The Teacher’s Academy Expands to Delaware
Professional development made easy, affordable, and relevant (finally)!
Welcome, Delaware teachers! The Teacher’s Academy is excited to become a part of the professional development process for our amazing Delaware teachers! We are all certified teachers at The Teacher’s Academy so we have made maintaining professional licenses easy, affordable and convenient. No more wasting time or money with painfully boring workshops or expensive college courses. At The Teacher’s Academy, you can quickly download a course, create materials to use in class with your students and earn professional development hours, all from the comfort of your own home!
Delaware teachers need professional development and we can help!
Like many states in the union, Delaware has a minimum PD requirement. Teachers need 90 hours of PD every five (5) years. Many teachers can get these requirements filled through workshops, conferences, in-services or even college courses. But what if you aren’t currently working in a district? What if you missed the in-service day or couldn’t make it to a conference? Or maybe your district doesn’t take care of your professional development and money is an issue. Perhaps you are a sub and don’t have access to PD and need a better solution. The Teacher’s Academy was created to fill this need. We can offer Delaware teachers professional development from the comfort of their own home, or work, or wherever they choose!
The Delaware Department of Education allows a variety of activities to fulfill professional development requirements. The Teacher’s Academy falls under the Professional Committee, Conference, Workshop, Institute or Academy section of the Education Administrative Code. Our Certificate of Completion and Feedback Form state the contact hours teachers earned along with the skills mastered while taking the course. Teachers receive these documents within 5-7 business days of course completion as a PDF file, via email.
How does it work?
First, you would need to set up an online account with The Teacher’s Academy. Here, you will purchase courses, manage your course work and upload completed projects. Next, you simply choose from a variety of courses depending on the hours you need or content of interest. After you apply secure payment via credit card or PayPal, all of the course materials are emailed to your account. (If you don’t see them, check your spam folder!) Along with the course materials are directions for opening and saving the course, so that you can get started right away. Or, perhaps you want to begin a month from now. The course is yours to keep forever, but if you want your certificate, you must complete it within a year!
The Teacher’s Academy has a wide variety of courses that you can choose from ranging from computer basics to next generation teaching strategies. Below are just a few of our most popular courses to date. Check out our Course Catalog for a full list of courses.
- Inspiring Ideas for the 21st Century Classroom – 18 hours $89.99
- Mindfulness in Education – 18 hours $89.99
- Computers the VERY Basics for the PC – 15 hours $79.99
- Google Docs for Educators – 15 hours $79.99
- 2015 Elementary Website and Apps Review – 3 hours $24.99
How will I get my credits for taking the course?
After your coursework has been uploaded, it will take 5-7 business days for our review team (comprised of teachers) to review and process your Certificate of Completion. Upon successful completion of the course, expect to receive a congratulations email containing the Certificate of Completion and Feedback Form. These documents will state the hours earned for the course along with the skills mastered, and they can be submitted to your administrator for professional development hours.
What if I need help?
Although our courses are designed to be completed autonomously, we understand glitches, questions and problems arise. We have a tech team and support staff ready to assist with any questions. All requests are answered within 24 hours (but usually before then)! Our goal is to make the process as simple, meaningful and fun as possible!
The Teacher’s Academy is proud to align our courses with the high standards set by the Delaware Department of Education. We bring excellence to the field of education and are honored to serve the teachers of Delaware.