What does your summer plan for professional learning look like? Next month, the team at TechLX is hosting a special course for educators. This distance learning professional development opportunity starts next week and runs throughout August!
Professional Development for Teachers
This two-hour professional development training is hosted by TechLX. The focus is on “Succeeding with Remote Learning.” It takes place on August 6th from 1 PM to 3 PM PT, and the initial two-hour session will be followed up with weekly office hours and support through the next two weeks
After the initial kick-off event on August 6th, you’ll work with an instructor to create a remote learning lesson plan and activity for students. The course’s goal is to help educators become more comfortable with online teaching methods. This way they can try out the strategies they’ll need in a remote classroom setting.
The course will start with an introduction to distance learning. Then you’ll discuss the tools and platforms that can help facilitate a distance learning experience. Participants will learn about best practices for video conferencing platforms and how to incorporate SEL (social emotional learning) practices into distance learning.
The program will include video conferencing strategies so you can make the most of your synchronous learning experiences with students. Before getting started with your projects, you’ll learn about the differences between asynchronous and synchronous learning experiences. This will also include a conversation on how to pace effectively.
Exploring Distance Learning with TechLX
If you haven’t heard of TechLX before, they are a company that partners with K-12 schools to provide students with project-based technology education classes. . This includes curriculum and instructors for summer camps, after school enrichment, and even elective courses.
TechLX instructors teach classes on a wide range of engaging subjects. Their course catalog includes game development, robotics, computer science and programming, and more. Their typical in-person learning experiences aren’t happening right now. But now all of their programs are ready for remote instruction. This page will tell you all about their courses.
In addition to the courses I mentioned above, TechLX also has a unique High School Engineering Program. The program prepares students for a both college and a career in Engineering, especially Software Engineering. It focuses on hands-on, practical skills, like how to make apps, games, websites, robots, and more. This program from TechLX can support students getting ready for the workplace and includes practical knowledge from the field.
Earning Credit for PD
The University of San Diego will be accrediting this new course from TechLX. If you want to receive the unit of continuing education credit, there is an additional fee for the university of $75. If you require professional development credit this school year, this is an opportunity to learn and earn at the same time.
To learn more about this professional development opportunity from TechLX, head over to this registration page. You can use the code ClassTechTips25 to get $25 off the registration fee.