Proximity Learning Blog

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May 23, 2022
10 Best Practices For Live Virtual Teaching
How to teach from home
May 19, 2022
How To Be Hired As A Virtual Certified Teacher
best virtual science tools for work from home teachers
May 16, 2022
Hands on Science in a Virtual Classroom
Tips & tricks for staying organized as a virtual educator
May 16, 2022
Tips & Tricks for Staying Organized as a Virtual Educator
Effective Teaching Impacts Student Success in the classroom
May 11, 2022
How Effective Teaching Impacts Student Success
Student listens intently to certified virtual teacher on the computer.
May 9, 2022
Top Tips To Prepare Students For Virtual Learning
Austin Parks and Recreation teacher Elizabeth Funk and her owl discuss the food chain with virtual students.
May 2, 2022
Live Animals In The Virtual Classroom
Burnt out teacher shows problems with the American education system
April 29, 2022
Why Is The U.S. Education System Failing?
teachers check-in with one another on a coffee break
April 26, 2022
Best Practices To Support Teachers’ Mental Health
Building a virtual school best practices with expert Kip Pygman
April 20, 2022
Building A Virtual School
A metal, antique scale sits level on a desk, showing balance needed to achieve equity in education.
April 13, 2022
Achieving Equity in Education: Leveling Out the Classroom
March featured teacher Charla Maynard, Katie Foreman, Leigh Nichols and Janice Mittak
April 13, 2022
March Featured Virtual Teachers Share Helpful Online Tools
Posen-Robbins School District superintendent Dr. Anthony Edison on Illinois teacher shortage
April 12, 2022
Filling Illinois Teacher Vacancies Year-After-Year
Aerial view of the earth from space
April 11, 2022
Top 10 Virtual Science Experiments To Celebrate Earth Day
student listens through headphones
April 8, 2022
Engaging Virtual Students Through The Sense of Hearing
St. Helena Parish School District superintendent Dr. Kelli Joseph
April 6, 2022
St. Helena Parish Solves Teacher Shortage Issue
How to engage online students in discussions
March 31, 2022
Bringing The Power Back To Your Online Discussion Boards
Virtual art fair to highlight student work.
March 29, 2022
Virtual Teacher Uses Innovative Approach to Highlight Student Art
How to become a virtual teacher
March 29, 2022
Everything You Need To Know About Teaching Remotely
A teacher wearing headphones feels burnt out and stress in their zoom classroom.
March 22, 2022
9 Ways to Avoid Teacher Burnout
An English teacher explains how to reduce teacher burnout.
March 22, 2022
Virtual Educator Overcomes Teacher Burnout
Women’s history month celebrates diverse women in education
March 22, 2022
How Women Have Changed The Educational Landscape
Virtual school parent Nicole Wilberg
March 18, 2022
Virginia Parent Opts For Virtual Learning As Student Excels
February’s featured virtual teachers
March 17, 2022
February Featured Virtual Teachers Connect Through EdTech
Why is it important to teach women's history
March 15, 2022
Why is it important to teach Women's History?
A student watches intently as their virtual teacher leads a lesson solving educational equity.
March 4, 2022
Educational Equity Explained
A student learns from a virtual teacher of color
March 3, 2022
Breaking Down Educational Equity Strategies
Proximity Learning features teachers to show our sincere appreciation
February 28, 2022
January Featured Teachers Bring Fun Into The Virtual Classroom
Shelby County Schools Director of the Office of Schools and Academics, Monica Jordan
February 24, 2022
An Innovative Approach To Teaching In Tennessee
Classroom students watch the teacher
February 21, 2022
Engage Virtual Students Through Senses
Black History month teacher feature, Dion Lucas, shows her passion for math and music.
February 21, 2022
Black History Month Teacher Feature: Dion Lucas
A student stresses about an assignment
February 18, 2022
Disproportionate Access to Certified Live Teachers in Underserved Communities
Proximity Learning teacher, Dana McDaniel, discusses what called her to teach.
February 16, 2022
Black History Month Teacher Feature: Dana McDaniel
Student gaining educational equity through online learning.
