Last year, CASDA introduced distance learning to Capital Region school districts when it launched a series of professional development workshops for educators. This year it returns with an even more ambitious schedule of DL events for 2015-2016.
Over the next year, educators throughout the Capital Region and beyond can take advantage of a diverse array of DL workshops on a range of pertinent topics. This fall alone, CASDA will host 14 workshops on subjects such as common core data, social studies frameworks, instructional technology and suicide prevention. The winter and spring will also bring a variety of offerings that will allow educators to stay in their districts saving precious time and funds that would otherwise be spent traveling to conferences.
Each of the DL workshops lasts approximately one hour and takes place after school hours between 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Participants can also talk in real time with our presenters making each session as interactive as if it were taking place in person. In these difficult economic times, DL workshops also offer great value with each session costing only $99 and can include as many faculty or staff as desired.
As CASDA has continued to expand its services beyond the Capital Region into more rural areas, this technology has been essential in connecting with educators from these districts. Many schools in the CASDA catchment area already have distance learning classrooms that allow them to offer classes which students would otherwise not have access to and now
CASDA is able to do the same for teachers and administrators in these districts.
Last year, more than 40 school districts in the Capital Region accessed at least one of CASDA’s DL workshops and it hopes for even larger participation during the new school year.
Check out a full list of our upcoming DL workshops.