10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. We didn't miss a day – not yet. And the learning continues. I was asked today if I'm sharing and certainly, I am. However, I want to share and talk more about this. I also know that that I too have a lot to learn, even though I've been teaching online since 2006 and have collaborated globally for years.

So, last week I called one of my major sponsors – a distance learning professional development company – Advancement Courses. They know how to do distance learning. They agreed for three of their top course designers to come on a free webinar with me to talk about distance learning. Since the webinar has passed, I've included an infographic and the webinar content to update this post.


Overview of topics:

  • Where we are now and the struggles we face
  • Emotional trauma and learning
  • What makes effective distance learning (and how it is different from face to face)
  • Instructional design best practices
  • Creating lessons
  • Translating face to face to online including grouping, small groups and one on one time
  • Accessibility and equity
  • Assessment
  • Project-based learning online

Watch the Free Webinar Video


We also share tools, tips, and ideas and I'll talk for the first time publicly about some of the things I've learned as well in this process. For K12 teachers. Higher ed could learn some things, but we are specifically addressing K12.

What will not be covered? This is not covering all aspects of distance learning. Packets. Meals. That sort of thing. We are specifically talking just e-learning for this webinar.

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Online Learning Best Practices – Webinar Overview

This webinar includes Vicki Davis and three top course designers from Advancement Courses. These four successful distance course designers for both K12 and teachers will share ten essential online learning best practices. In this session, we'll share where we are now, emotional trauma and learning, how effective distance learning compares to face to face learning, how to take your class online, accessibility and equity, assessment, and project-based learning.


Dawn Stansbury

Instructional Designer @Advancement Courses
Dawn Stansbury is an Instructional Designer for Advancement Courses. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is also a former teacher and principal, leading one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa. As an educational leader, Dawn is passionate about providing educational opportunities to students and educators alike. Through Advancement Courses, she is proud to be a part of providing valuable resources to the world of education.

Megan Reynolds

Instructional Designer @Advancement Courses
Megan Reynolds is a former Title I teacher from Lexington, KY, and a current Instructional Designer for Advancement Courses. She is passionate about community involvement and utilizing educational technology. She left the classroom to support K-12 teachers nationally by creating professional development. She currently holds a Masters in Instructional Design with a certificate in distance learning and is obtaining her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction.

Danielle Strohmeyer

Instructional Designer @Advancement Courses
Danielle Strohmeyer is an instructional designer for Advancement Courses. She develops courses that support the professional growth needs of educators across the country, and specializes in recertification and helping teachers advance in their careers. As the former primary and middle school assistant principal of an international school, she cultivated a staff of educators from around the world and led the design of ELA, social studies, and SEL curricula to support learners of all abilities. She received her M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Ball State University. Over the course of her career, she has appeared in multiple publications for groups such as the Shanghai Institute for International Curriculum Research.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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1 comment

Thomas Ho April 3, 2020 - 10:11 am

when will the recording be posted?


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