May 16, 2024

Free Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers

In the realm of education, the pursuit of continuous growth and development is paramount. As we celebrate the dedication and impact of educators, Aequor would also like to spotlight the many free professional development resources available to teachers. Join us as we explore free teacher professional development resources and discover how it’s shaping the future of education.

Online Platforms

Coursera: Partnering with leading universities and organizations worldwide, Coursera provides free online courses on topics ranging from curriculum development to educational technology.

Learner’s Edge Teaching Channel: Learner’s Edge Teaching Channel offers recorded courses and webinars on a variety of education topics just for teachers. Topics range from tips to start off the school year, to how to improve school culture and more.

edX: Similar to Coursera, edX offers free courses from prestigious institutions such as Harvard University and MIT. Educators can explore subjects like differentiated instruction, assessment strategies, and inclusive teaching practices.

SciLearn: SciLearn offers a range of resources focused on neuroscience-based learning solutions. Educators can access webinars, research articles, and practical tips to enhance student learning outcomes, particularly in areas like literacy and language development.

PBS TeacherLine: PBS TeacherLine provides a diverse array of free online courses designed to support teachers at all stages of their careers. From classroom management strategies to integrating media into lessons, educators can explore topics aligned with their professional development goals.

Webinars and Workshops

Educational Webinars: Organizations like the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) regularly host free webinars on various educational topics. These live and recorded sessions often feature renowned educators and experts sharing insights and strategies.

ASCD Webinars: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) offers a series of free webinars featuring leading experts in education. Topics cover a wide range of subjects, including instructional leadership, equity in education, and social-emotional learning.

SimpleK12 Webinars: SimpleK12 hosts free webinars covering practical strategies and tools for educators. Whether it’s integrating technology effectively or addressing diverse learning needs, teachers can gain valuable insights to enhance their teaching practices. Special Education Webinars: Education Week organizes webinars specifically focused on special education topics. These webinars provide educators with evidence-based strategies, and best practices for supporting students with diverse learning needs.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER Commons: OER Commons is a digital library of open educational resources, including lesson plans, teaching materials, and interactive activities. Educators can browse resources by subject, grade level, and standards alignment, facilitating personalized professional development.

CK-12 Foundation: CK-12 provides free digital textbooks, simulations, and multimedia resources across various subjects. Teachers can customize content to meet the needs of their students and explore innovative teaching strategies.

As we express appreciation for the tireless efforts of teachers, let us also celebrate the accessibility of these tools that empower them to thrive in their profession. Aequor thanks teachers for the commitment to build a brighter future for education.

If you are looking for a position for next school year that offers a better work life balance, know that Aequor’s team of Education Recruiters have your back! Our family of recruiters is ready and waiting to serve you with Aequor’s personal touch. Connect with a recruiter and search our open positions by visiting the Aequor Talent Portal today!

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