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JPS Online Professional Development Courses

JPS Online Professional Development Information

  • JPS currently uses the LMS program Canvas to provide online professional development for teachers.
  • All participants must self-enroll in each course in register.
  • All participants MUST complete all of the required elements of the course and meet the 5 hour time requirement in order to receive CEU credit.
  • All courses must be completed within the 21 days the course is open.  Failure to complete the course within the 21 days results in having to start the course completely over.  No work from an incomplete course will carry over to the next course.
  • Upon successful completion of the online course, each teacher MUST come to the Instructional Technology Department to sign the CEU form and complete the CEU application for Hinds Community College

Online Professional Development Opportunities

Meet Your Macbook - Teacher Orientation Course (no CEUs)
Use this link to enroll in the required online course for all 9th and 10th grade academy teachers who receive a JPS Macbook.  https://jacksonps.instructure.com/enroll/CEWXP8 

JPS Canvas Orientation for Teachers (No CEUs)
Use this link to enroll in the online course for JPS Canvas Orientation https://jacksonps.instructure.com/enroll/N98D3P

Get Wired: Digital Citizenship (.5 CEUs) 

Using the JPS LMS, participants will explore the basics of the 21st Century learning concept of blended learning and investigate ways to use online applications to create a blended learning space for their students.  Participants must complete all assignments, quizzes and discussions in order to receive credit.  Failure to complete the course within the 21 days will result in the participant starting completely over in a new course.  Enrollees must record at least 5 hours of online work. https://jacksonps.instructure.com/enroll/34HJEP 

Get Wired: Blended Learning 1-2-3 (.5 CEUs) 

Using the JPS LMS, participants will explore the basics of the 21st Century learning concept of blended learning and investigate ways to use online applications to create a blended learning space for their students.  Participants must complete all assignments, quizzes and discussions in order to receive credit.  Failure to complete the course within the 21 days will result in the participant starting completely over in a new course.  Enrollees must record at least 5 hours of online work.  https://jacksonps.instructure.com/enroll/CBNL4T

Get Wired: Using Google Tools (.5 CEUs)

Using the JPS LMS, participants will be introduced to the suite of Google Apps for Education (GAFE) tools available to JPS teachers and staff.  Upon completion, participants will have the basic skills needed to use these tools effectively to improve classroom management and improve communication and instructional organization.  Lessons will include implementing applications in the learning environment and how students can use technology to collaborate with others and improve their mastery of content.  Participants must complete all assignments, quizzes and discussions in order to receive credit.  Failure to complete the course within the 21 days will result in the participant starting completely over in a new course.  Enrollees must record at least 5 hours of online work.https://jacksonps.instructure.com/enroll/CBK4JG