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Online Professional Development for Delaware Educators

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.


eLearning Delaware offers a variety of educator choice and mandatory trainings delivered via Blackboard Learn, a course management system. The educator choice courses are offered during four (4), seven-week sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Courses during these sessions are facilitator-led with an orientation week followed by 6 weeks of content with each participant developing a final product, in most cases a lesson plan, from the lessons learned throughout the course. The courses are entirely online (no face-to-face sessions), but during each week, there are specific readings (text and in some cases, video), activities, and a discussion that need to be completed during that week. The "week" runs from Wednesday to Tuesday. The courses are designed to take 3-5 hours per week or 30 hours total to complete. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate (printable from PDMS) for 30 clock hours that can be applied toward the 90 hour re-licensure requirement. The eLearning Delaware platform is also used to deliver a variety of mandatory training to the Delaware educational community, such as, Child Abuse Detection and Reporting Training and School Bullying Prevention Training and Criminal Youth Gang Detection Training.

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. A bonus is that there is no $ cost associated with the eLDE online courses. The only “cost” is your time and effort.

Another maybe not so obvious answer is that upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion (printed through PDMS) worth 30 clock hours that applies towards the 90 clock hours required for re-licensure.


eLearning Delaware

2014 - 2015

Registration Information

Registration and access to the eLDE courses is through the Professional Development Management System (PDMS) accessible through the Identity Management System (IMS) at https://login.doe.k12.de.us.

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.


eLDE Course Offerings for 2014 - 2015

FALL 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
to
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The following courses (subject to change until registration begins) will be offered during the Fall 2014 session:

  1. Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
  2. Examining the Common Core Math Content Standards
  3. Exploring the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice
  4. Implementing ELA-Literacy Common Core: Focus on Reading
  5. Implementing ELA-Literacy Common Core: Focus on Writing
  6. Intel Teach Elements: Collaboration in the Digital Classroom
  7. Intel Teach Elements: Designing Blended Learning
  8. Maximizing the Power of the Interactive Whiteboard
  9. Introduction to Personalized Learning - eLDE is now offering the Personalized Learning Series (learn more about the entire series of courses by clicking on the link). The Personalized Learning Introduction course is the first course in the series that will be offered during the regular eLDE sessions. The additional modules in the series will be scheduled at other times during the school year.

Registration for Fall (https://login.doe.k12.de.us) will open on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8:00AM and close on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:00PM. Course offerings are dependent upon minimum (12) and maximum (24) enrollments.

WINTER 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
to
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The following courses (subject to change until registration begins) will be offered during the Winter 2015 session:

  1. Differentiating Instruction in the Classroom
  2. Digital Citizenship
  3. Exploring the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice
  4. Finding, Organizing, and Sharing Educational Resources on the Web
  5. Implementing ELA-Literacy Common Core: Focus on Writing
  6. Intel Teach Elements: Project-Based Approaches
  7. Intel Teach Elements: Thinking Critically with Data
  8. Visual Learning Strategies for the Classroom
  9. Introduction to Personalized Learning - eLDE is now offering the Personalized Learning Series (learn more about the entire series of courses by clicking on the link). The Personalized Learning Introduction course is the first course in the series that will be offered during the regular eLDE sessions. The additional modules in the series will be scheduled at other times during the school year.

Registration for Winter (https://login.doe.k12.de.us) will open on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 8:00AM and close on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:00PM. Course offerings are dependent upon minimum (12) and maximum (24) enrollments.

SPRING 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
to
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The following courses (subject to change until registration begins) will be offered during the Spring 2015 session:

  1. Designing a Virtual Field Trip
  2. Differentiating Instruction in the Classroom
  3. Examining the Common Core Math Content Standards
  4. Implementing ELA-Literacy Common Core: Focus on Reading
  5. Intel Teach Elements: Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms
  6. Intel Teach Elements: Designing Blended Learning
  7. Maximizing the Power of the Interactive Whiteboard
  8. The Connected Student
  9. Introduction to Personalized Learning - eLDE is now offering the Personalized Learning Series (learn more about the entire series of courses by clicking on the link). The Personalized Learning Introduction course is the first course in the series that will be offered during the regular eLDE sessions. The additional modules in the series will be scheduled at other times during the school year.

NOTE: Since spring break for most districts and schools falls during this session, there will be an extended week beginning April 1 and running for two weeks rather than one over the traditional spring break period.

Registration for Spring (https://login.doe.k12.de.us) will open on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 8:00AM and close on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 5:00PM. Course offerings are dependent upon minimum (12) and maximum (24) enrollments.

SUMMER 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
to
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The following courses (subject to change until registration begins) will be offered during the Summer 2015 session:

  1. Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
  2. Examining the Common Core Math Content Standards
  3. Exploring the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice
  4. Implementing ELA-Literacy Common Core: Focus on Reading
  5. Implementing ELA-Literacy Common Core: Focus on Writing
  6. Intel Teach Elements: Designing Blended Learning
  7. Intel Teach Elements: Thinking Critically with Data
  8. Visual Learning Strategies for the Classroom
  9. Introduction to Personalized Learning - eLDE is now offering the Personalized Learning Series (learn more about the entire series of courses by clicking on the link). The Personalized Learning Introduction course is the first course in the series that will be offered during the regular eLDE sessions. The additional modules in the series will be scheduled at other times during the school year.

NOTE: Since the July 4th holiday falls during this session, there will be an extended week beginning July 2 and running for two weeks rather than one over the holiday week.

Registration for Summer (https://login.doe.k12.de.us) will open on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 8:00AM and close on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 5:00PM. Course offerings are dependent upon minimum (12) and maximum (24) enrollments.



Contact Information

For more information on how to become involved in eLearning Delaware, please contact Dr. Wayne Hartschuh at wayne.hartschuh@doe.k12.de.us or John McClenny at john.mcclenny@doe.k12.de.us.

 

 

 

Last Updated: 05/08/2014