Best Practice Online Education


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Location: Virtual, using Zoom
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Pictured, left to right: Kelly Keane, Jennifer Zwillenberg


  • Welcome and Introductions, facilitated by Becky Biggs, Director, Professional Development, AISNE: 9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
  • Best Practice Online Education, presented and facilitated by Kelly Keane and Jennifer Zwillenberg: 9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Break: 11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Small Group Work by School Division, facilitated by Kelly Keane and Jennifer Zwillenberg: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Reflections and Farewell: 12:15 - 12:30 p.m.

AISNE Workshops include takeaway content, tools and resources. Program recordings will also be provided to support asynchronous and follow-up participant engagement. These resources are summarized and provided on a password accessible web page.

Registration Options

To order this workshop for asynchronous learning:

Please use this form. In advance of completing the form, please prepare a spreadsheet you will attach as part of your submission. It should list each person who will be asynchronously participating. Columns: First Name, Last Name, Title (Role), School Name, Email Address. AISNE will invoice you and deliver the assets to your participants upon receipt of your payment.

Virtual Format Rates:

  • Member Schools: $99 per person, or $89 per person for 3-4 participants and $75 per person for 5+ participants*
  • Non-Member Schools: $149 per person, or $139 per person for 3-4 participants and $125 per person for 5+ participants*

*To utilize our Group Savings Rates, please designate one person from your school to register all participants at the same time. If you have a question about this, please contact Betsy O'Brien, Manager, Program & Communications, AISNE.

About This Workshop

As we close this school year and look ahead to a new one, it's time to prepare to deliver best practice distance learning, rather than an emergency response. Independent schools have the flexibility to be agile in approach, incorporating new strategies and techniques as our own learnings in this space expand and deepen.

In this workshop attendees will:

  • Explore the fundamental differences between emergency response modes and true distance learning
  • Consider the most prevalent types of learner interactions
  • Discuss synchronous and asynchronous formats and what fits best where
  • Think about online literacy and how it is impacted by screens
  • Study five best practices for online learning

About Our Facilitators

Kelly Keane, PhD
Kelly is a senior lecturer and director. She has taught at Loyola since 2014. Keane earned her bachelor’s degree in English and elementary education from Gettysburg College and taught at the elementary level before earning her master’s degree, which she received from Towson University in instructional technology. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Northeastern University. Keane works to understand the whole student—her students are teachers who typically work full-time and are enrolled in an online program.

Learn more about Kelly, here.

Jennifer Zwillenberg, EdD
Jennifer holds a Doctor of Education in Reading, Writing, and Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Education from Loyola University as a Reading Specialist, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins in Secondary English. She has eight years of classroom teaching experience as well as over ten years of providing professional development for educators, with a focus on coaching elementary school teachers in reading development and literacy across the content areas.

Learn more about Jennifer, here.