Distance Instruction Training for Teachers

Hook your students into learning by creating an engaging distance learning environment, and improve your online teaching skills and learn about the best free tools to use in this online series of distance instruction courses offered by the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) in partnership with the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD).  To date, this course has improved participant confidence and readiness to teach in remote learning for more than 600 teachers in San Mateo County.

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Course Description

This series includes five synchronous sessions with distance learning experts with experience using a variety of tools to create positive learning experiences for all students. There are three grade bands to choose from for all sessions: K-2, 3-6, and 7-12, running parallel or simultaneously.

Session Dates/Times and Registration

  1. September 2, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM - Training Session: 
    Learn best practices, strategies, and tools. Engage with colleagues while applying what you learn.
  2. September 9, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Office Hours:
    Trainers will recap from the training session, answer questions, and support participants.
  3. September 16, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM - Training Session: 
    Learn best practices, strategies, and tools. Engage with colleagues while applying what you learn.
  4. September 23, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Office Hours: 
    Trainers will recap from the training session, answer questions, and support participants.
  5. September 30, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM - Training Session: 
    Learn best practices, strategies, and tools. Engage with colleagues while applying what you learn.

Additional reading, research, and activities will be provided to try out in your class.


Registration for San Mateo County public school teachers

Registration for private school teachers and teachers outside of San Mateo County


Biographies

Cost and Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

The training costs $225.00 per teacher for San Mateo County public school teachers. The cost is $300.00 per teacher for San Mateo County private school and non-San Mateo County teachers.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available for selected professional development opportunities. For those interested in earning CEUs, application and fees are available upon course completion.

Karen Gnusti

Administrator, Curriculum and Instruction Services

Email: kgnusti@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5331

Ellen Arenas

Administrative Assistant

Email: earenas@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5332