Educator Training Center

Educators who have an Outschool teaching account get access to free professional trainings. If you don’t have an account, apply to teach today!

Copyright & Trademarks

Copyright & Trademarks

In this short video module, you'll learn more about best practices for using content protected by copyright or trademarks in your class listings.

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Getting to Know: Groups on Outschool

Getting to Know: Groups on Outschool

Outschool’s newest format, Groups, is here! Familiarize yourself with this new format to see if it is the right fit for your online teaching business.

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Community and Collaboration in an Asynchronous Environment

Community and Collaboration in an Asynchronous Environment

In this module, educators will review best practices for asynchronous classes. By having the proper framework in place at the beginning of your lesson, you can set everyone up for success. We will review introductions, class expectations, group norms, interaction, and feedback in an asynchronous environment.

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Logitech Teacher Studio

Logitech Teacher Studio

In this 5-part video series brought to you by Logitech® and designed exclusively for Outschool educators, you’ll learn simple tips & tricks to optimize your on-screen teaching content and enhance the overall virtual classroom experience.  We’ll cover what to do before, during, and beyond the lesson to help you feel confident, inspired, and ready to teach— without the worry of troubleshooting technical and logistical obstacles. 

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Using Zoom as an Educator

Using Zoom as an Educator

Virtual education comes with its own advantages and challenges.  Luckily, Zoom comes with a host of crucial features for classroom management, instructional delivery, and classroom activities!  Read on to learn more about some of the key features of Zoom and take your online education to the next level.

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Learner-Led Instructional Model

Learner-Led Instructional Model

Learn how to let learner interests steer your Outschool classes and foster a love of learning.

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Launching My Outschool Class

Launching My Outschool Class

In this module, you will learn everything you need to know about launching your Outschool class. You will learn how to get into your classroom through the Outschool website, launch Zoom, how to use Zoom functions that can be beneficial to your classes, as well as best practices for communicating with parents and learners.

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How to Schedule a Section for Organizations

How to Schedule a Section for Organizations

Now that you've created your first class, learn how to publish it to the site! This unit will cover how to schedule meetings as well as the class approvals process.

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Getting to Know: Ongoing Classes

Getting to Know: Ongoing Classes

Ongoing classes can be an important part of your Outschool teaching business. Due to their importance within your course catalog, it is important to understand how these classes function since they can be structured and managed a bit differently than other class formats.. Within this module, you’ll learn about creating and managing ongoing classes. 

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Outschool 101

Outschool 101

Welcome to Outschool!  We created a few units to help educators get started with building their online teaching business on the Outschool platform.  This unit covers the basics of what to expect as an educator on Outschool.

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Getting to Know: One-on-One Classes

Getting to Know: One-on-One Classes

In this module, we will learn more about facilitating 1:1 and tutoring classes. The focus will be split between building pedagogical knowledge and business-related knowledge.

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Family and Community Engagement in Anti-Bias Education

Family and Community Engagement in Anti-Bias Education

Outschool supports a diverse and global community of educators, families, and learners.  Read on to learn techniques to build an environment of family and community engagement within your Outschool classes.

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Educator Leadership in Anti-Bias Education

Educator Leadership in Anti-Bias Education

Outschool supports a diverse and global community of educators, families, and learners.  Read on to learn techniques to becoming an educational leader within your Outschool classes.

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Classroom Culture in Anti-Bias Education

Classroom Culture in Anti-Bias Education

Outschool supports a diverse and global community of educators, families, and learners.  Read on to learn techniques to build an inclusive classroom and help all learners succeed!

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Basics of Computers and the Internet

Basics of Computers and the Internet

When teaching online it is important to understand what a browser is, network hygiene (e.g. closing tabs), how to troubleshoot internet or browser issues, how to report a site issue to our tech team. In this module, we will gain a deeper understanding of how technology works to improve our teaching practice.

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Outschool 101 for Organization Administrators

Outschool 101 for Organization Administrators

Are you a new administrator for an organization on Outschool or thinking about bringing your organization to the platform? This module will help you to get started and understand the nuances of what Outschool does, how the platform works, and all about our mission.

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Teaching on Outschool: The Dos and Don’ts

Teaching on Outschool: The Dos and Don’ts

In this module, you will learn basic information about Outschool’s vision, mission, and destination for learners. You will dive into the four domains of Planning & Preparation, Classroom Management, Instruction, and Professionalism through exploration to discover best practices, resources, and strategies you can implement to be a successful Outschool educator.

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20 Minute, One-to-One Sessions

20 Minute, One-to-One Sessions

Meet with a Class Quality Specialist for a 20 minute individualized instructional coaching or demo session.

