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Shifting Schools - Implementing Distance Learning

Individual Educator Strand

Mon, May 4 12:00 AM - Fri, June 12 2020 11:59 PM


  • Jeff Utecht


If you missed the first round of registrations for the "Shifting School" virtual professional learning series, now is your chance! We're opening a THREE-DAY WINDOW to register for a new cohortRegistration will open at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 29th and close at 4:00 PM on Friday, May 1st. 

Individual Educator Strand

Transition your teaching strategies to engage all students in a distance learning model. The Washington Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) is proud to partner with international education consultant Jeff Utecht to offer educators 8 virtual sessions, beginning May 4th through June 12th. 


We strongly believe in supporting educators throughout these uncertain times, as well as into the next school year. These trainings will support teachers as they work to meet OSPI’s recent directive to “Build on each student’s strengths, interests and needs and use this knowledge to positively impact learning.”


The 8 virtual meeting sessions will focus on a phased-in approach to distance learning:
  • Phase 1: Setting Up Your System
  • Phase 2: Preparing for Learning
  • Phase 3: New Learning Begins

Each session will consist of a one-hour presentation via Zoom, time for educators to ask questions for support, and actionable steps that educators can take to continue to build their distance learning system. Each action step aligns with OSPI’s priorities for administrators: Compassion, Communication and Common Sense


Register for 8 sessions at $200/person. 


Due to the high number of registrations received for this workshop, we are unable to assist in bulk registrations. You are welcome to have your educators register themselves or assign a registrar to register your participants in PdEnroller. We highly recommend verifying the email addresses provided prior to registration as all communication for cohort access will be sent through the email provided at registration. 


Educators will be supported in cohorts of 80 participants. Educators are asked to self-identify when they register, based on the following criteria & can register by clicking on the appropriate blue criteria buttons

Grade Level Band

Student Connectedness




ESD & OSPI Content Coordinators

Click Here to register as an ESD or OSPI Content Coordinator    

Event Notes

Cohort assignment (including Zoom session dates, times, and links) will be emailed to participants by Monday, May 4th. 


  • May 4-8 2020 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • May 11-15 2020 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • May 18-22 2020 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • May 25-29 2020 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • June 1-5 2020 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • June 8-12 2020 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM