North Carolina Teachers And Parents Invited To Remote Learning Conference

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) says teachers and parents are invited to a free virtual remote learning conference on October 28th.

The REAL 2.0 (Remote Education and Learning) Conference will provide educators professional development and help parents better understand the technology associated with remote learning, according to a news release.

“This is an unprecedented time that we’re in right now for education,” said Caroline Sullivan, Executive Director, NCBCE. “We’re pleased to be able to support our teachers and parents by providing a resource that will assist both of these groups in their new roles.”

NCBCE officials say sessions for parents will be available in both English and Spanish as well as include closed captioning.

Educators will be taught how to teach students to be effective with their study habits, time management skills, how to keep students motivated during virtual learning, how to address the needs of gifted students, and other tips and tricks adjusting to this new way of learning, according to a news release.

Officials say some of the topics covered in parent sessions will include digital literacy, how to navigate Canvas and Google Classroom, how to support children with autism through remote learning, the college application and FAFSA process, and how to create good mental health for themselves and their children.

Click here to register up until October 28th, and NCBCE officials say teachers can use the same link to view recordings from the conference.

REAL 2.0 is the first of three virtual remote conferences that will be held this fall following Governor Roy Cooper’s NC Student Connect initiative, according to a news release.

NCBCE officials say the second conference on November 17th, STEM Connect Conference, will help teachers learn the best ways to incorporate STEM into their virtual classrooms, and the third conference on December 15th-16th, Cultural Arts LIVE Conference, will be all about arts and humanities teachers, and their online classrooms.

For more information on NCBCE click here.