Distance Instruction Training for Teachers

Improve your distance teaching skills 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). Throughout this two-week course, participants will explore four areas of distance learning:computer sits on the table

  • Effective differentiated instruction
  • Formative/summative assessment and how it pertains to grading
  • Key tools for engagement
  • Grade-level platforms for communication and organization

Course Description

The course is divided into two weeks. During the first week, teachers participate in synchronous and asynchronous learning with grade-band alike colleagues. Distance Learning pedagogy, opportunities for peer discussion, and participation opportunities are provided in the four key areas. Trainers will present a different topic each of the four days. Participants will be assigned further reading, research, and activities to be completed asynchronously.

During the second week, teachers will apply what they learned in week one and construct one teaching unit during the week that can be utilized in the fall.

Session Dates/Times and Registration

Cohort 1: Mondays - Thursdays, June 15th - June 25th (Filled)

  • Drop-In Office hours & 2 Hours of Asynchronous Learning
  • 2:00 - 4:00 pm Synchronous Learning via Zoom 

Cohort 2: Mondays - Thursdays, June 29th - July 9th (Filled)

  • Drop-In Office Hours & 2 Hours of Asynchronous Learning
  • 2:00 - 4:00 pm Synchronous Learning via Zoom

Cohort 3: Mondays - Thursdays, July 13th - July 23rd

  • Drop-In Office hours & 2 Hours of Asynchronous Learning
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am Synchronous Learning via Zoom

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 $325.00 per teacher per cohort session for San Mateo County public school teachers. The cost is $500.00 per teacher per cohort session for San Mateo County private school and non-San Mateo County teachers.

Due to COVID-19, details of CEU’s are to be determined. SMCOE is currently in communication with St. Mary’s College in order to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs). More information to come soon. 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