Teachers, you are able to receive three (3) Continuing Education Units from Saint Mary's College, Moraga, California, by participating in this project.

To receive credit you will need to:


Register for three (3) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by downloading, printing and completing the registration form. The registration form is a PDF file so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or better to download and print it. If you don't have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you can download it here.

The registration fee is $20.00. Download your registration form here.

Make your check payable to:

Saint Mary's College

Mail your completed registration form along with your check to:

Susan Reid
829 Bancroft Way
Oakland, CA 94710

Your registration will be confirmed by email. If you do not have an email account presently you can register for a free account at either Yahoo or Hot Mail.


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Send Us Email

Send us at least two pieces of electronic mail during the school year letting us know how you are using this site in your classroom.Our email address is team@virtualexplorers.org


Design An Instructional Unit

Design and implement a unit of instruction.

Great resources published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) for designing effective instructional units and evaluation tools are:

  • Wiggins, Grant and Jay McTighe. Understanding by Design. Alexandria, Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1998. There is a companion website with examples of units and a template for unit design.
  • Hibbord, Michael, et al. A Teacher's Guide To Performance-Based Learning and Assessment. Alexandria, Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1996.

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Evaluate Your Unit

Once you have implemented your instructional unit, evaluate the effectiveness of it in terms of student learning. We will provide you with a simple evaluation tool to accomplish this after the expedition takes place.


Submit Your Unit

Lastly, once you have designed, implemented and evaluated your unit of instruction send it to us. We ask that all instructional units be word processed and submitted in either AppleWork, or Microsoft Word file formats.

We will send you complete directions for submitting your unit after the expedition is over.

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