Teacher License Renewal Courses

The following weekend professional development courses are currently available for enrollment for 2018:


CRN 53865

Friday, April 27 – online

Saturday, April 28   Stafford Campus 9:00 – 4:00



Integrating the Arts in the Elementary Classroom:   Teaching Content Areas through Visual Arts
  Learn how two visual art forms, watercolor resist and Eric Carle’s collage technique, can be used to teach content across disciplines, including writing and science. Participants will engage in the creation process themselves as well as plan ways to implement these strategies in their own classroom contexts.  Basic principles of arts integration will also be discussed. (Target Audience – K – 6 Teachers)
CRN 17866

Friday, May 4 – online

Saturday, May 5   Stafford Campus 9:00 – 4:00

EDUC 04LMC Children’s Literature: The Lens for Exploring the Global Community
  Literature is an especially powerful way in which to explore the global community. Good literature offers a framework for examining topics across the curriculum including the environment, culture, resources, energy, intolerance, human rights, war, and poverty. The session will explore global themes in literature and strategies for integration in the elementary curriculum to meet SOLs. (Target Audience – K – 8 Teachers)
CRN 53175

Friday, May 18 – online

Saturday, May 19   Stafford Campus 9:00 – 4:00

EDUC 06GMC Local History Across the Elementary and Middle Grades Curriculum K-8
  Take advantage of local history resources to stimulate student interest in social studies by bringing the past to life and connecting students with the rich heritage of their community. This hands-on workshop will explore the use of primary sources, historic photographs and maps and documents to teach history across the curriculum. This course will include a visit to Historic Kenmore, the Fredericksburg home of revolutionary war patriots Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis. (Target Audience – K – 8 Teachers)
CRN 53176

Friday, June 1 – online

Saturday, June 2 Stafford Campus 9:00 – 4:00

EDUC 02QMC Designing Performance-based Assessments for the Classroom
  The course is designed to examine the 3 Ps of performance assessment – performance tasks, portfolios, and projects.   The hands-on workshop will include participants examination of their existing assessments used to evaluate students and work to transition the assessments with a stronger focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.  Additionally, the workshop will explore resources for supporting expanded use of performance-based assessments (Target Audience – K-12 Teachers)

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*All classes are held at the Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., unless otherwise noted. Students will need to seek approval from their school systems for specific licensure renewal courses that meet their own recertification requirements.