Professional Development Courses for Educators
Becoming a lifelong learner applies to teachers as well as to students. The VHS Collaborative offers a variety of classes to assist teachers in becoming better educators in the technology rich educational environment we live in today. Browse our Professional Development course catalog to find 21st Century Teaching Best Practices and Content Specific online courses that interest you.
21st Century Teaching Best Practice Courses
Each Best Practices course is six (6) weeks long and may be taken for three graduate credits (for an additional fee) at various institutions across the country. For individual descriptions, course schedules and costs, please visit our Best Practices page or visit one of the pages below.
- 21st Century Teaching and Learning
- Web-Enhanced Classroom
- Blended Teaching and Learning (formerly Online Extended Teaching)
- Web 2.0: Collaborative Instruction
- Becoming an Online Teacher*
*Please note the VHS teacher training course is required to become a VHS Collaborative teacher.
Blended Learning Course Modules
These individual mini-course modules offer targeted instruction with concentrations in various subjects. For individual descriptions, course schedules and costs, please visit our Blended Learning Series page.
- Open Educational Resources in the K-12 Classroom
- Introduction to Blended Learning
- Introduction to Technology-Infused Teaching and Learning
- Walkthroughs: Looking for Learning in 21st Century Classroom
Subject-Specific Professional Development
Initially offered through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, this subject-specific course has become so popular that we have made it available to educators worldwide.
Fractions for Elementary School Teachers
This 8 week online course is designed to promote deeper understanding of fractions for elementary educators and to provide strategies for aligning math instruction and assessments with the Common Core Learning Standards. Graduate credit available for an additional fee.
Register online or by phone at 978-897-1900 ext 3.
Want to learn more? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information about our Professional Development courses.
VHS member school training information can also be found on our site in the Getting Started section.