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Virtual Field Trips: Level 1 & 2

Limited funding for field trips? Go Virtual! This micro-course explores web-based technologies to provide virtual field trips for PK-8 learners. Participants will have the option to take it online or in-person.


Level 1: Participants Will Be Able To 
  • Define Virtual Field Trip, Project-based Digital Literacy & Global Collaboration

  • Describe the benefits of Virtual Field Trips

  • Identify virtual field trip learning goals within the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards

  • Explore web-based technologies to create Virtual Field Trips

  • Create a Virtual Field Trip

Level 1 CEUs awarded
  • 0.5 CEUs online | 0.4 CEUs in-person

Level 2: Participants Will Be Able To 
  • Define Global Collaboration and Place-Based Learning

  • Develop a Virtual Field Trip using Nearpod to engage PK-8 learners

  • Integrate an assessment in a VFT lesson to assess student learning

  • Identify a Virtual Field Trip using Skype to engage PK-8 learners

  • Utilize Google Arts & Culture’s free database of museum collections and historical landmarks

  • Incorporate Place-Based Learning and Google’s Art & Culture resources into a virtual field trip lesson plan

Level 2 CEUs awarded
  • 0.4 CEUs online | 0.4 CEUs in-person

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Who should take this course?
  • Educators who have limited funding for classroom field trips

  • Educators who want to use low to no cost technological tools to enhance teaching practices

  • Educators new to the field of education who want to learn an instructional tool to engage PK-8 learners

  • Veteran educators who want to learn a new instructional tool to engage PK-8 learners

  • Educators who want to earn continuing professional education

  • Educators who have limited time to go to face-to-face classes

  • Former Educators who want to recertify teaching credentials

Assessment Criteria

To earn CEUs, the learner must complete and pass a final exam with an 80% or higher to demonstrate cognitive mastery of learning outcomes.​

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