Start Date: February 10
|Workshop Title||Length of workshop|
|Facilitating Discussion Forums||4 weeks|
|Using Best Practices in Online Teaching||4 weeks|
|Writing Directions||3 weeks|
|Captioning Media||2 weeks|
The TOTAL professional development workshops are intended for faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses. Each workshop focuses on a single topic so you can build an individualized professional development plan by selecting only the workshops you need. ELI suggests taking one workshop at a time; all workshops are offered multiple times during the year. See the TOTAL project website for workshop descriptions.
The workshops are facilitated online in Blackboard and involve reading/viewing resource materials, completing application assignments and interacting with colleagues. Each workshop requires about five hours of work each week. Assignments are due weekly (sometimes mid-week) and are graded. If you complete all assignments and achieve an 80 percent or higher average, you receive a Virginia Community College System (VCCS) certificate of completion.
Registration, via NOVA Academy, closes at 12:00 p.m. on the Friday before the workshop start date. To access the workshops, search for “vccs total” to see the workshops listed (ignore the “classroom” delivery designation; the workshops are conducted online in Blackboard which NOVA Academy does not recognize). Click on a workshop title to see the sections. and then click on a section to enroll or manage your enrollment. See HR’s professional development page on the NOVA website for NOVA Academy login directions and a user guide.
For questions, contact Bob Loser at email@example.com.