CSTP Teacher Tech Project (TTP)

The Teacher Tech Project led by the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession’s (CSTP) and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has launched some just-in-time resources for teachers. Over the summer CSTP has engaged a teacher leadership network to develop three ways to support their colleagues in building their knowledge, skills and confidence to adeptly navigate their district’s Learning Management System (LMS) as well as information and ideas on instructional design for distance learning.

1. Ask-A-Teacher Help Desk: Based on the five most commonly used Learning Management Systems reported by school districts, there are five Help Desks operated by teacher-experts in Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Schoology and Seesaw ready and available to take your questions.

2. LMS Resource Guides: Curated resources and information about the five most commonly used LMS are brought together by teacher-experts in one place that is easily accessible and teacher-friendly.

Canvas Online Resource Guide
Microsoft Teams Online Resource Guide

3. Asynchronous Modules on Instructional Design for Distance Learning: An array of asynchronous modules ranging from SEL strategies, to interactive reading, virtual differentiation and many more are available in Canvas Free for Teachers that were developed by teachers for teachers.