PBS TeacherLine Spring Professional Development

PBS TeacherLineIn addition to robins and warming temperatures, another harbinger of spring are PBS TeacherLine‘s online courses, starting March 28. Classes range from 15-45 hours and span the PreK-12 curriculum.  You also have the opportunity to earn graduate credit, CEUs, or professional development points.  The online course catalog allows you to view and download syllabi that contain many of the resources within courses. You can also see which courses are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Among the many courses open for enrollment now are:

Reading Language Arts

  • RDLA340 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, Grades 3-12 (CCSS aligned)
  • RDLA120 Teaching Reading in Science, Grades 3-12 (CCSS aligned)
  • RDLA152 An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction, Grades K-8

Instructional Technology

  • TECH145 Teaching with WebQuests, Grades K-12
  • TECH325 Searching & Researching on the Internet, Grades K-12
  • NEW! TECH570 Fundamentals of Virtual K-12 Teaching, Grades K-12

Science & Mathematics

  • STEM412 Global Climate Change Education for Middle School, Grades 5-8 and STEM417 Global Climate Change Education for High School, Grades 9-12 (Both CCSS aligned)
  • MATH440 Seeing Math: Transformations of Quadratic Functions, Grades 6-12 (CCSS aligned)
  • SCIE560 Teaching Earth & Space Science, Grades 5-12
  • SCIE520 Teaching High School Biology, Grades 9-12

Instructional Strategies

  • INST120Creating Units to Support Differing Learning Styles, Grades K-12
  • INST325Using Assessment and Evaluation, Grades K-12

For more information you can contact Bess Kapetanis, PBS TeacherLine Coordinator at bkapetanis@wgby.org / 413.781.2801 x 292.

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