Remote Learning

The purpose of this course is to help you make the transition from traditional, face-to-face instruction to remote teaching and learning. The course will cover best practices, resources, and strategies to set your remote learning classroom up for success while providing you plenty of opportunities to brainstorm and share with colleagues. At the end of the course, you will have gained practical tips that will make it easier for you to provide an exceptional educational experience for remote learners.

18 CTLE Hours

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Course Module List: 


  • Introduction to Remote Learning

    • In this module, we'll analyze what remote learning is, how the theory of transactional distance plays a role in remote learning, the guiding principals to follow, and the basic skills needed for getting started with remote learning.

Module 1 - Communication

  • In this module, we'll be discussing the importance of facilitating digital communications with students, parents, and other education stakeholders.

Module 2 - Research Implications

  • In this module, we'll be exploring evidence-based instructional strategies and how to match digital tools to each.  You will also be introduced to a five-step action process for planning lessons that blend high-impact instructional strategies with digital tools.

Module 3 - Designing Remote Lessons

  • In this module, we'll discover how to apply evidence-based teaching approaches to the needs of remote learners. You'll see how to design remote lessons, create learning activities, and assess students, as well as bring the lesson to a close.

Module 4 - Social and Emotional Learning

  • In this module, we will explore social and emotional learning and why it is so important. You will also discover many SEL resources you can use in a remote learning environment.

Module 5 - Teaching Platforms

  • In this module, we will focus on good pedagogy as identified by research and you'll learn some new vocabulary. As you go through this module, you'll bring your expertise and understanding of technology to the table and reflect on where technology can be infused with great teaching to make learning even better for students.

Module 6 - Safety and Security

  • In this module, we'll be exploring several key components such as FERPA, NYS Ed Law 2-D, recording, and other student safety and security topics. Each component explores a critical aspect of understanding the legal guidelines of working with students in an online environment.


  • In these appendices, we share some curated content and resources about the technical aspects. For example, you will find information on video conferencing platforms, learning management systems,  screencasting tools, and communication tools. 

Final Module: Get Your Digital Badge and Certificate