Virtual Online Education – the Future is Here!
By definition, “virtual education” is the study of credit and non credit courses from worldwide remote sites that are neither bound by time or physical location. Online courses enable us connect with other students and our instructor at any time and in any place. Whether we are at home in our bed or flying in a plane at 30,000 feet, we can log onto Broward County’s Virtual University and receive the latest information on whichever topic interests us most. From desktop or laptop, we can study, research, and discover new knowledge when and where WE want.
At Office of Prevention, we have found numerous advantages to taking an online class. We have found it can help significantly with time management – always a challenge in today’s fast paced world! Even more importantly, we MUST as educators learn and teach in the medium that our current and future students prefer. Our students live their lives immersed in technology. Current research is suggesting that we need to use this same technology to help our students achieve academically. So we as adults must advance into this world of technology as well. Although in the past some have resisted the “virtual classroom”, being more comfortable with traditional face-to-face teaching, more and more teachers are embracing its advantages. Join us in this exciting technology learning paradigm shift. Shop Broward County Public School’s Office of Talent Development online courses now!
Online Prevention Courses
The four prevention strands (Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention, Health and Wellness, and Instructional Strategies) are now available online along with more specialized prevention courses.
Some of the exciting prevention courses that you can access (whether an employee of Broward County Public Schools or not) through Broward County’s Office of Talent Development (see calendar link far below) are:
- HIV/AIDS: A Framework for Prevention
- Violence Prevention
- Substance Abuse Prevention
- Mental Health and Wellness
- and much more!
About the Office of Talent Development
As stated on the Office of Talent Development/Broward Virtual University (BVU) web-page, “BVU is designed to provide educators with a meaningful academic learning experience as well as the opportunity to participate in staff development training at their convenience. Broward Virtual University provides educators the opportunity to continue their professional development in a variety of categories – The Arts, Science, World Languages, Social Studies, Mathematics and Reading -just to name a few. BVU courses are a viable alternative to after school and weekend training. With Internet access being the only prerequisite, the courses can be accessed anywhere, at any time. Technical support is provided around the clock. The Broward Virtual University website, sbbc-vu.com provides a description of the online courses offered through BVU and answers questions about on-line learning.”
Shop Broward County Public School’s Virtual University online courses now!
Not a Broward County Employee?
You can still take an online course! Just go to Broward County Public School’s Virtual University to learn how.