Arizona Virtual Teacher Institute
ASU Prep Digital has created the Arizona Virtual Teacher Institute to help Arizona teachers thrive in the new reality where online instruction is a part of every school plan.
This training is provided at no cost to schools or teachers through the generous investment of the Arizona Department of Education, the Governor’s Office, Helios Education Foundation and Arizona State University.
Check the Training Calendar for dates and details.
Free Professional Development for Every Teacher
The training institute was designed to help Arizona teachers not just survive but thrive in adopting new digital, blended, hybrid, and tech-rich instructional practices. Topics include:
Best practices in virtual instruction and communication • Online curriculum • Learning Management Systems • Live lessons • Supporting students with diverse needs • Social and Emotional Learning • Teaching time and stress management • Blended Learning Models • Tech Tools
New Training Courses & Resources
Check out the new training resource portal, where you can find asynchronous online professional development courses along with a library of free training resources—recorded live sessions, downloadable templates, etc. Just create a free account to get started today.
Personalized for Schools
We are offering a flexible menu of options that allows teachers to participate in multiple training sessions each month. School leaders can specify requirements for their staff, let teachers choose, request a special session for their school, or offer a combination of free choice and required sessions.
In addition to live offerings, we will offer asynchronous content delivered monthly to your inbox that includes opportunities to earn PD hours, via assessments, at your own time and pace.
To discuss a customized training for your school, schedule a call with one of our school partnership representatives.
Leverage the flexibility of online learning for your staff.
Math Institute 23-24
Developing Mathematical Minds: Empowering Educators for Thinking Classrooms is designed to empower educators with the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to create dynamic and engaging learning environments in mathematics. This professional development series aims to equip teachers with the tools to foster critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and mathematical reasoning in their students. Throughout the series, participants will delve into the principles and practices of building thinking classrooms, exploring effective instructional strategies and pedagogical approaches that promote deep mathematical understanding. By emphasizing student-centered learning, collaboration, and inquiry-based instruction, this series will guide educators in cultivating a growth mindset and nurturing a positive mathematical culture in their classrooms.
- Introduction to Building a Thinking Math Classroom
- Creating a Supportive Learning Environment
- Developing Critical Thinking Skills
- Cultivating Mathematical Communication
- Enhancing Mathematical Reasoning
- and more
Visit the training calendar and register for free.
Training That Tackles Your Toughest Challenges
Teachers continue to lead the charge in keeping our students engaged in their studies—and that is something to be incredibly proud of. As we enter the spring semester, we are continuing to address your unique needs and challenges by offering training sessions that tackle topics most important to you, including:
- Navigating the AI Landscape in Teaching
- Integrating Technology for Critical Thinking
- Inspiring Writers: Dream It
- Engaging Tech Tools for Arizona Test Prep
- Building Student Agency with Learning Intentions & Success Criteria
- Advanced Project-Based Learning Strategies
- Principles of Personalized Learning
- And More
To register, visit the training calendar for dates and times.
Customize Your Professional Development
Personalize a training program to suit your needs. Choose from virtual or in-person sessions designed to help you thrive in the virtual and blended learning environments. Topics include:
- Online & Virtual Learning Best Practices
- Blended Learning Models
- Time Management & Work/Life Balance
- Teacher Resilience and Wellness
- Strategies to Support the Needs of Diverse Learners
- And More
Sessions can be arranged for small groups or entire schools and districts. To start planning your custom training session, please contact Alison Hernandez, Director of Professional Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org