Preparing for Remote Teaching

How to improve communication, participation, and differentiation


3-Hour On-Demand Workshop

One thing that successful educators share in common is their commitment to planning. Whether this commitment is focused on classroom setup, curriculum, instruction, or even holiday parties, teachers know that success comes from having a solid plan.

During the COVID era, however, planning for all the variables of remote teaching can seem like a daunting task. But with the practical and concrete strategies shared during this workshop, teachers can tackle remote teaching with confidence.

During this 3-hour virtual workshop for K-12 teachers, participants will learn key ingredients and essential strategies to make their remote teaching more organized, focused, and effective.

Workshop details

Topics covered:
Recognize the make-it-or-break-it role that communication plays in virtual teaching.
Balance content and instruction with the assigning of tasks and coursework.
Seek and respond to students’ needs that arise during live sessions and independent work time.
Learn ways to rally support from your students’ parents.
Understand the importance of a growth mindset for both students and parents.
When you complete the workshop, you’ll be able to:
Streamline procedures that transfer between brick-and-mortar and virtual classrooms.
Consistently communicate this week’s content and corresponding assignments.
Send efficient and effective emails that actually get read by students and parents.
Increase students’ academic participation within virtual class discussions and small-group breakout rooms.
Effectively field student questions, provide efficient answers, and customize support for individuals.
Establish a caring community with strong relationships – even in the virtual classroom.
Earn Completion Certificate

Earn continuing education credit

Attend all sessions of this interactive workshop to receive a certificate reflecting 3 hours of professional development.

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Preparing for Remote Teaching

On-demand access for 30 days


What you’ll get:

Three hours of relevant and engaging PD

Downloadable session handout

30-day access to the workshop videos

Completion certificate showing 3 hours of PD

Practical strategies you can use right away

Tools & motivation to impact every student

What Educators Say About This Workshop

“Kristina’s energy and realistic understanding of learning is refreshing.”

Emily Lahti

Troy Middle School – Plainfield, IL

“We received a lot of great resources to help us with planning for remote learning.”

Gavin Graham

Illini Bluffs Elementary – Glasford, IL

“Clear, common-sense presentation that really helped me sort through the myriad of considerations around e-school.”

Angie Therber

Holy Cross Central School – Indianapolis, IN

Meet Kristina

Kristina Smekens 

President & Lead Consultant

Kristina has a gift for making the complex seem simple—for showing teachers how to meet the needs of readers and writers by bridging the gap between education research and practical, classroom-tested strategies that work. When she presents at state and national conferences, teachers flock to her sessions because they know Kristina will share strategies they can use in their own classrooms the very next day.

Beyond providing teachers with practical classroom techniques, Kristina is also a master of motivation. By demonstrating enthusiasm for innovation, she helps educators find the encouragement they need to return to their classrooms and execute change.

Target Audience

Teacher learning at a virtual Smekens workshop

K-12 Classroom Teachers

Instructional Coaches

K-12 Administrators

This workshop is best suited for those who are 1:1 with technology. If your students lack devices and/or internet access when learning from home, this workshop may not be a good fit.

Looking for professional development for teachers that focuses on remote teaching? Contact us about customized in-person or virtual training for your whole staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I earn Professional Growth Credits?

With prior approval from the attendee’s school district, participants may receive credit for 3 hours of professional development for participating in this virtual workshop. Once you complete all workshop videos, send an email to and we’ll supply you with a completion certificate reflecting the time you spent learning.

Visit our Continuing Education Credit page for more information about how this workshop fulfills your state’s unique continuing education requirements.

Can I earn Graduate-Level Units?

Unfortunately, Graduate-Level Units are not offered with this on-demand workshop.


What is the workshop itinerary?

This 3-hour workshop consists of an opening session and three 45-minute sessions.

SESSION 1: Establish norms that are consistent and transferrable.
SESSION 2: Streamline communication about lessons and assignments.
SESSION 3: Build a positive and participative classroom culture.

Do you offer a group discount?

For groups of 20 or more, contact us for special pricing and arrangements.

Will I receive a note-taking handout?
Yes! Attendees will receive a downloadable handout for taking notes during the workshop.
What if I'm unhappy with the workshop?

We would never want you to be unhappy! That’s why every online workshop comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. We are convinced the simple and effective strategies will transform the way you teach so we stand behind this workshop with full confidence. If you aren’t satisfied, contact me within the first ten days of your purchase, and I will give you a refund immediately. There are no additional forms to fill out, and there will be no delay. Just call (888) 376-0448 and ask for Brady or email me directly. We believe so strongly in this online workshop that we give you our personal promise of a speedy, hassle-free, no-questions-asked, total and complete refund.

Brady Smekens
Director of Professional Development
Smekens Education Solutions, Inc.

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