NAU education faculty leading free webinars to help educators nationwide prepare for teaching amid pandemic

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The College of Education at Northern Arizona University is offering free weekly webinars to help teachers learn best practices in teaching virtually during the pandemic.

These resources, which draw on the expertise and experience of education professors at NAU, are designed for parents and current educators to help provide a quality learning experience for children, whether they are doing in-person or hybrid learning or are in a fully virtual learning environment this fall.

“I am grateful to the faculty in the College of Education for sharing their expertise and knowledge in a time of great need,” said Ramona Mellott, dean of the College of Education.

Dozens of educators from throughout the country are participating in these webinars and adding their own experiences to the conversation. Weekly topics include how to use Zoom in classroom instruction; motivational interviewing; helping elementary school students write; creating lessons plans for students on IEPs; and engaging parents in their students’ education, including how to do “meet the teacher” nights online.

Upcoming webinars focus on meeting the needs of special education students during COVID-19 and promoting place-based and social justice social studies curricula.

Educators may also request a certificate of participation from Selita Mitchell, who is helping to coordinate these webinars, by emailing coe-dean@nau.edu.

To learn more about the webinars and to register for future events, or view recordings from past webinars, visit https://nau.edu/coe/community-resources/.