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Welcome to our Digital Transition Webinars for Educators Series!

Our Professional Development sessions feature Interactive Conversation Webinars. Join us weekly as we share best practices for supporting students in learning online. Leave with a toolkit of resources to bring to your face-to-face classroom into the virtual world!

NEW! 

We have partnered with ImplementEd to provide you with a series of engaging and interactive professional development webinars to aid in your transition to online teaching and learning. These sessions occur on the following Wednesdays:

Wednesday, November 18 – 4:00-5:30 pm
Webinar: “Old Dogs, New Tricks”
Using exisiting, familiar tools in new and innovative ways.
Presenter: ImplementEd
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Wednesday, December 9 – 4:00-5:30 pm
Webinar: “Student Engagement”
Using add-ons with Zoom and Google Meet Plus to enhance student engagement.
Presenter: ImplementEd
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Wednesday, January 13 – 4:00-5:30 pm
Webinar: “Assessing From a Distance”
Tools and strategies for assessing students in the virtual environment.
Presenter: ImplementEd
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*Please note: a 1-hour certificate of participation will be emailed to registered participants within 1 week from session date.

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Session TypeTopicDateDescriptionPresenterSession RecordingPresentation
WebinarWorking Within Your Course07/14/2020The Basics of Canvas
This session will demonstrate the basics of using the Canvas Learning Management System and assist educators with a smooth transition to online learning.
Tiffany Grant, Kirk KennedyViewSlides
WebinarWorkload Management07/16/2020Effective Online Teaching
What does effective online teaching and learning look like? This session will feature a sample course walkthrough.
Laurie Sloan, Dustin WeaverViewSlides
WebinarFeedback07/21/2020Meaningful Feedback: Part I
This session will discuss and provide examples of meaningful feedback to students. The key question of what does it look like be answered!
Tiffany Grant, Kirk KennedyViewSlides
WebinarFeedback07/23/2020Meaningful Feedback: Part II
This session is Part II of the Meaningful Feedback series and will feature the use of tools such as Feedback Banks and Text Expander.
Laurie Sloan, Dustin WeaverViewSlides
WebinarAccessibility and Copyright07/28/2020Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
This session will discuss and provide examples of how to meet the needs of diverse learners in an online setting. Specific tools and examples will be shown and demonstrated.
Tiffany Grant, Kirk KennedyViewSlides
WebinarCommunication07/30/2020Communication Strategies for Students and Parents
This session will focus on strategies and techniques to ensure a healthy communication channel with students and parents. Tools and frequency will be discussed to ensure balance and transparency.
Laurie Sloan, Dustin WeaverViewSlides
WebinarStudent Engagement08/04/2020Increasing Student Engagement – Part I
This session will feature a myriad of methods to increase student engagement. Tools covered include Zoom, screencasts, and Goformative.
Tiffany Grant, Kirk KennedyViewSlides
WebinarStudent Engagement08/06/2020Increasing Student Engagement – Part II
This session will feature a myriad of methods to increase student engagement. Tools covered include Kahoot and Video Creation.
Laurie Sloan, Dustin WeaverViewSlides
WebinarStudent Engagement08/11/2020Increasing Student Engagement – Part III
This session will feature a myriad of methods to increase student engagement. Tools covered include Quizlet, Quizzizz, and Padlet.
Tiffany Grant, Kirk KennedyViewSlides
WebinarStudent Engagement08/13/2020Increasing Student Engagement – Part IV
This session will include a myriad of methods to increase student engagement. Tools covered include Answer Garden, Thinglink and Ed Puzzle.
Laurie Sloan, Dustin WeaverViewSlides
WebinarTeaching Virtually - The Basics03/19/2020From Face-to-Face to Virtual – Tips and Tricks for Successful Transitioning
Join us for this interactive conversation focused on sharing best practices for digitizing your content and supporting students in learning online. Leave with a toolkit of resources to bring your face-to-face classroom into the virtual world!
Dr. Geetanjali Soni, Darlene Schaefer, Dr. Chris SmithViewSlides
Office HoursTeaching Virtually - The Basics03/26/2020Teaching Online... Now What?
Office Hours are structured as Question and Answer time to assist educators as they transition to online learning. They are smaller groups to ensure that support is specific and targeted.
Darlene Schaefer, Dr. Brandon SimmonsView
Office HoursAccessibility and Copyright03/26/2020Accessibility… Where Do I Start?
Office Hours are structured as Question and Answer time to assist educators as they transition to online learning. They are smaller groups to ensure that support is specific and targeted.
Dr. Mary Keel, Dr. Chris SmithView
WebinarTeaching Virtually - The Basics03/31/2020The Basics
This session will provide an overview of online course components beginning with the fundamentals of a Learning Management System.
Elizabeth Seastrunk, Sandy GriffinViewSlides
WebinarTools and Technology03/31/2020SeeSaw: Demonstrate and Share Learning
Join the Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Regional Teachers of the Year as they lead an interactive conversation on how to use a variety of technology tools to transform your face-to-face classroom into a digital learning hub! This session will illustrate how educators can use SeeSaw to create a digital portfolio that incorporates teacher, parent, and student feedback.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Teachers of the YearView
