Engaging Students Virtually: Innovative Practices
Seven introductory sessions in seven days

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Based on the success of our latest blended instruction workshops, we’re launching a FREE series of 2-hour introductory workshops on innovative practices for teaching students in a virtual setting.

Choose from seven topics and explore how to use tech tools to adapt and modify your curriculum, lessons or assessments to embed proven instructional practices that promote student engagement and achievement. You will be prepared with tools and strategies for building lesson plans or activities and/or creating formative and summative assessments in the first weeks of school.

Select One or More Sessions

Date Session Topic Sign Up
Thursday, Aug. 27 Successful Virtual Instruction This Fall Register
Friday, Aug. 28 Career and Technical Education Register
Monday, Aug. 31 Literacy Register
Tuesday, Sept. 1 Strategic Scaffolding Register
Wednesday, Sept. 2 Mathematics Register
Thursday, Sept. 3 Providing Social-Emotional Supports Register
Friday, Sept. 4 Project-Based Learning Register

Need to Know

Cost: Free

Times: All sessions meet from 2 – 4 p.m. EDT. Workshops are 90 minutes plus an additional 30 minutes for peer collaboration or one-on-one support from SREB staff.

Location: All sessions meet on a secure Zoom platform. Preregistration is required.

Introductory Session Takeaways

Session 1: Successful Virtual Instruction This Fall. Whether your school is opening fully online or blending in-person and virtual instruction, join us to explore concrete strategies for delivering new instruction and engaging students in any setting. Consider signing up for this session as an introduction to later topics!

Session 2: CTE in a Virtual Setting. Gain concrete tips and tech tools for supporting virtual instruction of career and technical education content. Explore best practices for building students’ technical, academic and employability skills — online or off. We’ll challenge you to deliver your content in engaging new ways!

Session 3: Literacy in a Virtual Setting. Leverage online tools to create literacy-focused assignments that build critical literacy skills in any content area — and any setting. Join us to model, demo and explore apps and tools and take home a discipline-specific instructional planning framework you can use right away.

Session 4: Strategic Scaffolding in a Virtual Setting. Help students recover lost learning by meaningfully embedding concepts into your current units or modules. Join us to explore tech tools, tips and processes for scaffolding lost learning with new instruction for all students, including those with exceptional needs.

Session 5: Mathematics in a Virtual Setting. Create a powerful mathematics classroom — online or in person — in which students view math as a tool to solve problems. Gain strategies for delivering meaningful, robust instruction using apps and tools that scaffold and accelerate unfinished learning.

Session 6: Providing Social-Emotional Supports in a Virtual Setting. Build positive relationships with students and deliver advisory sessions and activities that support students’ well-being —  online or off. Explore resources that help students identify their interests, set goals and use tech tools to accelerate their learning.

Session 7: Project-Based Learning in a Virtual Setting. Learn how to use project-based learning as a meaningful framework for students to learn content, develop skills and connect the classroom with life beyond school. We’ll share tech tools and instructional delivery methods for offering PBL in virtual or hybrid settings.


Need More? Go Deeper with Virtual Instruction This Fall

Join us later in September for multi-session, in-depth workshops on virtual instruction in literacy, math, project-based learning, CTE, scaffolding instruction and supporting students’ social-emotional needs.

Optional one-on-one coaching will be available. Pricing and dates are TBD.

Sign up to be notified when registration opens!


What Educators Say About Our July 2020 Blended Instruction Workshops

100% of participants in our July 2020 Blended Instruction Workshops rated the workshop's content as excellent or good. Participant comments included: "All of the topics were relevant! Very user-friendly!" "I'm excited to take this information back to my teachers." "I feel more confident in using tech tools."