DTLN Webinar & Virtual Course Descriptions: Fall 2020


Webinars for Educators

Beginning this fall and extending throughout 2021, Dell Technologies and Advanced Learning Partnerships (ALP) will provide engaging, pedagogy-driven Professional Learning (PL) offerings for Texas educators. Our highly qualified team of consultants will facilitate webinars and virtual courses. These practical, convenient and application-based PL opportunities are designed to support your ongoing efforts to provide educators with the support that best engages their learners.

These 45-minute live sessions are facilitated by skilled coaches and will provide participants with practical resources and guidance in areas of current need. The webinars described below represent the first wave of learning opportunities that will be available through the Dell Texas Learning Network (DTLN) in 2021. Participants of all roles within the district are welcomed. Teachers and school specialists are enthusiastically encouraged to attend.

See below for a list of course descriptions, dates, and times. Advance registration is required. Click the link next to each webinar to register for a session. If you have not received a confirmation of your registration along with a zoom link within 48 hours from registering please contact Professional_Learning@Dell.com . In a small number of cases, district filters are blocking zoom emails.

Unable to attend a webinar? Click here to access recordings for all webinar sessions.

Moving Between Remote & Onsite Learning Models: Who else is tired of the word ‘pivot’? If your district is shifting from remote to onsite learning (or vice versa), managing everything can be overwhelming. Join us for proven resources and practical advice on reaching all learners in remote, onsite, and hybrid models.
ELEMENTARY NOVEMBER 10
3:00-3:45 CT
SECONDARY NOVEMBER 10
4:00-4:45 CT

Engaging Learners in Synchronous Virtual Environments: This webinar delves into practices that empower deep learning through video and gaming. Learn from educators who have succeeded in creating vibrant virtual collaboration through norms, student grouping, and reaching reluctant learners.
ELEMENTARY NOVEMBER 12
3:00-3:45 CT
SECONDARY NOVEMBER 12
4:00-4:45 CT

Engaging Learners in Asynchronous Virtual Environments: How can we promote deeper and more equitable learning outside of Zoom sessions? Join us to apply practices and tools that unlock the potential for peer-to-peer editing, rubric design, and student voice and choice.
ELEMENTARY NOVEMBER 18
3:00-3:45 CT
SECONDARY NOVEMBER 18
4:00-4:45 CT

Empowering Learners as Partners in Assessment: Rich forms of assessment engage students as active participants in setting goals. They spark opportunities for reflection and skill in expressing achievement and needs. Let’s learn how a transformed approach to assessment can be enhanced with technology.
ELEMENTARY DECEMBER 2
3:00-3:45 CT
SECONDARY DECEMBER 2
4:00-4:45 CT

Putting the ‘Break’ in Winter Break: Educator Self-Care: No pedagogy, education acronyms, or TEKS allowed. During this session, we will focus on celebrating what it means to be an educator in 2020. We will gain resources and insights into our own emotional and professional health over this much-needed break.
ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY DECEMBER 9
4:00 – 5:00 PM CT

Virtual Courses for Educators

Our virtual courses provide an introduction to the educator-friendly, application-based virtual courses available to Texas educators through Operation Connectivity. Starting in November, these courses will enable cohorts of up to 50 educators to apply their professional learning toward enhancements in their instruction and/or curriculum. Participants of all roles within the district are welcomed. School based educators in instructional roles are encouraged to attend.

These courses are perfect for those looking for a deeper dive. Courses begin and end with a live session, and are made up of rich and useful asynchronous learning activities. The total time required to complete a virtual course is 6 hours, with 2 hours of live sessions and 4 hours of asynchronous learning opportunities.

See below for a list of course descriptions and dates. Advance registration is required. Click the link next to each course to register. Registration will be accepted on a rolling basis as long as capacity permits. If you have not received a confirmation of your registration along with a zoom link within 48 hours from registering please contact Professional_Learning@Dell.com . In a small number of cases, district filters are blocking zoom emails.

Inquiry & Questioning: Igniting Student Curiosity with Technology: Students who ask questions engage themselves in learning to find answers. It is the simplest and most effective way of learning. Learn the importance of asking questions. Explore how to nurture a culture of curiosity in the classroom by helping students formulate great questions in their learning. Integrate technology to ignite and sustain critical thinking. Leave with a toolbox and lesson plans focused on inquiry and technology integration.
Webinar 1: 11/11 5:00 pm CT
Asynchronous Learning 11/11-12/1
Webinar 2: 12/8 5:00 pm CT

Framing a Culture of Digital Citizenship & Media Literacy: In a digitally connected world, students need guidance to navigate the world safely and professionally. Learn the ISTE indicators for Digital Citizenship to build a knowledge foundation. Present practical applications for students. Guide students in developing plans to navigate high-speed communication, job opportunities, social media, personal security, and more.
Webinar 1: 11/09 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT
Asynchronous Learning 11/10-12/1
Webinar 2: 12/3 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT


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