Delaware certainly hasn’t been shy about embracing technology in both higher education and the K-12 level. Many of its state and community colleges offer online classes to give nontraditional students more flexible course options. There are also a few private online schools in Delaware for prospective students to choose from. Delaware teachers take their professional development courses online and are taught how to use technology effectively in their classrooms. Additionally, young students in Delaware benefit from programs and initiatives that guarantee they learn how to harness the power of the latest technology.
Higher Learning Initiatives
University of Delaware Distance Learning
The University of Delaware’s online courses are a good option for those who aren’t interested in private online schools in Delaware. UD, Delaware’s largest university, offers more than 200 online courses and six 100% online degree programs in addition to its offline course offerings and degree programs. The university also gives Delaware high school students the opportunity to earn college credits by taking select online courses. In addition to providing online degrees and courses to students, UD facilitates a number of online certificate programs for professionals.
Teachers in most districts in the U.S. have to complete their yearly quota of professional development hours at seminars. K-12 teachers in Delaware, on the other hand, can take professional development courses online, at their convenience, through eLearning Delaware. The most innovative of eLearning Delaware’s offerings are the courses that teach educators how to create a digital classroom. After teachers complete these online courses, they should be able to help the learners in their classes use technology as a gateway to a brighter educational future.
Delaware state officials have teamed up with Thinkfinity.org and Verizon Wireless to create an initiative called Thinkfinity Delaware. This initiative provides more than 55,000 different resources, lesson plans, training, and digital tools to help Delaware teachers develop truly cutting-edge, digital classrooms. All the tools and ideas teachers discover on Thinkfinity Delaware are aligned with national and state standards. Thinkfinity also provides Delaware teachers with a search engine they can use to search for class materials and activities that are related to the specific grades they teach.