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Blended Learning

Begin your journey to improve your practice as an educator and create better outcomes for your students.

NEA blended learning courses are available to our affiliates through NEA’s Learning Management System (LMS) and combine both traditional face-to-face meetings with the greater efficiencies and flexibility of online learning tools. And, for member cohorts who are working together, NEA’s blended learning courses are designed to enhance collaborative professional learning.  

Our flexible delivery format allows affiliates to: 

  • Adapt courses for different membership categories 
  • Host face-to-face classes that emphasize local context 
  • Identify participants and facilitators for face-to-face meetings 
  • Support small groups of educators through video conferencing and online discussion boards (NEA edCommunities) 
  • Coordinate programs locally to best meet local needs and goals 
  • Provide leadership opportunities for members through the role of course facilitator 

“One of the advantages of blended learning is that it’s catered to educator’s individual needs. It is not a one size fits all professional development that we as educators are sometimes forced to sit through.” 

Veronica Miranda-Pinkney (San Jose Education Association) 

For more information, contact: Luis-Gustavo Martinez, Center for Great Public Schools, at (202) 822-7396 or LGMartinez@nea.org.

Register Now for 2021 Courses

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unlikely that many schools will return to a normal schedule this spring, requiring schools to shift to distance learning until it is safe for schools to resume in-person classes. In response to this uncertainty, NEA is offering its members an opportunity to enroll in virtual Remote Blended Learning courses to learn about the basic components of remote learning:

NEA remote blended learning courses will be facilitated by NEA trained blended learning facilitators and each course will consist of a 15-hour professional development learning cycle spread over 6-8 weeks, supported by meetings via Zoom.

Space is limited, and you must enroll online by December 11, 2020. Courses start January 4.

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Micro-credentials That Support Distance Learning

NEA has compiled a list of micro-credentials—short, competency-based recognitions created by educators for educator—to support you professionally during this time of hybrid and distant learning.
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The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.