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Virtual lessons are live MSiC lessons broadcasted over the Internet. Individual teachers or entire classrooms may participate! Individuals just need a computer with Internet access, a microphone, and a webcam. Classrooms will need a computer with Internet access, a projector, and a microphone and speakers. For more information or registration assistance, please call 804-343-6525, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Courses:
The Martians in Your Classroom reveals the urgent need for science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and career and technical education (CTE) in every learning space.  Join us for lively online discussions as we delve deeper into ways you can prepare your students for the future. Interact with educators from around the state as you discuss how to stimulate young people through the study of space science. 

The authors will join the online conversation and share about the important roles educators, business and political leaders play in advancing STEM in schools.

Participants will receive a book, if needed, along with relicensure points.

Meet online via Google Classroom January 21-March 1, 2019


January 21, 2019 to March 1, 2019, Online
Interested in enhancing your knowledge of STEM education and how to implement strategies in your classroom, school or division? STEM by Design will introduce you to best practices when creating and adapting learning strategies and activities for the STEM classroom. Through our reading and online collaboration and exploration, you will discover the power of STEM to deepen student engagement and understanding of core concepts.

Participants will receive a book and lesson ideas, along with relicensure points.

Meet online via Google Classroom February 11-March 22, 2019


February 11, 2019 to March 22, 2019, Online
It's a party and you're invited! Join us, along with other classes from around the region, for a mathematical celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday. Put on your problem-solving hat as we explore the world of Bartholomew Cubbins and his 500 hats.  Students will enjoy learning about function tables, operations, and even a combination problem. 

This hour-long lesson integrates literature, math, and 21st-century technology skills.

You must be a third-grade teacher to enroll in this lesson.  Limit: 2 classes per school per session.

February 27, 28, March 1 and March 4, 2019
Registration will start on January 7th.  Sign up early as sessions do fill up!




This course contains no sessions
From drawing circles in the sand and measuring diameter with rope to inscribing quadrillion sided polygons within a circle, mathematicians have spent lifetimes trying to figure out the closest estimate of pi. In this virtual lesson, students will travel through time to learn about the different ways in which pi has been calculated and discover for themselves interesting connections between circles and pi. 

This 80-90 minute asynchronous lesson integrates math and 21st-century technology skills. Teachers are able to work at their own pace within their class period.  

Teachers that teach 6th-grade math may enroll in this lesson. Register for the day(s) you want. We will then contact you requesting your exact lesson times.

March 13 and 14, 2019


This course contains no sessions
Can one person impact the Earth's natural resources?  Join us, and other classes around the region, as we celebrate Earth Day 2019.  We will examine the role that each person plays in protecting our Earth's natural resources.  Students will investigate and explore what happens to the trash they produce each day and how different items break down over time. The ultimate challenge will be to create a zero-waste lunch box.

This hour-long virtual lesson integrates math, science, and 21st-century technology skills.

You must be a second-grade teacher to enroll in this lesson.  Limit: 2 classes per school per session.

April 16, 17 & 18, 2019
Registration will start on February 18.  Sign up early as sessions do fill up!


This course contains no sessions
"Spiders! And Pumpkins! And Bats! Oh my!" Join us via Adobe Connect and experience our virtual lesson for third graders where we use SOL-based hands-on activities that capture your students' imagination. We'll take you step-by-step through a one hour virtual lesson that focuses on scientific investigation, unique physical adaptations of bats and spiders, along with spider webs and food webs, and don't forget the pumpkins! We will explore plant life cycles and seed dispersal too. A class that creeps and crawls and, in the end, grows on you!Please, only 2 classes per school per session!


This course contains no sessions