February 10, 2022
Equity For 1 Million Students: Why the U.S. is Failing to Solve the Teacher Shortage Crisis
Dr. Kimako Patterson discusses best practices in the virtual classroom
February 9, 2022
Illinois Superintendent Emphasizes Need for Flexibility and Planning
Virtual teacher starts online learning lesson
February 4, 2022
10 Ways to Start Your Virtual Classes
Virtual teachers are celebrated in December
January 31, 2022
December Featured Live Virtual Teachers
Students use social-emotional skills at school
January 28, 2022
5 Ways to Incorporate SEL into Virtual Teaching
Dr. Kevin Ryan with North Shore School District 112 discusses filling Illinois teacher vacancies with Proximity Learning.
January 27, 2022
Live Online Instruction for Illinois Students With Proximity Learning
Educators attend teacher professional development
January 26, 2022
Top Events for Educators in 2022
A student celebrates their achievements in virtual summer school
January 24, 2022
Benefits of Virtual Summer School
Teacher calls on a student raising their hand
January 21, 2022
New AAEE Report Sheds Light on Current and Future Teacher Shortages
Free Teacher Resources Webinar
January 11, 2022
Free Resources + Virtual Instruction Certification Webinar
Proximity Learning grows and releases new branding
December 30, 2021
Proximity Learning: 2021 Year In Review
A certified virtual teacher leads a classroom lesson as students work on their laptops.
December 29, 2021
Why We Are Passionate About Educational Equity
Teacher features November 2021
December 23, 2021
November Featured Live Virtual Teachers Value SEL
Curriculum Specialist, Sol Gonzalez, plans the summer school partnership between Proximity Learning and Milwaukee Public Schools.
December 21, 2021
Why Districts Should Start Summer School Preparation Now
Proximity Learning welcomes Daryl Chesley, Director of Innovation, Kip Pygman, Director of Virtual Schools and Dr. Evette Riley-Allison, K-12 Special Education Specialist.
December 17, 2021
New Directors Focus on Educational Equity
Certified virtual teacher Diana Brown smiles from her in-home classroom.
December 8, 2021
Math Teacher Refuses to Give Up Her Passion
Young girl writes notes while attending virtual school.
December 3, 2021
What is the Enriched Live Instruction Model?
Marta Dominguez teaches Spanish virtually to give educational equity to students around the country.
December 2, 2021
Experienced Teachers Help Schools Expand Course Offerings
Equipping Staff for Authentic and Meaningful Engagement with Students webinar hosted by Dr. April Willis, Regina Salinas and Crystal Demsky Hudak
November 22, 2021
Equipping Staff for Authentic and Meaningful Engagement with Students
Proximity Learning features certified virtual teachers during the months of September and October
November 18, 2021
September and October Featured Virtual Teachers are Energized by their Students
Virtual certified teacher Crystal Demsky Hudak smiles.
November 8, 2021
Live Instruction Teachers Make A Difference Through Distance Learning
Certified virtual teacher Mrs. Perez smiles in front of a chalkboard
November 4, 2021
Livestream Math Teacher Finds “Magical” Work/Life Balance
A line of rainbow colored pencils.
October 13, 2021
Elementary Teacher Switches to Virtual Education to Pursue Her Dreams
Livestream virtual teacher Chelisa Elmore teaching online live instruction.
October 8, 2021
How this teacher can be in 5 places at once
Student video conferences virtual teacher for personalized instruction.
September 29, 2021
8 Reasons Why One on One Teaching Benefits Students
Child learning to code on a tablet.
September 17, 2021
5 Ed-Tech Solutions When Facing Teacher Shortages
Proximity Learning features certified virtual teachers during the month of August
September 16, 2021
August Featured Virtual Teachers Connect with Students
Graphic design character sits at desk in a virtual meeting.
September 15, 2021
National Online Learning Day
An empty classroom is filled with empty desks because of covid-19 teacher shortage
August 30, 2021
COVID-19 Impact on Teacher Shortages
Proximity Learning virtual teacher recalls her experience of virtual learning.
August 28, 2021
July Featured Virtual Teachers Help Students Thrive
Back to school written on a chalkboard with scattered school supplies
August 18, 2021
How Our Teachers are Preparing for Back to School
Students learning online in a physical classroom
August 17, 2021
For the 3rd Time, Proximity Learning Appears on the Inc. 5000
A colorful stack of school textbooks sit on a desk.
August 9, 2021
Prince William County Public Schools Finds Support for Teaching Shortages
An attentive student listens to teachers online.
August 5, 2021
A Day in the Life of a PLI Teacher
Virtual student raises their hand while participating in remote learning.
