Teacher Education

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

Effective Teacher Training Program

This 30-hour course co-sponsored by Onslow County Schools and Coastal Carolina Community College is a required course for all lateral entry personnel and teacher assistants, as well as all substitute applicants. For more information or to pre-register, call Ms. Wilson at the ETTP Hotline at 910.989.2021 ext #20412.
Course Length:
30 hours

An Improved Educational Experience Using Blackboard

Discover how Blackboard can help you transform the educational experience within every step of the student lifecycle. Teaching and learning is very different now than it was just 3 years ago. Students have different expectations, consumption patterns, and needs. Their expectations are higher, especially regarding technology. Creating a better educational experience today requires different tools, technology, and thinking by academic leaders. See how Blackboard can improve access to education, facilitate collaboration and engage students in a manner that they desire. Learn how to use Blackboard to its fullest potential to create an improved, engaging educational online environment.
Course Length:
30 hours

Microsoft Office for Teachers

This course is designed to increase the efficiency of your computer skills using Microsoft Office. This class is for teachers who want to learn how to use the Microsoft Office suite as a tool in instruction, learning, and classroom management. Through hands-on instruction and helpful classroom examples, the various features of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, are explained in detail.
Course Length:
24 hours

Webpage Tips and Tricks for Teachers

Learn how easy it is to post homework assignments, upcoming events, articles of interest, and links to resources, upload documents, enhance graphics and upload photos and videos to your Schools-in-Sites classroom webpage.This class is designed for teachers from all subject areas and all grade levels to provide tips and tricks to make the webpage a good public relations tool and effective way to deliver personalized instruction to students of all ability levels.

Target audience: K-12 Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teachers of Gifted students, Mentors and Administrators.

Course Length: 24 hours

Using Microsoft PowerPoint for Classroom Instruction

Are you a teacher who could use some help motivating and keeping the interest of your students? This course will show you how to create captivating lessons and attention-grabbing classroom presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. You’ll see how using PowerPoint helps you address different learning styles, making it much easier to engage a variety of learners. We’ll cover the basics of this MS Office program including using templates, creating slides, inserting text, changing background colors, creating WordArt titles, and adding slide transitions. Then you’ll develop the skills to insert graphics, sound, video, custom animations, timed transitions, and hyperlinks. So discover why PowerPoint can be such a fun and motivational tool that adds appeal to any classroom subject!
Course Length:
24 hours

Effective Use of Social Media to Support Classroom Instruction

The effective use of social media strategies to supplement, or be used in place of, traditional training endeavors can provide a big payoff for both learners and trainers. For one, the technologies dissolve many of the barriers between the learners and the instructor, creating a more informal, collegial, and interactive learning environment. Learn how social media relates to classroom instruction and how it can bridge the gap between students and faculty. The course will examine which social media sites are most popular for faculty for their professional and teaching responsibilities as well as the concerns and barriers that they see in adopting social media as part of their teaching process.
Course Length:
24 hours

Image Editing: Adobe Photoshop Elements for Teachers

This course will introduce teachers to Photoshop Element’s key concepts, tools, and techniques that allow you to take control of your images. You will learn to create, manipulate and enhance photographs and graphics for use in either print or web. Students are provided with the opportunity to bring in their own photographs to enhance or correct.
Course Length:
15 hours

Practical Use of Technology in the Classroom

Participants will be offered practical uses for technology resources available to the middle/high school teacher. Participants upon completion will have a better understanding of and be more proficient in the use of: Atomic Learning; SnagIt; Captivate; Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements; Inspiration; digital still and video cameras; visual presentation equipment.
Course Length:
30 hours

Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint for Teachers

Discover helpful ways to be more productive and collaborative in the classroom by using the versatile features in the Microsoft Office programs: PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. For example, students spend a lot of time composing their book reports and term papers.  Save time reviewing students’ papers, by using “Track Changes “in Word. Also, Microsoft PowerPoint is a familiar, reliable way for teachers to present a lesson by creating an attractive multimedia slideshow. With so many features to absorb, this quick, education-relevant course will help teachers on how to use these indispensable tools for classroom use.

Target audience: K-12 Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teachers of Gifted students, Mentors and Administrators.

Course Length: 24 hours