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NVTA Certification Course Expectations

There will be a combination of readings, discussion boards, essays, videos, and activities. We expect each certification candidate to complete every lesson with integrity and at the rigor of graduate coursework.

The culminating product of this certification course will be an e-portfolio demonstrating your proficiency level of effectively implementing a virtual classroom.

You must receive an 80% or better on your e-portfolio to earn the certification. You will have two chances after your first submission to attain 80%. If you cannot earn 80% after a total of three tries, you will meet with the review board to discuss next steps.

Once you enroll, you have nine months to complete the certification process. The average time for completion is three months.

The NVTA staff is available for support. Please reach out to the team with any questions, comments, or concerns.

NVTA CERTIFICATION COURSE OUTLINE

Welcome/Intro

  • Overview of Discussion Boards
  • Overview of Portfolio

Establishing Relationships

  • Human Development Theory
  • Psychological Components
  • Psychosocial Development
  • Building Rapport
  • Restorative Justice

Instruction

  • Virtual Backgrounds
  • Transmission of Knowledge
  • Questioning Strategies
  • Virtual Expectations and Pledge
  • Mind vs. Brain
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Constructivist Classroom Instruction
  • Best Practices

Differentiation in the Virtual Classroom

  • Project-Based Learning
  • Grouping Options
  • Virtual Resources
  • Scaffolding
  • Behavior Management
  • Personalized Learning Plans
  • Interest Inventories

Managing Virtual Resources

Lesson Delivery Plan

Supplemental Videos & Resources

FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE OUTLINE

This course does not result in a certification

Welcome

Virtual Learning

  • Classroom Presentation
  • Classroom Materials
  • Home Office

Teacher-Student Relationships

  • Building Positive Relationships
  • Restorative Justice

Instruction

  • Begin a Lesson
  • Questioning Strategies
  • Online Resources
  • Tools for Optimizing the Virtual Classroom

Differentiation

  • Project-Based Learning

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