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ASU's REMOTE K12 Connected Teacher Summit to share best practices for online and blended learning

Free virtual summit on Jan. 9, 2021, to spotlight innovative approaches

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November 10, 2020

Arizona State University has announced the REMOTE K12: The Connected Teacher Summit, a free, one-day immersive program coming on Jan. 9, 2021, to help K-12 teachers nationwide deliver better online and blended learning experiences.

REMOTE K12 will bring outstanding educators from across the country together to share effective and efficient virtual learning techniques and offer insights on pedagogy, course design, equity, wellness, accessibility, assessment, collaboration, engagement and more. Click here to register to attend for free.

ASU Learning Enterprise and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College will provide an “ASU K12 Remote Teaching Skills Certificate” free of charge for qualifying teachers who attend and complete post-event coursework and verification. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards will utilize educator expertise to partner on content development and speaker selection.

The virtual summit, focused on K-12, will replicate the format of July’s successful REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit for Higher Ed. More than 25,000 faculty members from 2,000 institutions attended that event, which included 84 fully interactive short presentations on distance learning and pedagogy, and moderated discussions in 30 live chat rooms.

“Following our REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit, we were overwhelmed with positive feedback, and hundreds of K-12 teachers asked us to extend the REMOTE event format to school teachers across the U.S.,” said David Levin, executive producer of REMOTE. “Today, with online and blended learning fast becoming an essential part of every educator’s tool kit, we are thrilled to announce REMOTE K12. It will provide an essential source of intelligence on how to teach in schools across the country in our new world.”

Peggy Brookins, NBCT and CEO/president of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, mentioned: "Our experience makes it clear that teachers everywhere are demanding high-quality professional development to help guide them through this unique school year. Events such as REMOTE K12: The Connected Teacher Summit share best practices, through which teachers can enhance their skill set and enable them to provide what their students need most — engaging, effective, high-quality instruction."

The upcoming REMOTE K12 summit will feature 140 sessions during six hours of programming spread over 15 content tracks. Live Q&As will allow attendees to ask direct questions of speakers and receive answers in real time. Sessions will be divided into three categories: Discipline will focus on tips and pedagogy by content area; Topic will focus on common subjects across all disciplines, including assessment, engagement, equity and wellness; Surgery will give participants a real-time, 30-minute Q&A environment with experts on selected topics and disciplines.

REMOTE K12 will also feature more than 30 moderated chat rooms with a mix of environments, inviting structured discussions around disciplines and topics and grade bands. In addition, it will offer sessions to support principals, superintendents and EdTech professionals.

Registration for REMOTE K12 is free for those involved in K-12 education. Click here to register to attend. Video recordings of the sessions will be available free online through the end of June 2021.

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is a founding partner and will engage accomplished educators to deliver an experience that elevates the instructional capacity of all participants. Host ASU will provide moderators, subject experts and continuing education certificates. REMOTE is organized by the ASU Foundation. ASU’s Prep Digital team and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College are contributing content and planning and insights about their innovation experience.

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