The following online courses are currently available to all educators:
|Course Name and Description||Price||CPDUs||
Introduction to Online Learning
Perfect Introduction to Online Learning!
Introduction to Online Learning is a self-paced course designed to introduce web-based learning to those who are new to the online environment. If you’ve ever wondered what an online course looks like or how to learn through an online format, then this course is for you!
|FREE||3 CPDUs||You Select
Teaching Online 101 and 102
A “Must Take” Course for New Online or Blended Learning Teachers!
Even though you may be bringing years of teaching skills and experience with you, you are likely at the beginning of your experience with online and/or blended learning.
This two-part self-paced series presents best practices and applicable strategies that will allow you to become comfortable and proficient in this new environment.
| $25 per course;
101 and 102 are separate courses
Illinois Reading First for Grades K-3
In this online, self-paced course, you will examine waysto help children in grades K-3 acquire the knowledge,skills, and experiences they must have to achieve levelsof literacy that will enable them to be successful through their school careers and beyond.
|FREE with ISBE pre-paid authorization codes available from your ROE*||
30 CPDUs for the K and 1st grade level course;
24 CPDUs for 2nd and 3rd grade level of this course
| You Select
Project CHOICES Online Trainings
Project CHOICES online trainings are now housed on the IVS-PD system. These courses have been developed in partnership with the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Center (ISTAC). Their goal is to provide information and resources for individuals interested in maximally meeting the needs of ALL students in general education environments.
Project CHOICES online courses:
Please Note: The trainings are available to districts that are active Project CHOICES sites.
Click here to learn how to register
for Project CHOICES courses.
What to Expect
Because these courses are self-paced, participants will progress at their own pace through all of the lessons. Participants may be asked to complete self-assessments, use strategies and provide reflections, and share ideas within the discussion boards. No assignments will be turned in for a grade; however, Project CHOICES courses do have a few assignments to submit for review and feedback.
Participants can select their own start date and will have 4-6 months of access from the course start date.
Help Guides for each step in the enrollment process are available here.
PayPal or an Authorization Code
If the school is paying for the course, a school PO can be emailed to Danielle Brush Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org and an authorization code will be created and emailed to the person(s) interested in enrolling in a course. An invoice will then be sent to the school for payment.
*If your ROE is not able to provide you with a pre-paid authorization code for the Reading First course, please contact Danielle Brush Lewis at email@example.com or 309-676-1000 ext. 1059 to obtain a code.
Interested in seeing a demo PD course?
Log into our PD Demo Course at https://d2l.ilvirtual.org with the following credentials:
Username: pddemo01 (or use pddemo02 through pddemo20)
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