I recently came across a fantastic site — Professional Development for Teachers Online from Capella University. There are over 20 different PD courses to choose from, designed to “teach you the foundations of instructional technologies and help you develop these competencies.” I am thoroughly enjoying the Personalized Learning Through Gaming course and have found the module tutorials to be highly informative and professionally presented. A few of the reviews from former students were not so enthusiastic about the way the quiz questions were phrased, but overall there was a lot of positive feedback on this entirely free PD option. Graduate credit is also available from Capella University for $50. Definitely a website to check out: https://www.capella.edu/district-solutions/for-teachers/Capella University Professional Development for Teachers
Taking online courses are convenient and flexible.
Check out the University of Dayton (UD) website https://udayton.edu/education/departments_and_programs/other_programs/nondegreeworkshops/online_workshops.php
UD is offering workshop credit hours in collaboration with Educational Impact (EI) Academy. These are online professional development workshops costing $65 per video. University of Dayton credit can also be purchased.
Educational Impact Academy Video Offerings (pdf) >>
The Greene County Career Center Adult Workforce Division, in collaboration with UD, is offering undergraduate and graduate level online, on-demand, self-paced PD called “Ed2Go.” These are instructor-led 6 week courses and cost $99 per course. UD graduate workshop credit can also be purchased.
The Montgomery County Educational Service Center is offering online video courses in collaboration with with UD. These courses cost $125 each. UD graduate workshop credit can also be purchased.
Access our online course list and description of each course before entering our registration site (pdf) >>
If you have taken any of these online workshops or courses, please consider sending us your rating and overall evaluation of the program.
I just recently learned about free PD to be held at Wright State university over the summer.
Workshops include options such as:
- Connecting a School Garden to Content Standards
- Book in a Day
- Safe Space Ally Development Training
- Proactive Circle Conversations to Promote Social and Academic Development
- Mental Health in the Schools
- Developmentally Appropriate child Guidance: Addressing Disruptive Behavior in the Early Childhood Classroom
- Toward a Psychology of Understanding ADHD
- What’s New in Children’s Picture Books in Content Areas?
- Introduction to Co-Teaching
- Teaching Strategies for Promoting Active Participation in the Classroom
- An Introduction to Project Based Learning
I have not attended PD from this partnership institute before, however as an adjunct instructor at WSU, I have had the opportunities of attending presentations from a couple of the featured professors in the workshops listed above. Based on the quality of the content and delivery I experienced before, in addition to the cost, I highly recommend checking out the offerings:
All of the courses will be held at Millett Hall:
Literacy instruction in early childhood classrooms
I just received the following information about this presentation from an Ohio State University newsletter:
“Join us Friday (6/16) for “Assessing and Predicting Small-Group Literacy Instruction in Early Childhood Classrooms,” presented by Kristin Farley, Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy Graduate Research Associate. Our “Hot Off the Presses” are held 10-11 a.m. at Schoenbaum Family Center at 175 E. 7th Ave. and highlight the latest CCEC research articles in the early childhood education arena. Free parking on 4th Street, Summit Street, Hamlet and 7th Avenue.”
Please check out the registration website. If you have any information about this event or have attended a similar event offered at the Schoenbaum Family Center, please send us your reflections and rating!
Having previously attended and presented at the annual UC STEM Conference, I highly recommend this informative, well-planned event.
The University of Cincinnati (UC) and the Cincinnati STEM Collaborative (GCSC) have a new partnership with Northern Kentucky University – CINSAM (NKU).
Although I have not attended the newly added Industry field trips and kick-off dinner with STEM Initiative Models and Interactive Workshop sessions to be held at NKU, I have had the opportunity to participate in the all day Cincinnati conference.
There are many registration options to select. For a couple years, I was extremely satisfied with the full-day option. $50 includes a garage parking pass (very valuable at UC), breakfast, lunch, up to 4 contact hours, and conference giveaways. One year I even won an amazon gift card during their free giveaways. For a few dollars, the evening option seems well worth the value.
Please review their website. You will be sure to find a number of STEM related workshops at your interest and teaching grade-level.
A $75 non-member fee includes registration for the Pre-K – 12 Professional Development workshops focusing on Engineering. The rate provides you with ASEE membership, a day of PD, curriculum showcase, continental breakfast, and a networking lunch.
The conference website, https://www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/conferences/k12-workshop/2017, highlights the following:
- Results-oriented, interactive, day-long program of professional learning for pre-college teachers
- Wide array of quality sessions for all levels of teaching
- Engaging, fun, hands-on activities for the classroom
- Ways to have students engage in engineering design processes
- Ways to integrate engineering into the classroom
- Increased awareness of engineering careers in today’s world
- Free takeaway materials for your classroom
- Networking and opportunities for future collaboration
- Certificate of completion at the end of the workshop (for continuing education credits)
- Light refreshments
If you have attended an ASEE conference before, please share your thoughts and reflections on its benefits