Become the online and blended educator your learners need.

Next Cohort runs in Fall, 2022

For more information about district and school group training in Online & Blended IMPACT, contact us here!

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Fall 2021 Cohort At-A-Glance

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions below for more details.

  • Start Date: October 4, 2021
  • End Date: March 15, 2022
  • Location: Online (asynchronous, with synchronous meetings)
  • Live Class Meetings: 5:00-7:30pm PST on the following dates:
    • October 5
    • November 9
    • December 7
    • January 11
    • February 15
    • March 15
  • Cost: No tuition for CA residents ($75 Registration fee required upon acceptance) *Out-of-state applicants will incure a per-unit fee
  • Result: CA State Certificate of Achievement as an Online & Blended Teacher PLUS 15 Quarter Units from Foothill College


Online and Blended IMPACT Program

The Online and Blended IMPACT (Instructors Magnifying Potential and Cultivating Transformation) program is designed for current and pre-service K-14 educators, administrators, TOSA's and trainers. Participants who complete the program will earn 15 quarter units of continuing education over two Foothill College quarters and become California State Certified as an Online and Blended Instructor.

Program Advantages

LOW COST with teacher budgets in mind

SHORT TIME - finish in under 6 months

develop MATERIALS YOU CAN USE right now

SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY of like-minded educators

Address essential questions like...

  • How do I keep students engaged in a virtual setting?
  • How do I maintain my own mental health while supporting so many others?
  • How do I prioritize equity in online education?
  • How do I know which tools and resources to use to meet learning goals?
  • How do I develop a network of supportive peers who can help me on this journey?

Is this program right for you?

  • Are you a current educator working at a school, district, or county office?
  • Are you comfortable and experienced with common technology platforms (ie. Google Workspace, Office 360)?
  • Are you willing to troubleshoot and problem-solve independently?
  • Are you interesting in pursuing online and blended instructional leadership? (Psst... this is a plus!)

NOTE: You must complete an application and you will be notified if you are accepted. Upon acceptance, you will be required to pay a $75 registration fee.

We hope so!

What do our participants say?

Not only was the course content great, but it's a model for how to offer courses.

Frank Silva
Online Education Consultant at Monterey Peninsula College

The community is great. The friendliness and acceptance is great. The safety is great. It's everything I want for my own classroom.

Jennifer Wei
ELA/AVID Teacher at San Mateo Union High School District

This program pushed me.... to try these things and be OK with being uncomfortable and come out on the other end really excited when it worked out well.

Tawiah Burroughs
5th grade Teacher at Berryessa Union School District

Don Curtis

The fact that I will be working within a cohort is one of the reasons why I am taking this course. Collective success! In Oakland, teachers get together in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) every Friday to discuss the week and to plan out lessons and instructional strategies. The PLCs are examples of the benefit of collective wisdom.

Mobile Learning Lab Instructor at Oakland Unified School District

Jessica Valera

I am realizing that it is so important for online teachers (pandemic or otherwise!) to have the opportunity to be online students. I feel like in just under a week this new perspective has already opened up my eyes to the student experience in a greater way than before.

District Instructional Technology Coordinator at San Mateo Union High School District

Take a peek at some of the exceptional work being shared!

Give a Lesson a Design Facelift

When we switched to distance learning my team was committed to continuing our Science and Social Studies content. At first, we put the individual activities into Google Classroom. At the time we thought it made sense. As we went along though, we wanted to make something that was easier to understand and quicker to make. Slide 2 was the original format one of my teammates created. From that, I created the slide 3 template that includes all the content elements. The slide format stays the same so the kids know the expectations and how to complete the activities.

Sarah Williams
Elementary Teacher at Union School District

OBI Final Project all about Implementation


Reading Comprehension has been highlighted as problem among primary students, it has noted to be even harder for students who are learning English as a second language. This is where the importance of vocabulary comes in. The more words students know, the easier it is for students to comprehend what they are reading. [This project targets] students in RSP who are ELL focusing on comprehension and vocabulary from a wide range of ages.

Courtney Hunter-Quevedo
Resource Specialist at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School

Our Instructors

Kas Pereira

Kas is the current Teacher in Residence at the KCI. She is in charge of curriculum development, course management, and instruction. She is also the Director of the KCI’s Makerspace…

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Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai supports educators and leaders as Director of Marketing & Strategy at the Krause Center for Innovation. She has been in education since 2002, and brings her experience in…

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Kim Randall

Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional learning organizations including the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of…

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