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Learn How to Lead Learning Pods

Learn How to Lead Learning Pods

Participants will learn how to organize and lead a learning pod for grade levels K-12 and mixed grade level pods. This workshop is for anyone organizing, leading or involved in a learning pod – parents, guardians, family members, tutors etc. It is not intended for teachers.


The workshop takes place over 3 weeks to ensure a quality and meaningful experience for participants. It includes 4 hours of synchronous learning – live online teaching by TCNJ faculty and asynchronous learning – online discussions, email,video lessons. Daytime and Evening times are offered.

It will cover strategies for time management, communication, and effective tools for enhancing learning for all students. The workshop will examine how to support “synchronous” learning, “asynchronous” learning, and a combination of the two within your learning pod. Over the course of three weeks, small groups of pod leaders will work with expert educators to create concrete individualized pod plans. We will create peer pod networks to allow for continued interaction and refinement of pods over time.

A certificate of completion will be provided.

Topics to be covered include:

  1. Communicating with families, students, and schools
  2. Setting up healthy, safe, and engaged learning environment
  3. Navigating synchronous and asynchronous learning formats
  4. Supporting student learning
  5. Managing health and safety concerns
  6. Developing an individualized plan

Cohort Schedule

There are 4 separate cohorts available and all follow this schedule:

Week 1: 2 hours live with instructor(s)
Week 2: Online discussions, email, video lessons
Week 3: 2 hours live with instructor(s)

Cohorts start the 1st week of October

Learn about your instructors

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Contact George at for any questions