Virtual School Meanderings

March 17, 2017

Undergraduate Pre-Service Teacher Training Preparing Them To Teach K-12 Online

Based on a presentation that I gave at SITE this past week, I received the following question in my inbox:

I’m wondering if you have knowledge of specific courses that teach undergraduate preservice teachers how to teach blended or online?

The response that I sent was:

 Also, here are a couple of articles/chapters that may be of use for you.

Do other folks have other suggestions?

January 16, 2016

Register Now for February Online Classes

Also from Thursday’s inbox…

Become an online teacher University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning Graduate Certificate
Put your expertise to work!
Hello Michael,

In the past you inquired about or participated in our E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate program at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

I’m reaching out to see if you would like to register for a course that begins in February.

If you have already registered for the Spring 2016 semester…

Please share this email with any colleagues who might be interested in taking one of our E-Learning and Online Teaching Courses.

If you would like to enroll in a spring E-Learning Certificate course…

Our new 10 Month Fast Track Option means spring courses are filling earlier than ever and may be full by the end of January. It’s important to act soon. That’s why this email is urgent.  We want you to have a chance at the remaining spots in each course.

How to Apply
Just reply to this email, and let me know that you wish to register. I’ll do my best to get you the course you want.

Or Take Direct Action and Register Online (No registration fee)


There is no tuition increase for 2016. Tuition remains at $415 per graduate credit hour ($1245 per course).

Register Now

EDUC 760 E-learning for the Online or Blended Classroom
February 29 – April 22, 2016

EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning
February 29 – April 22, 2016

EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning
February 29 – April 22, 2016

How to Apply

E-Mail me ( or
E-Mail Darci Ward (
or Register Online

Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t hesitate to email ( ) or call my cell: 530-318-1145

I’m looking forward to hearing from you tonight or tomorrow.

Have a wonderful week!


Dennis O’Connor
Program Advisor

Dennis OConnor
E-Learning & Online Teaching
School of Education
Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University
530-318-1145 (West Coast Cell)

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December 15, 2015

Now Accepting Applications For WyoITEC Graduate Programs

From the inbox on Sunday…  Note the certificate in online teaching option…

Graduate programs in instructional technology are just a click away!
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Graduate Degrees on Your Terms

Did you know that the online graduate programs in education at the University of Wyoming are among the top in the nation according to We know that teachers and administrators are busy and we offer flexible, online degree programs to suit every level of continuing professional development. Courses are offered year-round, and provide the knowledge and skills you need to be a change agent, design effective visuals for teaching and learning, and use emerging technologies to communicate and teach! Take a look at our programs and submit your application by January 15, 2016 for Summer/Fall 2015.

Doctoral DegreesOur Ph.D. & Ed.D. degrees help professionals in PK12 settings apply advanced skills to identify school and classroom needs, design and develop training solutions, evaluate attainment, and climb the ladder of success.
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Master’s DegreeStudents appreciate teachers who integrate apps & technology into lessons. Your online master’s degree in instructional technology will prepare you to be a leader and design courses to address challenges found in classrooms.
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CertificateHow can you extend learning environments beyond class time? Get the skills to flip your classroom, develop & assess instruction, teach online courses, & integrate technology with a graduate-level certificate!
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Laramie, WY 82071

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November 8, 2015

[DEOS-L] Fwd: Distance Education Certificate Program

From Thursday’s inbox…


It’s not too late! We still have a few seats left for the Distance

Education Certificate Program, sponsored by the University of West

Georgia and The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration.

This program, is designed for professionals, teachers, and trainers

preparing for leadership roles in distance learning regardless of

the industry.


The program is offered completely online and incorporates conceptual

knowledge into practical learning experience. Areas explored will include

foundations of distance education, course planning, design and implementation,

evaluation, faculty and student support, administrative and management issues,

and technologies.


Participants should expect to spend about 2-6 hours per week participating

in online discussion boards, reading materials, and completing exercises. The

tuition for the course is $695, and includes course materials, access, and a

certificate. The program is scheduled to begin December 7, 2015. The program

will graduate June 2016.


To register, go to the following link:


For more information, please email or call Dawn Senfeld at 678-839-5489.


Also, you may contact Erika McClain for payment at 678-839-6611 or

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September 30, 2015

Starts Oct 6: Fundamentals of Online Teaching Certificate

From yesterday’s inbox…

–New UW-Madison certificate–
Fundamentals of Online Teaching certificate startsOct 6!
If you’re new to the field of online education and interested in learning more about teaching online, this is the perfect certificate for you. Topics include:

–Online Course Models and Principles–
–Understanding the Online Learner–
–Role of the Online Instructor–
–Planning Online Course Content–
–Planning Online Learning Activities–
–Online Course Management Strategies–

This basic overview is a great way to become familiar with the knowledge and skills needed to teach in the online environment. You’ll complete a final activity where you can apply some of the concepts and principles you’ve learned to a current or future course and receive feedback from a Distance Education Professional Development Instructor.

100% onlineStarts Oct 6, 2015$5253.0 CEUs (30 hours)

Get started on the road to becoming a successful online instructor with the Fundamentals of Online Teaching (FoOT) professional certificate!

Find info about UW-Madison Distance Education Professional Development’s full range of certificates and conferences for online educators >
Questions? Contact Bonnie Schmidt • bschmidt@dcs.wisc.edu608‑262‑8530
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