Professional Development

​​University of Phoenix:  Free online education courses can help you optimize your classroom and engage students!  Many of you have reached out to us asking for resources that can help you minimize disruptions to education during this unprecedented time.  In response, we’re offering you free online courses from our Continuing Teacher Education (CTE) collection. These courses, handpicked by our staff, can help you transition smoothly from in-person to online learning during the COVID-19 crisis.   Enroll here .  ​​University of Phoenix Provost Dr. John Woods also has these tips to share: Watch video.

Enroll in these technology courses for free during April and May:

  • ONL/507             Digital Citizenship for Educators
  • TECH/510           Using Apps in the Classroom
  • TECH/511           Using Google Tools in the Classroom
  • TECH/519           Using Social Media in the Classroom
  • TECH/520           Multimedia for Educators
  • TECH/522           Technology Integration for Educators
  • TECH/524           Technology Survival for Educators
  • TECH/525           Becoming a Connected Educator


  • ​​  ODE Learning Management System:  many free relatable courses  available.  New courses on Culturally Responsive Practices. FIP modules are always a good refresher.  For PBIS support there is a 2 hour course.
  •   In addition SSTR5 literacy page has a strong listing of webinars and podcasts.
  •  provides flexible, collaborative professional development through INFOhio Campus with viable options for credit to train educators on how to use our resources and tools and integrate them into instruction.
  • OLAC modules and podcasts. 20+ online learning modules designed to expand your knowledge and understanding on various topics.  Many of the materials have been updated including gifted education modules and a module on coaching, instruction, and teams using data wisely.
  • The Writing Revolution You have to sign up for a log in, but it is very easy to do.  They are releasing 30 minute webinars every week. These are appropriate for all grade levels and all content areas.
  • Ocali provides a wide variety of learning opportunities for our adult learners.  They span a variety of topics such as behavior interventionsexecutive functioningAutism Internet Modules and more. There is also a family resource page.
  • Leadership in Action. Good for administrators. Community Online Academies (COAs) are virtual full days of learning/development and health/wellness for kids and adults – taught by the highest quality teachers, instructors, speakers, from our community.  Attendees can dial into as many or as few sessions as they like 
  • Iris Centeran online resource for paraprofessionals as well as teachers and administrators alike. Topics range from accommodations to transitions and many things inbetween!  They have modules that can be completed independently or as a group.    Supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs and located at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, the IRIS (Innovative Resources for Instructional Success) Center develops and disseminates free, engaging online resources about evidence-based instructional and behavioral practices to support the education of all students, particularly struggling learners and those with disabilities. These resources, designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap, are intended for use in college teacher preparation programs, in professional development (PD) activities for practicing professionals, and by independent learners​:  ​Behavior and Classroom Managemen​t, ​IEPs​, ​Diversity​, ​Accommodations​, ​School Improvement/Leadership​, ​MTSS/RTI​, ​Assessmen​t, ​Learning Strategies​.​