Professional Learning

Continuous Learning Supports

The nine ESDs are supporting school districts statewide with a suite of continuous learning professional development opportunities. Learning opportunities focus on the “Why”, the “How”, and the “What” for implementing systems and structures that leads to quality learning experiences for students.

Streamlining Learning Management System (LMS) Platforms

Districts across the state are streamlining how they deliver remote instruction and selecting one or two “Learning Management Systems”  (LMS platforms) through which teachers deliver instruction and engage students in learning. By narrowing their use of LMS platforms, districts can more effectively teach students and support educators.

The AESD is offering professional learning and technical support to educators and district leaders focused on five LMS platforms: Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Schoology, and Seesaw.

Selecting an LMS Platform – Launched in July!

These sessions are for systems in the decision-making process of selecting an LMS platform. View recorded sessions >

LMS 101 Series – Registration open now!

This series consists of “live” and “on-demand” professional learning opportunities to help educators get started with setting up and integrating LMS platforms into their classrooms. Educators can choose which type of learning session works best for their schedules. Learn more and register >

Family & Community Resources

Resources will be available for districts to use as they partner with families and community-based organizations, including child care partners, to support distance learning. Click for more information >

Regional LMS Educator Networks – Coming in October!

These peer-to-peer learning networks will consist of building/district technology and teacher leaders within regions and across the state. The goal will be to build local expertise and capacity within districts and schools to support effective LMS implementation.

Professional Development Session Recordings

Interested in learning about the different Learning Management Systems but don’t need the clock hours? Or did you attend a session and want to re-watch? We’ve posted the recorded sessions and presentations at the links below. 

Distance Learning System Supports

Through the AESD’s partnership with ReImagine Wa Ed (Jeff Utecht), professional learning is available to help educators and administrators establish structures and systems necessary for high quality distance learning at the district, building, and classroom levels. Sessions are available for educators and administrators wherever you are in your distance learning journey.

Remote Learning Professional Development for Educators

The nine ESDs continue to design and deliver high quality statewide professional learning opportunities for educators in a distance learning environment. Opportunities for learning include topics ranging from Mathematics, English language Arts, Special Education, Inclusionary Practices, to STEM learning opportunities and more. Check out course offerings by clicking here. Don’t see anything you’re looking for?  Contact your local ESD and ask – each ESD offers numerous additional trainings and may be able to customize to meet specific district, school or educator needs and interests.

Additional content area professional learning resources for continuous learning can also be found on OSPI’s OER Hub in their Continuous Learning Collections.