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Professional Learning

Remote Learning 101 (Facilitated or Independent Study)

In this course, you will learn about best practices for remote learning, as well as how to implement a successful remote learning program by utilizing strategies that encourage community building, effective communication, and peer-to-peer collaboration.

At a Glance

Remote learning, also referred to as distance learning, gives learners who aren’t in a physical location for in-person education, access to online learning and materials. There are a variety of tools and strategies to make remote learning a positive and enriching experience for your students.


  • Digital & Virtual Learning


  • Learn about the basic components of remote learning
  • Learn a step-by-step approach for a successful experience with remote learning
  • Learn about professionalism and "netiquette," student codes of conduct, online privacy, and internet safety
  • Design a plan for your first week of remote learning with your students
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Last Updated: 12/04/2020


Audience Role

  • Education Support Professional
  • Specialized Instruction Support Personnel
  • Teacher


  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Higher Education
  • Middle School

Session Length

Facilitated: 6-8 weeks | Independent study: Approx. 3 hours

Session Format


Enroll in the independent study version of this course here to complete the course on your own schedule. 


Enroll in the facilitated blended learning version of course here.  Please note space is limited and enrollment ends on February 21, 2021. 


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