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Digital Learning Events

Happy Summer! As you gear up for the new school year, our Digital Learning team would love to share some awesome learning opportunities. Please share with your teachers and staff!


New! Free Mini-Webinars (30 min)

Digital Tools in Action
Jamboard–August 3rd

Microsoft Summer Learning Series

Microsoft Innovative Educator Boot camp



Region 4 Virtual Professional Development:

Nearpod–September 15th  
Digital Tools and Strategies for Creating the Blended Learning ClassroomSept 15th
Also, as you plan for back to school, we are only an email or phone call away. Do you need a thought partner on a new initiative or have a question about a digital tool? Reach out to any of us and we can assist.



Enhance Classroom Instruction with the Power of Digital Learning!
Explore innovative workshops, conferences, and special events on a variety of digital learning topics designed to enhance your  classroom in a traditional or virtual environment. For more information about these professional learning opportunities, e-mail


Publishing and Digital Learning PD Catalog


Explore innovative workshops and courses designed with you in mind! The Region 4 Publishing and Digital Learning Professional Development Catalog is a publication of workshop topics offered as contractual and/or open enrollment sessions. These professional development sessions cover a variety of digital learning topics designed to enhance teaching and learning in a traditional or virtual environment.


For more information about these professional learning opportunities, e-mail


The Remote Instruction Roadmap Series



Microsoft Training Series
We are excited to team up with Microsoft Education to bring you these FREE sessions! Register for one or all at with the session ID!
  1. Visit
  2. In the “Search PD” box, type in the Session # for the session that you wish to attend and click “Submit”.
Microsoft Minecraft: Education Edition / Collaborative Gameplay
7/22  10:30-11:30 am Session ID 1619688
Microsoft Minecraft: Education Edition / Classroom Build Challenges
7/29 10:30-11:30 am Session ID 1619689
Microsoft Minecraft: Education Edition / Intro to Coding
8/5  10:30-11:30 am  Session ID 1619690
Microsoft MIE Bootcamp / Office 365
Teams – OneNote – Sway – Flipgrid – Onedrive – Accessibility in Office 365
7/28  8:30am-3:30pm  Session ID 1619916
  • Teams – – — 8:35 - 9:35
  • OneNote – 9:40 -10:40
  • Flipgrid – 10:45 -11:45
  • Lunch 11:45 - 12:15
  • Onedrive – 12:15 -1:15
  • Sway – 1:20 - 2:20
  • Accessibility in Office 365 - 2:25-3:25


NEW! Blended Learning Roadmapping (Online) Packing for The Journey [Self-Paced Course]



Strengthen blended learning knowledge by engaging in an in-depth exploration of the instructional strategy from beginning to end. Through this journey participants will strengthen and develop skills to support their utilization of blended learning in any classroom or content area.





NEW! Blended Learning Roadmapping Series
Region 4's "Blended Learning Roadmapping" series of flexible and customizable courses provides support designed to assist campuses/districts in implementing the blended learning instructional methodology.
In this illuminating series, attendees will learn the basics of blended learning (or get a refresher), be equipped with research based digital strategies, strengthen their use of digital resources/tools, learn about copyright and fair use, and learn to navigate the blended learning environment like a pro.
Because sessions are customizable, we are able to support you whether you are just beginning the blended learning journey, have successfully implemented the methodolgy, or you are anywhere in between!
Sessions Include:
  • Foundations of Blended Learning for Administrators
  • The Administrator's Guide to Assessing The Blended Learning Classroom (Traditional or Remote)
  • Shifting Gears: Virtual Blended Learning
  • What is Blended Learning?
  • Blended Learning Best Practices in the K12 Classroom
  • Let's Get Ready to Blend-Setting Up a Blended Learning Environment
  • Managing The Blended Learning Classroom
  • Is It Working? Assessing the Blended Learning Classroom
  • Blended Learning Strategies for Student Engagement and Learning
  • Digital Tools and OER for the Blended Learning Classroom
  • Copyright, Fair Use, and OER for the K12 Classroom
  • Fostering Blended Learning in a Remote Setting
Interested in Learning More? 
Please contact PDLS department director, Dr. Allegra McGrew at, or education specialist, Sherri Powell at to get started!
  1. New dates coming soon! 
  2. Visit
  3. In the “Search PD” box, type in the Session # for the session that you wish to attend and click “Submit”.
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