Face-to-face Education Programs are Rapidly Becoming a Thing of the Past. Now What?

Blog Post created by avastis Employee on Oct 23, 2020

Jennifer Froehlich, fire & life safety educator from Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department, Michigan displays her virtual learning environment with tools she learned from a recent workshop delivered by Brene Duggins.


Search the term “Virtual Education” on-line, and a never-ending list of news articles, editorials both for and against, and advertisements promoting virtual learning platforms will fill your screen.   As we are still in the throes of COVD-19 restrictions and uncertainty, Fire & Life Safety (FLS) and Public Educators find themselves fast-tracking their conversion of in person activities to virtual options. 


Taking your education programs virtually anywhere is just one of the four expert-developed workshops featured in the 2020  NFPA Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE), virtual conference, taking place Tuesday, October 27th from 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM EST.  This dynamic session will engage and enhance putting digital tools, tips and tricks into participant hands. 


Delivered by Brene Duggins, Fire Prevention Coordinator for the Holly Grove FD, and Media Coordinator of the Oak Grove High School in Davidson County, NC, this session is appropriate for FLS educators, school and community health educators, injury prevention professionals and anyone trying to reach their population in a virtual world. 


Register Today (hint: registration link works best in Chrome/Firefox/Safari) to take part in this and other SOPE workshops: Falls Prevention among Older Adults, Community Risk Assessment, and Hoarding as a Community Issue, as well as participating in Networking Roundtables and dedicated NFPA Resource Center.  All sessions will be recorded and available on demand for registrants so if you have to step away from your computer, you won’t miss a thing.  Join the over 1100 public education professionals who have already registered for this event and step up your virtual education game.


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