You do not want to miss this eCourse. A new section of Teaching and Learning in Online and Blended Classrooms  will begin September 8th. Sign up now to gain the skill and strategies you will need as you navigate this unprecedented year.

Jennifer: What is this course about? Why is it important right now? 

April: Last year, we found ourselves rapidly transitioning to emergency remote teaching and learning with little time to prepare.  As we plan and begin this school year, technology is playing a major role in teaching and learning. Whether you are starting the year completely virtual, hybrid or face-to-face, technology is going to be key tool in moving through the school year.

This course will walk you through how to infuse technology in the best ways possible for you and your learners. Together we will take a deep dive into planning and delivering engaging and interactive lessons; designing a central learning hub for your students to build community; how to build trust in online classrooms; communicating, managing and facilitating group projects in online/blended spaces; and how to use virtual assessment strategies and challenges as a strategy for teaching online. 

Now more than ever we need to join a community of learners to bring our strengths and diverse knowledge along with new knowledge to develop strategies and skills to effectively use technology to impact learning.  Through this course, you will actively explore and create resources to support your own teaching strategies as you navigate this unusual school year.

Jennifer: Who should enroll in the course? 

April: Educators, administrators and others who support teaching and learning will benefit from the course. We will actively explore best practices, develop technology skills, collaborate with others, and use tools to create resources that can be implemented in the classroom immediately.  In this instructor led course, you will work with a caring facilitator who is right there alongside you to share in successes and challenges.

Jennifer: How does it work? 

April: Each week will begin with a 90 minute live interactive Zoom webinar on Tuesdays at 7 PM Eastern.
The webinar will be followed by asynchronous discussions, resources and activities published each Wednesday in a private online space that promotes collaboration and a deeper understanding of strategies and skills. 
An archived recording of the webinar will be placed in the private online space for you to access and relisten to over and over again. 
You will also have access to the Powerful Learning Practice Community Hub to connect with other educators, explore shared resources and increase your community of supportive educators.

Jennifer: Why are you excited to teach this course? 

April: I am excited to teach this course! We are all in this together as we all strive towards designing the optimal teaching and learning environment.  I have been in instructional technology support for educators for many years and continue to directly work with teachers and administrators.  Before technology was a choice, but today technology is a necessity and it involves learning with a range of low tech to high tech tools.  I have developed my skills over the last twenty plus years as an educator and leader who continues to learn and wants to share my knowledge with others.  I look forward to supporting you as you learn, create, apply your skills and reflect to grow as an educator. 

Jennifer: What would you tell someone who was interested, but on the fence about signing up?

April: You do not need to feel alone or fearful as you design learning experiences for your students or lead others.  In this course, you will be actively engaged by learning and creating resources to implement immediately in your classroom or school.  Get the support you need to navigate this changing year.

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Jennifer Bloomingdale

Jennifer Bloomingdale graduated from the College of St. Rose with a Bachelors in Childhood Education and a Masters in Educational Technology. She is a former classroom teacher who developed a passion for integrating technology and assisting others in doing so. Jennifer has been an eCourse facilitator at Powerful Learning Practice since 2012, where she developed and facilitated courses on using Google Apps for Education and integrating technology. Her work at PLP introduced her to the world of coaching, which has lead to her becoming a certified evocative coach and an instructional coach.

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