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Teacher Training

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.

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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 online instruction and communication • Online curriculum • Learning management system • Live lessons • Supporting students with special needs • Creating supplemental resources and customizations • Monitoring student progress • Building social presence • Social and emotional learning in an online environment • Teaching time and stress management

Arizona teachers can earn rewards for completing any AZVTI session or referring their peers.

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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.

Sync Sessions

Live webinars or Communities of Practice offered 5 days a week throughout the 2020-21 school year.

On-Demand Video and Resources

Watch previous webinars, and access learning content, readings, and other materials for just-in-time support.

Professional Learning Communities

We facilitate training and dialogue that allows teachers from across the state to connect and share best practices.

Resource Hub for Teacher and Systems Leaders

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College curates free online leadership resources that address key instructional and managerial challenges faced by schools.

Customized School-Based Sessions

Choose from a menu of teacher training sessions that will address your specific local needs. Available 5 days a week, plus Saturday.

Leadership Huddles for School and System Leaders

Mount rapid responses using expert peer insight. ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College facilitates regular, fast-moving virtual meetings for systems and school leaders to share right-now challenges and crowd-source solutions.

Upcoming Events

Summer Boot Camps!

Arizona K-12 educators and leaders will be preparing for the next school year at one of these three-day professional development sessions. Attendees will earn 10 hours of PD credit over the three-day training. Session begin at 9am. 

Innovation Camp: In this hands-on session, participants discover how educational technology tools can provide a gateway to classroom innovation. Participants will explore tools and begin to create innovative instruction while cultivating innovative thinking in students.

Future of School: This session will emphasize researched-based strategies used by effective virtual teachers that can be utilized by in-person teachers. We will focus on remediation and acceleration strategies and best practices to incorporate social-emotional learning.

Project-Based Learning: Participants will examine the fundamentals of project-based learning, focusing heavily on using inquiry, appropriate rigor, and an emphasis on essential and driving questions. They will learn about tools to streamline the PBL process and work together to begin planning their own PBL unit.

To register, visit the training calendar for dates and times.

Summer Workshops!

These three-hour summer sessions are a great way to prepare for next year. Training will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-12pm. Please check out the training calendar to register and view a full schedule of events. Session topics will include: 

  • Introduction to Canvas
  • Google Classroom and Beyond
  • Critical Skills for the Emerging Online Teacher
  • Advanced Practices for Online Teachers
  • Effective Classroom Management in a Digital Age
  • Educator Self Care/Foundations of Well-Being
  • Engaging with Families as Partners
  • Promoting Equity and Access
  • Increasing Student Engagement through Feedback and Reflection
  • Elementary Math
  • Promoting Literacy-Elementary
  • Strategies for Implementing Standards for Mathematical Practice-Middle School
  • Promoting Literacy-Middle School
  • Strategies for Implementing Standards for Mathematical Practice- High School
  • Promoting Literacy-High School
  • Innovation in the K-12 Social Studies/History Classroom
  • Innovation in the K-12 Science Classroom
  • Promoting College and Career Readiness
  • Introduction to Online Wellness: An Educator’s Guide to Incorporating Digital Citizenship

Saturday Workshop

Dive in deeper with a 2-hour session that includes time to work on a product, artifact, or tool you can immediately apply in the classroom. Check the training calendar for dates and times. Example topics include: 

  • Social Presence & Bitomoji in the Classroom
  • Live Lesson Makeover –  Increasing Engagement for Video Conferencing
  • Assessment in an Online Environment
  • Project-based Learning
  • Google Classroom

Leadership Focus

Join experts from ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and colleagues from across the state to explore what educator teams look like (or could look like!) in virtual and blended instructional environments. Check the training calendar for dates and times. Example topics include: 

  • Educator Teams in Virtual and Blended Environments
  • New Educator Roles

How do I learn more about Arizona Virtual Teacher Training?

To learn more about all our professional development offerings or to discuss a customized training for your school, contact one of our school partnership representatives.