This course provides Texas Region 10 teachers 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
Enrollment is a two-step process:
To Register/Enroll in a Course:
Register with Region 10 ESC by going to Region 10 Education Service Center.
Once you have registered, Region 10 will email you a prepaid enrollment code to use to enroll at CE Credits Online.
CPE Credit: All courses are approved for CPE credit.
Upon Course Completion:
Obtaining Graduate-Level Professional Development Credits
We have partnered with regionally-accredited universities to provide graduate-level professional development credits for our courses.
Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records.
Select the university (see University Partners tab) from whom you want your credits--the university or universities that are providing credits for a specific course are listed in the drop down in each course description.
CE Credits Online will email you instructions on how to pay for the credits ($55/credit).
Upon completion of your course, 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 CPE Credits
Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records that will include the name of the course, the number of professional development hours completed and our CPE Provider number.
The Certificate of Completion is designed as a record that verifies that a professional development course was taken and passed.