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There has been a lot of excitement about the use of 3D printers in education, but educators can have trouble both getting started with the technology and figuring out what to do with it. This two-class certificate covers both aspects, starting with how the technology works and then moving on to how to use it effectively. If participants already have 3D printers, the instructors will customize the class as much as possible so participants can follow along on the hardware they have. If a participant does not yet have access to a 3D printer, the instructors can help with helping participants define criteria to make decisions about appropriate hardware to buy. The intro class (recommended to be taken first) covers the entire 3D printing workflow with a focus on open source and free software. The market is somewhat fractured and different 3D printers vary somewhat in their operations there are not a lot of standards in the industry yet, but the instructors will guide participants through what the options are and where to learn the details of operation of their particular existing or planned hardware. The second class then builds on this knowledge to think about how to help students create their own exploratory models, or how to create models that a teacher can create to help students visualize an abstract concept. Participants will use some of the software covered in the Intro to 3D Printing class to create several different types of 3D printable models, and will discuss the details of how to print their design on the 3D printer they already have or plan to acquire in the future.

3020906

Location : Online

Cost: $345.00

Instructor : Joan Horvath 

Start date: 06/05/17



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  Self-paced, non-credit course- 18 Contact Hours Average of 4 weeks to complete. $199 Overview West Virginia University has made it easier to receive the training needed to obtain the 5202 permit. The popular course that has been offered in classrooms around the state is now available online. If you need to renew your 5202 permit, you should enroll in our renewal class.   West Virginia Policy 5202 establishes the minimum requirements for the licensure of educational personnel to be employed in the public schools of West Virginia. The primary purpose of licensure is to assure the public that educators meet established levels of competence to deliver an appropriate and effective educational program to the state's public school students. Licensure requirements established in this policy provide a means of ensuring that persons employed in West Virginia public schools have the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the responsibilities of their professional assignments in instruction, student support services and/or administration.   IMPORTANT:  PLEASE CHECK WITH THE BOARD OF EDUCATION COUNTY OFFICE WHERE YOU WANT TO WORK REGARDING ONLINE/CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION AND OBSERVATION HOUR(S) REQUIREMENTS.  THIS COURSE MAY ONLY FULFILL PARTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SOME OF THE COUNTIES IN WV, AND FULFILL FULL REQUIREMENTS FOR OTHER WV COUNTIES.    CLASSROOM OBSERVATIONS:  Students are required to successfully complete the requirements of the online portion of this course before classroom observations can be scheduled.    Objectives of the Course As a student in this course, you will be provided with a review of the laws and policies that govern teaching in West Virginia. You will learn the specific procedures to obtain your initial Substitute Teacher Permit according to West Virginia Policy 5202. You will be provided with information about teaching and classroom management, information on how to become a substitute teacher, general information about teaching and the opportunity to learn about the laws and policies that are relevant to teaching.  Students will learn specific information about various teaching strategies, classroom management and resources to assist them as substitute teachers.   Course Structure and Schedule Students can register at any time throughout the year. Students must log a minimum of 14 clock hours online Must complete each section’s quiz with a minimum of 80% accuracy. Must complete the online course evaluation (required for certificate of completion). Complete 4 hours of classroom observations within the public school system AFTER completion of the online portion of the course. (Instructor will notify students when they can begin their observations. A printable observation form is provided in the online section of the course.) Observation forms must be submitted to the instructor when complete. Students will receive an electronic Certificate of Completion upon completion of all course requirements above.   Topics to Be Studied School Law and Policies Expectations of Substitute Teachers Classroom Management Information about Teaching in Today's Classrooms Teaching Strategies Preventing Misbehavior and Dealing with Misbehavior General Information about Students Special Projects to be Included in the Course Students are expected to put together a "Magic Bag/Bag of Tricks."   Methods of Student Evaluation Participants will read each section of the online portion of the course and spend a minimum of 14 clock hours reading and reviewing the information provided in the course. Students must respond to four scenarios posted on the online discussion board and complete each section's quiz with a minimum of 80% accuracy. Verification of four hours of classroom visits must be provided to the instructor.   Prerequisite(s) for the course include Four-year college degree, and a 2.0 GPA in undergraduate studies. An up-to-date Tine (tuberculosis) Test is also required. A co-requisite for this course includes 4 hours of classroom observations.   Computer Requirements Adobe Acrobat Reader All Students: Using Internet Explorer (IE) 10? Read info on eCampus Main Page https://ecampus.wvu.edu/ Materials/Textbooks No textbook is required. A Recommended Reading: Rutherford, Paula. Why Didn't I learn This in College? Registration Information  Select the "Add To Cart" option and register through our secure server. You will be receiving an email with your online course access information within five working days. Please check your spam or junk folder in case the confirmation email was misplaced there. Call 1-800-253-2762, or email WVUEnrich@mail.wvu.edu if you have any questions. Major credit cards are accepted.   Check our FAQ page for refund and class access information.   Course Reviews "During the 5202 Substitute Training Class I found myself reading some material I had forgotten about from previous Elementary Ed classes. This class did broaden my spectrum on how to handle situations, parents, students and technology. The class itself was great. I was able to work at a fast pace, finishing up pretty quickly as well as getting my observations in. I was leery about observing high school because all my placements previous were K-6, but I really enjoyed HS. It opened my eyes in a different light. I would highly recommend this class, as it was a success for me.”               “I thought the course was very informative and detailed. I feel prepared to substitute teach with confidence. I liked the discussion groups that allowed participants to reply on what they would do in a particular situation. I think I have some good items for my “magic bag of tricks” for future reference! I have created a Facebook to “Keep the Conversation” going with sub teachers.”                     "This course was wonderful! I was reluctant about substitute teaching - I was afraid I wouldn't know enough to help myself, let alone help the students. This course helped encourage and empower me. The learning modules covered everything, including small details that I was worried about (like where to park when I substitute!). I'm thankful observation was a part of the curriculum, too, because it was invaluable. In short, I very highly recommend this class. Because of it, I have a new career path, and I couldn't be more excited."               "I really enjoyed how well the course covered so many aspects of substitute teaching. From daily planning to discipline; everything was covered. I appreciated the attention to detail and the expectation that substitutes should be treated, and treat themselves, as “real” educators."                   

