Educator Professional Learning

All professional learning opportunities listed are FREE of charge for educators.

Highlighted Professional Learning Opportunities

GetEducated.com

Top 10 FREE Training Courses for Online Teachers

The Whole Child

Virtual Summit Occurs April 13-24, 2020

Hive Summit Previous Summit Resources Available

Certification Opportunities for Educators

Virtual Spring CUE Conference

Videos of sessions by featured speakers

Content Specific Professional Learning Opportunities

English Language Arts

Jan Burkins & Kim Yaris Workshop, Sessions on Who's Doing the Work? How to Say Less So Readers Can Do More

Goal Setting Conferences

A 7-minute clip modeling how to support students in setting reading goals.

Teachers College

Teachers College Reading & Writing Project video collection providing insights and tips

Teachers Ask Serrevallo

Podcast Teacher Learning Sessions

Read.Write.Think

NCTE helps you energize and inform your teaching

National Writing Project

Resources by teachers to support teachers.

NCTE - National Council of Teachers of English provide resources for virtual instruction

Heinemann Blog

Dedicated to teachers. Great resources for book clubs and more.

Write.Learn.Lead

a collection of readings and resources

Reading Connects Us

Informative blog celebrating the power of literacy.

WriteGuy

FANBOYS, videos, mentor sentences, and the Nerdy Book Club. Become familiar with the Write Guy, Jeff Anderson

Edutopia

George Lucas Educational Foundation encourages innovation around the core learning strategies.

Kelly Gallagher & Penny Kittle Daily Videos

Daily videos hosted by Kelly Gallagher & Penny Kittle! Resources, content, daily supports for the teacher of literacy are discussed in depth, followed by collaborative flipgrid conversations with educators across the nation.

Kelly Gallagher & Penny Kittle share a conversation about notebooks, writing, and life for teachers began during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join their Flipgrid community and respond to this video.

Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle talk about notebooks and consider the thinking teachers are leaving on Flipgrid. Add your thinking or just listen to teachers reflect.

English Language Development

Webinar Recording-Dispelling Misconceptions About English Language Learners: Research-Based Ways to Improve Instruction

Edutopia offers various resources to with ideas on how to serve ELLs

Dual Language

Webinar Recording- Teaching for Biliteracy; Register to access a free recording

VIdeo- Using Así se dice

Video- Using The Dictado

Mathematics

Progression Videos:

Learn how the standards we teach in each grade level are connected and build upon each other.


Student Mindset Course:

Free mindset course. Although this course is for students it is great information for teachers/parents also. This course can be helpful in developing a growth mindset and positive math culture in the classroom or at home.

Build Math Minds Podcast:

Listen to Christina Tondevold talk about varying math pedagogy topics or interviews with teachers about how they are shifting their classrooms to help build students' math habits of mind.

Professional Learning Articles:

Read powerful articles about facilitating math discussion or insight into how we teach math concepts to ensure we create students understanding and conceptual development.

Build Math Minds Best Way to Teach Math

A free online mini-course in teaching mathematics, from Christina Tondevold.

Captured Talks

A variety of great math talk videos featuring Graham Fletcher.

Texas Instruments

Free professional development from Texas Instruments for high school teachers.


History/Social Science

This webinar will help teachers understand the steps to historical inquiry.

HSS Environmental Literacy Compendium webinars created by the Content, Literacy, Inquiry, and Citizenship (CLIC) Project.

This webinar will outline the need for flexible, proactive learning design and guide participants through the UDL backwards planning process.

Science

National Science Teachers Association Library: explore free books for teachers.


California Science Academy: explore online courses tutorials for teaching science.


Lawrence Hall of Science Scientific Argumentation Modules: explore self guided modules designed to build skills in facilitating argumentation in the classroom.


Science Learning in the Outdoors: explore videos, activities, and resources relating to facilitating outdoor learning.


Arts: Visual, Performing, and Media

The Art of Education University

AOEU has created a special free page featuring a wide range of tools and resources for teaching visual arts virtually

CCSESA Arts - Creativity at the Core Modules

Professional learning modules focused on integrating arts learning with multiple other content areas

CDE Resources for Distance Learning

The California Department of Education has gathered a wide range of resources for distance learning in one place

Virtual Arts Teaching and Learning Resources

Compiled by Arts educators from across the state, this living document is continually updated with arts resources

Computer Science

Guide for AP CS Teachers

Code.org created this guide for teaching AP CS during school closures.

Varied PD for Secondary CS

PD including computer skills, web design, python, c#, java, AP CS, and unity.

K-12 CS Teaching Support During COVID-19

Impacts of computing, block-based languages, java

PD for K-5 CS

CodeSpark is now free during COVID-19. PD available. Platform easily transfers to distance learning.

Special Education

Career Technical Education

Association for Career Technical Education

We provide educators with powerful resources, professional development, and information to help them achieve more.

CTE Learn

Professional learning and free resources for CTE Teachers

Advance CTE

Connect to COVID Distant Learning resources for CTE instruction and professional learning.

High Tech High Online Courses

Fill out the form to express interest in online courses including making comic books, PBL online, and more.

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