McREL’s engaging, in-person professional development sessions for teachers, principals, school leadership teams, and other education leaders will help you advance your professional learning and build your capacity for improving student academic advancement.

Our expert facilitators will inspire and inform your practices, giving you evidence-backed strategies, tools, and resources you can use right away in your own school to engage your students, deepen learning, and accelerate schoolwide improvement and innovation.

You can register as an individual or as a team. For assistance with team registrations and payment by purchase orders, please contact us directly.

If you prefer a blended professional learning experience that combines on-site sessions at your school with synchronous and asynchronous online sessions, we can collaborate with you to design a just-right solution for your team.

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On-Site PD Courses for Teachers, Principals, and Educators

Classroom Instruction That Works®
Oct. 11–12, 2021 | Denver, CO

Join Cheryl Abla—teacher, instructional trainer, coach, and co-author of the best-selling book Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works—for this two-day professional learning session to gain valuable, practical insights, tools, and strategies for better student engagement and deeper learning. You’ll leave with in-depth knowledge of how, when, and why to use nine types of instructional strategies that have the biggest effect on student learning. You’ll also receive a copy of Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works and practice using the tools and activities during the session.

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Instructional Coaching for CITW
Oct. 11–13, 2021 | Denver, CO

In this session for instructional coaches and mentors, you’ll get insights and ideas for how to help teachers in your district use the nine CITW strategies in their classrooms to increase student engagement and learning. During the first two days, you’ll dive deeply into the CITW’s nine categories of instructional strategies along with PD participants from across the country. As a coach, you’ll get additional resources, tips, and insights specific for your role. The third day is reserved just for you, with professional learning and collaboration focused on effective coaching techniques, approaches, and resources.

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Facilitator Training: Classroom Instruction That Works®
Oct. 11–14, 2021 | Denver, CO

If you’re a professional development leader in your school district, you can become trained and authorized by McREL to deliver our CITW workshops to educators within your district. To become an authorized facilitator, attend this four-day session to learn about our CITW PD program and what it takes to effectively facilitate our workshops and provide instructional coaching to your teacher colleagues. Upon successful completion of the session and a quality assurance review, you’ll be authorized by McREL to deliver our CITW workshops in your district, on your own.

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