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.

Fall 2014
Course Runs:
October 20 - December 1, 2014

September 8- October 3, 2014

1500 AD to the Present

Fall 2013
Course Runs:
October 21 - December 2, 2013
September 2 - October 4, 2013


Contemporary Regions

Spring 2014
Course Runs:
March 3 - April 11, 2014
January 20 - February 14, 2014




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.