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Class Listing Workshops

Class Listing Workshops

Collaborate with other Outschool educators to build and refine your class listings.

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How to List Your Classes

How to List Your Classes

Now that you've created your first class, learn how to publish it to the site! This unit will cover how to schedule meetings as well as the class approvals process.

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Content Specific Workshops

Content Specific Workshops

Connect with other teachers in your content area of expertise!

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Outschool Veteran Teachers Improving Together

Outschool Veteran Teachers Improving Together

This class is for those teachers who have at least six months of teaching experience on Outschool joining together to improve their craft.

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Connecting with Other Rookie Teachers

Connecting with Other Rookie Teachers

An opportunity for teachers who have taught a few classes to connect with others on the platform and improve.

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Outschool Educator Book Club

Outschool Educator Book Club

Join in each month to discuss a book with fellow educators who have been approved to teach on Outschool!

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2021 Virtual Educator Conference

2021 Virtual Educator Conference

Outschool educators bring with them a wide array of expertise areas that they share with learners around the world. With the Outschool Educator Ed-Venture, we look forward to collaborating, growing, and learning alongside each of you.

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Community Events for Teachers

Community Events for Teachers

Connect with other teachers and the Outschool community at events centered around topics that matter to you!

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Being an E-seller on Outschool

Being an E-seller on Outschool

What does it mean to be an educator on Outschool? In this module you can learn all about how to manage your online teaching business. Whether you are looking for insight on creating, payments, or communication, this module will provide you with the insight you need.

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Using the Outschool Classroom

Using the Outschool Classroom

Whether you have taught online for some time or you are new to the virtual classroom, we’re here to help you provide an excellent online classroom experience!

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Interactive Tools for Distance Learning

Interactive Tools for Distance Learning

In this module, educators will discover what interactive tools are, why they are important, and how they can be implemented to make your teaching EPIC. Educators will explore resources and strategies aligned to each component of the EPIC framework for consideration of implementation.

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Distance Learning Instructional Strategies

Distance Learning Instructional Strategies

 In this module, you will learn how to get started with online instruction, review the basics of Zoom navigation and engagement tools, participate in distance learning strategies, and explore resources to support instruction.

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Introduction, Overview, and Instruction in Anti-Bias Education

Introduction, Overview, and Instruction in Anti-Bias Education

Outschool supports a diverse and global community of educators, families, and learners.  Read on to learn techniques to build an inclusive classroom and help all learners succeed! 

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Safety and Privacy on Outschool for Organization Administrators

Safety and Privacy on Outschool for Organization Administrators

Safety and privacy are our number one priority. This unit will cover best practices for learner safety on Outschool.

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Safety and Privacy on Outschool for Organization Teachers

Safety and Privacy on Outschool for Organization Teachers

Safety and privacy are our number one priority. This unit will cover best practices for learner safety on Outschool.

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Class Content Policies for Organizations

Class Content Policies for Organizations

Learn more about Outschool’s class content policies before you list your first class.

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Safety and Privacy on Outschool

Safety and Privacy on Outschool

As a teacher, you are responsible for maintaining a safe classroom environment.  This unit will cover best practices for preventing and responding to safety concerns.

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Class Content Policies

Class Content Policies

Learn more about Outschool’s class content policies before you list your first class. This module will provide important foundational information to help you get started.

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Classroom Management

Classroom Management

Successful classroom management can make for a better learning experience for all learners, and a better teaching experience for you!  In this module, you'll learn what classroom management is, what it looks like, why it is important, and strategies that you can use in your Outschool classes.

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Introduction to the EPIC Framework

Introduction to the EPIC Framework

Educators on Outschool are empowering, passion-driven, intentional, and connected. This module will help you to see all of the ways that you can embrace these traits to level up your teaching on Outschool.

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Getting to Know the Outschool Market

Getting to Know the Outschool Market

Complete this module to learn more about the families that use Outschool including where they live, what they are looking for, and how they use Outschool classes to further their learner’s education journey.  Educators will learn about different schooling philosophies, how to support international learners, and how to plan for seasonality in your Outschool business.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in the Online Classroom

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in the Online Classroom

Diversity, equity, and inclusion - sometimes referred to as DEI - are crucial to a psychologically and emotionally safe learning experience for all learners.  In this module, you will learn about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and how it applies in your classes.  You will learn how to create a more inclusive classroom and how to handle tough topics in class discussions.

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Account Set-Up for Organization Administrators

Account Set-Up for Organization Administrators

This module will walk you through the set-up of your organization's account on Outschool.

