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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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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.

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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 offered 4 days a week throughout the 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

Effective teaching is necessary to ensure all students learn mathematics. Through this Professional Development series, participants will collaborate with fellow Arizona math teachers during virtual training sessions to gain knowledge in specific, research-based teaching practices that are essential to the math success of each and every student. The eight Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices we will examine come from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) publication called Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (2014).

Topics include:

  • Establishing mathematics goals to focus learning
  • Implementing tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving
  • Facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse
  • Supporting productive struggle in learning mathematics
  • Building procedural fluency from conceptual understanding
  • and more

Visit the training calendar and register for free.

Training That Tackles Your Toughest Challenges

It is a new school year and a new day in learning and instruction. 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 this fall, we are continuing to address your unique needs and challenges by offering training sessions that tackle topics most important to you, including:

  • Trauma-Informed SEL Practices
  • An Inquiry Mindset to Foster Active Learning
  • Fostering Student Motivation
  • Leveraging Feedback to Impact Student Growth
  • Building Resilience and Purpose
  • Ed Tech Tools to Personalize Content
  • Elevating Student Engagement
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Introduction to Google Classroom
  • Universal Design For Learning (UDL)
  • 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
  • Hybrid/Blended Learning
  • Time Management & Work/Life Balance
  • Teacher Wellness
  • Standards for Online Learning
  • Strategies to Support the Needs of Diverse Learners
  • Academic Integrity and Authentic Assessments
  • 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, Director of Professional Development, at anhernandez@asu.edu

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.