Intel Elements Professional Development
INTEL Professional Development six-week online courses: These professional development courses are available to educators in Virginia at no cost. The courses are conducted all online (no face-to-face meetings needed) and take approximately 30 hours, or 5 hours per week, to complete. The courses are facilitated by Virginia educators. You will receive a certificate at the end that you can use towards 30 recertification points.
The courses are offered on the following schedule for the fall of 2013 (courses are hyperlinked to a course syllabus, for more information):
September 25 - November 6
Thinking Critically with Data (Word) – critical thinking and data analysis with kids
Project-Based Approaches (Word) – foster self-directed learning
Assessment in 21st Century Classroom (Word) – develop student-centered assessment
Collaboration in the Digital Classroom (Word) – use online tools to assist collaboration in the classroom
Inquiry in the Science Classroom (Word) – develop students’ abilities in authentic inquiry activities
Designing Blended Learning (Word) – design your own blended learning experience for students
To sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the course name that you prefer.
In the summer of 2014, we will be working with James Madison University to offer both a 1 credit Graduate Credit and a 3 credit course through JMU. Specifications are still tentative but we do know you will actually enroll in a course through JMU (college fees/tuition will apply) and do some additional assignments in order to achieve the credits. Only people who have taken at least one of the Intel courses may take this graduate course. Please check back here for more details by the first of 2014.
- VSTE Annual Technology in Education Conference – The Annual Technology in Education Conference brings educators together to explore ways to use technology to support and enhance teaching and learning. The 2012-2013 Annual Technology in Education conference will be held December 2 – 4, 2012 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia. The conference is sponsored by the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE). If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Karen Richardson, VSTE Executive Director, at email@example.com.
- Thinkfinity – Thinkfinity is a partnership between various educational institutions, including the Virginia Department of Education, and the Verizon Foundation. The Thinkfinity suite of websites cover all core curricular areas, and then some. Each site, created by curricular leaders, include high-quality, standards-based lesson plans (most of which integrate technology into the teaching of content), student interactives, and recommended websites.
- Educational Technology Leadership Conference
- eMeetings & Webinars
- Educational Technology Leaders Online (ETLO)
- Virginia's PBS TeacherLine
- WHRO CII Professional Development Schedule
- Association for Educational Communications and Technology
- Consortium For Interactive Instruction (CII)
- International Society for Technology Education (ISTE)
- Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
- Southwest Virginia Education and Training Network (SVETN)
- Virginia Education Association
- Virginia Association of School Librarians
- Virginia Educational Technology Advisory Committee (VETAC)
- Virginia Electronic Student Information Services (VESIS)
- Virginia Library Association
- Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE)