With Key's online courses, you can sharpen your technology skills, delve deeply into pedagogy and mathematics, and earn professional-level university credit without leaving your home. Each course is led by an expert moderator who provides support throughout the course.
Each online course is six weeks long, and is organized around weekly units. Each week, you work through activities using the software, watch videos that give you pedagogical insight into the software and illustrate software skills, and engage in online discussions with your classmates through the forum.
This online course really helped me gain a deeper understanding of Sketchpad. I learned so much!
-Patricia Sperle, Stillwater Junior High School, Stillwater, MN
- Teaching Elementary Math with Sketchpad
- Teaching Middle School Math with Sketchpad
- Teaching Middle School Math with TinkerPlots
- Teaching Algebra with Sketchpad
- Teaching Geometry with Sketchpad
- Teaching Advanced High School Math with Sketchpad
- Teaching Statistics with Fathom
- Constructing Dynamic Demonstrations with Sketchpad
New sections begin on the following dates:
June 3, 2013 (Registration deadline: 5 p.m. PT May 31, 2013)
July 1, 2013 (Registration deadline: 5 p.m. PT June 28, 2013)
October 7, 2013 (Registration deadline: 5 p.m. PT October 4, 2013)
December 2, 2013 (Registration deadline: 5 p.m. PT November 29, 2013)
Online courses are now sold by McGraw-Hill Education.
The registration fee for a course is $225. Tuition is non-refundable.
If you withdraw from a course before or during the first week of instruction, you can make up the course at no additional cost up to one year following the original course start date. If you do not use your credit during this time, or if you withdraw after the first week of a course, your tuition will be forfeited.
For more information or to withdraw from your course, please email the Online Course Administrator at email@example.com. When you are ready to make up the course, please contact the Online Course Administrator to schedule it; you do not need to re-register. Please note that once you have scheduled your make-up course, you cannot reschedule it.
All participants who obtain a grade of C or better will receive a Certificate of Completion from Key Curriculum indicating they have successfully completed 30 hours of Professional Development. Participants are eligible for Continuing Education Units from most states and school districts. However, requirements vary, so please check with your district or state professional development office to determine whether the course meets their requirements.
Two semester units of professional-level academic credit are available through the University of California, Berkeley Extension for an additional fee of $220. The credit is the equivalent of 30 hours.
Your course syllabus explains the requirements necessary to receive academic credit. After your course begins, the course moderator will provide information about how to sign up for academic credit. You will have until the day before the course closes to sign up for academic credit.
After you have completed the online course with a grade of C or better and paid the $220 additional fee, you may request a copy of your transcripts at www.unex.berkeley.edu/info/transcript.php. The cost of each transcript is $15. Your transcripts will display both a letter grade and a pass/fail.
- Macintosh or PC platform
- High-speed Internet access (most browsers are supported)
- Cookies enabled
- QuickTime Player (free download for Windows and older Macs)
- Adobe® Reader® (free download)
- Adobe Flash Player (free download)
The online courses require the most current version of Fathom, TinkerPlots, or Sketchpad. See the course descriptions for more detail.