Teacher's Self-Paced

Facilitation Guide

For Collaborative Groups & Individuals Using this Website for Professional Learning

This is a suggested Facilitation Guide. Timing and activities are just that: a suggestion. Feel free to follow through the list below, or peruse the resources within the website in your own fashion.

Note: There are more resources than you need so you can use what you need most. Take some time to read through all of the options before getting started.

Any recommendations, edits, or great ideas can be sent to DLSupport@scusd.edu for inclusion in this guide.

Focusing Prompt

  • Consider what is most important to you as you begin concurrent teaching. Building community? Equity of voice? Using technology for manipulatives, or to enhance your lessons? Starting fresh or getting a refresher with UDL? Synthesize this idea into a single, one-word goal. Write it on a sticky note and put it somewhere you will see it. If you feel like it, share it with a colleague who can act as an accountability partner to help keep you on track.


Note: This section is likely most important before moving in to concurrent teaching. We will update this section once all of the technology has been set up to include more Ed Tech instructional resources.

  1. Navigate to the Technology page.

  2. Peruse the Handbook if you haven't already, noting 1 ah-ha (something new), 1 question, and 1 exciting tid-bit.

Note: You can place the mouse/cursor in the Handbook frame to scroll the Handbook document. Move the cursor outside of the Handbook frame to scroll the website. Or, click the arrow in the top right corner of the document to open it in a new tab.

  1. Watch the 3 videos about the Poly Studio camera.

  2. Review the Delivery & Installation Updates. Answer questions as possible and email DLSupport@scusd.edu with additional questions.

  3. Check out the resources to support your use of Zoom for concurrent instruction.

  4. Click the hyperlinks in the 2 Teacher Tech Tutorial Google Sheets.

Concurrent Instruction Resources

  1. (~7 min) Navigate to the Concurrent Instruction page. Watch/Show the two videos while considering the two prompts below ("Concurrent Teaching in SCUSD Powtoon" & "Concurrent Instruction" from FCPS).

  • How can you design your classroom so all students are engaged?

  • What are some of the potential barriers you will need to plan for?

  1. (~10 min) Ask, "What do we want Concurrent Instruction to look like here at our site?" Develop a shared understanding with must-have's and goals.

  2. (~15 min) Read the selections for "There's No Playbook on How to do Hybrid (Concurrent) Teaching' from Ed Week's 9-part series.

  3. (~2 min) Scroll to "Concurrent teaching "IS & ...is NOT..." Ask if these bullet points jive with the thinking/discussion that was just had.

  4. (~10 min) Under "Sample Schedules," allow time to scroll through the schedules and talk to a partner (either grade level or otherwise) about their planned daily schedule/agenda.

  5. (~5-10 min) Scroll to the green section and consider you priorities for planning, how you will build community with your Roomies and Zoomies, and how you will structure the learning experiences for all students.

  6. (~10-15 min) Move to, "What we've learned from Fairfax County Public Schools." Watch the video (7:28 min). As you are watching, note your top three ideas presented in the video. Consider/discuss the reflection questions:

  7. (~10-15 min) Spend some time exploring the "Additional Resources."

Universally Designed Instruction

Support with understanding the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and lesson planning design is ongoing in our district. Today, you have an opportunity to catch up and engage in as much or as little UDL professional learning as desired. While some modules may seem repetitive, they are intended to circle back to prior content intentionally and to build each time. We hope that this spiral review allows you to deepen your understanding of UDL and how this mindset is imperative in designing high quality instruction accessible to all students.

Start with the "What is UDL?" from Katie Novak (video, 2:11). Then, move into the three modules from spring 2020, to learn or to refresh your understanding. (Click here for March 2020 PL)

Module 1: Celebrating the Variability of All Learners (Recorded presentation; 53:35)Module 2: Utilizing the UDL Framework to Develop Expert Learners (Recorded presentation; 54:20)Module 3 Mitigating Barriers to Access and Equity Through Lesson Design (Recorded presentation; 41:14)

Move to the summer offering ~ UDL for Teachers: Learner Variability, UDL Overview and Introduction to Lesson Planning (Click here for August 2020 PL)

Scroll through the slide deck to refresh your mind on what was presented in the summer.Access the linked resources from the summer session.Or, listen to the recorded presentation!

Access the Ongoing UDL PL for 2020-21 from October, December, and February (Click here for 2020-21 Onlging PL)

Consider the Theory of Action, the SCUSD Core Value and Guiding Principle

Engage in pre-session choices, slide deck presentations, resources, and offer feedback!

Session 1 (October): Creating Barrier-Free Learning IntentionsSession 2 (December): Creating Barrier-Free Assessments, Part 1Session 3 (February): Creating Barrieir-Free Assessments, Part 2

C&I Targeted Supports (Content Area Specific)

On this page you will find resources specific to all of our content areas. Guiding questions will help you self-navigate through this section. Coordinator's contact information is available for follow up assistance.

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Instructional Technology Coordinator, Nova Katz's Open Office Hours

Available to all staff. Drop in any time and bring your questions. No question is too big or too small.

**Please note that the Zoom room will be open when not scheduled in other meetings. As such, the times below are subject to change based on availability and will be updated regularly.

Monday 4/19/21

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Tuesday 4/20/21

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Wednesday 4/21/21

3:00 - 4:00 pm