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Virtual Learning Strategies for K12 Educators Course available through Virginia Tech Richmond Center

From: Virginia Tech Richmond Center

Good teaching can happen in any course modality, but moving to an online environment requires intentional planning to achieve the same learning outcomes as in a face-to-face course. This series is based in research-based best practices. Participants will gain experience in online teaching and course design strategies and will receive a Digital Badge in Online Learning Strategies.

This cohort style engagement will consist of workshops addressing:

  • Syllabus Creation
  • Lesson Planning
  • Principles of Assessment
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Providing Meaningful Feedback
  • Building an Online Community
  • Reflective Practice

This program is being presented by Aaron Bond. Bond has worked in the field of instructional technology, distance education, and professional development for more than 20 years.  He has served as a corporate trainer, face-to-face classroom instructor, an online instructor, and as a secondary principal. Currently he serves as the senior director for learning services in Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies at Virginia Tech where he oversees faculty professional development, learning technologies, and instructional design.

He has an earned B.A. in history from Mary Baldwin College, a M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies from Fort Hayes State University, an Ed. S. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Virginia, and a Ph. D. from Virginia Tech in curriculum and instruction.

His research includes authentic learning experiences, communities of practice, socio-cognitive factors on learning, and distance learning.  He is the co-author of the book “Building Virtual Communities of Practice for Distance Educators."

The course will be meet every Thursday from Sept. 23 through Nov. 4, 2021 from 5-7 p.m.

Registration for the course is available at  

Please contact Liz Fillman at if you have any questions.



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