Online VCU Technology Integration Course for Educators

In the Spring, VCU will be offering 3 new online courses focused on improving instruction in specific content areas through technology integration...Introduction to Technology Integration in STEM subjects; Introduction to Technology Integration in the Humanities; Introduction to Technology Integration in the Elementary Classroom.

Participants may take a course for graduate credit or for noncredit recertification points.


Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP) from NASA

NASA Education presents a series of professional development workshops tailored to cross-cut Science, Math, and Career and Technical Education Curricula. These free workshops are designed to enhance classroom curriculum activities with NASA inspired content. Despite sequestration, they're still able to provide opportunities including web-based seminars, for grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12.

Mrs. Debbie Walwer's site - Debbie Walwer's Portaportal

Mrs. Debbie Walwer, Instructional Technology Integration Specialist - Elementary, manages a Portaportal site:

Technology Training - Orientation for Staff

Dr. Mark Webster, Director of Technology, presents a technology training orientation to new staff during the summer. The Using Your School Computer Brochure is a handy ready reference for any member of the faculty or staff to keep near their desktop or laptop computer.

Technology Orientation for New Staff (PowerPoint presentation)

Using Your School Computer Brochure

Technology Tuesdays from VCU's T/TAC

Technology Tuesdays, sponsored by VCU's T/TAC (Training & Technical Assistance Center), involve mini-sessions that feature instructional and assistive technology (AT) topics that benefit students with disabilities of all ages and abilities.

Information and registration is available online:

Flyer for 2013-2014

Free online courses for teachers around the globe

These free online courses are available to educators around the globe to register for and participate. Badges and certificates will be issued after completion. This is a good opportunity for teachers who are interested in learning on their own.

Two of the courses are on Scratch (computer programming) and one on science inquiry and writing. Go straight to  using HPITTIP2013 as the registration code.

To get to Designing with Scratch (for beginners, I call it Level I), your enrollment key is: Scratch101
To get to Computational thinking with Scratch (Level II) your enrollment key is Scratch201
To get to Science Inquiry and Writing, your enrollment key is Science2013