designed for educational leaders! Learn the tools and strategies needed to support literacy instruction within your building or division. Come away with the best practices in instructional leadership, and understand general literacy methods for education administrators.

Instructors:
Dr. Sarah Tanner-Anderson, Longwood University Assistant Professor & Program Director of Educational Leadership: ([email protected])
Dr. Corrie Kelly, University of Lynchburg Assistant Professor of Literacy and Learning: ([email protected])

Format: 6 week class, 100% online
Recertification points suggested:  60
Cost:  $299.00

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May
24
Mon
PREA 525: ELL Bootcamp: Assessment, Culture, and Professionalism @ Online Course
May 24 – Jun 6 all-day
PREA 525: ELL Bootcamp: Assessment, Culture, and Professionalism @ Online Course

PREA 525: Assessment, Culture, and Professionalism  1 credit.
Topics include:

  • Understanding Culture
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Roles of the ESL Teacher
  • Professional Development
  • Knowledge of ESL Assessment Tools
  • ESL Standards
  • Use of ESL Assessments
  • Interpretation and Application of Assessment Data

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May
31
Mon
Your State Parks in the Classroom: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
May 31 – Jun 28 all-day
Your State Parks in the Classroom: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Learners will visit a state park of their choice and explore the significance and history of the area. The learner will research when and why the park was added into the State Park System. The learner will also learn about the wildlife and plant life, through their exploration, and why the state park they selected is important to the conservation of natural resources and integrate this newfound knowledge into their classroom through the development of a unit plan.

Instructor: Dr. Julie Mersiowsky
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Jun
7
Mon
How the Brain Learns to Read: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Jun 7 – Jul 5 all-day
How the Brain Learns to Read: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Have you ever wondered what happens between the time your eyes look at a word and your brain processes it? What seems easy to some is much more difficult for others. This class is an introduction to what science has revealed about how instruction reshapes the brain to develop the ability to read and the signs of dyslexia to look for when that development does not easily occur. How the Brain Learns to Read will put critical literacy knowledge at your fingertips to inform identification and instructional decisions for vulnerable readers in your classroom or school.

Instructor: Maria R. Hamilton
Dates:  Monday, June 7th – Monday, July 5th, 2021
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Cost: $99.00
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Nonfiction Books for Elementary Students: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Jun 7 – Jul 5 all-day
Nonfiction Books for Elementary Students: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

This class is all about informational books for elementary students (PreK-5th grade).  During the four weeks, we’ll look at types of informational books, narrative nonfiction, and pairing nonfiction and fiction texts together, and ways of using nonfiction books.   Together we will build a database of books that will give you a whole list of options for the next school year.

Instructor: Carl Harvey
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Reading Like a Writer: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Jun 7 – Jul 5 all-day
Reading Like a Writer: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Teaching writing can be a challenging, time-consuming, and draining process but it does not have to be — and you do not need to teach alone! Writers learn what they need to know about writing from reading and examining how authors use words and structures to effectively convey meaning. You and your students are surrounded by hundreds of authors in your classrooms and libraries. In this class we will discuss what it means to read like a writer, examine numerous examples of writer’s craft through focused, children’s book text sets, and develop learning experiences that will help both teacher and student separate what a books is about from how it is written. Learning how to write by studying the work of excellent writers is fun, engaging, and extremely effective. When that happens, so does amazing growth and progress in writing.

Instructor: Dr. Jeannine Perry
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Jun
14
Mon
PREA 527: ELL Bootcamp: Instructional Delivery @ Online Course
Jun 14 – Jun 27 all-day
PREA 527: ELL Bootcamp: Instructional Delivery @ Online Course

PREA 527: Instructional Delivery  1 credit.
Topics include:

  • Instructional Theory
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Selection of Appropriate Instructional Materials
  • Managing the ESL Classroom

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Jun
20
Sun
PEDU 524 Emergent & Early Literacy Instruction @ Online Class
Jun 20 – Aug 14 all-day
PEDU 524 Emergent & Early Literacy Instruction @ Online Class

PEDU 524: Emergent & Early Literacy Instruction  Application of child development and language acquisition knowledge in making effective and appropriate decisions about early childhood and elementary school literacy practices will be examined for both emergent and early literacy learners. 3 credits.

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PEDU 542 Curriculum Development in the Elementary School @ Online Class
Jun 20 – Aug 14 all-day
PEDU 542 Curriculum Development in the Elementary School @ Online Class

PEDU 542: Curriculum Development in the Elementary School A study of principles and current patterns of curriculum development in the elementary school.  3 credits.

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PEDU 550: Classroom and Behavior Management @ Online Course
Jun 20 – Aug 14 all-day
PEDU 550: Classroom and Behavior Management @ Online Course

Examination of classroom and behavior management techniques and the development of skills necessary to foster a supportive classroom learning environment congruent with norms and rules. Includes an examination of system problems and solutions within traditional and alternative education settings. Includes a variety of behavioral, cognitive and theoretical approaches that are developmentally appropriate. Designed for practicing regular education teachers or for licensure in PreK-12 classrooms.  3 credits.

