ADVISA Announces Conclusion of Pilot Initiative on Virtualizing Learning and Engagement for Indiana Students
Gathering input from education officials, ADVISA worked to better prepare Hoosier teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic
ADVISA today announced conclusion of their pilot initiative to better prepare and train over 800 Indiana educators this past semester, as educators transitioned from the classroom to virtual learning.
Led by members of the ADVISA leadership team, the trainings were developed with input from the Indiana Department of Education and in an effort to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indiana schools. The trainings were then offered weekly throughout April, taking place primarily through the Zoom video conferencing platform.
“Educators across the state were eager to learn how they could increase engagement within the virtual and eLearning environments, by making them more interesting and enjoyable for both students and parents,” said ADVISA Leadership + Organization Development Specialist Mike Elliott. “For many, not only was the Zoom video conferencing platform uncharted waters, but eLearning, in general, was unfamiliar as well. Their desire to make the most out of such a difficult situation was inspiring.”
On March 26, 2020, under the direction of Governor Eric Holcomb, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick directed all schools to remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Indiana was the 11th state to close schools for the remainder of the year.
Building upon the Zoom educator sessions, ADVISA developed added on-demand trainings to take individuals from Zoom basics into more advanced topics such as Content Before Communication and Engagement Ideas.
“With the school year now in the past, many teachers are looking forward to returning to the classroom,” added Elliot. “And while reentry plans for the 2020-2021 school year are still being development, ADVISA stands ready as a resource for educators interested in maximizing their eLearning ability and skills.”
ADVISA is a talent optimization firm headquartered in the heart of the Carmel, Indiana Arts & Design District. ADVISA exists to improve the world, one leader at a time — providing proven tools and training to optimize talent in pursuit of desired business results. In addition, ADVISA provides talent optimization software, assessments (behavioral, emotional, cognitive, employee engagement, sales skills, & 360s), training, consulting, and executive coaching to help their clients grow and prosper. More information about ADVISA is available at www.advisausa.com.