Online Courses for Educators

Our online courses are self-paced, which means you progress through the course without scheduled due dates or assignment deadlines. 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.

Illinois Virtual School, through the Peoria County ROE #48, is an approved PD Provider with the Illinois State Board of Education. 

You may complete the course sooner than the scheduled end date, and your PD Clock Hour form will reflect the date you are finalized in the course rather than the scheduled end date.  Please allow 24-72 hours from the time you finish the course to the time your PD Clock Hour is available for download.

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Fundamentals of Online and Remote Teaching (F.O.R.T) Series      

Introduction to the Online and Remote Learning Environment
This introductory workshop in our Fundamentals of Online and Remote Teaching (F.O.R.T) series will introduce you to the basic knowledge and skills needed to teach an online course. You will recognize key differences between online, blended, and face-to-face instruction, and increase your understanding of the overall online teaching and learning environment.

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$50 You select your start date and have one month to complete this course.

5 PD Clock Hours

Time Management
This course will introduce you to proven time management strategies that allow you to invest time in the teaching tasks having the greatest impact on student learning. Your final task in the course will be to prepare a weekly time management schedule you can use when you teach online.

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$50 You select your start date and have one month to complete this course. 5 PD Clock Hours

Setting a Positive Tone for Your Online Course
This course, one in our Fundamentals of Online and Remote Teaching (F.O.R.T) series, will help online instructors develop a welcoming online learning environment for students. You will learn how to showcase your personality, foster relationships, and build a safe online community to promote learner success.

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$50 You select your start date and have one month to complete this course. 5 PD Clock Hours

Facilitating Meaningful Online Discussions
Have you posted a discussion that resulted in poor student participation or quality responses? Have you posted a discussion that generated lots of student excitement and creative responses? What was the underlying difference? Why do some discussions work but others fail?  In this course, you will re-examine your implementation of discussion boards and ensure they continue to provide opportunities to engage in meaningful dialogue, extend learning, and provoke critical thought.

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$50 You select your start date and have one month to complete this course.

5 PD Clock Hours

NEW! Providing Effective Feedback

In the online world, one of the most important things you do as an instructor is to provide feedback on student work. Feedback is critical to student learning. The feedback that you give to students will be the main avenue through which students evaluate their progress, successes, and failures. In this course, you will discover different feedback strategies and the appropriate actions you may integrate to offer feedback to your students efficiently.  The strategies explored may also help improve time management, increase learner engagement, and foster positive communications with your online learners.

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$50 You select your start date and have one month to complete this course. 5 PD Clock Hours

Creating and Using Effective Mini Video Lessons (or Microlectures)

How can you increase your instructor presence and human touch while delivering an online course? This online course will introduce you to a successful online teaching behavior gaining traction across the online and remote learning landscape, "microlectures." Microlectures are an abbreviated format of online video, that can be integrated into your online, remote, blended, or face-to-face course. They are easy to integrate into the curriculum because they can be used in a variety of ways and are short enough to fit almost anywhere. This course will share examples and resources to help you integrate and/or create a microlecture.

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$50 You select your start date and have one month to complete this course. 5 PD Clock Hours

Intel® Teach Elements Series

     

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

$50 You select your
start date and have two months to complete this course.
10 PD Clock Hours

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

$35 You select your
start date and have two months to complete this course.
6 PD
Clock Hours

Designing Blended Learning
Transition your teaching to blended learning experiences where some portion of learning occurs online and outside the classroom setting.

$50 You select your
start date and have two months to complete this course.
10 PD Clock Hours

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

$35 You select your
start date and have two months to complete this course.

6 PD Clock Hours

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.

$50 You select your
start date and have two months to complete this course.
10 PD Clock Hours

How to Enroll in IVS-PD

Drop and Refund Policies for Professional Development

Drop by Participant:
A participant can request to drop an IVS-PD course at any time through the PD Registration System(https://pd.ilvirtual.org). The IVS PD Administrator will remove the participant from the course.

Drop by IVS-PD:
If a participant does not successfully complete the course by the end date stated in the registration system, the participant will be dropped from the course. The participant will not be eligible to receive a refund.

Refunds:
Full course refunds for IVS-PD courses will only be granted if the drop request is made on or before the scheduled course start date. Course Drop Requests made after the course start date are not eligible for a refund.

IVS-PD reserves the right to withdraw a course because of unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment. If a course is withdrawn, participants are notified and course fees are fully refunded.