eLearning for Educators

Online Professional Development Courses

Participants will receive 30 contact hours of professional development credit (3.0 CEUs) for successful completion (unless noted). Most courses are 6-weeks plus an orientation week (unless noted). Everything is online – no need to be online at any given time on any given day. Devoting 2-3 hours to read the assignments and 15-20 minutes a day reviewing and replying to discussion posts should ensure your successful completion of the course.

Special arrangements can be make for schools/districts that would like to schedule any of our classes for times other than scheduled semesters. Contact us for further information.

Once the course(s) selected are scheduled, registration will be through STIPD. Follow the procedures outlined on the course registration page. Detailed course descriptions are also available in STIPD.


Courses for Teachers of All Grade Levels and Content Areas

EDU4401E   Approaches and Tools for Developing Web-Enhanced Lessons

EDU4402E   Classroom Assessment Enhanced by Technology

EDU4403E   Designing a Virtual Field Trip

EDU4404E   Differentiating Instruction to Accommodate Learning Styles

EDU4405E   Finding the Best Educational Resources on the Web

EDU4406E   Instructional Approaches for Teachers of English Language Learners

EDU4407E   Special Students in Regular Classrooms: Technology, Teaching, and Universal Design

EDU4408E   Learning and Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools *New*

EDU4409E   Transforming the Classroom with Project-Based Learning

EDU4410E   Using Digital Portfolios to Foster Student Learning    

EDU4411E   Using Handheld Computers in the Classroom

EDU4412E   Using Technology to Support Research and Presentation

EDU4414E   Cell Phones as Learning Tools

EDU4415E   Teaching World Languages Using Web 2.0 Skills

EDU4421E   Data-driven Decision Making

EDU4461E   Explore APTPlus – A Treasure Trove of Digital Resources

EDU4462E   Using Google Docs in the Classroom

EDU4463E   Tricks and Tips for Making Your Video Production Sing

EDU4465E    21st Century Tools: Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, and Skype

EDU4472E   Smart Board Level 1 – You Have One … Now What Do You Do With It?

EDU4473E   Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, and TeacherTube

EDU4499E   Teaching Your First English Language Learners   


Courses for Elementary Teachers

Language Arts

REA2451E    Reading First: Supporting Early Reading Instruction with Technology

REA2452E    Reading First for Library Media Specialists: Collaborating in the Stacks

ELA2451E     Writing That Hits Home:  Easy and Fun Ways to Unlock the 4 Modes of Writing in Grades K-6

ELA2404E    Supporting Literacy Development in Lower Elementary Classrooms

ELA2405E    Supporting Literacy Development in Upper Elementary Classrooms

ELA2411E    Promoting Reading Comprehension Skills in the Elementary Classroom *New*

ELA2412E    Best Practices for Vocabulary Instruction in the Elementary Classroom *New*

ELA2413E    Teaching Writing in the Elementary Classroom *New*          



MTH2504E   Using Technology in the Elementary Math Classroom

MTH2511E   Using Models to Understand Fractions *New*

MTH2512E   The Complexities of Measurement *New*

MTH2513E   Algebraic Thinking in Elementary School*New*



Science and Social Studies

SCI2611E     Teaching Electricity and Circuits Through Inquiry *New*

SCI2612E     Using Observable Phenomena to Make Sense of the Earth, Moon and Sun*New*

SCI2613E     Integrating Literacy and the Life Sciences*New*


Courses for Middle and High School Teachers

Language Arts

REA3403E    Helping Struggling Readers Improve Comprehension

REA3404E    Improving Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

ELA3451E     Writing That Hits Home: Using Memoir and Nurture to Inspire Writers 7-12

REA3455E    Kids, Content, and Comprehension: Literacy and Learning in Grades 4-12

ELA3406E    Making the Most of Adolescent Literature

ELA3407E    Strategies and Tools for Teaching the Writing Process

ELA3411E    Promoting Reading Comprehension Skills in the Middle School Classroom *New*

ELA3412E    Best Practices for Vocabulary Instruction in the Middle School Classroom *New*

ELA3413E    Teaching Writing in the Middle School Classroom *New*


MTH3503E   Getting Ready for Algebra by Using Virtual Manipulatives

MTH3505E   Using Patterns to Develop Algebraic Thinking

MTH3506E   Using Real Data in the Math Classroom

MTH3511E   Proportional Reasoning *New*

MTH3512E   A Conceptual Introduction to Functions: Using Visual Models*New*

MTH3513E   Geometric Measurement*New*


Science and Social Studies                                                                                                                                                                                   

SCI3601E     Inquiry in the Science Classroom Using Internet-Based Data Sources

SCI3660E     Science Inquiry, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking for 6-8

HIS3701E     Integrating Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom

HIS3711E     World War II – The Movies and History

HIS3712E     The Cold War – The Media and History

HIS3713E     The War on Terror – The Internet and History


National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

NBCT101E   National Board for Professional Teaching – An Overview

NBCT202E   National Board for Professional Teaching – Writing and Videotaping (9 weeks – 50 hours)

NBCT303E   National Board for Professional Teaching – Portfolios (9 weeks – 50 hours)


Course from the Intel® Teach Program

EDU4452E   INTEL® Elements – Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom 

EDU4458E   INTEL® Elements – Collaboration in the Digital Classroom

EDU4459E   INTEL® Elements – Project Based Approaches

EDU4466E   INTEL® Teach Essentials (part 1) 

EDU4467E   INTEL® Teach Essentials (part 2)


Courses for School and District Leaders (can also earn PLUs with additional study)

EDU5501E   Data-Based School Reform

EDU5502E   Planning for Curriculum Integration of Technology

EDU5503E   Safeguarding the Wired Schoolhouse

EDU5504E   Smart Budgeting for Technology: An Introduction to Total Cost of Ownership

EDU5505E   Leading Schools in a Web 2.0 World

EDU5506E   Developing and Growing Personal Learning Networks for School Leaders

EDU5507E   Special Students in Regular Classrooms: Technology, Teaching, and Universal Design (for admin)

EDU5508E   Using Google to Become a 21st Century Administrator


Courses Developed with AMSTI (these e-Learning Courses are Supplemental only – they do not replace the required AMSTI Summer Institute





MTH2551E   Algebra K-2

MTH2561E   Geometry K-2

MTH2571E   Measurement K-2

MTH2581E   Numbers&Opns K-2

MTH2591E   Data&Probability K-2

MTH2552E   Algebra 3-5

MTH2562E   Geometry 3-5

MTH2572E   Measurement 3-5

MTH2582E   Numbers&Opns 3-5

MTH2592E   Data&Probability 3-5

MTH2553E   Algebra 6-8

MTH2563E   Geometry 6-8

MTH2573E   Measurement 6-8

MTH2592E   Stats&Probability 6-8





SCI3651E     Life Science K-2

SCI3661E     Earth Science K-2

SCI3671E     Physical Sc.  K-2

SCI3652E     Life Science 3-5

SCI3662E     Earth Science 3-5

SCI3672E     Physical Sc.  3-5

SCI3653E     Life Science 6-8

SCI3663E     Earth Science 6-8

SCI3673E     Physical Sc.  6-8