1030001

Location : Online

Cost: $199.00

Instructor : Irene Murphy 

Start date: 05/01/17



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Overview This course is not affiliated with the WVU School of Nursing West Virginia University offers this course as the Initial Substitute School Nurse Course and the Renewal Substitute School Nurse Course. The Initial course requires the student to complete 18 clock hours which includes twelve clock hours of course work and a six hour internship. The Renewal course requires the student to complete 12 clock hours of course work. West Virginia Policy 5202 outlines the requirements for long-term and short-term permits (Sections: 11.6.1-11.6.6). Average of 4 Weeks to Complete Objectives Students will become knowledgeable of the laws and policies that govern schools in West Virginia, learn the necessary steps to obtain their initial and renewal School Nurse Permit, and be provided information about the duties and responsibilities of being a school nurse.  The goal is to provide participants: Information on how to become a school nurse. General information about school nurses. Information on school laws and policies. Information on Content Standards and Objectives. Specific information about the expectations of school nurses. Resources to assist school nurses.   Course Structure and Schedule This is a non-credit course offered for 18 clock hours in the Initial module and 12 clock hours in the Renewal module. Cost is $199 per student. A certificate for course completion will be issued. Topics to be Studied School Law and Policies Expectations of Substitute School Nurses Classroom Management Information about Working in Today’s Classrooms Teaching Strategies Preventing Misbehavior Dealing with Misbehavior General Information about Students Review of Basic and Specialized Health Care Special Projects to be Included in the Course: Participants who are taking the INITIAL course will mail the Six Hour Internship Form to the instructor. Complete the course evaluation. Methods of Student Evaluation Participants will: Read each section of the course. Complete each section’s quiz with a minimum of 80% accuracy. Spend a minimum of twelve clock hours reading and reviewing the information provided in the course. Participants who are taking the INITIAL course will provide a verification of six hours of internship with a school nurse. Respond to four scenarios posted on the discussion board.   Prerequisites Prerequisite(s) for the course include an associate degree (RN) in Nursing. A co-requisite for this course includes a 6 hour internship in the Initial module.   Computer Requirements Adobe Acrobat Reader Java Runtime Environment (JRE) – Version 1.5 All Students: Using Internet Explorer (IE) 10? Read info on eCampus Main Page https://ecampus.wvu.edu/   Registration Information  Select the "Add to Cart" option and register through our secure server. You will be receiving email with your online course access information within five working days. Please check your spam or junk folder in case the confirmation email was misplaced there. Call 1-800-253-2762, or email WVUEnrich@mail.wvu.edu if you have any questions. Major credit cards are accepted. Check our FAQ page for refund and class access information.

