Virginia's Community of Anytime Knowledge (VCAK), is an online educational adventure in which discovery, collaboration and creativity are all part of the learning process.
The Community of Anytime Knowledge provides dynamic online professional development courses for educators. Teachers can use these courses for continuing education, in-service, or graduate credits towards salary differentials and career advancement. You can participate from anywhere that you can access the Internet! Courses tap media-rich content and incorporate practical real-world applications.
"The Web Design class was a great experience. I had never taken an ON-LINE class before. The assignments were challenging but manageable, and the discussion with educators from other schools was very valuable. I would most definitely take another online class."
-Carla D. Stanley, Bethel Elementary, Gloucester County Public Schools.
Virginia's Community of Anytime Knowledge is a partnership between Virginia Public Broadcasting Station WHRO and the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE).This partnership has given us the opportunity to provide Virginia Educators with an extensive listing of online Professional Development opportunities. VCAK offers a wide variety of courses in units of 5, 10, 15, 30, and 45 hours in Reading and Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Instructional Strategies, and Instructional Technology.
Highlights of Current Anytime Knowledge and TeacherLine Courses Offered
AKTECH400 TSIP Anytime Anywhere –45hr/6wk (ONLINE) - STARTS March 26 - TSIP Anywhere Anytime is a six-week online course that is an online adaptation of the ever popular Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel (TSIP) Certification course that has been offered for years as a face-to-face class through the C.I.I. The purpose of this course is designed to assist Virginia Educators in exploring and developing expertise with the various aspects of telecommunications tools as well as model the ways in which these tools can be used for personal learning and for integration into the teaching/learning process. This course will focus on six main areas: beginning Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and beginning Internet.