Distance Learning Courses for Virginia Teachers
Produced by the Prince William Network for the Virginia Department of Education

World Geography Connects is a series of self-paced courses for Virginia teachers taught by Dr. Don Zeigler, professor of geography at Old Dominion University. The courses are delivered online with assessment and interaction done at the supporting web site. World Geography Connects support the Virginia Standards of Learning for teaching World History and Geography, and are designed to help teachers incorporate more geography into the World History and Geography curriculum. The courses may be taken Free to earn recertification points, or they may be taken for graduate credit through ODU. Visit each course's web site below for more information and to register.

To 1500 A.D.


1500 AD to the Present

Spring 2015
Course Runs:
April 13 - May 22
March 2 - April 2


Contemporary Regions

Fall 2015
Course Runs:
October 19 - November 30
September 7 - October 9



U.S. History Connects is a self-paced course for Virginia teachers delivered online. It is open to all Virginia teachers as a free recertification course.

Next Session: Not Being Offered Until Further Notice

The purpose of U.S. History Connects is to give Virginia teachers additional knowledge and resources on U.S. history, with an emphasis on 20th century, that can be incorporated into their U.S. History curriculum. History Connects supports the Virginia Standards of Learning for teaching U.S. History.