TEACH-NOW Waives Fees For Teachers Forced To Teach Remotely Due To School Closures
Responding to widespread confusion among schools and teachers forced to implement online education due to the pandemic, TEACH-NOW opens professional development sessions to all educators.
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Apr 15, 2020, 08:00 ET
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education, one of the nation’s largest technology-centric teacher preparation and degree-granting institutions, announced today that it will offer free training to teachers across the country who have been struggling to teach children online as a result of the recent mass school closures.
As schools closed due to the pandemic and reports of poor quality virtual instruction emerged, TEACH-NOW last month began offering free webinars for educators to learn about teaching online. Thousands of teachers signed up, and as a result it has now dropped its fee through the end of June for online professional development classes and launched a new website that makes it easy for educators to sign up.
“Our schools have found themselves unprepared for this crisis,” said Dr. Emily Feistritzer, CEO and founder of TEACH-NOW. “With millions of schoolchildren sent home for what could be several months, their teachers have been scrambling to learn how to educate them remotely. Our country’s schools by and large have failed to prepare teachers for the world of online education.”
“We have trained our aspiring teachers in how to teach in an engaging online environment for years,” Feistritzer said. “It has become clear that online education will be the primary method of instruction for the foreseeable future, and we feel it is crucial to provide teachers with this expertise. It is our way of giving back to the education community.”
TEACH-NOW is the country’s leader in collaborative, technology-centric teacher preparation and online training programs. The professional development sessions support teachers in virtual instruction with courses such as “Online Learning for Diverse Learners,” and “Managing the Online Learning Environment.”
“With the current worldwide pandemic, it is obvious that Teach-Now prepared educators like me for the future,” said Queenette Nwibani-Auta, a TEACH-NOW graduate and current teacher. “Thanks to TEACH-NOW, the digital assignments my professors made me do, are now paying off as I share my knowledge of Zoom, YouTube, rubric preparation, Storyboard, Powtoon and other Online Apps with my colleagues and school administration.”
Teachers can sign up for these opportunities by visiting www.TEACH-NOW.edu.
Founded in 2011, TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education is a collaborative, activity-based, technology-centric teacher preparation program and degree-granting institution whose mission is to empower tomorrow’s teachers for tomorrow’s students in tomorrow’s world.
Dr. Emily Feistritzer, a veteran educator and CEO and founder of TEACH-NOW, is nationally recognized for her innovative approach to education. She was named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People 2019” and Inc. magazine’s 2019 Top Ten Groundbreakers.”
TEACH-NOW offers a nine-month post-baccalaureate teacher certification program and 12-month Master’s in Education degree programs with a focus on either globalization of education, educational research, early childhood education, teaching multilingual learners, special education, educational technology or educational leadership.
TEACH-NOW boasts a 90 percent program completion rate and nearly 100 percent of graduates who want to teach can do so through certification and placement assistance.
TEACH-NOW has enrolled over 4,000 students from 130 countries, and 98 percent of graduates say they would recommend the program to others.
For more information or to enroll in a free program, visit www.TEACH-NOW.edu
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