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Virtual Classrooms and Homeschooling During the Coronavirus: Strategies, Tools and Resources for Efficient at Home Learning

Savanna S. Flakes, EdS, CAS
1 Hour 49 Minutes
Mar 31, 2020
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In this unprecedented time, parents, teachers, and children are provided the opportunity to adjust to a new rhythm of school and work at home. Join us for a supportive virtual learning experience, open to all caring adults who would like to increase academic learning at home.

In this recording, adults will acquire dozens of practical strategies to increase learning throughout the day. Working, parenting, and teaching from home can be a very stressful juggling act and so employing a variety of wellness practices can help us sustain learning activities for children. You will finish this outstanding program inspired by a wealth of highly effective strategies, websites, and tools to support literacy, numeracy and social-emotional learning.

We are in this together!


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 2 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.


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Savanna Flakes, EdS, CAS, is an award-winning teacher, experienced instructional leader, and educational consultant who has taught a variety of subjects and led professional development for multiple school levels on a range of topics such as differentiation, literacy interventions, inclusion, co-teaching, and specially designed instruction. Educators who have worked with Savanna have often commented on her experience and knowledge of differentiated instructional strategies to ensure every learner has access to the curriculum and is ready for 21st century success. She is an engaging and enthusiastic international presenter who believes that every child has talents to offer and can be a contributing member in our classroom, school, and society. Savanna holds an education specialist degree in administration leadership, a post masters certificate in education leadership, and curriculum and instruction: literacy, and special education. She is a national board-certified teacher (NBPTS), an international education technology standards certified teacher (ISTE), Google Certified Educator, and the author of a best-selling education book, Shaking Up Special Education: Instructional Moves to Increase Achievement.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Savanna Flakes is the CEO for Inclusion for a Better Future, LLC. She is an adjunct professor at the American University in Washington DC. Savanna Flakes receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Savanna Flakes is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Learning Forward, TASH, and the Council for Exceptional Children.


  1. Analyze various learning structures and schedules to increase learning across the day.
  2. Apply literacy and numeracy strategies to maximize learning across all contents.
  3. Employ social emotional learning practices to help children and adults navigate challenging circumstances.


Innovative Learning Schedules

  • Sample schedules, resources, websites for K-5
  • Sample schedules, resources, websites for 6-12
  • Explore various structures to support teaching children while working

Teaching Strategies

  • Strategies to maximize materials around the home and outside to support students with problem solving and critical thinking
  • Technology tools and resources to support reading and writing
  • Resources to engage students in mathematical reasoning

Social Emotional Learning (For Children and Adults)

  • Evidenced-based practices to help students navigate these challenging circumstances
  • Building Connectedness and Belonging for Students While School Buildings are Closed
  • Tips to support adult work-life balance and wellness

Target Audience

  • Parents
  • Caregivers
  • Working Adults
  • Teachers/School-Based Personnel
  • Social Workers
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Psychologists

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