School & Professional Programs
Crafting Online Learning Experiences
Enrollment is now open for our next cohort. This five-session professional development course meets once per week from 7–9 PM on Wednesdays from Mar. 10–Apr. 7.
Cultivating a virtual community is challenging work. Whether you’re a teacher, facilitator, administrator, or executive, Hale can help you develop the skills and strategies necessary to select activities, engage participants, debrief experiences, and make the most of your group’s time together.
Crafting Online Learning Experiences will teach you to digitally:
- apply experiential learning models
- facilitate using culturally competent techniques
- empower people to share their identities and perspectives
- promote social-emotional learning
- establish positive classroom and workplace norms
Don’t navigate this new virtual world on your own when you can expand your network, collaborate with other professionals, and be inspired to use tools and platforms in ways you never thought possible.
To learn more, request a syllabus.
- Participants who complete this course earn a Certificate of Completion they may feature on their resumés, LinkedIn profiles, and personal websites.
- This course is offered in collaboration with the Center for Artistry and Scholarship’s Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership, an approved professional development provider of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Teachers who complete it will receive a certificate for 15 Professional Developments Points (PDPs).
- Successful completion of this course is one of several requirements to become a Hale Certified Facilitator™ of Virtual Programs (HCF-V).
Sue Crumbaker is the Program Design Coordinator of Hale’s School & Professional Programs. Lovingly known as “Super Sue” to tens of thousands of participants, she is a master facilitator with 25 years of experience in challenge course design, operations, and administration. A former teacher, she specializes in behavior modification and teambuilding and is certified by Project Adventure and High 5 Adventure Learning Center. Sue earned her B.S. in Geology with a minor in Psychology from Acadia University.
Dylan Gschwind is the Director of Intrepid Academy at Hale. During the academic year, he collaborates with Boston Public Schools to help teachers reimagine learning beyond traditional classrooms. During the summer, he runs Hale Outdoor Learning Adventures, a 5th quarter summer learning academy for 4th–6th-grade students and teachers. A public school alumnus and Perrone-Sizer Institute fellow, Dylan discovered his passion for outdoor education after earning his B.A. in Mathematics from Pomona College.
About Our Co-Developer
The Center for Artistry and Scholarship’s Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership builds the skills, capacity, and confidence required to lead innovative, equitable, anti-racist, democratic schools and organizations that prioritize student agency and community partnership.