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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:

Can one person impact the Earth's natural resources?  Yes, each person has a role to play in protecting the Earth's natural resources.  Join us via Adobe Connect and experience our virtual lesson for second graders where we use SOL-based hands-on activities that capture your students' imagination. 

Students will investigate and explore what happens to the trash they produce each day.  Is there a way to reduce the trash produced?  What happens to trash once it is thrown out?  Do all products break down the same way?  We will face the ultimate challenge of creating a zero waste lunch box.

You must be a second grade teacher to register for this session.  Please, only 1 class per school per session!

April 16, 17, and 18, 2019




This course contains no sessions
 Most students have heard of pi and some can even recite its digits to many places.  But what does pi truly represent and how it is used in relevant, real-world applications?  In this fun, investigative, virtual lesson, students will collect data to determine the relationship that pi represents and then use this constant to solve interesting problems and challenges.


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 March 14, 2019






This course contains no sessions
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






This course contains no sessions
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


This course contains no sessions
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



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