(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) – When schools moved to virtual classrooms this Spring, educators across the country scrambled to create successful distance learning environments.  Unfortunately, a significant portion of primary and secondary teachers lacked the tools and experience needed for online instruction. As a longtime partner of educators, online license renewal and professional development provider, Professional Learning Board, stepped in to help. The company is offering a free, five-hour course to help teachers with no or little distance learning experience make the transition.

The course, How to Teach Online for the Classroom Teacher, is designed specifically for distance learning during school closings due to disruptions like the coronavirus. The self-study training, which usually costs $39, equips teachers with new skills, useful strategies, and cutting-edge tools for online instruction. Thousands of educators nationwide have taken the free class.

“The good news is that learning is learning, whether online or offline,” said Ellen Paxton, online educator and Chief Learning Officer of Professional Learning Board. “Classroom teachers can quickly transition to becoming effective online teachers.” Paxton has been on the forefront of helping educators succeed for more than 20 years.

About Professional Learning Board
Founded in 2005, Professional Learning Board is a provider of online professional development and re-licensure courses for K-12 educators, schools, districts, and other educational organizations. Teachers rely on Professional Learning Board to renew their teaching licenses with online seminar replacement courses and semester graduate credit courses from regionally accredited universities. The PLB instructional design specializes in delivering continuing education, professional development, licensure, graduate credit courses, and train the trainer courses.

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