The Mariners' Museum and Park will be hosting its annual Teacher Professional Development Workshops this summer. Workshops will be held on June 24-28, 2019 and will focus on the following topics:

    • Age of Exploration
    • From Africa to Abolition: Investigating the Transatlantic Slave Trade
    • Defending the Seas
    • Exploring Primary Sources Through the Ages
    • Finding Science in a History Museum

    Richmond City Public Schools educators are invited to attend these sessions, whether they need to earn recertification points or are perhaps just interested in learning more!

    Please see the flyer here for more information!



    Winter may be here, but we're getting ready for Spring. We're currently admitting for our Spring semester, and you still have time to join us. See our options for Spring 2019 Professional Development courses at the University of Richmond, and get your spot secured now:

    Professional Education

    • EDUC 517U - Foundations of Education
    • EDUC 573U - Trauma Informed Practices in Schools (Hybrid)

    Gifted Education

    • EDUC 561U - Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity (Online)
    • EDUC 555U - Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education (Hybrid)
    • EDUC 570U - Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers (Hybrid/Colonial Heights)

    Special Education

    • EDUC 565U - Foundations and Legal Aspects of SPED

    Visit us online for more details. Our courses make sense for busy working professionals because our online, classroom, and hybrid options let you take a class when it's convenient for you. And three-credit classes are offered at the special discounted rate of just $800 per class.


    Click here to view all courses from The Heritage Institute. 

    Courses include:

    Visual Learning in the Classroom

    Health Curriculums for K-12 Educators

    The Math in Our Lives

    Google Drive Across the Curriculum

    Web 2.0: Powering Up With the Latest Technology



    VASCL (formerly VSUP) 2018-19 PD Offerings (Updated 12/18)

    The January 30 workshop, Desmos: Calculator + Instructional Tool (Grades 3-12), is already FULL! However, we have scheduled a SECOND SESSION of the EXACT SAME Workshop:

    Desmos: Calculator + Instructional Tool (Grades 3-12) *Thursday, February 28, 2019*

    This highly-interactive workshop features five presenters who will offer participants a variety of Break-Out sessions so they can explore at their own individual comfort level how to integrate this game-changing interactive tool into their instruction.

    Dr. Steve Constantino’s workshop which is focused on how engaging families will help close equity and achievement  gaps and improve learning outcomes for all students, especially those who have traditionally struggled in school. Here is the link to register for the Family Engagement Workshop on Wednesday, February 27, 2019: Engage Every Family: Every Student Learns (Grades K-12)

    Dr. Kateri Thunder and Alisha Demchak are leading a conference this spring focused on how the Workshop Model can support student assessment and goal setting. Participants will explore strategies to select and match tasks to students, as well as examine the steps necessary to make intentional decisions in differentiating the content, process, and product, based on student goals. Here is the link to register for the Workshop Model Conference on Tuesday, March 19, 2019: Differentiation in the Workshop Model: Matching Tasks to Students (Grades PreK-5)



    2018 Code VA Training Opportunities

    In 2016, the Virginia legislature passed a law making Virginia first state in the country to include computer science as a mandatory part of curriculum of all public schools. CodeVA offers free trainings for teachers and districts to prepare to implement the new computer science SOLs. CodeVA cannot cover travel costs, but some trainings include teacher stipends.


      JT Workforce Alliance

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    Longwood University offers excellent, affordable professional development opportunities to educators.  Professional and Continuing Education's new webpage is: Longwood offers fully online courses for provisional licensure ($825.00 for 3 credits), an excellent educational leadership endorsement initiative, non-credit classes for recertification points ($99.00), and several workshops and events available this summer.


    Drexel U

    Earn Your Ed.D. Online from Drexel University

    Drexel University's online Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management equips ambitious administrators and instructional experts with advanced management competencies for a broad range of learning environments.  This elite program is designed for academic professional who seek to make an impactful difference in the future of universities, colleges and lifelong learning institutions.

    Visit Drexel Online for more information.

    Virginia Union University-School of Education

    VUU   VUU

    WEEKEND COLLEGE is proud to announce its Continuing Education Program in Teacher Licensure.
    This innovative program is designed to help provisionally licensed teachers obtain full licensure in their chosen field.

      Virginia Union University - Weekend College

    The program offers weekend scheduled classes in three educational tracks:

    Elementary Education
    Secondary Education
    Special Education

     VCI Office of Continuing and Professional Education

    Take the next step by exploring all that the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education (OCPE) has to offer, whether for professional or personal development.

    Registration is open. Explore a complete listing of Upcoming Courses. Noncredit courses are open to all learners, and registration may be done through our online registration system or by using a noncredit registration form. Registration for credit-bearing courses is open to all qualifying students.

    UVA Wise





    Recertification & Licensure Courses @ UVA-Wise

    The Center for Teaching Excellence at UVA WISE is pleased to offer online continuing education and professional development coursework to teachers as well as online licensure coursework to provisionally licensed teachers at a significantly reduced tuition rate to the K -12 educators.


    POP PD Online Workshops
    In addition to our online licensure and recertification credit bearing courses, we have launched a series of online 5 - hour workshops that teachers may take to earn five recertification points. The workshops cost only $39 each and may be taken anytime. Teachers receive a certificate after completing the workshop. You may find additional information about the new workshop series on our POP PD website.

     Professional Development Courses® from University of La Verne


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     Transformative Teaching with George Mason University


    The Transformative Teaching program offers a 30-credit master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Transformative Teaching. The Transformative Teaching concentration is designed for experienced teachers who want to increase their impact in the classroom and beyond.  Transformative teaching is a multi-layered practice grounded in democratic leadership. It is the practice of protecting all and fostering equitable treatment, often through activism or negotiation with the school system. This form of transformative leadership relies on emotional intelligence and is cultivated through mindfulness, hope, and compassion. Please listen to the pre-recorded information session for more information. 

     University of Phoenix Provisional to Professional Courses


    University of Phoenix offers courses that are both aligned with the requirements for obtaining a teaching certification and also wrap up by early June. Please see the Provisional to Professional Course Listing for more information.