Course Description

Teaching effectively in the online and hybrid setting can be challenging and overwhelming. In this course you will have an opportunity to reflect on your current teaching practice and learn fresh ideas to make learning more fun and engaging for you and your students no matter what format you are using. You will learn how to build relationships with students and support guardians in any setting (fully online, hybrid, and anywhere in between). The course text, Connecting with Students Online is filled with practical ideas for supporting your students and creating meaningful connections through effective support and teaching strategies. Grade levels: K - 8

Learner Outcomes

At the end of this course, participants will understand that:

  • Teaching in a virtual classroom can be meaningful.
  • Relationships are the heart of teaching.
  • Clear communication and support are key to effective online teaching
Upon completing the course, teachers will have new ideas for supporting students, organizing online teaching, and streamlining their teaching and planning.


“This class was everything I was hoping it would be. I intentionally took this class in the summer between switching grades, so I could improve upon my practices while creating work I will use next year. That is one of my favorite things about all of the TINT courses: I get to create work that is meaningful and purposeful to me as a professional for assignments. The text is something I will keep on hand and refer to as I move forward. I highlighted what I loved, but also took notes in the margin with my ideas and this final assignment helped me to put those ideas all in one easy to access place as a next step. With only a few more weeks of summer, this list is timely and will be useful when I begin more intense prep for students to start. Thank you for all of your support and feedback. I appreciate the opportunity to share my ideas and learn from others along the way.” —TINT Student
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Section Title
Practical Strategies for Online Hybrid Teaching
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $690.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must Be Purchased Separately:

Connecting with Students Online: Strategies for Remote Teaching & Learning By Jennifer Serravallo (Heinemann, 2020)



Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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