Sessions are:

  • 30-minute virtual training delivered via GoToWebinar with a host/moderator.
  • Conducted live and provided on-demand for educators who could not make the session at the scheduled time.
  • Highly informative, high-quality training for educators looking for relevant information to meet the needs of their dynamic schedules.
  • Quick, to-the-point, and always end with an action item and/or takeaway task that teachers can take what they've learned and apply their newfound knowledge in their classrooms the next day.

Workshops are:

  • 60-minute virtual training delivered via GoToWebinar with a host/moderator.
  • Live and offered on-demand for educators who could not make the session at the scheduled time.
  • Designed to provide the most amount of learner engagement.
  • Research-based and leverages the constructivism learning theory.

What is the workshop format? How is it different than a session?

  • Each workshop's basics are at least one discussion board question for the group to discuss, an in-workshop activity, and an application takeaway activity for the educator to apply what they've learned in their classroom the next day.
  • The trainer conducts the live training via GoToWebinar and engages learners in discussions and activities in a ‘classroom' environment.
  • Workshops currently leverage Google Classrooms as the ‘activity center' of the training.
  • Google Classrooms are set up ahead of the training by SimpleK12 for the trainer.
  • The trainer will be added as a teacher so that they can add any activity resources, downloadables, etc., to the classroom to make for a smooth transition between the presentation and group and independent discussions and activities.

What are the framework/expectations for a workshop?

  • Clear learning outcomes are provided to help the learner know what they should be able to do by the end of the hour workshop.
  • Workshops leverage research-based learning theories and best practices for adult learners. Check out the WGU blog to get a great idea of what adult learners need.
  • Workshops are based on the constructivism learning theory. Teachers as learners bring their own unique experiences to each training. Workshops also focus on learning through doing. (Think ‘I do, we do, you do.') Due to the interactive discussions in Google Classrooms, the hands-on activities, and takeaway(s) provided by trainers, constructivism shines.
  • Because of this, workshops are highly informative, high-quality training for educators looking for relevant information that allows them to interact with other educators.
  • Workshops always end with an action item and/or takeaway task that teachers can take what they've learned and apply their newfound knowledge in their classrooms the next day.
  • Trainers are available in the Google Classroom to answer any questions for 24 hours following the training.