Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unlikely that many schools will return to a normal schedule this fall, requiring schools to shift to distance learning until it is safe for schools to resume in-person classes.

In response to this uncertainty, NEA is offering its members an opportunity to enroll in virtual Remote Blended Learning courses to learn about the basic components of remote learning. Participants will learn about the required cross-collaboration between instructional, content, and technology teams to successfully teach their students outside of traditional classroom and building structures.

Educators may either enroll in one of the following courses, which start August 31, or access these courses as independent studies:

Remote learning 101

Learn about best practices for remote learning, as well as how to implement a successful remote learning program by utilizing  strategies that encourage community building, effective communication, and peer-to-peer collaboration.

Equity challenges and opportunities

Learn about the equity challenges caused by the necessity for remote learning, as well as the opportunities you have as educators to minimize their impact.

Collaboration tools and strategies

Learn the basics of available online platforms to collaborate and communicate online, including virtual meetings, messaging, screencast, structural platforms, appointment and content creation tools.

Supporting all students in an asynchronous environment

Explore asynchronous digital tools and learn how you can use them to write engaging lessons that meet the needs of all of your students—including the needs of English language learners, special needs students, and students who are above or below grade level in reading and writing.

Trauma informed pedagogy for remote learning

Learn about trauma and the impact it can have on your students in a school setting. You will also learn how to identify trauma specifically related to COVID-19 and be introduced to activities, apps, and tools to support students.

Registering for remote blended learning courses

Register for one of the following remote blended learning courses here.

Registration closes August 21st COB; Courses will start August 31st. You will receive detailed information on how to participate in courses the week of August 24th.

Registering for independent study

To access these courses as independent studies, simply create an account in our online learning portal, log in, and search for the course you want. Or click on the titles below for direct links to the courses.

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