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Distance Learning Design Workshops

Welcome to Distance Learning Design Workshops! This page will be your one-stop shop for all resources related to our Teaching Online workshops.

Google for Education's Teacher Center is a free, interactive online platform with a curriculum created by educators for educators. Whether you're comfortable using technology in the classroom or just getting started, find courses that expand learning at any level.

YouTube Learning is a destination designed to offer teens and adults quality learning content. Here you will find Learning Playlists, which organize content into chapters and are designed to facilitate focused study. These curated playlists range in subjects from physics to film making, and YouTube Learning Originals to spark your curiosity. So, whether you’re studying for a test, want to learn a new skill, or are just curious about the world around you, YouTube Learning has something for you!

Teaching from home is clearly going to require a different approach to teaching at school. Google for Education created this temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus crisis.

Curated and created here in Canada, this hub of Resources for Remote Learning is your number 1 stop for resources for your classrooms and schools. Darren Maltais has created this Google Site full of resources to get you started with distance learning!

Here you will find a recording of our Pre-Launch Event for the Teaching Online Virtual Learning Series! Whether you were able to secure a spot in the workshops or not, this workshop will provide you with resources that you can use right now and some reassurance that this is all going to be OK. Watch until the very end to hear questions from educators, just like you, and gain some valuable insight!

Pre-Launch Event #1

Pre-Launch Event #2

Virtual PD would be impossible without robust video-conferencing tools.  Our favourite is Google Meet.  In this session we will explore the power and ease of Google Meet and discuss new protocols and management techniques that are necessary when teaching through videoconferencing.

Gmail, Drive, Docs and Google Classroom are indispensable when it comes to teaching in a virtual environment.  We'll explore all of these tools and show how they can help strengthen communication with students and parents and help you organize your new digital workflow. 

We get it.  It's hard enough keeping students engaged IRL, let alone in a virtual environment.  With this session, web-based tools we will explore, sure to keep your students coming back for more!  (yes, rhyme intended.  And just checking to see who actually reads this ;)

Digging Deep into Google Classroom

This session is designed to take your Google Classroom usage to the next level by showing you how to make it work more efficiently for you. Tips include differentiating assignments, grading with rubrics, organizing through Topics and leveraging the power of Add Ons and Apps that integrate directly into Classroom.

Leveraging YouTube for Distance Learning

In this session you will explore the vast collection of resources found on YouTube and start to curate your own playlists for your students.  As well, we will look at strategies for creating effective instructional videos of your own.  

Tips from Experts in the Field

Join us as we bring in experts to share advice and best practices for teaching in a virtual environment. On secondment from TDSB, now the Director of Innovative Learning at Keystone Academy in Beijing, Sandra Chow will join us on April 1st. Seven weeks into school closure, she'll share her never-ending positivity and give us strategies for moving into Virtual Teaching.