Distance Learning

In an effort to connect as a community, support each other as educators, and support our students and families, OEA is offering the following events related to comprehensive distance learning.

Current Opportunities:

Classroom Embedded Performance Assessment: Wondering about assessment in comprehensive or hybrid distance learning? In this 9-week virtual learning community (VLC) members will learn about performance assessments and rubrics, create or revise a quality performance assessment, implement it with students, and reflect on the process to inform instruction. Members can earn up to 29 PDUs and 1 graduate credit and work towards completing the micro-credential, "Classroom Embedded Performance Assessment".

This VLC is open to all members and is relevant for those teaching remotely or in a physical classroom. Most participation is asynchronous, at your own convenience, during the nine weeks. To be successful in this VLC, plan on participating at least two hours each week. There will be seven live sessions on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. The recordings of those sessions are available for viewing for those who can't make the live session.

Level: Foundational/Intermediate/Advanced

  • September 21 - November 20, 2020. REGISTRATION IS FULL

Technology Integration for Remote or In-person Learning: In this 9-week facilitated virtual learning community (VLC), members will explore best practices that leverage technology to improve student learning. Participants will choose specific technologies to explore and implement based on their interest and student needs. Participants' exploration and implementation will benefit from a supportive and member-led learning community. Members can earn up to 29 PDUs and 1 graduate credit and work towards completing the NEA micro-credential, "Technology Integration - Learner".

This VLC is open to all members and is relevant for those teaching remotely or in a physical classroom. Most participation is asynchronous, at your own convenience, during the nine weeks. To be successful in this VLC, plan on participating at least two hours each week. There will be five live sessions on Thursday evenings. The recordings of those sessions are available for viewing for those who can't make the live session.

Level: Foundational/Intermediate

  • September 21 - November 20, 2020. REGISTRATION IS FULL

Facilitating Online Professional Learning for Educators: This six-week course was designed with OEA professional learning opportunities and member facilitators in mind. Members will learn about online community building, facilitator presence, adult learning theory, best practices for facilitating both asynchronous learning and synchronous (live) discussions, and the basics of OEA Learn (Oba) and Big Blue Button, OEA’s learning management system and virtual meeting platform. If you’re interested in facilitating an OEA virtual learning community or online course, this is a first step in becoming ready to lead other members online. Participants can earn PDU or graduate credit. Live sessions are held every Monday night at 7 p.m. To be successful in this course, plan on participating at least two hours a week

This course is open and relevant to ALL members, K-12 and community college.

Level: Foundational/Intermediate

  • October 5 - November 12, 2020. REGISTRATION IS FULL

Trauma Informed Remote Learning: This is a self-paced module created by NEA and hosted in OEA's learning management system, OEA Learn. The module is an introduction to trauma informed pedagogy with a special focus on remote/distance learning. Most people take between 45-120 minutes to complete the module depending on how much time is spent reviewing the supplemental resources included in the tutorial. It is entirely self-paced, does not include a facilitator, and does not involve interaction with other participants. In this opportunity you can earn 1 PDU.

Level: Foundational

Communication and Collaboration Tools for Remote Learning: This self-paced module, created by NEA and hosted in OEA Learn, will guide educators through the many options for online collaboration and communication with students, families, and colleagues. You will learn the basics of available online platforms to collaborate and communicate online, including virtual meetings, messaging, screencasts, structural platforms, appointment tools, and content creation tools. The following are some of the tools introduced in this tutorial: Class DoJo, Remind, Zoom, Google Meets, Screencastify, Weebly, Google Sites, EdPuzzle, Google Forms, Sign Up Genious, Kahoot, Quizziz, Flipgrid, Padlet, Voki, Animoto, Word Clouds, Voice Thread, and Scratch. Most people take between 45-120 minutes to complete the module depending on how much time is spent reviewing the supplemental resources included in the tutorial. It is entirely self-paced, does not include a facilitator, and does not involve interaction with other participants. In this opportunity you can earn 1 PDU.

Level: Foundational/Intermediate

Remote Learning 101: This is a self-paced module created by NEA and hosted in OEA's learning management system, OEA Learn. The module is for educators new to remote learning. In this module, you will be introduced to basic tools and best practices for remote learning. Most people take between 30-90 minutes to complete the module depending on how much time is spent reviewing the supplemental resources included in the tutorial. It is entirely self-paced, does not include a facilitator, and does not involve interaction with other participants. In this opportunity you can earn 1 PDU.

Level: Foundational

Going the Distance: A distance learning blog written by and for members. Members can connect with each other, learn from each other, and share what is working, what isn’t working, and how they are overcoming the challenges of emergency school closures. Read it here! And consider submitting your own story, we'd love to hear from you.

Micro-credentials:

Micro-credentials are free, high-quality, self-directed professional development. Educators demonstrate mastery of specific competencies, and earn digital badges to share with networks, on resumes, or in an educator profile. Earn up to 15 PDUs for each micro-credential. Learn more about micro-credentials here.

Level: Foundational, Intermediate, and Advanced

Other resources:

Recorded Opportunities:

To access webinar recordings and slides, visit https://tinyurl.com/OEArecordings

Virtual Show and Tell: Member Successes in Distance Learning

Have you been wondering how educators across the state of Oregon are engaging and supporting students in Distance Learning? Are there areas that you still have questions about? In May, we started asking members to share strategies around hot topics related to Distance Learning for All. Each session is about 35-40 minutes long and features a member host and three educators who talk through their strategies using artifacts and success stories. A brief self-care strategy ends each session.

  • Engagement: How can I establish and maintain engagement in any distance learning modality? Wellness strategy: Physical self-care. Recorded May 7, 2020.
  • Differentiation and Diverse Student Strengths: How can I best support diverse student
    strengths and needs (ensuring differentiation) - in any distance learning modality? Wellness strategy: Emotional self-care. Recorded May 14, 2020.
  • Special Education: How can I best support students in Special
    Education in any distance learning modality? Wellness strategy: Social self-care. Recorded May 21, 2020.
  • Connecting with Families: How can I better connect with families and
    caregivers, both to support human needs and academics? Wellness strategy: Holistic self-care. Recorded May 28, 2020.

Level: Foundational, Intermediate, and Advanced


Past Opportunities:

Instructional Technology and Online Course Design for Community College Educators: This 8-week online course is designed for Community College educators and trainers who want to facilitate online learning in blended or fully online courses.

The course, designed and taught by community college members, introduces participants to current online course design methods along with current instructional technology in education; emphasizes research-based practices for online course design and student engagement; and outlines methods to evaluate, select, and implement appropriate technology in an instructional setting. You can access the syllabus online.

Level: Foundational/Intermediate

Contact Us

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Center for Great Public Schools
6900 SW Atlanta St.
Portland, OR 97223
oealearn@oregoned.org

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