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With Remote Professional Learning, The Opportunities Are Boundless

by Juliana Finegan on January 13 2021

This post was originally published on Getting Smart.

Ever since March 2020, many educators have felt as though they've been thrown into the "deep end" with little to nothing to hold onto. The rapid shift to remote learning forced teachers to challenge their preconceived notions of what instruction and learning could and should look like.

Over the last several weeks, I've had the opportunity to speak with educators from across the country to discover their favorite practices for remote and hybrid learning, and to hear about what has helped set them and their students up for success.

In spite of the difficult start to the year (and what you may be hearing about in the media), many educators have been embracing – and even excelling – in these intrepid waters. Remote professional learning has been able to offer plentiful innovation opportunities to help educators feel ready and confident to tackle remote and hybrid learning – rather than overwhelmed and burned out. Dig deeper into what I heard from educators and discover five ways we can take hold of the invention opportunities remote professional development offers and look outside the box to ensure educators are ready and able to do what they do best — teach their students in the full article on Getting Smart.

About the Author

Juilana Finegan is a Managing Partner at The Learning Accelerator, leading their practitioner learning work. As an expert in blended and personalized learning and Title 1 educator for almost a decade, Juliana specializes in adult learning, designing tangible resources for practitioners, and engaging partnerships and networks to build strategic support throughout the ecosystem.