TRAININGS

We support and facilitate various training opportunities in Arkansas throughout the year. You can access upcoming training via the training descriptions below.

TRAININGS

We support and facilitate various training opportunities in Arkansas throughout the year. Contact us for more information for training personalized specifically for your school or district.

Best Practices for Virtual Learning

 

This Session will explore instructional best practices for virtual classrooms. We will dive into interactive strategies, student motivation, and various communication and engagement tools.

Professional Learning Hours: 2 total

TESS Domains: 2b, 2d, 3a, 3c, 3e

Getting Organized with Google

 

In this interactive session, participants will learn the basics of Gmail, Basic Google tools such as file sharing, permissions, email, organization of the drive, advanced searches using filters, Youtube playlist.

Professional Learning Hours: 2 total

Classroom Management Strategies - Rapport & Family Engagement

 

This session provides strategies and resources for effective classroom management in a blended environment. Participants will explore ways to plan for the engagement, establish rapport, and involve parents.

Professional Learning Hours: 1.5 total

TESS Domains: 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e

Classroom Management Strategies for Digital Learning

 

Managing an online classroom will differ in many ways from the face-to-face classroom. You will be presented with new opportunities to engage students, establish classroom culture, and develop routines & procedures in a digital classroom.

Professional Learning Hours: 3 total

TESS Domains: 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 3c, 3e

The Dynamics of a Student Focused Classroom - Instructional Strategies

 

Participants will learn different instructional strategies to support a student-focused classroom. Take Five! Learn five instructional strategies that are sure to make your digital classroom successful.

Professional Learning Hours: 3 total

TESS Domains: 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2b, 2e, 3a, 3c, 4d

The Dynamics of a Student Focused Classroom - Assessment and Data

 

As you begin to shape your classroom into a powerhouse of student-focused learning, data must be captured to ensure mastery of goals. This session will guide participants by making choices that allow students to demonstrate their knowledge regularly through authentic assessments in various ways (i.e., projects, portfolios, graphic organizers, etc.)

Professional Learning Hours: 3 total

TESS Domains: 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 2a, 3a, 3d, 4d

The Dynamics of a Student Focused Classroom - Student Agency

 

This session will provide strategies and innovative technology tools to help teachers promote student independence. These strategies and tools will encourage students to become active participants in their learning.

Professional Learning Hours: 2 total

TESS Domains: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 2a, 2b, 2e, 3a, 3c, 4d

Good Design Without Much Time - An Introduction to Creating Your Own Content

 

This session provides a quick dive into good digital content design.  The creation of digital content is a multi-step process and should be an ongoing learning goal for teachers. This introduction, paired with district-selected home-grown “how-to” sessions, will get you started.

Professional Learning Hours: 1 total

TESS Domains: 1a, 1c, 1d, 1e

Converting My Current Lesson Plans Into Digital Lessons

 

Designing your own digital content but unsure where to start? This session will outline what to consider when creating a digital lesson plan. We will explore frameworks for developing high-quality and accessible digital content for students and explore strategies for converting in-class opportunities into interactive digital activities.

Professional Learning Hours: 2 total

TESS Domains: 1a, 1c, 1d, 1e

Home-Grown Content - Introduction to Accessibility, Usability, and Inclusion

 

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) leads a Web Accessibility Initiative that provides resources and guidelines for creating a digital space accessible to users with different abilities. This module will define accessibility and explore what it means to create accessible content for your digital courses.

Professional Learning Hours: 1.5 total

TESS Domains: 2b, 2e

Keeping Students Safe and Secure in the Digital Classroom

As technology transforms our classroom, we need to be equally mindful of how technology is transforming other aspects of how we teach. Keeping students safe has always been a top priority for every educator. Educators now have a responsibility to keep students safe, both offline and online, and at school and at home.

Professional Learning Hours: 1 total

TESS Domains: 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e

Setting Student Expectations

What are the expectations of students for remote learning? Join us in this session as we explore strategies of sample student expectations that promote student success in an online environment.

Professional Learning Hours: 1.5 total

TESS Domains: 1b, 1c, 2b, 2d, 3a, 3c

Assessment in the Blended and Online Classrooms

As you implement a blended or online classroom, you will be accountable for determining the new learning model’s impact on staff and students. Join this session to discover strategies to measure the success of the blended or online classroom.

Professional Learning Hours: 2 total

TESS Domains: 1f, 3d

Building the Foundation for Blended Learning I - The Basics

The terminology surrounding digital learning will be introduced to help schools create a common language around blended and online learning. Participants will also distinguish between blended learning and technology-rich instruction.

Professional Learning Hours: 1 total

TESS Domains: 1a, 1e, 3c, 4a, 4e

Building the Foundation for Blended Learning II - School Models

This session will guide participants through the components of a strong blended learning foundation. Participants will explore new school models and reflect on how to incorporate them into the classroom, school, and district.

Professional Learning Hours: 1 total

TESS Domains: 1a, 1e, 3c, 4a, 4e

Building the Foundation for Blended Learning III - Mindset & Myths

This session will reveal common myths about blended and online learning and provide participants with strategies for having a positive mindset and how to respond when they encounter these myths.

Professional Learning Hours: 1 total

TESS Domains: 1a, 1e, 3c, 4a, 4e

Embracing the Role of "Facilitator of Learning"

It is important to look at how a teacher’s role shifts in a digital learning environment to become more of a coach, mentor, and/or facilitator of learning.  It provides information and strategies about the teacher’s role in blended and online learning, such as instructional planning and delivery, assessment, and innovative tools to promote student independence.

Professional Learning Hours: 2 total

TESS Domains: 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2b, 2e, 3a, 3c, 4d

Universal Design for Learning

In this interactive session, we will identify UDL, explore the three guidelines and checkpoints, and develop a lesson plan based on the UDL template. Bring a lesson plan of your choice.

Professional Learning Hours: 3 total

TESS Domains: 1a, 1c, 1d, 1e, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e

Pacing Scenarios in the Blended and Online Classroom

Blended learning allows for student control over time, place, path, and pace of learning. In this session, we will explore scenarios that create elements of student control over the pace of learning. This session can help teachers think through learning goals and consider what type of pacing will be implemented during blended and online learning.

Professional Learning Hours: 1 total

TESS Domains: 1c, 1e, 2b, 3c, 3e

Pathway Scenarios in the Blended and Online Classroom

Blended learning allows for student control over time, place, path, and pace of learning. In this session, we will explore scenarios that personalize learning through differentiated paths of learning. Participants will learn how to create learning pathways during the design process within the learning management system.

Professional Learning Hours: 1 total

TESS Domains: 1c, 1e, 2b, 3c, 3e

Making Sense of Digital Learning

Digital Learning, Blended Learning, Virtual Learning...Oh My! So many descriptions, so little time! In this session, we will learn to mean what we say when we talk about these topics. We will compare and contrast blended, remote/virtual, and hybrid learning. Explore how each model can be implemented to contribute to student success.

Professional Learning Hours: 3 total

TESS Domains: 4a, 4e

Virtual Field Trips - Exploring the World

Are you looking for ways to give students access to a more enriched curriculum? Do you want to provide opportunities to connect your students to resources such as museums, art galleries, and other places around the globe? Come learn how to take students to amazing locations without ever leaving the classroom! Some of the benefits include enhancing instructional design and delivery, addressing vocabulary studies, and promoting global awareness.

Professional Learning Hours: 3 total

TESS Domains: 1c, 1d, 1e, 2a, 2b, 3c, 4e