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Regent’s School of Education Offering Free Webinars Amidst Social Distancing

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 8, 2020) – Regent University’s School of Education (SOE) has developed a free webinar series geared toward helping teachers, administrators and parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Kurt Kreassig, Ed.D., dean of SOE, will facilitate the webinars, which will be presented by the school’s award-winning faculty. The purpose is to provide online learning and coping strategies teachers and parents can use to engage children at home.

“During this time of social distancing, children need to feel connected to their teachers and coursework. Our team understands that many students feel vulnerable right now and parents need educational resources to help navigate a better online learning experience for their children. We hope these webinars make life a little easier for teachers, parents and students,” said Kreassig.

All webinars will run from 12-12:30 p.m. Simply type your name into the prompt and register as a guest to join the session!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE FREE EDUCATIONAL WEBINARS

Thursday, April 9

Dr. Jason Baker & Dr. Jackie Bruso

Updating Teaching Communication with Technology

This link is a pre-recorded session.

Helpful Tools:

Digital Toolkit for Teaching online

Good Enough (Online) Learning

Tuesday, April 14

Dr. Jeff Pittman

Planning & Preparation Practices Using Apple

In this webinar, we will focus on planning and preparation practices using Apple to anticipate, plan, perform, learn and evaluate.

Thursday, April 16

Dr. Cheryl Gould

What Parents Need from Teachers for Stay-at-Home Learning

Receive a step-by-step outline of learning activities that parents can easily follow and implement.

Strategies & Methods for Helping with Language Arts & Math

Parent benefit from a general understanding of the strategies and methods the teacher uses for teaching reading, writing, and math. Parents want to adhere to the teacher’s methods to avoid learning confusion.

Teacher Presence

Tips for ensuring a teacher presence during the stay-at-home times.

Tuesday, April 21

Dr. Merv Wighting

Teaching Remotely & Effectively

Experts from various school systems share their experiences transitioning their students and teaching online.

Wednesday, April 22

Dr. Ardene Bunch, Rebecca Winslow, Tina Cerja, & Lakeisha O’Neil

Beyond the Classroom: Engaging Gifted Students at Home

This webinar will focus on helping parents support their gifted children by engaging them in higher-level thinking. A panel of educators will answer questions and assist parents as they navigate the resources available to engage their gifted learners at home.

Thursday, April 23

Dr. Don Finn

Useful Online Resources for All Learners

A variety of reputable sites on Social Studies-related topics will focus specifically on the National Archives, the Smithsonian and multimedia sites like pbs.org and history.com. Graphic organizers that may be used to help demonstrate learning and connections across various topics will be discussed.

Tuesday, April 28

Dr. Deanna Nisbet and Jerilyn Friedsam

Supporting Elementary ESOL Students in a Remote Learning Environment

In this webinar, we will explore ways to connect with and engage elementary-aged students of English as a second language in a remote learning environment.

Wednesday, April 29

Dr. Elizabeth Hunter, Rachel Copeland, Dr. Jason Sears and Dr. Roni Meyers Daub.

Creative & Effective Ways to Navigate Distance Learning in K-12 & Exceptional Needs Education

Learn about essential keys to growth and learning opportunities in the area of communication, collaboration, consistency and care.

Tuesday, May 5

William Cox

Living True to Imago Dei Identity & Personalized Destiny

Thursday, May 7

Dr. Paul Carr and Dr. Karen Drosinos

Fostering the Continuity of Academic & Emotional Growth of Young Learner through Meaningful At-Home Learning Experiences

REGENT UNIVERSITY FACULTY

Regent’s award-winning faculty are familiar faces in the field of education. Their names are associated with breakthrough research and innovative thinking. They are leaders in Christian education, public school administration and educational initiatives — both public and private. They write textbooks and scholarly journals. They serve as advisors on education to our country’s leaders and speak with authority among their peers. Whether instructing online or on campus, Regent’s faculty make a difference in their classrooms every day, presenting curriculum that balances a Christian worldview with the highest standards in contemporary theory and practice.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

The School of Education is ranked among the Top 5 Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report. The school also has earned an impressive reputation for its 850+ alumni Teachers of the Year. The school offers challenging, leading-edge online degrees including Master of Education; Educational Specialist, Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.), Ph.D. in Education, certificates, endorsements, and a Career Switcher program.