Web-based Professional Development
eLearning Delaware uses a Web-based model to provide effective professional development opportunities that lead to gains in teachers’ content knowledge, improvements in their teaching practices, and an increase in the achievement levels of their students.
eLDE Course Offering Schedule
eLearning Delaware (eLDE) is offering online professional development courses according to the following schedule for the 2013-14 school year.
Registration will take place through the Professional Development Management System (PDMS) that is accessed through the Identity Management System (IMS) at https://login.doe.k12.de.us. This is the same system used to access DEEDS, DCAS, and eSchool Plus. If you do not have an IMS account at your district, you will need to go to https://login.doe.k12.de.us and click on "Request Account." For non-public schools in Delaware, a process has been worked out for access to IMS - click here for directions. NOTE: Once the account in IMS gets setup, it will take 24-48 hours to replicate to PDMS.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 to Tuesday, May 20, 2014
NOTE: Since spring break for most districts and schools falls during this session, there will be an extended week beginning April 16 and running for two weeks rather than one over the traditional spring break period.
The Spring 2014 session is currently underway with 8 courses being offered with 333 participants in 14 sections. 178 of the participants are registered in Common Core courses related to Writing and Mathematical Practices!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 to Tuesday, August 5, 2014
The following courses (subject to change until registration begins) will be offered during the Summer 2014 session:
Registration (https://login.doe.k12.de.us) will open on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 8:00AM and close on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 5:00PM. Course offerings are dependent upon minimum (12) and maximum (24) enrollments.
eLearning Delaware uses the Blackboard course management system to deliver online professional development. Effective September 2011, all courses offered through Blackboard will be accessed via the Professional Development Management System (PDMS) in the Identity Management System (IMS - https://login.doe.k12.de.us). Once the course begins, participants will logon to IMS, go to PDMS, then click on the course offered through Blackboard. This will take the participant directly to the course in Blackboard.
Why take an eLearning Delaware online course? The obvious answer is that as a lifelong learner, you want to increase your skills and knowledge to better help your students achieve higher results. In addition, you will become part of a collaborative learning community and communicate with educators from across the K-12 education arena. Another maybe not so obvious answer is that upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion worth 30 clock hours that you can apply towards the 90 clock hours required for re-licensure.
There is no $ cost associated with the eLDE online courses. The only “cost” is your time and effort. The courses are designed to take 4-5 hours per week or 30 hours total to complete and is done entirely online (no face-to-face sessions). Each facilitator-led course runs for seven weeks with an orientation week followed by 6 weeks of content. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive: a certificate for 30 clock hours that can be applied toward the 90 hour re-licensure requirement.
For more information on how to become involved in eLearning Delaware, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
eLearning Delaware was originally Delaware’s implementation of the e-Learning for Educators Initiative, a project funded through a federal Ready to Teach grant and a multi-state collaboration between ten state education agencies and associated public broadcast stations. eLearning Delaware partners are the Delaware Center for Educational Technology, the Delaware Department of Education, and WHYY.
As of September 30, 2011, the e-Learning for Educators grant has officially ended. Even though the grant funding has ended, eLearning Delaware will continue to offer online professional development to Delaware educators.
The success of eLearning Delaware is shown in our grant summary.