Teachers throughout the district have undertaken the Remote Learning 2.0 course to help prepare them for teaching in a virtual world when classes begin Sept. 8.
As of Aug. 25, about half of the district's 700 teachers had completed the six-hour course, which prepares them for teaching in a remote environment. Included are learning modules with videos and tasks that teachers must complete.
"The course was a wonderful experience," said Dora Romero Elementary teacher Elena Molina. "I became a student and loved navigating and exploring Google Classroom. I was able to open assignments, engage in reading, view videos, self-record, turn in assignments, check my grades, read comments from my trainer, and reply to comments. With confidence, I will guide my students and parents with remote learning this school year."
Google certified teachers, some of whom are Coding Lab teachers, are serving as "teachers" for the course.
"The course provided different tools that I will need to have a successful online experience with my students," said Brenda Altamirano, a Mathematics teacher at Los Fresnos United. "I have gained so much knowledge in Google Classroom with all the learning opportunities the school district has offered this summer. I feel confident and ready to provide my students with the best remote learning experience this coming school year."
All teachers will have completed by Sept. 4 and will receive a Remote Learning 2.0 Certified Educator certificate.