Become Certified to Teach Online!

COURSES OFFERINGS

The Online Teaching and Learning Certificate Course and other courses are conveniently offered online, making them accessible to you anytime, anywhere. No travel to a campus required.  Each course is 6 weeks in length.

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Online Teaching Certification Course - Introduction to Online and Hybrid Course Development and Delivery (3 credits)
Course No: 5030 Online

This course meets the requirements for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction online teacher certification. In this 6 week course, teachers will learn as online students and develop a portfolio addressing the online teaching standards from the International Council for Online Learning. Please note that registration and cost for this course is unique to other Learning Journeys Offerings. See the registration form for specific information.
Course Syllabus
Course Cost: Certified to teach/Professional Development Only: $300     
Graduate Credit: see Certification, Credit Options and Cost document

Interactive Technologies (3 credits)
The dynamic world of creating, sharing, remixing, repurposing and distributing content online is ubiquitous. Blogs, Wikis, Social Networks, Social Bookmarks, Podcasts, RSS Feeds, and Photo Sharing are practical teaching tools that can be harnessed through Web 2.0 proficiency. Teachers will challenge their current teaching strategies as they learn to incorporate these online tools into current curriculum. Adding to their repertoire of technology integration, teachers will actively engage in the use of these tools in order to increase socialization, collaboration, creativity, authenticity and sharing among students in a stimulating, interactive learning environment.
Course Syllabus
Course Cost: Professional Development Only: $300     
Graduate Credit:see Certification, Credit Options and Cost document

Discovery Learning with WebQuests (3 credit)
Course No. 5056
The challenge of teaching students to think critically is an issue at the forefront of the educational horizon. These important cognitive processes are at the heart of instruction in virtually every subject area and at all grade levels. Research tells us that discovery learning is one of the most effective tools for the development of critical thinking skills, encouraging students to immerse themselves in the kind of deep learning that leads to personalized synthesis of important ideas and their long-term retention. In this course, participants will learn how to use the WebQuest instructional model, which incorporates both critical thinking and discovery learning in a highly motivational, computer-based format for self-directed research and study. Participants will learn key characteristics of the WebQuest model, explore existing WebQuests, learn how to create WebQuests with attractive Web pages, learn how to locate vital links to information on all topic areas, and develop their own WebQuests for students in their grade level and content area.
Course Syllabus
Course Cost: Professional Development Only: $300     
Graduate Credit:see Certification, Credit Options and Cost document

Google Lit Trips: Journey Beyond Google Earth
Engaging Learners through Google Lit Trips (3 Credits)
Course No. 5049

This course will give participants a working understanding of Google Earth and its capabilities. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing skills that can be used to create Google Earth projects. Not only will the participants develop the skills needed to create robust meaningful projects, they will also become familiar with many of the features and educational resources found within Google Earth. In particular this course will provide a toolset for teachers to engage students in learning the Google Earth visual geography tool that will allow participants to create a Google Lit Trip during this session. This course will also give participants an extensive understanding of Google Earth, Web 2 and 3.0 tools, and content unit development. Participants will develop extensive units integrating pedagogical strategies for student engagement while infusing academic and technology content standards as well as the extensive integration of children’s literature.
Course Syllabus
Course Cost: Professional Development Only: $300     
Graduate Credit: see Certification, Credit Options and Cost document

Assessing Technology Integration for School Administrators
(1 Credit)
Course No. 5150

This course will provide school administrators with tools and techniques to assess technology integration in the K-12 classroom. Does your school district have a technology integration policy that requires all teachers to use technology appropriately in the classroom and in their professional lives? Many do. Does that school policy explain the meaning of “appropriate technology use?” Many do not. How, then, do teachers know whether they’re integrating technology appropriately, successfully, beneficially both for their students and to meet their own professional goals? And how do administrators assess their teachers’ technology use and skills and the success of their efforts? Participants will evaluate and develop tools to assess technology integration in instruction.
Course Syllabus
Course Cost: Professional Development Only: $100    
Graduate Credit: see Certification, Credit Options and Cost document

