“Loved how informational the PD was, and how engaging the trainer was. I learned how to access all of the different graphic organizers and how to use the lessons in a more productive way.”
Brittany, Capistrano Unified School District, CA

Providing your faculty and staff with quality professional development takes so much time, energy, and resources that you can’t afford to waste them on training that doesn’t meet your needs.

Studies Weekly partners with you to offer customized professional development for your teachers and administrators because ALL educators deserve equitable access to effective and ongoing training. With in-person and online training options, you can help everyone at your school get the most out of your Studies Weekly curriculum.

Why is Professional Development Important for Teachers?
According to Edutopia, “an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement.” The better you train your teachers, the more you help your students.

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What Professional Development Opportunities Does Studies Weekly Offer?

Customized PD Training

Many factors determine your school or district’s needs, including location, demographics, and state standards. Studies Weekly partners with you to provide customized professional development for teachers and administrators by building relationships that allow us to listen and understand how to best meet your needs.

Each training session meets teachers or administrators where they are at and shows them how to increase their effectiveness. PD sessions can be customized to fit your school or district’s needs by:

    • Content area
    • Grade level
    • Instructional focus
    • Mode of delivery
    • Audience
    • Learning Outcomes


Customized PD Training Options:

    • Onboarding
      This introductory-level session provides new Studies Weekly educators initial training and a guided tour of our print and online publications so teachers can start the new year off strong. (This session is a prerequisite for intermediate or advanced sessions.)
    • Instructional Modeling
      Teachers get to experience, unpack, and apply ways to use our print and online publications in this engaging, hands-on intermediate/advanced-level session.
    • Train the Trainer
      With this intermediate/advanced-level session, teacher leaders learn how to coach the rest of your faculty on using Studies Weekly resources so teachers can build their capacity to improve their instructional skills.
    • Curriculum Coaching
      Administrators and curriculum teams receive extra support on aligning Studies Weekly publications with local curriculum and sustained implementation.

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Free Online Teacher Professional Development with Certificates

    • Onboarding Webinar – Explore your new Studies Weekly Online account through a guided tour of print and online publications.
    • What’s New Webinar – See new product updates, strategies, lesson ideas, and customer-use opportunities.
    • Well-Being Webinar – Teachers learn different life skills they can integrate into their teaching.
    • Thought Leadership Webinar – Explore educational innovations, initiatives, frameworks, and strategies to lead your classroom, campus, and district with Studies Weekly.

Teachers also have access to On-Demand Resources through their Studies Weekly Online account. Under the PD tab, they can choose from three categories:

    1. How to Use Studies Weekly – Teachers can find tutorial articles and videos that explain Studies Weekly Online features.
    2. Instructional Strategies – Teachers learn different instructional strategies and find graphic organizers they can print for their students.
    3. Student Artifacts – Teachers see examples of artifacts (crafts) students can make to solidify class content.

Studies Weekly Online Professional Development

Other PD Opportunities for Teachers

All customers can register for webinars, face-to-face training, and regional events. Contracted customers qualify for other PD opportunities, including up to five days of training plus webinar sessions, curriculum coaching, and implementation planning.

Teacher Advocate

Debbie Bagley, Studies Weekly Teacher AdvocateQualified customers can also schedule one-on-one or group consultations with Studies Weekly’s teacher advocate, Debbie Bagley. Debbie will meet with your teachers to provide extra instructional support, whether that includes bouncing off ideas or modeling instruction. With her 15 years of experience and thorough knowledge of Studies Weekly, she is a valuable asset for teachers.

Studies Weekly Professional Development Page

How to Sign Up for Studies Weekly Professional Development

Ready to get started? Go to our website and fill out the form on the PD page. Your regional manager and curriculum coordinator will schedule a time to meet with you to discuss your options and offer the best solutions to support your success.

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