The coronavirus pandemic and resulting school shutdowns have created an incredibly challenging moment for educators. Yet this crisis is also an opportunity to reimagine learning for all students.
BetterLesson is building on more than a decade of expertise in virtual professional development to offer urgent support to teachers and leaders around the country as they rapidly shift to supporting students at a distance. Through student-centered pedagogy, experienced coaches and high-quality instructional materials, we help educators move from ideas to action.
Professional Learning Experiences
Virtual Learning Sessions
1:1 Virtual Coaching
Self-Directed Course and Certification - Coming Soon!
Each Virtual Learning Session explores one of the focus areas to the right. 1:1 Coaching allows participants to flexibly chart their own path, getting just-in-time support for their specific challenges.
Districts and schools may purchase a combination of supports for administrators, coaches, and teachers. Our team works with you to create the professional learning solution that meets your needs.
Distance Learning Focus Areas
- Basic Setup and Tool Selection
- Structuring Learning Time
- Developing Tasks
- Synchronous Learning at a Distance
- Self-Paced Learning
- Collaborating and Communicating
- Student-Centered Culture and Community at a Distance
- Equity and Accessibility
- Meeting the Needs of All Learners
- Distance Learning in a Hurry
- Distance Learning Leadership
Get Started with Our Open Learning Sessions and Resources
Chat with an Expert
We’re excited to now offer a free, on-demand, online chat platform for educators and caregivers to speak directly with one of our expert instructional coaches. This no-cost, one-on-one support is available Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 6 PM EST.
Virtual Learning Sessions
2-hour sessions focused on creating safe, inclusive, culturally-responsive, student-centered learning environments, online or in a low-tech distance model.
Guide: Getting Started with Distance Learning
This guide explores the 8 key elements of effective distance learning, helping leaders and teachers to address the fundamental questions that set up great learning.
We have created a Facebook group for educators to share strategies, questions, and challenges as they adapt from distance learning to more flexible models. We invite school and district leaders, instructional coaches, and teachers to join!
"The BetterLesson facilitators were excellent. They modeled how to build community and make the lesson interactive and participatory, even through the digital platform."
— English teacher, Cumberland County Schools