Remote Controls: Empowering Distance Learners of all Abilities

Power up your students’ distance learning experience through the exploration of tools and practices that are designed to reach students of all abilities and learning styles. All modules will help you support your students social/emotional and academic needs while learning remotely. 


Course Details

Audience K-12 Classroom Teachers & Specialists  
Level All
Instructor Rochelle Cooper
Dates 4 online sessions starting May 7, 2020 and ending June 7, 2020 
Earn 16 PDPs
Location Online (self-paced) LIVE support sessions: Wednesdays at 7:30 PM 

MassCUE Member Cost $75
Non-Member Cost Purchase a MassCUE Membership for $40 first at the registration link. 
Limit 20 Participants

Rochelle Cooper

Rochelle Cooper has been a certified educator for the past 15 years.  She began her teaching career as a special education 1:1 aide and spent the next 10 years as a 5th grade classroom teacher at Lynnfield Middle School.   Rochelle received her undergraduate degree in English from Holy Cross College and her Master’s Degree in Teaching from Simmons College. She is currently enjoying her position as the Learning Services Assistant for MassCUE – coordinating PD opportunities for educators.  



Online Session 1: Priority #1 – Supporting Your Students’ Social Emotional Needs 

Supporting your students SEL needs is especially important during this uncertain time.  Gain insight on activities and resources that encourage the social emotional balance and mindfulness of your remote learners. 

  • SEL Support Resources and Practices for Students 
  • SEL Power Boards and Weekly Game Plans 
  • Activities that Support Mindfulness 

 Online Session 2: Differentiating Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning Experiences  

In this session, we will evaluate how both asynchronous and synchronous tools can be used to differentiate learning experiences for all students. We will also explore features within these tools that can give students the power to control the pace and path of their learning.   

  • Interactive Hyperdocs and Choice Boards 
  • Differentiating Assignment Distribution in Learning Platforms 
  • Synchronous Meetings that are Accessible to all Learners 
  • Differentiated Assessment Tools 

Online Session 3: Executive Functioning Tools and Strategies for Remote Learners 

In this session we will explore tools that support the skills that fall under the executive functioning umbrella – such as organization, time management, and task planning/prioritization within the distance learning realm.

  • Task Planning and Prioritization Supports – Google Keep & Move It 
  • Google Classroom Features to Support Organization 
  • Time Management Tools for Remote Learners 

Online Session 4: Tech Tools for SEI and Students with Learning Disabilities 

Use virtual tools to create an effective and positive learning environment for ELLs and students with learning disabilities. Explore a variety of tools and Google Add-ons that can be used in conjunction with Docs, Sheets and forms to help students excel in their learning environment. 

  • Accessibility Tools for Student Distance Learning 
  • Tech Tools to Support ELLs and their Families 
  • Distance Learning Resources for Students with Disabilities and Unique Learning Styles 

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Remote Controls: Empowering Distance Learners of all Abilities  May 7, 2020 – June 7, 2020 Four online weekly sessions

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