Hinds CC offering online K-12 Teacher Academy

Hinds Community College is offering a Teacher Academy aimed at helping K-12 Mississippi teachers earn needed professional development courses, known as CEUs, to maintain their state licenses.

The six online courses begin Sept. 19 and end Nov. 30. There is no deadline to register, as long as the course is finished by Nov. 30. The classes, offered through a partnership between academic instruction and workforce programs at Hinds Community College, are worth one, two or three CEUs and are self-paced.

The six courses are:

  • Canvas Course Design Bootcamp (two CEUs), $95
  • Classroom Management for the Modern Educator (one CEU), $50
  • Understanding Classroom Diversity and Creating a Sense of Belonging (one CEU), $50
  • Integrating Free Tech Tools in Instruction (two CEUs), $95
  • Effective Leadership in Coaching (three CEUs), $145
  • Physical Activity Incorporated into the Classroom (one CEU), $50

To register and pay for the classes go to https://hindscc.catalog.instructure.com/browse/workforce

The courses are open to anyone. There are no limitations on who can participate. The cost varies by the number of CEUs that the course is worth. One CEU costs $50; two CEUs, $95 and three CEUs, $145.

All the courses are taught by a credentialed Hinds instructor with master’s or doctorate degrees.

“These are experts in their fields. They are not just able to contribute to the credit side of the house but now they’re jumping outside their box and contributing to workforce. It’s our job to teach, whether it’s for credit or not for credit,” said Hinds Community College Vice President Dr. Keri Cole.

The courses were designed with the input of Hinds instructors and the type of courses they say are needed.

“This is another example of the strong partnerships between Hinds and our K12 partners. Our goals align with providing the best educational programs for the students of central Mississippi and beyond,” Dr. Cole said.

Plans are to offer the courses on continuous cycles throughout the year: Feb. 1-April 30, May 15-July 31; and Sept. 1-Nov. 30.