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Shifting Schools - Implementing Distance Learning

Leadership Team Strand

June 1-18 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


  • Jeff Utecht


If you missed the first two rounds 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 Tuesday, May 26th and close at 4:00 PM on Thursday, May 28th. 

Leadership Team Strand

Transition your staff, students, and community to an engaging distance learning model.  The Washington Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) is proud to partner with international education consultant Jeff Utecht to offer district teams a three-week plan that provides a structure for moving to distance learning together. No matter where your school or district is at in the distance/virtual learning process, there is a cohort that is customized to meet your unique needs. This implementation plan consists of 3 phases presented over 6 virtual sessions:

  • Phase 1:  Creating a Learning System
  • Phase 2:  Preparing for Learning
  • Phase 3:  New Learning Begins

Identifying your Distance Learning Leadership Team:

Your Distance Learning Leadership Team will guide your system’s approach to distance learning. The ideal learning teams will be composed of district and/or building leaders working with staff who put plans into practice.  Participants on this team will:

  • Set the vision and communicate with the larger school community
  • Be responsible for implementation district-wide

In addition to district and building leaders, your Distance Learning Leadership Team might include teaching & learning staff, instructional coaches, technology specialists, and others who will support this transition.


Register your District/School Distance Learning Team for $1,000 (A team of 4 individuals is recommended.) This team will focus on and guide your entire system’s approach to distance learning. 


The six virtual team meeting sessions will focus on a phased-in approach to distance learning.  Each session will consist of a one-hour presentation via Zoom, time for teams to ask questions for support, and actionable steps that teams must take to continue to build their distance learning system. Each action step aligns with OSPI’s priorities for administrators: Compassion, Communication, and Common Sense. Zoom session access will be emailed out on Friday, May 29th.  


Due to the high number of registrations received for this workshop, we are unable to assist in bulk registrations. Please use the registration button above to register your leadership team. 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. 

Event Notes

 Zoom session access will be emailed out on Friday, May 29th.  


  • Mon, June 1 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Thu, June 4 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Mon, June 8 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Thu, June 11 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Mon, June 15 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Thu, June 18 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM