This course provides you with an introduction to teaching in a virtual environment including an overview of the current state of online learning and best practices for online course delivery instruction. Participants will explore essential elements of teaching in a virtual environment including design principles, building community, promoting and managing collaboration, as well as logistics and monitoring student progress.
Identify the benefits and challenges of virtual learning
Recognize the knowledge, skills, and disposition needed for a K-12 educator in an online learning environment.
Distinguish various course technologies and functionality of Learning Management Systems
Differentiate appropriate communication guidelines for virtual instruction
Apply best practices of effective and engaging virtual instruction
Assess specific approaches to promote academic rigor in online courses
We have partnered with regionally-accredited universities to provide graduate-level professional development credits for our courses. All courses taken for graduate credit receive both a Certificate of Completion and a University Transcript for your records.
Upon completion of your course, email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you want university credits and which university you have selected for those credits from our list of regionally-accredited university partners. See University Partners tab.
CE Credits Online will email you instructions on how to pay for the credits.
CE Credits Online will forward all the required documentation to the University you selected.
The University partner will process your course completion and provide a transcript that includes the name of the course, course number, number of credits, and your grade.
You will receive directions on how to receive your transcript in email form, and you can also review the University Partners section of our website for more information.
You must check with your district to ensure the credits received will meet your specific requirements. We will not be held responsible if your school, district or state does not accept the credits issued.
Obtaining Clock Hours
Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records that will include the name of the course and number of professional development hours completed.
The Certificate of Completion is designed as a record that verifies that a professional development course was taken and passed. This Certificate of Completion is required to obtain your Clock Hours.
Upon receipt of your Certificate of Completion, send a copy of it to Kayla at North Central ESD, email@example.com.
Kayla will mark your course as complete.
You will then be able to complete a quick evaluation and purchase your Clock Hours.
Questions? Contact Kayla Langston at 509-667-7115 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.