Resources and support for K-12 teachers

This page provides a variety of resources and supports to enhance your skills as educators across diverse groups and settings. Find a variety of educational materials below from online instruction, to professional development, to supportive connections and resources.

Ask an "E-Xpert" sessions

E-Xpert : "Education Expert"

A support service for teachers (K-12 & Higher Ed) provided by Oregon State University. Meet up with some of our best E-Learning instructors for informal Q&A sessions designed to answer your specific remote teaching questions. Many of our new and seasoned teachers have questions about:

  • Learning Management Systems (Canvas, Google Classrooms, Blackboard, etc.)
  • Innovative ways to make your online classroom ‘learner focused’
  • How to integrate a variety of multimedia technology tools to develop engaging content
  • How to track, measure and evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning training



Come with your own specific questions and ask an
E-Xpert (Education expert) in this informal Q&A session provided to you by Oregon State University instructors in the field of E-learning. Get to know them and find out more about the other resources OSU has to offer instructors who are improving their online instruction skills.

Register and attend a session
If you would like to register, please email Chelsey Williams at [email protected] with your preferred registration date in the subject line and you will receive a Zoom link for that upcoming session.

Our E-Xperts


Topic: What You Should Know About Becoming an Instructional Designer

Interview recording

Josh Bancroft

Is a lifelong geek who taught himself to type in computer programs to play games when he was 5 years old and has been fascinated by the intersection of learning and technology ever since. Josh has a Master's degree in Adult Education and Organizational Development from Oregon State University and works on software education and community initiatives in the Developer Relations group at Intel.




Video recording to come

Cindy Etherton

As an instructional designer and change agent, Cindy’s interests range from technology to entrepreneurship. Cindy has always been inspired by the idea of “What if…”. It has contributed to motivating her throughout her years as an educator of both children and adults helping her to push the boundaries of possibilities. You can find Cindy exploring her next “what if’s” with the help of her colleagues both on and offline.




Video recording to come

Dr. Lynne L. Hindman

Is an educator and resourceful lifelong learner who values partnerships, teamwork and building bridges across organizations. She is a certified PreK-12 school principal, tenured teacher, college administrator, university instructor, researcher and community educator. Lynne has a Masters in Educational Leadership; Specialist in Ed. Administration; and a PhD in Adult and Higher Education with a specialty in Community College Leadership. 


Canvas Made Simple for K-12 Teachers

Enrollment has passed for this course. Stay tuned for more opportunities for support

This course is designed specifically to help K-12 instructors get familiar with the Canvas tool. Self-paced, no required meeting times, optional weekly meet-ups, and lots of support from an expert Canvas instructor with experience in K-12 instruction. 

Affordable way to have weekly access to a Canvas specialist for K-12 teachers. (PDU's available, just ask). 

*Scholarships may be available, contact Chelsey @ [email protected]

Teaching Online : A Guided Course for Teaching Online 

Teaching online does not need to be painful or frustrating. Learn ways to provide support to your students remotely without re-inventing the wheel. Work with educational peers, share ideas and support one another as you investigate the art of online instruction. This course offers free enrollment for OSU Cooperating and Clinical Teachers. 

Contact Chelsey Williams, [email protected], for more information 

Ecampus: Online teaching and learning resources for K-12

OSU Ecampus is honored to extend its services to meet the needs of K-12 learners, parents and educators. These resources are designed to help K-12 educators, administrators and parents who are helping students to learn remotely. They are easy to adopt, actionable and well-tested by the academic community.


Professional Development for Educators

Oregon State's College of Education offers instructor-led training, online certificates, and individual courses to enhance your expertise as educators across diverse groups and settings.

View interactive PDF of offerings


ESOL Endorsement

Meeting the needs of linguistically diverse students

The ESOL Endorsement will build your understanding of language acquisition theories and research; provide repeated opportunities to plan, implement, and manage instruction using ESOL-appropriate strategies; utilize research-based assessment strategies incorporating in content and language standards; and demonstrate advocacy and professionalism as it applies to community and school-based partnerships

Dual Language Specialization

Dual language — a form of bilingual education.

The Dual Language Specialization (DL Specialization) focuses on all of the competencies and areas of knowledge above. In addition, the DL Specialization is designed to develop educators’ bilingual and biliterate knowledge, skills, and abilities. The DL Specialization equips teachers to improve dual language students’ to use first and second language for social and academic purposes. 

  • For more information about the ESOL Endorsement or Dual Language Specialization at OSU, contact Tiffany Palaniuk at [email protected]

Adult and Higher Education Instructional Technology courses

Enroll in the following series of Instructional Technology courses to explore technologies used in distance education.

AHE 522 Instructional Technology I Explores technologies used in distance education to deliver content and facilitate active learning through learner creation of digital portfolios and artifacts using online tools and apps.
AHE 523 Instructional Technology II An overview of best practices in digital-age learning design, including implementation of backward design principles.
AHE 524 Instructional Technology III Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to design and create complete online teachings/courses within a learning management system.
AHE 525 Instructional Technology IV Learners will research and demonstrate how to use current innovative instructional technology, as well as develop skills in understanding trends and preparing for future innovations in instructional technology.

Oregon State’s Keep Teaching Resources

OSU’s UIT-Academic Technology and Center for Teaching and Learning are committed to your success in remote and blended teaching. Faculty can leverage online technologies for remote and blended teaching, particularly Canvas and Zoom. This resource offers training, consultation, media guidance, a Canvas template, testing options, and guidance for OSU course delivery.

Additional links and resources

The College of Education welcomes the contribution from educators to share their own resources on this page. Click the button below to submit your resource(s) and our team will consider adding it to the page. Thank you for taking the time to share support and resources with fellow educators.   

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OSU Extension Youth Education Resources OSU Extension partners with people and communities to provide information, services and expertise to meet local challenges and help every Oregonian thrive. This webpage offers a curated collection of research-based lessons, activities and resources for youth, families and educators. Includes resources by subject and grade level, links to OSU Extension’s youth-serving programs, and news, upcoming events and Extension experts on youth topics.
Google Teach from Home resources Giving teachers and families the tools and tips they need to help keep students learning. Tips and tools for managing learning and teaching online.
Support for teachers – Article from Ed Week

An article discussing the changes and impacts of teaching during the Coronavirus crisis

Student-Centered Remote Teaching: Lessons Learned from Online Education  An article featuring the "lessons learned" by experienced online educators to provide high-quality, engaging learning experiences for their students.
NW eLearn Conference  Connect with professionals from around the northwest to share ideas on technology and education. NW eLearn also offers webinars and presentations for educators. OSU's College of Education is a sponsor for the NW eLearn Conference. 
The National Standards for Quality Online Learning The National Standards for Quality Online Courses, Online Teaching and Online Programs have been the benchmark for online programs, districts and state agencies since their creation in 2007.