Professional Development

Because face-to-face professional development opportunities are not available for the time being and teachers still need PD for this year, the Teacher Quality Institute has compiled a list of online professional development sites that your teachers could implement to finish the PD hours. We included resources for different content areas and different grade levels.
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100 Days of Professional Learning

Webinars from April 1 - October 21 of math instruction- from the National Council of Teachers of Math

ASCD Learn Teach Lead

Free webinars timely, relevant topics like student engagement, classroom technology and instructional strategies

Achieve the Core

Variety of professional learning and webinars with topics for all grade levels

Annenberg Learner

Workshops and courses that can be filtered by subject and grade level

ATLAS- Accomplished Teaching, Learning, and Schools (not a free resource)

ATLAS is a unique, searchable online library of authentic video cases showing National Board Certified Teachers at work in the classroom

Center for Instructional and Behavioral Research in Schools

PBIS modules and Mental heath modules

Differentiated Teaching

Free online PD for teachers-variety of podcasts, webinars, and videos

 Ditch the Textbook

Videos about using technology, pedagogy, and Google. Can download certificates at the end

 Engage NY

NYSED website that provides professional development resources

Idaho Training Clearinghouse

Resources funded by the Idaho State Department of Education-emphasis on Special Education

Iris Center Online Center for Educators

Peabody/Vanderbilt offers PD opportunities for educators. Professional development certificates are available for the IRIS STAR Legacy Modules

Jefferson County Public Schools

PD for both certified and classified staff

Kentucky Association of School Councils

Offers a wide variety of Professional Learning focused on helping schools reach proficiency.

Kentucky Special Education Cooperatives

Modules on Assistive Technology, Autism, Behavior, Due Process, Literacy, Math, Mental Health, Paraprofessionals, Trauma

KET K-12 Professional Development

Self-paced professional learning courses-certificates/EILA credit available

KET Professional Development

Provides opportunities for customized online learning tailored to fit individual schedules and learning styles. Over 300,000 certificates for completion of KET self-paced and facilitated courses have been awarded to Kentucky educators and others

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

On April 1, 2020, NCTM will launch its 100 Days of Professional Learning. NCTM will host free webinars addressing teachers' most pressing needs and featuring speakers who were scheduled to appear at the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting.

PBS Teacher Line

Free self-paced courses 1.5-4 hours- topics include: Instructional Strategies, Leadership, Instructional Technology, Math, Reading and Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and History

PD in Focus from ASCD

Hundreds of hours of videos, and professional learning- 14-day free trail- less than $50 for entire school subscription- Includes certificates for hours of study

Presence Learning

Focus on children with special needs

Professional Learning Bulletin Board

Sponsored by KDE and other education partners- extensive list

Sanford Harmony

Gives teachers the tools to build trust, encourage problem-solving, and establish a positive learning environment


Professional Development courses for Digital Age Classroom- wide range of 21st Century topics- free to teachers who register

Teachers First- OK2Ask

Professional learning, free, live workshops for teachers

Teaching Channel

Video-based PD with camera in classrooms- allows teachers to watch strategies in action- Free membership to teachers

The Danielson Group

Webinars and workshops that focus on the Danielson Framework

The K-12 Internet Resource Center

Independent company that provides a variety of PD topics