1030002

Location : Online

Cost: $199.00

Instructor : Irene Murphy 

Start date: 05/01/17



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Finally, you can acquire the best Professional Development in webinar design, presentations, planning, and marketing. Webinars are a popular format for delivering information. They can be very successful for your organization, IF you have good webinar presentations and good management and marketing. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization. Then learn the 4 key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences. Then acquire the webinar planning skills involved in budgeting, pricing, and marketing webinar meetings. Take back a certificate in designing webinars that provides you with the latest and best information about presenting webinars, as well as managing and marketing them. You will be learning from two of the foremost authorities on webinars.

3040041

Location : Online

Cost: $345.00

Instructor : William Draves 

Start date: 04/03/17



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Finally, you can acquire the best Professional Development in webinar design, presentations, planning, and marketing. Webinars are a popular format for delivering information. They can be very successful for your organization, IF you have good webinar presentations and good management and marketing. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization. Then learn the 4 key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences. Then acquire the webinar planning skills involved in budgeting, pricing, and marketing webinar meetings. Take back a certificate in designing webinars that provides you with the latest and best information about presenting webinars, as well as managing and marketing them. You will be learning from two of the foremost authorities on webinars.

3040041

Location : Online

Cost: $345.00

Instructor : William Draves 

Start date: 06/05/17



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New research and information is coming out frequently now about how your learners - - and you - - learn. Here’s what we know. In the last century, you taught everyone equally by teaching them the same. But we know we each learn differently. So in this century, you teach everyone equally by teaching them differently. In this Certificate in Learning Styles, you get the most advanced information about the three most important and most prevalent characteristics you experience with your participants: generation, gender, and the autism spectrum. Your instructors are some of the foremost authorities in the world on these subjects. They write, and speak around North America, on learning styles.

3040105

Location : Online

Cost: $395.00

Instructor : William Draves 

Start date: 06/05/17



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Webinars are a hot new meeting format that save money and reach more people than in-person meetings. Use them for customer education, staff meetings and training, presentations, virtual seminars and much more. The technology is simple, but good webinar presentation techniques are critical. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization. Then learn the four key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences. Agenda Unit 1 Keys to Successful Webinars -What your participants want in a webinar -Choosing the right format for your program -Choosing the right length for your webinar Unit 2 Effective Slides and Presentation Techniques for Webinars -The 4 Keys to a Successful Webinar Presentation -The 5 best webinar presentation techniques -Making slides powerful and visual -Timing your speaking, what to say when, for how long -Voice techniques to keep your listeners interested Unit 3 Involving Your Webinar Participants -How to schedule and initiate questions -Selecting questions to read -How to respond to questions -Using polls Unit 4 Preparing and evaluating webinar presenters -Choosing your presenters: who to pick, who to NOT pick -Ways to train presenters -How to prepare your presenters -Evaluating your webinar success

3040042

Location : Online

Cost: $195.00

Instructor : William Draves 

Start date: 05/01/17



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Webinars are a hot new meeting format that save money and reach more people than in-person meetings. Use them for customer education, staff meetings and training, presentations, virtual seminars and much more. The technology is simple, but good webinar presentation techniques are critical. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization. Then learn the four key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences. Agenda Unit 1 Keys to Successful Webinars -What your participants want in a webinar -Choosing the right format for your program -Choosing the right length for your webinar Unit 2 Effective Slides and Presentation Techniques for Webinars -The 4 Keys to a Successful Webinar Presentation -The 5 best webinar presentation techniques -Making slides powerful and visual -Timing your speaking, what to say when, for how long -Voice techniques to keep your listeners interested Unit 3 Involving Your Webinar Participants -How to schedule and initiate questions -Selecting questions to read -How to respond to questions -Using polls Unit 4 Preparing and evaluating webinar presenters -Choosing your presenters: who to pick, who to NOT pick -Ways to train presenters -How to prepare your presenters -Evaluating your webinar success