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Understanding your Educators Stats Page

Understanding your Educators Stats Page

In this module, you will learn how to access and interpret the data provided in your Outschool dashboard.  You will learn where to find your data, what it means, and what to do about it.  Start the module to become a stats-master and level up your Outschool teaching business!

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Building your Outschool business

Building your Outschool business

Join a cohort of educators who are building the foundations of their online teaching business. Together you will learn about how the Outschool marketplace differs from other platforms, gain insight into the data that can be used to drive business-building, and best practices for creating a strong initial presence.

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Education and Child Development

Education and Child Development

This course will give teachers information about what child development is and how understanding different developmental milestones can help you be more successful teaching the students in your class.

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Your Educator Profile

Your Educator Profile

In this module, you will learn about the public-facing components of this page, some best practices for creating this important component of your education business, and information about the private information within the profile.

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Your Outschool Income

Your Outschool Income

Many teachers rely on Outschool for all or part of their income.  Read on for tips about pricing your classes, earning on Outschool, and managing your Outschool income as part of your teaching business.

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The Differentiated Online Classroom

The Differentiated Online Classroom

In this module, you will learn what differentiation is, why it is important, and techniques you can use to implement it effectively in your Outschool classes.

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Where does the 30% go?

Where does the 30% go?

Outschool retains a 30% fee from each enrollment in your classes. This means that we only succeed when you succeed, and our interests are aligned!  It's important to us to maintain transparency; read on to learn more about how we use these fees.  In this module, you will learn where these funds go, how they are allocated, and how they help us help you to succeed.

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Building Relationships with Learners in the Virtual Classroom

Building Relationships with Learners in the Virtual Classroom

Connecting with your learners, and building opportunities for them to connect with each other, deepens the learning experience for everyone.  In this module, you will learn how to intentionally include opportunities for building relationships throughout a lesson.

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Reviews & Ratings

Reviews & Ratings

Reviews and ratings are an important part of the marketplace.  They help families decide where to enroll their learners, allow families to provide you honest feedback, and provide a powerful tool for you to grow your Outschool business!  Dive into this module to learn more about getting great reviews, what to do about not-so-great reviews, understanding our Authentic Review Policy, and everything in between.

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Supporting Unique Learners

Supporting Unique Learners

Unique learning isn't just about what has traditionally been called special needs or special education.  Every learner brings their own experience, knowledge, needs, and neurobiology to class.  In this module, you will learn about different types of learners you may teach on Outschool and how best to meet their unique learning needs.  Read on for tips on teaching, supporting, and empowering all Outschool learners!

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The 4 Ps of Marketing

The 4 Ps of Marketing

As you build and grow your Outschool teaching business, you will see that marketing is an important component. In this module we will learn about how marketing is not just for big companies; the smaller you are, the more important it is that you have marketing strategies to leverage.

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Online Teaching Tools for Organization Teachers

Online Teaching Tools for Organization Teachers

Learn how to use Outschool's teaching tools to run your classes.

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Building Your Online Teaching Business

Building Your Online Teaching Business

Join a cohort of educators who are building the foundations of their online teaching business. Together you will learn about how the Outschool marketplace differs from other platforms, gain insight into the data that can be used to drive business-building, and best practices for creating a strong initial presence.

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Growing Your Outschool Business

Growing Your Outschool Business

Through asynchronous modules and the opportunity to join a cohort of educators, you will be able to work together to take your already successful online teaching business on Outschool to the next level. Through collaborative learning, you will be able to gain deeper insights and understandings around marketing, focus on building enrollments and scaling your online teaching business.

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Best Practices for Customer Service

Best Practices for Customer Service

As an Outschool educator, you will need to balance your content knowledge with the practices of an entrepreneur. Providing top-notch customer service is a large part of this. Within this module, we will learn more about what customer service is and how to implement best practices of customer service within your Outschool classes.

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Helping Families with Tech Issues

Helping Families with Tech Issues

As online educators, there will be times when your learners or their families will have technology-related questions. Since you are the person that they see regularly, that question may come to you instead of the Outschool support team. In this module, you will learn about some common technology hiccups and how to best handle these types of requests from families.

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Welcome to Outschool

Welcome to Outschool

This introduction to Outschool will provide you with an introduction to Outschool’s CEO and help you understand how Outschool works for teachers, learners, and families.

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Getting to Know the Site

Getting to Know the Site

Embark on a scavenger hunt that will help you get to know the Outschool website. This will allow you to explore key resources, important pages on the website, and learn about how to get support along your teacher journey.

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Standards for Class Listings

Standards for Class Listings

Class listings are an important part of your teaching business. Learn how to create class listings that market your expertise, meet the content policies of Outschool, and stand out in the marketplace.

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