Google Lit Trips (1 Credit)
Course No. 5041

This course will give participants a working understanding of Google Earth and its capabilities. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing skills that can be used to create Google Earth projects. Not only will the participants develop the skills needed to create robust meaningful projects, they will also become more familiar with many of the features and educational resources found within Google Earth. In particular this course will provide a toolset for teachers to engage students in learning the Google Earth visual geography tool that will allow participants to create a Google Lit Trip during this session. It is important to state that any teacher, regardless of the grade level or content area in which they teach, can use these skills.
Course Syllabus
Course Cost: Professional Development Only: $100     
Graduate Credit: see Certification, Credit Options and Cost document

Teaching with the Brain in Mind (1 credit)
Course No: 5272

This course offers an introduction to the latest research and best practices of applying brain research in real classrooms. Participants study the theory behind brain research and apply it effectively in their classrooms. The human brain is an amazing structure - a universe of infinite possibilities and mystery. Recent developments in brain research have the potential of improving teaching and learning dramatically
Course Syllabus
Course Cost: Professional Development Only: $100       
Graduate Credit: see Certification, Credit Options and Cost document

The World of Wikis (1 credit)
Course No. 5053
This course will introduce participants to the flexible, easy-to-use wiki and the possibilities the wiki has in the classroom. There’s more to “wiki” than Wikipedia. In fact, more and more educators are taking advantage of the collaborative aspects of wikis. Participants will learn how to set-up a wiki account, how to edit, add pages, and manage a wiki. We will discuss content control, access issues and safety and security concerns.
Course Syllabus
Course Cost: Professional Development Only: $100    
Graduate Credit: see Certification, Credit Options and Cost document

Blogging in the Classroom (1 credit)
Course No. 5055
This course will introduce participants to the world of blogging as a tool for student writing and reflection. Participants will explore several different blogging tools and build a framework for the use of student blogging. We will discuss editing, publishing, and other safety and security concerns.
Course Syllabus
Course Cost: Professional Development Only: $100     
Graduate Credit: see Certification, Credit Options and Cost document

Implementation and Assessment of School-Wide Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for the Educational Leader (1 credit)
This course will introduce participants to the very powerful tools of social bookmarking. Social bookmarking offers a free and compelling way to address the need we all have to locate, record, later relocate, and share “good website finds” on the Internet. Regardless of future changes in the Internet and the content it contains, this ability to ably manage website “bookmarks” or “favorites” is likely to be an enduring skill important to both teachers and students alike. We will explore social bookmarks such as Digg and Delicious. Participants will create their own comprehensive social bookmarks.
Course Syllabus
Course Cost: Professional Development Only: $100     
Graduate Credit: see Certification, Credit Options and Cost document

Photo Sharing in the Classroom (1 Credit)
Course No. 5054

This course will introduce photo sharing as an educational tool. Photo sharing tools work as a combination of things. They serve as online storage spaces for photos, with the ability to tag and organize each photo, as well as publishing your images to whomever you want. Other users who review images in these photo sharing web sites have the opportunity to leave comments for the photographer on any image that has been made available. Some photo sharing web sites offer the ability to edit your photos online, make notes, post your photos to a blog and a variety of other features. Participants will explore and develop their own photo sharing sites as well as develop a framework for classroom use.
Course Syllabus
Course Cost: Professional Development Only: $100     
Graduate Credit: see Certification, Credit Options and Cost document

Exploring Webquests (1 credit)
Course No. 5052

This course will introduce participants to the world of WebQuests. Participants will learn how to use the WebQuest instructional model, which incorporates both critical thinking and discovery learning in a highly motivational, computer-based format for self-directed research and study.
Course Syllabus
Course Cost: Professional Development Only: $100     
Graduate Credit: see Certification, Credit Options and Cost document

Marvelous Math (1 Credit)
This course offers an exploration of interactive lessons designed to help students expand their math skills. Topics include a study of math standards, evaluation considerations for interactive sites, and suggested classroom integration possibilities. Teachers will explore, evaluate, and design standards based unit plans around interactive website.
Course Syllabus
Course Cost: Professional Development Only: $100     
Graduate Credit: see Certification, Credit Options and Cost document

Hands-On Digital Storytelling (1 Credit)
This course offers an introduction to methods and strategies for the design and production of digital stories. Participants get hands-on experience with multimedia tools and produce a three to five minute digital story. Topics include principles of design and narrative structure, the story development process, uses of stories for education and personal development, and introduction to multimedia tools for storytelling.
Course Syllabus
Course Cost: Professional Development Only: $100   
Graduate Credit: see Certification, Credit Options and Cost document

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