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Virginia Statewide LMS Credentials

For Educators & Infrastructure/Technology Personnel

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Educators and infrastructure/technology personnel at Virginia public schools and divisions may now earn Virginia Statewide LMS credentials specific to their roles through a new series of free professional learning opportunities from Virtual Virginia.

Four credential opportunities are available, with two tracks for teachers and other education personnel and two tracks for technology and infrastructure personnel. Each track will include a series of webinars and a brief online course. Participants who successfully complete a track will earn a certificate and digital badge worth five hours of professional learning.

Virginia Statewide LMS Educator Credentials

The Virginia Statewide LMS Educator Credentials will allow teachers and other education personnel to become certified Statewide LMS educators through two different tracks. Educators may participate in either or both tracks, and there are no prerequisites to register for each track. Webinars are led by VVA Professional Learning Coordinator Steven Sproles.

Spring 2024: Statewide LMS Best Practices

Participants of this track will deepen and extend their knowledge of the effective use of the Statewide LMS. The webinars will highlight the Profile of a Virginia Graduate, engaging ways to incorporate the Five Cs, and a variety of other best practices for teaching with the Statewide LMS.

The webinars for this track are:

  1. Introduction to the Profile of a Virginia Graduate & the Five Cs
    Monday, February 5, at 4 p.m.
  2. Communication & Collaboration
    Monday, February 12, at 4 p.m.
  3. Critical Thinking & Creative Thinking
    Monday, February 26, at 4 p.m.
  4. Digital Citizenship for Virginia’s Learners
    Monday, March 4, at 4 p.m.

Asynchronous Course: Statewide LMS Platform Essentials

This professional learning course provides participants with an overview of the Statewide LMS provided free of cost to all Virginia public schools and their teachers. Webinars (which originally ran in fall 2023) highlight the essential features of the Statewide LMS, along with practical frameworks for blended learning and ed tech integration.

The recorded webinars available in the course are:

  1. Introduction to the Virginia Statewide LMS
  2. Frameworks for Virtual/Blended Learning and Ed Tech Integration
  3. Using Virtual Virginia Outreach Resources
  4. 2023–2024 Case Studies

Virginia Statewide LMS Infrastructure/Technology Credentials

Through the Virginia Statewide LMS Infrastructure/Technology Credentials, school/division personnel with roles related to infrastructure or technology may become certified Statewide LMS infrastructure/technology professionals through two different professional learning courses. Registrants may participate in either or both courses, and there are no prerequisites to participate.

Asynchronous Course: Statewide LMS Infrastructure Essentials

This course provides participants with an overview of Statewide LMS features, best practices for organizing the structure of a division’s Statewide LMS instance, and insights in user access and security.

The specific topics covered in the course are:

  1. Introduction to the Virginia Statewide LMS
  2. Statewide LMS Account Structure
  3. Statewide LMS User Access & Security

Asynchronous Course: Statewide LMS Technology Essentials

In this course, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of Statewide LMS administrator tools, the importance of data-driven decisions, and resources available for continuous support and user security.

The specific topics covered in this course are:

  1. Statewide LMS Admin Tools
  2. Statewide LMS Data & Reporting
  3. Statewide LMS Technology Resources & Support

Questions?

For questions about the Statewide LMS credential opportunities, please contact VVA Professional Learning Coordinator Steven Sproles at [email protected].