The Web-Enhanced Classroom uses technology to enhance traditional face-to-face (f2f) instruction. This online training course prepares face-to-face teachers to incorporate online strategies into their classroom instruction. This course increases the awareness of the number of web-based tools available and how to use them effectively to enhance instruction. Learners are introduced to citation tools, surveying tools, Inspiration, graphic organizers, and how to uncover other sources which are reliable and accurate. Online material is viewed as an extension of the classroom, and traditional lectures or classroom activities are linked with enhancements, such as virtual tours, WebQuests, real-time information, maps, pictures, streaming video, audio clips, and open-source online course components. Web-enhanced classrooms allow learning to happen in an interesting and exciting way!
This six week course provides teachers with the opportunity to develop a portfolio of web resources to be used in web-enhanced lesson plans. Although resources will be provided through virtual tours of websites, participants will select the focus of the portfolio they will create. A web-enhanced classroom offers educators the best of both worlds.
Who Should Attend?
This series is appropriate for:
- Teachers who want to effectively utilize a blended model of instruction, using online components to supplement the face-to-face experience of their students
- Curriculum specialists who want to understand the critical success elements of blended teaching models
- Administrators who want to experience first-hand the power of online learning while determining their own district’s online professional development needs.
What Will You Learn?
Participants attending this course will:
- Understand the benefits of a web-enhanced classroom teaching model
- Become comfortable using the Internet as an instructional tool
- Develop web-based activities to supplement specific classroom curriculum
- Discover how to incorporate online resources to deepen the learning experience.
Participation Requirements & Graduate Credit:
Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning courses are 6-week courses taken entirely over the Internet. Courses move forward on a weekly schedule, and there is a minimum of 8-10 hours of in-class activities per week with additional time for reading, projects, and exploration. Participants who complete Web-Enhanced Classroom will earn 67.5 PDPs or 6.75 CEUs.
Each course is eligible for three graduate credits for an additional fee. For details on pricing, options, and course numbers, see the VHS Graduate Credit Overview.
Session Dates & Pricing
Sessions for 21st Century Teaching Best Practices: Web-Enhanced Classroom will be offered
- July 10, 2013
Tuition is $275 per course for non-members and $175 for member schools. For more information about pricing and to learn about PD Package Pricing please visit, Professional Development Pricing page or contact a VHS representative at 978-897-1900 x 3 for more information.
Register today for Web-Enhanced Classroom or the complete Best Practices series.