Course No. ED471j, ED571j

This course will go offline 12/31/2020

Current Participants Must Complete
All Assignments by December 15th, 2020


The pandemic has altered how we practice and think about education at all levels. In this course for educators K-12, participants will attend the live, virtual sessions from the class Teaching Tips: Virtual Class (Summer 2020) or view the recorded sessions and, along with the assignments in this course, will:

  • Consider in what ways the pandemic provides a teachable moment that can be explored in all subject areas: math, science, social studies, health, and more.
  • Understand more fully the potential for trauma and the importance of paying attention to their own and their students’ emotional well-being.
  • Discuss how they may continue to use distance learning tools once school starts in Fall 2020.
  • Reflect on how the challenges in distance teaching & learning (such as student engagement, what, and how much of a subject can be effectively covered) can be addressed or cause us to re-imagine our assumptions about teaching and learning.

All reading will be done online.

IMPORTANT: Registrants for this course cannot also be awarded hours for the Teaching Tips: Virtual class, due to the overlap in content between both offerings.

Download: Session Dates and Times, Presenters, Session Descriptions, and Bios.

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  • Learned to detect signs of trauma in their students and some early intervention strategies.
  • Assessed how facts about the pandemic and its economic and social impact can be integrated into their teaching. 
  • Enhanced their skills with distance learning tools.
  • Considered in what ways the assumptions underlying modern education may be changing. 

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