Webinars

When Schools Close

Concerns with the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) have forced school leaders across the world to close their schools and dive into the deep end of the online instruction pool. We hope these free webinars provide ideas, guidance, and encouragement.

Sign up for an upcoming webinar below or binge watch one of your favorite programs!

Upcoming

Programs

Activities Across Grade Levels

For those who have been forced from the classroom into online instruction, it's important to get a better sense of how different kinds of learning activities can happen at different levels. Susan and Rushton spend a half hour helping you with tools and resources to take learning to the next level, whether you're in person or online.

Visit the Activities Across Grade Levels program page for upcoming times and recent videos.

Susan Stewart (on Twitter, the #K2CanToo sharing on Twitter)

Rushton Hurley (on Twitter, his challenge for teachers to improve what they do)

Two EdTech Guys Take Questions and Share Cool Stuff

Why spend a half hour on a webinar on a Friday? Because with Rushton and Richard (and sometimes friends they bring along to help), you'll finish your week with some genuine fun while getting good ideas for what you do. And if you have a burning question, they're happy to grapple with it for you!

Visit the Two EdTech Guys Take Questions and Share Cool Stuff program page for upcoming times and recent videos.

Richard Byrne (on Twitter, at his world-famous blog)

Rushton Hurley (on Twitter, at his not-wildly-famous blog)

Guidance

Sometimes it's useful to hear someone with experience as a teacher, a principal, and a school improvement specialist share ideas on challenging topics. Though the guidance webinars are not posted regularly, you can set one in motion by requesting one via the Next Vista Contact page.

Visit the Guidance program page for upcoming times and recent videos.

Projects

What kinds of fascinating and memorable learning projects can you do when in-person learning shifts to online? You'll discover possibilities for career exploration and service activities below, and if you have an idea you want to see developed with others, let us know via the Next Vista Contact page.

Visit the Projects program page for upcoming times and recent videos.

About

Rushton Hurley is a former online school principal, trains teachers and school leaders around the world, has written an online guide called Emergencies and Switching to Online Learning, and over a few weeks prepared a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area for this switch. That school had to close, as it was learned that a family member of one of the students has tested positive for COVID-19, and the school community is now using what Hurley taught them.