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Maximizing Student Engagement in Remote Learning: Virtual Institute

This event has been cancelled. 

As teachers increasingly provide remote instruction through distance and hybrid learning, many are finding it challenging to deeply engage students. The Maximizing Student Engagement in Remote Learning: Virtual Institute will describe and model high-leverage practices to revitalize remote instructional practice and promote active learning.

Teachers are invited to join us for an interactive institute to:

  • Reflect on their experiences with remote learning
  • Connect with peers from across the country
  • Revitalize their remote instructional practice

What Educators Are Saying:

Having collaborative discussions with other educators and administrators is essential, especially when we are feeling isolated and defeated. Reaching out and seeking help from others has also been very crucial in surviving this unknown teaching dynamic. — Teacher

Everything that we have learned through the training has been tremendously helpful. Teachers need tons of support and confidence in their remote learning teaching practices.  — Teacher

This remote learning series has supported my coaching immensely. I feel like I spend my week addressing to-do items, but this provides me with a time to reflect and improve my practice in an intentional way. — Instructional Coach

WestEd provided and modeled simple yet effective ways to engage students in remote learning. Teacher response was overwhelmingly positive and I was grateful that the staff left the session with a bank of strategies and tools that they could implement right away. — Principal


Tuesdays, December 1, 8, & 15

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm PT / 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ET

Each session includes two hours of live online instruction and one hour of self-paced learning activities.

Register here.

Who Will Benefit

  • K-8 mathematics and literacy teachers who are teaching in a remote or hybrid learning model
  • High school and teachers from other content areas (examples of instruction will draw primarily from K-8 mathematics and literacy content)
  • Coaches and school leaders


Session 1: Practices to Maximize Student Engagement

Session 2: Model Lessons in Math or Literacy

Session 3: Collaborate, Refine, and Reflect on Mathematics or Literacy Lesson Plan

Note: All participants will attend session 1 together. Participants will select either a content-specific literacy or a mathematics group for sessions 2 and 3. Video recordings of all sessions will be made available to all participants.

Cost: $275 per participant

Maximum Participants: 100

Technology Tools and Resources:

This institute is intended to provide opportunities related to engaging students in remote learning environments, but will not deliver product training on specific technology solutions.

We will, however, model the use of several technology tools including: Zoom, Nearpod, Screencastify, FlipGrid, Google Slides, Google Doc, and Google Jamboard. We understand this is a small selection of the resources available, but the strategies we share can be applied to many other technology tools and contexts.

For questions about this virtual institute, please contact Johanna Barmore at

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Virtual Institute


Tuesdays, December 1, 8, & 15




Teachers, Teacher Educators, Coaches, School and District Leaders