The Digital Learning Collaborative now offers a New Course Supporting K-6 Teachers Transitioning to Remote Learning

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Online Professional Learning Course Provides Essential Skills and Strategies to Engage Students and Families in Online and Blended Learning

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Districts face many challenges in transitioning to remote learning, but a key task is ensuring that teachers are able to teach online. In particular, many leaders are finding that elementary school teachers are having the most difficulty with the transition, because of their customary teaching methods, the age of their students, and other factors. A new course released today by the Digital Learning Collaborative, a membership group made up of school districts, education agencies, non-profit organizations, and companies, helps elementary teachers make the transition.

Transitioning to K-6 Remote Teaching models active online instruction, using a combination of live lessons and on-demand videos, online discussions, and extensive resources. This 10-15 hour course prepares teachers to develop strategies for online instruction, engage students, build relationships and community, communicate with students and families, design and evaluate digital learning experiences, design for accessibility, integrate social emotional learning, and design assessments in online and blended learning environments.

The course was developed and is being taught by the Digital Learning Collaborative in conjunction with several of the nation’s leading experts on education technology, online learning, and the transition to remote instruction.

To learn more about the course, upcoming cohorts, and how to enroll, visit the Digital Learning Collaborative’s Professional Learning website.

Case studies from the Transitioning to K-6 Remote Teaching course will be presented and discussed at the Digital Learning Annual Conference (DLAC) June 14-16, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Additional conference sessions and conversations surrounding the transition to remote teaching and learning are planned as part of this unique digital learning conference. For more information contact us at

About the Digital Learning Collaborative

The Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC) is a membership group dedicated to exploring, producing, and disseminating data, information, news, and best practices in digital learning. Our current members include school districts, intermediate units, public agencies, non-profit organizations, and companies. The Collaborative activities are supported financially by annual membership fees paid by providers, depending on the type and size of the member organization.

The Evergreen Education Group manages the Collaborative. DLC members determine the topics that we explore, via monthly web meetings and individual discussions.

About the Digital Learning Annual Conference (DLAC)

The Digital Learning Annual Conference (DLAC) celebrates K-12 digital learning practitioners, researchers, and policymakers; learn from each other; and share best practices in this new and innovative conference. This is not a "sit and get" conference. You will have opportunities to share your experiences, learn from collaborators, catch up with colleagues, and meet new friends in both facilitated sessions and informal settings. This DLAC 2020 highlight video will give you a flavor of the conference format. So much of the value of a conference comes from the "hallway conversations" outside the sessions. DLAC maximizes those opportunities while maintaining the benefits of more traditional conference programming. DLAC brings together practitioners working on real change and is designed for a wide range of attendees.

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About the Evergreen Education Group

Evergreen Education Group is a digital learning research and advisory company and has been widely recognized as a leading authority for market and policy intelligence in the K-12 digital learning field. We deliver digital learning-related insight to the industry and are the publishers of the annual report Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning, national reports on the digital learning landscape, and state-level reports for states such as Missouri and Maryland. Evergreen is a valuable partner to legislators, state boards of education, state education agencies, non-profit organizations, publishers and many companies serving the K-12 education industry. Evergreen was founded in 2000 and is based in Colorado.

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