Go the Distance: Teacher Support for Remote Learning

Participants will gain hands-on experience with various tools to support remote learning. Topics covered will include effective strategies and tools for remote teaching, interactive activities to engage and assess student learning, and ways to support social and emotional learning. 

Course Details

Audience K-12 Classroom Teachers & Specialists
Level All
Instructor Susan Kiley
Dates April 20, 2020 – May 18, 2020
Earn 16 hours of certificate of participation
Location Online
MassCUE Member Cost* $75
Limit 20 Participants

*Note: This is a member-only event. If you are not currently a MassCUE member, you are welcome to sign up for a membership to attend.

Susan Kiley

Susan Kiley is a certified Curriculum & Instructional Technology Specialist and Google for Education Trainer. Her experience includes professional development, integrated lesson planning and fostering professional learning communities to bring a collaborative approach to innovation in schools. Susan was named the 2017 Teacher of the Year by the Massachusetts United Regional Chamber of Commerce for her role as mentor to her fellow teachers, as well as for her innovative uses of technology in the classroom. She presents at conference workshops, including MassCUE, MSSAA, ISTE and Google Apps for Education Summits.  

Susan received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Providence College, her Master of Education Degree from Framingham State University, and her Educational Leadership Certification through Bridgewater State University. Her focus is on how technology can be used to improve teaching and learning, and bridging the gap between pedagogy and technology tools to make this happen. 


Online Session 1: Getting Started  

Goals: Course overview and introductions. Participants will be provided with an overview of  

Google Classroom, how its features may be used to organize coursework, the class stream and communication with parents and guardians.  We will also cover the importance of Learning and Innovation skills for our students, and how to leverage remote learning to make this happen.   

  • Google Classroom for Remote
  • Learning Learning and Innovation at Home
  • Set Up Your Google Classroom for Success  

Online Session 2: Striking A Balance  

Goals: In this session, we will discuss planning, communication, and explore pedagogical strategies and tools to support all learners. Topics will include the pros and cons of real-time and self-paced learning, options for student choice, and ways to support social and emotional learning in these challenging times.   

  • Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Learning 
  • Make & Communicate Your Plan 
  • Student Choice  
  • Student Communication & Expression  

Online Session 3: Remote Teaching & Learning  

Goals: In this session, we will dive into the world of video! You will learn how to create your own video lessons, discover pre-existing ones, and create playlists for your students. Ideas for quick checks for understanding will also be covered to gauge student learning in order to provide support where needed.  Student-centered activities to complete at home will round out your remote lesson.

  • Screencasting Tips & Tools
  • Integrating video and online assessments
  • Student-centered activities to complement video lessons 

Online Session 4: Student Engagement  

Goals: Explore and create with interactive tools to engage learners! In this session, you will create activities of your choice for either synchronous (real-time) learning, asynchronous (self-paced) learning or both, depending on your plan. Participants will create their own activities to use with students to assess learning, and provide feedback and additional resources where necessary.  

  • Interactive Assessment Tools 
  • Interactive Lesson Tools  
  • Collect data for feedback & to check for understanding 

This course supports the following Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards:  

K-2.DTC.a.4 Use appropriate digital tools individually and collaboratively to create, review, and revise simple artifacts that include text, images and audio. 

K-2.DTC.b.1Collaboratively use digital tools and media resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains. 

K-2.DTC.b.2 Use a variety of digital tools to exchange information and feedback with teachers. 

K-2.DTC.b.3 Use a variety of digital tools to present information to others. 

3-5.DTC.b.1 Communicate key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using digital tools and media-rich resources. 

6-8.CAS.c.1 Describe current events and emerging technologies in computing and the effects they may have on education, the workplace, individuals, communities, and global society. 

6-8.DTC.a.4 Individually and collaboratively, use advanced tools to design and create online content (e.g., digital portfolio, multimedia, blog, webpage). 

6-8.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using a variety of digital tools and media-rich resources. 

9-12.DTC.a.1 Use digital tools to design and develop a significant digital artifact (e.g., multipage website, online portfolio, simulation). 

9-12.DTC.a.2 Select digital tools or resources based on their efficiency and effectiveness to use for a project or assignment, and justify the selection.  

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Go the Distance: Teacher Support for Remote Learning April 20, 2020 – May 18, 2020 Four online weekly sessions

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