Remote and Virtual Training
Teachers have been thrown into 100% online remote teaching. Without training and support, things can be very difficult for both teachers and students. Our trainers are all experience technology users with remote experience. Using the technology is step one. Motivating and connecting with students is actually more important because if they don’t show up, they can’t be taught.
Engagement tools and strategies are step one. Some of the tools in our toolkit include Nearpod, PearDeck, Digital Badging & Gaming, G Suite, Microsoft Teams, various LMSs, and more.
Asynchronous teaching tools such as screencasting and flipped learning tools are also imperative in this environment.
Also important during this time is competency-based or mastery-based learning. Students can prove mastery and know where they stand and what still needs to be done. A move in this direction is huge, and now is the time to jump in. Teachers have already begun on this journey and will appreciate help.
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Are your teachers struggling with virtual learning? Do they need blended learning support? We are available for local in-person and distant virtual trainings and support.
Schedule a free consultation to inquire about your needs.
Our Teacher Training Model
To engage teachers in our Teacher Training sessions, we focus on active learning and the 4 Cs: collaboration, communication, and creative and critical thinking. In doing this, we are modeling for our teachers what their classrooms can look and feel like. Most of us teach the way we have been taught, so it is high time we start teaching teachers they way we want them to teach.
Half and Full-Day Workshops
Of all of the CCSD classes I’ve attended Eileen has been the best instructor as well as the most prepared and patient. I wouldn’t hesitate to attend her classes again.
If you are interested in working together, book a FREE 25-minute consultation.
3 - 5 week Teacher Training Courses
Because some topics require long-term, in-depth studies, we offer flexible teacher trainings over multiple weeks during the school year and for full weeks during the summer. We work with your local colleges and universities to get graduate credits approved. Your teacher training courses can be newly created for you, or they might be existing courses that we have already successfully taught. Either way, your teachers will be earning recertification hours while improving their integration of technology in the classroom. Follow-up communication is also included, so teachers will not be abandoned after the training. For best results, we recommend taking advantage of our job-embedded coaching offering to ensure that contact is ongoing and regular.
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