WebinarWorking Within Your Course03/31/2020Canvas Learning Management System for Educators
Join the Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Regional Teachers of the Year as they lead an interactive conversation on how to use a variety of technology tools to transform your face-to-face classroom into a digital learning hub! This session will illustrate how educators can use the Canvas Learning Management System to build digital learning environments that meet student needs.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Teachers of the YearView
WebinarTools and Technology04/01/2020I Have Begun Building My Course, Now How Do I Effectively Use Technology to Deliver Content?
This session provides participants with the most effective ways in which to deliver content using technology. These are the nuts and bolts, and this session includes specific examples of technology-delivered content. This session will also explain how the instructional materials should align with module/unit objectives.
Grayson BeaneSlides
WebinarTools and Technology04/01/2020I Have Begun Building Modules For My Course, Now How Do I Provide a Variety of Activities?
This session will introduce participants to current technology/tools that support student learning and the importance of alignment with learning objectives. These tools facilitate student engagement in the course and promote active learning. This session will introduce participants to the top 5 tools used in NCVPS courses and why these are effective.
Susan Miller-HendrixViewSlides
WebinarCommunication04/02/2020Making the Shift from Face-to-Face to Online: How Do I Communicate Effectively and Maintain Positive Relationships with Students?
This session provides the best practices for being an effective online teacher. This bridges the gap between teaching in the face-to-face classroom and interacting with students in their online environment. Additionally, this session provides successful ways in which to communicate with students and parents. It equips participants with an understanding of how communication and feedback are key to developing positive relationships with students.
Laurie SloanViewSlides
WebinarStudent Engagement10/01/2020Learner-to-Learner: Finding Ways to Make Student Interactions Work Online
Learning often happens in conversations, but finding ways to build in student-to-student conversations online can be difficult. Join us to learn strategies to ensure everyone in the room gets a voice and an opportunity to learn as a community of students – together.
Jeni DayViewSlides
WebinarDiscipline-Specific11/4/2020Tips and Strategies for Teaching Health & PE Online
An exploration of how to integrate face-to-face students and online students in a health or PE class, suggestions for online exercise, documentation and accountability and Health/PE-specific resources.
Lisa CooleyViewSlides
WebinarDiscipline-Specific11/5/2020Tips and Strategies for Teaching World Languages Online
Intensive focus on the NC World Language standards and how to meet those standards in an online teaching and learning environment, including modes of communication and culture.
Alexa HaselhorstViewSlides
WebinarDiscipline-Specific10/27/2020Tips and Strategies for Teaching Art Online
An exploration of the many possibilities that online learning presents for enriching creativity. Join us to enhance your art teaching experience!
Helen NaganViewSlides
WebinarDiscipline-Specific10/29/2020Tips and Strategies for Teaching Social Studies Online
Explore ways to make an interactive and productive online social studies classroom. Join us to explore ways to have productive online debates and discussions, effective map work, and impactful primary document analysis.
Amanda BartlettViewSlides
WebinarTeaching Virtually - The Basics04/02/2020What Supplemental Resources Are Available for Use in the Online Classroom?
When used appropriately, supplemental resources encourage learning and student engagement. This session will provide participants with suggestions on how to use these resources in an online classroom.
Laurie SloanView
WebinarStudent Engagement09/29/2020Teacher-to-Learner: Reaching Your Students While Online
Students are at the heart of what we as teachers do. But how do you build effective teacher-student relationships when they are not in your room? How do you teach students online and in your room at the same time? Join veteran online teachers for tips and strategies to help.
Kirk KennedyViewSlides
WebinarWorkload Management09/23/2020Teacher Time-Saving Strategies
Every teacher needs a few more hours in the day! This session includes tips and techniques from veteran online teachers to help reduce the time needed for daily online teaching routines and requirements.
Dustin WeaverViewSlides
WebinarWorkload Management09/22/2020Teacher Survival Strategies for Online Work
This session includes strategies to help teachers feeling overwhelmed by online teaching. A veteran online teacher will discuss ways she makes the online work experience teacher-friendly.
Laurie SloanViewSlides
WebinarWorking Within Your Course09/01/2020CANVAS 101: Learn the Basics, Session 1
This session is for beginner level learners and will cover topics that will help you understand how to get started and how to find your way around this platform. Participants will be introduced to the following topics: Commons, Navigation, Student View, Creating a Homepage (and how to assign it), Focus on the Canvas Toolbar, Embedding using HTML, and How to Link Documents.
Kirk KennedyViewSlides
