Teaching Online and Blended Learning

Overnight, teaching online went from a fun idea to a survival skill. For the first few days we didn't think we'd make it, but we did! Now we need to refine our skills and move from survive to thrive.
Blended Learning

In today’s classroom, being a connected educator is no longer just optional, it’s become the very heartbeat of successful teaching.

We truly have to be adaptive, digitally aware, and understand best practice in a variety of educational contexts.

Primarily, you and your learners need to know how to thrive in blended and online learning spaces.

It’s important that we as educators understand safe, ethical and engaging ways to use technology to position ourselves as learners first – to see the value of owning these skills so we can model and help our students become connected learners. With the uncertainty of what school and learning will look like, feel like, and be like in the near future, this course will refine your skills and move you from surviving to thriving.

Want to move from surviving to thriving as an online instructor?

Then this course is for you! 

In this 8-week, instructor-led course, we’ll learn together while using blended, inquiry driven methods as a means to becoming effective and proficient online and connected educators.

Teaching Online & Blended Learning is an upcoming course that will prepare you to be an online professor, teach online courses in blended and hybrid environments, or leading learning in virtual settings.


Through this 8-week eCourse you will explore:

  • Planning and delivering online instruction
  • Creating an online, collaborative syllabus, designing discussions, and questioning techniques
  • Launching your online course: What to expect in the first few weeks
  • Managing and facilitating group projects in online and blended spaces
  • Creating opportunities for technology infusion, crowdsourcing, co-constructing, and collective intelligence building 
  • A variety of virtual assessment strategies, including authentic assessment and more. 

Teaching Online & Blended Learning will enable you to be a connected educator and global collaborator. 

This course will cover tools, techniques and creative methodologies to help you teach online in effective ways. We won’t just teach you how to digitize analog content, but truly help you develop online facilitation skills.

 Whether you want to teach an online course, facilitate online activities (like a book club or webinar), or use online learning components in your traditional classroom setting, this course will give you the skills you need.

As a result of the Teaching Online and Blended Learning course you will gain confidence and come through these uncharted waters knowing your students are future ready. 

This course lasts 8 weeks.

During this learning journey, we’ll engage in asynchronous discussions and activities. We’ll also meet weekly on Tuesday’s for webinars, uncovering and discovering avenues to better facilitation and communication.

Each week features:

  • Guidance from two experienced online educators – Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Jennifer Bloomingdale 
  • Resources that become the foundation for interactive conversations in the weekly webinar.
  • Asynchronous threaded discussions and activities in a private online space that promote collaboration and deepen understanding.
  • A 90-minute, live, interactive webinar that will be held on Tuesdays at 7pm Eastern.
  • An archived recording of the session.
  • A private space in the PLP Community Hub to connect with other participants.

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In just 8 weeks, learn to design and facilitate student-directed online and blended learning experiences

Course starts on July 20th! 


Specific topics to be covered in the weekly content include:

Week 1: Introduction & How COVID-19 Changes Everything

Week 2: Syllabus, Organization and Planning of Course

Week 3: Technology for Blended and Online Instruction  

Week 4: Scaffolding for Engagement

Week 5: Virtual Assessment Methods and Practices 

Week 6: Strategies and Activities That Support Online and Blended Learning

Week 7: Questioning and Feedback

Week 8: Launching Your Course and Reflecting on Your Learning




Completing this course opens the possibility of working with Powerful Learning Practice and launching your first online course!

Sign Up Now

In just 8 weeks, learn to design and facilitate student-directed online and blended learning experiences

Course starts on July 20th! 


About The Instructors

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Powerful Learning Practice co-founder & CEO

Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of  Powerful Learning Practice.  She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional learning initiatives. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics related to digital and online learning, teacher and educational leadership, online community building, and other educational issues impacting children of poverty.  Sheryl served on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors for six years. She co-authored The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age with Lani Ritter Hall. Sheryl has four children and four grandsons, Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.

Jennifer Bloomingdale

Jennifer Bloomingdale

Director of Community Engagement at Powerful Learning Practice

Jennifer is Director of Community Engagement for Powerful Learning Practice. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions: Instructor-Led Courses

How is the material presented?

This instructor-led course is a mixture of live webinars, asynchronous discussion, videos, written content, worksheets, downloadable goodies, and more.

Is this a “live” course? Can I take it whenever I like?

This course is a blend of live webinars and asynchronous discussion. You can review the content whenever you like, including replays of the webinars.

When will I have access to the course content?

This course starts on a specific launch date. Each week, you'll receive new course content. You then have access to the course material forever.

How do you handle payments?

Payments are securely handled through Stripe. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. If you need to pay with a purchase order, enroll in bulk, or want us to create a custom bundle for you, contact us.

How does the Graduate Credit work?

Graduate PD credit is available for all Powerful Learning Practice courses through the University of North Dakota. Learn more

Can I register multiple people in this course like a school or district?

Absolutely. We give significant discounts for bulk registrations. Please contact us to make an arrangement for your staff, school, or district.

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You might be concerned that these courses won’t work for you. We get that. We offer a no risk, 30-day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the courses, if you feel like you already know the material, or if you just change your mind, we will refund 100% of your money for the first 30 days upon completion of an exit interview so we can learn how to make it better next time around. Do you have questions about this offering? Please contact us!

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