How to Start Teaching Online and Continue Building Your Teaching Career

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The demand for remote education is increasing, and Swing Education has moved quickly to forge partnerships with other online education companies to bring new teaching opportunities to substitute teachers.  These partnerships will give you the opportunity to start teaching online, bring in income and ensure students continue working toward their academic goals. Even if you’ve never taught online before, you can get started with one of our partners.

Application tip: Prepare to apply by taking time to consider what motivates you to teach online, and what you uniquely bring to the remote classroom. Write in complete sentences, and use proper punctuation, grammar and spelling to ensure your application stands out. 


Outschool is an online marketplace where you can post your own curriculum and teach over live video chat. Outschool is looking for thousands of teachers to offer live online classes for students aged 3-18. Swing Subs can earn a $50 bonus when they post their first class on or before May 15, 2020.

Apply on Outschool 

On Outschool, you’re empowered to teach almost any subject.  Outschool teachers control their class schedule, prices, and curriculum, offering topics in reading, the arts, science and more. Teachers earn approximately $40 per hour, with top teachers earning as much as $10,000 per month. With over 500,000 hours of live classes taught, Outschool is a proven starting point for teachers who are new to teaching online.



Create & Learn is an online teaching platform offering instruction to kids in coding, data science and AI. The Create & Learn curriculum is ready to use, so you can get started teaching in as little as 2 days.  If you’ve previously taught computer science or engineering, you’ll want to check it out. Swing Subs who teach their first class by May 15, 2020 will receive a $50 bonus.

Apply on Create & Learn


Find out more about how to continue developing your career while schools are closed.

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5 Comments on “How to Start Teaching Online and Continue Building Your Teaching Career”

  1. I believe I can bring the same enthusiasm and commitment I bring to the classroom to an online platform. I can create a curriculum based on my experience or from help from friends that are teachers to customize the needs of the particular class I would be teaching. I’m also very familiar with the CSCCS website that describes what the standards are for every grade level and subject. I have a dozen or more resources I can go to for assistance. I just need a little training. I would love to continue teaching while we are at home and online subbing would give that opportunity.

    Maria Diegelman

    1. Hi Maria! Thank you for your comments. We love the enthusiasm.

      Here is a link to free online webinars where you’ll find training on how to adapt to an online environment. We’re also including more resources in our next newsletter going out Thursday, April 30. You’ll want to check those out too.

  2. I am glad you have provided an online opportunity where substitute teachers can learn how to get involved in online learning.

  3. Thank you! This information is very resourceful! This will keep me working during the changes that was imposed upon substitute teachers and the entire educational team. I am very excited about the opportunity to grow in the on line teaching education virtual world even though I have never taught on line before, I know I will be great at it. Therefore, I am thankful to have learned about Swing alternate route for substitute on line opportunity, but I discovered this email late, and I do not think the opportunity is still available to late comers. If there are summer opportunity, I would like to fill participate.

  4. Thank you for the opportunity to help and teach students online. I would welcome the opportunity to help students and parents get through this important need for learning and advancing in education in this challenging and necessary time.

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