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PLTW Supports Educators: A Deep Dive Into PLTW's Distance Learning Support

PLTW’s distance learning support is a full suite of resources created by PLTW that schools can utilize to enhance their distinct distance learning needs. In this session, we explore PLTW’s distance learning support resources including:

  • Online Learning Guides
  • Embedded curriculum enhancements, and PLTW teacher and student guidance
  • Webinars and educator forums 
  • Office hours 
  • And more!

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Bringing Distance Learning to Life: Human Elements of Online Learning

All too often, online learning is designed without the human elements that can help bring a learning experience to life. This webinar presents research-based best practices focused on the importance of building relationships, fostering interaction, cultivating community, communicating frequently, providing targeted supports, and prioritizing well-being in online learning. We discuss specific strategies to ensure students feel connected and supported while learning at a distance.

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Creating A Spark: Engaging and Motivating Students in Distance Learning

Engaging and motivating students is a challenge educators face regardless of where learning takes place, but it can be increasingly difficult in an online setting. This webinar, a part of PLTW’s distance learning support, provides tips and tools to engage your students, build excitement for your course, and discover meaningful ways to motivate students. After attending this webinar, participants will be able to implement strategies to motivate and engage students.

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Meaningful Assessments and Feedback in Distance Learning

Assessing student work is an expected part of classroom facilitation, but how does that shift when you move into a distance learning environment? This webinar, a part of PLTW’s distance learning support, will provide strategies on designing meaningful assessments and providing thoughtful feedback, as well as ideas on what to grade and how to grade it in distance learning environments. PLTW Team Members and Master Teachers will share their tips and tools focusing on four areas:  

  • Assessing Students Meaningfully 
  • Providing Thoughtful Feedback 
  • Ensuring Academic Integrity 
  • PLTW Informative Assessment 

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Supporting Students with Disabilities in Distance Learning

As schools and districts transition to online and blended learning, educators are working to meet the needs of their students. Being in alignment with Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is important to supporting students with disabilities as they transition to online learning. During this webinar, a part of PLTW’s distance learning support, PLTW Team Members and Master Teachers will share their strategies, tips, and tools to help you support students with disabilities in distance learning environments. You will have access to resources like:

  • Chat Log 
  • FunRetro Board – Please Note: This link will be active until Dec. 20, and then we will transition these to a PDF that will be available on pltw.org.
  • PLTW’s Distance Learning Support FAQs  

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Equity and Access in Distance Learning: Ensuring EVERY Student Receives a Quality Education

Every student deserves access to a quality and equitable education. This webinar, a part of PLTW’s distance learning support, will feature a conversation between PLTW Master Teachers and equity and access experts who will  explore strategies, tips, and tools on how to actively ensure access and intentionally create equity every day in your distance learning environment. We will focus on three main areas: 

  • Ensuring Equity and Access 
  • Supporting English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Addressing Representation and Opportunity Gaps in STEM

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