Distance Learning Series

 

Registration is required by 9:00 a.m. on the day of each virtual session. Credit will be awarded on PowerSchool.

 

Cost:

AEA Member: FREE 

Non-members: $50 per CEU Session

 

For more information, contact: Dr. Pamela Fossett, Education Policy & Professional Practice Manager, pamelaf@alaedu.org


 

Seesaw Basics


June 23, 2020

 

Practice Seesaw skills in this interactive session as your students might. You will learn the basics of how Seesaw works for student and family

engagement and discover why teachers, students, and families love Seesaw! You'll get an opportunity to submit students' responses directly to the journal

and as an activity. Then you'll discover how to find, remix, and assign activities from the Seesaw activity library and send student and family

communications using Seesaw.

 

Target Grade Level: Elementary

 

Course Level: Beginner

 

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Seesaw Intermediate


June 25, 2020

 

Take a deeper dive into the many features of Seesaw. Learn how to create your own custom Seesaw activities. Also discover how Seesaw's built-in features like folders, skills, and blogs can help streamline the assessment and feedback processes, whether at home or in the classroom. This session is perfect for educators who have attended our beginning Seesaw session or have been using Seesaw and want to learn more.

 

Target Grade Level: Elementary

 

Course Level: Intermediate

 

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Facilitating Quality Practice


June 30, 2020

 

Quality practice is going to look, sound, and feel different virtually. Let's practice with tools that teachers can use with students. We will learn about best practices for online learning, including instructor presence, learning objectives, real world applications, clear expectations, engaging students, prompt feedback, and netiquette. We will focus on two platforms: Seesaw and Google Classroom.

 

Target Grade Level: Elementary

 

Course Level: Intermediate

 

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Distance Learning Protips


July 7, 2020

 

Reflect on your distance learning experiences so far and connect with peers, while identifying key tech tools and tips for planning for the new school year.

 

Target Grade Level: Elementary, Middle, or High

 

Course Level: Any Level

 

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Formative Assessments


July 9, 2020

 

Learn how popular EdTech tools can be leveraged to collect formative assessment and inform instruction in an asynchronous environment.

 

Target Grade Level: Middle or High

 

Course Level: Intermediate

 

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Getting Started with Google Classrooms


July 14, 2020

 

Google Classroom isn’t just a place to post homework; it can help improve your ability to connect with your students, respond to their needs, and challenge them with personalized assignments. Join this session to learn how to set up your very own Google Classroom and get up and running with remote teaching & learning quickly!

 

Target Grade Level: Elementary, Middle, or High

 

Course Level: Beginner

 

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Planning for a Week of Distance Learning


July 16, 2020

 

Explore a few examples of what distance education might "look" like in K-12 classrooms from EdTech experts. We will also explore the transition thinking required that may best support student engagement and (hopefully) success.

 

Target Grade Level: Elementary, Middle, or High

 

Course Level: Any Level

 

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Google Classroom (ADVANCED)


July 21, 2020

 

Did you know that there are hundreds of apps that can be integrated into Google Classroom? In this advanced training, come learn how to use some of these integrations to make more complex assignments, provide an interactive learning environment, utilize tools for one-on-one student support, and differentiate work to fit your students' needs.

 

Target Grade Level: Upper Elementary, Middle, or High

 

Course Level: Advanced

 

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Providing Accomodations and Scaffolds


July 23, 2020

 

How do you support students with IEPs, language learners, and older students with developing literacy skills in a distance learning environment? Learn strategies for providing accommodations, scaffolds, SIOP features, and elements of explicit instruction in an asynchronous setting that support all students. This virtual session will begin with a survey and will be tailored based on participants' needs.

 

Target Grade Level: Elementary, Middle, or High

 

Course Level: Any Level

 

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Math at a Distance: Best Practices


July 28, 2020

 

How can I use common Google and EdTech tools to support collaborative math practice and discussion at a distance? We will explore one learning cycle and deeply engage in the design thinking behind how the edTech tools selected support student engagement, virtual discourse, and opportunities for elaboration and student evaluation.

 

Target Grade Level: Upper Elementary, Middle, or High

 

Course Level: Any Level

 

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