Virtual Virginia’s Professional Learning program empowers educators to explore new instructional practices and the flexibility to achieve more—all at their own pace. Virtual Virginia offers online professional learning opportunities for all Virginia Public school educators at no cost.
Check back early in January 2020 for additional Virtual Virginia Professional Learning opportunities.
Professional Learning offerings currently accepting enrollments are listed below:
Introduction to OER
This self-paced and self-guided course will require about four hours of your time. This course provides a solid introduction to open educational resources (OER) and to #GoOpenVA, Virginia’s new platform for sharing these resources. You will be introduced to the #GoOpenVA website and how to use it to find and share OER.
To enroll in this free offering, please contact Jean Weller, Jean.Weller@doe.virginia.gov
Blending with Virtual Virginia
Want to learn more about how to implement the VVA Outreach Program resources in a blended environment? Enroll in the free, four-week online workshop
“Blending with Virtual Virginia,” offered January 6–31, 2020.
Led by the VVA Outreach Facilitators, this workshop will guide teachers through best practices in blended delivery, content-customization using Canvas tools, and sharing resources in a common forum. Upon completion of the workshop, each teacher will receive a certificate for 20 hours to use towards recertification.
Teaching Online with VVA
This three-week course is recommended for K–12 teachers interested in pursuing teaching online with Virtual Virginia. Course content explores online teaching methods, reviews National Standards for Quality Online Teachers, and provides practical experience with LMS tools.
Successful course completion is required of all new VVA hires. While completion of the course is not a guarantee of employment, each participant who successfully completes the course will receive a certificate for 18 hours to use towards recertification.
Registration is now open for the Spring 2020 cohort (course dates: May 4–29, 2020)