Professional Development Courses for Educators
Below you will find a collection of Professional Learning opportunities that focus on inquiry-based teaching and learning, learner agency and other strategies that promote quality teaching and learning. Please note that in most cases there is a fee*required to register for these courses.
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Chapters International is a global provider of certified customized workshops, in-school training, consulting services and online workshops for professional development of educators worldwide.
Kath’s professional development offerings are diverse. They range from intensive, ongoing partnerships with schools through to one-day workshops for beginning or experienced inquiry teachers. She is a popular keynote speaker and conference presenter. Whether in her home town of Melbourne or on the other side of the world, working with a team or speaking to a packed auditorium Kath’s style is refreshingly practical, inclusive and always connected to the real world of teaching.
At Toddle, we believe that real impact in education can only be achieved by helping schools around the world improve. Our goal is to usher in a new era in education by creating products and services that help teaching teams deliver the most meaningful learning experiences to students.
Are you a leader looking to support your team with goal setting?
Are you a teacher looking to grow your practice?
To make the goal-setting process easier and more effective, Toddle have developed a simplified teacher goal-setting template grounded in the Approaches to Teaching (ATT). Their 4 step goal-setting process will familiarize teachers with the ATT and lead them through an entire year of goal-setting.
By working together and using the right tools, teachers and leaders can create a culture of continuous improvement, where everyone is committed to achieving their goals and making a positive impact on student learning.
An editable goal-setting template with an overview of all 5 Approaches to Teaching with example goal areas
A year long process for feedback and reflection
Guidance for leaders on observations and providing feedback
Here you will find flexible online 2 to 3 hour mini workshops and 6-week regular workshops that are affordable, require no travel, and even allow you to purchase graduate level professional development credits from Brandman University.
If this sounds interesting, you can sign up to get emailed when workshops open for registration by clicking here.
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With a school or organisation subscription to EC Premium your entire staff can access online professional learning content and courses from the best K-12 providers and thought-leaders, including Kath Murdoch, from their comfort of their own device.
A school subscription to EC Premium supports you to:
Differentiate Professional Learning (PL) to meet the needs of ALL of your staff.
Give your team access to thousands of K-12 PL courses and resources.
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Foster quick learning rather than waiting months for PL courses or events.
Reduce release time due to travel for PL workshops.
Keep a record of staff learning in support of annual requirements.
Innovative Global Education works with schools to bring about inquiry-based pedagogical shifts in teaching and learning.
A key focus of their work is the development of conceptual units of learning and organizing curriculum into conceptual frameworks.
Listed here are a variety of Reggio Emilia/Early Childhood related workshops. Note that only workshops listed with a green price point are available.
These free IB PYP resources from the IBO provide support and understanding about key characteristics of the Primary Year's Programme (PYP).
TeacherThought designs and delivers professional learning that helps teachers plan and improve instruction, includes hands-on strategies, is highly interactive, is sustained over time, and recognizes that educators are professionals with valuable insights.
These One-Minute PD videos are produced by A. J. Juliani. Check out his Instagram account (learningwithaj) to view more videos like the ones below.
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The 5 Minute Formative Assessment is way better than a test.
The G.R.I.T. Rubric - how to assess the learning, not just the final product.
Learning that is desired (not just required) makes for the most engaging experience.
Making the shift from compliance to engagement to empowerment.
Our job is not to prepare children for something, our job is to help children learn to prepare themselves for anything.
I made so many mistakes as a new teacher, but this one led me down the path of inquiry and choice thankfully!
Here’s what is wrong with a lot of personalized and online courses/programs. Do you agree?
When we are leading learning, one major key to attention and retention is feedback. Here’s why...
This is the first in a series of four free 90-minute workshops, hosted by the Rathfern Teacher Research Network, to be held throughout 2021.
1. Self-regulated learning
Dr James Mannion is the Director of Rethinking Education, and the host of the Rethinking Education podcast. See https://rethinking-ed.org for details.
Also Check out: The Science of Learning and the Brain Podcast - The Backward Podcast.
The Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections hoisted by Annenburg Learning is a free self-contained distance-learning course. The course for K-12 educators acquaints teachers with current neuroscience research that they can apply in their own classrooms. It consists of 42 video modules of varying lengths, course guide, online text and website. It would make a perfect PLC project.