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11 Professional Development Resources You Didn’t Know About

11 Professional Development Resources You Didn’t Know About

By Whooo’s Reading Blog Team

Professional development helps you become a better teacher, whether you want to learn more about using technology or how to manage the struggling students in your classroom. However, it’s tough to find the best courses, webinars and resources, so we did the work for you.

These websites provide a wide variety of professional development resources that are valuable for every teacher, in every grade and experience level.

Education Week Teacher PD Sourcebook 

Find articles, live chats and job listings in this jam-packed section of the Education Week website. Head straight to their interactive section where you’ll find video tutorials.

Code.org

Do you want to teach your students code, but don’t know how to do it yourself? Sign up for a workshop, designed for U.S. K-5 teachers. All courses are free, and taught by experienced computer science educators.

More: 7 iPad Apps for Students to Learn Coding

Heinemann

Find on-site, off-site and online professional development courses about everything from classroom management to effective guided reading.

Scholastic Professional Development Services

Become better at teaching and promoting literacy in your classroom with these Scholastic learning experiences. Improve upon independent reading practice, non-fiction teaching, differentiated instruction and more.

Eduspire

Head to Eduspire to earn your Digital Learning Instruction Certificate or choose from more than 50 courses, that cover both tech and non-tech topics. Learn how to use Google, game-based learning and coding in the classroom. There are dozens of non-tech topics to choose from as well.

The Creativity Workshop

This interactive, experiential workshop will teach you how to empower your students to be more creative in their everyday learning. Workshops are held around the world, with only a few in the U.S.

More: 7 Ways to Inspire Creativity in the Classroom

EdTech Teacher

Some of the most popular workshops from this organization include The iPad Classroom, The Chromebook Classroom and Creating Innovators, Design Thinking and Maker Spaces.

International Baccalaureate

Choose from classes all over the world and across the country that cover curriculum writing, transdisciplinary learning, managing assessments and more.

Teacher Created Materials

What sets this professional development resource apart from others is the wide variety of learning opportunities it provides. You’ll find resources and courses for math, project-based learning, vocabulary, brain-powered strategies and much more.

More: 20 Websites for Free Reading Worksheeets

School Improvement Network 

Here you’ll find professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators, covering topics such as classroom observation, coaching and mentoring, diversity and equity training and classroom management.

Teacher Vision

This seemingly endless list of resources will keep you busy all year long, including the summer months. There are a variety of resources for very specific areas of education such as Blooms Taxonomy, Autism and Elementary Classroom Survival Tips.

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