Project Inspire is a comprehensive online "instructor-led" professional development credit program designed to assist teachers in the integration of technology to a standards-based curriculum. There are set assignment schedules and this is NOT a "self-paced" or "go at your own pace" type of course program.
All Project Inspire courses are generally three (3) credits (or as specified) and will culminate in a Learning Results Portfolio at the end of the session.
To ensure a successful online experience with Project Inspire, please complete the "Is Web-Based Distance Learning For Me?" self-assessment survey to help determine whether or not web-based distance learning is right for you at this time.
In addition, view the Qualities of a Successful Online Learner video (Flash player required) for a basic overview of what is involved with taking a Project Inspire course and what the expectations are for Project Inspire participants.
Registering for the first time? It is recommended to complete one course to familiarize yourself with the online course format, workload expectations, and basic Blackboard system functions. Click here for more information on Blackboard tutorial resources.
Due to the intensity of the course work, it is recommended that full-time classroom teachers take no more than two courses concurrently.
It is recommended to make sure you have the time commitments to keep up with the course work and to complete the course requirements.
Prior approval from your principal or supervising administrator is needed in order to count these courses towards teacher reclassification.
There are two Project Inspire sessions:
Review the Project Inspire Getting Started for the general course requirements and policies.
It is recommended to make sure you have the time commitments set asided to keep up with the "instructor-led" course assignments and requirements.
The course specific objectives are outlined in the syllabus posted with each course in the PDE3 system (http://pde3.k12.hi.us). Prior to the start of the session, the course instructor will address and clarify any additional course specific expectations.
Note: The course syllabus can be found by clicking on the course title and then clicking on "Additional Information" on the left-side window area. There is also a "Download PDF" option to get a copy of the syllabus.
Click here for more information on registering for Project Inspire courses.
Registration will open in March 16, 2015
You may search and register for courses on the PDE3 website using the "Register" link above. Please note that you will be registering on the Wait List initially. You will then be moved to the official Class Roster upon receipt of your Course Fee payment.
Cost: $200 per course (Please note the Course Fee Payment is NON-REFUNDABLE.
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2015.
Payment Deadline: 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015.
Course OfferingsClick here to view the Project Inspire, Summer-Fall 2015 course offerings
HOW TO REGISTERClick Here for more information on how to register