Furlong, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/02/2018 -- This summer, The Teacher's Academy is offering a wide selection of courses that help teachers improve their technology skills. These Act 48-approved online courses provide self-guided professional development for teachers in PA. Options include an introductory course to help with basic computer skills, courses that focus on Microsoft Office products, and even a course that explains how to create videos in Windows Movie Maker.
"Computers: The VERY Basics" is for teachers who have little computer knowledge. They will learn the parts of a computer, a desktop, and an email interface. They will also become comfortable with basic internet usage and enhance their keyword and URL web search skills. For one project, they will build a professional-looking parent letter.
Several courses provide instruction on how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In these courses, teachers will complete projects such as: designing a test in Word, building a grading sheet in Excel, and making a student-led interactive PowerPoint presentation. Teachers will build confidence as they create functional and attractive materials that will benefit their classroom.
Upon completing the "Video Production with Windows Movie Maker" course, teachers will know how to create engaging videos for classroom web pages, impress parents with clips of students in the classroom, and guide students as they work on their own video projects. Teachers will create a news report, persuasive message, and animation during this 15-hour course.
The Teacher's Academy provides online professional development courses for teachers in Pittsburgh, PA and across the nation. Their materials, which cover many subjects and grade levels, are written by active teachers. These courses allow teachers to work at their own pace and earn professional development hours from their own home.
To find out more about The Teacher's Academy and their selection of online courses, visit https://www.theteachersacademy.com/.
About The Teacher's Academy
The Teacher's Academy offers convenient online professional development for teachers. Those who need professional development hours, including Act 48 hours, can gain their hours by taking courses from The Teacher's Academy. All courses are written by active teachers. Courses are available for almost every subject and grade level. They can be taken on one's own time and at their own pace. Teachers choose The Teacher's Academy for their professional development because of the convenience, affordability, and relevance. To learn more, visit http://www.theteachersacademy.com/.