Professional Development

Below are opportunities to gather PDP's and college credit while learning more about teaching and learning in the digital environment. [ Be sure to click the drop-down arrows to see all of the courses ]

Individual Learning Plan (ILP): Fill out the ILP for any of the resources that do not already offer PDPs. [Click HERE to make a copy of your own. ]

FREE Professional Development for All Wayland Staff!

EdTechTeam will be offering several one hour sessions every Tuesday beginning July 7 for WTA staff. Recordings will be made available after the sessions for everyone to view.

EdTechTeam Sessions

June 25 & 26: (4 sessions - am & pm sessions)

K-2 Seesaw Overview and Lesson Design (1) June 26

3-12 Google Classroom Overview + Google Meet (2) - June 25, June 26

3-12 Google Classroom Best Practices and Lesson Design (1) - June 25

July on Tuesdays (8 sessions - am & pm sessions)

July 7, 14, 21, 28

3-12 Hyperdocs (2) July 7th, July 14

K-2 Seesaw Overview and Lesson Design (1) July 14

?-12 Create Engaging Lessons for Asynchronous Learning (2) July 7th, July 21st

?-12 Create Engaging Lessons for Synchronous Learning (1) July 28

3-5 GSuite for Little Learners - Grades 3-5 (2) July 21, July 28

August 4, 11, 18, 25 (4 sessions - TBD)

Wayland Workshop - 1 salary credit

Leveraging Best Practices and Technology in Remote Learning

Or, “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Remote Learning”

Learn more about the course

Register for the course

Elementary ST Math Webinar:

1) Watch the video and then complete the form for a certificate.

2) Take a few minutes to explore ST Math and add an hour to your ILP PDP planning document to receive PDPs.

Courses for Credit

1 credit summer courses

  • Blended Learning: An Introduction

  • Creative Tools for the Classroom using your Mac

  • Google Classroom

  • Google Classroom Advanced

  • Integrating Educational Videos into the Curriculum: How to use Videos to Flip Differentiate, Assess and Enhance Teaching and Learning in Your Classroom

  • Leveraging Technology to Create Differentiated Learning Environments

  • Remote Teaching and Distance Learning in the Time of COVID-19

  • Using Google Apps and Web-Based Technology to Support UDL

  • Using Technology to Help Students Demonstrate Understanding: Did They Really Get It? Formative or Summative Assessment

  • Let Me Show You What I Know/Putting Technology into the Hands of Student


One and Two week courses

  • Creating & Designing Digital Experiences for Elementary

  • Creating & Designing Digital Experiences for Middle & High School

  • Creating Effective Hybrid & Blended Learning Environments

  • Advanced G Suite

  • Google Apps for Beginners

  • How to Facilitate Project Based Learning in Remote Environments

  • Rethinking Makerspaces in a Remote Environment

  • Audio & Podcasting for Educators to Support Digital Learning

  • Games, Simulations & Virtual Field Trips

  • Creative Use of Google Slides

  • Designing Assessments for Digital Experiences

  • Utilizing Seesaw to Create & Manage Learning Experiences for Students

The Modern Classrooms Project equips and empowers educators to create blended, self-paced, mastery-based classrooms in which all students truly learn.

  • Free Interactive Essentials Course

  • $299 Mentorship Program

  • Basics of G Suite*

  • Digital Citizenship in the Classroom*

  • The 4 Cs*

  • Google Classroom for Beginners

  • Google Classroom - Intermediate

  • Mini-course: Choose Your Own Adventure with Google Slides

  • Mini-course: Video Creation and Curation

  • Mini-course: Sketchnotes in the Classroom

Graduate credit available

  • Math & GSuite

  • Advanced Spreadsheets

  • Primarily Google

  • Google Drive & Docs

  • Assistive Technology

  • ELL Literacy Strategies

The online courses will provide you with the theory you need to implement UDL but will focus on practical methods for improving daily practice.

    • 36 contact hours, facilitated and self-paced offerings

Vendor Certificates

Teacher Center:

  • Learn the basics of G Suite for Education (13 hrs)

  • Go further with advanced training for G Suite for Education (13 hrs)

  • Chromebook Training (2 hrs)

Skills shop

  • Distance Learning For Educators (2.6 hrs)

  • Fundamentals Training (15.1 hrs)

  • Advanced Training (15.1 hrs)

  • Digital Citizenship & Safety (2.2 hrs)

  • Support ELL's (2.2 hrs)

Teacher Certification Level 1

Teacher Center Training

The Apple Teacher Learning Center has everything teachers need to build a strong foundation for using iPad, Mac, and Apple apps like Pages, Keynote, Numbers, GarageBand, and iMovie in the classroom. Discover more than 120 skill-building lessons that include guided tutorials, ideas on how to apply them, and inspiration on how to go further with each new skill you learn.

  • Create an Apple ID for your login

  • Self-paced

  • Pass the short quiz for each resource collection and earn your badge. Pass all six quizzes for either iPad or Mac to become an Apple Teacher!

Apple Education Learning Series

  • No login required

  • Videos

WPS Remote Learning Resources

Explore the remote learning resources provided by the Wayland Instructional Specialists

[Use the ILP to track your time.]

  • Strategies for Online Learning when School is Closed

  • Google Meet

  • Zoom

  • Google Classroom Intro

  • Seesaw

  • Organizing & Presenting Content

  • Collaborative Discussions

  • Collaborative Whiteboards

  • Formative Assessments

Open the spreadsheet in a new tab to sort the courses listed above by date, format, vendor, or cost.

[click the arrow in the top right corner of spreadsheet]

Summer Online PD Options