Best Practice Strategies in Under an Hour
What's a PD Byte™? It's a small "byte" of practical professional learning that can be completed in a prep period, at home, or in a PLC meeting. These 45-60 minute self-paced online courses introduce a single best practice classroom strategy, offer a downloadable resource/template, and guide teachers through trying it in their own classroom. Ideal for squeezing PD into tight teaching schedules and ever-shrinking budgets, each PD Byte is equivalent to a 1-hour professional learning credit.
How to Run Math Circuit Training
Investigate math circuit training, learn to set up scaffolded stations, and get a template for building your own math circuit cards
How to Make Co-Teaching Work
Examine the role of the co-teacher, practice collaboration strategies, and get a blueprint for building a unified learning space
How to Conduct Strategic Monitoring
Compare formative assessment with strategic monitoring, review data gathering strategies, and practice making in-class micro-adjustments
How to Structure ELA Training Circuits
Investigate ELA circuit training, learn to set up scaffolded stations, and get a template for building your own ELA circuit cards
How to Build a Learning Menu
Explore tiering lessons via learning
menus (aka choice boards), reflect on
student needs, and get sample learning
menus with an easy-build template
How to Turn Facts Into Problems
Examine presenting facts via real-world
connections, explore strategies for
connecting with students, and get a
tool for creating solvable problems
How to Trigger Student Questions
Investigate the use of student questions, learn to craft statements that trigger students to ask them, and get a tool for creating content-aligned SQPL statements
How to Involve a Student Audience
Explore turning “audience” time into an academic exercise, learn strategies for involving students, and get tools for changing audience members into active listeners
Personalize PD One Credit-Hour at a Time
$10 per Seat
Each PD Byte guides participants through a best practice teaching strategy, supplies a practical classroom resource, and a delivers a real-time certificate for 1-hour of professional learning for just $10.
Seat Block Discounts
Provide teachers with a suite of PD offerings by purchasing a block of seats to multiple PD Bytes or send your entire staff through a single PD Byte at a discounted rate. Rates as low as $5 per teacher.
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