Build your virtual teaching skills to better manage the distance learning environment, engage students and get results by participating in the Virtual Coaching Training program.

This is a comprehensive learning opportunity for educators to improve their skills in distance teaching by having an experienced distance learning teacher instruct them on best practices and to improve their skills by putting into practice what they have learned.  This is for staff that schools would like to be trainers for the rest of the district as well as staff who would like to improve their skills.

Proximity Learning, an ESS Company, provides MREA members access to this program to help Minnesota teachers effectively transition from a physical to a virtual environment. Participants will learn how to:

  • Develop custom lesson plans
  • Use modern tools
  • Employ techniques to make their classrooms more engaging
  • Manage records effectively from a distance
  • And more…

Proximity Learning’s master-level coaches will also observe teaching, provide feedback and make themselves available for extensive Q+A. Learn more

Proximity Learning has over a decade of experience conducting online virtual teaching across the country and has trained hundreds of teachers to utilize modern teaching technology to its full potential. Proximity Learning employs more than 650 teachers who we’ve empowered to be the best synchronous teachers in the nation.

Getting Started

  • Receive 60 hours of training and coaching from virtual teaching experts
  • Collaborate with a cohort of 8-10 teachers

The virtual learning coaching program through Proximity Learning will consist of 8 hours of workshop time learning best practices in distance teaching with one to one Zoom meetings during the school year for the remaining 52 hours. The 52 hours of coaching is designed to spread over four weeks while the teacher is implementing what they learned.

The cost is $600 per person.

Register for a start date:


Tom Allen, K-12 Partnership Director
Phone: (651) 707-6050
Set up a meeting:

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