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Shifting Schools - Implementing Distance Learning

Individual Educator Strand

June 1-26 2020 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


  • 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. 

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 the week of June 1st through the week of June 22nd.


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 their grade band level & can register by clicking on the appropriate blue buttons below:


Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Secondary Grades AM Session    

Secondary Grades PM Session 

Event Notes

Cohort assignment including finalized session times & links will be emailed to participants by Friday, May 29th.


  • June 1-5 2020 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • June 8-12 2020 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • June 15-19 2020 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • June 22-26 2020 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM