Distance Learning System Supports

The “Why”

Distance learning is more than just “moving schools online”. Since April 2020 the AESD has partnered with international education consultant Jeff Utecht through ReImagine WA Ed to support statewide professional learning series that provides educators and administrators with structures, best practices, and support for making the move to distance learning – together! Sessions are available for educators and administrators wherever you are in your distance learning journey.

ReImagine 1.0

These sessions are the starting point of the foundations needed for successful distance learning, whether at the district, building, or classroom level. Sessions include a framework for the technology needed to deliver quality instruction, distance learning mindsets, and how to recognize and adapt to individual student needs through a “blended classroom” approach.

ReImagine 1.0 sessions were offered throughout spring and summer 2020. There are currently no 1.0 offerings available. Please contact your local ESD for support.

ReImagine 2.0

These sessions are the next step in building a “blended classroom” that build on the knowledge and skills from ReImagine 1.0. Sessions dig into creating classroom learning systems, creating universal designs for learning at a distance, and engaging students in learning cycles. Assessment of student learning and record keeping are also addressed. Click here for more details on what participants will experience in ReImagine 2.0.

Fall 2020 sessions will begin the week of September 21st.

ReImagine 3.0

These sessions bring together all of the pieces from ReImagine 1.0 and 2.0, moving from theory and thinking to designing and doing. Sessions include lesson design to bridge “live” and “on-demand” instruction, student engagement in learning, video production, and tools for making connections across classrooms and building. Click here for more details on what participants will experience in ReImagine 3.0.

Fall 2020 sessions will begin the week of September 21st.

Mastermind Collective for Administrators

These sessions are like a ReImagine 2.0 series for administrators. They are designed as a place and time for administrators to dig into best practices and nuts and bolts to refine district and school-wide distance learning systems. Sessions will include ways to effectively support educators at a distance, scheduling, and communication strategies. Click here for more details on the Mastermind Collective experience.

Fall 2020 sessions will begin the week of September 21st.

The “How”

If you are already on your way with setting up your distance learning system, but need support with how to use the learning system/s your district or school has selected, the AESD can support you!

Learn more about platform-specific Learning Management System (LMS) 101 offerings available ongoing through “live” and “on-demand” sessions.