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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 is pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2015, online professional development, mandatory trainings, and technical assistance is being delivered via the Schoology Learning Management System. In addition, 24 districts/charters covering 121 schools will be usisng Schoology with their K-12 students. For more informaiton, look at the Overview of Schoology in Delaware K-12 Education.

eLearning Delaware offers a variety of educator choice and mandatory trainings delivered via the Schoology Learning 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 4-6 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 4-5 hours per week. Total clock hours are dependent upon length of course (6 weeks of content = 30 clock hours, 4 weeks of content = 20 clock hours). Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate (printable from PDMS) for clock hours earned 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, such as, Child Abuse and School Bullying, to the Delaware educational community. Mandatory training is self-paced and successful completion of a quiz or assurance is required for awarding of credit.

eLearning Delaware

2015 - 2016

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

If you do not have an IMS account at your district, you will need to go to 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 Summer 2016


Wednesday, June 21, 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The following courses will be offered during the Summer 2016 session (tentative):

  1. Examining the Common Core Math Content Standards (6 weeks / 30 clock hours)
  2. Exploring the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice (6 weeks / 30 clock hours)
  3. Implementing ELA-Literacy Common Core: Focus on Reading (6 weeks / 30 clock hours)
  4. Implementing ELA-Literacy Common Core: Focus on Writing (6 weeks / 30 clock hours)
  5. Implementing ELA-Literacy Common Core: Focus on Speaking and Listening (NEW COURSE: 6 weeks / 30 clock hours)
  6. Blended Learning Utilizing Schoology (4 weeks / 20 clock hours)
  7. Social Studies: K-5 Disciplinary Literacy in History (NEW COURSE: 6 wks / 30 clock hrs)
  8. Social Studies: 6-8 Disciplinary Literacy in History (NEW COURSE: 6 wks / 30 clock hrs)
  9. Social Studies: 9-12 Disciplinary Literacy in History (NEW COURSE: 6 wks / 30 clock hrs)

Note: All courses have a one week orientation as the first week. This means 6 week courses listed above are actually 7 weeks long with the orientation week and 6 weeks of content.

Registration for Summer ( will open on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 8:00AM and close on Tuesday, June 20, 2016 at 5:00PM. Course offerings are dependent upon minimum (12) and maximum (24) enrollments.

Getting Started with Schoology

Online, Self-paced Course

For educators who want to know more about Schoology and how to use the features in Schoology to deliver instruction, collaborate with colleagues, and share resources, eLearning Delaware is offering an online, self-paced course, Getting Started with Schoology, that will take approximately 8 hours to complete. Registration is open in PDMS by searching for Getting Started with Schoology, Course #24179.

The Getting Started with Schoology self-paced course is designed to introduce participants to the Schoology Learning Management System and enhance understanding of the functions and features of the platform. This course provides participants with knowledge of informational and interactive course materials to create courses, tools for collaboration, data collection, and student feedback. In addition, this course will facilitate understanding of Groups and Resources within the platform and how to collaborate with other educators and colleagues using the Schoology platform. After completing this course, the participants will have the knowledge to build a course and utilize the features of Schoology.

Contact Information

For more information on how to become involved in eLearning Delaware, please contact Dr. Wayne Hartschuh at or John McClenny at




Last Updated: 08/28/2015