East Aurora Virtual Learning Series

These Virtual Design workshops for Distance Learning will help to support you as you implement new tools, lesson design and ways to connect with students and families via distance learning.  Learn how to use innovative tools and develop actionable strategies you can use today. 

About the Workshops

Buliding Community during Distance Learning -  You want the virtual experience to be as valuable as the face to face one, but how do you get students to actually engage and start to build up your classroom community? In this session, we're giving you the tools, activities, and strategies to connect with your students on day 1 of school and continue to build the relationship throughout the year. During emergency distance learning, on the biggest challenges you faced was getting students to actually show up, complete work and participate. Going into the new school year, we're equipping you with everything you will need to create a strong, engaged virtual classroom community.
 
September 18th - 1pm CDT

Keeping Students Engaged during Distance Learning - Keeping students engaged during distance learning is important.  Come to this session to learn about how you can create engaging learning experiences - asynchronous and synchronous for distance learning.  We'll explore live classroom meetings with Google Meet, ways to deliver content to keep learning engaging (EdPuzzle, Screencasting) and ways that students can show what they know using digital tools (Adobe Spark and Flipgrid).  This is a fast paced session that will give you lots of ideas to use with students for distance learning.

September 18th - 1pm CDT

Elementary - Impactful Technology Model Lesson -  In this session, you will get first hand experience with a distance learning lesson from an expert teacher.  You will experience distance learning as a student and then be able to disect each aspect of the lesson to learn about best practices for distance learning.  
 
October 29th - 1pm CDT

Secondary - Impactful Technology Model Lesson -  In this session, you will get first hand experience with a distance learning lesson from an expert teacher.  You will experience distance learning as a student and then be able to disect each aspect of the lesson to learn about best practices for distance learning.  

October 29th - 1pm CDT

Lesson Design for Distance Learning - Beginner -  Creating virtual lessons that actually have your students excited and engaged can be challenging. There are so many tools, techniques and activities that it can be overwhelming to determine where to even start. In this workshop, we will walk you through step-by-step on how to create interactive asynchronous lessons that will actually engage your students. We will also share tips and tools that you can easily use in your lessons to keep track of which students actually respond or if they completed the lesson. This beginner session will go at a slower pace and introduce you to these new tools so you can explore in a very safe environment with some step by step guided help.
 
November 18th - 1pm CDT

Lesson Design for Distance Learning - Intermediate - Creating virtual lessons that actually have your students excited and engaged can be challenging. There are so many tools, techniques and activities that it can be overwhelming to determine where to even start. In this workshop, we will walk you through step-by-step on how to create interactive asynchronous lessons that will actually engage your students. We will also share tips and tools that you can easily use in your lessons to keep track of which students actually respond or if they completed the lesson. This intermediate session will move pretty quickly and allow you to not only be introduce to the tool, but create and learn ways that students can use these tools.

November 18th - 1pm CDT

Creative Ways that students can show what they know - Beginner -  Create in a snap! In this session, we’ll dig into some creative ways teachers and students can show what they know. We’ll highlight several creative platforms that are perfect for online learning and get hands-on with a couple of options you can use tomorrow. 
 
December 18th - 1pm CDT

Creative Ways that students can show what they know - Intermediate - Create in a snap! In this session, we’ll dig into some creative ways teachers and students can show what they know. We’ll highlight several creative platforms that are perfect for online learning and get hands-on with a couple of options you can use tomorrow. 

December 18th - 1pm CDT