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Register for Fall and Winter 2020/2021 Online Professional Development, Training, and Support

Fall Winter Professional Development

WestEd supports your efforts to improve the lives of children, youth, and adults. Join us for a variety of online professional development, trainings, and support that fit your team’s changing schedules and learning environments.

Our virtual offerings:

  • Deliver timely, evidence-based guidance
  • Build leadership capacity
  • Strengthen teacher expertise
  • Connect you with a national network of professional peers

Early Childhood Development and Learning

Program for Infant/Toddler Care Trainer Institute, October 2020-March 2021

The Program for Infant/Toddler Care 2020 Trainer Institutes provide training for educators, program managers, and other professionals responsible for supervising and training infant/toddler care teachers. Learn more.

English Learners

Building Academic Literacy for English Learners

Register for new online learning designed to support educators in increasing the academic literacy of students who are English Learners. These courses cover teaching young children, designing rigorous learning experiences, and accelerating language development in distance learning environments, respectively.


Reading Apprenticeship: Helping Students Read Difficult Texts Across Content Areas, January 2021

Now, more than ever, students are navigating complex reading tasks in complex learning environments. Learn new ways to support learning and collaboration in all subject areas using the Reading Apprenticeship instructional model.

Randomized controlled studies have shown that students whose teachers participated in Reading Apprenticeship professional development made statistically significant gains in reading comprehension and/or subject area achievement on standardized tests. Register for online professional learning today.

Science and Mathematics

Making Sense of SCIENCE Distance Learning

Distance learning is a valid way to learn, and like all types of learning, has benefits and limitations. Making Sense of SCIENCE (MSS) believes educators need high-quality, authentic experiences in the distance environment as learners to succeed in it as teachers. MSS’s remote work embraces the same approach as their in-person work. The initiative leverages prior knowledge, keeps the content relevant, boosts teacher agency, and promotes collaboration. Check out professional learning opportunities designed to optimize distance teaching and learning.

Free Math Learning Continuity Workshop for Educator Teams, October 2020

Join us for a no-cost workshop designed to help educators leverage existing school resources to identify the gaps between their current reality and their ideal vision for students’ engagement with teachers, classmates, and math tasks. Learn more.

Carnegie Math Pathways: Statway and Quantway Courses

Just like the in-person Statway and Quantway courses, Carnegie Math Pathways’ online classes promote active, collaborative learning. Take a tour and sign up today to empower all students to reach their college and career goals by transforming their mathematics learning experience.

Special Education

English Learners with Disabilities Virtual Summit Series, January & February 2021

This three-week online series is designed to help educators support English learners with disabilities. Participants will gain an understanding of how to implement evidence-based instructional strategies using supportive frameworks appropriate for remote and site-based learning environments. Drawing on WestEd’s longstanding expertise in this interdisciplinary area of work, participants will learn how to apply knowledge and skills needed to improve student outcomes. Learn more.

Visit our Resources for COVID-19 web page for free resources designed to support educators during the pandemic.

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Professional Development


Fall & Winter 2020-2021






Administrators, Early Childhood Professionals, Coaches, School and District Leaders, Teacher Educators, Researchers, Teachers