Nearpod 101 - Your First Step Towards being a Certified Nearpod Educator

Lecturer iconYim-Teo Tien Hua (Dr)
Course Duration: 7 hours
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11 Jul 2024 - 11 Jul 2024
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06 Aug 2024 - 06 Aug 2024
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Effective learning is interactive and engaging. Nearpod is an instructional platform that integrates and enhances a seamless delivery of training and education, allowing you to combine your existing resources with new interactive tools, creating greater opportunities for collaborative learning. Learn how Nearpod can be incorporated into your own teaching practices to add value to Tech-enabled Blended Learning experiences.

This course provides your first step towards being a Certified Nearpod Educator.


In order to participate fully, you will need a functioning webcam and microphone.  This is a fully online session conducted via ZOOM. Participants can participate in the session from any venue of their convenience with a laptop that is compatible with ZOOM. More details on participating in the session will be send to the confirmed registrants.

What Is The Session About?

Education and training are increasingly taking place in Blended mode with Classroom and online learning. One of the challenges of online learning is that some of the benefits of face-to-face learning, such as interactivity and collaborative learning, could be lost, or play a lesser role in the educational experience.


Nearpod is an online instructional platform designed to enhance Blended Learning (BL) and/or Fully Online Learning (FOL) delivery for both teachers and students. Aimed at increasing engagement, Nearpod provides an array of digital tools to assist in lesson planning, activity creation, and resource management. From the student’s perspective, it also provides opportunities for interactive activities such as quizzes and polls, in addition to a variety of other engaging learning opportunities such as Virtual Field Trips and games customised to specific learning objectives. The platform also integrates seamlessly with other Learning Management Systems (LMSs) such as Canvas and Google Classroom, in addition to Google Drive and Google Slides.


This 7-hour programme focuses on using Nearpod to design a Full Online Learning (FOL) and/or Tech-enabled Blended Learning (BL) Experience with features of Nearpod, covering what the platform can do and the way in which it can be used to enhance interactivity in both FOL and BL situations. It is a 7-hour hands-workshop, giving you the opportunity to gain practical experience of Nearpod, under the guidance of an experienced facilitator who is a certified Nearpod Coach. 


You will learn how to create a fully integrated, tech-enabled Nearpod lesson with other learning resources and existing lesson plan, in order to adapt your existing teaching materials and create an engaging FOL and BL experience. This will be supported by opportunities for both peer and facilitator feedback. By integrating Nearpod with your existing teaching practice, you will be able to create collaborative and interactive learning opportunities for your students, and be equipped to deliver high-quality FOL and BL training which is both engaging and relevant.

Participants will develop a Nearpod Lesson based on their existing lesson plans, that prepares participants with the certification requirements for the next course, Be a Nearpod Certified Educator.

What Does The Session Cover?

Using the key functions and features of Nearpod to integrate Nearpod with an existing lesson plans and learning resources to design effective Full Online and Blended Learning experiences
Integrating other educational tech-tools to provide a seamless experience for your learners with enhanced interactivity in Full Online and Blended Learning experience

Who Is It Suitable For?

  • Adult Education: Individuals involved in leadership, coaching and mentoring, learning facilitation, performance and competency assessment, coaching technology integration, or those involved in consultancy and advisory services relating to business excellence
  • Learning Management: Individuals involved in the management or support of learning in the areas of coaching, consultancy, mentoring, training, and the implementation of learning and development in order to drive business improvement
  • Anyone involved in Training and Adult Education who needs to transition their facilitation skills effectively to a virtual learning environment

Course Funding and Policies


Please proceed to make payment via eNets/credit card (VISA or MasterCard) at the end of the registration process. Kindly note that the system will automatically cancel the registration if full payment has not been successfully processed by 11.59pm (Singapore Time) on the same day of the registration. You will have to reapply for the course, subject to availability of vacancy at the point of your re-registration.

Additional Funding Available, If Applicable

Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset the selected programmes' fees for self-sponsored registrations only.

Please note the submission period for your SFC claim via MySkillsFuture needs to be within 60 days before the course start date (date inclusive). If your course start date is more than 60 days from the date of SFC application, the SSG-SFC portal would reject your application. In this case, you would need to pay the full course fees at the end of your course application.

This course is UTAP funded too!


Request for rescheduling must be submitted to IAL 2 weeks before the commencement of programme. Reschedule requests that come mid-way through training has to be supported by valid reasons; substantiated by references as evidence; such as a doctor's note; or a hospitalization chit.

Please submit your request to reschedule your course at MyIAL. A non-refundable administrative fee of S$54.00 w/GST ($50) applies for the request and the next available slot will be offered


Request for withdrawal from a programme is subjected to review by IAL and the decision is final. IAL reserves the right to request for supporting document(s). A non-refundable administration fee of S$54.00 w/GST ($50) is applicable for withdrawal request. If the withdrawal notice is given less than 2 weeks before the programme start date, the paid fees will not be refunded.

Corporate Run

For dedicated corporate runs with a contract signed with IAL, billing and payment will follow the terms of the signed contract. Otherwise, payment would be expected upon registration.

About The Speaker

Yim-Teo Tien Hua (Dr)

Yim-Teo Tien Hua (Dr)

Specialist Adult Educator - Curriculum Development | Institute for Adult Learning

Dr Yim-Teo Tien Hua specialises in Training and Adult Education and is a certified professional who provides CET-related advice, works on curriculum design and development, and conducts training, coaching, and assessment at various CET institutions.


Dr Yim-Teo has held various senior positions, including Director at the Workforce Development Agency, where she established the WSQ system. She was also the Associate Professor of Management at Nanyang Technological University, the Director of Curriculum Development at Institute of Technical Education, and the Head of Student Affairs and Deputy Head of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department at Singapore Polytechnic. Her research is in Change Management.


Dr Yim-Teo has received various awards for her contributions to the community, including the Certificate of Recognition as the finalist of the Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore Award in 1996, and the Singapore Public Service Medal (PBM) on National Day 2008.

Dr Yim-Teo is a Certified Neapod Coach.

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