3040042

Location : Online

Cost: $195.00

Instructor : William Draves 

Start date: 07/03/17



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In this course, you will learn how to incorporate interactive whiteboard activities into a variety of subject specific lesson plans. Explore how teachers have been using this technology to enhance their classrooms to engage their students. Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to hear what current teachers have to say about interactive whiteboards; review educational theory that supports using a variety of technology in the classroom; create individual activities that can be incorporated into your existing lesson plans; and finally learn about the features that proprietary interactive whiteboards, such as SMART board, offer. Details

3040104

Location : Online

Cost: $139.95

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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Do you enjoy writing and learning about new things? Have you ever wondered if you could actually make money writing magazine articles? The magazine business is thriving and growing even in the digital age, and the demand for well-written articles remains high. This course will prepare you to enter the world of nonfiction magazine writing by walking you through the process, step-by-step. By the end of the course, you will be ready to submit your first article for publication. Details

3040094

Location : Online

Cost: $139.95

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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Discover why girls waste 30% of their study time, why boys get worse grades than girls, why boys do less homework than girls, and the 5 learning habits girls get in school that hurts them in the workplace. Your female students learn differently than your male students. Discover how girls learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping girls learn more, and the 5 tips to help girls succeed more. Then discover how boys learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping boys learn more, and the 5 tips to help boys succeed more. Get info about research not available anywhere else. Agenda Unit 1 The Brain and Gender Differences The brain and learning The female brain The male brain Summary of neurological and hormonal differences Unit 2 Helping Girls Learn More How girls learn Classroom techniques and activities that help girls learn Helping girls with spatial skills and STEM The 10 strategies for helping girls learn more Unit 3 Helping Boys Learn More How boys learn Classroom techniques and activities that help boys learn Helping boys with language skills The 10 strategies for helping boys learn more Unit 4 Helping Both Girls and Boys Succeed More Helping girls succeed in the workplace Helping boys succeed with college Grading learning and knowledge Gender neutral grading

3040074

Location : Online

Cost: $145.00

Instructor :   

Start date: 06/05/17



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Regardless of your age, it is always helpful to increase your understanding of how your current students learn and what your future students might need. Students learn in a variety of ways, this course will focus on the influence of generational characteristics on learning styles. Your students learn differently than you do. Come find out how to help your students learn more. And discover something new about yourself too! We will explore fascinating information on the brain and how each generation has responded to their unique “cohort experience”. You will acquire the skills and information needed to facilitate Gen Y and the emerging generation of learners. Understand how your own generational characteristics impact your learning AND your teaching. Come away with our top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Generational Learning Styles The origin of generational learning styles & foundation of learning style theories Learning theory and the brain What defines a generation - the concept of the cohort experience Unit 2 Understanding generational factors influencing how you learn and teach Characteristics of the Baby Boomers Characteristics and definitions for Generation X Learning characteristics of both Baby Boomers and Gen Xers How YOUR generational characteristics influence your approach to teaching: Baby Boomer, Gen X, Gen Y Unit 3 Understanding Generation Y Core values of Gen Y Impact of technology on generational learning The impact of generational characteristics on approaches to and expectations of education, perceptions of time, prioritizing work/life/school, goals and ambition, collaborative vs. individual, worldview, inputs versus outcomes and other value differences Unit 4 Helping Your Gen Y Students to Learn More Communication tips with Gen Y students and the emerging generation Classroom instruction tips for Gen Y and the emerging generation Addressing awkwardness and other social characteristics of Gen Y Understanding and using technology to facilitate learning The top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more RequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

3040068

Location : Online

Cost: $145.00

Instructor : Kassia Dellabough 

Start date: 07/03/17



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