Equipping NH Educators to Facilitate High-Quality Virtual Learning Experiences
May 18, 2021
Granite State College has been selected to provide training for up to 4,000 PK-12 teachers beginning in the summer of 2021 on behalf of the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE). This grant-funded training will give New Hampshire educators the opportunity to further develop skills related to creating effective virtual classrooms and facilitating engaging online instruction.
Certified New Hampshire PK-12 educators are invited to participate in a dynamic and impactful five-week online micro-credential facilitated by faculty at Granite State College’s School of Education.
Participants who successfully complete the micro-credential will receive:
- Digital Badge Recognizing Their Demonstrated Skills
The digital badge has been evaluated and may be applied toward the M.S. in Administration of Online Education degree program at Granite State College.
- One-time Direct Stipend
To encourage teachers to participate during the Summer Session (for implementation of new approaches in Fall) the Department of Education will provide a $500 stipend to those completing the program by August 29. Those participating in a Fall Cohort will receive a $300 stipend. Teachers participating in the Winter cohort will receive a $100 stipend.
Is there a cost for participants to register?
This training is being offered as a free course and does not require a registration or course fee.
What will I learn?
The online program will model the key components of a successful online PK-12 virtual classroom. Participants will have first-hand experience with effective techniques for online instruction related to overall structure and organization, clarity and flow, and terminology. The virtual professional learning community, of which all participants will be engaged, will provide a source of support and connection to all micro-credential participants that will continue to be accessible beyond the micro-credential.
How long is the program? How many hours per week/CEUs/credits is the course?
The micro-credential consists of five modules, delivered over the course of five weeks but may be completed asynchronously, providing teachers with flexibility.
The course is an estimated 22 hours per week (112.5 total contact hours). The course is equivalent to 12 CEUs, and participants will also obtain a three-credit course waiver for our graduate certificate in Administration of Online Programs.
How many total credits are required to complete the graduate certificate in Administration of Online Programs and how much does it cost?
This program includes 12 courses. Each course is 1-3 credits for a total of 18 credits required to earn the certificate. Graduate tuition is $538 per credit hour in-state and $590 out-of-state.
What is the structure of the course?
The course is five online modules, each to be completed weekly. The work in the modules is asynchronous and does not require specific meeting dates or times. These are collaborative sections, and you’ll be discussing topics with other educators, but you’ll be doing so on your own time (based on the established weekly deadlines). The coursework culminates in the creation of two self-selected projects during weeks 4 and 5 for application in online instruction relevant to each participant’s grade level and content area. Ongoing communication with the course instructor will guide participants through the course assignments.
The course is PK-12, but is there content within the courses that is specific to grade range?
The modules within the course will provide opportunities to explore topis specific to grade range (elementary, middle school, high school).
Are there any technology prerequisites?
There are no prerequisites in terms of technological expertise.
When will I receive the micro-credential badge and stipend? Is the stipend from the NH DOE a check, or is it to be used towards other continuing education at Granite State?
The micro-credential badge will be awarded within one week of completion of the program. Participants in the summer sessions can expect their stipend by September 10. The stipend is a direct payment to participants, to be paid once the five-week course is successfully completed. There are no restrictions on how the stipend is used. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for payment processing/distribution time.
When is the program offered?
Space in each cohort is limited but several opportunities to join a cohort will be available throughout the year. Registration may be completed by selecting the session below.
If the session I want to attend is closed, is there a waitlist option available?
Unfortunately we cannot offer a waitlist option. If your ideal session is not available, please explore the other dates. Note: On 6/8/21, capacity was increased on Sessions 1 and 2.
As of June 8, 2021, the capacity of each session has been increased on Session 1 and 2 to 200 participants. If you previously received a notification that these sessions were closed, space may be available. We will update this page as sessions are filled.
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