Transition to Remote Teaching Webinar series 

In this five-part series, you will learn how to approach the transition from face-to-face to remote teaching from experienced practitioners Donna Marques and Kate Grovergrys. We will dive into how to get started, the do’s and don'ts of remote teaching, and present ways in which you can continue connecting with and inspiring your students even when you are not meeting in person. Be sure to review the Transition to Remote Teaching Guide for step-by-step instructions and expert tips for transitioning your class to fully remote. 

“These are the best webinars I have attended in the most recent weeks. You make this all seem do-able.  Thank you!”

— Natalie Pinette, Spanish Teacher, San Antonio Academy of Texas

The full Transition to Remote Teaching series is now available to stream on our PD Webinar Archive! 

Part 1:

How do I start?


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 Be sure to check out our on-demand only sessions:

Part 4 and 5!

Part 2:

Best practices

Part 4:

Best practices

Part 3:

Without face-to-face, how do I connect with students?

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Part 5:

Communication and Grading Tools

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Presenter bios:

Donna Marqués has been teaching Spanish in the California Community College system for the past 24 years. She has worked in various capacities as both an adjunct and full-time professor. She has created numerous online language programs at various 2 and 4-year institutions. She sits on a number of advisory boards as an online learning and curriculum development specialist. Currently, Donna teaches various online Spanish classes and works with Vista Higher Learning as a faculty specialist, training professors in second language acquisition pedagogy. She specializes in moving traditional modalities of teaching languages to the online world. Donna is highly experienced in all LMS platforms, and speaks to faculty around the country about incorporating LMS platforms in face-to-face, online and hybrid classrooms.

Kate Grovergrys is a Spanish professor at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin. In her current position, she has developed and taught introductory, intermediate and advanced Spanish courses in a variety of formats including face-to-face, hybrid, online and accelerated. Prior to teaching at Madison Area Technical College, Kate taught Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lourdes High School in Rochester, Minnesota.  She holds a B.A. in Spanish from Valparaiso University in Indiana, and a M.A. in Spanish Literature & Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. In 2012, she became certified as an online instructor when she completed the E-learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate at UW-Stout. She is passionate about language teaching and enjoys fostering an engaging learning community in her classes.