Distance Learning for All

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 distance learning.

Current Opportunities:

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. 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

Trauma Informed 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 an introduction to trauma informed pedagogy with a special focus on remote/distance learning. Most people take between 30-120 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

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.

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



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, log into mynea360.org, click on "Groups", and do a search for Grow OEA. If you don't already have a profile and login, it only takes a minute to create one.

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

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Center for Great Public Schools
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Portland, OR 97223