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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

Math Institute

Collaborate with fellow K-12 Arizona math teachers during monthly virtual training sessions that harness strategies, best practices and research to nurture a math mindset in students. Topics include:

  • Fostering a Math Growth Mindset Culture
  • Best Practices in Co-Teaching Mathematics
  • Creating Space for Math Learning and Supporting Meaningful Discourse
  • Inquiry Mindset and Fostering Active Learning
  • Maintaining Challenge and Cognitive Demand
  • Embracing Productive Struggle
  • The Importance of Mistakes in Math Learning
  • And more

Visit the training calendar and register for free.

Training That Tackles Your Toughest Challenges

It’s a new school year and a new day in online learning. Last year, many of us faced unprecedented challenges. Teachers led the charge in keeping our students engaged in their studies—and that’s something to be incredibly proud of. As we enter the next semester, we’re continuing to address your unique challenges by offering training sessions that tackle topics most important to you, including:

  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Learning Recovery & Unfinished Learning
  • Principles of Personalized Learning
  • Teacher Wellness 
  • Engaging with Reluctant and Struggling Learners
  • Effective Tier 1 and 2 Instruction
  • And More

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

Customize Your Professional Development

Personalize a Fall training program to suit your needs. Choose from online or in-person sessions designed to help you thrive in the virtual and blended learning environments. Topics include:

  • Online & Virtual Learning Best Practices
  • Hybrid/Blended Learning
  • Live Lesson Engagement
  • Time Management & Work/Life Balance
  • Standards for Online Learning
  • Supporting Needs of Diverse Learners
  • Academic Integrity and Authentic Assessment
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • 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 at anhernandez@asu.edu

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: 

  • Project-Based Learning
  • Innovation Camp
  • Cultivating Collaboration
  • Promoting Equity and Access
  • Digital Portfolios
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • And More…

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.