WebinarDiscipline-Specific04/02/2020How Do I Effectively Teach a World Language Online?
This session provides best practices for teaching a world language in an online environment. Participants will learn how to structure the online course so that it incorporates listening, interpreting, and speaking.
Alexa HaselhorstViewSlides
WebinarDiscipline-Specific04/03/2020How Do I Effectively Teach PE Online?
This session provides the best practices for teaching PE in an online environment. This will introduce participants to effective course materials, online tools, and ways in which to provide evidence of physical activity.
Lisa CooleyViewSlides
WebinarDiscipline-Specific04/03/2020How Do I Effectively Teach Art Online?
This session provides the best practices for teaching Art in an online environment. This session will introduce participants to effective course materials and instructional methods. This session will also explain how to appropriately cite instructional materials in order not to infringe on copyright.
Helen NaganSlides
WebinarDiscipline-Specific04/03/2020How Do I Effectively Teach ELL Students Online?
This session provides successful practices for working with ELL students in the online environment.
Jeni DaySlides
WebinarDiscipline-Specific04/06/2020How Do I Effectively Teach CTE Courses Online?
This session provides best practices for teaching CTE courses in an online environment. This session will introduce participants to effective course materials and instructional methods. This session will also explain how to appropriately cite instructional materials in order not to infringe on copyright.
Deborah CampbellViewSlides
WebinarStudent Engagement09/17/2020Creating a Better Student Experience
This session includes course navigation, feedback and grades from a student’s point of view. Also, we’ll talk about setting up class routines and procedures for consistency (with examples) and much more.
Laurie SloanViewSlides
WebinarDiscipline-Specific04/06/2020How Do I Effectively Teach Science Online?
This session provides the best practices for teaching Science in an online environment. This session will introduce participants to effective course materials and instructional methods. This session will also explain how to appropriately cite instructional materials in order not to infringe on copyright.
Kirk KennedyViewSlides
WebinarDiscipline-Specific04/06/2020How Do I Effectively High School English Online?
This session provides the best practices for teaching English in an online environment. This session will introduce participants to effective course materials and instructional methods. This session will also explain how to appropriately cite instructional materials in order not to infringe on copyright.
Justine ChewViewSlides
WebinarDiscipline-Specific04/06/2020How Do I Effectively Social Studies/History Online?
This session provides the best practices for teaching Social Studies in an online environment. This session will introduce participants to effective course materials and instructional methods. This session will also explain how to appropriately cite instructional materials in order not to infringe on copyright.
Amanda BartlettViewSlides
WebinarManaging Workload04/07/2020How Do I Cope with this New Way of Teaching?
This session provides best practices for organizing and simplifying tasks to help the teacher stay calm and enjoy their role as an online instructor.
Jessica LuddersViewSlides
WebinarDiscipline Specific04/07/2020How Do I Effectively Teach Math Online?
This session provides the best practices for teaching Math in an online environment. This session will introduce participants to effective course materials and instructional methods. This session will also explain how to appropriately cite instructional materials in order not to infringe on copyright.
Dustin WeaverViewSlides
WebinarDiscipline Specific04/07/2020How Do I Effectively Teach Biology Online?
This session provides the best practices for teaching Biology in an online environment. This session will introduce participants to effective course materials and instructional methods. This session will also explain how to appropriately cite instructional materials in order not to infringe on copyright.
Joanna SchimizziViewSlides
WebinarWorking Within Your Course04/09/2020Google Classroom: Tips for Making Your Classroom A Digital Learning Hub - Beginner to Intermediate
Join the Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Regional, Teachers of the Year, as they lead an interactive conversation on how to use Google Classroom to transform your face-to-face classroom into a digital learning hub!
Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Regional Teachers of the YearView
WebinarWorking Within Your Course04/09/2020Google Classroom: Tips for Making Your Classroom A Digital Learning Hub - Intermediate to Advanced
Join the Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Regional, Teachers of the Year, as they lead an interactive conversation on how to use Google Classroom to transform your face-to-face classroom into a digital learning hub!
Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Regional Teachers of the YearView
WebinarFeedback04/16/2020Providing Meaningful Feedback to Students in the Online Environment
Providing effective feedback in an online environment can be challenging. This session takes all of the guesswork out of how to provide the most constructive feedback possible to your online students.
Tiffany GrantView
WebinarStudent Engagement10/08/2020Live Lessons, Tutoring, and the Google Classroom
When meeting students online for a live lesson or for tutoring, learn ways to make your time with students run more smoothly. Then, explore the possibilities of Google Classroom.

