(read: online learning Saturday morning in your pjs with a cup of coffee).
Over 200 continuing education clock hours are available to meet recertification credit needs. Courses address national interests/needs of teaching with technology, digital literacy, achieving academic excellence, and best practices. Several states recognize our online professional development for continuing education credits: Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. Depending on your state, online courses can be taken for CEU, CPDU, CPE, PDE, PDP, or PLU credit.
Modules for anytime, anyplace online learning - you can start and stop as needed
Video documentaries for big picture of teaching and learning - ideas for your own classroom
Exploration opportunities in new technology and media - free events using the virtual world, United Star's beautiful Star Island in Second Life. (All events are UStreamed so you have the choice of either viewing the live event and participating by chat or creating your own avatar and participating live in Second Life.)
"I have worked at Tremont High School for nine years and have been involved with United Star since I started. We have seen our distance learning program grow into a program that we are very proud of and it is because of the great support and classes that are provided by United Star.
These types of classes are wonderful for us since we are a small school. It gives our students the opportunity to take classes that they are interested in that could not be offered at our school. Thanks United Star for everything that you do."
Whether your students are going to college or directly into the workforce, we have over 200 online student courses to supplement your curriculum. This is a result of our partnerships with OSU's K-12 DLA and Lincoln Interaction.
Finding online professional development – Today, demands for increasing teacher quality rise fast and motivate intelligent people to start creating online professional development programs so they can help with the learning process. USDLC.org is one of the top leaders in creating these opportunities for a number of people who do not have enough time to work on educating themselves.
How to get to teacher professional development? - In order for all teachers to keep up with their excellence, they will need to devote their time to being active and continually engaged in finding new knowledge throughout their career. For these reasons, many of them decide to participate in different teacher professional development programs that are created with the purpose of increasing their knowledge and they represent a crucial tool for improving student learning.
The importance of professional development for teachers - Just like other practitioners that are coming from different professions, US and worldwide teachers also need to improve their knowledge and get new skills. This growth will be helping them to pass their knowledge more effectively on to their students. However, there is a significant need for professional development for teachers which is often overlooked.
The best online learning courses - There is a large group consisting of millions of students that are enrolled in a different online learning courses and that number seems to be increasing each year by 30%. The reasons for signing up for an online course are endless. This piece of article will explain a few reasons on why people choose to be enrolled in online professional development.
Teachers are performing under enormous pressure today because the whole communities are relying on them to teach their children the knowledge they will need in their life. In order for teachers to be able to do that, they need to improve their knowledge, and with already busy working schedules, it becomes difficult to find some space to stop teaching and start being taught. Now there are online professional development programs, offered to everyone who wants to make progress and move forward in life. The interesting thing about teacher professional development programs is that the instructions come with practical knowledge from around the world that cannot be learned in a book. All students can access their account remotely from almost every location that has an Internet connection. It is also possible to rewind the lesson in case a person misses anything. In addition, for those who get anxious and nervous while talking in front of the whole class, this will be a terrific option for them to write on their forum walls and ask questions comfortably. Also, all online institutions usually have a chat room for students to exchange valuable information.