Semester 1: Sessions begin on Tuesdays: November 1, 8, 15, 22; December 6, 13,20; January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Semester 2: Sessions begin on Tuesdays: February 28; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22
Online courses cover the same topics and require the same performance tasks as face-to-face courses. Three-credit courses have 12 sessions; two-credit courses have eight sessions; and one-credit courses have four sessions. Webinars are two-hour, one-session programs.
Courses: minimum 10 and maximum 19 participants. New sections established with 20 participants.
Webinars: minimum 10 and maximum 20 participants.
Because of the nature of online learning, the methodology and specific content may not be exactly the same. Online learning requires at least as much time as a face-to-face course. These are completely online courses; there are no face-to-face meetings.
Participants must have an Internet connection and be able to use Microsoft Word in order to take these courses. There are no other technical requirements.
Course sessions begin on a Tuesday and end on a Monday. Sessions over holiday and vacation periods are two or three weeks in length; all others are one week. [See table below for start date for each session.]
Course participants are expected to log on at least three times per week to download assignments and readings, participate in discussion board forums, and upload completed performance tasks.
Webinar participants must attend from the beginning to the end of the session and actively participate during that period.
Districts wishing to offer an online course to a group of teachers should contact Jennifer Freeling @ 800.392.6175, ext. 8151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.