Self-Paced Courses

Self-Paced courses are exactly what they sound like - you progress through the course without scheduled due dates or assignment deadlines. Most of our self-paced courses are resource courses that do not require anything to be turned in for a grade. The only deadline is to complete the course by the scheduled end date. Adequate time is provided that will allow you to complete a course during the designated window of access.

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Course Title

Price 

PD Clock Hours

Dates Offered

Creativity in the Mobile Classroom

This course will help you develop an understanding of the role creativity plays in a mobile and personalized classroom. 

$20

6 PD
Clock Hours

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Start Date

You have one month from your selected start date to complete this course.

New! Collaboration in the Digital Classroom

Plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online tools, which are increasingly an integral part of our digital world.

$35 10 PD Clock Hours

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Start Date

You have two months from your selected start date to complete this course.

Illinois Reading First for Grades K-3

Examine ways to help children in grades K-3 acquire the knowledge,skills, and experiences they must have to achieve levels of literacy that will enable them to be successful through their school careers and beyond.

Free due to ISBE grant
 

30 PD Clock Hours for the K and 1st grade level course; 24 PD Clock Hours for 2nd and 3rd grade level of this course.

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Start Date

You have two months from your selected start date to complete this course.

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!

$12

3 PD Clock Hours

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Start Date

You have one month from your selected start date to complete this course.

Moving to Mobile Learning

This course will help you develop an understanding of mobile learning, including what it is and how it benefits students.

$20

6 PD Clock Hours

You Select 
Start Date

You have one month from your selected start date to complete this course.

Project-Based Approaches

Explore the features and benefits of project-based authentic learning with classroom scenarios that help you to engage students with self-directed learning.

$35 10 PD Clock Hours

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Start Date

You have two months from your selected start date to complete this course.

Teaching in a Blended Learning Model

This course is designed for teachers who are new to blended learning or school leaders ready to embark on this new adventure. This self-paced course focuses on expanding skills by demonstrating specific strategies to optimize instruction.

$35

10 PD Clock Hours 

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Start Date

You have two months from your selected start date to complete this course.

Teaching Online 101: Teaching in an Online Learning Model
A “Must Take” Course for New Online 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 series presents best practices and applicable strategies that will allow you to become comfortable and proficient in this new environment. 

$35

10 PD Clock Hours 

You Select 
Start Date

You have two months from your selected start date to complete this course.

Teaching Online 102: Advanced Strategies for Online or Blended Instructors

Part 2 of this series continues to present best practices and applicable strategies of slightly more advanced areas of online instruction, from addressing academic integrity to building cohesive learning communities.

$35

10 PD Clock Hours 

You Select 
Start Date

You have two months from your selected start date to complete this course.

Don't forget, IVS also offers facilitated courses available for graduate credit.