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PEDU 595-P02 Writing Workshop: Teachers as Writers, Writers as Teachers @ Online Class
Jun 20 – Jul 31 all-day
PEDU 595-P02 Writing Workshop: Teachers as Writers, Writers as Teachers @ Online Class

PEDU 595: Writing Workshop: Teachers as Writers, Writers as Teachers  In this course teaching fellows will explore language as a tool for empowerment, read current research on writing theory and practice, develop their identities as writers, and use that knowledge to critique and advance their writing instruction across the content areas using diverse genres and modalities. Teaching fellows will advance their leadership skills by practicing new methods of professional development that will equip them to lead staff trainings on writing instruction in their own schools and districts. 3 credits.

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PSPE 515: Survey of Exceptional Students @ Online Course
Jun 20 – Aug 14 all-day
PSPE 515: Survey of Exceptional Students @ Online Course

PSPE 515: Survey of Exceptional Students  An introduction to all disabilities in special education.  Characteristics and needs of students with disabilities, legislation, litigation, inclusion, and the role of the classroom teacher as a member of the IEP team. 3 credits.

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PTHE 295-P01: Technical Theatre for Middle and High Schools @ Online Course
Jun 20 – Aug 14 all-day
PTHE 295-P01: Technical Theatre for Middle and High Schools @ Online Course

This course will give the student a basic understanding and appreciation of technical theatre as it relates to middle and high school level productions. It will provide a knowledge of: drafting and building scenery, model making, scene painting and the safe and proper way to handle scene shop equipment. 3 credits.

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Jun
21
Mon
A Quick Constitutional Review of: Discrimination: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Jun 21 – Jul 19 all-day
A Quick Constitutional Review of: Discrimination:  Non-Credit Class @ Online Class | Los Angeles | California | United States

Discrimination has long been an issue in American politics and society.  While America has come a long way in its views of those that are different, movements such as Black Lives Matter and #MeToo show that we still have a long way to go.  Participants in this class will use case law to explore the Constitutional history of the 14th Amendment as it applies to various groups of American citizens.  This class will focus on cases focusing on African-Americans, Women, Ethnic and Religious Minorities (Hispanic, Asian and American Indian; as well as Mormons, Santerias, Jews and American Indians), and Sexual Minorities (gays, lesbians, and transgendered).

Instructor: Dr. Mary Carver
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Jul
5
Mon
Classroom Management for the 21st Century: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Jul 5 – Aug 2 all-day
Classroom Management for the 21st Century: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Using actual  classroom scenarios, collaboration between Instructional Coaches, Teachers, Counselors and Administration to problem solve the growing task of managing a classroom.  Learning from each other, we can address common and unique classroom scenarios to problem solve situations.

Instructor: Cindy Odum Harris, M.S., Instructional Coach
Format: 4 week class, 100% online, helpful to all K-12 educators.
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Performance Based Assessment: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Jul 5 – Aug 2 all-day
Performance Based Assessment: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

To truly understand what students have learned on any given topic, Performance Based Assessment will demonstrate such. Include the 5 “C’s” in 21st century learning in your classroom through Performance Based Assessment: Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Community and Creativity!

Instructor: Cindy Odum Harris, M.S., Instructional Coach
Format: 4 week class, 100% online, helpful to all K-12 educators.
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Technology-Rich Living History: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Jul 5 – Aug 2 all-day
Technology-Rich Living History: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

Teachers will learn to use technology tools to bring history to life through primary and secondary sources, audio, video and digital images. Each module will have the teachers implying history through multimedia tours, online collections of primary and secondary sources, and discussion of resources gathered to support a chosen period of history. During each module, teachers will be provided with materials that will allow the teacher to integrate meaningful project based learning projects into their classroom.

Instructor: Dr. Julie Mersiowsky
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Suggested recertification points: 30

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Jul
12
Mon
PREA 526: ELL Bootcamp: Linguistics @ Online Course
Jul 12 – Jul 25 all-day
PREA 526: ELL Bootcamp: Linguistics @ Online Course

PREA 526: Linguistics  1 credit.
Topics include:

  • Linguistic Theory
  • Language and Culture
  • Second Language Learning
  • Literacy and Language Development

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Virginia Holocaust Museum: From Context to Classroom @ Online Class
Jul 12 – Jul 23 all-day
Virginia Holocaust Museum: From Context to Classroom @ Online Class

With the successful completion of this online course and its requirements your school division may allow you to apply up to 45 recertification points. Sessions focus on the Holocaust’s historical background and pedagogy which link to the Virginia Standards of Learning requirements. You will hear historian-led lectures and learn about practices and resources that you can use in the classroom when teaching the Holocaust. Educators will have opportunities to explore and interact with Museum resources. This course is recommended for middle and high school educators.

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Jul
16
Fri
LCSW Clinical Supervision Training Workshop
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day
Jul
19
Mon
Teaching Math with Children’s Literature: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class
Jul 19 – Aug 16 all-day
Teaching Math with Children's Literature: Non-Credit Class @ Online Class

This class focuses on children’s literature as a vehicle for teaching mathematics concepts, increasing mathematical language and writing, and enjoying real world math situations.

Instructor: Dr. Jeannine Perry
Format: 4 week class, 100% online class, K-8.

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