WestEd supports your efforts to improve the lives of children, youth, and adults. Join us for a variety of online professional development, training, 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
Building Academic Literacy for English Learners
These courses cover teaching young English Learners, designing rigorous learning experiences, and accelerating language development in distance learning environments, respectively.
- Strengthening Early Language & Literacy for English Learners in Grades K–2. Next Session Starts June 2021
- Quality Teaching for English Learners e-Series: A Pedagogy of Promise Course. Next Session Starts May 2021
- Accelerating Writing Development for English LearnersNext Sessions Starts June 2021
Reading Apprenticeship: Helping Students Read Difficult Texts Across Content Areas
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.
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.
Visit our Resources for COVID-19 web page for free resources designed to support educators during the pandemic.