July 27, 2021
4 Ways to Verify your Virtual School Provider
A student looks defeated and frustrated in front of a computer for online school with an uncertified teacher.
July 15, 2021
Long-term, Non-Certified Teacher Impact
An attentive teacher helps a student learn computer programing.
July 7, 2021
Top 5 Reasons Why a Teacher Will Leave A School District
A masked student practices solving math problems in k12 online public school.
July 1, 2021
Proximity Learning Partners with Dallas ISD for Livestreamed Tutoring
A diverse group of people fist bump in friendship.
June 28, 2021
Critical Race Theory and Equity: How do they Coincide?
A k12 student expresses creativity by coloring with colored pencils.
June 8, 2021
A Parent's Perspective: Virtual Learning in the Pandemic
Graduates throw their hats into the air in celebration.
June 7, 2021
Proximity Scholarship Highlight
A virtual teacher zooms a lesson from their office.
May 24, 2021
Adding Equity to Schools through Career and Technical Education
Blue McDowell County School District logo pictures a blue forest and mountains.
May 17, 2021
West Virginia School District Connects Students to Virtual Classroom
Garland Independent School District's blue and red logo partners with edtech virtual learning company.
May 17, 2021
Texas School District Receives Certified Foreign Language Teachers
Wyoming County Schools logo has a rope wrapped around the state with the capitol starred.
May 5, 2021
West Virginia School District Utilizes Live Virtual Instruction
Virtual teaching is fun for educators.
April 28, 2021
Proximity Learning Works with Universities to Mentor Student Teachers
A blue F on a blue shield with five gold stars
April 15, 2021
Rural Tennessee District Achieves Strategy to Combat Teacher Shortages
A student is ready to take notes while learning live from home.
March 11, 2021
Catching Students Up with Summer School
A parent assists a student with remote learning.
March 5, 2021
Allocating Relief Funding for Greater Equity in Schools
A colorful mural is visible through the front door of Proximity Learning's Austin, Texas office.
March 1, 2021
Proximity Learning: 2020 In Review
Lincoln Elementary School District red and yellow logo says it is dedicated to excellence.
February 24, 2021
Lincoln Elementary School Partners With Proximity Learning
White and Navy Colts Neck Township Schools logo with a horse and horseshoe.
January 6, 2021
A Simple Solution to Offering a Summer World Language Academy
Richmond Heights High School logo Blue spartan helmet profile on a blue background.
December 15, 2020
Ohio District Implements Virtual Language Instruction
Jennifer Hardgrave teaches in virtual learning environment
December 10, 2020
Teacher Goes Above and Beyond to Help Students Succeed Online
Purple Clovis Municipal Schools Equity Council logo has the New Mexican flag symbol.
December 5, 2020
District Leverages Technology to Support Special Education Students
Two people point at the computer screen during online education.
December 4, 2020
Hybrid Learning Can Widen the Learning Gap, Risk Health
Fulton County Schools green and yellow logo says where students come first.
November 11, 2020
High-Quality Teachers For Hard-To-Fill Schools
October 28, 2020
How Are Schools Impacted By Teacher Vacancies During COVID-19?
Odalys Pacheco teaches in virtual learning environment
October 20, 2020
World Language Teacher Thrives Working Virtually
The back of a yellow school bus with an emergency exit.
October 9, 2020
How These School Districts Planned Back to School During COVID-19
A sunlit classroom is full of empty desks and bouquets of flowers.
September 21, 2020
How Much Do You Know About Teacher Shortages?
Students in virtual AP Mandarin see high success despite pandemic.
September 16, 2020
Despite Pandemic, Students in Online AP Chinese Classes Saw Success
Teacher describes impact of music in classes
August 26, 2020
Math and Music Mix in this Teacher’s Online Classes
A red apple sits on top of a stack of books with ABC blocks and an array of colored pencils.
August 14, 2020
Top 10 Things Teachers Need to Effectively Prepare for Online Classes
A teacher enjoys leading online school in outer space.
July 31, 2020
Online Classes Allow Teacher to Personalize Learning
A diverse classroom of students listen to the teacher.
July 22, 2020
New Study Proves Effectiveness of Synchronous Online Education
Wilson County Schools logo with a ferris wheel, blue train and a green forest.
July 16, 2020
K-8 Tennessee School Sees Success in Recent Math Benchmark
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