Educators benefit from online courses
The Messenger 05.19.08
The University of Tennessee at Martin provides a variety of online courses for educators.
Online courses meet the qualifications for professional development activities that can be used for renewal purposes.
Prior to enrolling in a course, students should check with a supervisor to ensure the course can be used as a part of a professional growth plan. If approved, participants will receive 24 renewal points per course. UT Martin will provide a certificate of completion showing the name of the course, course dates and the number of Continuing Education Units awarded.
For more information, visit the Web site at www.ed2go.com/utmecce.
Among the upcoming courses offered is Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 in the Classroom. Participants will learn basic PowerPoint skills such as creating slides, using templates, inserting text, changing background colors, creating WordArt titles and adding slide transitions. They will also develop advanced skills such as inserting graphics, sound and video, custom animations, timed transitions and hyperlinks.
Tracy Loffer, who holds a master’s degree in education in curriculum and instruction, is the instructor.
This course and others last six weeks and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, a discussion area and supplementary links. Upcoming start dates are June 18, July 16 and Aug. 20. Registration fee is $95 per course.
For information about these courses — part of a growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses —visit the online instruction center at http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/onlinecourses.php. Select Education To Go. Call ECCE at (731) 881-7082 for more information.