Transforming Professional Practice in a Time of Crisis Through Scholarships

EF Education First has partnered with Southern New Hampshire University over the past years to provide professional development opportunities for educators. This year, EF is proud to provide 500 scholarships for teachers across the United States in an exploratory course on distance learning. EF and SNHU recognize the past several months have been the truest form of professional development.  In this course, students reflect upon their efforts to support students and their school during the COVID-19 crisis. Emphasis is placed on the ways in which teachers transformed their curriculum, pedagogy, instruction, and collaboration with one another to ensure the continued delivery of K12 education.

Within this self-paced course, educators take the time to reflect deeply on their entire experience.  They also connect with educators throughout the country as they present ideas and new learning in focused discussion spaces. Participants are able to access and share these findings with their colleagues. Course domains include: 

  • Curriculum Ingenuity & Innovation
  • Community Engagement
  • Learning Progress
  • Leveraging Education Technology
  • Pedagogy & Instruction
  • Social/Emotional Health
  • Wellness Professional Learning Communities

Virginia is well-represented in this program as ___ teachers from across Virginia have been provided a scholarship for this course through EF.  The following districts have one or more teachers that have received this scholarship:

  • Alexandria
  • Arlington
  • Bedford
  • Chesterfield
  • Fairfax
  • Greene
  • Henrico
  • King George
  • Loudoun
  • New Kent
  • Norfolk
  • Portsmouth
  • Powhatan
  • Prince William
  • Radford
  • Richmond City
  • Roanoke
  • Stafford
  • York

For more information, please visit: .  If you are interested in having teachers from your district participate, please contact Stephanie Lennon at or 804.980.6819.

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