ONLINE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

McREL offers a variety of online courses and events for teachers, principals, and system leaders, from short informative webinars to in-depth PD courses. We also deliver blended PD experiences for our school and district partners, using a combination of onsite training and digital sessions.

We are currently developing more digital courses. Check back often to see new sessions that will spark your professional curiosity and help you flourish.

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Professional Learning Courses

Quality Questioning for Student Learning
$129   |  15 hours of PD content

Learn how to better promote your students’ curiosity and deepen their understanding by asking classroom questions that are matched to their learning needs. Key content includes:

  • Characteristics of Quality Questions
  • Cognitive Demand and Questioning
  • Questions to Support Learning Different Kinds of Knowledge
  • Matching Questions to the Stages of Learning
  • Using Questioning to Support a Community of Learners

This online, self-paced course will take approximately 10-15 hours to complete. Lesson components include videos, presentations, text readings, handouts, surveys, and discussion/reflection questionnaires.

Presenter: Dr. Kris Rouleau
Session focus: Teaching Strategies, Instructional Design
Designed for: Teachers, Instructional Coaches & Mentors

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Learning That Sticks
$129   |  15 hours of PD content

Using insights from research on memory and learning, this course presents a 6-phase model for student learning and shows how to sequence and present lessons in a way that best aligns with what’s happening inside students’ brains when they’re learning and applying new academic content. Key content includes:

  • Basic Science of Memory Formation and Recall
  • 6-Phase Model for Student Learning
  • Lesson Planning Aligned to the 6-Phase Model
  • The Role of Curiosity in Engaging and Deepening Learning

This online, self-paced course will take approximately 10-15 hours to complete. Lesson components include videos, presentations, text readings, handouts, surveys, and discussion/reflection questionnaires.

Presenter: Tonia Gibson
Session focus: Teaching Strategies, Instructional Design
Designed for: Teachers, Instructional Coaches & Mentors

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CITW Facilitator Renewal
for currently authorized workshop facilitators

This online course is a required annual renewal session for school PD facilitators who have been authorized by McREL to deliver our Classroom Instruction That Works workshops in their schools. Completion of this course by October 15, 2020 will extend your authorization to deliver CITW workshops to educator colleagues in your school, district, or service agency area through September 2021.

This self-paced course is only available to currently authorized facilitators. To register or to learn how to become an authorized facilitator, please contact McREL at info@mcrel.org or call 800.858.6830.

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BL Facilitator Renewal
for currently authorized workshop facilitators

This online course is a required annual renewal session for school PD facilitators who have been authorized by McREL to deliver our Balanced Leadership workshops in their schools. Completion of this course by October 15, 2020 will extend your authorization to deliver BL workshops to principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders, and other leadership colleagues in your school, district, or service agency area through September 2021.

This self-paced course is only available to currently authorized facilitators. To register or to learn how to become an authorized facilitator, please contact McREL at info@mcrel.org or call 800.858.6830.

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New courses coming soon

Check back soon for more information and registration links for these courses currently in development:

  • Principal Evaluation – Protocols and Strategies
  • Academic Language Learning for ELL Students
  • Pursuing Greatness – Strategies for Teachers to Improve Instruction

Free Webinars

Building a Curious School

Recording of live webinar held on June 1, 2020

Curiosity is hardwired in all of us, but the longer students stay in school, the less curious they become.  Why is that? Watch this recorded webinar of McREL CEO and author Bryan Goodwin discussing the power of curiosity in education and how schools can rekindle a sense of wonder in teaching and learning that fosters a culture of engagement and deepens learning. Drawing from tips and tools in his newest book, Building a Curious School, Bryan shares key ways educators can use curiosity to spark meaningful classroom conversations and promote empathy, equity, and social-emotional learning.

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Upcoming Webinars

Check back soon for more information and registration links.