Tiffany GrantViewSlides
WebinarTools and Technology10/06/2020Google Tools to the Rescue – Part 1
No matter the LMS, Google Drive has a number of tools that can make online learning better for teachers and students. Join us as we explore specific ways to leverage Slides, Docs, Forms, Work Spaces, and Comments in your classroom.

Jeni DayViewSlides
WebinarTools and Technology04/21/2020Best Practices for Conducting Live Sessions with Students
Conducting live sessions with students can be intimidating and challenging. This session will discuss best practices and strategies for facilitating live web conferencing sessions.
Tiffany GrantView
WebinarWorking Within Your Course09/8/2020CANVAS 102: Intermediate Level, Session 1
This is session is intermediate level and will cover the various apps and tools that can be used inside the Canvas platform.
Kirk KennedyViewSlides
WebinarWorking Within Your Course09/9/2020CANVAS 102: Intermediate Level, Session 2
This session is intermediate level and will cover embedding various content and grade settings inside the Canvas platform. beginner level learners and will cover topics that will help you understand how to get started and how to find your way around this platform. 
Dustin WeaverViewSlides
WebinarCommunication10/20/2020Stakeholders On Board: Ways to Effectively Communicate with Each Student Team
Gaining the trust and support of the team of caregivers for each student is more important now than ever. Join us to explore proven techniques to establish and maintain communication with stakeholders in an online environment.
Jeni DayViewSlides
WebinarDiscipline-Specific10/22/2020Tips and Strategies for Teaching Science Online
From labs to data analysis to science content, join us to explore ways to make teaching science work online.
Jeni DayViewSlides
WebinarDiscipline-Specific11/10/2020Tips and Strategies for Teaching Math Online
Work Smarter, Not Harder! Join us as we explore ways to make math teaching work online. We will explore games and activities, and a variety of instructional practices to bring your math classroom alive.
Tiffany GrantViewSlides
WebinarDiscipline-Specific11/12/2020Tips and Strategies for Teaching English Online
Come explore how to transfer important English pedagogy (reading comprehension, research, writing, feedback) to a digital setting while connection these lessons to the real world and our students’ lives. We will also explore how to make material accessible and engaging for different learners in your English class.
Justine ChewViewSlides

Resource List:

GoOpenNC – This is North Carolina’s library of open education resources. Explore content by lesson, grade, and standards.

Quality Matters Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist – A tiered list of considerations, tips, and actionable strategies to enact during an institutional move to temporary remote instruction of classroom-based courses. 

Internet Service Providers Offering Free or Discounted Services – This DSIT map is of providers who are offering free or discounted internet service currently. It is not a map of current broadband coverage.

Online Pedagogy – Considerations for Digital Instruction

English Language Development – Resources for English Learners (ELs) During Remote Learning

 

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